A patrol led by US Army Capt. Robert Bacon, 1964. Photographed by Larry Burrows.


Soldier in Rach Kien, December 1968.

Soldier in Rach Kien, December 1968.


Soldiers of the 458th Sea Tigers and their interpreter. The man seated in the middle has an AK-47.

Soldiers of the 458th Sea Tigers and their interpreter. The man seated in the middle has an AK-47.


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A member of 161 Recce Flight, RAAF, 1971.

A member of 161 Recce Flight, RAAF, 1971.


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US Army Hughes OH-6 Cayuse or “Loach”, 1968

US Army Hughes OH-6 Cayuse or “Loach”, 1968


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A chaplain says mass, 1967.

A chaplain says mass, 1967.


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Australian soldier of the 110 Signal Squadron, 1968.

Australian soldier of the 110 Signal Squadron, 1968.


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tkohl:

Snipers…Vietnam war era at a guess…M14s

Snipers of the 199th LIB.

tkohl:

Snipers…Vietnam war era at a guess…M14s

Snipers of the 199th LIB.


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If you're still taking requests, could you maybe post some stuff about Agent Orange?
Anonymous

I’ve had a number of requests over the past few months to post more information about Agent Orange. I’ll be sure to work some more in when I’m next able to really work on the blog.

In the meantime, here are previous posts about Agent Orange.


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Why is it that when people fight in a war the don't wanna talk about it after several years? My father fought in the gulf war when Iraq invaded Kuwait 1990-1991,he doesn't talk much about what happened. Same goes for my grandfather he fought in the Egypt and Israel conflict back in 1973, he doesn't talk about what happened during the war either. Plus my dream is to join a branch of the military Air Force, special forces, or your basic ordinary soldier, do you think that it is a good idea? Thanks
Anonymous

My apologies in being so late to respond.

I am not a veteran myself, so I cannot speak from personal experience. However I believe the experience is so unique that it can be very hard to talk about with people who did not share the experience. Like many traumatic events (because fighting a war is traumatic to the psyche whether soldiers want to be there or not), people deal with it in many different ways. Some people talk about these experiences while others find it easier to keep it to themselves. And unless choosing to keep it to himself is somehow hurting your father or grandfather, then I think it’s best to respect their decision to keep quiet.

If your dream is to join the military, in any capacity, then I think you should go for it. Best of luck!


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1st battalion 28th infantry, 1st infantry division, Vietnam. My last question said 101st airborne which isn't his unit, my mistake

Sorry for the delay in responding first of all.

Secondly, the unit doesn’t sound familiar off the top of my head regarding resources I already have gathered, but I’ll have a look around and see what I can find.


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US Marine lieutenants outside of Hue.

US Marine lieutenants outside of Hue.