A LRRP team poses for a picture before being flown out for a patrol, 1968.
A medic of the 22nd Inf. Reg. waiting to ride with supplies to a fire support base, 1967.
A company of the 25th Infantry Division arriving by helicopter to an area that had been sprayed with Agent Orange, Operation Gadsen, 1967.
yunotelme replied to your photo “My father: Sgt. E5 Eugene H. Miracle 2nd Battalion. 26 Marines. 5th…”
5 yrs. Was he a draftee?
I have no idea. That was a submission. Maybe the submitter could shed some light?
A first lieutenant with the 5th Special Forces Group rests in the field, 1968.
My father: Sgt. E5 Eugene H. Miracle
2nd Battalion. 26 Marines. 5th Marine division attached to 3rd Marine Division.
Yrs. in Marine Corps 1964-1968 (Age in: 17 Age out: 22)
Stationed in Da Nang, Vietnam
As far as I know, boot camp was 12-13 just as it is now.
To all those that helped identify the aircraft in this post. I’m working on being able to better identify aircraft and weapons, but it’s a slow process as I’ve got other things going on. I’m glad there are so many of you willing to help me out when I don’t know (or have simply incorrectly tagged something).
Right now the queue is very full, though I’m always open to suggestions/requests/questions. Once the semester is over, I’ll try to work on a few more operations posts (previous ones can be found here).
If anyone would like to see any operations from Vietnam (air, land or sea), please let me know.