A small puppy yawns from the warmth inside the jacket of Sgt Richard Eney of Baltimore, MD. Eney, a member of the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division operating in the vicinity of Hue, is bundled up against the cold and drizzly weather. He bought the pup from a villager in the area and intends to take him along on his tour of duty of Vietnam.
(AP Wirephoto; April 2, 1968)
Looking as if they were scudding over grass except for a telltale ridge of spray, American paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division rode a flat-bottomed boat through a swampy area about 10 miles northwest of Saigon. They were searching for Viet-Cong soldiers. (A.P. wirephoto, October 5, 1969)
Thanks to CPL Richard Armocido (artilleryman in photo above & below) for this!
Richard Armocido at Fire Support Base All-American with the 2/321st Artilleriy’s 200,000th round to be fired from base piece #3. “Took 3 days to polish that.”
Paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division, operating north of Saigon, shout assent as their platoon leader asks “Are you ready to go home?”
To quote General Bolling: “so the enemy would know exactly who was fighting them!”