Sunlight breaks through dense foliage around the town of Binh Gia as South Vietnamese troops, joined by U.S. advisers, rest after a cold, damp, and tense night of waiting in an ambush position for a Viet Cong attack that did not come, January 1965
Many nurses were involved in the Vietnam war also, they worked from sun up to sun down and sometimes during the night. There was little time for rest as a nurse, and you had to be strong enough to stand watching people die. In this picture Dorothy Ryan is checking stats on this wounded solidier on a ship off the coast of south Vietnam. If I were there I would ask her how scared she was.
This series by Burrows shows the only USMC ground operation ever conducted in the Mekong Delta, an amphibious assault in Kien Hoa Province by the Special Landing Force and BLT 1/9 in January 1967 and called DECKHOUSE V.
Under sniper fire, a Vietnamese woman carries a child to safety as Marines storm the village of My Son, near Da Nang, searching for Viet Cong insurgents, April 25, 1965. As was typical in such situations, the men of the village had mostly disappeared, and the remaining villagers revealed little when questioned by the Marines