A South Vietnamese tank loaded with troops rumbles past a destroyed hamlet on Highway 22 following fighting in the area about 60 miles northwest of Saigon. Officials said government reinforcements were rushed to Hieu Thien in an effort to retake outposts and villages that fell to the North Vietnamese, March 17, 1975. [Photo by Nick Ut / Associated Press] #history #nam #vietnamwar #1970s
🇻🇳 People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN / NVA) soldier Nguyen Huy Tao (left) and ARVN (South Vietnamese) soldier Bui Trong Nghia at the border of Long Quang village, Trieu Trach commune, Trieu Phong district, Quang Tri province in April 1973 met during a cease fire. They met again in early 2018 at the same site. Photo: Chu Chi Thanh [translated from Vietnamese with google translate] #nam #vietnam #vietnamwar #history #war
🇺🇸 March 1966: The 25th ID joined the Big Red One to defend the north and west Saigon approaches. [Source: Society of the First Infantry Division Facebook page] #army #nam #vietnam #history #tank
MACV-SOG (Military Assistance Command – Studies & Observations Group) . Vietnam War. #1960s #war #history #usa #nam
July 26, 1968. Two 1st Cavalry Division LRP teams, Quang Tri, Vietnam. #nam #army #1stcav #lrrp #guns
US Army Rangers, Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam, 1970. #vietnamwar #nam #guns
🇺🇸 Long Khanh Province, Republic of Vietnam. SP4 R. Richter, 4th Battalion, 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade (l) and Sergeant Daniel E. Spencer ®, with a fallen comrade. Courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration. #usa #nam #usarmy #vietnamwar
🇺🇸 1st Lt. Cyril Richard “Rick” Rescorla in the Ia Drang Valley.
Born in Hayle, Cornwall, United Kingdom, in 1939, Rick had been a paratrooper in the Parachute Regiment of the British Army. He later served with the British South Africa Police and as an inspector of the paramilitary police of Rhodesia, now Zambia, before returning to civilian life as a police officer with the Metropolitan Police Service of London. After he immigrated to the United States, Rick enlisted in the U.S. Army. He graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Dix in 1963, and attended Officers Candidate School and the Basic Airborne Course at the U.S. Army Infantry School at Fort Benning. Second Lt. Rescorla went to Vietnam as an Infantry platoon leader with Company B, 2d Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). As one of the first ground combat units to deploy to Vietnam, his battalion was involved in the November 1965 battles in the Ia Drang Valley.
Although his company was extracted after they had fought at Landing Zone X-Ray, after only a brief rest they were alerted to return to reinforce another unit. No one complained as they marched to the helicopters that that would take them back into the fight. Rescorla remembered that “No one had shaved, but our weapons sparkled. A spectator asked ‘What outfit are you?’ I answered, ‘The Hard Corps of Bravo Company, 2d of the 7th.’ ‘Where are you headed? I answered, ‘To kick ass!’”
Lt. Col. Hal Moore praised Rescorla as “the greatest platoon commander I have ever seen.”
After leaving active duty, Rick remained in the U.S. Army Reserve and retired with the rank of colonel. He was employed as the director of security for the financial services firm Morgan Stanley, located in the World Trade Center, Tower 2 (South Tower), on 9/11/01 where he developed and had his co-workers practice an evacuation plan. When the terrorist attack struck, he led the firm’s employees down the stairwells to safety. Rick Rescorla was last seen on the tenth floor, heading back ups to make sure no one remained behind before the tower collapsed. He was credited with saving the lives of 2,687 people that fateful day. #usa #history #vietnamwar #nam
🔥Zippo Mission, Vietnam War. #war #history #vietnamwar #nam #60s #1960s #usa #america #vintage #zippo
🇺🇸 US Army tunnel rat Melvin Sherrell, KIA in South Vietnam on December 13, 1966. #war #history #vintage #vietnamwar #nam #1960s #60s #1966 #gun #guns #usarmy #army #usa #america