Marine Recon Vietnam | 1st Reconnaissance Battalion 1970 - note that the M16 Triangular hand guards are being secured with green "100 mph tape"- they tended to rattle when they got worn... #VietnamWarMemories

Marine Recon Vietnam | 1st Reconnaissance Battalion 1970 - note that the M16 Triangular hand guards are being secured with green "100 mph tape"- they tended to rattle when they got worn... #VietnamWarMemories

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Navy SEAL history began in 1942 when volunteers for special missions came together and trained in Virginia Beach. These earliest SEAL predecessors distinguished

South Vietnamese General Nguyen Ngoc Loan, chief of the national police, shot a suspected Vietcong officer, Nguyen Van Lem, in the head publicly during the Tet Offensive in February 1968.

South Vietnamese General Nguyen Ngoc Loan, chief of the national police, shot a suspected Vietcong officer, Nguyen Van Lem, in the head publicly during the Tet Offensive in February

Col. Charles Beckwith, Oct 1965 siege of Plei Me Camp

MAJ Charlie Beckwith, at left, CO Detachment Special Forces Group, during October 1965 siege of Plei Me Camp.

NVA

North Vietnamese Army Sappers, the most highly trained soldiers deployed by the communists during the war

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