Viet Cong artwork, 1967
Published: September 5, 2012
John Olson ©Stars and Stripes
Along the My Tho River, South Vietnam, December, 1967: U.S. and South Vietnamese officers display a captured Viet Cong drawing of an American aircraft in the aftermath of a battle 65 miles southwest of Saigon. A river assault force from the U.S. 9th Infantry Division's 2nd Brigade Riverine Force and the 5th Vietnamese Marine Battalion encountered sniper fire while steaming up the My Tho, setting off a day-long battle that ended with 235 Viet Cong reported killed.
More Stars and Stripes photos from the My Tho River in December, 1967.