ARCHIVE PHOTO OF THE DAY
173rd Airborne in Vietnam, 1965
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: May 8, 2018
Mike Mealey ©Stars and Stripes
South Vietnam, May, 1965: U.S. soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade sprint across the landing field after being dropped off by Huey helicopters for an operation near Bien Hoa. Smoke in the background is from rocket and machine-gun fire laid down by the choppers' crews to suppress any Viet Cong guerrillas lurking in the area.