ARCHIVE PHOTO OF THE DAY
Down time in Vietnam, 1969
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: July 25, 2020
Jim Clare ©Stars and Stripes
South Vietnam, June, 1969: Lance Cpl. Nick Romano combs his hair as a fellow Marine relaxes in a captured hammock hung between two vehicles. The Marines of 1st Battalion, 1st Regiment, 1st Marine Division, along with South Vietnamese and South Korean troops, were taking part in Operation Pipestone Canyon, aimed at destroying enemy fortifications, bunkers, tunnels and supply areas on Go Noi Island.