(Tom Dreiling/Stars and Stripes)

Con Thien Valley, Vietnam, May 16, 1967: Alpha Company of the 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, supported by tanks, moves out on a platoon-sized sweep. Attacked by North Vietnamese Army troops, the Marines suffered several casualties.

Read the article published about the ambush and see more of Dreiling's images here.

Since 2004 the small (but mighty!) archives staff has worked to make more of our historic content available online. We have digitized our 1948-1999 European and Pacific editions, as well as several of our WWII editions and made them available online through

In 2014 we focused our efforts on the preservation and digitization of our vast photo archives and have been slowly but steadily digitizing negatives, slides and prints — mainly concentrating on those with preservation issues. Some assignments we digitize give us poignant glimpses into what it means to cover a war, and how survival sometimes can come at the cost of somebody else's life.

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