MIniseries #4:
Christmas in Vietnam

#1

An effigy of Saint Nick, and a festive greeting rendered in shaving cream, ornament an armored vehicle some 40 miles West of Saigon (1969)

#2

With a dash of Yuletide cheer, members of the 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry help to create a convoy road to Bu Dop Special Forces Camp, located three miles east of the Cambodian border (1970)

#3

Francis Cardinal Spellman does a guest shot at the Ordinance Depot outside of Long Binh; celebrating Christmas mass before 5,000 troops (1966)

#4

Two USAF Lieutenants prepare Christmas dinner for their comrades at a P.O.W. Camp located somewhere in the North of Vietnam (1968)

#5

A group of Montagnards in Pleiku brandish toys distributed to them by US Armed Forces (1966)

#6

In Cu Chi, troops of the 25th Infantry Division's mechanized unit conduct services during the Christmas cease-fire (1969)

#7

Surrounded by seasonal decor, U.S. Soldiers at the Special Forces base in Quan Loi catch up on their mail (1969)

#8

The hustle and bustle of pre-Tet commerce grips downtown Saigon (1970)

#9

It Is As It Was: Phyllis Diller and a club-wielding Bob Hope entertain a multitude of servicemen on the Carrier USS Ticonderoga (1965)

#10

A soldier from Australia buys remnants of Christmas cheer from an outdoor market in Saigon (1966)

#11

A small Christmas tree adorns this bunker on Hill 875 in Dak To (1967)

#12

In Bear Cat, a US Infantry Machine-gunner takes time out to read a Chrismas
card, sent to him all the way from home (1967)

5 comments:

Vanwall said...

Lovely, Tom, absolutely the best Christmas collection this year. Thanks, and Happy Holidays to all.

Tom Sutpen said...

Thank you, Rob. It's a tad paltry in comparison to last year's Christmas/New Year's extravagazas, but I couldn't think of anything else. I'm very glad you liked this, however.

And . . . a Merry Xmas and 'appy 'olidays to you and yours as well!

Richard Gibson said...

Excellent collection, I like it. Merry Christmas Tom.

swac said...

If anyone wants to listen to Sgt. Barry Sadler's I Won't Be Home This Christmas while they look at these, I can always post it online somewhere...

Cinebeats said...

Great collection of images Tom!