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LCpl William G. Cox emerging from a VC tunnel discovered in the Batangan Peninsula. When mapped, it was over 158 yards long and two levels deep.

LCpl William G. Cox emerging from a VC tunnel discovered in the Batangan Peninsula. When mapped, it was over 158 yards long and two levels deep.

Source / August 27, 2014 / 61

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A UH-1B[D] heli preparing for a resupply mission 20 miles southwest of Dak To, December 1967

A UH-1B[D] heli preparing for a resupply mission 20 miles southwest of Dak To, December 1967

Source / August 27, 2014 / 72

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A US soldier carrying a wounded soldier of ROKA to a first aid station after being wounded in a fight against the North Korean forces

A US soldier carrying a wounded soldier of ROKA to a first aid station after being wounded in a fight against the North Korean forces

Source / August 27, 2014 / 62

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A post-strike photograph of the area west of the Naktong River, near Waegwan showing where USAF bombers made a mass strike on 16 August 1950

A post-strike photograph of the area west of the Naktong River, near Waegwan showing where USAF bombers made a mass strike on 16 August 1950

Source / August 27, 2014 / 23

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Photographs from Operation Bold Mariner

Launched against the Batangan Peninsula on 16 January 1969, BLT 2/26 Marines and BLT 3/26 Marines assaulted the north by helio, and landing craft, while Operation Russell Beach sealed off the South. Once on land, the Marines linked with the Army, pushing east and forcing the VC towards the sea. Along the way, the Marines and Army encountered an extensive (but common place) of mines, booby-traps, and underground tunnels.

By the 19th, Marines had captured 56 Vietnamese of military age, and under interrogation were discovered to be members of the the C-95 Sapper Company. Over 11k civilians were removed by the Marines for screening, resulting in the population being largely removed from the area during the assault phase; the people were allowed to return in April 1969.

August 27, 2014, 1:00pm / 17

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One of the first shipments of whole blood from the American Red Cross in Nebraska on its way to Korea, 1950

One of the first shipments of whole blood from the American Red Cross in Nebraska on its way to Korea, 1950

Source / August 27, 2014 / 38

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US troops digging in against the enemy

US troops digging in against the enemy

Source / August 26, 2014 / 81

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An American GI questioning a North Korean laborer on bomb damage influced on a smelter plant by bombers of the US Far East Air Force Bomber Command.

An American GI questioning a North Korean laborer on bomb damage influced on a smelter plant by bombers of the US Far East Air Force Bomber Command.

Source / August 26, 2014 / 31

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