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/ June 30, 2011 / 11

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Chaplain Ray Stachurski, a New Zealand Army’s Roman Catholic padre, administering the last rites.

Chaplain Ray Stachurski, a New Zealand Army’s Roman Catholic padre, administering the last rites.

/ June 30, 2011 / 15

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Troops of 1RAR move through paddy fields as American helicopters fly overhead after landing them during a typical search and destroy operation.

Troops of 1RAR move through paddy fields as American helicopters fly overhead after landing them during a typical search and destroy operation.

/ June 30, 2011 / 31

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A few pieces I picked up at my neighborhood flea market the other day from a wonderful Korean woman:
38th Infantry Division patch
89th Infantry Division patch
100th Division patch (…which is upside down -_-)
92nd Infantry Division patch
IX Corps patch
US 7th Army patch
USAF Good Conduct medal, 1950-1953
US Army Good Conduct medal, 1941-1945
National Defense medal, 1941-1945
Various ribbons which include: World War II victory medal, Purple heart, Bronze Star, American campaign, Army Service, Purple Heart with two bronze stars, American Defense Service, Republic of Korea President Unit Citation, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Valorous unit award

A few pieces I picked up at my neighborhood flea market the other day from a wonderful Korean woman:

  • 38th Infantry Division patch
  • 89th Infantry Division patch
  • 100th Division patch (…which is upside down -_-)
  • 92nd Infantry Division patch
  • IX Corps patch
  • US 7th Army patch
  • USAF Good Conduct medal, 1950-1953
  • US Army Good Conduct medal, 1941-1945
  • National Defense medal, 1941-1945
  • Various ribbons which include: World War II victory medal, Purple heart, Bronze Star, American campaign, Army Service, Purple Heart with two bronze stars, American Defense Service, Republic of Korea President Unit Citation, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Valorous unit award

/ June 24, 2011 / 25

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Elements of the 7th Marines discover caches near An Hoa in Quang Nam Province containing one flamethrower, 45 AK47, 14 SKS, 211 60/82mm mortar rounds, 3,262 CHICOM grenades, 27 bangalore torpedoes and 1,300 pounds of rice.

Elements of the 7th Marines discover caches near An Hoa in Quang Nam Province containing one flamethrower, 45 AK47, 14 SKS, 211 60/82mm mortar rounds, 3,262 CHICOM grenades, 27 bangalore torpedoes and 1,300 pounds of rice.

/ June 24, 2011 / 34

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Northeastern corner of the Nui Ba Den region.

Northeastern corner of the Nui Ba Den region.

/ June 23, 2011 / 15

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An ARVN artillery unit in action.

An ARVN artillery unit in action.

/ June 23, 2011 / 20

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/ June 23, 2011 / 34

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