Previously unpublished pictures of the Vietnam War
• Previously unpublished photographs of the Vietnam War
Charlie Haughey (Charlie Haughey) joined the US Army in October 1967 at the age of 24 years. Haughey was in college in Michigan, but when he is no longer enough to live on, he abandoned his studies and went to work at the plant. From there, he was drafted into the army and sent to Vietnam. After 63 days of service Haughey was appointed photographer to the army could provide material and American military newspaper.
From March 1968 to May 1969 he photographed about 2 thousand staff, and returning home, took with him the negatives. Haughey not view them 45 years, but always remember them, and eventually decided to digitize them. Initially, Haughey was very difficult to look at these photos and anything to discuss, especially since he did not know about the fate of many people depicted in these images. When 1700 were digitized images, he decided to look at all the entire slideshow. After that, he had not slept for three days ...
Haughey volunteer team helped select 28 photographs for the exhibition "A Weather Walked In", which opens on April 5 at the art gallery ADX in Portland, Oregon. Write notes in the combat zone was quite difficult, but after so many years it is already impossible to remember all the details. By publishing these photos, the creators of the project hope that will be able to gather more information about the people, the location and time of the creation of these images.
The soldier posing for a photo with the confiscated mines that were discovered in the county Zauteng.
The soldier praying at the back of a truck. The first thing Charlie said when I saw this picture: "Often you can see how one of the soldiers for a moment bowed his head, especially when we went to the war zone. It is interesting that it wore a bulletproof vest. He took all possible precautions: M16 rifle, a steel helmet, body armor and prayer. "
The soldiers read their mail in a truck near the base of the fire support "Pershing". Many of the soldiers burned the letter after reading, since it was not desirable to carry any personal information that could be used against them in the event of capture.
Captain William H. Parrish and a group of young men near Kuti.
The soldiers fly by helicopter Bell UH-1 "Iroquois" or "Huey". A flight in a helicopter - like a little vacation, a few minutes of rest from war.
radiotelephone and probably platoon commander sit in a helicopter "Huey". In the air, flying grass.
The soldiers built a shelter of sandbags on the basis of fire support may "Pershing".
The soldier tries to see the gunner who fires his squad, because the thickets of bamboo.
radio operator sends a helicopter "Chinook", which picks up the goods, on the basis of fire support, "Pershing" near Zautenga.
Staff Sgt. Edgar D. Bledsoe patient carries a Vietnamese child. The child was taken to the base of the fire support "Pershing". This photograph was published in the edition of "Tropic Lightning News" on December 30, 1968.
The sergeant inspecting his rifle M16.
The wireless operator is looking at flying the helicopter "Huey".
Helicopters "Huey" planted Marines near Zautenga.
"tunnel rat" named volunteer soldiers, who at great risk to himself waded into the tunnels the Viet Cong in the search for weapons and contraband. Subsequently, the tunnels were destroyed using explosives.
The soldiers should have to carry a different ammunition, including heavy cartridge belt.
The officers led by a combat operation on board the helicopter.
A soldier rests.
a prisoner waiting for the interrogation as a translator of the US Army.
Helicopters Bell UH-1 "Iroquois" fly away from the base in the county Zauteng.
The soldiers piled into bags confiscated weapons in Zauteng area.
The soldier fires his machine gun M60.
Vietnamese arguing with US troops near a convoy delayed, engages in the supply of food.
The helicopter "Chinook" carries "Huey", which is bogged down in a rice field near the city of Trang Bang, in January 1969.
The soldiers fired 60-mm mortar M2, confiscated from the Vietcong during the bypass area in a rice field.