September 1966 - An American warplane is shot down and the pilot ejects and opens his parachute near Vinh Phuc, north of Hanoi. The pilot of the aircraft was taken hostage and held in a Hanoi prison from 1966 to 1973
Carrying a guitar and a rifle, a Marine waits at a landing strip for a flight out of Khe Sanh, Vietnam, February It was the era of Rock & Roll and more people turned up for James Brown at the yearly USO extravaganza, than for Bob Hope.
A medic of the Airborne Division attempts to save the life of a fellow medic wounded during the assault against the North Vietnamese at Hamburger Hill. May The wounded medic later died. By Hugh Van Es/AP Images.