Sgt. Robert L. Howard carries a North Vietnamese Army POW to received medical treatment. Howard served five tours in Vietnam, commissioned as an officer in 1969, and earned the Medal of Honor. He retired as a colonel and passed away in December 2009. (Source: army.mil)
Those who survived Nov 1970 top secret mission behind lines in Laos credit Master Sgt.Edward Ziobron with saving lives of platoon during off-&-on,4-day running battle with North Vietnamese Army.Ziobron,64-year-old member of West Virginia National Guard living near Martinsburg,received no official recognition of actions until 2005,when awarded Distinguished Service Cross.National Guard officials pushing to have upgraded to Medal Of Honor for Ziobron's actions Nov.25-29,1970.
US Marines fighting in Hue, near North Vietnam, during the Tet offensive. In January 1968, the North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong launched a large series of attacks in what came to be known as the Tet Offensive. In military terms it was a huge setback for North Vietnam and for the Viet Cong. But images of fierce fighting, killings, and specially the attempt on the US Embassy in Saigon, were contemplated with shock by the American public opinion, fueling a growing opposition to the war.
Marine of the 2nd Platoon of Foxtrot Company, Second Battalion, Fifth Marines, fires his M-70 at a strong point of the North Vietnamese Army resistance in the Citadel during the battle of Hue, 18 February 1968. U.S. Marine Corps Photograph – NHHC Photograph Collection, L-File, Vietnam.