LARRY BURROWS Near Da Nang, Vietnam, 1965 Crew Chief James Farley, with his guns jammed and two wounded comrades aboard, shouts to his gunner. (LIFE) This photo was the LIFE Magazine cover on April 16, 1965.
Viet Cong Child Soldiers. With all the talk about liberty and equality the Viet Cong seldom mentioned that when things got hard and manpower was difficult to come by they would draft young children as guerrillas. These boys were enticed with promises of adventure and hundreds of such children were killed in battle. They are members of the Dong Rai Regiment (K-3). In 1968, the South Vietnamese held more than 1000 Communist guerrilla prisoners between the ages of 11 and 17.
Members of the 5th Viet Cong Division, D445 Battalion and some North Vietnamese soldiers in Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam. These photos were captured during 5RAR’s (Royal Australian Reg.), second tour of duty in Vietnam, 1969-70 ~ Vietnam War