Vietnam Tour of Duty Photographs by Jack DePope


A collection of photographs by Jack "Doc" DePope (a Corpsman in Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines) taken during his 1966 - 1967 tour of duty in the Vietnam War.

Photographs © 1966-2019 Jack DePope; published with permission as compliments to The Cage, an in-progress book project.

Document last modified: July 31, 2019

Jack "Doc" DePope
Jack "Doc" DePope

2nd Platoon, Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines (1/3)

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CH34 Stirring up dust
CH34 Stirring up dust

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Delta 1/3 3rd Platoon
3rd Platoon, Delta 1/3

According to John McCauley, the 3rd Platoon Commander is Lt. Templeton, a Mustang officer. John's squad walked into a frontal ambush and Lt. Templeton shot himself in the foot (or so John was told) directing fire in support of them. Lt. Templeton was a tough guy and John liked him because he led from the front and wasn’t scared of anything.

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Delta Company 1/3 Corpsman
Delta Company 1/3 Corpsman

Name unknown

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3rd Platoon Commander
3rd Platoon Commander

Delta 1/3

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Doc Charlie Johns
Doc Charlie Johns

2nd Platoon, Delta 1/3

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Doc Davidson
Doc Davidson

3rd Platoon, Delta 1/3

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Corpsman
A Corpsman

Name Unknown

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Ray Kelley and others
Ray Kelley and others

Raymond "Machine Gun" Kelley at far right.

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Lieutenant Spear
Lieutenant Spear

2nd Platoon Commander, Delta 1/3

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Gunny Kekahuna
Gunny Kekahuna

Delta 1/3

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CH46 Landing
CH46 Landing

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