Vietnam Tour of Duty Photographs from Kevin Brooks


A collection of photographs from Kevin Brooks (Charlie Company, 1st Battalion / 3rd Marines) taken during his tour of duty in the Vietnam War.

Photograph © 1967-2019 Kevin Brooks; published with permission as compliments to The Cage, an in-progress book project.

Document last modified: November 5, 2019

June 15, 1967

First day in Vietnam. Helo to Camp Evans. Picture taken S of city of Hue.

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June 15, 1967

Flying over city of Hue on way to Camp Evans.

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June 17, 1967

Passing Hue Cathedral on a truck headed to DaNang.

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June 17, 1967

On truck trip between Camp Evans and Danang. Picture taken between Hue and Phu Bai.

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June 30, 1967

USS Okinawa (LPH-3) in the South China Sea. The Okinawa was home to the squadron of H-34 helicopters and also Charlie and Delta rifle companies plus the Battalion Command Group.

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June 30, 1967

USS Okinawa at sunset in Gulf of Tonkin

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June 30, 1967

Sunset on USS Okinawa in the Gulf of Tonkin

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July 3, 1967

Preparing for Operation Buffalo on hanger deck of USS Okinawa on 4 hours notice. Tall Marine without helmet is 1st Lt. Bill Neuss, XO of Charlie Company. To his right with radio is Cpl. Harry Stidham, my Artillery FO radio operator.

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July 3, 1967

Operation Buffalo. With Cpl. Harry Stidham (at left), my Arty FO radio operator. Me, Kevin Brooks, at left.

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July 3, 1967

Operation Buffalo. Flight into area E of Con Thien called the Market Place.

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July 3, 1967

Operation Buffalo. BLT 1/3 landing SE of Con Thien, just S of the Marketplace.

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July 5, 1967

Operation Buffalo. Air and artillery strikes on DMZ near The Marketplace.

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July 12, 1967

Helicopters from HMM-362 landing on USS Okinawa.

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July 12, 1967

USS Cimarron (O-22) retrieving fuel lines.

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USS Okinawa, USS Cimarron and USS Hermitage during refueling process.

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July 12, l1967

USS Hermitage (LSD-34) pulls away after being refueled.

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July 19, 1967

USS Hermitage, where Alpha Battery, 1st Bn/12th Marines was berthed, being refused by USS Cimarron (O-22).

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July 19, 1967

Refueling at sea. USS Cimarron (O-22) pulls alongside USS Okinawa.

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Operation Beacon Guide along Highway #1 between Hue and Danang

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July 26, 1967

Operation Beacon Guide along Highway #1.

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July 26, 1967

Operation Beacon Guide. Kids in village of Thon Trung Kien.

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July 26, 1967

Operation Beacon Guide. With Cpl. Harry Stidham, my radio operator.

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July 29, 1967

Operation Beacon Guide. Lifting off to move from Phase I of Operation Beacon Guide to Phase II of Operation Beacon Guide (roughly 15 klicks north).

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July 31, 1967

Charlie Company 1/3 formation on USS Okinawa to present promotions and awards. Captain Reczek (Company CO) and 1st Sgt. Campo make the presentations.

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July 31, 1967

Award ceremony for Charlie Company, 1/3.

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Aug 8, 1967

Operation Beacon Gate. VC found hiding in a hole inside our night position.

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Aug 8, 1967

Operation Beacon Gate. VC prisoners guarded by Sgt. Valencia.

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Aug 8, 1967

Operation Beacon Gate. Cpl Love fires 3.5 rocket as marking round for Phantom jet.

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Aug 9, 1967

Operation Beacon Gate. Marking round right on target.

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