Tunnel Rats

Much Respect for our Vietnam Tunnel Rats!!

Tunnel Rats

An infantryman is lowered into a tunnel by members of the reconnaissance platoon during Operation “Oregon,” a search and destroy mission conducted by an infantry platoon of Troop B, 1st Reconnaissance Squadron, 9th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), three kilometers west of Duc Pho, Quang Ngai Province on April 24th, 1967. (U.S. Army/National Archives)

Sky Crane

One of the unique pieces of equipment brought to Vietnam by the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) is the huge Sky Crane CH-54A helicopter, which had the ability to lift tremendous loads. (USIA/National Archives)

sky crane

Here are some photos of a Sky Crane bringing in a bulldozer to clear LZ C-Rations in April 1968 at Chu Moor Mountain. (Photos courtesy of Bud Roach)