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Sniper victim
An older sergeant in the 1st Cavalary Division, fatigued from a run across open field, ignored advice to stay down because of snipers and was shot in head. After being patched up, he awaits a Medevac. An officer is on the radio calling for the helicopter. The action took place in the central lowlands of Vietnam.   

Hill 881
Navy corpsman Dave Boucher, (left) and Marine Staff Sgt. Ruben Santos treat Pvt. William Vizzerra, 21, Phoenix, Ariz., near the crest of Hill 881 N. The Hill was one of several strategically important hills surrounding Khe Sahn in western Quang Tri Province in Vietnam's I Corps. The fighting between the Marines and North Vietnamese Army (NVA) regulars took place on April 30, 1967.  

Burning village
A Vietnamese woman wails in protest at Marines who kicked over her rice storage baskets searching for weapons. The Marines were from Alpha Co., 1st Battalion, 1st Regiment, 1st Marine Division. They were taking part in Operation Lafayette about six miles north of Hoi An in Quang Nam province in Feburary 1967.

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Burning Village

On Feb. 20, 1967, troopers from the 1st Cavalry Division burned a village on the Bong Son Plain in central Vietnam after one of the soldiers was killed by a booby trap. For more images, click here.


Hill 881

On April 30, 1967, Marines finally took Hill 881 near the demilitarized zone in Vietnam. At the time, it was the war’s bloodiest battle. For more images, click here.



Ambush

On Feb. 14, 1967, a squad from the 1st Cavalry Division was ambushed on the Bong Son Plain. For more images, click here.


 
Photographer's Bio
Robert Hodierne, certain that the war in Vietnam would blow over before he could finish college, dropped out in 1966 and went to Saigon to work as a freelance photographer, a stringer in the terms of the day. He stayed until the summer of 1967. After finishing college, he returned again in early 1969 and left in the spring of 1970.

He covered the war from the DMZ in the north to the Mekong Delta in the south, from the Central Highlands to the coastal plains. He photographed soldiers, sailors, Marines, airmen and Vietnamese civilians caught up in the war. After Vietnam, Hodierne gave up photography for reporting and editing.

A full resume can be seen at www.hodierne.com.
 
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