VIETNAM WAR PHOTO ALBUM
Here I offer a Cd containing 136 high resolution scans produced from a newly acquired original photo album . All of them relate to one mans service in the Vietnam war .
Jean ( John ) H .Barriault served in the US Army 1 feb 1965 - 7 June 1974 ...he was in Vietnam 1968 -69 & then again 1970 - 71 . There are a couple of early newspaper clippings ( Waltham News tribune Mass. ) with him pictured , dated 1965 & 1966 ..in which it states he did his basic training at Fort Jackson and then went on to train to be a paratrooper . Over 70% of the photos are our man / fellow soldiers with tanks & armoured vehicles etc ...I suspect he was a gunner at this time . One photo shows him with a helicopter machine gun . There are many of him on and around tanks / armoured vehicles .
There are a fair number of photos of a heavy mobile bridge vehicle with 'flowerpower' fancy writing on the side ,we see two lads at work painting this artwork and they seem clearly pleased with their efforts . Two photos show a flame thrower in action ( some poor unfortunate soul is standing out there ) . There are several original photos of soldiers with brightly dressed Buddhist monks . One photo shows a chinook helicopter lifting a smaller damaged heliocopter . Another a chinook landing at a makeshift army camp . There are photos showing a slightly more permanent base . A few photos of soldiers with locals . I really struggled when choosing which 12 listing photos to select ..there are at least 50 which would have made good listing images ,so many armour photos in this album .These original and unpublished photos give a great feel for this mans time out there and the condition of the US army in this terrible conflict . A later photo of Barriault shows him in dress uniform with sargeants strips and lots of ribbons on his chest ...the chap I bought this album from stated Barriault was unfortunate enough to receive 4 purple hearts !?! ..so I suspect he many bloody battles .and his comrades experienced .
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