Ronald Oakes collection

Corpsman attending to wounded soldier

Corpsman attending to wounded soldier who had tripped a booby-trapped hand grenade in the 3/27th Marine's area.
Booby-trapped U.S. 105 mm howitzer round that Oakes stepped on

Booby-trapped U.S. 105 mm howitzer round that Oakes stepped on. The round failed to detonate because the dirt around it gave way.
Patrol during Operation Allen Brook

Patrol during Operation Allen Brook. Right after Oakes took the picture, North Vietnamese machine guns began firing from the opposite bank.
Engineers placing C-4 around the bobby-trapped U.S. 105 mm howitzer round that Oakes stepped on

Engineers placing C-4 around the bobby-trapped U.S. 105 mm howitzer round that Oakes stepped on.
Live 81 mm round

White object in the center-right of the photo is a live 81 mm illumination round that went through Oakes' poncho and landed between his head and the Gunnery Sgt's head during a night firing in a rain storm.
122 mm rockets captured in the rocket belt south of Da Nang

Da Nang, Spring 1968. 122 mm rockets captured in the rocket belt south of Da Nang transported on a mule motorized cart to Camp Dong Son.
Platoon ordnance load for a single patrol

Platoon ordnance load for a single patrol. Consists of: machine gun ammo, hand grenades, M-16 ammo, M-79 ammo, smoke grenades, LAWs (Light Anti-Tank Weapons), and claymore mines.
LZ Gurkha artillery emplacement of 105 mm howitzers

LZ Gurkha artillery emplacement of 105 mm howitzers.
Rear area at LZ Stud, Vandergrift Combat Base

Rear area at LZ Stud, Vandergrift Combat Base. The jumping off point for the relief of Khe Sanh, October 1968.
Two U.S. Army dusters, 40mm tracked AA vehicles, south of Hue on Route 1

Two U.S. Army dusters, 40mm tracked AA vehicles, south of Hue on Route 1.
Oakes spent the last 30 days in county as the NCOIC in charge of the transit tent of B Co 1/4 Marines Dong Ha (rear area)

Oakes spent the last 30 days in county as the NCOIC in charge of the transit tent of B Co 1/4 Marines Dong Ha (rear area).
U.S.S. New Jersey passing by the U.S.S. Repose while Oakes is aboard the hospital ship USS Repose

U.S.S. New Jersey passing by the U.S.S. Repose while Oakes is aboard the hospital ship USS Repose.

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Title

Ronald Oakes collection

Creator

Oakes, Ronald

Description

Collection of photographs by Ronald Oakes, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, and in the U.S. National Guard in the Iraq War.

Date

1968/2005

Rights

<a href="http://rightsstatements.org/page/InC/1.0/?language=en">In Copyright</a>

Subject

Iraq War, 2003-2011
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Veterans
Photographs

Publisher

Grand Valley State University. University Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives

Relation

Veterans History Project interviews, RHC-27

Identifier

RHC-80

Language

eng


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