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  • Source is exactly "Ronald Oakes Vietnam and Iraq photographs (RHC-80)"
Go to Operation Allen Brook item page

Operation Allen Brook. The patrol is receiving automatic weapons fire from the tree line in the background.
Go to Men watching the results of the bombing of an enemy position in the far tree line item page

Men watching the results of the bombing of an enemy position in the far tree line. Operation Allen Brook.
Go to Oakes resting after going from Camp Doung Son to a platoon patrol base in August 1968 item page

Oakes resting after going from Camp Doung Son to a platoon patrol base in August 1968. Oakes had collapsed from heat exhaustion due to the intense heat.
Go to The mountains of Laos item page

The mountains of Laos are in the background and Oakes and a Forward Observer (FO) are directing artillery fire at suspected enemy concentration points along the Laotian border. This location is as far north and as far west as someone could go in…
Go to Locals going through garbage discarded by the mess hall for 1/27 Marine regiment item page

Locals going through garbage discarded by the mess hall for 1/27 Marine regiment. They are pouring leftover milk out of the containers.
Go to Mountains West of Camp Doung Son item page

Mountains West of Camp Doung Son perimeter. March / April 1968.
Go to Oakes preparing to go on a night patrol item page

Oakes preparing to go on a night patrol in March / April 1968 from Camp Dong Son.
Go to Vietnamese women working in a field as VC lookouts item page

Vietnamese women working in a field as VC lookouts. After the picture was taken, a VC ambush attacked the patrol from the tree line in the background.
Go to Weapons captured in the DMZ area item page

Weapons captured in the DMZ area. Clockwise from the bottom left: Oakes' M-16, 82 mm mortar, SKS, AK-47, M-79, 60 mm mortar, and a Russian Mosin-Nagant sniper rifle, manufactured in 1947 (This weapon was brought home as a war prize with Oakes).
Go to A CH-53 Sea Stallion resupplying LZ Neville in Spring 1969 item page

A CH-53 Sea Stallion resupplying LZ Neville in Spring 1969.
Go to Ambush of Oakes' patrol as they advanced to the tree line in the background item page

Ambush of Oakes' patrol as they advanced to the tree line in the background.
Go to Oakes aboard the hospital ship U.S.S. Repose in November 1968 after he contracted dysentery in the Khe Sanh Valley item page

Oakes aboard the hospital ship U.S.S. Repose in November 1968 after he contracted dysentery in the Khe Sanh Valley.
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