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Soldiers in Vietnam Gather Around a Guitar

Members of Company A of the 14th U.S. Infantry Division gather around a guitar after a hard day during "Operation Yellowstone," which lasted from December 1967 to March 1968. Many soldiers in Vietnam would customize their helmets by writing slogans on the cloth covers; the guitar-playing soldier here has dubbed himself the "Oklahoma Kid."

OPERATION "YELLOWSTONE" VIETNAM: Following a hard day, a few members of Company "A," 3rd Battalion, 22nd Infantry (Mechanized), 25th Infantry Division, gather around a guitar player and sign a few songs., 1/18/1968
Source | Department of Defense, "Operation 'Yellowstone' Vietnam," 18 January 1968, photograph, National Archives and Records Administration, http://arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=530617.
Creator | Department of Defense
Item Type | Photograph
Cite This document | Department of Defense, “Soldiers in Vietnam Gather Around a Guitar,” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed May 21, 2019, https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1054.

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