Friday, June 21, 2013

Vietnam War photos reveal the moment U.S. troops unleashed hell on Viet Cong sniper in hills above an Army camp

Via WiscoDave

 Opening salvo: The assault on the sniper's position begins with rounds fired from the 40mm auto-cannons on an M42 anti-aircraft tank

A Vietnam War veteran has released incredible night-time photographs he took of American troops opening fire on a Viet Cong sniper who had been firing on a U.S. Army camp. 

For more than four decades, photographer James Speed Hensinger kept these incredible photographs to himself, not releasing them to the public until now. 

Hensinger was just a 22-year-old paratrooper with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in April 1970 when a Viet Cong sniper began spraying automatic rifle fire on Hensinger's base in Phu Tai, near the coastal city of Da Nang. 

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  1. Incredible photo shots.


    1. Yes and wonder what else is out there that hasn't been published?

  2. Yeah I will admit, That is an incredible photo! He should have been able to sell that photo for some money at the time.

    Michael-- Deo Vindicabamur