Vietnam War Photos - SEALs

U.S. Navy SEALs (Sea, Air & Land) served in Vietnam between 1962 and 1972, primarily in the Mekong Delta. Operating in seven man teams, they were typically well camouflaged and carried a tremendous amount of firepower. In addition to their offensive operations SEALs also trained and advised their Vietnamese counterparts, the Lien Doc Nguoi Nhia, and supported LDNN coastal missions in North Vietnam. The SEALs fearsome appearance and extraordinary combat success prompted the Viet Cong to nickname them "Devils with Green Faces". Three Navy SEALs were awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions in Vietnam: Joseph Kerrey, Thomas Norris and Michael Thornton.

A tiger stripe clad SEAL team member in the Mekong Delta keeps guard with a Stoner 63A Commando during Operation Bold Dragon III.
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Members of a SEAL team man their weapons as they prepare to come ashore from a Light SEAL Support Craft (LSSC).
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A SEAL team member confers with Lieutenant Commander Roland F.
Members of SEAL Team One cruise down the Bassac River in a Seal Team Assault Boat (STAB).
Vietnamese SEALs (Lien Doc Nguoi Nhia – LDNN) journey down a river in the Mekong Delta aboard a skimmer.
SEAL team members board a Light SEAL Support Craft (LSSC) for transportation to their operation site.
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A SEAL team member gives his pet monkey a ride on his shoulder.
Petty Officer 1st Class and SEAL Team One member Sam Fournier wears grease paint as he keeps watch from a landing craft on the Bassac River.
Camouflage clad SEAL team members aboard a riverine craft in South Vietnam.
SEAL team members wearing a variety of camouflage clothing check their weapons as they prepare to conduct an operation from a riverine craft.
SEAL Team One member Clarke Long eats C-Rations on the stern of a landing craft cruising the Bassac River.
Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Clarke Long wears camouflage grease paint during a SEAL Team One operation south of Saigon.
A typically well camouflaged and heavily armed six-man Navy SEAL squad lines up for inspection aboard the (LST) USS Jennings County in the Mekong River south east of Can Tho.
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