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Marines learning how to fight in Viet Nam
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Valley Times Photo Collection;
Banks, Peter
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph article dated October 2, 1964 partially reads, "One of the most unusual military training aids - an authentic Vietnamese village - has been constructed at the huge Marine Corps training base at Camp Pendleton, Oceanside. And it has all been done under the direction of a North Hollywood Marine captain - Nick Carter, of 10507 Sarah St. Carter, head of counter-intelligence training at the base, and a hand-picked crew of Korean and Viet Nam veterans, built the village complete with thatched huts, natives, goats, chickens and a complete array of spikelined man traps and the dreaded panji traps. Tables and beds throughout the village are rigged with booby traps. The two-acre site also contains numerous tunnels and hiding places for enemy guerrilla fighters and supplies. All Marines at camp Pendleton receive the highly specialized three-week training course to prepare them 'for the tough, dirty war being fought in Viet Nam.'" See image 00147144 for additional photo in this series. Photograph caption reads, "Search hut - A Marine rifle team is about to search a hut in a simulated Viet Nam village. Marines surround hut as two members of team enter to search for guerrillas or supplies."
1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Valley Times Collection;
HCNVT_d056_ f37_i5
United States.--Marine Corps
Simulation methods--California--Oceanside
Soldiers--United States
Marines--United States
Military uniforms
Armed Forces
Camp Pendleton (Calif.)
Oceanside (Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Time Period

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