1967 Vietnam War press photo Quảng Tri sweep by US Marines

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Photo of a press photo dated 4/22/67 of Marine from North Carolina crouching while nearby a young Vietnamese boy is getting haircut in rice paddy near Quảng  Tri.

Photo by Frank Johnston


4/25/67 QUANG TRI, S. VIETNAM; Sgt. Elbert Patterson, of Charlotte, N.C. exchanges glances with Vietnamese youth  getting haircut in rice paddy, 4/22, during U.S. Marines’ sweep of area near here. On the war front, American jets, 4/25, followed up first raids against North Vietnamese MIG bases with attacks on a key railroad repair yard on the fringes of Hanoi. The yard forms a key link in the main supply route to Communist China.


On the 6th of April a reinforced PAVN regiment briefly overran Quảng Trị, freeing 200 PAVN/VC prisoners from a prison before withdrawing from the city.  125 ARVN and four Marines were killed in the attack. 

Holes along top and bottom for filing.

(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale)

8 ¼“ x 6 ½”

The son of the Philadelphia Inquirer's chief photographer, Frank Johnston (born in 1941) became a photographer in his own right, covering such history-making stories as the Lee Harvey Oswald shooting, the war in Vietnam, the mass suicide of Jim Jones's followers in Guyana, and Richard Nixon's resignation. After stringing for United Press International while at the University of Pennsylvania and working as a Marine Corps photographer, Frank was hired by UPI in 1963. His photos of Lee Harvey Oswald's shooting were distributed and published throughout the world. Presidential campaigns and political conventions followed, then a stint as UPI News picture bureau manager and chief photographer in Philadelphia. Volunteering to be a combat photographer for UPI in Vietnam, Johnston spent thirteen months and forty-seven combat operations photographing the war. He joined the staff of The Washington Post in October 1968 and went on to cover Watergate, space launches, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and eight presidential administrations, from Lyndon B. Johnson to George W. Bush.