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Propaganda


Original "Chieu Hoi" booklet explaining the program for the benefit of G.I.s and English speaking natives
Image courtesy of Mike O'Neil

This pamphlet was handed out to some of us when we went to one of the local village bars. It was printed up by the V.C.
Image courtesy of James Waters D troop 1/4 Cav LRRP

"I saw at least 5 different professionally manufactured Death Cards while in Nam.  We also made our own locally.  This one came out of a brand new unopened deck that had 4 suits of spades.  Each suit was #2 thru the Ace with 2 jokers.  I had 5 of them left over from Nam.  One is at the Ft Hood museum. I have no history on them except they were used in the 1st Cav and are not specific to the 1/9th solely.  Most of our cards had a green back with a Cav patch on it."
Image courtesy of Lou "Rocket" Rochat




Propaganda leaflet with a depction of an ominous, spider-like US Helicopter. These were dropped on North Vietnamese troops in psych war operations. Message is printed in Vietnamese on the reverse.


Psych war propaganda lealfet created by the North Vietnamese and designed to target 1st Cavalry Division troops.

Aerial delivered leaflet, pretty much self-explanatory
Image courtesy of Doug Kibbey

This ran in 'Stars & Stripes' in '71
Image courtesy of Doug Kibbey

Three Chieu Hoi leaflets, front & back, with the same general message that history has proven wrong
Image courtesy of Doug Kibbey

A kill card that was used by the Cobra Plt of the 114th, period 1965 - 1968. If it was safe to land, ( to pick up weapons, packs, personal papers) they placed a couple in the area. Otherwise they flew low and tossed handfuls on the KBA's.
Image courtesty of John Jones

A 2 sided 1st Cavalry Division propaganda leafet (and translation slip) produced for distribution to VC & NVA troops.


US produced leaflet designed to encourage the enemy to surrender in return for humane treatment, food, medical care and housing.
Image courtesy of C.L. High

1967 US Mission to Vietnam produced manual on the Viet Cong's use of terror in Guerilla warfare. An 84 page study details specific instances of reprisel and intimidation by the Viet Cong against the populice in an effort to discourage cooperation with US forces.


M-16 Magazines were issued in plastic bags, such as this one, to protect them from moisture and dirt until placed into service. This example was printed with a Chieu Hoi surrender message for the enterprising "Bad Guy" who might try to utilize it once discarded
Image courtesy of Forrest L. Webb

Reverse of leaflet addressing  NVA VC misdeeds.
Image courtesy of Robin . K. Miller via John Jones

American leaflet dropped on NVA & VC to warn of impending doom from the helicopters flying overhead
Image courtesy of C.W. Blount

Interesting leaflet produced by U.S. forces that warns - if you shoot at the Cobras, The Cobras will shoot back at you!
Image courtesy of C.W. Blount

Propaganda leaflet the Tomahawks dropped for the 1st ID after one of their major engagements. One side in English the other in Viet Namese
Image courtesy of Chip Decker

U.S. propaganda leaflet dropped in advance of the spraying of areas with Agent Orange
Image courtesy of C.W. Blount

This small leaflet warned Charlie that the 1st Infantry Divison was Bad News


"Pot Metal "Chicken Track" necklace with an agressive message - "War is Hell - FTA - Why Not". Still on an Army issue dog tag chain!


"Podniebny Front" (in English the title is - more or less - "The Airborne Front") written in 1966 by Nguyen Dinh Thi (born in 1924, he fought against the French and later, in 1955 he became an imporant official in Hanoi). It's a story about a group of Vietnamese pilots fighting against the USAF, trying to defend Hanoi. Although the translator calls this book "a document of great importance" it's just an example of communist propaganda. An interesting fact is that when the book was first published in Vietnam it sold out in... 1 week! It was impossible to get a copy, even in libraries. This is the Polish edition (1970).
Image courtesy of Krzysiek Walczak

"The Green Berets" written by Stanislaw Dymek. Published in 1971 by Poland's Ministry Of National Defense (!) it shows the truth (yeah, right) behind the actions of the US Special Forces. The author focuses on the Vietnam War. According to him The Green Berets are just like the Foreign Legion and several soldiers are described as ordinary criminals. Moreover, Dymek writes that some of the Green Berets used to be Hitler's elite troops during W.W.2. As you can see it's just an example of anti-American communist propaganda.
Image courtesy of Krzysiek Walczak

I flew with Charlie Trp., 1st/9th, Cav from April 67 - March 68. These were all picked up in Feb./March 68 during our operations in the Dong Ha and Camp Evans area.
Image courtesy of Paul Hart

I flew with Charlie Trp., 1st/9th, Cav from April 67 - March 68. These were all picked up in Feb./March 68 during our operations in the Dong Ha and Camp Evans area.
Image courtesy of Paul Hart

I flew with Charlie Trp., 1st/9th, Cav from April 67 - March 68. These were all picked up in Feb./March 68 during our operations in the Dong Ha and Camp Evans area.
Image courtesy of Paul Hart

I flew with Charlie Trp., 1st/9th, Cav from April 67 - March 68. These were all picked up in Feb./March 68 during our operations in the Dong Ha and Camp Evans area.
Image courtesy of Paul Hart

I flew with Charlie Trp., 1st/9th, Cav from April 67 - March 68. These were all picked up in Feb./March 68 during our operations in the Dong Ha and Camp Evans area.
Image courtesy of Paul Hart

I flew with Charlie Trp., 1st/9th, Cav from April 67 - March 68. These were all picked up in Feb./March 68 during our operations in the Dong Ha and Camp Evans area.
Image courtesy of Paul Hart

I flew with Charlie Trp., 1st/9th, Cav from April 67 - March 68. These were all picked up in Feb./March 68 during our operations in the Dong Ha and Camp Evans area.
Image courtesy of Paul Hart

I flew with Charlie Trp., 1st/9th, Cav from April 67 - March 68. These were all picked up in Feb./March 68 during our operations in the Dong Ha and Camp Evans area.
Image courtesy of Paul Hart

I flew with Charlie Trp., 1st/9th, Cav from April 67 - March 68. These were all picked up in Feb./March 68 during our operations in the Dong Ha and Camp Evans area.
Image courtesy of Paul Hart

I flew with Charlie Trp., 1st/9th, Cav from April 67 - March 68. These were all picked up in Feb./March 68 during our operations in the Dong Ha and Camp Evans area.
Image courtesy of Paul Hart

A PRG propaganda leaflet exhorting officers and men of the U.S. and it's allies to resist the war effort and demand the troops of all countries leave VN immediately.
Image courtesy of Doug Kibbey, 2/11th ACR... discovered in the photo album of an "unknown soldier" of the 2/11th ACR and was successfully recovered from a collector in Italy.

A two-sided leaflet in Vietnamese air dropped in civilian areas to warn the locals to contact the South Vietnamese Army or their US allies whenever they find Viet Cong weapons or explosives. The leaflet further warns the locals not to touch such weapons or explosives since they are very dangerous.
Image courtesy of Tom Kehoe


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