On tour of duty in the Vietnam War, Staff Sergeant Edgar D. Bledsoe of Olive Branch, Illinois cradles a critically ill child. Photo by Charlie Haughey.

Back to Vietnam: Traumatised soldier's never-before-seen photo diary finally goes on show four decades after his tour of duty

Rare Vietnam War Pics Rediscovered Staff Segeant Edgar D. Bledsoe, of Olive Branch, Ill., carries a critically ill Vietnamese infant who was brought to Fire Support Base Pershing. Photo first published B/W Photo Colourise by Pearse

Staff Sergeant Major Morgan and dog, 1915    ID Number: DA09725   Maker: Darge Photographic Company  Place made: Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Broadmeadows

Melbourne, Studio portrait of a soldier believed to be Staff Sergeant Major Gabriel Albert Morgan and a four-legged companion.

R. Lee Ermey spent 11 years in the Marine Corps, Two of which were spent as being a Drill Instructor at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego from 1965-67.  Arrived in Vietnam in 1968 spending 14 months attached to Marine Wing Support Group 17. Promoted to Staff Sergeant and was medically retired for injuries received. On May 17, 2002 he received an honorary promotion to Gunnery Sergeant (E-7) by Commandant James L. Jones, becoming the first retiree in the history of the Marines to be…

Lee Ermey spent 11 years in the Marine Corps, Two of which were spent as being a Drill Instructor at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego from Arrived in Vietnam in 1968 spending 14 months attached to Marine Wing Support Group Promoted to

Okinawa, 28 May 1945 by Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections, via Flickr. The caption on this photograph reads "Indifferent-Completely ignoring that fact that his camp is half submerged by heavy Okinawa rains, Marine Staff Sergeant A.S. Barnacle, of Minneapolis, Minn., stands knee deep in water to shave at his "Rube Goldberg" washstand."

Completely ignoring that fact that his camp is half submerged by heavy Okinawa rains, Marine Staff Sergeant A. Barnacle, of Minneapolis, Minn., stands knee deep in water to shave at his Rube Goldberg washstand. 28 may 1945

ALP35218 US 3rd AD Staff Sergeant

ALP35218 US 3rd AD Staff Sergeant

Staff Sergeant Aubrey L. McDade, Jr. is a United States Marine who was awarded the Navy Cross for his heroic actions in which he rescued two fellow Marines during an enemy ambush in Iraq in 2004. McDade, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, received the Department of the Navy’s second highest award for valor while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 7, 1st Marine Division.

Staff Sergeant Aubrey L. is a United States Marine who was awarded the Navy Cross for his heroic actions in which he rescued two fellow Marines during an enemy ambush in Iraq in McDade, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, received the Departm

Cadet Airman, Cadet Sergeant, and Cadet Staff Sergeant striped c.a. 1970s.

Cadet Airman, Cadet Sergeant, and Cadet Staff Sergeant striped c.a. 1970s.

Walter Matthau-Army Air Forces-8th Air Force as a B-24 Liberator radioman-gunner-staff sergeant, awarded 6 battle stars (Actor)

Walter Matthau-Army Air Air Force as a Liberator radioman-gunner-staff sergeant, awarded 6 battle stars (Actor)

A staff sergeant and his wife find each other after the horror of the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec. 7, 1941. This photo appeared in the Dec. 19, 1941, edition of LIFE magazine.

A staff sergeant and his wife find each other after the horror of the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec. This photo appeared in the Dec. edition of LIFE magazine. by danel

Lance Cpl. Jason Hallett and Staff Sergeant Michael R. Gilio, both of India Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, are reunited at the unit’s homecoming from Afghanistan earlier this week. Hallett has been recuperating at Bethesda Naval Medical Center since being wounded in October 2010.

Jason Hallett and Staff Sergeant Michael R. Gilio, both of India Company, Battalion, Marine Regiment, are reunited at the unit’s homecoming from Afghanistan earlier this week. Hallett has been recuperating at Bethesda Naval Medical Center.

A TOP PIN! - Staff Sergeant Bea Arthur, United States Marine Corps, 1943 – 1945  While the Marine Corps might seem an unlikely place for a future Golden Girl, Bea Arthur apparently served in the Corps for 30 months as a truck driver and typist. She was one of the initial recruits to the Women’s Reserve and rose TO the rank of Staff Sergeant during her World War II service.

Staff Sergeant Bea Arthur, United States Marine Corps, 1943 – 1945 While the… sergent-major Bea Arthur, United States Marine Corps, 1943 - 1945 Alors que le .

pillageplunder:  Laser tag anyone ???  #nightops #nightshoot #usarmy #gunporn #lazeroptic #peq    Staff Sergeant Joseph Pico  member of the 106th Rescue Wing, conducts night-firing training.  May 7th, 2015.  Photo by Staff Sergeant Christopher S Muncy

pillageplunder: Laser tag anyone ??? #nightops #nightshoot #usarmy #gunporn #lazeroptic #peq Staff Sergeant Joseph Pico member of the 106th Rescue Wing, conducts night-firing training. May 7th, 2015. Photo by Staff Sergeant Christopher S Muncy

Staff Sergeant U.S. Army - I Own It Forever #StaffSergeantU.S.Army

Staff Sergeant U.S. Army - I Own It Forever

Staff Sergeant U.S. Army - I Own It Forever #StaffSergeantU.S.Army

General Dave Goldfein is the United States Air Force Chief of Staff, but he just did something that might cause Trump’s ire to be directed at him. On January 23rd, Gen. Goldfein shared a video to his official Twitter account starring Staff Sergeant Eric Piime. Staff Sgt. Piime is an immigrant from Ghana, one of … Continued

General Dave Goldfein is the United States Air Force Chief of Staff, but he just did something that might cause Trump’s ire to be directed at him. On January 23rd, Gen. Goldfein shared a video to his official Twitter account starring Staff Sergeant Eric Piime. Staff Sgt. Piime is an immigrant from Ghana, one of … Continued

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