Photos of an Intense Firefight in Vietnam, 1970

Photos of an Intense Firefight in Vietnam, 1970
July 01, 2013

Vietnam War veteran James Speed Hensinger has released incredible night-time photographs he took of American troops opening fire on a Viet Cong sniper who had been firing on a U.S. Army camp in April 1970.

James Speed Hensinger:
“We were pissed off at taking Viet Cong sniper fire from the mountain above us several nights in a row. The guy would stand up from behind a rock and blow off a clip from his AK47 on full-auto. The sniper was shooting at such a high angle that most of his rounds came through the sheet metal roofs of our hooches. We decided to use a ‘heavy’ response the next time the sniper hit us.” He recalls.

After the massive attack, Hensinger says, “We sent out patrols during the day, and found a blood trail one morning. Otherwise, we never found him.”