The Montagnards During The Vietnam War -
The Montagnards or "Mountain People" were natives who lived in the mountains of Vietnam. During the war, the US
recruited them and organized them to assist in the fight against the Viet-Cong.
This section of the website showcases a group of rare pictures taken during the early days of the war.
The photographs depict early construction of fortifications, training formations, perimeter security and
other related activities. All of the training was conducted by US Special Forces Advisors.
The Montagnards in a defensive position. Notice that most of the weapons they are using are German WWII
vintage. It was a common occurrance to re-issue WWII equipment during the early days of the war.