The following images were taken by Jim Hardy when he joined Alpha and Charlie Companies of the 2-3rd Infantry for a week on an operation in the jungles and rubber plantations outside of FSB Blackhorse and Xuan Loc in the latter part of October, 1969. The following images and captions will form a short narrative of Hardy's time with the unit.
"Images bring back a lot of memories. I don't have names for many of the faces. The photographs show the men who are still suspended in those moments, maybe forever, powerless to do anything else than try and hope." Jim Hardy