Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer went after Switzer shouting. However, other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon.
Newly freed prisoners of war celebrate as their aircraft lifts off from Hanoi, North Vietnam, on Feb. during Operation Homecoming. The mission included 54 flights between Feb. 12 and April returning 591 POWs to American soil.
Vung Tau, South Vietnam: Part of a newly-arrived battalion of Australian troops rides back-to-back with guns at the ready in case of ambush immediately after coming ashore and boarding a truck convoy, November 28, to their base camp at Nui Dat. The 8th Australian Battalion is replacing the 9th Australian Battalion. November 28, 1969.