U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians
Boilerman First Class Paul C. MC. Craw, (left) and Mine man Third Class Ralph E. Loux, examine a Viet Cong Claymore type mine which was disarmed by a member of the six-man bomb squad assigned to the U.S. Naval support activity, Saigon, Republic of Vietnam. The cutaway exposes the mine's missiles formed of iron construction rods shaped into a coil and notched to break into deadly pellets. When the charge explodes, the squad works with the anti-terrorist alert force operated by the Navy in Saigon.
Naval History and Heritage Command
Photographer: Robert W. Dietrich, JOCM, USN