"Beyond the Peaceful Sunset, A Shooting War"
Photo #: USN 1052379 Beyond the Peaceful Sunset, A Shooting War Sunset scene on board USS Bennington (CVS-20), operating with the Seventh Fleet near South Viet Nam, 16 December 1960, during the Laotian Crisis. View looks forward on the flight deck, past parked S2F Tracker anti-submarine aircraft. Other units deployed near South Viet Nam at that time included the attack carrier USS Lexington (CVA-16), several destroyers and a three-ship amphibious force carrying 1400 Marines. Official U.S. Navy Photograph.