My Photos From Vietnam

 

                             

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  This soldier silhouette is made from 1/2" oak and is approximately 12" high and 10" wide. It can be either free standing or can be hung on the wall.- $45

 

I took these photos with an instamatic camera I carried in my backpack.  Like so many things they have not improved with age. I will try to post new photos occasionally as time permits.

Below I have posted a few photos that represent the typical day to day routine we encountered when things were somewhat calm.

 

Cleaning weapons was a constant chore.

This is a photo showing some of the villagers that would come out to talk to the GIs when we had the welcome task of providing security around a village during the "elections".

This is the basic gear we had on us when went on patrol. When "humping the boonies", there was the addition of our rucksack (back pack) and in my case a radio.

This is one of the few times we were not out in the "boonies". Here we are pulling security on a bridge leading into a village.

Here we are relaxing in a small "pond" before returning to the boonies. Rest assured there was ample protection surrounding this water hole.

Hey, everybody needs a haircut now and then!

This photo was taken while I was on a convoy returning to my unit after receiving some medical attention. I was told a fuel tanker was attacked near this location and the villagers were skimming the fuel off the top of the water. And we thought lines at the gas station were bad!

Below are a few photos of  choppers and a few taken from them.

This is the formation they would use to come in and pick us up or drop us off.

 

This is a particularly nice shot taken out of the door of a chopper of one of the Huey's in formation.

 

This chopper is coming in to an LZ (landing zone).

 

This chopper had a bad lift off and it's blades collided with the blades of another chopper. They were there to pick us up to secure a downed chopper in the valley. Needless to say we didn't make it.

 

Photo of a "sky crane" bringing in heavy equipment.

 

Photo of a valley after a B-52 strike. Notice the road running through the valley, no doubt the target of the strike.

 

These people do a lot of good for our hospitalized Veterans.

 

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