Viet Nam Pics

Here's to a peaceful Veterans Day

Here’s to a peaceful Veterans Day

Same "photo op" with Ron Primavera

Same “photo op” with Ron Primavera, New Jersey, Severely W.I.A. on 24 April 70

Truck ride from LZ Bronco, Sam The Sham on my right, another Chicagoan

Truck ride from LZ Bronco, Sam The Sham on my right, another Chicagoan

Randy, 4.2 F.O.

Randy, Mi.  4.2 F.O.

Me having a drink

Me having a drink

Artillery goin in

Airstrike goin in

Redleg fire mission

Artillery fire mission in treeline. Doc Snuffy bending over in foreground.

ruined village

ruined village

Dennis Lyons

Dennis Lyons, Ca.

LZ Liz, me and Dennis shaving

LZ Liz, me and Dennis shaving

Chieu Hoi scout and me

Chieu Hoi scout and me

Craig and Dutch on LZ Liz

Craig and Dutch on LZ Liz

Dennis and me, old French mansion

Dennis and me, old French mansion

Dutch on Liz

Dutch on Liz

SKS at arty bunker on Liz

SKS at arty bunker on Liz

Hanging out in village

Hanging out in village

More pics coming as I figure out how to work this blog. 09 July 15

Me and Village kids again

Me and Village kids again, smoking stunted their growth.

Me with Zippo boys in action in background

Me with Zippo boys in action in background

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Me and my cool shades, didn’t wear them often

Fred Larson

Fred Larson

Fred took my place as radioman when I was bumped up to recon sgt..

Fred was K.I.A  24 Apr 70, he was from Pollock SD.  R.I.P.

Me & Jim Simon in cemetry

Me & Jim Simon, Ca. in cemetery

Pretty country

Pretty country

Hauling out rice cache from Uncle Bens . Lt's York and Hatton in foreground

Hauling out rice cache from Uncle Bens . Lt’s York and Hatton in foreground

Doc Snuffy, Herb and George, Delta Co. interpreter.

Doc Snuffy, Herb and George, Delta Co. interpreter.

Lt. Richard Gardner. He replaced Lt Novak after he was wounded.   Lt. Gradner was K.I.A 24 Apr 70. He was from Washington DC R.I.P.

Lt. Richard Gardner. He replaced Lt Dave Novak after he was wounded.
Lt. Gardner was K.I.A 24 Apr 70. He was from Washington DC
R.I.P.

Jumping TOC, Craig in center w/ radio under right arm

Jumping TOC, Craig in center w/ radio under right arm

Chinook coming in to jump TOC at base of North OP on Liz

Chinook coming in to jump TOC at base of North OP on Liz

Craig, me and Lt York getting ready to jump TOC from LZ Liz on Chinooks, North OP in background

Craig, me and Lt York getting ready to jump TOC from LZ Liz on Chinooks, North OP in background

Mama Son

Mama San

Almost landed on me, that's my rucsack with the radio antenna underneath the chopper that I  was leaning against a few seconds earlier.

Almost landed on me, that’s my rucsack with the radio antenna underneath the chopper that I was leaning against a few seconds earlier. This is on the ridge just below the French O.P. on 15 Mar 70, a few hours later, Lt. Novak was W.I.A.

Leaving Bronco on trucks

Leaving Bronco on trucks

LZ Bronco chopper pad, goin out to the bush.

LZ Bronco chopper pad, goin out to the bush.

Me & wire stock 30 cal carbine, nice little weapon but no pop

Me & wire stock 30 cal carbine, nice little weapon but no pop

Lt York (resting his rucsack on his M16), Randy Evans & me

Lt York (resting his rucsack on his M16), Randy Evans & me

Caught a VC paymaster

Caught a VC  paymasterMy only pic of Lt Novak, the day before he was severely WIA

My only pic of Lt  David Novak, walking down from the French O.P., the day he was severely W.I.A, 15 Mar 70

 

My rucsack with PRC 25 radio and 1/2 gal collapsible canteen, best water pillow ever.

My rucsack with PRC 25 radio and 1/2 gal collapsible canteen, best water pillow ever.

Tracks, don't remember where

Tracks, don’t remember where

Holed up in a cemetery

Holed up in a cementary

Resupply, always a good thing, mail!

Resupply, always a good thing, mail!

Chopper pad on LZ Bronco

Chopper pad on LZ Bronco

Mortar guys hanging a 81

Mortar guys hanging a 81 MM

Fred Larson, Lt Gardner, Craig Collins and Dennis Lyons. Doc Snuffy sitting on bank in background

Fred Larson, Lt Gardner, Craig Collins and Dennis Lyons. Doc Snuffy sitting on bank in background, getting ready to leave LZ Liz in April 70

Unloading on Red Ball, the only time we ever rode in trucks, after standown on LZ Bronco

Unloading on Red Ball, the only time we ever rode in trucks, after standown on LZ Bronco

Another resupply, more mail!

Another resupply

Lt Ken York, replaced Lt Gardner

Lt Ken York, replaced Lt Gardner

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Jim Simon and Doc Snuffy

Jose, watching us load onto trucks after standown on LZ Bronco

Jose, watching us load onto trucks after standown on LZ Bronco

Jim, me, Herb and Dennis leaving LZ LIz, except short timer Herb, his first day of a well deserved rear job.

Jim, me, Herb and Dennis leaving LZ LIz, except short timer Herb, his first day of a well deserved rear job.

Doc Snuffy jammin

Doc Snuffy jammin

Doc Snuffy chowin down

Doc Snuffy chowin down

 

R & R in Bangkok after 11 months in Nam. Not too fucked up ;-)

R & R in Bangkok after 11 months in Nam. Not too fucked up 😉

 

Delta Co. 1st Bn/ 20 Inf reunion Oct. 2014, Bowling Green Ky

Delta Co. 1st Bn/ 20 Inf reunion Oct. 2014, Bowling Green Ky

Delta Co. 1st Bn/ 20 Inf,  11th Light Infantry Brigade, Americal Division reunion Oct. 2014, Bowling Green Ky.   Chris Cook, Wendell Strode and me, representing the years 67, 68, 69 and 70   Chris is the Old Timer, he came over on the ship, Wendell and I flew. Chris served in D. Co.with my buddy from Webster County WV, Dave Baker.

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