Here’s to a peaceful Veterans Day
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
Randy, Mi. 4.2 F.O.
Me having a drink
Airstrike goin in
Artillery fire mission in treeline. Doc Snuffy bending over in foreground.
Dennis Lyons, Ca.
LZ Liz, me and Dennis shaving
Chieu Hoi scout and me
Craig and Dutch on LZ Liz
Dennis and me, old French mansion
Dutch on Liz
SKS at arty bunker on Liz
Hanging out in village
More pics coming as I figure out how to work this blog. 09 July 15
Me and Village kids again, smoking stunted their growth.
Me with Zippo boys in action in background
Me and my cool shades, didn’t wear them often
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, Ca. in cemetery
Hauling out rice cache from Uncle Bens . Lt’s York and Hatton in foreground
Doc Snuffy, Herb and George, Delta Co. interpreter.
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
Jumping TOC, Craig in center w/ radio under right arm
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
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
LZ Bronco chopper pad, goin out to the bush.
Me & wire stock 30 cal carbine, nice little weapon but no pop
Lt York (resting his rucsack on his M16), Randy Evans & me
Caught a VC paymaster
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.
Tracks, don’t remember where
Holed up in a cementary
Resupply, always a good thing, mail!
Chopper pad on LZ Bronco
Mortar guys hanging a 81 MM
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
Lt Ken York, replaced Lt Gardner
Jim Simon and Doc Snuffy
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.
Doc Snuffy jammin
Doc Snuffy chowin down
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, 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.