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Various Vietnam pictures.

Discussion in 'Vietnam' started by David Layne, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    Each evening at our camp a patrol would go out into the surrounding countryside. This is not the Phu Loi patrol however it would have looked very much like this unknown units patrol.

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  2. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    This looks like a radar/communications center on a mountain top, probably in the Central Highlands. Must have been miserable duty.

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  3. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    More clearance work. To the left can be seen concertina wire of the base's perimeter.

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  4. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    David - did you notice the men in the 'patrol' don't have magazines in their M16s!
     
  5. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    David - did you notice the men in the 'patrol' don't have magazines in their M16s!

    I had not noticed that however I am not surprised. We were not allowed to have the magazine in place when in a secure area i.e a base.

    If I am not mistaken the first two G.I.'s have M16, I think the others are carrying M14's.
     
  6. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    A major malfunction! It seems to me these two G.I.'s are laughing at the Major behind his back!

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  7. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    I think these must be Korean troops. They seem to have settled into their bivouac well.

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  8. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    A.P.C.'s in the field, unit and place unknown.

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  9. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    Lieutenant Colonel Michael J. Cerrone points out a pair of worn out boots to Captain Nguyen Nong Hung during an inspection. The Vietnamese troops who appear to be wearing a mixture of uniforms would not be too bothered about boots as in all probability itwould have been the only footwear he had ever owned.

    Colonel Cerrone is I believe a Special Forces Officer. It must be relatively early in the war as his rank insignia and airborne wings are not subdued.

    Hanging from his left pocket appear to be Vietnamese Airborne patch and between the pockets is what I presume must be his rank equivalent in Vietnamese insignia.

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  10. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    A Vietnamese sailor, (Gunner) mounts his 50 Cal. machine gun in the rear of a River Patrol Craft. He is part of a patrol that keeps the Saigon River area secure.
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  11. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    This is the generator shed that supplied power for a VHF Site located at LZ Mary Lou, 25 miles north of Pleiku.

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  12. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    Riding off to war, not sure what vehicle they are riding on, any suggestions?

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  13. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    I think this tracked vehicle must have exploded a mine judging from the damage.

    The comments on the photograph were added at the time of development.

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  14. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    General George S. Eckhardt conducting some kind of flag ceremony.

    In the rear is a Vietnameses officer who has Vietnamese jump wings on his right breast.

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  15. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure what happened to this vehicle, I'm not even sure of the vehicles identity.

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  16. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    These guys seem to be stringing high voltage electricity cables.

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  17. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    A typical example of a fortified position, probably a communications centre.

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  18. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    A crew chief refuels a Huey. His M 60 can be seen in the gunners position, his own M16 is leaning up in the back.

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  19. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    Fuel stored ready for use in the power shop of some unknown base.

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  20. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    What is the individual on the left carrying?

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