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Pleiku, Vietnam, 1969 - 62nd Maintenance Battalion, by SP5 Norm Roy
I, NORM ROY, served in Vietnam from September 1969 to September 1970. I was attached to the 45th Group, 62nd Maintenance Battalion, at Pleiku, located in the Central Highlands of II Corp, and assigned to the Artillery Repair Section. My MOS at the time was 45L20. Our mission was to perform repairs on towed as well as tracked artillery. I believe our maintenance level was a step or two below depot repair. Since I was formerly trained (Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland) in artillery repair of tracked as well as towed artillery, I supervised subordinates on many repairs in Pleiku. I also did a lot of traveling to remote FSB, CIDG Camps, an occasional hip shoot location, etc. to make repairs that could be done on site. During my tour I spent a fair amount of time in the field. Trying to remember all the destinations I visited 45 years later via convoy and helicopter would have been darn near impossible. Fortunately I kept my helmet cover which doubled as a notebook at the time. I actually found it and it had many of the places I had visited written down. Some names were too faded but I was able to read several of them. Unfortunately I did not record any dates but it’s doubtful I would have been able to read those anyway. Here’s what I could pull from the cover-Kontum, Firebase 6, Ben Het, LZ Blackhawk, Plei Mrong (may have been a hip shoot), Plei Djereng, Dak Pek, LZ Weight Davis, Duc Co, Plei Me, Duc Lap, Buprang, LZ Plantation (in Central Highlands not near Long Binh), Ban Me Thuot. Post-Vietnam After my leave upon return from Vietnam I was assigned to A Battery 1st Battalion, 7th Artillery, 1st Infantry Division, at Fort Riley, KS. I served as a SP5 in the battery motor pool. My unit was on the Reforger exercise in Germany so I had it pretty easy for the 1st month while I awaited their return. Once they returned, peace as I knew it disappeared. The Battery had to stand down from the exercise and that was no easy task. At the same time, the Battery was introduced to a new CO. From what I was told either the Battery or the Battalion did poorly on an earlier I.G. inspection and this CO was not going to let that happen again. My section NCO (Staff Sgt) and I had to make sure that the motor pool was “strack”! Turns out it was and I believe our Battery got the highest score. In August 1971, I was getting an early-out to return to college. The CO called me in for the “ETS” RE-UP talk. He was impressed with the high score the motor pool got on the I.G. inspection and my overall record while under his command and I guess looked like a good candidate career wise. His first offer was promotion to SP6 or Staff Sgt. I didn’t bite. Next came the offer to get me into OCS. I mulled that over for a bit but turned it down to return to college.
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Dillard Massengale, Combat Wounded Veteran. Served in the Vietnam War: 1967-1968 Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division - "BIG RED ON"

Dillard Massengale, a Vietnam Veteran and one of 11 brothers and sisters in his family. His father was a WWll Army Veteran, and one of his brothers, Donald Ray Massengale, was also a Vietnam Veteran serving with the 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry, of 1st Calvary Division, at Bear Cat, Vietnam.

Dillard was born and raised in Smokey Junction and graduated from the Norma High School in 1966. After working a short time after graduation, he received his Draft Notice for the U.S. Army on or about October 1966 and started serving in the Army on February 1, 1967. Dillard completed Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning Georgia, Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Polk Louisiana, and after a 17 day leave he was on his way to Vietnam, arriving on June 28, 1967. Dillard was assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division - "BIG RED ONE" and was in Vietnam for about 9 months before being wounded in combat and returned to the U.S.A.

While in Vietnam, Dillard spent time at these Base Camps: Phuoc Vinh, Quan Loi, and Lai Khe. He also spent time at Black Virgin Mountain, and Fire Base Whiskey. Dillard fought in battles at places like An Loc, Lock Ninh, Dian, Ho Chi Minh Trail, Iron Triangle, and An My. It was at An My that Dillard was awarded a Bronze Star Medal with “V” Device, for heroism, for his actions on February 1, 1968 at An My.

Dillard’s main job in Vietnam was MOS (Primary Occupational Specialty) 11B Light Weapons Infantryman, but he also was trained to operate the 81mm Mortar, and he also performed the duties as an FO (Forward Observer), and RTO (Radio Telephone Operator), during his tour.

Along with his weapon, backpack, ammo, water etc. Dillard also carried a 23 pound AN/PRC-25 Radio. The AN/PRC-25 provided his Commander with a means to communicate with other Units back in the rear in case of an emergency, and with other elements while on patrol or recon. Sometimes, Dillard himself would use the Radio to direct Mortar fire during a Fire Mission from the Mortar Platoon that was within firing range of him and the rest of his men that was on patrol, and the radio, along with a good map, provided the tools needed to do his job as an RTO. From stories told by some of his buddies he met at their annual Unit Reunion, he was one of the best FO and RTO’s they had ever seen and they all wanted him along on their patrols because of his ability to accurately direct the Mortar Fire onto the enemy when needed.

While on one such patrol, Dillard was severely wounded by small arms fire and shrapnel from an enemy grenade or Mortar rounds exploding nearby. The Viet Cong and NVA soldiers had ambushed their patrol during an S&D (Search and Destroy) mission. After receiving basic field medical care from his Medic, of numerous wounds to his stomach and other parts of his body, he was medevacked by helicopter using a cable hoist to extract him from the thick jungle where a Landing Zone (LZ) was not possible.

While under heavy enemy fire, and while he was being hoisted from the ground to the helicopter, he was able to expend the last of his ammunition by firing his M-16 Rifle to lay down much needed fire power onto the enemy below before finally running out of ammunition and dropping his weapon to the ground as he was pulled into the helicopter and flown back to the nearest medical facility. After receiving what medical care he could get to keep him alive, he was transferred to the 106th Military Hospital in Japan, where he received much needed surgeries to patch up the wounds in his body. After a few weeks of care and convalescent in Japan, Dillard was transferred back to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland for further treatment. Later, he was transferred to Fort Benning Georgia where he received another surgery, called a Colostomy, and a Laparotomy, to repair parts of his intestines which had previously been removed in Japan. After the surgery he was placed on Administrative Leave so he could go home for a while. After his leave time was up and he returned to Fort Benning Georgia, he was transferred again, this time to Fort Hood Texas to finish out his term of service in the Army.

After receiving his Honorable Discharge, on January 31, 1969, he was finally headed for home, back to good old Smokey Junction where he still calls home to this day.

MEDALS:
Bronze Star Medal, w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, w/”V” Device
Purple Heart
Air Medal
Army Commendation Medal, with “V” Device
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal, with three Bronze Service Stars
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, with Palm Device
Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Honor Medal Unit Citation, First Class

AWARDS: Combat Infantryman Badge

WEAPONS QUALIFICATIONS: Marksman (Pistol), Expert (Rifle), Second Class Gunner (M-60 Machine Gun)

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E. Ray Austin's Vietnam - Album #1
Jan 1, 1969

ALL MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TAKEN IN 1969 - A collection of my pictures, and others that were donated, with a special focus on the "Siege of DAK TO and BEN HET" - May thru July 1969, and Fire Support Base (FSB) 6 located on Rocket Ridge overlooking the Dak To Valley.

1-Operational Reports of the 1st Battalion 92nd Artillery, my Unit: http://www.bravecannons.org/History/hist_benhet.html
2-Another good story is at http://www.thebattleofkontum.com/memories/15.html
3-An excellent YouTube video also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-eYoL6IZXg
4-The battle of Ben Het Vietnam (1969): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adQnb_0cz4o&feature=related

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E. Ray Austin's Vietnam - Album #2

ALL MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TAKEN IN 1969 - A collection of Vietnam Photos from friends who were at DAK TO, BEN HET, FSB-6, TAN CAHN, and other locations close by.

1-Operational Reports of the 1st Battalion 92nd Artillery, my Unit: http://www.bravecannons.org/History/hist_benhet.html
2-Another good story is at http://www.thebattleofkontum.com/memories/15.html
3-An excellent YouTube video also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-eYoL6IZXg
4-The battle of Ben Het Vietnam (1969): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adQnb_0cz4o&feature=related

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E. Ray Austin's Vietnam - Album #3
Jan 1, 1969

ALL MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TAKEN IN 1969 - A collection of my pictures, and others that were donated, covering my "2 tours of duty" in Vietnam starting from January 1969 until January 1970, and again from January 1971 until January 1972, with a special focus on the "Siege of DAK TO and BEN HET" - May thru July 1969, and Fire Support Base (FSB) 6 located on Rocket Ridge overlooking the Dak To Valley.

1-Operational Reports of the 1st Battalion 92nd Artillery, my Unit: http://www.bravecannons.org/History/hist_benhet.html
2-Another good story is at http://www.thebattleofkontum.com/memories/15.html
3-An excellent YouTube video also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-eYoL6IZXg
4-The battle of Ben Het Vietnam (1969): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adQnb_0cz4o&feature=related

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E. Ray Austin's Vietnam - Album #4

ALL MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TAKEN IN 1969 - A collection of Vietnam Photos from friends who were at DAK TO, BEN HET, FSB-6, TAN CAHN, and other locations close by.

1-Operational Reports of the 1st Battalion 92nd Artillery, my Unit: http://www.bravecannons.org/History/hist_benhet.html
2-Another good story is at http://www.thebattleofkontum.com/memories/15.html
3-An excellent YouTube video also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-eYoL6IZXg
4-The battle of Ben Het Vietnam (1969): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adQnb_0cz4o&feature=related

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E. Ray Austin's Vietnam - Album #5 - HHC, 12th Combat Aviation Group

A small collection of Vietnam Photos I took while assigned to the 12th Combat Aviation Group located at LZ Plantation, also known as Black Jack Pad, outside of Long Binh, from January 1971 until January 1972.

“Black Jack Pad” and “LZ Plantation” was located just across the fence from 90th Replacement at Long Binh, and pretty close to the Bien Hoa Air Base.

12th Combat Aviation Group Website: http://www.12cagvietnam.com/index.html

Another 12th Combat Aviation Group Website: http://1stavnbde.com/12cag/12th_Combat_Aviation_Group.htm
Another 12th Combat Aviation Group Website: http://books.dreambook.com/bloozmobile/main.html
Another 12th Combat Aviation Group Website: http://www.1stavnbde.com/



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E. Ray Austin's Vietnam - Album #6-1 - HHC, 12th Combat Aviation Group

This is the First 120 pictures from Album 6-1 and 6-2:

Vietnam Photos scanned from an Album/Book made by my unit of assignment, 2nd Tour, in Vietnam, HHC, 12th Combat Aviation Group, from January 1971 until January 1972.

“Black Jack Pad” and “LZ Plantation” was located just across the fence from 90th Replacement at Long Binh, and pretty close to the Bien Hoa Air Base.

12th Combat Aviation Group Website: http://www.12cagvietnam.com/index.html

Another 12th Combat Aviation Group Website: http://1stavnbde.com/12cag/12th_Combat_Aviation_Group.htm
Another 12th Combat Aviation Group Website: http://books.dreambook.com/bloozmobile/main.html
Another 12th Combat Aviation Group Website: http://www.1stavnbde.com/



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E. Ray Austin's Vietnam - Album #6-2 - HHC, 12th Combat Aviation Group

The remainder of Album 6-1:

Vietnam Photos scanned from an Album/Book made by my unit of assignment, 2nd Tour, in Vietnam, HHC, 12th Combat Aviation Group, from January 1971 until January 1972.

“Black Jack Pad” and “LZ Plantation” was located just across the fence from 90th Replacement at Long Binh, and pretty close to the Bien Hoa Air Base.

12th Combat Aviation Group Website: http://www.12cagvietnam.com/index.html

Another 12th Combat Aviation Group Website: http://1stavnbde.com/12cag/12th_Combat_Aviation_Group.htm
Another 12th Combat Aviation Group Website: http://books.dreambook.com/bloozmobile/main.html
Another 12th Combat Aviation Group Website: http://www.1stavnbde.com/



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John Mackenzie - Vietnam - Album #1 - HHC, 12th Combat Aviation Group
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Jack J. Dendy - DAK TO and TAN CAHN, Vietnam 1969
Jan 1, 1969

Enclosed are pictures donated by Jack J. Dendy who was stationed at DAK TO and TAN CAHN, Vietnam, in 1969 with the 1st Battalion, 92nd Field Artillery.
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1-Operational Reports of the 1st Battalion 92nd Artillery: http://www.bravecannons.org/History/hist_benhet.html
2-Another good story is at http://www.thebattleofkontum.com/memories/15.html
3-An excellent YouTube video also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-eYoL6IZXg
4-The battle of Ben Het Vietnam (1969): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adQnb_0cz4o&feature=related

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DAK TO - "A case of cowardice under fire" by: Larry Burrows, LIFE Magazine
Sep 19, 1969

https://books.google.com/...0under%20fire&f=false

Larry Burrows, LIFE Magazine article and pictures.

This happened Sep. 19, 1969, while members of the 299th Engineers, from DAK TO, were clearing the road of enemy Mines to open the road between DAK TO and BEN HET so we could get supplies to them. The helicopter that landed and dropped off the Commander of the 299th was also carrying a LT from our Unit, 1st Bn, 92nd Artillery, who went along to help, but he was shot as the enemy attempted to shot down the helicopter and had to return back to DAK TO.

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#1 - Thomas Bleming, DAK TO and BEN HET

I hope this story will entice others to share their stories about Vietnam, especially in and around the areas of DAK TO, BEN HET, TAN CAHN, Fire Support Base (FSB) 6, and other places located in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam.

1-Operational Reports of the 1st Battalion 92nd Artillery, my Unit: http://www.bravecannons.org/History/hist_benhet.html
2-Another good story is at http://www.thebattleofkontum.com/memories/15.html
3-An excellent YouTube video also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-eYoL6IZXg
4-The battle of Ben Het Vietnam (1969): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adQnb_0cz4o&feature=related

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#2 - Thomas J. Bleming - DAK TO, Vietnam, Nov 12, 2013
Nov 12, 2013

Thomas J. Bleming, of Lusk, WY, who served as a LLRP (Long Range Recon Patrol), and assigned to the 52nd Airborne Pathfinders Detachment in and around DAK TO during his tour of duty in the Vietnam war. Mr. Bleming has made, so far, two trips back to DAK TO, BEN HET, and TAN CAHN. His first trip was in May of 2010.

These (15) pictures were taken at DAK TO, by Thomas J. Bleming, when he revisited DAK TO on his second trip on Nov 12, 2013.

May 2010, I returned to Dak To, Tan Cahn and heroic Ben Het. I wrote this story from Dak To.

Today (May 2010) marks the anniversary of the Battle of LZ (Landing Zone ) Yankee, where (during the Battle of Dak To, South Vietnam), my unit, the 52nd Airborne Pathfinders Detachment, made the very first victory by American forces against the North Vietnamese Army (NVA), that had Dak To under siege since May 6, 1969. Our successful assault allowed for US forces to open up offensive operations, from high ground, looking down into the valley and use LZ Yankee to position artillery fire down on the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong. The Battle of Dak To lasted until sometime in July 1969. There was still much fighting ahead for all of us. This first American victory gave the men at Dak To a “Big” morale boost and showed the NVA that they were not “invincible.”

On this date, in 1969, at Dak To, South Vietnam, during a daylong lull in the fighting, Lieutenant Colonel Newman Howard, commander of the besieged US military base, located in the Central Highlands, delivers a grim announcement to the assembled defenders of Dak To, telling them that reinforcements are not coming and that they must do everything to insure that the base is not overrun by North Vietnamese forces. For most of the past three weeks, heavy monsoon rains along with thick cloud cover have greatly hampered the air force from bombing the NVA, who are based along Rocket Ridge, a mountain range just west of the base.

The weather has also greatly affected Dak To from being resupplied from the air. As of May 26, 1969, ammunition is being rationed to the defenders. LTC Howard tells the men that they only have enough ammunition to last for two more days. LTC Howard, a veteran of the Normandy invasion and the Korea War, tells the men that he will order a B-52 airstrike on Dak To, should enemy forces overrun their defenses. Meanwhile, just a few miles up the road at Ben Het, the American Green Beret’s and their Montagnard CIDG troops receive an airdrop of ammunition and food as fighting continues all around them. The battle of Dak To and Ben Het enters its fourth week.

Dak To, Socialist Republic of Vietnam --- “All glory is fleeting,” so goes an old Roman saying which holds true to this day. It came to mind as I casually walked around two historic battle grounds at Ben Het, where I fought in what was then called the Republic of South Vietnam in May and June of 1969. In the two battles, which at the time held the world’s attention for two months, American forces, greatly outnumbered, held their ground against a vastly superior force of North Vietnamese regulars who engaged us over a 56-day period. Our little base, manned by no more than 600 men, fought against an enemy 12 times our size. For 56 days and nights we were subjected to artillery, 122 mm rockets, 120mm and 82mm mortars, B-40 rockets, enemy snipers and night time sapper attacks. Over 77,000 rounds of direct and indirect artillery fire fell on those defending the base, but Dak To held out against all odds. There would be no reinforcements for those of the 299th Engineer Battalion, whose mission was transformed overnight, once the battle started, from building roads to that of a front line infantry unit. To the west, nine miles from Dak To, was Ben Het, a Special Forces camp on what was then called the tri-border region because of its location and close proximity to neighboring Laos and Cambodia, which were a mere stone’s throw from the base’s barbed wire and sandbagged perimeter. Ben Het’s runway, at that time, was its only link to the outside world and it had been put out of commission early in the battle from intense North Vietnamese incoming artillery and 122 mm rocket fire. Ammunition, food, and other supplies to keep the base from being overrun were delivered by US Air Force C-130’s and Caribou aircraft, which would fly low level over the camp, dropping their parachute containers while North Vietnamese gunners in nearby hills fired at these planes. On occasion the anti-aircraft fire was so intense that the air crews simply dropped their cargo from high altitudes rather than risk being shot out of the sky. On numerous occasions the precious cargos fell onto NVC controlled territory. Several aircraft that serviced Ben Het were the victims of North Vietnamese gunners. Their skeletal remains littered the landscape all around the base’s perimeter. I was 23 years old, still for the most part innocent about life, full of patriotism and anti-communism, and a member of an elite group known as the Airborne Pathfinders. Ours was an all-volunteer unit, highly motivated and dedicated. Each one of us was a parachutist and above all, eager to engage an enemy who was determined, no matter the cost, to overrun these two strategic fire support bases in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. At 4 o’clock on the morning of May 6th, 1969, I along with other members of our Airborne Pathfinder team, stationed just outside of the Central Highlands city of Kontum, was awakened and told to grab what personal gear we had and get on waiting Huey UH-1 helicopters. Our destination was Ben Het. So began my transformation to that of a Dak To defender. Dak To, was the scene of the bloody battle in 1967 in which elements of the US Army’s 173rd Airborne Brigade fought North Vietnamese regulars on Hill 875. The Battle of Hill 875 was to be replayed, however, this time the US Army fire support base (FSB) just outside the sleepy South Vietnam hamlet of Tan Cahn would be the scene of what would become the second largest battle up to that time in the Vietnam War.

After 41 years to the day, when I fought North Vietnamese Army troops of the NVA’s 66th Regiment, on the ridge line that overlooks Dak To (which we nicknamed “Rocket Ridge”), I have come back to see this place which has remained a part of my memory for over four decades. I have finally returned to this once heavily contested, blood-soaked piece of real estate in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Of the 600 men who defended Dak To during those 56 days of grueling combat, over 45 percent were either killed or wounded. The estimated North Vietnamese losses were between 80-90 percent killed or wounded during this battle. My interpreter/guide from Kontum (a city about 35 miles from Dak To), leads me onto the runway, which is all but deserted except for a few Vietnamese farmers, who hardly pay us any attention as we get out of our vehicle. My guide tells me “Mr. Bleming, you are now here at Dak To.” “Yes, I am at Dak To. I have finally come back,” I replied. I begin to survey the runway, once it was the scene of carnage and death. All around me, I am (again) seeing the ghosts of the past, reliving what I had experienced firsthand, way back during that epic battle. As if I am in a sort of vacuum or vortex I am cascaded back in time. My mind travels to May 22, 1969, as I am about to board one of our 52nd Aviation Battalion’s “Huey” UH-1 helicopters, that are on Dak To’s runway, waiting for the order to head onto the top of Rocket Ridge on that afternoon in May 1969, to do battle with the enemy. I am a young warrior and I can actually feel myself youthful again as I go about the motions of getting on that imaginary Huey helicopter. My interpreter/guide looks on, as he has in the past, at the other old combat veterans that he has taken to Dak To and Ben Het, to live out their youthful days, when we were full of patriotic spirit and determination to do what each could to fight communism here in Southeast Asia. He says not a word, and if he had I would not have heard him, as my thoughts are back, many, many decades from the present. I don’t know how long of a time it is that I sit on the inside of the imaginary chopper on the old runway at Dak To. Somehow I snap out of my self-hypnotic trance and am back in the real world, on a deserted runway in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, under a blazing sun. I then make my way to the vehicle and retrieve an American flag that I flew at Dak To during the battle and after gently taking it out from a plastic bag, I then go over to a nearby tree which stands next to the runway and then tie each end to its small branches. A few minutes afterwards I remove the flag and hold it up to let the wind unfurl the colors, once again here on the sacred and hallowed ground. Later we make a tour of what was the fire base. It is now mostly jungle, as time and the elements have taken over. I locate a few spent bullets and gather up some dirt and place it into plastic bottles to take back with me to keep as a remembrance of my trip. In a few years, perhaps no more than five at the very most, both Ben Het as well as Dak To will be turned into either a housing development or become farm land. No trace of either base will be left for future generations to remember where history at a tremendous cost in human suffering and loss of life was made. As we who fought these battles become older, we too will pass away. It is important to those living, after we are long gone, to remember those who fought and died at such places as Dak To and Ben Het. Let the future of Vietnam be forever one of peace and tranquility between our two countries. I hope and pray that we shall never again lift arms to fight one another. I hope that the many people I have met with and spoken to while here in Vietnam helps with this reconciliation and healing process. I know that my trip back to Vietnam has been a very positive one for me and I hope that I can one day return.

Author’s note: More can be learned about the Battle of Dak To and Ben Het, Vietnam during May and June 1969 by searching the web ©Thomas J. Bleming. Permission given to reproduce and copy so long as author’s name is included with this story.

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Uptight Magazine, Vietnam, Tour 365 - 1969

This collection only contains the photographic prints taken by James McCabe for Uptight, not the actual publication.

This is a publication of the US Army, Vietnam that was given to every returning service man & woman.

https://sites.google.com/site/vietnamusarmy/home/tour-365-1069

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Uptight Magazine, Vietnam, Fall 1970

This collection only contains the photographic prints taken by James McCabe for Uptight, not the actual publication.

Publications from the U.S Army, Vietnam.

https://sites.google.com/site/vietnamusarmy/home

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Uptight Magazine, Vietnam, Winter of 1969

This collection only contains the photographic prints taken by James McCabe for Uptight, not the actual publication.

Publications from the U.S Army, Vietnam.

https://sites.google.com/site/vietnamusarmy/home/uptight-1969-winter

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DAK TO, Vietnam. Copied from Internet.

This is but a few of the website locations I visited and copied pictures. There are 100's more and many hours of looking!

Dak To and Tan Cahn pictures: http://www.panoramio.com/photo_explorer#view=list&position=11743&with_photo_id=64252270&order=date_desc&user=273549

Dak To and Tan Cahn pictures: http://www.panoramio.com/user/4839301

Vietnam: http://www.panoramio.com/user/1643333/tags/Vietnam%20War

Hopefully the owners of these pictures don't mind me displaying their property.

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DAK TO, Vietnam, 1969-1970

Photos of DAK TO, Vietnam, around 1969-1970 time.

I don't remember where I got these pictures, but I sure do appreciate them.

1-Operational Reports of the 1st Battalion 92nd Artillery, my Unit: http://www.bravecannons.org/History/hist_benhet.html
2-Another good story is at http://www.thebattleofkontum.com/memories/15.html
3-An excellent YouTube video also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-eYoL6IZXg
4-The battle of Ben Het Vietnam (1969): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adQnb_0cz4o&feature=related

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Ivo Pettorelli's 2008 visit back to Dak To, Vietnam
Jan 1, 2008

Ivo Pettorelli, was a member of the 1st Battalion, 92nd Field Artillery during his tour of duty at Dak to, Vietnam in 1967. He and his son, Steve Pettorelli, visited Dak To in 2008 and took these pictures.

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Denny Newport - Vietnam 1971-1972

I would love to hear from any of my old Vietnam and Army buddies. Please contact me at: drnewport1@comcast.net

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Vietnam Infantry Pictures from the Web 1967-1969
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Norman Rex "Rickey" Lawson, Vietnam, 156th Heavy Equipment Maintenance (HEM) Company.

156th Heavy Equipment Maintenance (HEM) Company.

Location was in and around Quin Nhon, DaNang and the area around Black Marble Mountain in South Vietnam, 1968-1969.

Album was created 5 years 6 months ago and modified 1 year 11 months ago
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Steve Ferendo, Vietnam, 156th Heavy Equipment Maintenance (HEM) Company.

Location was in and around Quin Nhon, DaNang, and the area around Black Marble Mountain in South Vietnam.

Since Vietnam, Steve Ferendo has found a life in Photography and you can visit him at http://naturalworldthroughmycamera.blogspot.com/p/about-me.html

Don’t forget to drop him an email at SteveFinMD@gmail.com. I’m sure he would love to hear from you.

Album was created 3 years 9 months ago and modified 2 years 9 months ago
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Jim Klina - Vietnam 1967-1968
Jan 1, 1967

Enclosed are some pictures that were taken in the Dak To area in the 1967 & 1968 time frame.

Jim Klina

NOTE: Jim gave me permission to show these pictures and "we all" appreciate them. If you have pictures of the Dak To area and want to share them, let me know.

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Donated Photos. DAK TO, Vietnam

Some pictures from a man nicknamed "tellico" - not sure who that is. He said: "I flew slicks out of Holloway from 6/71 to 2/72 for A/227 AHB 1st Cav. I covered all of II Corps and got down the coast pretty frequently. Saw some beautiful scenery - too bad there was a war going on. I remembered this lighthouse although it was pretty beat up by the time I got in country and have posted a lot of pictures I took on Panoramio".

Album was created 5 years 3 months ago and modified 3 years 9 months ago
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Larry Caudill - Vietnam USAF

Larry Caudill, USAF, Vietnam (Currently living in Indiana).

Larry allowed me to convert these from 35mm Slides, to Digital format, and share them in hopes someone might remember him or anything about these pictures and share what they remember.

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John Reinhart Vietnam Photos

156th Heavy Equipment Maintenance (HEM) Company.

Location is Quin Nhon, DaNang, and the area around Black Marble Mountain in South Vietnam in 1968-1969.

Album was created 5 years 6 months ago and modified 4 years 1 month ago