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E. Ray Austin's Vietnam - Album #6-2 - HHC, 12th Combat Aviation Group - “Blackjack Pad” and “LZ Plantation”

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.

“Blackjack 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

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Sp5 Charles W. "Buck" Becker, Jr., RVN 12th CAG 1970
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Sp5 Charles W. "Buck" Becker, Jr., RVN 12th CAG 1970

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I was assigned to the 12th Combat Aviation Group (CAG) on 2 June 1970, and ETS'd 6 July 1971.

I was further assigned to the 12th CAG Army Aviation Element Tactical Operations Center which was located several miles from the 12th CAG's Headquarters compound. My hours were 6 PM to 6 AM. I worked every day for 13 months without a day off or R&R. My choice.

My job in AAE was to contact each of the units 12th CAG supported (11th BN, 145th BN, 22nd BN, 1/9th ACS & 3/17th ACS) plus any allied units we supported during special operations. The info I collected was reviewed by the officers in AAE and condensed into a larger report/briefing each day for General West. My officers/pilots were Maj. Moore, Capt. Torrence, Capt. Kilcrease, CW Stamos, and CW Thibideau among others.

AAE TOC was a top secret installation. I was told we were 20-30 feet underground so the VC and NVA could not penetrate the bunker with rockets.

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