Media Category: Viet Nam

Images from my service or visits in or to Viet Nam. I may use images from other sources also.

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-10. July 1973, in Saigon on leave, landing at the airport. We, the US Military, already had left. I was there to help with the fiancé visa for my bride.

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-09. Saigon 1967.The German hospital ship started out in Saigon and moved to Da Nang in 1968. I had entered the USA only in 1959 and so I naturally had to have a look at the German contribution to the war. Later I helped salvaging a WWII wrecked ship in Da Nang for the Helgoland […]

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-06. An-Loc was surrounded by the North Vietnamese during the 1972 Easter offensive. An loc is about 80 km north of Saigon. This is a captured North Viet Namese tank. When I returned to VN for a 3rd time the news of relieving An Loc and recapturing Quang Tri dominated the news and it was […]

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-05. Saigon 1967. This monument was made fun of by the Commies and much of the Western Press; maybe they were on the same side. This was a monument to Soldiers who fought and died in this conflict. Naturally the commies tore it down in no time flat.

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-04. Saigon 1967, a very typical street scene.

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-45. The Cua-Viet fuel farm 1967. It was mostly bladders. Once the commies done an extraordinary mine job on a LST which was beached in the camp and was well protected. They done a great job and got it any way, our biggest job there.

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-40. Cua-Viet Camp 1967, a LVT needs repair. We came up here often to repair the off-shore fuel line and we had one big job, an LST needed an emergency repair to close a planted mine explosion hole under their engine rooms.

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-39. Cat Lo 1971. My only photo, I reported here in Jan 1971 from HCU-1 in Subic. Here, I trained several groups of VN Navy divers in salvage for about two month. Than we manned the LCM-8 salvage boats and operated in the Mekong Delta, half US and half VN crews. My boat operated from […]

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-37. MeKong Delta 1973, this shot is from 1973 but in 1971 we flew to Rach Gia by Helo, to pic up our boat and relieve crew members. This is the Delta-no doubt!!! We took the boat than to the Song Ong Doc River and further to Ca Mau and did salvage work there.

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-36. On our way to Saigon from Cat Lo 1971, we saw these Thai troops. I was also gone to an Australasian Army hospital here, once, for a consultation.

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