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Ran across a cd where I had Wolf camera put a lot of my pictures on CD. Heres one I took south of An Loc. 1968. Air mattress we called rubber ladies. Striped post to right is Aiming post for a mortar. I enlarged picture and noticed another mortar aiming post left side of picture near a stump.
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One of our NDPs (night defensive position) south of An Loc off Route 13 (Thunder Rd). NDPs up and down Route 13 in support of each other. ARVNS in An Loc would pepper the perimeter with 105s mm each night to make sure sights were correct. Notice 155s. Buddy talked me into taking pictures with slides. Pictures still so clear today. Still have all slides.
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Taking a break. 2- I worked on these too, 106mm recoilless rifles. 3- Picture I got from El Cabron at 1st Inf reunion. Mamason taking goods to market Phouc Vinh 1967. 4- Me playing with a mountain yard cross bow. On 106 cool how you bore sighted one. 4 notches on end of barrel for sting making cross hairs. Removed firing pin to bore sight. Top rifle, magazine fed, M8c spotting rifle, fired 50 cal.. (not 50 cal.. BMG) like chalk round to double check bore sight. One could adjust breach to equal amount of recoil to match blast out front. Saw video in small arms school where they fired one with a glass of water sitting on breach and didn't spill water when they fired it.
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Plane coming in for a landing. I think we called them Mohawks. All my color phoros are on slides, have 3 slide projectors. You should see them on a 8'X10' screen. View attachment 151180
Yeah, If I remember right they were twin turbo prop, pilot and co pilot. She had ejection seats also. The air Force complained:rolleyes: about Army having gun systems on them claiming that the turbo props made them Fighter planes and only the Air Force was supposed to have fighters.
 

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Geez. You guys really like my pictures. I've had them for decades in the same Vietnamese camera carrying case all these years. Route 13 (Thunder Rd. nicknamed by GIs) runs north from around Saigon through Phu Loi, Lai Khe, An Loc to Loch Ninh. Went to google earth and looks like a paved divided 4 lane. Almost fell out of my chair. Moi Ba Dinh mountain, we named Virgin mountain is now an amusement park. Thunder Rd through a small village. Kids swimming in lake south of An Loc. Me about 6 years ago. Went of web, Viet Nam today and market place in Phouv Vinh is still there.
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This picture I really like. Guard tower south side of perimeter Quan Loi. I think it's been renamed Tam Loi now. Quan Loi village. Theres nothing there now at our base camp east of Tam Loi (Quan Loi village) Notice GI sitting in tower surrounded with sand bags. Me with my orders back to the states. Guy from our company I found on the net sent me the picture. That's me in the middle.
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