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1-Road between our base camp Quan Loi and Quan Loi village (Tam Loi). Tanks would clear the road every morning for mines. Notice white vehicle behind APC. Little Vietnamese mode of transportation, called Lambrettas. 2-Going down same road with Vietnamese a on motor scooter. 3-Truck hit mine. Driver posing with truck. We had floor and under the seat with layer of sand bags.
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Here's some pictures I've posted a while back. A baby pygmy deer. A mountain yard have us as a gift. We tried to feed it milk, didn't work. Died 3 days later. What did us 19 year olds know. I've read some where they think they are now extinct.
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Here's a picture I took of Johnny Grimes standing in a crater made by a 122mm Chinese rocket. They hit up just prior to company coming up from Phouc Vinh. Just outside my tent. Had to replace tent holes made in it by scrapnel from rocket.
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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
Ya...looks like an OV-1 to me. Lotsa folks confused these with the OV-10.
 

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Working on weapons in my shop tent. Bottom picture, me working on a grenade launcher mounted below barrel on -16s. I got there in June 67 and they had problems with mounts cracking and breaking. Shortly after they were discontinued.
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Tanks rolling out on south side of perimeter, Quan Loi. North side of perimeter, Quan Loi. Tree in middde of picture, mortars would register their tubes on tree near sun down. Johnny Grimes and I picked up a case of 40mm grenades and used my 2 M-79s woud could put a grenade in the top of the tree first. I won. My dog Charlie. Johnny Grimes hard at work. Artillery repairman.
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qAnother view of Thunder 10, NDP, south of An Loc. 1968. Pull over guaging a four duece 4.2" mortar Quan Loi. 1968. Checking inside diameter of ortar tube. I may have posted this pic. earlier in past. Me at rifle range basic training, Fort Bliss Tx 1966.
 

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Here you go Noelekal. Grave yard in An Loc. Compapny dog Linda. Company brought her up when they convoyed up from Phouc Vinh. She would only go around mess sgt in Phouc Vinh. When they brought her up to Quan Loi, i was only one she hung around with. I'll never for get one day I was sitting on the side of road and open a can of C rations, ham and eggs and dumped it out for her. She smelled it and walked off. Girl herding water buffalo don road south of An Loc. Thunder Road. Isn't it funny we remember pets names, people not as much.
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I bet I have hundreds of famous World War II photographs rolling around in my head. So many are so frequently seen.

I don't have nearly as good a grasp on photographs from Vietnam and I particularly enjoy private photos from vets who served there.

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Kids along Thunder Road would wave as GIs for chop chop for babyson. Some GI would throw them a can of C rations. My short time bunk I made next to bunker in case we had incoming. They did have beautiful sunsets there.
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