Light Observation Helicopter (LOH) 2nd Brigade, 4th ID 1966 in Pleiku. "Tried these fixed guns on the skids. Kept jamming. Went to door gunners with M-60's. This was at Brigade HQ south of Pleiku. Area would be later named Camp Enari. Lt Mark Enari and I shared a stateroom on the boat from Tacoma to Qui Nhon. He was one of the first 4th ID soldiers killed in Vietnam." -Milt Brown. Photo by Milt Brown.
A patrol of Australian Airfield Defense Guards [ADGs] moving past abandoned buildings outside the gates of the Phan Rang airbase in 1970. The Australian ADGs were the only personnel stationed at Phan Rang who operated beyond the defensive perimeter of the American-controlled base.
OV-1 Mohawk, an observation and attack aircraft, on an airbase. Photo by John Harris, who was a door gunner with the "Scouts" during the years 1969-1971, Scout Platoon, D Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. 1969-1970. Courtesy of Mike Gustin. http://www.dtroop.com/
Photograph of helicopters, landing space, and hangers on an airbase in Vietnam.Photo by Bill Foster who served with the "Blues" D Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. Nov. 1970-Aug. 1971. Courtesy of Mike Gustin.
General William Westmoreland, Commander, US Military Assistance Command Vietnam (left) and Lieutenant Colonel Ivan ‘Lou’ Brumfield, Commanding Officer of 1RAR, leave a US army helicopter before inspecting 1RAR’s defenses at Bien Hoa airbase, June 1965.
Airbase at Quang Ngai, Vietnam, 1963. Photos taken by CW4 (ret.) Mervin "Jake" Miller. Started as the 8th Transportation Company then converted to the 117th Aviation Company. Photo courtesy of Matthew W. Miller.
Charlie Black, "Charlie always carried a grenade in his jungle jacket left front pocket, as you see in this picture. I asked him why he carried it. He replied, 'You never know when you might need it....'" 1970. This was in the MP Platoon AO, LZ English, April or May. "Charlie was a great MP to have on your side in a fight." Photo and comments by Jerry W. Colwell