Allied military operations in South Vietnam have uncovered caches of enough arms and stores in a recent three week period to supply a 10,000 man communist division for more than three months. Elements of the U.S. 1st Cavalry Division fighting 90 kilometers northwest of Saigon, just 25 kilometers from Cambodia, discovered a deep-dug 30-bunker complex crammed with 45 tons of food and ammunition. It included quantities of small arms ammunition, shells, mortar, and recoilless rifle rounds, rockets, and explosives; mostly of Communist Chinese manufacture. South Vietnamese Rangers on operations in the Mekong Delta have seized 300 automatic weapons. These guns are believed to be of West German origin. Military authorities estimate these losses to the enemy to be the worst since the beginning of the war, with significant impact on communist ability to indicate that most communist war material is transported and infiltrated on the backs of oppressed laborers and enemy soldiers.
Squad, From 1st Cavalry Regiment, Ready to Go on a Mission
Squad ready to go on a mission. Photo by Ernie Patrick who was with the "Blues". from March, to July, 1970. Ernie says he wasn't in country very long. Ship was shot down and he was sent to hospital in Da Nang, Cam Rahn Bay, Japan then to Fort Gordon, Ga. Finally sent to Fort Hood where he stayed until discharge. Earnie was with D-Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. Courtesy of Mike Gustin
These were the Marine Forward Observer (FOs) pilots we flew with up at Da Nang. Left to right - Bill Broadaway, Jack Frase, Fat Talk (Nick name), Bair Couner, BC (Nick name). 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/
TROOPS OPERATION MASHER: Radio operators and command staff of the U.S. First Air Cavalry Division gather after daylong fighting in Operation Masher, one of the largest operations in the war. An Thi, 1966. Photo by Henri Huet KIA Laos Feb. 10, 1971.
Unknown Soldiers Pose for a Portrait While Leaning Against a Cobra Helicopter
Unknown soldiers pose for a camera while leaning against a Cobra helicopter. Photo by Samuel Dunnock with the "Blues" while serving with D-Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. 1968. courtesy of Mike Gustin, firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.dtroop.com/