"Place was probably as you remembered it.....a billion rubber trees, the old plantation house and the big above ground pool. [Viet Cong] blew the shit outa the place in mid 69." Photo and comments by Howard Swede Ware
Helicopter that Received a Number of Shots From the Viet Cong
"This is a Dust Off chopper with the doors off it. Look at the litter poles and the liter/stretcher on the floor. Could be with the 237th Dust Off due to the yellow skid caps. And notice no guns! Dust Off never carried guns." Comments by Charlie Whaley. "Bad neighborhood, they shot us up on the way out!! It was truly a lets "Get outa here" 'copter....") Photo and comment by Howard Swede Ware
“The effects of just one month spent in a Viet Cong prison camp show on 23-year-old Le Van Than, who had defected from the Communist forces and joined the Government side, was recaptured by the Viet Cong and deliberately starved”, 1966. Photo by Ken Howser
Carrier-based Transport Aircraft, paratroopers would fly out the back bay door, in quick succession, during strategic deployments. "ahhhhhhhhhhh, the Bou...........loved the ramp exits on them......16 paratroops all streamin out like shit out of a cows arse !! HOOAH !!" Comment by Vietnam Veteran, Howard Swede Ware.
Church near LZ (Landing Zone) English, 1969. Photo by Jerry W. Colwell. "This was a break Terry Smith and I were taking from Road Security patrol. Charlie Company, 4th Bat CP is just behind the picture. This church was rebuilt by the Herd for good will. The alter in the back of the church had a giant clam shell (Conch Shell) for donations and such. I could not reach around the shell." Photo and comment by Jerry W. Colwell.