Location Called "Test Fire Island" Being Used to Test .50 Caliber Rounds
A location nicknamed "Test Fire Island" currently being used to test .50 caliber rounds. Photo by Jim Lundy, a Cobra pilot a Scout Door Gunner with the Scout Platoon, D-Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. 1969-1970. Courtesy of Mike Gustin, email@example.com http://www.dtroop.com/
Phu Loi 1968. Soldiers getting shots. "Our Company area was over on the West side, if you stayed to the left when you came through the Main Gate, and ran about 3/4's of the way around to the west side the Huey's and hooks had their revetments pretty much next to us. The Hueys would taxi right outside our hootch's back door. We'd set out there in the evenings and wave and drink beer. On occasion if they were coming in late we'd run over and hand all the guys a cold beer as they hovered past. Bad side, the Dinks knew where the Birds were and on occasion try to mortar them. Then we weren't real happy to have them as neighbors!" -Vietnam Veteran. Photo by Howard Swede Ware
Photo by Ronald Walker. "Soldier who was with the Scout Platoon. Joined D-Troop at Gray Base Ft. Hood, in Spring of 1968. Then to 'Nam when we all flew over on the 707 and was Lt. Skinner's crew chief from Ft. Hood until he was killed in Aug 68. ETS (Expiration of Term of Service) in Jan 69. Was there when the LRP ate the frog and died. Was there when Rodriguez killed the tiger. When Ken Christol was shot up. Was there when our Blue was killed in '68 after Skinner." Scout Platoon, D-Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. Courtesy of Mike Gustin. http://www.dtroop.com/
Soldiers Helping Soldiers During a Fire Fight in Hue, Southern Vietnam
As fellow troopers aided wounded buddies, a paratrooper of A Company, 101st Airborne, guides a medical evacuation helicopter through the jungle foliage to pick up casualties during a five-day patrol of an area southwest of Hue, South Vietnam, April 1968. This photograph is featured on the cover of the Associated Press' book 'Vietnam: The Real War.'