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Camp Halloway... outside Pleiku
image courtesy of Steve Shepard, C troop 7/17

An Son, Vietnam
image courtesy of Steve Shepard - taken late July of 1972

Cam Ranh Bay


Oh Shit!  This is NOT the place to be stopped.  East Bound from Pleiku to QuiNhon, truck on the An Khe pass loses its brakes, takes a curve too fast and overturns....  This is, most certainly, a VERY bad development
image courtesy of Steve Shepard

CW2 Steve Shepard on the runway at LZ crystal. Crystal was located on Hwy 1 about half way between Phu Cat AFB and LZ English... all in Bin Dihn Provence North of Qui Nhon
image courtesy of Steve Shepard

Chu Lai from the air
image courtesy of Dan Delor F/8

Two views of Camp Eagle looking east toward Hill 180 and Phu Bai, from 2/17th Cav area. Dong Truoi mtn. faintly visible on right in the distance.
image courtesy of Doug Kibbey

2/17 Cav. HQ trp flight line at Camp Eagle.
image courtesy of Doug Kibbey

An aerialshot from the east looking west at the 90th Replacement Detachment on the NW corner of Long Binh
image courtesy of Jay Brown

Nui Ba Dinh shows the site on top of the Black Virgin Mountain. The low pad can be seen at the 8 o'clock position from the top of the hill. The upper pad is, if memory serves, is at 3 o'clock from the top of the hill
image courtesy of Jay Brown

"Planta is on short final to either Plantation or Red Carpet in Long Binh. My brain cells are shouting Red Carpet but I just don't trust 'em anymore." - Jay Brown
image courtesy of Jay Brown

"Lowpad shows the secondary pad atop Nui Ba Dinh or Black Virgin Mountain from short final. That was an interesting approach." Jay Brown HHT 3/17
image courtesy of Jay Brown

"The view of Long Binh from my hootch". Jay Brown HHT 3/17
image courtesy of Jay Brown

Song Thu Bon River, "Arizona Territory" - The TAOR ( Tactical Area Of Responsibility ) of the First Battalion First Marine Regiment First Marine Division after we returned from Operation Hastings on the DMZ in 1966 , was just south of Da Nang , ran along the coast south to Hoi An , and inland . "Arizona Territory : was part of the inland area......mostly rice paddies , bamboo hedge rows which were a bitch , and small Viet villes ( villages ) . Pretty much 100 % VC and / or VC Sympathizers.........photo shows patrol along typical trail , with hedge rows to right ....when I was there in 66 - 67 we stayed OFF the trails as the entire area was heavily booby trapped .
image courtesy of Gordon Boswell, Cpl USMC, Delta Company, 1ST BN 1ST Marines 1st Mar Div - Winter of 69 via Tim Sloat

An Khe POL Sign,  it is hard to read but anyone that refueled at An Khe will remember it. It reads "Super Shell with Platformate will get you places that you don' even want to go".
image courtesy of Jim Beach, 61st AHC

Lane AHP(An Son) this is the other side of the hill from the main gate.
image courtesy of Jim Beach, 61st AHC

English Hilton, were the gunnies lived at LZ English
image courtesy of Jim Beach, 61st AHC

This is "The Morgue" B Troop's (7/17) Camp at Phan Thiet from July'68- mid '69. This photo was taken about August of '68.
image courtesy of Richard J Hefferman, B Troop 7th Sqn 17th Cav Reg (Air)

This is a photo of B Troop's Company area looking south towards the airlield at Camp Enari Pleiku early '68.
image courtesy of Richard J Hefferman, B Troop 7th Sqn 17th Cav Reg (Air)

Airfield at Soc Trang - C troop, 16th Cav
image courtesy of Woody Mashburn

"Mission Above All" Big Red One at Di An (pronounced Zeon) was the Div rear and HQ for the 1/4 CAV squadron.  Southeast of Phu Loi about 20.
image courtesy of "Woody" Mashburn & Hugh Mills

Ft. Wolters Texas May 1969 Pre Flight Area
Image courtesy of Felix Bates 240th AHC BearCat 4/70- 11/71

III Corps Tactical Zone HQ Bien Hoa RVN


MACV HQ - Aug '68


LZ English


C-130 Airstrip Bao Loc RVN '67


90th Replacement Battalion 1968


Fire base a couple miles North of Phan Rang
Image courtesy of Steve Shepard

This is a small coastal plain South of Cam Ranh Bay - 3 Nov 71. Taken from the back of a Huey enroute to Phan Rang
Image courtesy of Steve Shepard

Bong Son from a Cobra
Image courtesy of Steve Shepard

Holloway Tower



Image courtesy of Bill Hughes via Egor


Image courtesy of Bill Hughes via Egor


Image courtesy of Bill Hughes via Egor


Image courtesy of Bill Hughes via Egor


Image courtesy of Bill Hughes via Egor


Image courtesy of Bill Hughes via Egor


Image courtesy of Bill Hughes via Egor


Image courtesy of Bill Hughes via Egor


Image courtesy of Bill Hughes via Egor


Image courtesy of Bill Hughes via Egor


Image courtesy of Bill Hughes via Egor


Image courtesy of Bill Hughes via Egor


Image courtesy of Bill Hughes via Egor

South East of Pleiku.......  Central Highlands, beautiful country!
Image courtesy of Steve Shepard

Hwy 19 looking west toward Holloway. March 72. Pleiku is in the background"
Image courtesy of Steve Shepard

Soc Trang air field
Image courtesy of Don "RAC" Raczon 336th AHC

This is The Bridge on the River Kwai. The building to the right of the bridge is a Bar. This is near Konchenoburi, Thailand where we assisted the 46th Special Forces Company in training "The Queen's Cobras". A Thai Division deployd to Vietnam.
Image courtesy of Joe Frey - 7th Airlift Platoon

This is the Army Ramp at Camp Friendship Korat (KRT) Thailand. It is next to Korat, US Air Force Base, notice the F-105, in the background, departing for North Vietnam. The Air Force Base was concrete and asphalt, Camp Friendship was Pierced & Nonpierced Planking and Dirt
Image courtesy of Joe Frey - 7th Airlift Platoon

Phu Bai airport terminal with RVN flag
Image courtesy of Doug Kibbey

Roof coming off the combination "D"Trp.,2/17th Cav. and "L" Co. Ranger Hangar, & aftermath of combo of Typhoon Agnes & Supertyphoon Bess that struck Asia between 18-21 Sept. '71. Seems to have affected Supply Room morale adversely
Image courtesy of Doug Kibbey

Needless to say the rainy season sucked at the Golf Course .... RVN September 1965 (An Khe)
Image courtesy of Ed Lemp

Aerial view of convergence of two enemy trails (& a perfect spot to set an ambush). Taken in I Corps, area of Thua Thien/Quang Tri provinces.
Image courtesy of Doug Kibbey

Aerial shot taken while scouting in I Corps...look closely and you will see another recon helicopter in the exact center of the picture beneath the "shadow" of the rotor blade passing overhead. Taken in I Corps, area of Thua Thien/Quang Tri provinces.
Image courtesy of Doug Kibbey

Photo from 1970 Winter issue of the 1st Cavalry division magazine "The First Team"
Image courtesy of Mike O'Neil

Debarking the USS Boxer in Qui Nhon bay...September 10, 1965
Image courtesy of Ed Lemp

In the landing craft getting ready to head for the beach at Qui Nhon
Image courtesy of Ed Lemp

Our first bunker at the Golf Course...E 82nd area. Sp4 Lybert digging.
Image courtesy of Ed Lemp

Getting ready to board an Air Force C-123 at An Khe airstrip. Heading to Nha Trang for RNR. 10/65
Image courtesy of Ed Lemp - Btry E, 82nd Arty 

1st Cav Mohawk landing at An Khe airstrip ... Hon Cong mountain in background. 10/65
Image courtesy of Ed Lemp - Btry E, 82nd Arty 

Mud at the Golf Course
Image courtesy of Ed Lemp - Btry E, 82nd Arty 

Dong Truoi mountain, view south from Phu Bai.
Image courtesy of Doug Kibbey

On top of Hon Cong mountain at the Golf Course...looking west
Image courtesy of Ed Lemp

Phu Cat SF Camp airstrip 10/65 ... before it was a big airbase
Image courtesy of Ed Lemp

An H/17th Cav OH-6 was taken in late 1972 in the Central Highlands north and west of Pleiku near infamous, "Rocket Ridge," so named for obvious reasons.
Image courtesy of Bob Hesselbein, Undertaker 27

H/17th pilots outside their quarters, grounded by monsoon conditions at Camp Holloway, Pleiku, 1972
Image courtesy of Bob Hesselbein, Undertaker 27

A Central Highland Firebase. This picture was taken in Novermber, 1972 from H/17th Cav cobra overhead a firebase guarding the infamous Mang Yang Pass. Note 105 howitzers and mortars in sandbagged positions. Perimeter trenches and bunkers are noticeable along with barb wire concertinas surrounding the fortification. - Steve Sheppard has identified this as LZ ACTION
Image courtesy of Bob Hesselbein, Undertaker 27

A picture of a big rock in my troop area at Phu Bai
Image courtesy of Jim Newman - Condor 6 C troop, 2/17

Firebase Fiddler's Green, Hau Nghia Province, 1972. This sequence shows what happens when your POL point gets rocketed.
Image courtesy of Doug Kibbey

Lam Son 719 - January 30 - April 6 1971
Image courtesy of Jim Newman - Condor 6, C troop 2/17 Cav

Anatomy of a Firebase...FSB Fiddler's Green, Hau Nghia province '72. M577 is Command Car version of M113, M109's are self-propelled 155mm Howitzers of Howitzer Battery (and the reason-for-being of the Firebase), Berm is the earthworks perimeter wall, Mess trailer accompanied the Cav troop in the field (away from the Firebase), and the vehicle in foreground is an M551 under repair. Bunkers are perimeter fighting positions around the berm, Shelters are 'in-board' of the berm and protection against incoming artillery.
Image courtesy of Doug Kibbey, Cmdr., HQ71, M113 A CAV, "G"Trp., 2/11 ACR

Dam I loved it. Didn't you? Again in the Delta
Image courtesy of Lowell L. Eneix

Guess who? post 68 tet. Yes that's me it is an SF's outpost I think west and a little north of Saigon - Lowell L. Eneix
Image courtesy of CWO2 Lowell L. Eneix A 101 COMANCHEROS 71-72 zorba 121st AHC SOCTRANG TIGERS 67-68 WRECKER2 67-11 A-3 1st woc

A special forces memorial up around the iron triangle.
Image courtesy of Lowell L. Eneix

A strip near the border. 3 sisters area. Supposedly these people went into villages to start schools, hospitals. etc. kinda sneaky pete stuff too.
Image courtesy of Lowell L. Eneix

Combat Tracker. The only dog killed in VN was one working with "C" Troop & Mac.
Image courtesy of Jim Newman


Image courtesy of Frank Zipperer 118th Avn Mar 64- Mar65

This is the best shot I have of the statue at Vung Tau. 67-68 era
Image courtesy of Lowell L. Eneix

Tower at Soc Trang
Image courtesy of Forrest L. Webb

Sign of the times, Army chapel in Long Binh-1972
Image courtesy of Doug Kibbey

ID of Lt.Col. Argent confirmed. I took this picture at Camp Eagle in the 2/17th Cav area in '71 and recently found the text of his interview in an article on airmobility in the Summer/Fall '71 issue of Rendezvous With Destiny, the periodical of the 101st Airborne Div. in Vietnam. There was another Aussie, a flight surgeon I think, who visited us with an assistant at D Troop, 2/17th Cav and taught us to rappel 'Australian style'...head first, but his name really escapes me." - Doug Kibbey, D Trp.,2/17th Cav., 101st Abn.
Image courtesy of Doug Kibbey

Satellite photo of the Phu Bai - Camp Eagle area of MR1. More recent image of same area, with JOG map image superimposed.
Image courtesy of Doug Kibbey

A SF compound 15 min north of Can Tho at 80 knots. 67-68 era.
Image courtesy of Lowell L. Eneix

Camp Eagle 1969 - "I can identify this view as being taken from the "L" Co. Rangers area pad looking toward the "D" trp.,2/17th Cav area and the shared hangar area. The hangar in the background is the same one (viewed from the other side) that can be seen with its roof being blown off during the combination of Typhoon Agnes & super Typhoon Bess in Sept.'71 shown elsewhere on this website, in this section. The "D" troop mess hall can be seen at the top of the hill immediately above the hovering UH-1" -Doug Kibbey
Image courtesy of Sonny Sontag photo via Randy White

LZ Sally - The Troop and 507th TC Det was located on LZ Sally prior to moving to Phu Bai.
Image courtesy of Jim Newman

Phu Bai - LZ Sally, Just like Downtown. Got a monsoon moving in on the left
Image courtesy of Jim Newman

Camp Eagle
Image courtesy of Jim Newman

FSB Birmingham viewed from North side ('71), foreground gunjeeps are 'D' Trp.,2/17th Cavalry. 175mm rifles are lowered & not visible. Runway is to left (east), Song Huu river behind the hill. Perspective error prevents a proper panoramic, but if you use your imagination...
Image courtesy of Doug Kibbey, 'D' Troop, 2/17th Cav

NDP in Hau Nghia province '72. A totally black night illuminated only by rocket flare, sufficient to permit color exposures. This is the same NDP viewable in different circumstances in the Weapons section elsewhere on this website. View is from outer perimeter across the center, & the angle is identical to the last of the 4 frame composite in Weapons. Smoke hanging in the right frame is from gunfire
Image courtesy of Doug Kibbey, Cmdr G-71 ACAV, 'G' Troop, 2/11th ACR

Composite of 2 satellite views & JOG map of FSB Birmingham & relative position
Image courtesy of Doug Kibbey

View from lower level at FSB Birmingham. 175mm impacts can be seen in two distinct areas about 12 clicks out. The two specks in the air at left aren't artifacts, but aircraft...& yes, it is dangerous, aircraft are sometimes hit by artillery rounds in flight (there are pics of a CH-47 pierced by a 105mm on the 'Heli-Vets' site, I believe...it survived)
Image courtesy of Doug Kibbey

The top picture is Soc Trang airfield, the bottom is the city of Soc Trang (Khan Hung, to the Viet Namese)
Image courtesy of Donald Jackson

Camp Alpha
Image courtesy of Robert Geiger

Composite Aeronautical map, from Quang Tri to Chu Lai. An exercise in creative resize-cut-&-paste 'lifted' from about 4 different sources, plus some drawing to fill in blank areas.
Image courtesy of Doug Kibbey

A good wide shot of the Phu Bai airfield looking North from the Control tower walk around
Image courtesy of Tom Payne

Dong Ha airfield set up as a major USAF resupply base for Lam Son 719. Taken looking East from the airfield toward the coast and Quang Tri. (March 1971)
Image courtesy of Tom Payne

Dong Ha airfield looking West. Thank goodness it was the dry season! If it had been the rainy season the field would have been a sea of mud! The area with sleeping hooch and showe/latrine is to the left of the USAF built, Quonset shaped hanger. Interlocking Steel plate parking area is directly in front of the camera. At end the mortar and rocket attacks got so frequent we moved the sleeping hooch into and under the steel reinforced concrete quonset hanger for protection!!! (March 1971)
Image courtesy of Tom Payne

Beautiful view looking North from atop Vo Dat mountain which was North of Xuan Loc in Eastern II Corps. Vo Dat mountain (really a hill) was a horseshoe shaped hill, possibly the remains of a volcano. This was an area of III Corps called the "Rice Bowl". A beautiful area (November 1870, Thanksgiving).
Image courtesy of Tom Payne

This pic is from FSB Currahee, in the A Shau Valley, summer '69, Operation Montgomery Rendezvous, which was the continuation of Apache Snow which encompassed the north end of the valley. MR included the whole of the A Shau Valley, it lasted longer and was more productive than Apache Snow, but didn't get the same press. It was a tough fight all over the valley but in the end Chuck couldn't take the beating and withdrew. We weren't aware of the controversy Stateside and were very proud to have taken part in such an epic battle. Our guns spent 5mo. on the valley floor at Currahee and we were the very last of the 101st to leave.
Image courtesy of Raz  Reed 

Phan Rang
Image courtesy of Steve Shepard

This was my Freedom Bird arrival at San Francisco......Truely a Happy Day
Image courtesy of Raz Reed 

A panel of the State of Ohio veterans Memorial located on the grounds of the state capital. The memorial consists of engraved letters sent home from the combat zones of several wars. This one was obviously written by a Pilot or crewman. The writer is identified as having been Killed in Action (KIA).
Image courtesy of Keith Alleger, 117th AHC 

R&R Special forces Style! While we were at Tay Ninh B-36 held a set of Cambode Olympics. The Photographer kneeling at the far side of the ring was a free lance photographer named Sean Flynn, son of Errol Flynn. I understand he did not survive the war
Image courtesy of Keith Alleger, 117th AHC 

From the 'Home of Cavalry & Armor', the place where so many of those wonderful toys were tested, the former Armor Board at Ft. Knox. It was my privilege to serve here after DEROS. 11th ACR was well represented as two former commanders had senior positions here: MG Donn Starry succeeded MG W. Desobry as Post CO & Armor School commandant was MG G.S.Patton III. The PX & MP station shown were 'violated' one night in '73 by an M60A1 tank driven by a severely PO'd GI hoping to crush some MPs with a vehicle stolen from Boatwright tank depot. He only succeeded in flattening some cars and putting some BIG vents in the walls of both, apart from lodging himself at Leavenworth for a few years.
Image courtesy of Col. John P. Berres (ret), President of USAARENBD via Doug Kibbey 

FSB (Fire Support Base) Birmingham
Image courtesy of Jim Newman

Security car on an armed train, here on the rail line just across QL-1 in Phu Bai '71. Cpt. Larry Vaught & myself were watching this train couple some cars and saw disaster looming when an inattentive crew hit the rest of the train a little hard, sending the mostly ARVN passengers (who were standing leisurely in boxcars), flying past the doors like a cartoon. It wasn't fast enough for anyone to be hurt, and we were immobilized with laughter for several minutes.
Image courtesy of Doug Kibbey

Map of Phu Bai and the active strip. That's highway 1 running at a 45 through the area. 
Image courtesy of Randy White

Quan Loi
Image courtesy of Robert Geiger

Black Virgin Mountain
Image courtesy of Robert Geiger

This is a 1968 photo of LZ Sally from about 10,000 feet up in the air.  The top of the picture is pretty much oriented to north.  The A Shau Valley is to the west and the South China Sea to the right of the picture. "I did not get there until spring of '71 so I was never at Sally. When I got there, we were in some quonset huts that had been built by the Marines. We had nice bunks up off the ground, hot running water, a swell mess hall and it was almost like Boy Scouts out on bivouwac somewhere. Even had handball courts the Marines had built. My mother was blown away when I wrote home and requested that she send my handball gloves and stuff!" Rick Schwab
Image courtesy of Curt Knapp

Composite view of 2/17th Camp Eagle flightline looking SSW in 1971 and, thanks to B Trooper ('Banshees') Kirk Jensen's unrelenting efforts, 2001
Image courtesy of Doug Kibbey and Kirk Jensen, 2/17th Cav.

This picture was taken looking due South,  1971 vintage. The runway is the Phu Bai Airstrip. The hangar in the center of the picture is the hangar C Troop, 2/17th Air Cavalry shared with the 4/77th ARA unit. The South China Sea is to the left of the picture.  Camp Eagle and the 101st Airborne Division HQ would be to the right of the picture (West) as is the highway QL1. The smaller building immediately to the right of the hangar was the Allied Shops maintenance hangar.  Aircraft hydraulics, electronics, sheet metal repair, cobra and huey engine shop, and OH-6 LOH Maint teams,  worked out of this shop. The 85th Evac Hospital was located on the other side of the runway to the right border of the picture. The A Shau Valley and Hamburger Hill (Dong AP Bia) would be located about 15 -20 miles from the upper right portion of this picture on a southwesterly heading. The 5th Transportation Bn Helicopter Repair facility was located in a hangar to the left of this picture, on the same side of the runway the C Troop 2/17th hangar was located, and at the east end of the runway.  It is not in the view of this picture.  To the right bottom portion of this picture, and outside the Phu Bai Airstrip perimeter wire, was the ARVN Basic Training Camp.  It is not in the view of this picture.
Image courtesy of Doug Kibbey

Camp Eagle, immediately following the Bob Hope 1971 Christmas Show
Image courtesy of Rick Schwab, Condor 47

Recent satellite view of the A Shau valley
Image courtesy of Doub Kibbey

Me in Sydney Australia 1971 on R&R. I am the one wearing shoes and clothes 
Image courtesy of Felix Bates 

FSB Birmingham, coordinates YD 704101. Following the applied convention for map reading, locate appropriate 1:50,000 map section (in this case, YD) and 'read right, then up', for the nearest numbered box & your best estimate for the box 'fraction' in tenths. No separator between the Right-Up numbers, thus 70 4 for 'right' & 10 1 for 'up' (red boxes & numbers added for clarity). This is how it was done before GPS came on-line...
Image courtesy of Doug Kibbey

Hue Citadel Late '72
Image courtesy of Rich Neely

This is a church on the Southwest side of Hue. Late '72
Image courtesy of Rich Neely

1st Inf Div patch cut in the Jungle
Image courtesy of Mike Sloniker 

Hue-Phu Bai Airport...under new management...
Image courtesy of Doug Kibbey

Here's the airfield at Dak To, South Vietnam. Believe me, it looks a lot prettier from a thousand feet! Serving the "Tri-State Area" of South Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, Dak To International offers the weary aviator binding dust in the dry season and bottomless mud during the monsoon. For the sports-minded, there are numerous NVA and Main Force Viet Cong units conveniently located throughout the surrounding countryside for your shooting pleasure. During the peak tourist season accomodations are very limited, so bring your own tent or poncho. Dinining is also somewhat limited, with C-rations being the cuisine of choice, though a tasty monkey or dog stew can be had at the Montagnard village next to the river. Warm beer and a friendly game of poker are always available in the Falcons tent, so plan on adding Dak To to your "must visit" list
Image courtesy of Tillman Jeffrey

Dak To Air Strip
Image courtesy of Tillman Jeffrey

This is QL-1, the main highway running north to south.  This section is way up north near LZ Sally.  August 72
Image courtesy of Rich Neely, D Trp, 17th Cav, Danang

Parking Ramp, An-Khe army airfield November 1965. Several types of aircraft roughly dispersed, with minimal base facilities on offer. Various aircraft shown are U8, 0-1, CV2 and UH1 variations. Of particular interest is the Airforce C-123 ' White Whale' the personal aircraft of General Westmoreland.
Image courtesy of Joe White via John Jones

This one for places and bases. An Khe Airfield November 1965, old french Villa used as makeshift control tower and command post. Note the G.P. Tents and road clearing still in progress.
Image courtesy of Joe White via John Jones

An Khe Army Airfield, September 1965. 2 Huey slicks of the 229th AHB, find landing space on a partly cleared area of the ' Golf course' landing strip. In the background, a chinook helicoptor of the 228th ASHB overflies a row of its Battalion ships, awaiting their loads.
Image courtesy of Joe White, Via John Jones

An Khe 1971 Cav landing strip. Nice comparison of the French Villia as it was 6 years later. Will have to bow to your knowledge of what Cav unit this ship is from, they supported ' C/75 'charlie Rangers'
Image courtesy of Frank Benns

The 2nd Brigade Aviation Section of the 101st ABN DIV at Sally.
Image courtesy of Curt Knapp


Image courtesy of Jan Null

Soc Trang
Image courtesy of Jan Null

Soc Trang
Image courtesy of Jan Null

Soc Trang
Image courtesy of Jan Null

Short final approach to Vung Tao
Image courtesy of Chip Decker

Vung Tao Airbase
Image courtesy of Chip Decker

Bone yard off the end of Siagon airfield.
Image courtesy of Chip Decker

Quon Loi
Image courtesy of Robert Hraban

This is Vung Tau on the coast south of Nha Trang and it was an area that the U.S. Navy operated out of.
Image courtesy of Bob Peneguy

Approaching the pad, revetments and quarters at Avn Det, HHC, 196th Inf Bde. First, "Freedom Hill", the out-processing area for I Corps. Billets for the troops in the fore-ground. Amphitheater, center upper, is where Bob Hope did his Christmas shows.
Image courtesy of David Ayers

Final approach to the pad. Bde HQ on the hill.
Image courtesy of David Ayers

Approaching Marble Mountain Army Airfield from the north.
Image courtesy of David Ayers

One of the "marbles" up-close
Image courtesy of David Ayers

Another of the "marbles" up-close
Image courtesy of David Ayers

Panoramic composite of Phu Bai airfield ca. 1965 as taken from various points around the tower, viewing west-north-east, L-R.
Image taken by John Phillips, 3rd RRU - Phu Bai, Viet Nam via Doug Kibbey - NOTE - (John would very much like to contact Gary Roger Heatherington. If whereabouts known, please contact webmaster).

Photo of the the 145th CAB area at Bien Hoa Air Base 1968 from the 145th CAB Photo history book vol 2, page 3
Image courtesy of Dave Green 68th AHC crew chief

Hue Airfield Helipad (Lift Master Pad) (1969). The helipad was used by the Hawks from D/101 AWC, the Black Widows C/101, and Lift Master the Chinook unit.
Image courtesy of Chip Decker

Another shot of Lift Master pad near Hue Airfield (1969).
Image courtesy of Chip Decker

The USNS Corpus Christi Bay Helicopter maintenance ship near Cam Rhan Bay (1967).
Image courtesy of Chip Decker

The USNS Corpus Christi Bay Helicopter maintenance ship near Cam Rhan Bay (1967).
Image courtesy of Chip Decker

Marble Mt. Which was just south of Marble Mt airfield
Image courtesy of Roger Grasman

Panoramic of two exposures from Phu Bai North, view to SW. Dong Truoi Mt. at the left, southern bit of Hill 180 ridgeline at the right.
Image courtesy of Doug Kibbey

Approach in-country to Cam Ranh Bay on Flying Tiger Airlines-1971.
Image courtesy of Doug Kibbey

City near Soc Trang
Image courtesy of George Quackenbush

River town near Soc Trang
Image courtesy of George Quackenbush

River Mouth
Image courtesy of George Quackenbush

River Junction
Image courtesy of George Quackenbush

Prison port
Image courtesy of George Quackenbush

Pagoda
Image courtesy of George Quackenbush

Wash day at Soc Trangsm.jpg
Image courtesy of George Quackenbush

View of Camp Eagle North Perimeter
Image courtesy of Richard Bullen via Doug Kibbey

Phu Bai airport, view from west to east, terminal in center.
Image courtesy of Richard Bullen via Doug Kibbey

View between Camp Eagle and Phu Bai.
Image courtesy of Richard Bullen via Doug Kibbey

Soc Trang front gate.
Image courtesy of Forrest Webb

Soc Trang - view from front gate looking back at the base.
Image courtesy of Forrest Webb

Phu Bai International Airport Fall of 1968.
Image courtesy of Ray Knight

Phu Bai International Airport.
Image courtesy of Doug Kibbey

FSB Birmingham 3,000' airstrip view toward the East. Prep for CA by Smokey Stover (top), as viewed from same point in March 2005.
Image courtesy of Doug Kibbey

View to NE from site of former north low pad 2005 and same view from a point about 300 meters further west in '71 while I was with D Troop, 2/17th Cav. This is a monument in a grove of trees that sits on the north side of the old pad just north of the airstrip. It commemorates the ~600 NVA dead in graves there (visible) who mostly perished in the Spring Offensive-'72. In the composite pic from the hill looking down on the village elsewhere on this page, this grove is visible to the left of the bare area that had been the North Pad.
Image courtesy of Doug Kibbey

North Pad view to the East in a Steve Nirk pic (top) and in 2005. The airstrip in to the right and the monument/NVA graves to the left.
Image courtesy of Doug Kibbey

This is the North Pad looking toward the Firebase, just to the north of the airstrip. You can see PSP scars in the thin asphalt that remains. This is just south of the monument/cemetary to war dead.
Image courtesy of Doug Kibbey

Classroom built on the B'Ham airstrip. On this occasion, the children had just let out and the classroom was being used so a local farmer could teach city dwellers how to better care for any animals they own.
Image courtesy of Doug Kibbey

Troops manifesting out in the later years had to pass a urinanalysis for drugs and passed through this familiar portal, a pun on the film titled "Teahouse of the August Moon", located in Long Binh. Since "cheating" was a possibility, there were observers to make sure it was your own pee going in the cup...those with this unenviable task were known as "pecker checkers".
Image courtesy of Roger Justison via Doug Kibbey

Ca Mau (Quan Long) AAF
Image courtesy of Eric Bray

Can Tho AAF
Image courtesy of Eric Bray

Can Tho AAF
Image courtesy of Eric Bray

Moc Hoa AAF
Image courtesy of Eric Bray

My Tho AAF
Image courtesy of Eric Bray

Rach Gia AAF
Image courtesy of Eric Bray

Soc Trang (Khanh Hung)
Image courtesy of Eric Bray

Early photo of Da Nang Tower
Image courtesy of Don Hauschild

Marble Mountain taken at night with Role camera and starlight scope
Image courtesy of Don Hauschild

FiddlersGreenSign.jpg: "Sign at entrance to one of the last U.S. firebases constructed, FSB Fiddler's Green in III Corps, operational home to 2/11th ACR and it's Howitzer Battery in their last days in the field, Jan.-March '72. Details of this base viewable elsewhere on this page.
Image courtesy of Steve Shannon via Doug Kibbey

A photo I took of Vo Dat mountain while returning from the 125th A.T.C. base camp in Bien Hoa some time in early Nov. 1970.
Image courtesy of Sam Weaver (SP-5) C Company, 125th ATC Battalion Vo dat MT. 9/70 thru 12/70

Cam Ranh Bay US Army replacement depot which was the first point of arrival for new troops awaiting assignments in the RVN.
Images courtesy of Tom Kehoe


Image courtesy of Tom Kehoe


Image courtesy of Tom Kehoe

These pictures of the Hue Citadel were taken from the front, gunner's seat of a cobra from D-158-101st Abn Div, 1970
Images courtesy of Tom Kehoe

Various views along the bank of the Perfume River flowing through Hue
Images courtesy of Tom Kehoe

Soc Trang Airfield from the air
Image courtesy of Milton Lowden 121st AHC

The Road to Soc Trang from the Base
Image courtesy of Milton Lowden 121st AHC


Image courtesy of Greg Windsor - 240th AHC

Tan My from the air
Courtesy of Wayne Moose, F/4 scout gunner 1972/73 Via Brain Harrison

F/4 Tan My company area.
Image courtesy of Brian "Stretch" Harrison, F/4 Cav

LZ Sally I Corp from the air late 1972.
Image courtesy of Brian "Stretch" Harrison, F/4 Cav

This is a firebase located west of Camp Eagle, I Corps, in the mountains overlooking the A Shau Valley. I'm in a UH-1 taking the picture of another unit's huey making an approach to the landing pad. The landing pad is that small square of PSP (pierced steel plating) in the front edge (facing us) of the fire base. You can see that "smoke was popped" so the pilot could judge which way the wind was blowing. When we took off at sea level overloaded, which was common, we had to approach almost level with the pad; using a shallow glide slope, so we wouldn't fall through the landing and over torque the transmission. Over torquing the transmission irritated the crew chief a-whole-lot.
Image courtesy of Pete Rzeminski, CW2, 1st Bde, 101st Abn, 68-69

Firebase T-Bone as it looked in late 1972. Note the American advisers working with the ARVN artillery men.
Image courtesy of Brian Harrison

Views of Camp Eagle, late 1972. By this time Eagle was manned by the South Vietnamese Airborne.
Courtesy of Brain Harrison, F troop, 4th Cav

Views of Camp Eagle, late 1972. By this time Eagle was manned by the South Vietnamese Airborne.
Courtesy of Brain Harrison, F troop, 4th Cav

Views of Camp Eagle, late 1972. By this time Eagle was manned by the South Vietnamese Airborne.
Courtesy of Brain Harrison, F troop, 4th Cav

Views of Camp Eagle, late 1972. By this time Eagle was manned by the South Vietnamese Airborne.
Courtesy of Wayne Moose, F troop, 4th Cav

Views of Camp Eagle, late 1972. By this time Eagle was manned by the South Vietnamese Airborne.
Courtesy of Wayne Moose, F troop, 4th Cav

ARVN headquarters landing pad, Hue late 1972.
Courtesy of Brain Harrison, F troop, 4th Cav

Hue church.
Courtesy of Brain Harrison, F troop, 4th Cav

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