Vietnam 1967-68

The 15th TC Battalion,1st Air Cavalry Division, Vietnam. The unit was in An Khe, Chu Lai and Hue/Phu Bai near the DMZ.
Viet Nam 1967-68 131  My home for six months at Hue/Phu Bai, Viet Nam.  15TC Battalion, First Air Cav. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Tuckosh  Dennis Tuckosh playing with the camp dog "Cherry" Vietnam 96  Jim Shaffner on Green Line duty at Chu Lai, Vietnam Vietnam 61  Bunker on the coast at Chu Lai.
Viet Nam 1967-68 001 : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet 20  Mosley in the foreground on the beach at Chu Lai. Viet 4  Dennis Tuckosh, Chu Lai Viet 5  My friend Dennis Tuckosh who I am still in contact with in 2015.
Vietnam 47  Cam Rahn Bay Vietnam 7  View of farms and rice paddies on the way to Hue.  That happens to be my foot.  We never flew with the doors closed, it was to hot. Viet Nam 1967-68 015  Bacon, Hue/Phu Bai, Viet Nam : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 032  Bacon messing around with a 50 Cal machine gun in our tent,  Hue/Phu Bai, Viet Nam : Viet Nam 1967-68
Vietnam 5  The camp at Hue/Phu Bai, Viet Nam. A very nice mud hole during the rainy season. Vietnam 6  The camp at Hue/Phu Bai, Viet Nam. This smoke is from diesel fuel in 55 gallon half barrels. These barrels where placed under the seats in the outhouses and filled with diesel fuel.  Most outhouses had four to six seats.  The "Shit Burner" would pull out the barrels of fuel every day and set fire to them, let the barrels cool, then add more fuel and insert them back into the outhouses.  It was a favorite trick of the locals to drop live grenades and ammunition into the fuel.  The "Shit Burner" would light all the barrels and run, just in case there were live rounds or grenades in them. Viet Nam 1967-68 004  Our camp Hue/Phu Bai, Viet Nam : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 025  Our camp at Hue/Phu Bai, Viet Nam : Viet Nam 1967-68
Viet Nam 1967-68 034  Our camp Hue/Phu Bai, Viet Nam : Viet Nam 1967-68 Vietnam guys 222  Back row Brinkley (Birds),L to R Meech, Pop, Mike Bondurant. Standing, Stokey next to dog Noah Harrelson, kneeling L to R Dennish Tuckosh and Graves. Our camp at Hue/Phu Bai, Viet Nam 1968.  15 TC Battalion, First Air Cav. Hue Phu Bai 016  Our camp at Hue/Phu Bai, Viet Nam 1968. Kneeling L-R Jim Shaffner and Graves. Phu Bai,  Viet Nam 1968.  15 TC Battalion, First Air Cav. Vietnam 14  Hue, Vietnam the aftermath of the Tet offensive.
Vietnam 13  Hue, Vietnam the aftermath of the Tet offensive. Vietnam 20  A village between Da Nang and Phu Bai. Vietnam 19  A village between Da Nang and Phu Bai. Vietnam 22  A village between Da Nang and Phu Bai.
Vietnam 21  A village between Da Nang and Phu Bai. Vietnam 15  The entrance to a cemetery near Phu Bai Viet Nam 1967-68 107  During a rocket attack there was always an alert  that required that flak jackets and full gear be put on. Chu Lai : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 012 : Viet Nam 1967-68
Viet Nam 1967-68 014  Dennis Tuckosh : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 021 : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 020 : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 018  Stokey : Viet Nam 1967-68
Viet Nam 1967-68 017  Brinkley holding a funnel while the helicopter is refueled. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 022  Brinkley holding a funnel while the helicopter is refueled. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 016  Small villiage on Highway one between Danang and Phu Bai : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 009  Hanging out. : Viet Nam 1967-68
Viet Nam 1967-68 003 : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 008  Dennis Tuckosh on the right. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 026  Dennis Tuckosh playing with "Cherry" he camp dog. Chu Lai Vietnam. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 028  Stockey and Mosley near a well in a Vietnamese village. : Viet Nam 1967-68
Viet Nam 1967-68 027  Brinkley(Birds) in the back. I saw Brinkley when I returned from Vietnam at Fort Riley, Kansas. He was with a group being sent back to Vietnam. I never saw him again. Noah Harrelson in the middle. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 030  This building in Hue where some of the fiercest fighting of the Vietnam war took place. Beginning the night of January 31, 1968 during the celebration of Tet (Named for the lunar new year holiday called Tet). 150 Marines,  400 South Vietnamese troops and an estimated 5,000 Communist soldiers were killed. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 033 : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 035 : Viet Nam 1967-68
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Viet Nam 1967-68 060  Vietnamese cowboy. Taken from highway one. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 062 : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 067  This helicopter was called the Loach and was shot down near Hue, Phu Bai. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 063  This helicopter was called the Loach and was shot down near Hue, Phu Bai. : Viet Nam 1967-68
Viet Nam 1967-68 068  This helicopter was called the Loach and was shot down near Hue, Phu Bai. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 069 : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 070 : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 071  The OH-13 observation helicopter. : Viet Nam 1967-68
Viet Nam 1967-68 077  This helicopter was called the Loach and was shot down near Hue, Phu Bai. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 079  This helicopter was called the Loach and was shot down near Hue, Phu Bai. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 072 : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 084  The Huey Cobra with rocket tubes on both side and M-79 grenade launcher on the turret underneath. : Viet Nam 1967-68
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Viet Nam 1967-68 113  On the coast near Hue/Phu Bai : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 136 : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 132 : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 135 : Viet Nam 1967-68
Viet Nam 1967-68 133 : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 137 : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 086  Flight training, Fort Eustis, Virginia : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 087  Flight training, Fort Eustis, Virginia : Viet Nam 1967-68
Viet Nam 1967-68 090  Jim Shaffner suiting up for the first flight on a Huey helicopter being trained to load and fire a M-60 machine gun, Fort Eustis, Virginia. My next assignment after this trainingg was finished was a tour of duty in Vietnam : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 089  Jim Shaffner suiting up for the first flight on a Huey helicopter being trained to load and fire a M-60 machine gun, Fort Eustis, Virginia. My next assignment after this trainingg was finished was a tour of duty in Vietnam. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 013  Crew Chief during training at Fort Eustis, Virginia. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 124  Ft. Eustus, Virginia. M-60  machine gun training. : Viet Nam 1967-68
Viet Nam 1967-68 125  Ft. Eustus, Virginia Butch holding M-60 machine gun rounds on a day of actualM-60  machine gun training. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 098  Jim Shaffner, Fort Eustis Virgina. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 123  Graduation day Ft. Eustis Virginia. Butch kneeling Jim Shaffner standing in the center. : Viet Nam 1967-68