Vietnam 1967-68

The 15th TC Battalion of the 1st Cavalry Division (Air Mobile), Vietnam.
Vietnam  Jim Shaffner on Greenline night duty in Chu Lai, Vietnam 1967. A small grenade hangs from his flak vest (bullet proof garmet). jim shaffner  Jim Shaffner on Greenline night duty in Chu Lai, Vietnam 1967. Embedded1525724379047  My partner on Green Line duty at Chu Lai.  We spent many lonely nights visiting and watching for anything that moved.  It seemed that every shadow moved and was a Viet Cong. Jim Shaffner3  Jim Shaffner Chu Lai, Vietnam 1967 Viet Nam 1967-68 131  My home for six months at  Phu Bai, Vietnam. Sand bags lined the area between tents. 15th TC Battalion, First Cavalry Division (Airmobile). : Viet Nam 1967-68 viet 1  My home for six months at  Phu Bai, Viet Nam. 15th TC Battalion, First Air Cav.
Viet Nam 1967-68 034  Our camp, Phu Bai, Viet Nam 1968. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 004  Our camp, Phu Bai, Viet Nam 1968. : Viet Nam 1967-68 img029 (2)  Brinkley laying in his cot with the ever ready M-60 machine gun at his side. Phu Bai, Vietnam 1968. img030 (3)  Dennis Tuckosh playing with the camp dog "Cherry." There were always automatic weapons within reach with a loaded clip. Viet Nam 1967-68 001  David Walker. Our home in Chu Lai, Vietnam from September 1967 to the end of Decenber 1967. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet 10  Mosley, Phu Bai 1968.
scan0005  Huey Helicoter that was shot down and retrieved, Phu Bai 1968. Viet Nam 1967-68 015  Bacon, 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,  Phu Bai, Viet Nam : Viet Nam 1967-68 Vietnam 1  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 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. 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, Vietnam. : Viet Nam 1967-68
Viet Nam 1967-68 012  Mosley on the beach on time off Chu Lai, Vietnam 1967. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 014  Dennis Tuckosh next to a OH-13 Observation Helicopter. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 021  Phu Bai 1968 : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 020  Phu Bai 1968 : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 018  Stokey, Phu Bai 1968 : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 017  Brinkley holding a funnel while the helicopter is refueled from a five gallon can. : Viet Nam 1967-68
Viet Nam 1967-68 022  Brinkley holding a funnel while the helicopter is refueled. I saw Brinkley at Fort Eustis Va. after I had returned from Vietnam. He was getting equipment ready to ship to Vietnam and go over again. I never saw him again. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 016  Small villiage on Highway one between Da Nang and Hue / Phu Bai : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 009  Hanging out in our tents in the evening, Sgt Schlu on the bed and Can't remember his name. Chu Lai 1967 : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 003  Chu Lai 1967 : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 008  Dennis Tuckosh on the right. Hue / Phu Bai 1968 : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 026  Dennis Tuckosh playing with "Cherry" the camp dog. Chu Lai, Vietnam. : Viet Nam 1967-68
Viet Nam 1967-68 028  Stockey and Mosley near a well in a Vietnamese village. We never went anywhere without being armed Hue / Phu Bai 1968. : 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. Chu Lai 1967 : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 033  Huey Helicopter Da Nang 1968. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Vietnam 14  This building in Hue is 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. Vietnam 13  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 1967-68 036  Rice paddy near Highway 1 between  Hue / Phu Bai and Da Nang 1968. : Viet Nam 1967-68
Viet Nam 1967-68 037  Highway 1 between  Hue / Phu Bai and Danang 1968. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 038  Small boy walking beside a rice paddy near Highway 1 between  Hue / Phu Bai and Da Nang 1968. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 040  Vietnam village 1969 near Highway 1 between  Hue / Phu Bai and Da Nang 1968. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 042  Vietnamese village  1968. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 045  Harbor next to Da Nang 1968. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 054  Beach near a small vilage Vietnam 1968. : Viet Nam 1967-68
Viet Nam 1967-68 047  Rice paddy near Highway 1 between  Hue / Phu Bai and Da Nang 1968. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 048  Huey helicopter flying near our camp during the rainy season Hue / Phu Bai 1968. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 049  Harbor next to Da Nang 1968. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 055  Small Vietnamese village 1968. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 060  Vietnamese cowboy. Highway 1 between Danang and Phu / Phu Bai 1968. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 062  D-8 Cat being unloaded by a flying crane Phu Bai 1968. : Viet Nam 1967-68
Viet Nam 1967-68 069  D-8 Cat being unloaded by a flying crane Hue / Phu Bai 1968. : 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 1967-68 070  Sand bagged bunker on the beach Chu Lai, Vietnam 1967 : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 076  Bunker on the coast at Chu Lai.  It was almost impossible to keep them from leaking. : 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 Phu Bai 1968. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 079  This helicopter was called the Loach and was shot down near Phu Bai 1968 : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 072  Small fishing boat near the harbor  Da Nang, Vietnm 1968 : 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 Viet Nam 1967-68 075  Bridge bombed Highway 1 between Da Nang and Phu Bai 1968. : Viet Nam 1967-68
Viet Nam 1967-68 091  Huey Helicopter under repair Phu Bai 1968. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 088  Huey Cobra Phu Bai 1968. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 093  Huey Helicopter hauling an OH 13 helicopter that was retrieved after it was shot down. Phu Bai, Vietnam 1968. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 109  Insignia on the front of a Huey Helicopter Phu Bai, Vietnam 1968. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 035  Insignia on the front of a Huey Helicopter Hue / Phu Bai, Vietnam 1968. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 110 : Viet Nam 1967-68
Viet Nam 1967-68 113  On the coast near Da Nang 1968. M- 60 maching gun is mounted on this soldiers vehicle. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 114  Beach between Danang and Phu Bai 1968. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 136  Two Huey Helicopters that were shot down, retrieved to base Phu Bai 1968. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 132  Huey Helicopters that was shot down and retrieved to base Phu Bai 1968. Being hauled by a Chinook Helicopter. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 135  OH-13 Helicopter that was shot down and retrieved to base Phu Bai 1968. Being hauled by a Chinook : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 133  Huey Helicopters that were shot down, retrieved to base Phu Bai 1968. : Viet Nam 1967-68
Viet Nam 1967-68 137  Huey Helicopters that were shot down, retrieved to base Phu Bai 1968. : Viet Nam 1967-68 img019 (2)  Jim Shaffner's foot hanging out of the side of a Huey Helicopter door. We seldom flew with the doors closed as it was to hot. Phu Bai 1968 img027 (2)  Home and rice paddies Phu Bai 1968. img022 (4)  Home and rice paddies Phu Bai 1968. Vietnam 8  Rice paddies Phu Bai 1968. Vietnam 10  Rice paddies Phu Bai 1968.
Vietnam 12  Rice paddies Phu Bai 1968. Vietnam 21  Barbed wire a surrounding small village near Highway 1 between Danang and Phu Bai 1968. Vietnam 19  Bananna plants  and small village near Highway 1 between Danang and Phu Bai 1968. Vietnam 20  Bananna plants  and small village near Highway 1 between Danang and Phu Bai 1968. Vietnam 22  Small village near Highway 1 between Da Nang and Phu Bai 1968. VIetnam 16  Meech behind a cemetary monument  Phu Bai 1968.
Vietnam 18  Cemetary monument Phu Bai 1968. Near our camp. Vietnam 17  Cemetary Phu Bai 1968. Near our camp. Viet Nam 1967-68 086  Flight training, Fort Eustis, Virginia 1967 : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 087  Flight training, Fort Eustis, Virginia 1967 : 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 1967 : 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. 1967 : Viet Nam 1967-68
Viet Nam 1967-68 013  Crew Chief during training at Fort Eustis,  1967. : Viet Nam 1967-68 Viet Nam 1967-68 124  Ft. Eustus, Virginia. M-60  machine gun training. 1967 : 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 img034 (2)  Jim Shaffner the day after I returned from Vietnam in a swimming pool in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was a very strange feeling, even picking up a fork and knife was an odd feeling. I returned a much older person than when I left and very changed.