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BB-39.JPGZipper-roooUp the powder bags go in flame and smoke. The fire puts out intense heat.
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BB-3.JPGYes...we got orders to moveThe Section is on the move. Section Chief Carlos Casteel, left, and Freddy Martinez, right.
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BB-62.JPGWaiting to loadPhil Orville & Bob Becker waiting to load planes to Kontum.
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BB-48.JPGUnknownThe firebase of this photo is UNK.
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BB-16.JPGUnique carryCarlos Casteel and Freddie Martinez bear the load from the ammo dump to the gun emplacements.
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BB-44.JPGToo close for comfortCarl Willis is in the foreground. Artillery rounds going off right outside our perimeter after moving to LZ Mile High.
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BB-26.JPGThe Whole CrewThis is the #4 Gun Section prior to us going to LZ Incoming.
Back Row: Sgt Reedy (WIA), UNK, Phil Orville (WIA), Me.
Front Row: Danny McMillan, Bobby Gomez, Elmer Lindsay (KIA) and Carl Willis (not pictured).
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BB-89.JPGThe survivorsDanny McMillan and Bob Becker in the back row; remainder are UNK.
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BB-22.JPGThe real thingThese are the working parts of a 105mm; near and dear to the hearts of every cannoneer.
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BB-56.JPGThe Big 8"Checking out a gun that we never got to shoot.
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BB-25.JPGThat's MeThat's me...Bob Becker...doing my John Wayne pose.
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BB-57.JPGThat's a mortar tubeWe painted a mortar tube on our gun.
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