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BB-38.JPGPowder bag ritualWe are preparing to burn the excess powder bags.

L to R: UNK, Carl Willis, and Bobby Gomez.
BB-39.JPGZipper-roooUp the powder bags go in flame and smoke. The fire puts out intense heat.
BB-40.JPGCambodia in the distanceCan't see much of it, but that's Cambodia, our neighboring enemy.
BB-41.JPGAir strikeThere is an airstrike going on southwest of Fire Base 14 (FSB 14, LZ Incoming) while some grunt brothers are looking on.
BB-42.JPGMy Gun SectionPhil Orville, Carlos Casteel and Sandy waiting on a fire mission. I took the picture from inside the bunker. Sandy was wounded on LZ Incoming.
BB-43.JPGBent cannisterPhil, Carlos and Sandy working on a bent canister inside the tube at Mile High.
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.
BB-45.JPGAir strikeAir strike outside the perimeter of LZ Incoming with a grunt off to the left watching from his line bunker.
BB-46.JPGLeaving the LZGetting ready to move off LZ Mile High. L to R: Carlos Casteel, Bob Becker, Charlie South and UNK.
BB-47.JPGBob MadisonSitting on the wheel is Bob Madison from Madison, South Dakota at LZ Mile High.
BB-48.JPGUnknownThe firebase of this photo is UNK.
BB-49.JPGOn standbyMe and UNK; firebase also UNK.
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