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TR13.jpgSpiritual GuidanceDate: 12March69 Location: LZ Valentine

Catholic Chaplain holding field services.
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TR14.jpgMe & JohnDate: 30Dec68 Location: LZ Schuyler

John Bowdon at left.
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TR15.jpgFaux CannoneerDate: 30Dec68 Location: LZ Schuyler

I don't really work on the guns, but it made for a good picture. Note the new M102; goodbye M1A101 & the "trails".
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TR16.jpgHit & Miss Chart"Doc" Kline visits our FDC CONEX while I explain the map.
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TR17.jpgChow!Date: 7June68 Location: LZ Penny
Devouring C-ration stew.
L to R: Arab - Dog - Dink - Gary - Nauman
Practically everyone was known by a nickname.
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TR18.jpgMud WrestlingThat's what it looks like. It's what happens when you try to fill sandbags during the rainy season. More like "mudbags".
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TR19.jpgMax T. LeachBill Stratton at left, Maximo T. Leach in the center, and Joe Goldstein holding the pickaxe at right. They may be smiling, but they're tired of filling sandbags.
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TR20.jpgAt The ReadyDate: 2Feb68 Location: LZ Ranger
Holding my M16 and my M26 frag grenade
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TR21.jpgGoodbyeAF fighters depart station after an airstrike.
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TR22.jpgBest Snake - Dead SnakeMay, 1968 Location: LZ Duke

I could use him for a ruler, but I won't. Note that the CONEX was "requisitioned" from the Air Force.
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TR23.jpgThey like hatsDate: 29Nov68 Location: Duc Minh
These are a few of my Vietnamese buddies. Would you believe they like hats?
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TR24.jpgAll MineDate: 8March1968 Location: LZ Valentine
....and, so as I recall, I singlehandedly beat back the enemy and captured this cache....uhhh...just don't mention this to Recon!

NVA rounds found by Recon Patrol after firing approx 600 rounds into the area. B-40 rockets, rifle grenades, Chicom hand grenades, 106mm recoilless rifle, AK-47, 51-cal MG, 82 & 60mm mortar rounds.
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