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WS-54.JPGHere we are!Reporting to the Induction Station. Me, Cliff Parker, and Mario Colonna (dec). It looks like 6am and feels like it, too!
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WS-1.jpgMap of Pleiku & surrounding basesMap of Pleiku area with many familiar spots identified.
The Mighty Ninth personnel considered the area a homestead.
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WS-2.JPGLZ OasisMap showing LZ Oasis, a location that many, if not all, members of the 2/9th spent some time.
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WS-3.JPGLZ OasisLZ Oasis, circa 1966-67. "Dragon Mountain" can be seen in the background.
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MK94.jpgLZ OasisLZ Oasis, early 1969
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WS-4.JPGBattle at LZ OasisMay, 1969: The Attack on LZ Oasis. "Double click" on the photo and it enlarges; the second click enlarges further. A photo of Maj Tarr, the FAC mentioned in the 2nd column, can be found in Mike Kurtgis' photo album.
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WS-4b.jpgReport: Attack on Oasis
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WS-5.JPGLZ Oasis2/9th position, looking northwest. (Right) Road to Hwy 19.
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A_Battery_Sign.jpgBattery LocationThe proud insignia of A/2/9 stands at LZ Oasis.
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WS-6.JPGSandbaggingNote the heavy use of sandbags and engineer stakes.
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WS-7.JPGThe Good BuddiesWalt Schneidereit, PFC Jerry Genson, and PFC Dennis Couch
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WS-7a.jpgWhere are the horses?Didn't see any horses in the jungle, but we got their shoes. Jerry Genson and Dennis Couch.
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