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DF-1.JPG"Short Round""Short Round" was the mascot for Bravo Battery, 2/9th Arty. Short Round was wounded and Danny was the one who stitched him up and took him to the Doc. Short Round stayed in Danny's bunk.
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DFort-1a.jpgOur Buddy "Short Round"Sp4 Joe Cook holds "B" Battery mascot, "Short Round".
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DFort2a.jpgAnd I do this because?Oh, yeah...because it is the best protection there is! Sp5 Danny Fort fills yet another sandbag.
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DFort4.jpgHistory-making 105mm WP roundThere she goes! A 105mm White Phosphorus round marking the 500,000th round fired.
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DFort4a.jpgLZ HardcoreTaken during the 1968 Tet Offensive.
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DFort5a.jpgBagging the CONEXEvery move meant re-bagging the FDC-CONEX.
L to R: Gary Burrows, Gary Williams, Terry Stuber and Kelly.
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DFort6a.jpg3 Buds (Actually, Falstaff)L to R: Jim ___ (from North Carolina), Burrows, and Danny Fort. Note that a "church key" was used to open the beer...long before the days of "pop tops".
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DFort7a.jpgFreddie FADACSp5 Danny Fort pushes the buttons on the Field Artillery Automatic Digital Computer (FADAC). See Danny's War Story entitled "Don't Hurt My Freddy". Somehow, Danny figured out a way to make the thing work and was very protective.
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DFort8a.jpgA Chopper awaitsFO Lt Fuller and FDO Lt Carl Stout. There was both a Carl Stout and a Charles Stout serving with the 2/9th Arty.
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DFort9a.jpgSandbagging BunkersL to R: New FDO, Lt Ness, Geary Burrows, Gary Williams, and Kelly.
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Slide09.jpgScenic FirebaseTake the high ground! It provides for a defensible base and a great view. Anyone know the cannoncockers here?
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Slide36.jpgInside the CONEXCheck this FDC out! Lotsa cool memories. Note the RDP fan at top left, a good look at the FADAC (center), a can of RISE shaving cream on the shelf, a standard GI flashlight clipped to the wall at right and a guy wondering (Dietrich) why you want to take his picture. That's Geary Burrows in the background.
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