The Mighty Ninth

Strive To Reach The Summit

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GDS-1.jpgFirst Day on the job432 viewsFirst day as FO for B-2-35. Lt Springer shows off his new accomodations on his first assignment.
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TSN4.JPGTan Son Nhut / Camp Alpha428 viewsThe laundry at Tan Son Nhut airbase. But...does it look like a place where you clean uniforms?
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WS-1.jpgMap of Pleiku & surrounding bases422 viewsMap of Pleiku area with many familiar spots identified.
The Mighty Ninth personnel considered the area a homestead.
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Dixon1.jpgHere I am!416 viewsHere is me in Duc Pho wearing a 2/9th camouflage beret (that's my 3/4-ton commo truck in the background- notice the hex insignia on the door)...
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TSN1.JPGTan Son Nhut / Camp Alpha410 viewsFirst glimpse of the Iroquois or "slicks" at the Tan Son Nhut airbase. Was to become the major mode of transportation throughout the tour.
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TSN3.JPGTan Son Nhut / Camp Alpha400 viewsA "slick" lands at the airbase.
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TSN2.JPGTan Son Nhut / Camp Alpha394 viewsA closer view of the Iroquois.
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Local_Transportation.jpgGreyhound Bus391 viewsNot quite, but this little Lambretta was the "people-mover" of its day.
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Downtown1.JPGStreets of Saigon384 viewsA visual confirmation of the hustle and bustle of downtown Saigon, November, 1966. Despite "modern times", street merchants still persist.
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Downtown.JPGStreets of Saigon373 viewsThe hustle and bustle of the main boulevard.
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CommandingView.jpgHighway 19366 viewsHills protect either side of the Mang Yang Pass. In the center, Highway 19 leads to An Khe - Qui Nhon.
Picture taken from atop the Pass.
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Ables1.jpgBan Me Thout353 viewsGun Section smoke break! Far left: UNK from Puerto Rico, center is Top (liked cigars, good guy, too), Dewey Ball (middle, bare chest), cannoneer on the right (foot on trail) is Bob Brown.
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