The Mighty Ninth

Strive To Reach The Summit

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OnTheBeach4.JPGNavy Ship 2289 viewsSame shot taken behind the concertina wire.
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JCook1.jpgHi, Mom! I'm in Vietnam289 viewsHadn't learned to use the .45 cal on my hip when this photo was taken, but it sure kept anyone from stealing the monopoly money that we called "payroll". Note the R-292 antennas and the M2 Aiming Circle in the background.
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OnTheBeach.JPGShip286 viewsA ship just offshore the beach of the South China Sea.
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OnTheBeach3.JPGSandy Beach285 viewsAn appealing look at the beach of the South China Sea.
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Ables8.jpgAnother RSOP285 viewsAh...the heart of the "circular offensive" strategy...move the artillery guys again. Loaded up and ready to go to another firebase.
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Crane-water.JPGSkycrane Delivers283 viewsA chore usually performed by a CH-47 Chinook, here you see a Sikorsky SkyCrane delivering a water trailer to an LZ.
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MK-1.jpgTour of Duty - Lt Kurtgis282 viewsTitle Slide; much more to follow
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25th_Coin.jpgCommemorative Coins280 viewsBeautiful commemorative of the Reno reunion. The 25th Inf Div, "Tropic Lightning", at left.
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Ables9.jpg278 views
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TS-6.JPGLZ Ranger @ Ban-me-Thuot276 viewsAll UNKNOWNS! Anyone have names?
Sign says: "BAD NEWS" then "SOUTH VIETNAM". Margin reads "B Btry" on the left and "2/9th" on the right.
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DJ-4.jpg275 views2/9th Arty Battalion Commander LtCol Gerald Bobzien, (Unknown), Lt Carl Stout, FO and (Unknown).
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TS-1.jpgLZ Ranger @ Ban-me-Thuot274 viewsR-292 radio antenna stands in the middle of all the muck.
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