Vietnam War Era

A Battery 2/17th - 1965 - (photos courtesy of James Widener)

C Battery 2/17th - 1965-66 - LZ Crook & LZ Columbus (Photos courtesy of Jack Picciolo)

C Battery 65-66 - AnKhe (Photos courtesy of Richard Flowers)

C, D, HB Battery 2/17th - 1967-68 -  (Photos courtesy of John deTreville)

D Battery -1967 - (photos courtesy of Ron Skirvin)

An Khe 1968 - (photos courtesy of Gerald Brown)

C Battery 2/17th - April 1968 - Ky Son South - (Photos courtesy of Tom Kurtz)

LZ Helen Oct. 1969, LZ Doris Kay & Ky Son South - (Photos courtesy of Jeff Wilcox)

C Battery 2/17th - 1969-70 Bu Prang & Ban Me Thout - (Photos courtesy of Gary Gibbs)

Fire Base Colgan - B Battery 2/17th -1970 - (Photos courtesy of Mike Mason)

C Battery 2/17th - 1970-71 - (Photos courtesy of Mike Burke)

LZ Hardtimes, Happy Valley, Camp Radcliff, Ban Me Thout - (photos courtesy of Doug Runice)

Chu Mgar, Quang Nhieu - 1970 - Photos courtesy of  Don Arceneaux

LZ Schueller and Camp Radcliffe (1967-68) - Photos courtesy of Rich Siebe

B Btry, Hdq 1970-71 - (Photos courtesy of Dave Keenan)    

1968-69  HHB 2/17 Artillery - Photos courtesy of Richard Jones

1967-68 HHB 2/17th Artillery - Photos courtesy of Dennis Keesling

1968-69 AnKhe Base Camp - Photos courtesy of Ronald B. Hood HHB 1968-69

A Battery 2/17 1966-67 photos courtesy of Dave Bickler

LZ Schueller, B Battery 2/17 (1968-69) - photos courtesy of Richard Hambley

LZ Doris K, "C" Battery 2/17 (1969-70) - Photos courtesy of Rickie B Simpkins

LZ Schueller, B Battery 2/17 (1967-68) - photos courtesy of Peter Schwarz

C Battery - 1968-69 - photos courtesy of Herbert Skeens

LZ Schueller B Battery, (1969) - photos courtesy of Mike Klingeman

Camp Radcliff, An Khe - FDC  (1967-68) - photos courtesy of Tom Kurtz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Battery 2/17th - 1965 - (photos courtesy of James Widener)

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Sgt Widener -  Base camp still under construction. 
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A-Battery 1st Section at Pleiku.
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Sgt. Widener A-Battery at base camp Anh Khe.
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Thanksgiving at Anh Khe 1965

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Fire Base Colgan - B Battery 2/17th (1970) - (Photos courtesy of Mike Mason)

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FB Colgan, home of B Btry 2/17, Dalat, RVN, named in honor of George Colgan III (sometime around the latter half of 1970)

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First Sgt and officers of B 2/17th -
From left, First Sgt (name unknown),
1LT M. Mason, X0,
2LT Potter (first name unknown), FDO,
1LT Bessie AXO,
CPT Terry (first name unknown) CO.

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One of the gun crews B 2/17th, Chief of Firing Battery (Smoke) sitting on chair, Lt. Bessie.
Btn HQs was in the white colonial building at the top of picture.

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Four of the guns of B 2/17th at FB Colgan as seen from helipad looking west

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Fire mission  B 2/17th

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Some of the B 2/17th and Btn HQs officers relaxing in the bunker with chess game in progress. (M. Mason, 2nd from left, other names unknown)

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One of the twin 20mm tracks (Dusters) which provided perimeter security and defensive firepower at FB Colgan.

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Looking back toward the 2/17th guns from the bunker outside Btn HQs (which also doubled at Bty FDC and Btry HQs.

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1LT M. Mason on assignment with 52nd ARTY group in support of operations near the Cambodian border summer of 1970.  Coatamundi on his shoulder.

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C Battery 2/17th - 1965-66 - (Photos courtesy of Jack Picciolo)

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Battalion Landing at Qui Nhon  Sept. 5, 1965

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C Battery Command Post at Airfield

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Truck Park across from Gun Park at An Khe

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1965 Section Chiefs
(back) Sgts. Avery Hall, McKinley Smith, Eldon Sellers
(front) Sgts Rod Guerrero,  Randy Hall,  Ollie Johnson

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Registration at LZ Columbus  Nov. 1965

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LZ Crook

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Fire Mission at LZ Crook

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Fire Mission at LZ Crook

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Sgt. Mckinley Smith Section at LZ Crook (note wheels sunk into ground)

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C Battery CP at Golf Course

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Tuy Hoa 1965 Unloading LST


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C Battery 2/17th 65-66 - (Photos courtesy of Richard Flowers)

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1st Sgt Jackson in Ia Drang

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Section #5 awaiting mission. Flowers is 4th from left .  

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Construction of initial perimeter at An Khe

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Bridge construction at Base Camp. Entrance to Gun Park

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Heavy Equipment in trouble

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Early Base clearing at An Khe

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Sp-4 Richard Flowers in hootch

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Section 5. Flowers 3rd from left, Sellers 4th and Burgess 5th

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Rich Flowers holding Boa Constrictor in base camp

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Cpl. Dave Turvey modeling Valentine gift.


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C, D, HB Battery 2/17th - 1967-68 -  (Photos courtesy of John deTreville)

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Aerial view of C Battery at Nui Ky Son South ( LZ George )

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C Battery (Plus a 155 from D battery) at Nui Ky Son South before April 3rd attack.

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C Battery at LZ Ollie in Late Summer/Fall 1967

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C Battery at position near Quin Nhon to where they were moved following April 3rd attack

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View of Mang Yang Pass from LZ Action

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Bird Dog from 203rd Recon, which provided recon for the 17th

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Cpt. Bennett (CO B Btry) and BN Signal Officer Gary Bress on Recon of Mang Yang Pass 1967

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Bn FDC : Negrete, Lesniak, McWaters

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Bn S-3 and FDC Bunker, An Khe

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2/17th Hill Position at base of HonKon Mt. 1967-68

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HB survey section at OcNoc near An Khe : Keefe & Gillespie

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D/2/17 on way to Vinh Tanh : John deTreville

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One of D/2/17 Gun dunked when bypass gave way

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2/17th Survey Section Top Row ; Hocking, Williams, Middle Row : ?, Gillespie, Bottom Row ; Morris, Keefe, Britt, ?

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B Battery Convoy passing Duster Mtn on way to LZ Uplift

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Capt. Bennet, FDC Recorder ? , BC Driver Cantrell with B Btry Ducks at LZ Ollie---Ducks traveled in sandbags so they would not wander off. 1967

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 A Battery arriving on Caribou at LZ Crystal in Fall 1967 replacing B Battery

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SSgt Tates Gun Section B Battery

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LZ Scheuller (LZ Road) from Air


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D Battery -1967 - (photos courtesy of Ron Skirvin)

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L to R Joseph Cruz, Ron Skirvin, Sp-4 Winn  D Battery 1967
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Ron Skirvin and Sgt. Freo at D Battery Base Camp  1967
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"Red" and Ron Skirvin at LZ English D Battery

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An Khe 1968 - (photos courtesy of Gerald Brown)

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Jeep at An Khe after Tet '68
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Battalion Area at Camp Radcliffe  1968
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Sin City An Khe
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Battalion Gun Position at Radcliffe
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LZ Schueller. Prior known as LZ Road
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Left Maj Bernard Herring S3 and Bn Co LTC Cantrell
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Far Left Bn Co LTC Marhl Welch
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1st Cav Supply Division Camp Radcliffe
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CH-47 Chinook with 105mm Sling Load
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Various Aircraft at Radcliffe
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Heliport at Base Camp Airfield
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Persuaders EM Club
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An Khe Restaurant
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Chinook on Pad

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C Battery 2/17th - 1970-71 - (Photos courtesy of Mike Burke)

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Battery Command 1970 Sfc Lopez, 1st Sgt DeSherlia, Cpt Mullis Lt Barry Matthews, Lt Walter Ramsey

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Cpl Pohlod, SP-4 Barry Maurer, SP-4 Tom Gatzke, Sgt Mike Burke, 
SP-4 C,W. Adkisson, Pfc Bob Johnson

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FDC in action  Cpt. James Misna & SP-4 Don Arceneaux

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Gun 6 in action  SP-4 Dan Montoya, SP-4 Tom Gatzke, Sgt MikeBurke

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High Angle SP-4 Dan Montoya, SP-4 C.W. Adkisson, Sgt Mike Burke

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Lt Barry Matthews at Bu Prang  1969

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C Battery Sign at LZ Aquarius 1971

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SP-5 Webster Cole and 1st Sgt. Mose Rabon '70

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Sp-4 Dan Montoya & SP-4 Tom Gatzke at LZ Aquarius '71


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Fire Base Doris K Ban Me Thout East 1970

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  Webster Cole Feeding the Hounds at Doris K-1970

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Club at Doris K - Sgt Mike Rosa, Sgt Tom Ward, Cpl Ed Marianoski, Sgt Richard Wright

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Section 6 - 1970   Gary Gibbs, G.W. Adkisson, John Pohlod, Dan Montoya, Tom Gatzke  Mike Burke, Barry Maurer
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FB Doris Left to Right
GW Adkisson, Bubbles Maurer, John Pohlod, Mike Burke.jpg
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Gun 6 Hip shoot outside Ban Me Thout, 
L-R, Dan Montoya, SFC Banks, G.W. Adkisson, Mike Burke,


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C Battery 2/17th - April 1968 - Ky Son South - (Photos courtesy of Tom Kurtz)

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Duster Unit at Ky Son South  April 1968

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FDC at Ky Son South

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FDC Repairing Wire

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Searchlight Unit at Ky Son South

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Tuy Phuoc

 

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C Battery 2/17th - 1969-70 Bu Prang & Ban Me Thout (Photos courtesy of Gary Gibbs)

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Gary Gibbs, Larry Blanchard, Larry Moore Ban Me Thout  1970

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Gibbs/ M60 on convoy

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Gibbs and Duane Weberski  1970


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Gibbs in gun pit Bu Prang  1969

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Bu Prang SFC  1969

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Bu Prang  Empty 195 shells

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Bu Prang  ARVN Soldiers

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Christmas Bu Prang  1969

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Gibbs  Christmas  1969

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LZ Helen Oct. 1969, LZ Doris Kay & Ky Son South - (Photos courtesy of Jeff Wilcox)

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LZ Helen Oct. 1969  L to R  Khun, Ricky Johnson, Duane Weberski, Eddie Haas, Tommy Martin, Michols

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Louis Mazzarella, Doc Miller preparing to leave LZ Helen

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LZ Helen  Jeff Wilcox (front) Ricky Johnson with stick, Duane Weberski far right

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Joe Gonzales, Duane Weberski, Eddie Haas, Andrew Taylor

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L to R  Eddie Haas, Joe Gonzales, Jeff Wilcox, Lt. Downey, Chip Weberski, Andrew Taylor on brake

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LZ Doris Kay  Duane (Chip) Weberski  Asst. Gunner on #2

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Doris Kay under construction 1970

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L to R  Edward Shelsner, Eddie Haas, Gordon Sylvester, Bob Olzewski, Jeff Wilcox, Dale Gould

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LZ Jerry  Joe Gonzales, Eddie Haas, Andrew Taylor

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Andrew Taylor returning to the world. Bob Brown standing by boxes

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Gun #2 Night Fighters Ky Son South Top L-R Arnold, Jeff Wilcox, Dale Gould Bottom L-R Crooks, Andrew Taylor, Tommy Martin, SSG Oswald 

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Ky Son South L-R Coney, Jeff Wilcox, Tommy martin, Andrew Taylor, Dale Gould, Eddie Haas, Ricky Johnson, Daune Weberski, SSG Oswald

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Gun #5 or #6 Ky Son South

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Ky Son South Dale Gould and 155mm round

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Ky Son South  L to R  Eddie Haas, Jeff Wilcox, Tommy Vera

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Ky Son South  L to R  Tom Gurley, Andrew Taylor, Tommy Martin

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Sling Hook Chinook

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Short Timer

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LZ Hardtimes, Happy Valley, Camp Radcliff, Ban Me Thout - (photos courtesy of Doug Runice)

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Doug Runice (Alpha Rear) Camp Radcliff
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Joe Mendiola & Tommy Giles
03. Shower at Camp Radcliff-A & W Root Beer sign.jpg (27895 bytes)
Shower at Camp Radcliff A&W root beer sign
04. LZ Hardtimes- Juan Garza & Mike Dages.jpg (46903 bytes)
LZ Hardtimes - Juan Garza & Mike Dages
05. LZ Hardtimes- 5,000 rounds in 5 days.jpg (38282 bytes)
LZ Hardtimes - 5,000 rounds in 5 days
06. Leaving Happy Valley- Doug Rehm.jpg (34651 bytes)
Leaving Happy Valley - Doug Rehm
08. LZ Hardtimes- Paul Shepherd.jpg (34222 bytes)
LZ Hardtimes - Paul Shepard
10. Paul Shepherd checking direct hit from 105 in base camp.jpg (54930 bytes)
Paul Shepard checking direct hit from 105 in base camp
11. LT Bradley & 1SG Perez.jpg (21423 bytes)

Lt. Bradley & 1SG Perez

12. 5th Section LZ Schueller- David Gentry, David Bryant, Doug Runice & Dan Reeves.jpg (37122 bytes)
5th section LZ Schueller - David Gentry, David Bryant, Doug Runice & Dan Reeves
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David Gentry & Harry Fetsick
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Doug Runice
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David Bryant, David Gentry

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Gentry, Bryant, Reeves, Runice
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Bravo battery lost
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Sherman, Lt Bradley, unknown
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Street in Ban Me Thout
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Buon Ho Cu near Ban Me Thout
38. Cochrane, Doug Rehm, Buford Calfee, Doug Runice.jpg (43435 bytes)
Cochanre, Doug Rehm, Buford Calfee, Doug Runice
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Meyer, Goff

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Snibby talking to her about something

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Chu Mgar, Quang Nhieu - 1970 - Photos courtesy of  Don Arceneaux

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Greg Shaw & Don Arceneaux

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Burning the Powder at Quang Nhieu (Volcano)

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C Btry 5th & 6th Sections 1970

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C Btry Chu Mgar (The Volcano 1970)

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Chu Mgar (The Volcano 1970)

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Chu Mgar-Quang Nhieu Village

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Don Arceneaux on The Volcano 1970

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FDC Bunker on the Volcano 1970

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Gun 6 Chu Mgar ( The Volcano 1970)

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Mike Burke Loading at Chu Mgar (Volcano)

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LZ Schueller and Camp Radcliffe

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2/20th ARA Gunship , AnKhe

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Battery Position at Base Camp

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Camp Radcliffe 1967

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Green Line at Radcliffe

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FDC Bunker, Late 1968

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Bravo Gun #4 at LZ Schueller

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1968 Bravo FDC Section

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Lt Rich Siebe (center

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Bravo FDC Section

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Gun Crew #4 at LZ Schueller

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Lt Rich Siebe

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LZ Schueller along Hwy 19

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Peter Coffin FDC

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Battery Recorder B Battery  ??

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VC Mortar Rounds

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FDC Bunker, Early 1968

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B Btry, Hdq 1970-71- (Photos courtesy of Dave Keenan)    

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Firebase from helipad

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3/4 after recoilless rifle hit

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Quad 50 at firebase

 

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Lt. Keenan at dalat

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Firebase from Club Building

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Mess Hall after recoilless rifle hit.

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Lt. Keenan at Firebase Colgan

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M102

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Battalion perimeter facing Airfield

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Battalion Hdq. Building

 

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Battalion TOC

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Shower near Battalion perimeter

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Battalion Aid station

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Entrance to Battalion TOC

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HHB - 1968-69   2/17 Artillery - Photos courtesy of Norman (Richard) Jones

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69th Armor on Highway 19

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Ammo convoy on Highway 19

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BN HQs 17th Artillery, Camp Radcliff

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Camp Radcliff, Hon Kong Mountain, 1st Cav patch

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Chopper refueling at Fire Base Blackhawk

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French Fort top of Mang Yang Pass

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Lt. Morris Boyd XO & Capt. George Williams, CMDR of 2/17 C Btry

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James Donnelly, John Tracy, Heinz Schiemann

James Wiess, John Tracy, James Donnelly, John Keaten,Norman Jones, Kneeling - FNG - Heinz Schiemann.JPG (113395 bytes)

James Weiss, John Tracy, Norman Jones, James Donnelly, John Keaton, Heinz Schiemann

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Norman Jones, Bruce Saunders outside BN CMDR's office

L-R Norman Jones, Robert Welsh, 84th Engineers compound.JPG (62314 bytes)

Norman Jones, Robert Welsh, 84th Engineers Compound

 

 

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Standing - John Keaton, James Weiss, Seated - Bruce Saunders, others unknown.

 
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Montagnard village between Mang Yang Pass and Pleiku

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Part of same village hit by VC, rebuilding

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Part of same village

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Pump station highway 19

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1967-68 HHB 2/17th Artillery - Photos courtesy of Dennis Keesling

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A Battery firing a mission

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Battery moving via Chinook to an LZ

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Christmas 1967

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C Battery LZ KySon

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Hershel Cardenas (personnel)

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Dennis Keesling and his puppy dog

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James Lesniak

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Dennis Keesling Tower duty

Hershel Cardenas - Dennis Keeling - Paul Pierce at the Persuader Inn

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SSG Keefe, unknown, unknown, Hood

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L- unknown, R- Hood reading mail and eating popcorn

 

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Johnny Loria ready for chow at base camp

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Montagnard Village

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Lesniak

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Montagnard boy smoking

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L-R Lesniak, Hocking

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Thumbs up on a lift

L-R-Unknown- SSG Keefe- Dennis Keesling short timers.jpg (75176 bytes)

SSG Keefe, Dennis Keesling short timers

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Dennis Keesling S-3 Bunker

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Dennis Keesling

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View of battalion from Hon Kong Mountain

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SSG Keefe survey chief and his rat pack patrol

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Behind Jeep, unknown, 
L-R SFC Norman Jones, LTC Jack Cantrell, unknown, CSM Cordrey, Major James Drennan, Cpt. Gilbert Bernabe

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1968-69 AnKhe Base Camp - Photos courtesy of Ronald B. Hood HHB 1968-69

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AnKhe Base Camp

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Ron Hood somewhere in Vietnam

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Harry Williams front. SSG  Keefe back

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L-R Hood-Delvecchio

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L-R Mailman UNK  - Hood

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SGT Woolrich-supply

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Smokey, Our Bud-mid'68

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V.Delvecchio

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L-R(Mac)McGinnis-Mailman- UNK

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Gillespie

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Night, coming into one of our gun batterys

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This ride was wilder than any roller coaster

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R.Hood with captured rocket

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A Battery-Mang Yang Pass

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Sappers came through our perimeter in Camp Radcliff and blew up 2 of Alpha rear guns 1968

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Top Of Hon Kong Mtn. home of the VC after attacks.

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Rain coming into A battery, see a goat anywhere

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C Battery-at night, nothing like waking up to a mad minute!

19. Some of their rounds landed in Tar depo inside Camp Radclifft, burned 30+days.jpg (69884 bytes)

Some of their rounds landed in Tar depot inside Camp Radcliffe, burned 30+days

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Christmas at AnKhe 1968.  I had 15 days and a wakeup. Short!

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A Battery 2/17 1966-67 (photos courtesy of Dave Bickler)

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Ammo at 19

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Back door FDC at 19 after mortar hit

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Bickler and Lt. Anderson at LZ north of An Khe

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Billy and Unknown at 19

Billy G at An Khe[1].JPG (91175 bytes)

Billy G

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Billy G at An Khe

Bruce Stewart and Lt Anderson at Hwy 19[1].JPG (127970 bytes)

Bruce Stewart and Lt Anderson at Hwy 19

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Bullet Holes at 19

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Direct fire at 19 with tank ammo

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FDC section at An Khe

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Fire Mission at 19

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Gun 4 at 19

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Highway 19 Ammo section

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Kids along Hwy 1

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Looking West from Hwy 19

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Lt Shanholtzer at 19

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LZ English 1

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LZ English 2

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LZ English Day After

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LZ English sky

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LZ Pony 5

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LZ Pony - Oct'67

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Moving out of An Khe

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Neff-Bickler-Brewer at 19

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Ready for H&I at LZ English

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The Goat

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B Battery 2/17 (1968-69) - (photos courtesy of Richard Hambley)

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Another view of LZ Schuller

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Armor at LZ Schuller

Far Left- Richard Hambley with SRAP platoon at LZ Schuller.JPG (165380 bytes)

Richard Hambley with SRAP platoon

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FDC at LZ Schuller

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Richard Hambley, Lt Irwin

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LZ Schuller summer 1968

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LZ Schuller summer 1968

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LZ Schuller late 1968

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LZ Schuller late 1968

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LZ Schuller 68-69

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LZ Schuller Bunkers 1968

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Op at LZ Schuller

Richard Hambley at Mike Force Camp 30 K's south of Hwy 19.JPG (115001 bytes)

Richard Hambley at Mike Force Camp

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Richard Hambley call in Artillery

Richard Hambley geared up to move out on FO Mission.JPG (101406 bytes)

Richard Hambley geared up to move out on FO mission

Richard Hambley with two Montagards BOO & HIT.JPG (115094 bytes)

 

Richard Hambley with 2 Montagards BOO & HIT

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SRAP Camp Radcliff

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SRAP Barracks Camp Radcliff

 

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LZ Doris K, "C" Battery 2/17 (1969-70)

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Camp Bu Prang

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Doc and his monkey

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L-R Gary Gibbs, Rick Simpkins 

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Front L-R Gary Gibbs, Rick Simpkins, Back L-R Joe Sewell, Mike Baker

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L-R Lynn McCormick, Mike Baker, Rear L-R Deaguiearo, Joe Sewell 1970

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Gary Gibbs, LZ Doris 1970

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Gun 4 with 3 in the background

L-R Gary Gibbs,Rick Simpkins, 1969.jpg (193756 bytes)

Gary Gibbs, Rick Simpkins 1969

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LZ Doris under construction L-R Joe Sewell, Wayne Mc Pherson, Bruce Rogers, Sgt. Bob Norris, Rick Simpkins 1969

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Rick Simpkins 1969

Rick Simpkins at Ban Me Thout 1969.jpg (186646 bytes)

Rick Simpkins at Ban Me Thout 1969

Rick Simpkins Ban Me Thout 1969.jpg (132660 bytes)

Rick Simpkins at Ban Me Thout 1969

Rick Simpkins in bunker 1970.jpg (259025 bytes)

Rick Simpkins in bunker 1970

Rick Simpkins, LZ Diris K. 1970.jpg (354410 bytes)

Rick Simpkins, LZ Doris 1970

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Section 3 Front L-R Wayne Mc Pherson, Bob Johnson, Sgt. Bob Norris, Bill Spears, Back L-R Lynn McCormick, Joe Sewell, Rick Simpkins, 1970

Sign at airport Ban Me Thout,1969.jpg (289366 bytes)

Sign at the Ban me Thout airport 1969

US Flag, hole shot in it during night fire mission 1970.jpg (211492 bytes)

US Flag, hole shot in it during fire mission

Water point L-R Bill Spears,Dan Montoya,Deaguiearo, Joe Sewell,1970.jpg (335218 bytes)

Water point L-R Bill Spears, Dan Montoya, Deaguiearo, Joe Sewell 1970

 

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LZ Schuler 2/17 (1967-68)

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SSG Schwarz at gun #4. Entrance to LZ Schuler in background

Sin City Queen

SSG displaying unit standard

 

Gun crew, gun #4, SP4 Sparrow, Asst Gunner, SSG Schwarz, Gun Chief, gunner transferred from FDC

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SSG Schwarz near motor pool with shot-up pipe sections used for bunker construction.

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SSG Schwarz in gun pit, Quad 50s in background

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SSG Schwarz, Acting Chief of Firing Battery, on top of OP bunker, LZ Schuler

 

 

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C Battery 1968-69

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1st Section firing mission

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155 mm towed howitzer

Back L-R Cpl Skeens, Carl Burton, Dave Sargenston, Dick, Front L-R Palph Mitchell, Gary.jpg (445285 bytes)

L-R Cpl Skeens, Carl Burton, Dave Sargenston, Dick, Front - L-R Ralph Mitchell, Gary

Billets across from  basketball court at BN HQS.jpg (399243 bytes)

Billets across from baste ball court at BN HQ

Carl Burton on Trail, CPL Skeens firing, Calibrating Howitzer.jpg (519490 bytes)

Carl Burton on trail, Cpl Skeens firing, calibrating howitzer

Herbert Skeens & SGM Andrew MaChristie holding banner from Haweye section.jpg (485342 bytes)

Herbert Skeens & SGM Andrew MaChristie holding banner from hawkeye section

Herbert Skeens cooking beans and ham with candle.jpg (572344 bytes)

Cpl Skeens cooking beans and ham with a candle

Korean Tank from Tiger Division on LZ KY SON SOUTH.jpg (264058 bytes)

Korean tank from Tiger Division on LZ Ky Son South

L-R Herbert Skeens,Gary Slaterback, Warren, Joe.jpg (563878 bytes)

L-R Herbert Skeens, Gary Slaterback, Warrren, Joe

L-R Ralph Mitchell Gary Slaterback, Herbert Skeens, Roger De Die, Sgt Williams sitting on gun.jpg (511860 bytes)

L-R Ralph Mitchell, Gary Slaterback, Herbert Skeens, Roger DeDie, Sgt Williams sitting on gun

LTC Jack Cantrell's Basketball court at BN HQS.jpg (597327 bytes)

LTC Jack Cantrell's basketball court at BN HQ

Plaque with 11 names of C-2-17 KIA's on 3 April 1968 in front ofcommand post.jpg (478959 bytes)

Plaque with 11 names of C 2-17 KIAs on April 3, 1968

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Tiger division troops in APC pulling guard duty for C 2/17.

 

 

 

 

 

LZ Schueller - 1969

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Camp Radcliff, An Khe, FDC (1967-68) - photos courtesy of Tom Kurtz

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Dick Claar, Ray Ross, Gary Beal, Francisco Garcia.jpg (74534 bytes)

Dick Claar, Ray Ross, Gary Beal, Francisco Garcia

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Gary Beal, Ray Ross

Gerald Byrne at LZ George April 1968.jpg (226047 bytes)

Gerald Byrne at LZ George, April 1968

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Paul Hobert

Paul Hobert at Btry A, 3rd Bn, 6th BN- fo FDC coordination meeting.jpg (264479 bytes)

Paul Hobert at Btry A, 3rd Bn, for FDC coordination meeting

Ray Ross  at VinhThanh Valley Vietnamese Special Forces Camp.jpg (201061 bytes)

Ray Ross at Vinh Thnah Valley Vietnamese Special Forces

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Ray Ross and Dexter Brooks

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Ray Ross checking target attitudes

Francisco Garcia checking situation map.jpg (107544 bytes)

Francisco Garcia checking situation map

Thomas Kurtz at  A, 3rd BN, 6th Arty for FDC coordination meeting.jpg (197205 bytes)

Thomas Kurtz at A, 3rd Bn, 6th arty for coordination meeting

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Thomas Kurtz outside Battalion FDC bunker

 
 

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