1st Bde (Sep) 101st Abn Div
January 1967 -January 1968
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Forward
Random views of a unit, chiefly B/2327th (Abn) Inf, its activities, areas
of operation, and most importantly,
its soldiers. Included as well are
glimpses of a people and country
we were trying to help.
January 1967 -January 1968
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Perspective
This collection of photos may give the
viewer the impression that 1st Bde
troopers spent considerable care-free
time in base camp, stand-down, at the
beach, with tents, cold drinks, clean
uniforms, normal personal hygiene and
hot meals.
This incorrect impression results from the
virtual impossibility of taking photographs
while engaged in ground combat.
January 1967 -January 1968
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Sequence
The photographs generally follow the
progress of the 1st Brigade northward
from Phan Rang, through “middle” and
“northern” areas of operation in the
Central Highlands to southern I Corps.
By Christmas of 1967 the Brigade had
returned south to Bao Loc west of Phan
Rang. The photos record selected
events occurring from January 1967 to
early January 1968.
January 1967 -January 1968
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We were a world
away…and so were you.
January 1967 -January 1968
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Map of SE Asia
January 1967 -January 1968
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Map of
Indochina
Phan Rang
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Central Highlands AO
(Southern)
Phan Rang
Bao Loc
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2nd Bn (Airborne) 327th Inf
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2/327th Cmdr LTC Don Rosenblum surveys AO
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CPT Dick Schonberger,
Cmdr. HHC
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LTG Beach presents Silver Star to CPT Tom Furgeson
for action while he commanded Alpha Company
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12
Co A/2-327, May 1967 L-R: Bn Cmd SGM, 1SGT Benson,
LTC D. Rosenblum 1SGT Benson died in a helicopter
crash shortly after this birthday photo was taken.
.
January 1967 -January 1968
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Joe Rafferty, Opns Officer and Don Rosenblum sort out
business on the ground with Fred Hillyard, CO of Co. C/2327th
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While the Cat (Thunderball ) was away…the mice played
January 1967 -January 1968
15
Three Grads of Washington University in St. Louis L-R:
Harry Cole, MD. Rip Porter MD, Ray Millard, Grunt
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1Lt Bob Crosby
January 1967 -January 1968
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John Lawton does his laundry
January 1967 -January 1968
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Bravo Company
January 1967 -January 1968
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Co B prepares to travel National Route 1
January 1967 -January 1968
20
Bravo Company’s recon element “Spider 6 Bravo” as seen in March 1967
standing L-R:Jim Wilson, “Doc” Whitteken, Kenny Claypoole, Paul Ludtke,
George Young and John Sherwood.
Kneeling L-R: Co. Supply Clk, Co. Clk, Joe Long, SP/4 Wright
January 1967 -January 1968
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Typical market scene in coastal Vietnam
January 1967 -January 1968
22
Lt Larry Boecklen, B Co. XO, chats with local
youngsters
January 1967 -January 1968
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Central Highlands AO
(Middle)
Tuy Hoa
Khanh Duong
Vung Ro Bay
Cam Ranh Bay
January 1967 -January 1968
24
Administering first aid and interrogating
VC near Khanh Doung
January 1967 -January 1968
25
Gen. Matt inspects VC equipment captured
by Co. B near Khanh Doung
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VC weapons liberated by Bravo Co. near
Khanh Doung
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Montagnard Village east of Khanh Doung
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Minority (Montagnard) kids living in a
war zone
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R. Millard, Vietnamese interpreter, S. Stepanovitch
January 1967 -January 1968
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Pollution free urban transport
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Typical Central Highland Forest
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Quang Ngai Coastline
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Central Highlands AO
(North)
Quang Ngai 75 Km North
Duc Pho
Khanh
Duong
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LTC Ed Abood, CO 2-327th contemplates the situation
while flying over the Duc Pho AO
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Duc Pho coastline
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Co B moves to Duc Pho
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B/2-327th change of command May 23, 1967 near Duc Pho.
L-R: R. Millard, E. Abood, R. Davis, Bn Cmd SMAJ
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Bravo Co Officers L-R: Wm. Hughes, C. Boswell, R. Millard,
Wm. Oberli, L. Boecklen, C. Beltran
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Larry Boecklen, Co. B XO
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SFC Parsons, R. Millard, Cork Boswell
January 1967 -January 1968
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Bill Hughes relaxes during stand
down in Duc Pho
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Children selling warm pop at base camp
January 1967 -January 1968
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Doctor Porter making house calls to Co. B.,
L. Boecklen on left.
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John Cong, Co. B Vietnamese language interpreter.
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One of our comrades from the 42nd Scout Dog Platoon
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Paul Ludtke, Bravo Co. CO’s RTO performs his duties
faithfully despite monsoon weather
January 1967 -January 1968
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Bravo Co. troopers fill canteens for fellow soldiers
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L. Boecklen preparing supper
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Lt. Chico Beltran, WIHA Duc Pho
July 17, 1967
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Ray Millard, Rip Porter
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I Corps Area of Opns
Chu Lai
AO UDEN
Oct 1967
January 1967 -January 1968
Tam Ky
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B/2-327 Inf, PZ-LZ Oct 27, 1967 Operation Wheeler, AO UDEN,
22 Km northwest of Tam Ky
Landing
Zone
Pickup
Zone
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Bravo Company takes another LZ
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Enjoying a refreshing break during resupply,
L-R: L. Boecklen, R. Millard, D. Coglin, FO 2/320 Arty
January 1967 -January 1968
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Lt. Bill Hughes “Fox” and SSG Sigler “Big Daddy”
and the 4th Plat. hump their 60mm mortar and a
whole bunch of 60mm ammo
January 1967 -January 1968
57
SSG Sigler “Big Daddy” gives a “show and tell”
to the 4th Plat on 60mm mortar management
January 1967 -January 1968
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4th Platoon gets the 60 “ready to talk”
January 1967 -January 1968
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Discussing the next move during Operation Wheeler,
L-R: R. Millard, LTC R. Yerks Bn Cmdr, B. Jagears, and
2-327th Bn CSM
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Spooky (AC130 Gunship) during long night of Oct
27-28
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Bill Porter, CO’s Company RTO, WIHA, Operation Wheeler,
West of Tam Ky, Oct 27, 1967
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Bill Hughes silhouetted at sunset near Tam Ky
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Bravo Co. CO relaxing after a long night
January 1967 -January 1968
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Dustoff Helo at the ready at Chu Lai
January 1967 -January 1968
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LTC Yerks presents Purple Heart at Chu Lai hospital
to Lt. Mike Mc Dermott
January 1967 -January 1968
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Jess Myers and Rip Porter share some quite time at
Chu Lai base camp
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B/2-327th Change of Command Nov 11, 1967, near
Tam Ky, L-R: J. Miller, R. Millard
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2-327 officers prepare for LOOM gathering in Bao Loc, Dec. 1967.
L-R : L. Boecklen,J. Miller,J. Finnucan,R. Porter,A. Jonsen, Wm. Hughes
(holding 60mm Mortar) R. Millard,Wm. Oberli, kneeling: H. Franklin, Wm. Lopez
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Bravo Company in rare formation
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Christmas 1967, Bao Loc
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End
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No Slack, Sir !
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