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Barracks at the French Compound at Danang, late 1964

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  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:10
    I lived in one of these Dec 1966-1967. Worked in supply and left as a Corporal. Remember the rocket attacks in April and July 1967. -Submitted by: Irvin Muston [irvmus@bellsouth.net] 2011-12-02
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    I was with HMM 361 and here from oct 63 till feb 64. was mechanic on 34s l/cpl. This is the first time I have seen this photo and it brings back memories. All the way down on the left, the last hut was the senior nco club. My hut was next to it. I had a monkey by the name of cy that I got from the army utt 110th squadron. They flew hueys for for our close air support. As I remember across from our hut was an open area and on the other side of it was the mess hall. One side was for the enlisted and the other seperated by a was for the officers. WE used to get ice and cold sandwiches in the evenings after the mess hall was closed down. I was on the sar crew the evening we lost the two aircraft and all the men aboard. Lt. Colonel Ross told me to gather all the sar crew and get them to chow and back asap said we only had 2 t-28s out and didn't see a problem at that time and said we could get enough people to go on sar if needed. We had just pulled into the compound and getting out of the 6 by when we heard theengines crank up on the sar birds. we all got back into the truck and was just crossing the strip when the sar birds were lifting off, never to return. -Submitted by: james brown [oldocbrown@aol.com] 2010-12-12
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    I was in Tango Security from Jan 1969 through September of the same year. I would like to hear from Ron Beaman -Submitted by: richard montgomery [rmontg5805@aol.com] 2011-01-27
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    Lived there. -Submitted by: Larry Ivie [ivie04@aol.comxfjc] 2011-03-10
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    I was there from May 1969 to April 1970. I too lived in the hootch send from the end, but around the corner behind the mess hall. I recognize the barracks style, but this view does not bring back any memories. Our barracks had sandbags covering the doors that faced the ARVN unit on the other side of the fence. I worked in the comm center. -Submitted by: William Hardy [hardyw@charter.net] 2011-05-07
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    I was there from August 1965 to November 1966 with G-3 Operations. We had a guy in the beer hooch who we would colect lizard for and he would bite them in half. One warm black label a day. -Submitted by: RICHARD HUNT [rmh6028@aol.com] 2011-05-18
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    I was there 70/71 in the first hooch. I have some photos from the other end of the building, closest to Dog Patch. I was a 2542 at the comm center. In 70/71 they had built quanson huts on that slab across from the first hooches where CID stayed. Someone may remember that night when someone fragged their hooch. I was coming back from midrats and had just stepped into my hooch when it went off. Darn near go me! I have several photos from the LZ, comm center, north perimeter towers, and the dirt grinder. I have them posted in my albums at LN if anyone wants to see them. Still looking for my buddy Rap. Semper Fi brothers and sisters. -Submitted by: Jamie Lang [jamielang1951@hotmail.com] 2011-09-21
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    I lived in the second barracks from the end while stationed at Danang with MWHG 1. When I arrived in June 65, we lived in tents for about a month before another unit vacated the barracks. We had six rat traps we would bait every night and in the morning they would all be full. We deposited the rats in 55 gal. drums full of oil. Once, when I came back late at night from a trip to Saigon, I failed to put my mosquito net over my rack. A rat, apparently running around the rafters, bounced off of my shoulder. after quickly grabbing my entrenching tool, I decided top put up my mosquito net. -Submitted by: David E. Goyette [sunset_1@comcast.net] 2010-06-16
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    Was there Feb 1970 to Feb 1971 with MWFS-1, MWHG-1. Extended, and went to MAG-16 at Marble Mountain. Rockets all the time. Chopper pad was still there. -Submitted by: Doug Morrison [oakgrove223@gmail.com] 2010-07-07
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    I was at the camp from july 66 to august 67. I was an EO. I was with the regiment not a battalion. My nco was Chief CK Woody , anyone remember him ? -Submitted by: Aldo Bertoni [aldo_bertoni@hotmail.com] 2010-08-11
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    Was there from Jan70-Apr71. -Submitted by: Robert Kuwatch [lou4949@yahoo.com] 2010-10-24
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    I lived in the building 2nd from left Feb 67 to Jan68. -Submitted by: Donnie Bacon [donnie.bacon@yahoo.com] 2010-11-09
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    I was in MWCS-1 MWHG-1 Radio Relay during the sept.68 to Oct 69 time frame. I also lived in those old French barracks. We were hit with rockets and and I still have a piece of shrapnel that I removed from my flack jacket. The small building in the middle was the shower/shitter. -Submitted by: Johnny Lawson [garand@powerc.net] 2009-11-24
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    HMM261 used these facilities from June 65 until late August/early Sept. when we moved to Marble Mountain. When we were there, there were sandbags at the doors. We had houseboys to keep the area clean and do our clothes. We always knew when it was Sunday, as when we came home from flying all day, there were steaks flown in. -Submitted by: Tom Kane [kanetr@aol.com] 2009-01-25
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    I was in Danang in 1963-64, also. Lotta memories. I was a corpsman and worked in the sick bay and had to fire up the gas autoclave to sterilize instruments -a dangerous job in itself in those days. The building to the right was the EM Club I believe, don't remember where the chow hall was . There were no ARVN barracks then that I recall, just the old French parade ground with a flagpole in the middle -across from the sick bay at the far end. But ARVN troops did guard duty at night on our perimeter fence. Dogpatch was on the other side of the train tracks to the left of the barracks in the picture. And, yes, we had sandbags in front of the doors on both ends of our barracks. 631018 was the day we lost two H34s and twelve of our friends including two corpsmen and a doctor on a SAR. -Submitted by: William Baltzer [bvb565@yahoo.com] 2009-06-22
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    I lived in the first building just side of the small one. I was in Mt and was in Danang in 1963-64 It is so strange seeing these pictures after all of these years. The bar and out side movie theater are also in the picture and at the end of the barracks, all the way to the right was sick bay. Do not know what was there in 68. I hauled beer to the club and worked at the motor pool at the end of the air strip. -Submitted by: Michael Cook [swtnlw@connpoint.net] 2008-02-22
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    There is no doubt about it...that is MWHG-1, 1st MAW,....I worked in the Radio/Relay section that lived in the 1st or 2nd building on the left in 1970/71. The highway was further left of these buildings. The small building in the middle on the left that the Marine is walking to, is the shitter and the showers. Straight ahead is the ARVN compound. You can find this base is still standing by going to Google Earth and typing in Da Nang, Vietnam. You will quickly find the air strip and MWHG-1 is still there!....although it look abandoned. Radio Relay had a shot with a TRC-97 to Monkey Mountain and two TRC-97s aimed at Marble Mountain. -Submitted by: Terry Jahraus [mrjag@charter.net] 2008-07-19