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KHE SANH 1968

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  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    I was there 27 Feb. 1968. Two airdrops. USAF -Submitted by: Bob Craft [craftb@aol.com] 2006-04-27
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    visited whats left of the base 9 may 06 hard to imagine how it was at the time. lots of villlages close up. a museum has been built and a couple of choppers been dropped off for effect. said a prayer for your mates. DC (ex british army 74) -Submitted by: Derek Chadderton [radchad@tiscali.co.uk] 2006-05-15
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    I was there in '71 (Lam Son 719) from early Feb into Apr, off and on with HHC 1/5 Inf (Mech) - I was in the 86th Chem Det (only 5 men) along with the Brigade Chem Sec (3 men). Though it doesn't say, I'd say this picture is from '68. In '71 we didn't use the continuous trenches as appear here. We had separate michinegun implacements - at least at the position where I was. The old trinches and implacements were still quite evident though. We burned them out as best we could with flamethrowers and diesel and filled them in any time a bulldozer was near by, they were full of booby traps 'n stuff left over. Been trying to figure out exactly where I spent my time here and I have an idea - but I'm not positive. -Submitted by: Bill Hall [billy4255@bellsouth.net] 2008-03-20