Dong Ha Ammo Dump Takes a Direct Hit
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The dump at Dong Ha went up numerous times. Sept 3, 67 it went up while I was at Khe Sanh. One of our Seabees got the Bronze Star for resquing Marines from the dump that day. I have been sent pictures of the dump going up in 68 from Seabees that were there then also. Sam Messer Semper Fi Can Do -Submitted by: Sam Messer [firstname.lastname@example.org] 2008-11-21
I agree with Klarichins@aol.com. I believe the ammo dump went up in 1968, as I was only in country New Years Eve 1967 and all of 1968 and one month of 1969. -Submitted by: Larry Mason [email@example.com] 2007-11-02
Both of you may be right. I was with India 3/3 in September 67 when during the Dink Elections Dong Ha was lit up like a Roman Candle. Had to be about the 3rd as I was hit and medevaced to D Med on 7 Sept 67. Dong Ha was continually mortared and rockteded during the week I was there before being medevaced to the Santuary. Thank God for that. Hated Don Ha with a passion. There were so many dinks working in the compound, from barbers to hootch girls, that it was no wonder how accurate the rockets and mortars were. Imagine that Dong Ha took multiple hits in the years the Marines occupied the DMZ. I have some good shots of the ammo explosion from Us. Marine Corps archives and will try to post them. -Submitted by: Jerry Krawczyk [Spookyone67@Yahoo.com] 2006-04-28