The heavy jungle surrounding the city of Tay Ninh, has always been well known to the Viet Cong.
For years Charlie has mapped clearly in his mind every foot of his land and has found no great
difficulty in moving freely in and out of the province.
Times are changing under the watchful eye of company C, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry, 196th
Charlie's hide-away is being remodeled.
Bulldozers from the brigade's 175th Engineer Company are tearing a path twice as wide as an
air strip through the area, clear to the Saigon River.
By rearranging and clearing the area, the brigade will make it vastly more difficult for VC to move
north or south unobserved, and Charlie knows what happens to him when he is seen.
Claton, Blake, Shaw, Hoeffer, Cushman
Motor Pool during the monsoon season
The Viet Cong move in at night and set up mines at almost any point in the roads. Mines and booby traps were a daily hazard to the engineers.
Most roads had to be cleared every morning by the engineers.
Chu Lai, at the grease pit Osmun, Snyder
The jeep that hit a mine, being loaded on a truck
Low bed tractor driven by Charlie Price hit a mine behind
Nui Ba Den Mt., Rex Willis ,was sitting on the dozer on the back when hit
The next three pictures are identified by David Treese, 196th Light Infantry Brigade 8Th Support .On November 10th 1966 I was riding as shotgun and Tom Pollard was driving when our wrecker hit a land mine on a road outside of Tay Ninh. We both were send to the 45th Hospital. Tom, remained at Tay Ninh and I was send back to the states to Fort Sam , Brooke Army Hospital burn center, with 2nd and 3rd degree burns. With a lot of help from everyone I survived and realized that every day has been a blessing .
Unit B/8th Support Batln