Getting a load of laterite at the pit located outside of our base camp,
This clay dirt was used in building our roads.
Lumber Yard located at the end of the runway
guarded 24hrs. a day, wood was price-less
A special thanks to Ron Titus,
for the above pictures
TAY NINH Pg.1
Building of a base camp
Located about 10 miles outside our Base Camp. This Laterite is a redish,
porous clay, a type of soil used in building our roads.
Headquarters, On Nov. 9th, 1966 , shell fragments hit the quarters of our
brigade commander, Brig. Gen. Desaussure, but did not cause extensive
damage. The general was not hurt.
Assembling Bunker Kits
(R) Hanson, Pettis, Higgins Sgt. Adams
The Laterite Pit , was in operation 24hrs a day. We would haul at night back and forth to camp. There was no road to see at night in the convoy of trucks.
You hugged the tail lights in front of you for guidance, for the cloud of dust being kicked up made it almost impossible to see.
Paving the way for the first road on base camp
Laying coverts at the base Hospital, Mason brothers, Sgt.Adams,Hanson,Knight,Sgt.Hess
On Nov. 9, 1966, an estimated 120 to 130 rounds of mortar fire in two attacks hit the base camp. The hospital in the background was hit and there were several casualties.
Waiting for supplies to arrive