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
                                                 LATERITE PIT
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.
Serge Lepine
Sgt. Hoskins,  Kolczak
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