Base Camp


Base Camps were large perminant instillations that conained the combat support services and empty homes of field units. As a battery we spent 3 days in base camp during my 376 day tour and our “rear area” was staffed by a few people. Tay Ninh had a PX, a post office, various medical units and normal support units. Hong Kong and Korean taylors had shops where a sharp custom made suit could be had for $20 to $30 on delivery. A local capitalist opened a steam bath/massage parlor and lines formed for admission. Getting a seam bath in the heat of Vietnam made little sense without the young female Vietnamese massage workers



Nice Bootshine

Wasted effort

Rock Band


Base Camp Housing

Luxury living

Good News

Peace at last

Chief of Smoke

George Martinez

Good Job


Small Mortar

Just missed

Tent Sale

Puncture wound

Roof Job


Direct Hit

Shooting blind

Mama San


Mortar Damage

Many hits

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