Tour #2 & 3 - DaNang, Vietnam. This was in 1967 - 68. We worked many projects during this tour through out the Northern territories of South Vietnam. We provided construction services to the US Marines of the 3rd Marine division. This included KaSahn, Pleikiu, Hill 55, Red Beach, The longest bridge over the Song Thu Bon river (Liberty Bridge) and other points North & West.
Album by Artistic Concepts Photography. Photos by Bob Thickman. 1 - 82 of 82 Total. 3728 Visits.
enlarge 115KB, 614x640 1 Soda break
enlarge 158KB, 628x640 2 The local bazaar - market
enlarge 78KB, 640x457 3 The Medical Staff
enlarge 81KB, 426x640 4 going on liberty
enlarge 103KB, 638x640 5 high bunker under constr
enlarge 75KB, 640x457 6 Hot - You betcha
enlarge 99KB, 640x426 7 Local Transport
enlarge 79KB, 456x640 8 Medcap in Doc Tran
enlarge 108KB, 456x640 9 My truck hit a mine
enlarge 102KB, 640x524 10 Rice Paddies
enlarge 111KB, 640x426 11 Camp Hoover - Hill 327 in back
enlarge 95KB, 640x426 12 Chess game again 2
enlarge 79KB, 640x426 13 Chess game again
enlarge 105KB, 640x436 14 DaNang AB Attack damage
enlarge 94KB, 640x434 15 Runway damage Here the remains of a F4 Phantom and a C-130 Hercules lie next to each other.
enlarge 96KB, 640x512 16 DaNang July 1967 Here are photographs of some of the damage as a result of the Attack on the DaNang area in July 1967.
enlarge 83KB, 640x426 17 DaNang AB burns
enlarge 81KB, 640x457 18 DaNang AB damage 1
enlarge 112KB, 640x457 19 DaNang AB damage 2
enlarge 106KB, 640x439 20 DaNang AB damage 4
enlarge 87KB, 640x457 21 EM Club DaNang AB 2
enlarge 101KB, 640x457 22 EM Club DaNang AB
enlarge 55KB, 576x406 23 hill 357 Keeping watch while the construction of the listening post bunkers is completed.
enlarge 109KB, 640x457 24 327 LP under constr
enlarge 100KB, 640x426 25 Hill 327 Listening Post
enlarge 80KB, 640x426 26 Happy Valley from 327 LP
enlarge 116KB, 640x457 27 Hill 327 LP Reggie on watch
enlarge 78KB, 640x426 28 Hoover to the left and right
enlarge 76KB, 640x426 29 Lady on watch
enlarge 95KB, 640x426 30 Main Street in the rain
enlarge 89KB, 640x426 31 Marble Mountain 2
enlarge 58KB, 640x426 32 Marble Mountain
enlarge 80KB, 341x640 33 Me at the Air Field
enlarge 106KB, 640x579 34 Me
enlarge 97KB, 640x426 35 Mekong Delta
enlarge 95KB, 640x460 36 Package from home
enlarge 84KB, 640x446 37 R&R time
enlarge 76KB, 640x426 38 Shared the Hooch
enlarge 77KB, 640x426 39 Spector GS fire
enlarge 94KB, 640x454 40 these folks did not exist
enlarge 90KB, 640x426 41 Villiage Medical visits 3
enlarge 58KB, 576x412 42 Tour # 2 - Da Nang 1966-67 Our Main gate sign showing the insignia of my battalion, MCB-4 at Camp Hoover, Da Nang 1966-67.. with visitors! The kids loved to hang out.. never know when a hunk of chocolate would appear..;o)
enlarge 49KB, 576x531 43 The Watch Every once in a while, I would draw the "Petty Officer of the watch" detail.
enlarge 50KB, 576x569 44 The warning A sign we put up around the DaNang area so that the Marines would know that we were setting off explosives at certain times.
enlarge 106KB, 576x538 45 The Tree The tree.. we never did know what it was, but it was big, strange and pretty.. the roots grew from the branches to the ground for water.
enlarge 63KB, 576x539 46 Transport - a rare thing My squad and I on liberty in DaNang. Look Ma.. no armor plating.. in fact NO doors... ;-)
enlarge 64KB, 576x412 47 The new school This is a school and orphange that we built in DaNang. The kids were great.. we would all have candy sent from the states for them..
enlarge 61KB, 576x412 48 The new school Another shot of the school.
enlarge 56KB, 576x412 49 The Main Gate Our front gate.. and check point.
enlarge 60KB, 576x532 50 The Girls School A Catholic girls school in DaNang.
enlarge 33KB, 576x412 51 Sunrise - DaNang 1st Marines bunker.. and water tower... at least they turned off the damn perimeter lights.
enlarge 40KB, 576x412 52 Sunrise - DaNang The sun is still coming up... scariest part of the day.. prime time for charlie to come calling.
enlarge 51KB, 576x572 53 Sunset Sunset from a bunker.. as the sun goes down over Hill 357... DaNang.
enlarge 44KB, 576x430 54 Village Medivac We would take doctors, medics and our Vietnamese nurse to villages out in the bush to provide medical treatment.
enlarge 36KB, 576x412 55 Village Medivac Another view of the Med. visit.
enlarge 88KB, 576x470 56 Rolling Thunder evidence of operation Rolling Thunder.. all the craters from 2000 pounders dropped from the B-52s.. god knows how many water buffalo hate us now.
enlarge 50KB, 576x382 57 Rains come When it rained.. it really rained.. weeks on end.. mud, mud and more mud...
enlarge 47KB, 576x464 58 My bunker My home away from home.. just me, my M-60, and lots of time on my hands...
enlarge 45KB, 576x373 59 Monkey Mountain That is monkey mountain.. it got its name because of the hundreds of monkeys on the mountain.. and they all were great rock tossers..
enlarge 49KB, 576x393 60 Red Beach Marine AS The Marine Air Station we just completed at Red Beach, north of DaNang 1967.
enlarge 52KB, 576x541 61 Medivac DUST off Medivac helicopter.. Huey slick.. evacuating the wounded from the Lok Bon bridge site. Look in the dust storm, you can make out the chopper..
enlarge 66KB, 576x385 62 Line of defence First Line of defense in the happy valley.
enlarge 29KB, 511x576 63 incoming mortor fire Our camp is taking incoming rounds, did not happen often, but it sure woke you up quick..
enlarge 115KB, 461x640 64 Liberty Bridge Liberty Bridge, the longest wooden bridge in RVN, 2040 feet long over the Song Thu Bon River.
enlarge 117KB, 640x483 65 Liberty Bridge dedication The dedication of the Liberty Bridge.
enlarge 120KB, 608x640 66 LB pilings Here pilings are being driven to support the bridge structure.
enlarge 86KB, 640x509 67 Liberty Bridge Nasty photograph (39 year old photograph), but this shows the bunkers and storage areas spread out on the beach along side the bridge.
enlarge 52KB, 640x176 68 Liberty Bridge Panorama Here is the bridge, or as much as I could get into three photographs. heck of an accomplishment with the little in the way of equipment we had to work with.
enlarge 75KB, 640x506 69 Liberty Bridge - under construction Here is an older photograph of the bridge about 70% done.
enlarge 68KB, 576x539 70 heading for the beach Going on liberty in DaNang or off to the beach..
enlarge 48KB, 576x407 71 game time When there is some time off.. card games, chess games and football were sure to break out.
enlarge 59KB, 576x535 72 Family Junk Family Junk (which in many cases served as their house off the DaNang Docks).
enlarge 91KB, 576x540 73 Downtown DaNang Down town DaNang.. 1967.
enlarge 52KB, 576x412 74 DaNang from 357 - 2 The City of DaNang from our listening post position on hill 357.
enlarge 45KB, 576x412 75 Coolie in the paddy Vietnamese working the rice paddy.
enlarge 79KB, 576x412 76 Buddhist Grave - Hoover behind A Buddhist Priest grave, approx. 200 years old.. just outside of Camp Hoover.
enlarge 52KB, 576x543 77 Buddhist Temple - Con Thien A Buddhist Temple just north of Con Thien.
enlarge 24KB, 576x412 78 Bad Guys incoming Flares lighting up the hill as a AC-130 Spectre gun ship responds to a Viet Cong attack out side of Ka Sahn.
enlarge 42KB, 576x412 79 at the Hooch 2 Me in front of our tent, our mortor trench is to my right.
enlarge 57KB, 576x326 80 AC130 - 357 AC-130 Gun Ship softening up the hill. Photo is of 20mm shell explosions.
enlarge 68KB, 576x575 81 Homeward Bound 2 Going home.. C-130's with web seats.. and soldiers today complain... BTW.. my parents thought the sandwich in my hand was a bandage.. it gave them a scare.
enlarge 77KB, 571x576 82 Homeward Bound Flying over Siagon enroute to Japan, then California.. tour #2 is complete.