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Old 13th Jan 2006, 05:33
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Vietnam photo

This is quite an impressive photo.


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Old 13th Jan 2006, 08:15
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Re: Vietnam photo

you can never find a Huey when you want one, and then.........
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Old 13th Jan 2006, 08:39
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Re: Vietnam photo

"Rumours of a hike in fuel prices bring a sudden panic buying dash to the pumps in downtown Pleiku"

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Old 13th Jan 2006, 09:22
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"Y'know, in the future they'll be able to do this in Photoshop. Cuts out all the dangerous stuff."

OR:

(Bloke in foreground) "have you noticed how one bollock's always smaller and lower than the other one?"
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Old 13th Jan 2006, 09:23
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It must take a lot of Nr beeping to keep the blades in synch!
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Old 13th Jan 2006, 10:02
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Re: Vietnam photo

Local airfield announces first drop in fuel prices in 6 years, queues likely.
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Old 13th Jan 2006, 11:29
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ELT signal was narrowed down to less than half a mile......

search continues
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Old 13th Jan 2006, 12:58
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"Everyone back on the ground... we can't go anywhere till I find my Ride of the Valkyries tape!"
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Old 13th Jan 2006, 13:11
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Some great replies... made my day... i think first price so far goes to Rotorque , all very close.
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Old 13th Jan 2006, 13:25
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Our Kiwi cousins will relate:

"Baaaaah, baaaaah, baaaaaah"
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Old 13th Jan 2006, 14:14
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Re: Vietnam photo

I wonder how many in that pic survived the war...
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Old 13th Jan 2006, 15:33
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Re: Vietnam photo

Great captions. Keep 'em coming.



(U.S helicopters providing support for U.S. ground troops fly into a staging area 50 miles North of Saigon. The fuel for a mobile gas station is stored in large rubber tanks. North of Saigon, 1966)
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Old 13th Jan 2006, 15:47
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The nurses are holding a ball tonight.

One dummy misunderstood, names Bush.
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Old 13th Jan 2006, 16:13
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Happiness is a cold LZ with space for 50 ships. To the 500 troops waiting just off frame, "Gentlemen, your ride is here...."

The Hueys had a frame behind the pilot's door that held a colored card defining that aircraft, and the troops were issued a similar printed card. I covered a 50 ship insertion one day, with fast movers nape-ing the perimeter, and Arty prepping the area (last round is a WP that airbursts in the center of the LZ, as the ships were on 30 second final.) Timing is everything in life...

The courage, skill, precision and discipline I saw were in sharp contrast to what some think about our troops in Vietnam. I'd follow my Air Cav Troop into Hell, they were that good!



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Old 13th Jan 2006, 17:12
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Re: Vietnam photo

Ah....jes anutta day at work....who wants to trade a Beans and Franks for a Pork and Scalloped Potatoes?
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Old 13th Jan 2006, 17:15
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SASless,

I lost my P38, can I borrow yours? Never mind, Chief has Beenie-Weenies!
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Old 13th Jan 2006, 18:38
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Re: Vietnam photo

Has anyone read these books?




I was looking for a decent book on the Scout helicopters used during the war.
Thanks BM
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Old 13th Jan 2006, 21:36
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Re: Vietnam photo

Since there is some history here, just want to remember a friend who drove Loachs over in the land of the two piece Nomex..
Steve Patterson 3/4 Cav, 25th Division around 67/68. Hell of a nice guy, survived it all to get himself killed in Venezuala a year ago.......doin what he did there, tryin to save someones ass.
Never Forget.....
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Old 13th Jan 2006, 22:17
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Anyone remember where the B-2 Unit was....when viewing the C-Rat Case after you turned it upside down so only the blank bottom of the cartons were visible? (Think the FAST test was important....this was life essential!)

How many ways are there to open a beer bottle without a proper opener?

How many ways are there to heat canned rations without heat tabs?

How many cigars in an Supplement Pack?

Did anyone ever eat the peanut butter in the C-Rats?
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Old 13th Jan 2006, 22:48
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Re: Vietnam photo

Nick
I covered a 50 ship insertion one day
"one day"

On the assumption that on all the other days, you covered a non-50 ship formation, what was your more usual size of operation ? How often did the big formations happen ?
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