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Posted: 3/18/2002 12:10:17 PM EDT
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[Last Edit: 3/18/2002 12:23:58 PM EDT by palmer]
Thanks for the photo's Troy, I'd absolutely like to see some more. How old was your dad then?
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 12:30:29 PM EDT
I sure would be interested in seeing more. I've seen alot of Vietnam movies and watched alot of "Tour of Duty". I'd like to see some actual real life pictures. CAPITALIST
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 12:35:47 PM EDT
very nice. thanks, to you and your father.
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 12:37:10 PM EDT
Thanks for showing us the pics....would always love to see more. Tell you dad thanks also. medcop
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[Last Edit: 3/18/2002 1:02:25 PM EDT by EdAvilaSr]
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I've got some black & whites of my dad at Cam Rah Bay in '66 and '67. No way to scan them in, though. The area he was in looked suspiciously like some of your photos until I saw the map on the lighter. Cam Rah was south of Wonder Beach.
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Link Posted: 3/18/2002 1:06:39 PM EDT
God Bless your Father, Troy! You are certainly blessed that your Father came through the War all right, and that he is still with you. Give him all of our collective thanks for a job well done! Eric The(AndItWASWellDone)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 1:13:47 PM EDT
Showed dad pics, he really perked up at those photos. He says he landed in one of those amphib vehicles. When he landed, he walked around the thing, marvelling at its size. "You couldn't tell how big the thing was when it was in the water..."
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 1:18:44 PM EDT
Thanks Troy! And many thanks to your father for the honor of allowing us to view his photos.
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 1:37:42 PM EDT
Great pics. Thanks Troy...and thank your dad.
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 1:47:48 PM EDT
Wonder if them there tires would fit on my Jeep TJ? [whacko] Damn, I want one as a SHTF vehicle. Just roll over everything in your path. No, I'd like to drive one into DC for work. Muhahah. Great photos.
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 1:57:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Troy: I took my dad to see We Were Soldiers this weekend. Afterwards, we looked through some of his Vietnam photos, and I decided to scan a few. He was there from July '67 - July '68. Great pics! Thanks for the "Tour"!
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 2:52:34 PM EDT
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Nice pics. Did you ask your dad if those amphib. vehicles ever had any blowouts or tread separations? [:)]
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 3:13:07 PM EDT
I agree, always nice to see real pics. Thx Troy
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 3:27:53 PM EDT
You know what I would like to see is a central repository of photos like these. Someplace where guys/gals that were in country could upload their personal photos for the whole world to see. Set it up so the opening web page would be continues slide show, but allow one to dive down sub sections. Kind of like an electronic memorial for those who have served in combat. Would be neat to do a site for WWI, WWII, Korea, Veitnam, etc. Just thinking aloud...
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I can see why Col. Kilgore would get excited about a six foot peak.
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 4:11:26 PM EDT
Hey, cool pics Troy! Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks Troy for great pics!....I didn't know that your dad was in Vietnam between 67 and 68, those were tough years. Specially in the Spring of 68 when the Tet offensive took place. According to the Zippo lighter, Wonder Beach is near Quang Tri city (near the DMZ). Must be real tough there in 68. Cam Ranh Bay was the biggest U.S. installation base and it was located near or south of Nha Trang with white sand beaches. Thank you Troy for sharing those pictures with us, and specially thanks to your dad for being there.
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Link Posted: 3/21/2002 4:27:01 AM EDT
Nice pics Troy. Being only 26 it is a treat to see actual pics from Vienam. I expecially like to listen to all the stories told by my older friends who were there. Here is a link to a site with some more pics. [url]http://community-2.webtv.net/pleiku69/VIETNAMWARSITE3/[/url]
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Great pics Troy!!! Both your Dad and yourself have something to be very proud of. My Dad was set and classified to go but I came along and he stayed home. Because I know my Dad and what an in your face, proud, patriotic person he was/is I know for a fact that he and Mom did not use me as his ticket out.....heck, he could have joined the Guard or soemthing. It has always been a puzzle to me though as to how he got diverted back home. Personally, I have been completely engulfed by anything Viet-Nam related my entire life. Movies, photos, documentaries........people's real-life experiences.....anything. Funny.............and I don't poke fun here...but, far too much of it seems real to me. Said enough already.
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