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E. Ray Austin's Vietnam - Album #1

If there is ever any doubt about what I have said about my 2 tours in Vietnam, just read and look at these pictures and it should all be clear to you.


ALL MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TAKEN IN 1969 - A collection of my pictures, and others that were donated, with a special focus on the "Siege of DAK TO and BEN HET" - May thru July 1969, and Fire Support Base (FSB) 6 located on Rocket Ridge overlooking the Dak To Valley.

1-Operational Reports of the 1st Battalion 92nd Artillery, my Unit: http://www.bravecannons.org/History/hist_benhet.html
2-Another good story is at http://www.thebattleofkontum.com/memories/15.html
3-An excellent YouTube video also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-eYoL6IZXg
4-The battle of Ben Het Vietnam (1969): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adQnb_0cz4o&feature=related

  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    1 month ago
    Central Highlands, Vietnam, 1971, FSB-6
    LT Thacker could not convince the ARVN Artillery Commander to destroy the weapon before they were overran. He feared having to pay for it.
    • (Anonymously) (Private)
      29 days ago

      LT Thacker could not convince the ARVN Artillery Commander to destroy the weapon before they were overran. He feared having to pay for it.
      • (Anonymously) (Private)
        29 days ago
        E Ray, Hello I think we have met but Iam Doug Lloyd, Aaron's dad , I was just wondering if you have any pic of my Grandparents Wiley and Ernie Lloyd, I know you knew them. I Love this website looking at all the pics as my Dad Carlie would say from Normie, LOL! 

        LT Thacker could not convince the ARVN Artillery Commander to destroy the weapon before they were overran. He feared having to pay for it.
        • E. Ray Austin (Private)
          28 days ago
          Hi Doug. Please email me direct and I can provide the Links to some pictures I have of Wiley and Ernie.       
          E Ray, Hello I think we have met but Iam Doug Lloyd, Aaron's dad , I was just wondering if you have any pic of my Grandparents Wiley and Ernie Lloyd, I know you knew them. I Love this website looking at all the pics as my Dad Carlie would say from Normie, LOL! 

          LT Thacker could not convince the ARVN Artillery Commander to destroy the weapon before they were overran. He feared having to pay for it.
  • David Swanson (Private)
    3 years ago
    DAK TO, Central Highlands, South Vietnam June 7, 1969.American KIA's. Members of Company D, 299th Combat Engineer Battalion.
    This picture was taken by Larry Burrows reporting for Life Magazine. The date was June 7 1969. The deceased in the back of the 21/2 ton were members of Co D 299th Combat Engineer Battalion. September 19 Life published this picture and a few more. 
    • E. Ray Austin (Private)
      3 years ago
      Hi David Swanson.  Thank you for your comment.  I've taken what you said and re-written what I had.  Read it again and tell me if you disagree with anything, also, do you have any pictures you would share with me so I can add them to my website?
      I added another picture, the one right after this one, that I believe was taken by Larry Burrows also, of that same ambush.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    4 years 4 months ago
    DAK TO, Central Highlands, South Vietnam June 7, 1969.American KIA's. Members of Company D, 299th Combat Engineer Battalion.
    i was a driver my self with 4th infantry div. taking supplies to dak to and ben het area in spring of 1969. two trucks were badly damaged on one of trips. no one was killed on by trips. tks . Roberto vega -- co b 4th s and t battalion   .... welcome home man.....
    • E. Ray Austin (Private)
      4 years 4 months ago
      WELCOME HOME! Thanks for your comment.  I was with HHB, 1st Battalion 92nd Artillery at DAK TO from Jan 1969-Jan 1970.  I remember this happening, it was sad to see our brothers laying in back of the Deuce-N-Half, dead.  Long time ago but still pretty fresh in my mind. Ray


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