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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

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VIETNAM Magazine
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VIETNAM Magazine
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DAK TO, Central Highlands, South Vietnam June 7, 1969.American KIA's. Members of Company D, 299th Combat Engineer Battalion.
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DAK TO, Central Highlands, South Vie…
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Ambush between DAK TO and BEN HET. Photo by Larry Burrows, a War Correspondent for Life Magazine.
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Ambush between DAK TO and BEN HET. P…
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Aerial photo of DAK TO taken by one of the USA's spy planes.
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Aerial photo of DAK TO taken by one …
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E. Ray Austin - ARCOM with "V" Device
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E. Ray Austin - ARCOM with "V" Devic…
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Mike Zimmer's - Bronze Star with "V" Device
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Mike Zimmer's - Bronze Star with "V"…
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SILVER STAR awarded to Thomas J. Bleming, Vietnam Veteran
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SILVER STAR awarded to Thomas J. Ble…
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ARCOM-V awarded to Thomas J. Bleming, Vietnam Veteran
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ARCOM-V awarded to Thomas J. Bleming…
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1-DAK TO
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1-DAK TO
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2-DAK TO
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2-DAK TO
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3-DAK TO
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3-DAK TO
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5,000 North Vietnamese in hills around DAK TO
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5,000 North Vietnamese in hills arou…
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122mm Rocket Attack at DAK TO - 1969
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122mm Rocket Attack at DAK TO - 1969
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Reds Pounding Ben Het Camp - 1969
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Reds Pounding Ben Het Camp - 1969
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Jets Kill 100 Reds near DAK TO
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Jets Kill 100 Reds near DAK TO
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B52s Smash Enemy Bases near DAK TO, 1969
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B52s Smash Enemy Bases near DAK TO, …
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Heavy Losses on Both Sides, around DAK TO, 1969
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Heavy Losses on Both Sides, around D…
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BEN HET Reinforcements Stalk Reds
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BEN HET Reinforcements Stalk Reds
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Significant Events Report
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Significant Events Report
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Operational Report
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Operational Report
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Ben Het Special Forces Camp
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Ben Het Special Forces Camp
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Untitled-1 copy
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Untitled-1 copy
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Ben Het Special Forces Camp
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Ben Het Special Forces Camp
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Untitled-1 copy
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Untitled-1 copy
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#1 - 1969-06-23 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#1 - 1969-06-23 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#2 - 1969-06-24 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#2 - 1969-06-24 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#3 - 1969-06-26 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#3 - 1969-06-26 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#4 - 1969-06-26 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#4 - 1969-06-26 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#5 - 1969-06-26 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#5 - 1969-06-26 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#6 - 1969-06-27 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#6 - 1969-06-27 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#7 - 1969-06-27 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#7 - 1969-06-27 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#8-1 - 1969-06-27 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#8-1 - 1969-06-27 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#8-2 - 1969-06-27 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#8-2 - 1969-06-27 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#10 - 1969-06-28 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#10 - 1969-06-28 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#11 - 1969-06-27 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#11 - 1969-06-27 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#12 - 1969-06-28 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#12 - 1969-06-28 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#13 - 1969-06-29 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#13 - 1969-06-29 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#14 - 1969-06-29 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#14 - 1969-06-29 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#15 - 1969-06-29 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#15 - 1969-06-29 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#16 - 1969-06-30 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#16 - 1969-06-30 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#17 - 1969-06-30 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#17 - 1969-06-30 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#18 - 1969-06-30 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#18 - 1969-06-30 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#19 - 1969-07-01 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#19 - 1969-07-01 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#20 - 1969-07-01 & 02 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#20 - 1969-07-01 & 02 - Ben Het, Vie…
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#21 - 1969-07-02 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#21 - 1969-07-02 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#22 - 1969-07-03 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#22 - 1969-07-03 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#23 - 1969-07-04 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#23 - 1969-07-04 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#9 - 1969-06-26 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#9 - 1969-06-26 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#24 - 1969-07-07 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#24 - 1969-07-07 - Ben Het, Vietnam
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#25 - 1969-07-11 - Ben Het, Vietnam - "The Lesson of Ben Het"
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#25 - 1969-07-11 - Ben Het, Vietnam …
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E. Ray Austin
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E. Ray Austin
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E. Ray Austin, on a Bamboo Swinging Bridge
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E. Ray Austin, on a Bamboo Swinging …
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Medic - Name unknown.
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Medic - Name unknown.
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E. Ray Austin, on the Right.
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E. Ray Austin, on the Right.
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Medic? on the Left, and his Interpreter.
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Medic? on the Left, and his Interpre…
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Doctor's Office at a Montagnard village outside of DAK TO.
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Doctor's Office at a Montagnard vill…
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Montagnard village outside of DAK TO, 1969.
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Montagnard village outside of DAK TO…
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I post this picture as a description of the M3 I had in Vietnam, 1969.
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I post this picture as a description…
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969
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E. Ray Austin, standing in a hole made by a 122mm Rocket after an attack on us at DAK TO in 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, standing in a hole ma…
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Hole made by a 122mm Rocket.
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Hole made by a 122mm Rocket.
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969.
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DAK TO, 1969. Large hole made by a 122mm Rocket in our Motor Pool.
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DAK TO, 1969. Large hole made by a 1…
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, TAN CAHN, 1969
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E. Ray Austin, TAN CAHN, 1969
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SP4 Robert Thornton, and me, SP4 E. Ray Austin, at DAK TO, Vietnam, 1969.
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SP4 Robert Thornton, and me, SP4 E. …
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969
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E. Ray Austin, DAK TO, 1969
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E. Ray Austin, Pleiku, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, Pleiku, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin - Giving JERRY MILES a haircut and shave - Vietnam 1969
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E. Ray Austin - Giving JERRY MILES a…
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E. Ray Austin, TAN CAHN, 1969.
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E. Ray Austin, TAN CAHN, 1969.
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What's left of my Bunker (My Home) after an attack.
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What's left of my Bunker (My Home) a…
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EOD from I guess the 299th Engineers, digging for an enemy Mortar round that failed to detonate.
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EOD from I guess the 299th Engineers…
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SP4 John Metters "The Kid" at DAK TO waiting for a chopper.
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SP4 John Metters "The Kid" at DAK TO…
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Airstrip at DAK TO, Central Highlands, Vietnam, 1969.
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Airstrip at DAK TO, Central Highland…
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SSG Benson, my Commo Sergeant while at DAK TO.
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SSG Benson, my Commo Sergeant while …
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Part of the Airstrip at DAK TO, 1969.
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Part of the Airstrip at DAK TO, 1969…
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Jerry Miles, DAK TO, 1969
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Jerry Miles, DAK TO, 1969
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Guard Bunkers overlooking the Dak Poko River running past DAK TO.
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Guard Bunkers overlooking the Dak Po…
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Trip Flare set off on the Bunker Line.
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Trip Flare set off on the Bunker Lin…
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"Incoming" - Enemy Mortar Attack
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"Incoming" - Enemy Mortar Attack
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Air Strike at DAK TO, South Vietnam
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Air Strike at DAK TO, South Vietnam
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DAK TO, 1969
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DAK TO, 1969
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Our Weather "METRO" Team at Dak To, 1969.
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Our Weather "METRO" Team at Dak To, …
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DAK TO, South Vietnam
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DAK TO, South Vietnam
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175mm Howitzer at DAK TO 1969.
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175mm Howitzer at DAK TO 1969.
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Ben Het. PT-76 Russian Tank - Destroyed.
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Ben Het. PT-76 Russian Tank - Destro…
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Between Pleiku, and Dak To, in 1969.
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Between Pleiku, and Dak To, in 1969.
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Mama San selling her goods.
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Mama San selling her goods.
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VN- (304)
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VN- (304)
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I'm not sure where this is, I didn't take this photo.
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I'm not sure where this is, I didn't…
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DAK TO and TAN CAHN
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DAK TO and TAN CAHN
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DAK TO, Airstrip 1969
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DAK TO, Airstrip 1969
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VN- (333) - Can you identify the location of this Airfield?
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VN- (333) - Can you identify the loc…
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Fire Base 6, in 1969. "Rocket Ridge" DAK TO on one side, Laos & Cambodian Borders on the other side.
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Fire Base 6, in 1969. "Rocket Ridge"…
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Central Highlands, Vietnam, 1969 - Fire Base 6, manned by members of 1st Battalion 92nd Artillery.
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Central Highlands, Vietnam, 1969 - F…
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Fire Base 6, looking SE - 1971.
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Fire Base 6, looking SE - 1971.
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Central Highlands, Vietnam, 1971, FSB-6
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Central Highlands, Vietnam, 1971, FS…
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Central Highlands, Vietnam, 1970, FSB-6
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Central Highlands, Vietnam, 1970, FS…
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NOT SURE, but this looks like FSB-6, from another direction. Can anyone confirm this?
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NOT SURE, but this looks like FSB-6,…
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Central Highlands, Vietnam, 1970, FSB-6
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Central Highlands, Vietnam, 1970, FS…
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Central Highlands, Vietnam, 1970, FSB-6
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Central Highlands, Vietnam, 1970, FS…
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