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9 - SP5 Norm Roy - Pleiku Compound

Pleiku was home base during my tour. For the most part it was fairly quiet there, but occasionally the VC liked to shake us up. Our company barracks were next to the southern perimeter and it was our responsibility to man it in the event of an attack. I do recall three incidents while I was at the base. One occurred while I was pulling CQ. One of the guards was smoking up in one of the towers despite the fact he was told not to, at least not while standing up. He was wounded and the medics got him patched up and he was airlifted to 71st Evac. I don’t recall what happened to him although the wound did not appear to be severe so I guess he may have been lucky that the sniper was off the mark that night. I believe my thought at the time was why in the hell did this happen on my shift of CQ? Another time while in camp we took a few rocket or mortar rounds pretty close to our barracks area in the dead of night. The company personnel were out of the sack, into the perimeter bunkers and trenches in short order. As quickly as the incident began it was over when a Huey showed up with a searchlight followed by another chopper, possibly a cobra, which created a line of tracers from his location to the ground. It was an awesome display! The third incident I recall hit close to home. The company clerk had taken some new dudes out to the rifle range to sight their M16’s and had just returned to the area. I was in the company CP when a shot sounded. Outside we found the company clerk still in the cab with the front of his head splattered all over the cab. The incident really shook me up since I’d had a few beers with him the previous evening. An investigation took place while I was out of Pleiku but was later told one of the new guys had a round chambered in his M16 while he was still in the back of the truck. Most of the pictures I took while in Pleiku are self-explanatory and are labeled with a description. There are a couple pictures that could use further explanation. The photo labeled as tracers/lightshow I have no idea what I was looking at. I couldn’t even figure out which was the correct rotation of the picture. While on a convoy that took some incoming, the draggin wagon hauling 175mm gun tubes took an indirect shrapnel hit. There are some holes that can be seen on the driver’s rearview. The driver was wounded and medivac’d out on a chopper.

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105mm-Waiting For New Home
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105mm-Waiting For New Home
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155mm Carriage Damage
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155mm Carriage Damage
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155mm-Damage In Equilibrator Area
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155mm-Damage In Equilibrator Area
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155mm Howitzer Tube Replacement
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155mm Howitzer Tube Replacement
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175mm Gun Tube-A Balancing Act
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175mm Gun Tube-A Balancing Act
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175mm Gun tube Chg-Pleiku
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175mm Gun tube Chg-Pleiku
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175mm-Overhaul in Pleiku
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175mm-Overhaul in Pleiku
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175mm-Remove Gun tube-Pleiku
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175mm-Remove Gun tube-Pleiku
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3 Man Football
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3 Man Football
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45 Caliber
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45 Caliber
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794th Company Hq
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794th Company Hq
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Draggin Wagon Cab-In Proximity of B40 Rkt Explosion
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Draggin Wagon Cab-In Proximity of B4…
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My Company Area-Artillery Hill In distance
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My Company Area-Artillery Hill In di…
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APC-Rocket Hit1
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APC-Rocket Hit1
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APC-Rocket Hit2
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APC-Rocket Hit2
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APC-Rocket Hit-62nd Maint Yard
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APC-Rocket Hit-62nd Maint Yard
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APC Rocket Hit More Damage
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APC Rocket Hit More Damage
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APC-Troop Area
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APC-Troop Area
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Artillery Maint Crew
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Artillery Maint Crew
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Artillery Section Office
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Artillery Section Office
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Borescope 8 Inch Howitzer
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Borescope 8 Inch Howitzer
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Bullshit Session
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Bullshit Session
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Two Dudes In My Section-Can't Remember Names
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Two Dudes In My Section-Can't Rememb…
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Football-Blowing Off Steam
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Football-Blowing Off Steam
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Football In The Rain
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Football In The Rain
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155mm-In For Maint-Pleiku Artillary Section
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155mm-In For Maint-Pleiku Artillary …
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Huey-Liftoff Pleiku Maint Yard
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Huey-Liftoff Pleiku Maint Yard
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In For Maintenance
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In For Maintenance
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M14 Rifle
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M14 Rifle
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M60 Machine Gun-Pleiku Compound
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M60 Machine Gun-Pleiku Compound
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M79 Grenade Launcher
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M79 Grenade Launcher
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My Little Buddy
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My Little Buddy
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My Pop Gun
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My Pop Gun
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Nitrogen for Gun Equilibrators
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Nitrogen for Gun Equilibrators
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Another Perimeter Loc-Direction Unk
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Another Perimeter Loc-Direction Unk
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Oil or Fuel Storage-Mortar or Rkt Hit
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Oil or Fuel Storage-Mortar or Rkt Hi…
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Party Time
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Party Time
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Perimeter-Pleiku Compound
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Perimeter-Pleiku Compound
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Platoon Sgt and SP5 I Replaced
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Platoon Sgt and SP5 I Replaced
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Pleiku Compound-My Barracks
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Pleiku Compound-My Barracks
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Draggin Wagon Cab-Side View Of Damage
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Draggin Wagon Cab-Side View Of Damag…
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Ready For Guard Duty
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Ready For Guard Duty
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Ready For Road Trip
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Ready For Road Trip
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Ready For Road Trip-1
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Ready For Road Trip-1
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Readying For Another Convoy
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Readying For Another Convoy
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Repair Shop-Artillery Sights
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Repair Shop-Artillery Sights
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Sapper Demo1-Pleiku Compound
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Sapper Demo1-Pleiku Compound
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Sapper Demo2-Pleiku Compound
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Sapper Demo2-Pleiku Compound
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Sapper Demo3-Almost There
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Sapper Demo3-Almost There
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Sapper Demo4-The  Dude Made It
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Sapper Demo4-The Dude Made It
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"Smitty" going to the Convoy Point.
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"Smitty" going to the Convoy Point.
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Some Entertainment
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Some Entertainment
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South Perimeter1
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South Perimeter1
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South Perimeter Around Pleiku Base
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South Perimeter Around Pleiku Base
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SP4 Keeth-Convoy Ride To Remote FSB
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SP4 Keeth-Convoy Ride To Remote FSB
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SP5 Roy-Artillery Shop
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SP5 Roy-Artillery Shop
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SP5 Roy-Mr Cool
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SP5 Roy-Mr Cool
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SP5 Roy-Pleiku Barracks
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SP5 Roy-Pleiku Barracks
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Storage Area-Pleiku Compound
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Storage Area-Pleiku Compound
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Sunset-Pleiku1
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Sunset-Pleiku1
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Sunset-Pleiku2
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Sunset-Pleiku2
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Sunset-Pleiku Compound
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Sunset-Pleiku Compound
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155MM-Rocket Or Mortar Damage-Pleiku Maint Yard
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155MM-Rocket Or Mortar Damage-Pleiku…
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Twin 40s-AKA Duster
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Twin 40s-AKA Duster
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Tracers or light Show From Arty Hill-Viewed From Pleiku Compound
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Tracers or light Show From Arty Hill…
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4 Buddies-My Start of Trip Back To World
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4 Buddies-My Start of Trip Back To W…
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Used 175mm Gun Tubes
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Used 175mm Gun Tubes
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War Time Hardhat
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War Time Hardhat
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SP5 Lowe      Meritorious Svc-Pleiku Compound
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SP5 Lowe Meritorious Svc-Pleiku…
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Working On An Artillery Sight
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Working On An Artillery Sight
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Destroyed Driver Compartment -Unk Vehicle
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Destroyed Driver Compartment -Unk Ve…
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