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2 - VIETNAM, Jan 1969 to Jan 1970. My first Tour of duty.
On my "first" tour of duty to Vietnam I was assigned to Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion 92nd Field Artillery, in the Central Highlands on a Firebase called, DAK TO.

My Artillery Unit website tells of the Battle of Dak To: http://bravecannons.org/History/FireBase6.html

The 299th Engineers have a really good description of the "Siege of Dak To" May thru July of 1969: http://www.war-stories.com/dk-siege-of-dak-to-gearhart-murphy-1969.htm

SIEGE OF DAK TO: MAY THRU JULY, 1969 By Ed Murphy: http://www.returntodakto.com/blog/2015/10/19/link-to-historian-ed-murphys-excerpt-on-the-siege-of-dak-to

Another good story about DAK TO: http://digitaledition.qwinc.com/publication/?i=97710&article_id=955946&view=articleBrowser&ver=html5#%22issue_id%22:97710,%22view%22:%22articleBrowser%22,%22article_id%22:%22955946%22}

1969-1970. Bravo Battery occupied FB6 from January 1969 to December 1970. The 4 th ID pulled out of Dak To in January 1969 so security for FB6 was then shifted to a CIDG from Ben Het. In turn, two of our howitzer sections displaced to Ben Het in a counter-battery role. Bravo battery's missions were in support of ARVN and local indigenous forces advised by US Special Forces. Enemy activity increased these two years. The 66 th and 28 th NVA Regiments supported by PT 76 Tanks and 130mm artillery were detected moving towards Dak To from Base Area 609 in early 1969. Ben Het was struck in early March. The assault with tanks was the first of its kind in the war. Firebase 6 provided a wall of steel around Ben Het to help repel the attack. Bravo Battery's fires were so effective that the NVA launched an attack against FB6 June 11, 1969. Sappers penetrated the perimeter but were ultimately, driven back with heavy losses thanks to the courageous CIDG defenders. This occurred during the Siege of Dak To/Ben Het.
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#5-1 - Freeman and Johanna Marie (HANSSEN) Hughett Family
Family photos of Freeman and Johanna Marie (HANSSEN) Hughett, and other family members. Some family members are from Norway where Johanna Marie (HANSSEN) Hughett was born.

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NOTE from Walter Williams: A Coker family lived in the Hughett house when I went to Norma School last of the 1930"s and first of the 1940's. They farmed the lower River bottom and operated a Mule Coal Mine, way up on Brimstone Creek.
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#9 - People of Scott County - Alonzo and Anna Lawson Collection
These pictures were copied from Facebook and with permission from Alonzo and Anna Lawson, I am adding them here for your viewing pleasure and for the sole purpose of sharing with others.

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4 - My 26 year Army Career, Misc. Pictures
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"Luther's Fiddle"
My daddy, LUTHER JOSEPH AUSTIN, made this Fiddle when I was about 10 years old, around 1956. I remember him using a broken piece of glass to shave it down. He soaked it in water and clamped the wood down and kept adjusting the clamps daily to force it to bow, then dry. Just like a professionally made on. I remember him playing music on it many times.
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