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leaning on the international directions post at Chu Lai USO club, is my father, retired SSgt for wounds received 2d tour in Nam, 1969, 2/17 Calvary, 101st Abn/Air Assault.

 

GIs fooling around as they went on night patrol of mainland Chu lai, transportation via Marine APC from Tam Hoi Island. Also Various pictures of multiple grunts intermittently assigned to Peninsula/River Rat patrol of inlets between Tam Hai islands and Chu Lai to keep Viet Cong in boats from infiltrating Americal Division Base at Chu Lai ( island name may be off ). The GI holding the flying fish that flew into the boat in the bay just off shore of Tam Hai Island.

 

 

 

 

   The first two photos of GI's in a boat were rotating crew of the unit's Rat Patrol boat operated from Ky Hai Island

 

 

 

    The civilians, fishermen (Chu Lai) and girl holding her brother (Likely Tam Ky), Girl selling shrimp (Chu Lai), are all locals which remain nameless ( 1967/68 )

 

 

 

   The photo of hooded POWs behind barbed wire (at Chu Lai USAF Base Runway) were Viet Cong, captured by the 196th, awaiting for pick up by US Army G-4 Division , Chu Lai Military Base, RSVN.  ****  The hooded people being herded into a barbed wire holding area are Viet Cong POW's, captured by 196th LIB, located along the perimeter of the Airfield; awaiting transfer to Army MPs.

 

    The photos of GI holding one of two or three flying fish that sailed into out rat patrol boat along the edge of Tam Hai Island, Chu Lai Bay going on night afternoon patrol of inlet.   My father Albert Blackwell at the helm.

 

 

    My father again, leaning against international directions sign at Chu Lai Base USO club.  

 

 

 

 

    Three photos of Navy/Marine A-4 Fighter Jets, Chu Lai integrated services Air Base.

 

 

    In a few pictures you see a black soldier, a close friend of my father's, named James L. Walker. He is shown in various pictures on patrol in Tam Ky and Chu Lai, and sitting on hammock talking with my father who is shirtless). My father is also in the photo where he's lying on a hammock talking on a radio handset in one photo.

 

 

My father and a buddy are hamming up hitchhiking pose up for the camera.

 

 

 

 

     Most are obviously my father, thinking one might recognize him and ring a bell.

 

 

    The one with three guys dressed in kakis' (one holding a camera) were going on R & R leave at Base Transportation R & R Center Chu Lai in 1968. Destination unknown.

 

     The medi-vac choppers are at Chu Lai 'base camp' best recollection

 

 

 

 

The men all decked out on duffle bags are in transit to other units, other wise they'd be in kakis.

 

 

 

     The young soldier staring at the ships; my father said he was an American Indian, and a grenade came in and went off while burning garbage in big 55 gal drums (tossed in by mistake). He was laid up in hospital a few weeks with shrapnel in his legs and returned.

 

     The busses are R&R buses to and from the Chu Lai Air Field where 727s came and went with men on R & R. See photo of men inside R& R flight.

 

 

 

Note:  James L Walker again in the hooch in fatigues.

 

     The Marine APC is what took night patrols from Tam Hai Island to Mainland Chu Lai on patrol and delivered them each morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Two Black soldiers of the 196th LIB on Tam Hoi Island, Tam Ky, and ??? Names escape my father. Dose anyone recognixe any of these people?

 

 
     Local Vietnamese fishing boat in the inlet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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