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Pictures taken of LZ Betty by Bryan Lagimoniere in 1970. From the first week in March until Nov.70. When
the 1st of the 50th was standing down I was transfered north to An Khe to finish my tour of duty.

                First Field Force Division Unit patch

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B-Co area UH-1H background

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  West side green line and Whiskey Mountain ( Nui Ta Dom Mountain )

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Cobra sweeping area west of LZ after May 3rd attack

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                                                         Erosion ditch in front of Tower 7

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Chinook resupply west side of LZ

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                                        Acft turn around south end of runway 07

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Fisherman early am Ca Ty River

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                                                               Rick Leland from Maine B-Co

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My Hootch and mess hall in the background

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                                               1st of the 50th Batallion ammo dump

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Scout apc west side green line near D-Co area

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                                                                                  Frenchy D-Co area

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Brick maker downtown Phan Thiet

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                                                                                         Cabinet maker

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Kids in front of an orphanage

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                                  One of the kids who used  to work on the LZ

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Fish market has been in the same place for over 50 years

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                                                                                               Ca Ty river

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Fish nets

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                                          Erosion ditch by motor pool, fall 1970

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Rick Leland  (From Maine)& Peter S.Lylyk (From Hartford Ct.) B-Co March 1970 em club in the background

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                                                                                       Frenchy

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Looking NE

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                                             West side helipad near mortar platoon

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Looking north toward Phan Thiet harbor

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                                               Seahorse hanger in the back ground

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Frenchy and Murphy over by the mechanics hootches

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                                           Frenchy (FNG) by B-Co orderly room

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Looking south from motor pool go to 2005 and see what it looks like today

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Civilian workers, back ground clinic, hospital and Seahorse hanger

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Chieu Hoi Center

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                                                                                         Air Vietnam

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122mm rocket attack during lunch it completely missed the LZ

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Rick Leland & Pete Lylyk just after cherry school early April 1970

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This is Mr John, Korean he ran the PA&E ice plant on LZ Betty. A former member of the Korean White Horse Inf Div.  He also taught Tae Kwon Do to some of us

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Loach flew directly in front of our tower on the east side green line

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Not many of these in Massachusetts

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Beginning of monsoons, USAF weather station in the back ground

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Byron Rodd  (L) and Rick Leland both medivaced in July 70.  Rick and Byron and I all took infantry  school together.  Byron
went to the Americal div.

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A mamasan was fired from HQ early in the morning.  She set a time delayed charge under the ammo conex.  It blew, no one was hurt

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L to R, Pete Lylyk Rick Leland, Bryan Lagimoniere/ Frenchy late March 70, cherry school with the 11arc Ben Hoa

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Rosy Rosano just transfered into B-Co March of 70. His unit the Big Red One had gone back to the states. He later transfered with Dave Parker and Pete Lylyk to MACV

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Funny Money MPC ( Military Payment Certificate )

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Crash on top of track N53 March 1970, B-Co area.

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Crowded living conditions near the Ca Ty river

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Early am on the move through Phan Thiet looking north west over the Ca Ty river bridge.

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Moving along HWY 1 through Phan Thiet. It always amazed me that kids wouldbe up that early.

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Back in the company area. Don Rainwater and Melvin Wadleigh
doing some maintenance on B-Co`s APC`s.

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Picture provided by James Dacus.  His tour of duty was from Jan of 70 to Dec of 70.  Pictured are the company dogs Gus and Lum

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                                        James Dacus on the left and Tom Clark

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Just a short way from FB Sandy  we got stuck in the river mud. Track #24 had come along to pull us out and it sank in the middle.  If you
look there are ppl in the water.  The track has just sunk.

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1st of the 50th ammo section On the left SSGT McCann ammo sect. ncioc on the right Frenchy

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                                                                                 Sgt Ron Thornton

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Billy Sowell

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                                                                                        Harvey Hummel

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The following pictures are from Lt Paul Gluchowski.  Paul was with the 55 MID but assigned to TFS as the assistant S-2.  after TFS disbanded in OCT 70 he was then transfered to Nha Trang

Hootches behind Batallion Hq

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                           NE corner of LZ, Hq buildings, Seahorse hanger

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Graveyard near LZ

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                                     Funeral procession down town Phan Thiet

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  Paul with Son, kitcarson scout

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Delta sector (2nd of the 1st Cav ) area hit by sappers May 3rd 70

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Spc 5 Wayne Earley

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                                                                            TASK FORCE SOUTH

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Lt Ray Campbell

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                                                                   SFCWakuya Intel Nco TFS

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Minnie one of the hootch maides who worked on the lz for years

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                          Lt  paul Gluchowski with IPW team, Be and Hiep

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Fish Market

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                                                              Buddhist pagoda Phan Thiet

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Lt Tim Unger

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    Capt Grisdale, note the new comand bunker in the back ground.  It was built after the attack on LZ Betty of May 3rd 1970

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Capt John Bohner Ass`t S-3 TFS

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                                                                                       Capt John

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Lt Paul

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                                                                        General Charlie Brown

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    Col. Wyroh transfering comand to Col. Wagonhurst

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                                                          Col. Khoa 23rd ARVN Division

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L to R Maj. Langford, Sp4 Earls, Capt. Gibson, Sgt Wakuya, Sgt Erwin, Sp4 Taylor, Maj. Talbot, Lt Gluchowski

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