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The following pictures are from Joey Martarona Jr. ( Vincent
Joseph Martarona ).  His tour of Duty was from Feb. 17th 1970 to Dec. 29th 1970. His MOS was 11B20. He served with A-Co 1st of the 50th, MACV, and 1st Bn 22nd Inf.  He holds the honorabel distinction of being the last members of the 1st of the 50th to walk off / leave LZ Betty.

Joey on the left Ray Suire on the right.

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Pete Lylyk some time arround late summer.  He had transfered to MACV from B-Co.

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Pete out at the MACV Compound. Im surprised he took so many pictures without his M-60.  Pete enjoyed being the 60 gunner.

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Dave Parker forerly from B-Co on the left, far right Lopez.

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Dave Parker with  his back to the camera, Ray Suire on the left with the sun glasses on.

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Johny Wiseman from LA. The man loved to sing.

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Hatch ( real name ? ) one of Johny`s best friends.

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Rosano came to B-Co from the Big Red One arround mid March .  Later transfered to MACV with Pete and Dave.

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Think he has enough hamburg ?

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Sure is better than standing under a 55 gallon drum with a faucet.

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Hatch and his short timer`s calender.

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L to R , Ray, Rosie Rosano, Maj. Wells and Kemisky.

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Another warm day . Ray with his shirt off.

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Joey during some down time.

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                                                                       Sid James

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Thompson from West Virginia.  he was in Joey`s squad in A-Co.

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Carl Green

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 A - Co field sometime in early 1970.  Bihn Thuan Province.

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M-48 Tank.  Not sure if its an ARVN or 2nd of the 1st Cav.

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The m101A1 and M102 105mm Howitzers were used in Vietnam.

WT. approx 2,000lbs, range 7 miles, muzzle velocity 1,546 Ft/Sec

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Joey on the left with the towel.

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Everyone had his turn, you knew when they handed you a 5 gallon can of jp 4 and an oar what you would be doing the rest of the day.

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MACV compound

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A Co area looking up towards the mechanics hootches.

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USO Show LZ Betty spring 1970.

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