After this I didn't carry anything that wouldn't save my life. park next to the restaurant. I thought it was great. This photograph appeared on the cover of Life magazine on 11 February 1966. Dredging began in August, 1966, and General William Westmoreland named the new base Dong Tam. Thousands of bombs were dropped and eleven American aircraft shot down with several more damaged beyond repair until the iron bridge finally fell in … vegetables. We gladly welcome your input to any of the information above as well as providing information on other Transportation Units. Army Pictoral Center in New York City in 1965, then served in the DASPO Pacific By mid-1966, the number of beds had increased sufficiently to permit a change to a 30-day policy. BACK TO THE TABLE OF CONTENTS. Looking for sailors stationed at Ben Luc and Dong Tam from April 1970 to April 1971. Photographers' Association in 2002, Mr. Foulke has donated 39 reels of 16mm Instead, MACV charged Army engineers with finding a suitable space upon which to construct a base. cataloged by number, location, Unit or Vessel. Vietnamese Army bases. Communications Center, MISC PAGES $19.95. Archivists soon realized that the films had deteriorated so badly that they were almost unusable and not viewable by researchers. There was a Vietnam South 200 Dong 1966 Pick 20cts2 Pmg Unc 64 Very Rare. I had the others cut out a few years ago. going to pick the bugs out of your bread. They called him Chief, and was also on the Mauna Kea. (Vietnam’s Mekong Delta near the city of My Tho) MyThoCityRiverFront-1969–img129 At the southeast corner of My Tho where it fronts on the Mekong River. Lawrence J. Sullivan/Wikimedia Commons. P.S. I was the CO of MAT Team#3 in Ben Tranh District. Rare Vintage . (NSA 1st 6 months) Last 6 months, NAG at Dong Tam, Training Vietnamese. rifle. Vietnamese market in MyTho. Div. All my pictures were probably taken in the fall/winter of 1966 because after I took this picture I walked over to the left and sat down with my back up against a diesel generator to wait for transportation to lunch at the Victory Hotel. donated Photos and Information. $1,799.00. Upon receiving the grant award, the Vietnam Archive sent the original film to Monaco Digital Film Labs in San Francisco for preservation work. to tie up to our dock. The ARMYs Brownwater Fleet, [Over 2100 Guestbook Entries] At various times in his service, Foulke I figured if I accepted a Purple Heart for such an insignificant wound I would probably get killed or get my legs blown off. William Foulke spent thirteen years as an Army photographer and cameraman, Because of the limited number of Army hospital beds in Vietnam to support the buildup of U.S. combat forces in 1965, a variable 15- to 30- day evacuation policy was established by the Surgeon, USMACV. Instead, he kept the film, and dozens of other films he shot for DASPO in Vietnam. Just wanted to leave more info on my father. This detachment was the first American unit at Dong Tarn and had the supplies waiting for the 9th Inf Div waiting on the beach when they arrived. SCREEN RESOLUTION, The Webmaster the meat I ate a lot of C rations. U.S. Marines in Vietnam, 1966, An Expanding War, 1982 U.S. Marines in Vietnam, January June 1968, now in preparation U.S. Marines in Vietnam, July-December 1968, scheduled for preparation the guy next to me watching me eat. 1969, and returned to DASPO in 1971. Nov/Dec 1966. Dong Tam served as a headquarters for the US Ninth Infantry Division while it operated in the Mekong delta and provided the US Navy with permanent repair facilities for riverine craft. Vtg Dong Tam Mytho Vietnam 68-69 Jacket Bomber Excellent Clean Rare. Dong Tam translated from Vietnamese into united hearts and minds and reflected the spirit of cooperation between the United States and the Republic of Vietnam. Without preservation work, the film was in danger of being lost forever. bad. Dong Tam was the 9 th Inf. Since Film reproduction and color restoration completed by Monaco Digital Film Labs. South Vietnam, officially the Republic of Vietnam (RVN; Vietnamese: Việt Nam Cộng Hòa; French: République du Viêt Nam), was a country that existed from 1955 to 1975, the period when the southern portion of Vietnam was a member of the Western Bloc during part of the Cold War, as well as a satellite state of the United States. humiliating him. The army started construction an airport at Mieu Mon, with reference to Dong Tam, about 3 years in the past. When I arrived, we had fresh meat and COMBAT AFTER ACTION REPORT, VIETNAM 1969. I didn't know him and he was making me Dedicated to those who were there. Vietnam South . PHOTOS by Vietnamese. This listing represents the Transportation Viet Nam Order of Battle information in the Transportation Historian's files. My Riv Sec 532 was in My Tho @ the Carter "hotel" in '68 until November when we moved over to Cu Chi and Tay Ninh.I got hit at Snoopy's Nose 2/69 on the Vam Co Dong. Do you know what your dad’s rank was in 1969 and what month/year he left Vietnam on that tour? I went down to the market and after looking at The Cross Roads was the scene of many a shoot-out with the bad guys and the place where many good American's paid a high price. UNLESS OTHERWISE CREDITED. EMAIL: sonche[ at ]aol.com, This is a picture of the Vietnamese Navy RAG base. 1024 X 768 or Higher Ron Laratta GMG2, U.S. Navy River Patrol Boats Vietnam. Their commanding officers The engineers found a possible location eight miles west of the delta town of My Tho. (11/69). side with soldiers in combat situations. See the Heavy Assualt Boat Base at Dong Tam, "MAIN PAGE with CONTENTS, INDEX and LINKS", Travel with the YRBM 18 in My Tho and Ben Tre, Travel the hazardous Vinh Te CANAL to Tien Bien, Visit the Vietnam Unit Memorial Monument Fund Site, Photo Preservation and Restoration TIPs and Technology and --, Slide copying, photo scanning and Photo Editing, Web Page Design TIPs and Technology for beginners. ARE THE COURTESY OF BILL COWAN, Every Relevant Guestbook Entry recieved by this Web Book, This Web Book has become so large I now collect PHOTO 3 PHOTO 4 Sniper Island PHOTO 5 Makong River at Sunset PHOTO 6 Shipwreck of a Japanese Destroyer near MyTho. Some guys would watch them with Vietnam War Veteran Bring Back Dong Coins Lot of Three 1966 Dated Circulated . Too He said aren't you 221st Signal Company/Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) in Saigon until having sex there and encouraging us to watch. The engineers proposed dredging river sand and silt into a vacant rice paddy in order to provide enough space upon which to construct a base. Rare Original . $1,799.00. The research for this After Action Report included OPERATIONAL REPORTS, DAILY STAFF JOURNALS and DUTY OFFICER S LOGS at the Battalion, Brigade and Division levels located in the National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001. Dong Tam was made into a showplace of civilian amenities - churches, golf course, pool, athletic field, large post exchange, civilian stores, barbers, a hospital, a huge heliport, an airport with 1,000-foot runway, manmade harbor, a snack bar, and more. including three years in South Vietnam. The navy side of the base stayed U. S. Navy until later. I asked him what he was looking at. and they had legs. At 1605 on the 10th, Dong Tam received a single 107mm rocket which impacted less than 50 feet from the in/out processing center at Dong Tam resulting in three USA killed, and 18 USA and 3 USN wounded." I found out that our food was coming from the I have pics from 1966 -seminary-dong tam before it existed,etc-send me e mail address. The results of this preservation work can be seen below, in still images, and through links to the two versions of the film. I refused to accept it. asleep. uncomfortable. A year later the shrapnel worked its way out of my temple. I worked in the engine shop rebuilding 6v 53's and was fuel king at Ben Luc. Dawn patrols and downtime in America's ugliest war: One veteran's forgotten photos of Vietnam unveiled after 47 years, showing troops unaware of protests at home - … Naval Support Activity, Dong Tam 1966-1971. Erwin A. Jackson I was in the 9th Infantry Division station in Dong tam Vietnam 1968-1969 assigned to Brovo Company I am also known as the ANIMAL for good reason anyone out there that can still remember me or that was assigned to this unit please I would like very much to … I hated to stand watch here because I was surrounded We usually got mortared at night whenever Dong Tam was getting it from our district. Vietnam s Coconut Monk in his tower at the east end of his floating platform refuge at the very eastern tip of his island in the Mekong River near My Tho, VIetnam. U.S. All RIGHTS RESERVED. Message is: I'm lookin for guys who served with the 86th just before they got sent home in the summer of 69.I was the mailman. THE FOLLOWING PHOTO 7 ... DONG TAM and MY THO Float Down to Binh Thuy ... who died or are missing in Vietnam. Where served: Dong Tam, Cu Chi, Lai Ke When served: 1969,70 . This, ladies and gentleman, boys and girls is an aerial photo of the "Cross Roads". I drove a tar truck with Shorty for a short time. April 24, 1967: American attacks on North Vietnam's airfields begin. With the war in South Vietnam expanding, MACV realized the necessity of retaining control of the population of the Mekong delta and its vast agricultural resources for the Government of Vietnam. Referred to in Wynn Goldsmiths book Papa Bravo Romeo. Targets expanded to include the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos and factories, farms, and railroads in North Vietnam. The attacks inflict heavy damage on runways and installations. BEST VIEWED AT In 1968, a permanent unit was stationed He was only wearing green underwear and camo paint. What haven't changed after all those years are the amount of commerce on the … Office was to provide documentary films and still photographs to the US Army, In March of 1967, while on assignment in Vietnam, DASPO cameraman William Foulke filmed the construction of the base at Dong Tam, along the north bank of the Mekong River, near My Tho. It's great to see your set of pictures from Vietnam in 1966 (I was 1 yr old) and compared with my visited 42 years later. Reply. In 2002, Mr. Foulke donated these films to the Vietnam Archive. Guy C. Robinson. Bombing in Saigon, Vietnam by Viet Cong. Dong Tam . (view the finding aid of the DASPO collection), finding aid of the William Foulke Collection, Vietnam Center and Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive, © 2021  Texas Tech University, © 2021  Vietnam Center and Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive. BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dong Tam Mytho YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-69 FROM WHERE = Witt, Il - Record 2261 I left a message before. We had a boat dock The Picture on the right of the Base Yoeman on a bicycle is at the gate to the river base. A key outpost during the Vietnam War, the city of Dong Ha and the surrounding area marked the northern border of South Vietnam, on the Vietnamese DMZ (demilitarized zone). Dong Tam, on the My Tho branch of the Mekong River, was the home for a unique joint-services formation, the Mobile Riverine Force. Vietnam Studies Vietnam Order of Battles. Vietnam war_RVN_100 dong_UNC money_ serial #631769. The engineers dredged around eight million cubic meters of sand to create a space approximately one square mile in size. Rare Vintage Vietnam Gold Bar Wafer 9999 Fine-gold Usa Vietnam. attached to the end of their dock because at this time we had too many boats 105 heading down the highway outside of Dong Tam. They tried to make us keep our heads down so we couldn't get them with our counter-mortar fire with our two district 4.2s. One night the American advisor tried to sneak up on me thinking I was December 1966, a detachment of the 567th moved to lhe Mekong Delta to support the 9th infantry Division Base Camp at Dong Tam. The names on the monument are organized by This film was preserved through a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation. I remember the surname Rios being in Dinh Tuong province HQ in MyTho toward the end of my tour. SEARCH HERE for the Books, Vidios, Music, and Consumer Electronics you Want !!! Engineers raised the land in the area between five and ten feet in order to prevent flooding during high tides and during the rainy season. "Dong Tam Base and the Mobile Riverine Base were again subjected to rocket/mortar fire during the month. Dong Tam was in the Mekong Delta west of Hwy QL-4 , the base was northwest of My Tho on the Song My Tho River. Survival/Counterinsurgency school. The 16mm, silent, color film had faded to a bright pink. Details about Vtg Dong Tam Mytho Vietnam 68-69 Jacket Bomber Excellent Clean Rare. assigned them to cover a wide range of Army activities, often filming side by He began his military career at the binoculars. Lessons Learned From Vietnam’s Dong Tam Standoff . By early 1966, MACV believed US soldiers and sailors needed to assist the Army of the Republic of Vietnam in securing the delta from the growing communist insurgency. Dredging began in August, 1966, and General William Westmoreland named the new base Dong Tam. In 2005, the Vietnam Archive applied for grant with the National Film Preservation Foundation to fund the preservation copying of William Foulke's "Dong Tam Base Camp" film. The agreement that ended the hostage crisis in Dong Tam could be a model for other local governments in Vietnam… ARE THE COURTESY OF GUY ROBINSON, I was prepared for a year of bad chow after what they told us in in Saigon to cover military activities in Vietnam. (view the finding aid of the William Foulke Collection), Created in 1962, the purpose of the Department of the Army Special Photographic Mr. Foulke currently resides in Midland, Texas. greater access to ground operations of U.S. Army troops. All PHOTO IMAGES, TEXT AND THE PAGE DESIGN ARE THE PROPERTY OF THE AUTHOR Monaco labs copied the film, created a new internegative , a new print, and a color corrected Digital Betacam copy. LINKS TO OTHER VETERAN'S SITES, BACK TO TOP OF PAGE So, I would start throwing grenades in the water and threatening them with my I don’t recall him … At night there would be Vietnamese men and women In 1967 annual bombing tonnage reached almost a quarter million. Pentagon, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. I then got sent to the 332nd in Cu Chi. 1968~1969 Forward gunner of PBR140, River Patrol Section 532 – My Tho, Tra Cu, Vietnam. I looked at those sesame seeds Explore more records, information, articles and resources at the National Archives organized by subject area. He was awarded the Purple Heart. I was the DistrictSenior Advisor (Army) in Vinh Kim, Long Dinh District, right across the canal from Dong Tam in 1968-1969. Contact the Webmaster, Kent Hawley for Info, THE FOLLOWING Street Brats in My Tho in 1969 On the street in front of the MACV Team 66 personnel residence, Hotel 1, in My Tho city, Dinh Tuong Province, Vietnam. Vietnam (also written as Viet Nam, Vietnamese: Việt Nam, [vîət nāːm] ()), officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnamese: Cộng hòa Xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam), is a country in Southeast Asia and the easternmost country on the Indochinese Peninsula.With an estimated 96.2 million inhabitants as of 2019, it is the 15th most populous country in the world. Photographer Henri Huet’s coverage of An Thi received the Robert Capa Gold Medal from the … At night you would be the only American there. Thanks for the site Alvin Hall EN2 He was assigned to the We were located between the Vietnamese Navy and the 7. the Vietnam Archive became the official archival repository for the DASPO Combat In 1965, U.S. aircraft flew 25,000 sorties against North Vietnam, and that number grew to 79,000 in 1966 and 108,000 in 1967. The Dragon's Jaw - On Apr 3, 1965, the U.S. military conducted the first of hundreds of bombing raids to destroy the Thanh Hoa Bridge in North Vietnam. A grenade came over the fence landing against the opposite side of the generator. The action of the participants was almost impossible to discern. I received a small piece of shrapnel in my left temple and my right knee and ankle. was assigned to film destruction, where he regularly salvaged unclassified, PHOTOS One day while I was eating I noticed I love the historical of your images and each image tells its own story. I really enjoyed When on assignment, DASPO career. 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