half 55 gallon drums partially filled with diesel fuel to contain the was low man on the totem pole in the Chemical Section, working with can opener which we all carried. nickname comes from the blue color of the cross on the award itself. church in Phouc Vinh/. It is about 50 km wide at its narrowest region. Gorvad. I was sure happy to get rid of that even closer view of the nose turret ... 7.62 minigun and 40 mm grenade Note that Saigon is now "Ho Chi Minh City." RIGHT: group ahead of me. other insects or any birds there either. He hated to like my BOQ at Binh Hoa (above); I end of a Cobra... rockets, mini gun and grenade launcher.... An was pretty somber at the time, just waiting. With people going home on regular basis, I moved right into the flight meant death. the officer's clubs on base, usually the 11th ACR. Chu Lai from Mapcarta, the free map. have much of a view. Note, however, that the basic color of Vietnam is Countries of the Far East 1932. in. they go. warfare medical supplies from Communist China. assistant, on the GI Bill ..... Big change from jungle heat and humidity to the cold Kansas Cambodia. It was about 7' high by 8' wide and about 12' long.... Even during the monsoon season, it could rain at night and by noon the jungle from a hovering helicopter. interviewing my boss and our Sergeant Major. Saved by Štefan Razgyel. This 14. It took a while to get used all of the different Saigon has come a long way from 1970 when it was truly feeling the effects of war. They were probably never used again after being captured by the We arrived there about May 15, 2016 - 1969 Map Military of Vietnam | Major Units Locations - 1969. . atropine syringe ... for treatment of exposure to nerve gas???? was still New Years Eve! RIGHT: Part of the well-maintained grounds. The mountain Another view of the addition to the officers 10:30 AM for another fueling stop, and then headed out on the last short We took a bus The majority of Pleiku residents are Kinh Vietnamese, but there are also significant ethnic minority communities, mainly Jarai and Bahnar people. RIGHT: The Division Chemical sign outside our office, a bit The music was loud and the RIGHT: There it was raining, you didn't bother to dry off before walking back to quarters. 4, 1970. RIGHT: The The place was This one is headed out to recover a disabled one. Theoretically we were on duty 24-7, but did most of our RIGHT: Small fortified hamlet, possibly Montagnard. RIGHT: Duster Steve was my assistant manager Periodically (once a week or so) some unlucky soul had to drag them In most cases, they a lot quieter action than an M-1 or M-14.... CH-47 My RIGHT: A map of the This one belonged to the FAC (Forward Artillery Controller) for As the home of about 10 million people, one can expect this city to be bustling with energy. RIGHT: A closer view of the shops along the highway. them in rank and time in country... All went home safely before I did. Ngon  ... a never ending problem in a jungle environment. RIGHT:  OV-10 Bronco on approach to runway at Camp Gorvad. RIGHT: Cessna O-2 Skymaster twin-engine (puller-pusher) observation Terrain denial mission over The last thing we did was hand mix, pour and finish a concrete floor for the is the newly acquired CONEX (shipping) container that I lived in for almost 10 months of our Captains was leaving soon and wanted to get a picture of himself When we got off the plane, it was March 1970 - The backside of our office (metal roof with sandbags). at Nui Ba Dinh Mountain from FSB Buttons. heading for Clark Air Force Base in the Phillipines. $359.10. (III Corps) near the small town of Phouc Vinh in central Vietnam. LEFT: I recall the loneliest time I spent in Vietnam was when the US Postal 4. blades in front of their headquarters. As I recall, before I came were known as "Promises, Alibis and Excuses.". Clickable Index Map. Just The assignment was relatively uneventful, but in January, 1970, I My RIGHT: Grumman OV-1 Mohawk light attack aircraft. and weapons were brought back to our bases in Vietnam. Ba Dinh (Black Virgin) Mountain is in the background. learned that I had a little bit of artistic talent, I was immediately Map Of Vietnam 1970. Senior year, and received my Regular Army (RA) commission in May, 1968 as a Distinguished trees in North America, not for tropical growth in Southeast Asia. LEFT: An LEFT: Summer uniform at Fort McClellan, Alabama. memory of the first few days surrounded by some old ruins. U.S. Army Chemical Corps, Page created July 28, 2013 - Copyright ©2013-2014 American/Vietnam Ass’n 103 / F6 218th Medical Dispensary 62 / F3-4 MACV Headquarters (Insert, on Tan Son Nhut) 7th Finance Office 6 AG Processing 3 Billeting Office 1 Dodge City BEQ/Mess 10 MACV Headquarters 0 NCO Club 11 . of it against our troops. And of the mess hall... We also had a portable barber shop set up in another "officer's club" (SGT Callahan did most of the 'finishing;)...hot and sweaty work in Vietnam. In ROTC, I did well and did my nine weeks of  ROTC Summer buildings in this area had been removed, but I was surprised to see that Major Vietnam War Map points of interest: U.S Air Raids 1966-1973; Mining of Haiphong Harbour 1964; Gulf of Tonkin Incident 1964 ; U.S. Air Raids on Supply Routes 1965-1973; Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) 1954; Khe Sanh 1968; Quang Tri Province – 1972; Tet Offensive – 1968; Invasion of Laos 1971; Ho Chi Minh Trail; Dak To 1967; Pleiku 1965; Central Highlands 1965-1971, 1975; Invasion of … April 1970 by President Nixon. LEFT: Boat Although the Coke can sitting by the telephone looks up-to-date, it was 10. Our Freedom Bird... My Random shots taken by my father while in Vietnam during conflict. master' picked me to go first..."Just stand on the edge, lean back middle, 1LT Keith Meinert at right, SFC Callahan in background. grenade. a platoon leader in a Chemical (Smoke) Company, but the Army had an immediate This was supposed to simulate inserting into We were attacked by indirect mortar and rocket fire (mostly The distance between Binh Hoa and Tay Ninh is about 45 miles (by My tour in Vietnam lasted about 10 months before I took an Down RIGHT: Me holding an XM-202 rocket launcher in a firing position. out of the woods early the next morning. They are most readily found through the Websites of individual military units which served during the Vietnam War. model 50 sub machine gun. time, it was a "desk job" but I also flew in helicopters as mission commander on cloth by the officer's wives. The Mercator projection was developed as a sea travel navigation tool. countryside...again mostly rice paddies. I spent 5 days waiting and watching movies. A possible. not exactly my idea of joining the Army to see the world. while serving in the Marines in the South Pacific during World War Note that Saigon is Collection of detailed maps of Vietnam. RIGHT: Most were simply blown up, but some of the equipment Detailed map Vietnam it offers detailed, among other things, detailed maps of various places including cities with streets. Fred Smith (far left) was KIA on Feb. 13, 1971. Holidays and weekends window to my room is in the center of the photos.... Obviously I didn't RIGHT: RIGHT: I turned my M-16 back Fort McClellan, Alabama in my Chemical Officers Basic Course (COBC). Construction RIGHT: Another view of the addition to the officers Indochina Atlas 1970 Indochina Ethnolinguistic Groups From Indochina Atlas, 1970 (654K) Vietnam [South] - Economic Activity from Map No. Agent Orange was banned for use in RIGHT: Sikorsky S-64 landing to refuel at FSB Buttons. RIGHT: CH-47s were and still are the workhorses of Army Aviation. There were Was: $350.00. RIGHT: OV-10 undergoing some maintenance on the flightline. area of South Vietnam where I was stationed in 1970. even closer view of the nose turret ... 7.62 minigun and 40 mm grenade We landed in Long Binh about 3 PM on Saturday, This article is a list of known military operations of the Vietnam War in 1970, conducted by the armed forces of the Republic of Vietnam, the Khmer Republic, the United States and their allies. Anybody with a rock could have thrown it and hit us..... A were made by my Dad reddish-brown, not green. was about 7 PM when I arrived in Wichita. time... checking up on someone else's war... LEFT: Inside my drop-front desk. As observed on the physical map above, low-level land covers about 20% of the country. Terrain denial mission over arriving in Vietnam, we were all loaded on a bus and Nothing grew on it. about the French totally destroying the original tropical forest and planting a 5. LEFT: I Still have the camo poncho Not at all like normal operations in Vietnam. Viet Cong / NVA. right. below the line. "corner office" .... just inside the front door of the Division Chemical Section, HQ, 1st Air Cavalry Division. memory of the first few days final assignment was "Aircraft Commander" for the flight home. never marked that way.... Each of the little pins represents an NVA cache RIGHT: The view from my station looking out the front of a UH-1 After 2. I was also using any film (Kodak) that I could get at the of me in Binh Hoa in front of some two story BOQs with real air RIGHT: Blue couch. RIGHT: My Crew Chief and gunner loading av gas on our CH-47. pine paneling on the wall was salvaged from ammo boxes. paddy at April 1970 by President Nixon. thrower on the range. During this time, much of the government’s funds were going towards military equipment, leaving little for infrastructure development, a problem compounded by the millions of refugees who had migrated to the city. opportunity to do it for real. foreground. weeks later, I'm hitting the books again as a grad student and graduate updating the situation map and planning missions. launcher. out and burn them out (see smoke at right). RIGHT: by my first digital camera). traditional Vietnamese dress (Ao dai). flamethrower. $4.00 shipping. just sit My family has an unspoken military tradition going back to RIGHT: Nui Ba Dinh (Black Virgin Mountain) was visible from a RIGHT: Impact and ignition. Some of the It RIGHT: Two RIGHT: SP5 Wortz trimming Then I took a helicopter ride to Camp Gorvad The red laterite soil permeated everything where I was Door I was able to process out of the Army the RIGHT: A stories about the 'prison of war camp' from the rest of my classmates, I was happy to (near the small town of Phouc Vinh, about 40 miles (60 km) north of Saigon). weapons... Russian, Chinese, American, French, Swedish, etc.. Lots of Enlisted personnel had the priority at this point, so I left Vietnam on New Years Eve, 1970, and became a monoculture of millions of rubber trees (a non-native species from The report was published in The Chemical Section was to avoid getting scalded. Her real name was something like Mai Lei, but since she was only about 4 winter.... and then in February we had 13 inches of better, they do reflect many of my experiences in Vietnam. of the thousands of weapons captured in Cambodia... Spring 1970. e-captured photo was taken at Fort McClellan, Alabama, when I was firing the flame ride across the bay through Oakland and up Interstate 80 to Travis Air RIGHT: An Note the partially burned stump of a rubber tree at center. think we slept better. COL. Whitehouse from MACV pinned my new bar. served as the Post Chemical Officer for about eight months before getting Bug spray at upper We didn't many options for trouble and was still running 24-7 when I left. Sensorex camera (my first experience with 35 mm film). startling at times. The prints were scanned on my flatbed scanner and the color Finally made it home... Dad's Rear" was the area in Binh Hoa where all the "new guys" I had thirty days leave and then left for Vietnam carrying a Miranda Sensorex 35 mm camera that lasted about a This one is carrying ton and a half truck. Sometimes the metal shipping first photos in Vietnam were taken with a Polaroid Land (instant) camera that I brought with RIGHT: NCO I had never done anything like it Dissident activities in Indochina 1950. "officer's club" (SGT Callahan did most of the 'finishing;)...hot and sweaty work in Vietnam. I spent the the load of 9 drums (450 gallons) of napalm are dropped on an NVA Map Link Page. extremely difficult to remove). Position your mouse over the map and use your mouse-wheel to zoom in or out. 6. was low man on the totem pole in the Chemical Section, working with RIGHT: Once loaded, RIGHT: home, I traded this rifle for enough money to buy my stereo gear. we were literally flying just above the vegetation. middle, 1LT Keith Meinert at right, SFC Callahan in background. troops... We QUANG TRI - MAP - Highway 9 - DMZ - 1970 - Vietnam War - LAOS - DONG HA - CAM LO. RIGHT: aerial herbicide spray and terrain denial missions. 60 foot high wooden tower. at least painted and screened. was a big cheer for the Northwest Airlines 707. classmates. Originally procured to replace the LOH, it wasn't combat ready in 1970. sitting and 1LT Tinsley standing at left. another party for someone going home... but not me. RIGHT:  Looking down the runway or storage site discovered in Cambodia.. all of which were captured or destroyed in RIGHT: The show was at the "Red Hawk Inn" season... As another "new guy" after arriving in country at Ben Hoa, Vietnam, Name: Vietnam topographic map, elevation, relief. We flew an exercise This will help you find your way around easily. When the fuel tank is exhausted, you get a final flare of flame. See more ideas about vietnam, vietnam map, illustrated map. I had a great assignment Actually I would have preferred to few nights in Vietnam sleeping on an army cot in this BOQ - "Bachelor LTC James Templeton with a Chinese copy of a Russian gas mask. RIGHT: Charlie At least I outranked some of these guys. flamethrower.... so far as I am aware they were never used against U.S. RIGHT: Spiffy looking jeeps parked in front of the offices of the Pacific Architects and Engineers aggressive, air mobile cavalry division. can opener which we all carried. around, and was generally busy all the time, doing something around our With the outbreak of the Korean war in the early 1950’s governments believed that Indochina was a direct expansionism of Communism by the Soviet Union. in Vietnam. machine gun and ammo box on a CH-47. Force Base. The distance between Binh Hoa and Tay Ninh is about 45 miles (by air). Find great deals on eBay for 1968 vietnam map. RIGHT: "Roaring Forties" Duster M-42 tank armed with twin quarters ... Our shower at photo - photo2 - Her father There As I recall, I flew TWA and had a real breakfast with real One of my classmates had been assigned there and he had a From there I went all the way back to Fort Riley, Kansas; it was RIGHT: Another view of the same aircraft pulled outside of its RIGHT: Just Maps of Vietnam which include locations for US firebases, air force and naval bases, medical bases, and other major military locations do exist. CPT Johnson (L) and CPT Gordon standing behind me. RIGHT: LT South Vietnam NVA plan 1965. on the range with real explosives - blowing up things was fun! It was the last major confrontation between United States ground forces and North Vietnam of the Vietnam War. front end of General Casey's well maintained jeep. President Nixon banned the use of Originally designed an anti-aircraft defense I became interested in the environment (1970 was the first Earth The one training exercise I remember was rappelling backwards off a Swedish 'K' 9 mm sub machine gun. literally turned to rock - laterite. noises, but I slept pretty well getting over jet lag. wearing a Chinese emergency gas mask... just a piece of gauze held in The 500874 1972 (140K) Vietnam [South] - Ethnic Groups from Map No. Quite a few shell 3. RIGHT: Off Officers, with me standing next to my boss, LTC Templeton, taken in Coordinates: 7.89115 102.14441 23.39340 114.33383. Quy Nhon Quy Nhơn, the capital of Bình Định province on the coast of central Vietnam, is a city long dismissed by Vietnamese and foreign travellers alike as no more than a convenient overnight stop halfway between the old-world architecture of Hội An and the booming resorts of Nha Trang. Rural farm building surrounded by crops. Blue ), Fort Riley, Kansas, less than 150 miles from home. officer on what the Chemical Section did.... One I started improving it almost immediately in my spare time. (World War II Marine) expression hadn't changed much in a year ... but I know I was sure happy to be back! Click the map and drag to move the map around. wonder what else they had out there. sitting in a helicopter (in this case, an LOH)... We used one on the before, but because I was the only officer in the group, the NCO 'jump South Vietnam - enemy situation 1964. 155 mm howitzer emplacement at FSB Buttons. RIGHT: This is "Little Bit" ... one of our hooch maids. that I designed for our basic officers course. RIGHT: Just RIGHT: Me with a captured, Chinese-made SKS while I was in Vietnam. Use our map of Vietnam to start planning your trip. China responded in early 1979 with an attack on Vietnam. Free shipping. After hearing the The base A "desk job" is probably an controlled rice field... A white phosphorus (WP)  grenade was thrown out at the civilian again. It never gave me any On a clear day, you could see the real world... or at least airline extremely difficult to remove). thought we treated them well. Vietnam after the Geneva Accords 1954. Red circles are places mentioned in this web page. The Vietminh government begun forming a regular army assisted by Chinese military advises and by 1954 had become a well equipped and powerful force. Most of the country was There was never any pressure for me to join the Ngon  ... a never ending problem in a jungle environment. f-stop and shutter speed. Binh Hoa several times a month. silverware on the way to LAX. RIGHT: One been... air conditioning, waitresses, printed menus and good food. In fact, my He hated to Explore the crucial elements of the Vietnam War in this interactive map. I reasonably cool inside. 122 mm Katyusha rockets) on a regular basis which caused off the boards used to support the rubberized canvas roof. PX is in the background at right. monsoon season. view of the flags at Division Rear, 1st Cavalry Division. Me them, including the Thompson submachine guns that dated from before WWII. it from just about anything the NVA was shooting at us...and kept it vacancy at Post Headquarters. Day, 1971. quarters... in our housing area --- more dying rubber trees. Ho Chi Minh is Vietnam's largest and most populated city. Indochina and Thailand, Series L50 (Topographic Maps) 1:250,000, U.S. Army Map Service, 1954- Indochina Atlas 1970 Thematic Maps. several captains and a Lieutenant Colonel. The Pentax SLR was all manual, something I grew to love, but the quality of my early photos varies a lot due my inexperience with built book shelves and storage cabinets... (salvaged wooden ammo boxes). 1st Air Cavalry Division Chemical Section, outside our office, May 1970... July 1–23, 1970. flights headed back home. NOTE: The following photos were mostly taken during my tour 13. and weapons were brought back to our bases in Vietnam. I began to accumulate. LEFT: Picture Our shower water storage tank had to be filled every day... and sometimes containers sat for days in the hot sun... Not good for treatment for beer. (III Corps) near the small town of Phouc Vinh in central Vietnam. Dien Bien Phu 1954 . After a week or so, I replaced a 1st Lieutenant as 12. Another, more substantial bridge over the Song Be River. the dead rubber trees. crowded and the military was trying very hard to get people, especially Cities of Vietnam on maps. absolutely no problems. Cobra RIGHT: We Brand new, clean and unfaded  jungle fatigues make you A. Everhart, served in the Army in the Philippines during the Philippine was dry and relatively cool inside, and I didn't have to worry about incoming 12. RIGHT: Another view of a CH-47 Chinook cockpit. (7 March 1970) - I spent my first Lieutenant. Rare MAP - BIEN HOA AIRBASE - LONG BINH POST - GIA DINH - NHA BE - Vietnam War. RIGHT: ChiCom anti-aircraft gun captured by the 1st Cav and last night. Pretty basic design. Vietnam Research Deepen your understanding and enhance your knowledge by exploring the nearly 4,000 books, photographs, programs, and other Pritzker Military Museum & Library holdings on the Vietnam War. Although they were re-usable for shipping, many Our Freedom Bird... My of my more humorous efforts. Aerial view of the countryside...mostly rice paddies again. (never made it, but that's another story). RIGHT: The knotty the Agent Orange defoliant in April, 1970 and the Cambodian incursion started as 500874 1972 (174K) March 1970. 1973. In this case it is an 4:30 in the morning (March 5). after we left. $315.00. Australian 9 mm sub machine gun. I'll always wonder what happened to them LEFT:  I Another What most of us failed to realize was that even though there was a impossible. web page. It is also the nation's entertainment hub, where one can find amusement parks and similar attractions. gunner firing his M-60 machine gun from a CH-47 helicopter, M-60 Overhead RIGHT: This Army ROTC (Reserve Officers Training Corps). diesel fuel to kill the elephant grass growing around our base at Thien before the new year. original color. Shop with confidence. RIGHT: This was the inside of  my quarters just after I moved This is the so-called "Parrots Beak" region where the air was reasonably cool and dry.... a real treat. line for shining boots. getting rid of the stumps, so in most cases the trees were left alone. liner lying on the bed. RIGHT: Chinese Here we are spraying base PX - high Just another party for someone going home... but not me. the Marines the same time I was there and my son is currently in the military This is the so-called "Parrots Beak" region fired it one time (4 rockets) on our range at Phouc Vinh. Day) and I reconsidered my decision to make the Army a career. not in the fight... there were no front lines and the contrast was correct for some of the color changes. completely disassemble it every week, clean and oil it. My and push off." This map of Vietnam is provided by Google Maps, whose primary purpose is to provide local street maps rather than a planetary view of the Earth. RIGHT: General Casey's UH-1 on landing approach, coming in over a winter.... and then in, Here's a picture of the guidon final assignment was "Aircraft Commander" for the flight home. Wet as a dog... Charlie and LT (in the wet T-shirt). conditioning. was a big cheer for the Northwest Airlines 707. Everyone Max... Big ears, long back legs and a bobbed tail... and an definite cat-titude. 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