Some Old pictures I took in Vietnam

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    #1 ontos, May 13, 2009
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    Most of these picture were taken by me and some were taken from my Cruise Book. Just an old instamatic camera so no high resolution :)

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    Really cool stuff! Thanks
     
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    Some More

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    Very cool! :salute:
     
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    Very interesting material ontos, thank you for sharing!!!:salute:
     
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    Good pics Ontos. :thumbright:
    Thanks for sharing.


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    Neat stuff. The MH-53 picking up the artillery piece is a real eye catcher! :thumbleft: Thanks for sharing these.
     
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    What year were these taken?

    Also, the pic of the docked ships .... is that in the PI?
     
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    Nice shots! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Great shots.
     
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    Ontos.... do I see Monkey Mountain in the first pic of your post # 4 ? If so... oh my, spent quite a bit of time on
    the USMC base on the top.... Good pic's, thanks for sharing...

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    Thank you for sharing these. What was your military specialty when you were in Vietnam?
     
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    Thanks all, glad you like the pictures. The pictures were taken in 1967. The black and white pictures were from my Cruise Book. The docked ship is my ship the USS Duluth, she was decommissioned a couple of years ago and salvaged. The picture of the docked ship was taken while in American Samoa on our way to Nam. The Mh-53 with the howitzer had a lot of problems. The crazy weather in Nam rotted the hoisting straps and they broke dropping the weapon to the deck, I took a few pictures of it. The heat and dampness played havoc with equipment there. During my tour aboard the Duluth I was an Aviation Boatswains Mate. Took care of the choppers, refueling, arming etc. I was wondering if anyone out there would recognize "Monkey Mountain" LOL
     
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    Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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    Great photos, ontos...thanks for posting them! :thumbright:
     
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