Dong Ha to Cam lo route9 67

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Dong Ha to Cam lo route9 67

Postby mr billwilly » Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:31 am

Here are a series of photos taken by mr bill on the road between Dong Ha and Cam lo. These were taken most likely the first week of October 1967.

this first one we are standing on the ammo trucks waiting to see if they are going to blow the ammo dump again this month. We were out by Phu Oc near Con Thien when the blew the dump Sept 3 1967
20,000 greatest loss of ammo in history and post
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Re: Dong Ha to Cam lo route9 67

Postby mr billwilly » Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:34 am

and we have a village along the road and a gun? or this is my rifle this is my gun
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Re: Dong Ha to Cam lo route9 67

Postby mr billwilly » Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:42 am

let us see not great quality but who thought we would live long enough to see these now
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Re: Dong Ha to Cam lo route9 67

Postby mr billwilly » Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:50 am

I would like to get one of those nice looking covers and foot traffic along the road also
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Re: Dong Ha to Cam lo route9 67

Postby mr billwilly » Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:54 am

and this group again 60 mm mortars Echo Oct. 1967
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Re: Dong Ha to Cam lo route9 67

Postby pat » Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:59 pm

mr bill
I remember going down rt. 9 to where ever they were bringing us and seeing the little kids along the road asking for candy or whatever you had.
there was one little girl there that I kind of conected with, I would always look for her when we passed through and if I saw her I would call her out and give her something. you are bringing out a lot of memories with your pictures. like Bob Hope said (THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES)
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Re: Dong Ha to Cam lo route9 67

Postby mr billwilly » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:16 pm

pat wrote:mr bill
I remember going down rt. 9 to where ever they were bringing us and seeing the little kids along the road asking for candy or whatever you had.
there was one little girl there that I kind of conected with, I would always look for her when we passed through and if I saw her I would call her out and give her something. you are bringing out a lot of memories with your pictures. like Bob Hope said (THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES)
Pat


Its mr bill photo time again. These are along the road from Dong Ha to Cam Lo on the way to Carroll most likely.

One time mr bill got to go on R and R all by himself and ended up coming into Dong Ha from the south west. For some reason I ended up at some place over near Mia Loc and so some of these road pictures at least the one with the nice looking vehicle is on that road.

We have the graves along the road to Cam Lo and of course your standard Water Bou. same same area Do to the high speed of the Convoy I was unable to capture the full essence of the water bou. Graves are nice however.
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Re: Dong Ha to Cam lo route9 67

Postby mr billwilly » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:16 pm

I think this is the photo taken on the road out the back side of Dong that headed out kinda toward Mia Loc to the west and a bit south of Dong Ha.

By the time it was time to go on R and R I was up by Ca Lu. And I got a wild copter ride out of there down to a helicopter spot out south west of Dong Ha.

The sent me out to walk to dong ha and I hitched ride. And this shows the locals leaving my six by in the dust.

Most of the time we left Dong Ha and traveled route 9 to cam lo and then we did not have a choice but some one would decide to send us to Con Thien or Carroll. Traveled this way August 67 Thru Feb 68 and this photo would have been taken about Mid March 1968 out where I was all by myself with my personal driver.

There were some nice looking building along here but I see none here.
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Re: Dong Ha to Cam lo route9 67

Postby mr billwilly » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:36 pm

I still do not know why this Marine was walking and we were riding. Well I know why we were riding but I have know idea what he was doing.

The second one here mr bill thinks is Echo on the September 28, 1967.
mr bill has never figured out how it got so hot after all of the talk of rain previous to this in September but he thinks it did.

This photo is here to illustrate how nice and tidy and clean the green looking 60mm mortar crew appears above on the way out somewhere after tidying up in the rear. Please notice the contrasting colors of the troppies after a month in the bush.

I do have a spectacular photo of mr bill taken in the back of the truck after
surviving Con Thien. All who see say the same thing "you were all so young."

mr bill (after a couple hours of training) was Echo company forward observer from last day of August 1967 until after hill 37 1968.

the end, mr bill
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Re: Dong Ha to Cam lo route9 67

Postby mr billwilly » Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:07 pm

Here are some of the same photos above or maybe of somthing else but maybe you can see yourself better in the back of the truck Oct 67.

mr bill photography person
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Re: Dong Ha to Cam lo route9 67

Postby mr billwilly » Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:12 pm

more of the same a little better quality
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