Cacti Vietnam Photos
John Kelly B 1/35 1968-69
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23 Feb 69 - Medcap during cordon & search of villages, both to keep villagers busy, and try to make friends. Central Highlands, RVN. Co B, 1/35 Inf.
23 Feb 69 – PFC Enrique Pastor, Bronx, N.Y. Rifleman 11B10
Sgt Marcus Morse - 3rd Plat [from West Virginia]
Company CO, 1LT John Kelly, Co. B, 1/35 Inf 3rd Bde, 4th Inf Div, RVN – Central Highlands. Patrol Leader – SP/4 Bonds – Team leader of 1st Squad. 3rd Platoon, B Co. Debriefing after patrol Late Feb (20 – 23 Feb) 1969. Probably vicinity Plei Ya Gran
26 Feb 69 – From vicinity Plei Yan 1 & 3, to W – 0930 hrs. LZ Lillie, on Chu Xang. (Helicopter is Ranks 97, Bde CO _ Col. Gruenther [vic. YA1556]
26 Feb 69 0930 hrs. From vic. Plei Yan 1 & 3, to NW. LZ Tango (below notch in mts.) [vic. [YA1556]
4 March 69 0910 hrs. Hill 954. D Co starting to CA to Plei Mrong. (Smoke supposed to be bright red) [ZA027553]
4 March 69 0930 hrs. Hill 954. 750-lb bomb damage to woods [ZA027553]
6 March 69 1740 hrs. Polei Kleng Special Forces Camp. [LZ Bass ZA027936]
6 March 69 1740 hrs. Polei Kleng Special Forces Camp. East from gate across runway – damage to runway by 122 mm rocket. [LZ Bass ZA027936]
10 March 69 1600 hrs. Hill 373 (LZ Bonnie). Sgt Freitas digging 3rd Plat CP hole [YA775918]
10 March 69 1745 hrs. LZ Bonnie (Hill 373) Hastily clearing an LZ for supposed extraction to Dak To early next morning (never used!) [YA775918]
12 March 69 1230 hrs– LZ Bonnie. West across landing pad – Cambodia in distance [YA775918]
12 March 69 1230 hrs. LZ Bonnie. Company CP – Capt Tower, SFC Banks, Lt Coultas, SFC Freitas playing pinochle [YA775919]
12 Mar 69 - LZ Mary - CH54 moving arty
18 Mar 69 1100 hrs. Plei Mrong. C7A Caribou air-dropping supplies to Special Forces Camp. Runway being resurfaced. Parachutes attached to skids – plane makes run, climbs abruptly – skids roll out, chutes deploy.
18 Mar 69 1100 hrs. Plei Mrong. C7A Caribou air-dropping supplies to Special forces camp. Runway being resurfaced.
18 Mar 69 1400 hrs. Plei Mrong airstrip. CA to hills to West – LZ Alison. 2nd Plat leads.
20 Mar 69 Afternoon. LZ Alison, bunker line
20 Mar 69 Afternoon. LZ Alison. Perimeter from pad to South (right outside wire)
20 Mar 69 PM. LZ Beverly. Facing West. LZ Rain to right middle
26 Mar 69 1030 hrs. Doc Holtby
26 Mar 69 1030 hrs. 3rd Plat Patrol base (ZA036712). PFC Larry Austin on foxhole parapet (in khaki shirt), Breyerton in front (back to camera)
26 Mar 69 1030 hrs. 3rd Plat Patrol Base (ZA036712). Taped dog tags (w/black electrical tape) to prevent rattle [Lt Kelly]
26 Mar 69 1430 hrs. 3rd Plat Patrol Base (ZA 036712)
LZ Alison, bunker line
LZ Alison, perimeter from pad to S.
3 Apr 69 – LZ Deer. Capt Tower at his “desk”
6 Apr 69 1430 hrs. Easter Sunday. Old 3rd Plat. Patrol Base (Co CP). Equipment & 2 AK-47s (1 Chicom, 1 Russ Abn) policed up during Easter Egg hunt 5 & 6 Apr.
6 Apr 69 1430 hrs. Old 3rd Plat Patrol Base (ZA036712) (co CP) - Capt Tower, Britt (in hole), Sgt White (sitting)
8 Apr 69 1030 hrs. 3rd Plat ambush – 3rd Plat ambush site next to Ry Ninh. Before cleaning up. 10 days growth
8 Apr 69 1030 hrs. 3rd Plat ambush – 3rd Squad cleaning up in Ry Ninh
13 Apr 69 0956 hrs. LZ English (near Plei Mrong). SFC Freitas (on rt) & Doc Groves collecting excess (flak jackets, mosquito nets, ammo) prior to move to Oasis for stand-down
13 Apr 69 1030 hrs. LZ English – SFC Freitas, Sgt Jones, PFC Britt working on clearing the LZ. Mts in background where we humped for a week
13 Apr 69 1130 hrs. LZ English. Quad .50 cal. machine guns mounted on 2 1/2 ton trucks – convoy protection
17 Apr 69 1700 hrs. LZ Oasis. 3rd Plat, Co B during change-of-command ceremonies. Capt Tower being replaced by Capt. Burr
17 Apr 69 1700 hrs. LZ Oasis. Change-of-command ceremonies, B Co Capt Tower being replaced by Capt Burr. Capt Tower receiving plaque from Company
17 Apr 69 1800 hrs. Oasis. 1/35 stand-down area. B Co beer cooler Me [Lt Kelly] being hauled to be dunked.
17 Apr 69 1800 hrs. Oasis. 1/35 Stand-down area. Getting dunked. Capt Tower in rear