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** I have included photos that are not directly related to the service of D16 in Vietnam. For example, cities where D16 was not stationed or served, North Vietnam locations and Cambodian locations. I do not want in any way to diminish the service of D16 veterans or our fallen brothers. I apologize in advance if this concerns anyone. Please contact me if this is the case. Respectfully, Warren
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TUY HOA, PHU HIEP EXCURSION BIEN HOA, BEN CAT, IRON TRIANGLE EXCURSION
PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
Tuy Hoa, Phu Hiep Excursion
Bien Hoa, Ben Cat, Iron Triangle Excursion
It was all real!
A transformational walk for Warren. I was very emotional as I strode down the old runway. I thought to myself that "Here, see this. We really were here as teenagers and 20 something men." It affirmed our presence and determination. It was proof that all we relate to the world about the war, brothers-in-arms, death and our current struggles have a basis in a previous existence.
The Water Tower
The water tower was here. The village chief climbed it as a boy. We are a few score meters from D16 base camp in Phu Hiep.
Phu Hiep Beach - 1
Phu Hiep Beach - 2
Phu Hiep Curtain Hotel: A Stroll With A Viet Cong Soldier
Dave Curtain's Hotel on the beach in Phu Hiep (Tuy Hoa). There is room for his dream on this beautiful stretch of the coast in Vietnam.
A stroll to the beach with my wife's nail salon manicurist, her friend, a great guide, the village chief and Liuk, a former Viet Cong guerrilla.
Liuk and I shared a few moments of wartime, our wounds and our unique bond. It seemed to close a few chapters for both of us.
Village Three of Tuy Hoa
Village 3, site of the D 16 March 4, 1968 fight. This is the east side of the village.
Stuck in the rice paddies.
Rice paddies where PSG Bernhardt volunteered Mortar Platoon to move to secure a small hill at the top of a valley. All mortar tracks got stuck and the FDC track, D46, had to go back to town to get a VTR to pull them to the hard road.
The Iron Triangle, Operation Cedar Falls - Site of D16 perimeter.
Looking at the perimeter of D16 in the Iron Triangle during Operation Cedar Falls. Also within a hundred yards of where D46 was destroyed.
A Walk Toward the Site of Where D46 Met Its Destruction.
A very emotional walk to the site of such sad memories. The loss of D46, the death of three 2nd Batt engineers and injuries for every D46 trooper.
Main Street Bien Hoa 2017
Bien Hoa is a modern city. Missing is Turkey Road, GI bars, MP's, begging kids who swipe your watch in 2 seconds but Bia 333 is still available and considered a good beer.