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2nd Lt Dave Paterson commanded 8 Platoon - Killed In Action 20 March 1971 Huey Charlie Company Site Banner, displaying the RAR Corps Badge, US Presidential Citation, Vietnam Campaign Ribbons & Infantry Combat Badge
Photos of Viet Nam - 1971


Mud Path, Nui Dat Range - 1971

On the road to the range, during the wet season, there was a large mud puddle churned up by the trucks ... led by "Butch" Collins ... The Goons went mud diving.

In the full picture (click on thumbnail) you can see the Rubber Plantation in the background (Nui Dat) ... our tents were within those rubber trees. You can also see how green and lush the grass is ... it really should have been a tropical paradise.


Dennis Tyson & John Insull building the famous showersDennis Tyson building the famous Goon Platoon showers. John Insull is in the foreground. Lt Tyson gave the Goon Platoon a list of materials required. Within the day the materials all arrived on site ... he asked no questions as to where they had come from. He is fixing the last length of pipe ... we had trouble finding this piece of kit, but Admin Company's volleyball net support post turned out to be just the right size .... Oh by the way the big red water tank just behind Lt Tyson also belonged to Admin Company ... they were kind enough to load it onto a truck for us and deliver it ... it is one thing stealing a bloody great tank ... it is quite another to secretly get it into your own lines .... we had real trouble to stop from laughing when an Admin driver pulled up alongside us as we were wheeling the bloody thing down the road and asked ... "You blokes want a hand?" Yeah mate, we gotta get this bloody great thing to Charlie Company. When they found out that it was missing, I guess he was too embarrassed to admit to his OC that he had delivered the stolen tank for us. Wonder if that is why they are both smiling in the picture? In the shower block behind them you can just see one of the old buckets that we used to use (just to the left of John Insull's head).

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Vung Tau 1971
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1st Cavalary Division

Vung Tau Market Square 1971
Market Square
Bar girls in a lamro in Vung Tau 1971
Bar Girls in Lambro
The beach at Vung Tau 1971
Beach
We did our job

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