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AO map

Area of Operations from Lai Khe basecamp

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Guest 28-Sep-2019 19:46
c.2co.2\28 6\67 to 6\68 T.HASSON 2ND PLT 2ND SQ.
Eugene Williams 30-Jan-2019 02:14
Serve with B 2/28 then with HHC 2/28 Oct. 1966- Oct 17 1967.
Glenn 25-Apr-2017 00:37
BRO 69-70 1/5 arty humped as FO RTO with C 2/28 then FO RTO with A 1/2
Ed MacAleer 03-Dec-2016 04:03
Nonstop 31,this is Nonstop 32. Just discovered this site and saw your comments. Was with 184th Oct 68-69, flew same support missions, but mainly cover for 5th SFG, 3rd MSF. WTF, over!
Ed MacAleer 03-Dec-2016 03:52
Hey Bernardi, this is Nonstop 32, 6 months after you at 184th RAC. Just scrolled into this site. Thanks Dave Berry. This is an amazing site, hope I can add more to it. Flew O-1 cover for 5th SFG, 3rd MSF.
Charlesrafferty 26-Sep-2016 00:27
I can remember the spotter planes with markers he fired into brush we would go after. Call sign sidewinder 68/69 black lion
Guest 30-May-2016 03:44
cpt john bernardi..non stop 31 fac with 184th RAC based in phu loi jan 67 to feb 68 saw tet offenives both years. flew missions (bird dog pilot) for 1st inf div, 25th inf. 9th inf div, 4th inf, 196th LIB and 199th LIB....flew an loc loc ninh tay ninh quan loi min thanh rubber plantation dau tieng want to
Julio Martinez 15-May-2016 00:28
Hi to Recon 67-68
Guest 26-Jan-2016 11:16

My brother, P.F.C. Henry Gaines (Gainey) Webb was with Co. D 1st Bn. 28th Inf.from Jacksonville, Florida, served in Viet Nam approx. Jan. 1967 thru Jan or Feb. 1968. He was wounded about march or April of 1967. He survived and lived until 2000. Does anyone remember him. I would appreciate any info you have. Thanks, Suzanne Webb Eastin.
Odis Paul Bishop 25-Nov-2015 12:39
Served with C 2/28th and A 2/2nd 67-68. Did some contract work at US Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City in 2011. Locals told me that the communists did change the names of many towns and villages. I could not find Lai Khe on a modern map, forgot what it's called now. Found no animosity toward Americans. The older folks still refer to the city as Saigon. It's a bustling city with a lot going on.
Guest 01-Nov-2015 19:06
Wow..I am drawing blanks...REACT Platoon...68 Yet ran early morning runs 13 criss crossing tracks to clear road from NDP to lai Kai
Guest 30-Aug-2015 18:05
was in Di An 67 7 68, western perimeter, on the berm line, call sign 2 echo, combat tracker team 13, nickname was Dixie, we worked with most units there and Lai Khe. good food in Phu Loi, other treats at the Sherwood Forrest, I preferred the food. yeah, Lai Khe is just overgrowth, some old B40 casings, some red mud where the airstrip was. Di An is about the same way, only thing I left there was my cherry.
jean rak 14-Feb-2015 04:36
Hi, I am helping the local historica society in Schiller park il. Someone dropped off a binder with photos of a Vietnam veteran who was in the black lions march 68 to 69. 28th infantry.. His name is Herbert Johnson. We don't have any other info.. and would ike to properly respect him or return this binder to his family.. It is a mystery. Can anyone help or point me in the right direction. Thank you. The schiller park historica society facebook page has his picture .. says big red one. Thank you.
Mike Davis 17-Jul-2014 19:40
I was with 2/28 delta co. in Lai Khe 68-69 nickname "chirp". Man it SUCKED!
Keith Cofield 28-May-2013 01:00
I was with 2/34th Ar., B co. and I remember working with y'all off and on my twelve months in country. I don't remember which unit we were with one time when we were guarding a laterite pit the engineers were using to make an airfield, in Dian I think. We were there, hull down for close to three months. Being more or less not going anywhere, higher, higher decided we could help the infantry. So, we pulled search and destroy, LP, night ambush, whatever y'all did, we did. I even went into a couple of tunnels( how's that for DA 18 yr. old). I toted a 'Hog' when I went out, and again remember 18 , and loved that 'Hog'. Welcome Home BRO!
doug ikerd 07-May-2013 14:33
I was with b and d co. 2/28 from may 1967- dec 68
mike lindsey 16-Apr-2013 12:20
1 ST Infantry-1st of the 83 Eng. We ran mine sweeps up Thunder Road from Lai Khe to Chon Thon and up to Quan Loi everyday. I eventually wound up as Diehard 3 Kilo in the Operations bunker right after TET and the introduction of the Chi/Com 21 rocket I spent my last days going from that bunker to the bunker next to my hooch. Worked with Capt John Chissem annd was very proud to do so. I imagine that he would go on to make General someday. He was Westpoint and all Army. I also miss Staff Sgt, Smith who ran our Commo. he surely was a good man.
mike lindsey 16-Apr-2013 12:09
I was 1st Infantry 1/83rd engineers. Ran mine sweep detail up Thunder Road ( rte 13) from Lai Khe to Chan Thon and Quan Loi everyday. eventually became 1/83rd 1st shift 6 Kilo. and spent my last few months (after Tet.) going from headquarters bunker to the bunker outside my hooch to sleep with the scorpions. Capt John Chissem was our 3 and I am proud to have worked with him.
clifton hammock 30-Mar-2013 23:27
I was with A2/2 3rd pltoon 8-68/69 BRO
steve/16432 10-Nov-2012 17:19
i was a crew chief with the 45th med,[dustoff] may-dec 68.
jciak/devour6kilo 20-Aug-2012 16:06
Was RTO for LTC Cal Benedict, HHC/1/16, Sept67-Aug68. I appreciate the photos and comments.
Guest 18-Aug-2012 13:28
i stay at laikhe on 1965 to 1974
Ron McDonald 22-May-2012 18:53
wasn't Di An a great place. That's where I joined the group; C company 2/2 in aug 68.
We were standing down for about 2 wks and I thought this was great. Then we had to get
back to the war. Miss the old 324 track. Rest in peace my good friends, Capt James Clark,
Steve Bradbury, and Roger (squirrel) Worrel. We'll meet again soon soldiers. 24 Delta is standing by..
T Clement 31-May-2010 20:15
If you go to the world map, and look for Lai Khe, or Quan Loi, you won't find them any more. Suspect they were destroyed by the communists after the US left Viet Nam. Also, I don't see Di An on this map, which was at that time the First Infantry HQ. I was in HQ Co. 1/16th assigned to Recon, from March 1967 to 1968.
Long Bach Nguyen01-Jun-2009 01:25
My aunts and uncles live near Phu Cuoung and both uncles were sent to re-education camps for couple years.
Dave Berry10-Aug-2008 04:12
I'm familiar with the area. We spent some time there in '67.
Tom Briggs09-Aug-2008 20:56
... we were in an action in Xuan Loc just off of your map to the right at about 4 o'clock. Takes me back ...
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