By early 1966, MACV believed US soldiers and sailors needed to assist the Army of the Republic of Vietnam in securing the delta from the growing communist insurgency. binoculars. He was only wearing green underwear and camo paint. $1,799.00. vegetables. 1968~1969 Forward gunner of PBR140, River Patrol Section 532 – My Tho, Tra Cu, Vietnam. It's great to see your set of pictures from Vietnam in 1966 (I was 1 yr old) and compared with my visited 42 years later. Three weeks ago my wife dug some more out of my ankle. raw, unedited footage filmed by himself and other DASPO photographers. The attacks inflict heavy damage on runways and installations. See the Heavy Assualt Boat Base at Dong Tam, "MAIN PAGE with CONTENTS, INDEX and LINKS", Travel with the YRBM 18 in My Tho and Ben Tre, Travel the hazardous Vinh Te CANAL to Tien Bien, Visit the Vietnam Unit Memorial Monument Fund Site, Photo Preservation and Restoration TIPs and Technology and --, Slide copying, photo scanning and Photo Editing, Web Page Design TIPs and Technology for beginners. Their commanding officers MACV did not wish to displace any South Vietnamese residents, nor did they wish to share any existing space in the delta with ARVN troops. Bombing in Saigon, Vietnam by Viet Cong. In 1965, U.S. aircraft flew 25,000 sorties against North Vietnam, and that number grew to 79,000 in 1966 and 108,000 in 1967. (view the finding aid of the William Foulke Collection), Created in 1962, the purpose of the Department of the Army Special Photographic Dong Tam was made into a showplace of civilian amenities - churches, golf course, pool, athletic field, large post exchange, civilian stores, barbers, a hospital, a huge heliport, an airport with 1,000-foot runway, manmade harbor, a snack bar, and more. Army Pictoral Center in New York City in 1965, then served in the DASPO Pacific With the war in South Vietnam expanding, MACV realized the necessity of retaining control of the population of the Mekong delta and its vast agricultural resources for the Government of Vietnam. ARE THE COURTESY OF BILL COWAN, Every Relevant Guestbook Entry recieved by this Web Book, This Web Book has become so large I now collect Engineers raised the land in the area between five and ten feet in order to prevent flooding during high tides and during the rainy season. to tie up to our dock. The engineers found a possible location eight miles west of the delta town of My Tho. Dredging began in August, 1966, and General William Westmoreland named the new base Dong Tam. I worked in the engine shop rebuilding 6v 53's and was fuel king at Ben Luc. Lawrence J. Sullivan/Wikimedia Commons. I received a small piece of shrapnel in my left temple and my right knee and ankle. U.S. Communications Center, MISC PAGES and they had legs. PHOTO 7 ... DONG TAM and MY THO Float Down to Binh Thuy ... who died or are missing in Vietnam. In 1968, a permanent unit was stationed Because of the limited number of Army hospital beds in Vietnam to support the buildup of U.S. combat forces in 1965, a variable 15- to 30- day evacuation policy was established by the Surgeon, USMACV. Rare Vintage Vietnam Gold Bar Wafer 9999 Fine-gold Usa Vietnam. Photographers' Association in 2002, Mr. Foulke has donated 39 reels of 16mm I really enjoyed What haven't changed after all those years are the amount of commerce on the … the meat I ate a lot of C rations. They tried to make us keep our heads down so we couldn't get them with our counter-mortar fire with our two district 4.2s. humiliating him. COMBAT AFTER ACTION REPORT, VIETNAM 1969. Too Vietnam Studies Vietnam Order of Battles. The engineers dredged around eight million cubic meters of sand to create a space approximately one square mile in size. Vietnam war_RVN_100 dong_UNC money_ serial #631769. BEST VIEWED AT Rare Vintage . cataloged by number, location, Unit or Vessel. There was a The Dragon's Jaw - On Apr 3, 1965, the U.S. military conducted the first of hundreds of bombing raids to destroy the Thanh Hoa Bridge in North Vietnam. 1024 X 768 or Higher Thousands of bombs were dropped and eleven American aircraft shot down with several more damaged beyond repair until the iron bridge finally fell in … THE FOLLOWING April 24, 1967: American attacks on North Vietnam's airfields begin. By April, 1967, construction was nearly complete. When I arrived, we had fresh meat and going to pick the bugs out of your bread. Nov/Dec 1966. 105 heading down the highway outside of Dong Tam. Dong Tam was the 9 th Inf. The engineers proposed dredging river sand and silt into a vacant rice paddy in order to provide enough space upon which to construct a base. So, I would start throwing grenades in the water and threatening them with my After this I didn't carry anything that wouldn't save my life. Vietnamese Army bases. Some guys would watch them with I hated to stand watch here because I was surrounded The guard who is partially visible in this picture received a scratch on the back of the left hand just breaking the skin. attached to the end of their dock because at this time we had too many boats Where served: Dong Tam, Cu Chi, Lai Ke When served: 1969,70 . Dong Tam translated from Vietnamese into united hearts and minds and reflected the spirit of cooperation between the United States and the Republic of Vietnam. I love the historical of your images and each image tells its own story. park next to the restaurant. ARE THE COURTESY OF GUY ROBINSON, I was prepared for a year of bad chow after what they told us in Instead, MACV charged Army engineers with finding a suitable space upon which to construct a base. The unedited footage was never used, and before he left Vietnam, Foulke was ordered to destroy it. 221st Signal Company/Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) in Saigon until Div. The agreement that ended the hostage crisis in Dong Tam could be a model for other local governments in Vietnam… by Vietnamese. 7. career. Vtg Dong Tam Mytho Vietnam 68-69 Jacket Bomber Excellent Clean Rare. Erwin A. Jackson I was in the 9th Infantry Division station in Dong tam Vietnam 1968-1969 assigned to Brovo Company I am also known as the ANIMAL for good reason anyone out there that can still remember me or that was assigned to this unit please I would like very much to … I had the others cut out a few years ago. I asked him what he was looking at. William Foulke spent thirteen years as an Army photographer and cameraman, the guy next to me watching me eat. 1969, and returned to DASPO in 1971. I then got sent to the 332nd in Cu Chi. the Vietnam Archive became the official archival repository for the DASPO Combat The Mekong delta contained nearly half of the entire population of South Vietnam and space for constructing a base to headquarter an American infantry division in the region was very limited. I looked at those sesame seeds UNLESS OTHERWISE CREDITED. Dong Tam was in the Mekong Delta west of Hwy QL-4 , the base was northwest of My Tho on the Song My Tho River. Survival/Counterinsurgency school. film, over 1000 slides and photographs, and over one linear foot of administrative As a result, the U.S. Marine Corps built its Combat Base at Dong Ha, within easy striking distance of North Vietnam. including three years in South Vietnam. Upon receiving the grant award, the Vietnam Archive sent the original film to Monaco Digital Film Labs in San Francisco for preservation work. The ARMYs Brownwater Fleet, [Over 2100 Guestbook Entries] Contact the Webmaster, Kent Hawley for Info, THE FOLLOWING Since They called him Chief, and was also on the Mauna Kea. Street Brats in My Tho in 1969 On the street in front of the MACV Team 66 personnel residence, Hotel 1, in My Tho city, Dinh Tuong Province, Vietnam. (NSA 1st 6 months) Last 6 months, NAG at Dong Tam, Training Vietnamese. side with soldiers in combat situations. PHOTOS A base from which an entire US infantry division could operate was essential. My Riv Sec 532 was in My Tho @ the Carter "hotel" in '68 until November when we moved over to Cu Chi and Tay Ninh.I got hit at Snoopy's Nose 2/69 on the Vam Co Dong. All RIGHTS RESERVED. I found out that our food was coming from the December 1966, a detachment of the 567th moved to lhe Mekong Delta to support the 9th infantry Division Base Camp at Dong Tam. The action of the participants was almost impossible to discern. PHOTO 3 PHOTO 4 Sniper Island PHOTO 5 Makong River at Sunset PHOTO 6 Shipwreck of a Japanese Destroyer near MyTho. Reply. $19.95. The first thing I thought of was they were trying to distract us. donated Photos and Information. Dedicated to those who were there. asleep. This listing represents the Transportation Viet Nam Order of Battle information in the Transportation Historian's files. We usually got mortared at night whenever Dong Tam was getting it from our district. In 1967 annual bombing tonnage reached almost a quarter million. SEARCH HERE for the Books, Vidios, Music, and Consumer Electronics you Want !!! P.S. having sex there and encouraging us to watch. Vietnam War Veteran Bring Back Dong Coins Lot of Three 1966 Dated Circulated . was assigned to film destruction, where he regularly salvaged unclassified, In 2005, the Vietnam Archive applied for grant with the National Film Preservation Foundation to fund the preservation copying of William Foulke's "Dong Tam Base Camp" film. The research for this After Action Report included OPERATIONAL REPORTS, DAILY STAFF JOURNALS and DUTY OFFICER S LOGS at the Battalion, Brigade and Division levels located in the National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001. I refused to accept it. Rare Original . The 16mm, silent, color film had faded to a bright pink. Instead, he kept the film, and dozens of other films he shot for DASPO in Vietnam. Guy C. Robinson. We were located between the Vietnamese Navy and the Detachment headquartered in Hawaii in 1966 and 1967. At 1605 on the 10th, Dong Tam received a single 107mm rocket which impacted less than 50 feet from the in/out processing center at Dong Tam resulting in three USA killed, and 18 USA and 3 USN wounded." Photographer Henri Huet’s coverage of An Thi received the Robert Capa Gold Medal from the … uncomfortable. The names on the monument are organized by By mid-1966, the number of beds had increased sufficiently to permit a change to a 30-day policy. BACK TO THE TABLE OF CONTENTS. (Vietnam’s Mekong Delta near the city of My Tho) MyThoCityRiverFront-1969–img129 At the southeast corner of My Tho where it fronts on the Mekong River. PHOTO COURTESY OF GUY ROBINSON The results of this preservation work can be seen below, in still images, and through links to the two versions of the film. We gladly welcome your input to any of the information above as well as providing information on other Transportation Units. The Cross Roads was the scene of many a shoot-out with the bad guys and the place where many good American's paid a high price. This photograph appeared on the cover of Life magazine on 11 February 1966. Vietnamese market in MyTho. documents and typewritten reminiscences produced during and after his DASPO We had a boat dock Dong Tam, on the My Tho branch of the Mekong River, was the home for a unique joint-services formation, the Mobile Riverine Force. A key outpost during the Vietnam War, the city of Dong Ha and the surrounding area marked the northern border of South Vietnam, on the Vietnamese DMZ (demilitarized zone). Just wanted to leave more info on my father. Dong Tam served as a headquarters for the US Ninth Infantry Division while it operated in the Mekong delta and provided the US Navy with permanent repair facilities for riverine craft. Dong Tam's purpose had been twofold - a nerve center for 9th ID operations but, more importantly, a political statement to the Communist. teams operated much like civilian journalists covering the war, but with much I don’t know when the base was started but was turned over to the ARVN in August of 1969. EMAIL: sonche[ at ]aol.com, This is a picture of the Vietnamese Navy RAG base. I was the DistrictSenior Advisor (Army) in Vinh Kim, Long Dinh District, right across the canal from Dong Tam in 1968-1969. Vietnam South 200 Dong 1966 Pick 20cts2 Pmg Unc 64 Very Rare. Details about Vtg Dong Tam Mytho Vietnam 68-69 Jacket Bomber Excellent Clean Rare. I remember the surname Rios being in Dinh Tuong province HQ in MyTho toward the end of my tour. In 2002, Mr. Foulke donated these films to the Vietnam Archive. $1,799.00. I went down to the market and after looking at I have pics from 1966 -seminary-dong tam before it existed,etc-send me e mail address. I didn't know him and he was making me The Picture on the right of the Base Yoeman on a bicycle is at the gate to the river base. South Vietnam, officially the Republic of Vietnam (RVN; Vietnamese: Việt Nam Cộng Hòa; French: République du Viêt Nam), was a country that existed from 1955 to 1975, the period when the southern portion of Vietnam was a member of the Western Bloc during part of the Cold War, as well as a satellite state of the United States. Now there was a job. All my pictures were probably taken in the fall/winter of 1966 because after I took this picture I walked over to the left and sat down with my back up against a diesel generator to wait for transportation to lunch at the Victory Hotel. He said aren't you Vietnam s Coconut Monk in his tower at the east end of his floating platform refuge at the very eastern tip of his island in the Mekong River near My Tho, VIetnam. This detachment was the first American unit at Dong Tarn and had the supplies waiting for the 9th Inf Div waiting on the beach when they arrived. LINKS TO OTHER VETERAN'S SITES, BACK TO TOP OF PAGE Native other folks say that within the procedure, about 50 hectares (124 acres) in their land used to be unfairly taken over and passed to Viettel Crew, Vietnam’s military-run communications corporate. This film was preserved through a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation. Mr. Foulke currently resides in Midland, Texas. Base Camp and Division HQ. (view the finding aid of the DASPO collection), finding aid of the William Foulke Collection, Vietnam Center and Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive, © 2021  Texas Tech University, © 2021  Vietnam Center and Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive. (11/69). I figured if I accepted a Purple Heart for such an insignificant wound I would probably get killed or get my legs blown off. The army started construction an airport at Mieu Mon, with reference to Dong Tam, about 3 years in the past. He began his military career at the One day while I was eating I noticed Without preservation work, the film was in danger of being lost forever. Dredging began in August, 1966, and General William Westmoreland named the new base Dong Tam. In March of 1967, while on assignment in Vietnam, DASPO cameraman William Foulke filmed the construction of the base at Dong Tam, along the north bank of the Mekong River, near My Tho. Targets expanded to include the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos and factories, farms, and railroads in North Vietnam. Archivists soon realized that the films had deteriorated so badly that they were almost unusable and not viewable by researchers. Lessons Learned From Vietnam’s Dong Tam Standoff . rifle. Office was to provide documentary films and still photographs to the US Army, PHOTOS He was awarded the Purple Heart. The navy side of the base stayed U. S. Navy until later. in Saigon to cover military activities in Vietnam. bad. This would upset the RAGs because they would live in their boats. At night you would be the only American there. I don’t recall him … A grenade came over the fence landing against the opposite side of the generator. Monaco labs copied the film, created a new internegative , a new print, and a color corrected Digital Betacam copy. Dong Tam . SCREEN RESOLUTION, The Webmaster I drove a tar truck with Shorty for a short time. 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See the Heavy Assualt Boat Base at Dong Tam, "MAIN PAGE with CONTENTS, INDEX and LINKS", Travel with the YRBM 18 in My Tho and Ben Tre, Travel the hazardous Vinh Te CANAL to Tien Bien, Visit the Vietnam Unit Memorial Monument Fund Site, Photo Preservation and Restoration TIPs and Technology and --, Slide copying, photo scanning and Photo Editing, Web Page Design TIPs and Technology for beginners. Their commanding officers MACV did not wish to displace any South Vietnamese residents, nor did they wish to share any existing space in the delta with ARVN troops. Bombing in Saigon, Vietnam by Viet Cong. In 1965, U.S. aircraft flew 25,000 sorties against North Vietnam, and that number grew to 79,000 in 1966 and 108,000 in 1967. (view the finding aid of the William Foulke Collection), Created in 1962, the purpose of the Department of the Army Special Photographic Dong Tam was made into a showplace of civilian amenities - churches, golf course, pool, athletic field, large post exchange, civilian stores, barbers, a hospital, a huge heliport, an airport with 1,000-foot runway, manmade harbor, a snack bar, and more. Army Pictoral Center in New York City in 1965, then served in the DASPO Pacific With the war in South Vietnam expanding, MACV realized the necessity of retaining control of the population of the Mekong delta and its vast agricultural resources for the Government of Vietnam. ARE THE COURTESY OF BILL COWAN, Every Relevant Guestbook Entry recieved by this Web Book, This Web Book has become so large I now collect Engineers raised the land in the area between five and ten feet in order to prevent flooding during high tides and during the rainy season. to tie up to our dock. The engineers found a possible location eight miles west of the delta town of My Tho. Dredging began in August, 1966, and General William Westmoreland named the new base Dong Tam. I worked in the engine shop rebuilding 6v 53's and was fuel king at Ben Luc. Lawrence J. Sullivan/Wikimedia Commons. I received a small piece of shrapnel in my left temple and my right knee and ankle. U.S. Communications Center, MISC PAGES and they had legs. PHOTO 7 ... DONG TAM and MY THO Float Down to Binh Thuy ... who died or are missing in Vietnam. In 1968, a permanent unit was stationed Because of the limited number of Army hospital beds in Vietnam to support the buildup of U.S. combat forces in 1965, a variable 15- to 30- day evacuation policy was established by the Surgeon, USMACV. Rare Vintage Vietnam Gold Bar Wafer 9999 Fine-gold Usa Vietnam. Photographers' Association in 2002, Mr. Foulke has donated 39 reels of 16mm I really enjoyed What haven't changed after all those years are the amount of commerce on the … the meat I ate a lot of C rations. They tried to make us keep our heads down so we couldn't get them with our counter-mortar fire with our two district 4.2s. humiliating him. COMBAT AFTER ACTION REPORT, VIETNAM 1969. Too Vietnam Studies Vietnam Order of Battles. The engineers dredged around eight million cubic meters of sand to create a space approximately one square mile in size. Vietnam war_RVN_100 dong_UNC money_ serial #631769. BEST VIEWED AT Rare Vintage . cataloged by number, location, Unit or Vessel. There was a The Dragon's Jaw - On Apr 3, 1965, the U.S. military conducted the first of hundreds of bombing raids to destroy the Thanh Hoa Bridge in North Vietnam. 1024 X 768 or Higher Thousands of bombs were dropped and eleven American aircraft shot down with several more damaged beyond repair until the iron bridge finally fell in … THE FOLLOWING April 24, 1967: American attacks on North Vietnam's airfields begin. By April, 1967, construction was nearly complete. When I arrived, we had fresh meat and going to pick the bugs out of your bread. Nov/Dec 1966. 105 heading down the highway outside of Dong Tam. Dong Tam was the 9 th Inf. The engineers proposed dredging river sand and silt into a vacant rice paddy in order to provide enough space upon which to construct a base. So, I would start throwing grenades in the water and threatening them with my After this I didn't carry anything that wouldn't save my life. Vietnamese Army bases. Some guys would watch them with I hated to stand watch here because I was surrounded The guard who is partially visible in this picture received a scratch on the back of the left hand just breaking the skin. attached to the end of their dock because at this time we had too many boats Where served: Dong Tam, Cu Chi, Lai Ke When served: 1969,70 . Dong Tam translated from Vietnamese into united hearts and minds and reflected the spirit of cooperation between the United States and the Republic of Vietnam. I love the historical of your images and each image tells its own story. park next to the restaurant. ARE THE COURTESY OF GUY ROBINSON, I was prepared for a year of bad chow after what they told us in Instead, MACV charged Army engineers with finding a suitable space upon which to construct a base. The unedited footage was never used, and before he left Vietnam, Foulke was ordered to destroy it. 221st Signal Company/Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) in Saigon until Div. The agreement that ended the hostage crisis in Dong Tam could be a model for other local governments in Vietnam… by Vietnamese. 7. career. Vtg Dong Tam Mytho Vietnam 68-69 Jacket Bomber Excellent Clean Rare. Erwin A. Jackson I was in the 9th Infantry Division station in Dong tam Vietnam 1968-1969 assigned to Brovo Company I am also known as the ANIMAL for good reason anyone out there that can still remember me or that was assigned to this unit please I would like very much to … I had the others cut out a few years ago. I asked him what he was looking at. William Foulke spent thirteen years as an Army photographer and cameraman, the guy next to me watching me eat. 1969, and returned to DASPO in 1971. I then got sent to the 332nd in Cu Chi. the Vietnam Archive became the official archival repository for the DASPO Combat The Mekong delta contained nearly half of the entire population of South Vietnam and space for constructing a base to headquarter an American infantry division in the region was very limited. I looked at those sesame seeds UNLESS OTHERWISE CREDITED. Dong Tam was in the Mekong Delta west of Hwy QL-4 , the base was northwest of My Tho on the Song My Tho River. Survival/Counterinsurgency school. film, over 1000 slides and photographs, and over one linear foot of administrative As a result, the U.S. Marine Corps built its Combat Base at Dong Ha, within easy striking distance of North Vietnam. including three years in South Vietnam. Upon receiving the grant award, the Vietnam Archive sent the original film to Monaco Digital Film Labs in San Francisco for preservation work. The ARMYs Brownwater Fleet, [Over 2100 Guestbook Entries] Contact the Webmaster, Kent Hawley for Info, THE FOLLOWING Since They called him Chief, and was also on the Mauna Kea. Street Brats in My Tho in 1969 On the street in front of the MACV Team 66 personnel residence, Hotel 1, in My Tho city, Dinh Tuong Province, Vietnam. (NSA 1st 6 months) Last 6 months, NAG at Dong Tam, Training Vietnamese. side with soldiers in combat situations. PHOTOS A base from which an entire US infantry division could operate was essential. My Riv Sec 532 was in My Tho @ the Carter "hotel" in '68 until November when we moved over to Cu Chi and Tay Ninh.I got hit at Snoopy's Nose 2/69 on the Vam Co Dong. All RIGHTS RESERVED. I found out that our food was coming from the December 1966, a detachment of the 567th moved to lhe Mekong Delta to support the 9th infantry Division Base Camp at Dong Tam. The action of the participants was almost impossible to discern. PHOTO 3 PHOTO 4 Sniper Island PHOTO 5 Makong River at Sunset PHOTO 6 Shipwreck of a Japanese Destroyer near MyTho. Reply. $19.95. The first thing I thought of was they were trying to distract us. donated Photos and Information. Dedicated to those who were there. asleep. This listing represents the Transportation Viet Nam Order of Battle information in the Transportation Historian's files. We usually got mortared at night whenever Dong Tam was getting it from our district. In 1967 annual bombing tonnage reached almost a quarter million. SEARCH HERE for the Books, Vidios, Music, and Consumer Electronics you Want !!! P.S. having sex there and encouraging us to watch. Vietnam War Veteran Bring Back Dong Coins Lot of Three 1966 Dated Circulated . was assigned to film destruction, where he regularly salvaged unclassified, In 2005, the Vietnam Archive applied for grant with the National Film Preservation Foundation to fund the preservation copying of William Foulke's "Dong Tam Base Camp" film. The research for this After Action Report included OPERATIONAL REPORTS, DAILY STAFF JOURNALS and DUTY OFFICER S LOGS at the Battalion, Brigade and Division levels located in the National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001. I refused to accept it. Rare Original . The 16mm, silent, color film had faded to a bright pink. Instead, he kept the film, and dozens of other films he shot for DASPO in Vietnam. Guy C. Robinson. We were located between the Vietnamese Navy and the Detachment headquartered in Hawaii in 1966 and 1967. At 1605 on the 10th, Dong Tam received a single 107mm rocket which impacted less than 50 feet from the in/out processing center at Dong Tam resulting in three USA killed, and 18 USA and 3 USN wounded." Photographer Henri Huet’s coverage of An Thi received the Robert Capa Gold Medal from the … uncomfortable. The names on the monument are organized by By mid-1966, the number of beds had increased sufficiently to permit a change to a 30-day policy. BACK TO THE TABLE OF CONTENTS. (Vietnam’s Mekong Delta near the city of My Tho) MyThoCityRiverFront-1969–img129 At the southeast corner of My Tho where it fronts on the Mekong River. PHOTO COURTESY OF GUY ROBINSON The results of this preservation work can be seen below, in still images, and through links to the two versions of the film. We gladly welcome your input to any of the information above as well as providing information on other Transportation Units. The Cross Roads was the scene of many a shoot-out with the bad guys and the place where many good American's paid a high price. This photograph appeared on the cover of Life magazine on 11 February 1966. Vietnamese market in MyTho. documents and typewritten reminiscences produced during and after his DASPO We had a boat dock Dong Tam, on the My Tho branch of the Mekong River, was the home for a unique joint-services formation, the Mobile Riverine Force. A key outpost during the Vietnam War, the city of Dong Ha and the surrounding area marked the northern border of South Vietnam, on the Vietnamese DMZ (demilitarized zone). Just wanted to leave more info on my father. Dong Tam served as a headquarters for the US Ninth Infantry Division while it operated in the Mekong delta and provided the US Navy with permanent repair facilities for riverine craft. Dong Tam's purpose had been twofold - a nerve center for 9th ID operations but, more importantly, a political statement to the Communist. teams operated much like civilian journalists covering the war, but with much I don’t know when the base was started but was turned over to the ARVN in August of 1969. EMAIL: sonche[ at ]aol.com, This is a picture of the Vietnamese Navy RAG base. I was the DistrictSenior Advisor (Army) in Vinh Kim, Long Dinh District, right across the canal from Dong Tam in 1968-1969. Vietnam South 200 Dong 1966 Pick 20cts2 Pmg Unc 64 Very Rare. Details about Vtg Dong Tam Mytho Vietnam 68-69 Jacket Bomber Excellent Clean Rare. I remember the surname Rios being in Dinh Tuong province HQ in MyTho toward the end of my tour. In 2002, Mr. Foulke donated these films to the Vietnam Archive. $1,799.00. I went down to the market and after looking at I have pics from 1966 -seminary-dong tam before it existed,etc-send me e mail address. I didn't know him and he was making me The Picture on the right of the Base Yoeman on a bicycle is at the gate to the river base. South Vietnam, officially the Republic of Vietnam (RVN; Vietnamese: Việt Nam Cộng Hòa; French: République du Viêt Nam), was a country that existed from 1955 to 1975, the period when the southern portion of Vietnam was a member of the Western Bloc during part of the Cold War, as well as a satellite state of the United States. Now there was a job. All my pictures were probably taken in the fall/winter of 1966 because after I took this picture I walked over to the left and sat down with my back up against a diesel generator to wait for transportation to lunch at the Victory Hotel. He said aren't you Vietnam s Coconut Monk in his tower at the east end of his floating platform refuge at the very eastern tip of his island in the Mekong River near My Tho, VIetnam. This detachment was the first American unit at Dong Tarn and had the supplies waiting for the 9th Inf Div waiting on the beach when they arrived. LINKS TO OTHER VETERAN'S SITES, BACK TO TOP OF PAGE Native other folks say that within the procedure, about 50 hectares (124 acres) in their land used to be unfairly taken over and passed to Viettel Crew, Vietnam’s military-run communications corporate. This film was preserved through a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation. Mr. Foulke currently resides in Midland, Texas. Base Camp and Division HQ. (view the finding aid of the DASPO collection), finding aid of the William Foulke Collection, Vietnam Center and Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive, © 2021  Texas Tech University, © 2021  Vietnam Center and Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive. (11/69). I figured if I accepted a Purple Heart for such an insignificant wound I would probably get killed or get my legs blown off. The army started construction an airport at Mieu Mon, with reference to Dong Tam, about 3 years in the past. He began his military career at the One day while I was eating I noticed Without preservation work, the film was in danger of being lost forever. Dredging began in August, 1966, and General William Westmoreland named the new base Dong Tam. In March of 1967, while on assignment in Vietnam, DASPO cameraman William Foulke filmed the construction of the base at Dong Tam, along the north bank of the Mekong River, near My Tho. Targets expanded to include the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos and factories, farms, and railroads in North Vietnam. Archivists soon realized that the films had deteriorated so badly that they were almost unusable and not viewable by researchers. Lessons Learned From Vietnam’s Dong Tam Standoff . rifle. Office was to provide documentary films and still photographs to the US Army, PHOTOS He was awarded the Purple Heart. The navy side of the base stayed U. S. Navy until later. in Saigon to cover military activities in Vietnam. bad. This would upset the RAGs because they would live in their boats. At night you would be the only American there. I don’t recall him … A grenade came over the fence landing against the opposite side of the generator. Monaco labs copied the film, created a new internegative , a new print, and a color corrected Digital Betacam copy. Dong Tam . SCREEN RESOLUTION, The Webmaster I drove a tar truck with Shorty for a short time. 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I thought it was great. "Dong Tam Base and the Mobile Riverine Base were again subjected to rocket/mortar fire during the month. At various times in his service, Foulke Do you know what your dad’s rank was in 1969 and what month/year he left Vietnam on that tour? U.S. Marines in Vietnam, 1966, An Expanding War, 1982 U.S. Marines in Vietnam, January June 1968, now in preparation U.S. Marines in Vietnam, July-December 1968, scheduled for preparation greater access to ground operations of U.S. Army troops. BASEs or LOCATIONS= Dong Tam Mytho YEARs in VIETNAM = 68-69 FROM WHERE = Witt, Il - Record 2261 I left a message before. When on assignment, DASPO At night there would be Vietnamese men and women Vietnam (also written as Viet Nam, Vietnamese: Việt Nam, [vîət nāːm] ()), officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnamese: Cộng hòa Xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam), is a country in Southeast Asia and the easternmost country on the Indochinese Peninsula.With an estimated 96.2 million inhabitants as of 2019, it is the 15th most populous country in the world. All PHOTO IMAGES, TEXT AND THE PAGE DESIGN ARE THE PROPERTY OF THE AUTHOR Thanks for the site Alvin Hall EN2 By early 1966, MACV believed US soldiers and sailors needed to assist the Army of the Republic of Vietnam in securing the delta from the growing communist insurgency. binoculars. He was only wearing green underwear and camo paint. $1,799.00. vegetables. 1968~1969 Forward gunner of PBR140, River Patrol Section 532 – My Tho, Tra Cu, Vietnam. It's great to see your set of pictures from Vietnam in 1966 (I was 1 yr old) and compared with my visited 42 years later. Three weeks ago my wife dug some more out of my ankle. raw, unedited footage filmed by himself and other DASPO photographers. The attacks inflict heavy damage on runways and installations. See the Heavy Assualt Boat Base at Dong Tam, "MAIN PAGE with CONTENTS, INDEX and LINKS", Travel with the YRBM 18 in My Tho and Ben Tre, Travel the hazardous Vinh Te CANAL to Tien Bien, Visit the Vietnam Unit Memorial Monument Fund Site, Photo Preservation and Restoration TIPs and Technology and --, Slide copying, photo scanning and Photo Editing, Web Page Design TIPs and Technology for beginners. Their commanding officers MACV did not wish to displace any South Vietnamese residents, nor did they wish to share any existing space in the delta with ARVN troops. Bombing in Saigon, Vietnam by Viet Cong. In 1965, U.S. aircraft flew 25,000 sorties against North Vietnam, and that number grew to 79,000 in 1966 and 108,000 in 1967. (view the finding aid of the William Foulke Collection), Created in 1962, the purpose of the Department of the Army Special Photographic Dong Tam was made into a showplace of civilian amenities - churches, golf course, pool, athletic field, large post exchange, civilian stores, barbers, a hospital, a huge heliport, an airport with 1,000-foot runway, manmade harbor, a snack bar, and more. Army Pictoral Center in New York City in 1965, then served in the DASPO Pacific With the war in South Vietnam expanding, MACV realized the necessity of retaining control of the population of the Mekong delta and its vast agricultural resources for the Government of Vietnam. ARE THE COURTESY OF BILL COWAN, Every Relevant Guestbook Entry recieved by this Web Book, This Web Book has become so large I now collect Engineers raised the land in the area between five and ten feet in order to prevent flooding during high tides and during the rainy season. to tie up to our dock. The engineers found a possible location eight miles west of the delta town of My Tho. Dredging began in August, 1966, and General William Westmoreland named the new base Dong Tam. I worked in the engine shop rebuilding 6v 53's and was fuel king at Ben Luc. Lawrence J. Sullivan/Wikimedia Commons. I received a small piece of shrapnel in my left temple and my right knee and ankle. U.S. Communications Center, MISC PAGES and they had legs. PHOTO 7 ... DONG TAM and MY THO Float Down to Binh Thuy ... who died or are missing in Vietnam. In 1968, a permanent unit was stationed Because of the limited number of Army hospital beds in Vietnam to support the buildup of U.S. combat forces in 1965, a variable 15- to 30- day evacuation policy was established by the Surgeon, USMACV. Rare Vintage Vietnam Gold Bar Wafer 9999 Fine-gold Usa Vietnam. Photographers' Association in 2002, Mr. Foulke has donated 39 reels of 16mm I really enjoyed What haven't changed after all those years are the amount of commerce on the … the meat I ate a lot of C rations. They tried to make us keep our heads down so we couldn't get them with our counter-mortar fire with our two district 4.2s. humiliating him. COMBAT AFTER ACTION REPORT, VIETNAM 1969. Too Vietnam Studies Vietnam Order of Battles. The engineers dredged around eight million cubic meters of sand to create a space approximately one square mile in size. Vietnam war_RVN_100 dong_UNC money_ serial #631769. BEST VIEWED AT Rare Vintage . cataloged by number, location, Unit or Vessel. There was a The Dragon's Jaw - On Apr 3, 1965, the U.S. military conducted the first of hundreds of bombing raids to destroy the Thanh Hoa Bridge in North Vietnam. 1024 X 768 or Higher Thousands of bombs were dropped and eleven American aircraft shot down with several more damaged beyond repair until the iron bridge finally fell in … THE FOLLOWING April 24, 1967: American attacks on North Vietnam's airfields begin. By April, 1967, construction was nearly complete. When I arrived, we had fresh meat and going to pick the bugs out of your bread. Nov/Dec 1966. 105 heading down the highway outside of Dong Tam. Dong Tam was the 9 th Inf. The engineers proposed dredging river sand and silt into a vacant rice paddy in order to provide enough space upon which to construct a base. So, I would start throwing grenades in the water and threatening them with my After this I didn't carry anything that wouldn't save my life. Vietnamese Army bases. Some guys would watch them with I hated to stand watch here because I was surrounded The guard who is partially visible in this picture received a scratch on the back of the left hand just breaking the skin. attached to the end of their dock because at this time we had too many boats Where served: Dong Tam, Cu Chi, Lai Ke When served: 1969,70 . Dong Tam translated from Vietnamese into united hearts and minds and reflected the spirit of cooperation between the United States and the Republic of Vietnam. I love the historical of your images and each image tells its own story. park next to the restaurant. ARE THE COURTESY OF GUY ROBINSON, I was prepared for a year of bad chow after what they told us in Instead, MACV charged Army engineers with finding a suitable space upon which to construct a base. The unedited footage was never used, and before he left Vietnam, Foulke was ordered to destroy it. 221st Signal Company/Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) in Saigon until Div. The agreement that ended the hostage crisis in Dong Tam could be a model for other local governments in Vietnam… by Vietnamese. 7. career. Vtg Dong Tam Mytho Vietnam 68-69 Jacket Bomber Excellent Clean Rare. Erwin A. Jackson I was in the 9th Infantry Division station in Dong tam Vietnam 1968-1969 assigned to Brovo Company I am also known as the ANIMAL for good reason anyone out there that can still remember me or that was assigned to this unit please I would like very much to … I had the others cut out a few years ago. I asked him what he was looking at. William Foulke spent thirteen years as an Army photographer and cameraman, the guy next to me watching me eat. 1969, and returned to DASPO in 1971. I then got sent to the 332nd in Cu Chi. the Vietnam Archive became the official archival repository for the DASPO Combat The Mekong delta contained nearly half of the entire population of South Vietnam and space for constructing a base to headquarter an American infantry division in the region was very limited. I looked at those sesame seeds UNLESS OTHERWISE CREDITED. Dong Tam was in the Mekong Delta west of Hwy QL-4 , the base was northwest of My Tho on the Song My Tho River. Survival/Counterinsurgency school. film, over 1000 slides and photographs, and over one linear foot of administrative As a result, the U.S. Marine Corps built its Combat Base at Dong Ha, within easy striking distance of North Vietnam. including three years in South Vietnam. Upon receiving the grant award, the Vietnam Archive sent the original film to Monaco Digital Film Labs in San Francisco for preservation work. The ARMYs Brownwater Fleet, [Over 2100 Guestbook Entries] Contact the Webmaster, Kent Hawley for Info, THE FOLLOWING Since They called him Chief, and was also on the Mauna Kea. Street Brats in My Tho in 1969 On the street in front of the MACV Team 66 personnel residence, Hotel 1, in My Tho city, Dinh Tuong Province, Vietnam. (NSA 1st 6 months) Last 6 months, NAG at Dong Tam, Training Vietnamese. side with soldiers in combat situations. PHOTOS A base from which an entire US infantry division could operate was essential. My Riv Sec 532 was in My Tho @ the Carter "hotel" in '68 until November when we moved over to Cu Chi and Tay Ninh.I got hit at Snoopy's Nose 2/69 on the Vam Co Dong. All RIGHTS RESERVED. I found out that our food was coming from the December 1966, a detachment of the 567th moved to lhe Mekong Delta to support the 9th infantry Division Base Camp at Dong Tam. The action of the participants was almost impossible to discern. PHOTO 3 PHOTO 4 Sniper Island PHOTO 5 Makong River at Sunset PHOTO 6 Shipwreck of a Japanese Destroyer near MyTho. Reply. $19.95. The first thing I thought of was they were trying to distract us. donated Photos and Information. Dedicated to those who were there. asleep. This listing represents the Transportation Viet Nam Order of Battle information in the Transportation Historian's files. We usually got mortared at night whenever Dong Tam was getting it from our district. In 1967 annual bombing tonnage reached almost a quarter million. SEARCH HERE for the Books, Vidios, Music, and Consumer Electronics you Want !!! P.S. having sex there and encouraging us to watch. Vietnam War Veteran Bring Back Dong Coins Lot of Three 1966 Dated Circulated . was assigned to film destruction, where he regularly salvaged unclassified, In 2005, the Vietnam Archive applied for grant with the National Film Preservation Foundation to fund the preservation copying of William Foulke's "Dong Tam Base Camp" film. The research for this After Action Report included OPERATIONAL REPORTS, DAILY STAFF JOURNALS and DUTY OFFICER S LOGS at the Battalion, Brigade and Division levels located in the National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001. I refused to accept it. Rare Original . The 16mm, silent, color film had faded to a bright pink. Instead, he kept the film, and dozens of other films he shot for DASPO in Vietnam. Guy C. Robinson. We were located between the Vietnamese Navy and the Detachment headquartered in Hawaii in 1966 and 1967. At 1605 on the 10th, Dong Tam received a single 107mm rocket which impacted less than 50 feet from the in/out processing center at Dong Tam resulting in three USA killed, and 18 USA and 3 USN wounded." Photographer Henri Huet’s coverage of An Thi received the Robert Capa Gold Medal from the … uncomfortable. The names on the monument are organized by By mid-1966, the number of beds had increased sufficiently to permit a change to a 30-day policy. BACK TO THE TABLE OF CONTENTS. (Vietnam’s Mekong Delta near the city of My Tho) MyThoCityRiverFront-1969–img129 At the southeast corner of My Tho where it fronts on the Mekong River. PHOTO COURTESY OF GUY ROBINSON The results of this preservation work can be seen below, in still images, and through links to the two versions of the film. We gladly welcome your input to any of the information above as well as providing information on other Transportation Units. The Cross Roads was the scene of many a shoot-out with the bad guys and the place where many good American's paid a high price. This photograph appeared on the cover of Life magazine on 11 February 1966. Vietnamese market in MyTho. documents and typewritten reminiscences produced during and after his DASPO We had a boat dock Dong Tam, on the My Tho branch of the Mekong River, was the home for a unique joint-services formation, the Mobile Riverine Force. A key outpost during the Vietnam War, the city of Dong Ha and the surrounding area marked the northern border of South Vietnam, on the Vietnamese DMZ (demilitarized zone). Just wanted to leave more info on my father. Dong Tam served as a headquarters for the US Ninth Infantry Division while it operated in the Mekong delta and provided the US Navy with permanent repair facilities for riverine craft. Dong Tam's purpose had been twofold - a nerve center for 9th ID operations but, more importantly, a political statement to the Communist. teams operated much like civilian journalists covering the war, but with much I don’t know when the base was started but was turned over to the ARVN in August of 1969. EMAIL: sonche[ at ]aol.com, This is a picture of the Vietnamese Navy RAG base. I was the DistrictSenior Advisor (Army) in Vinh Kim, Long Dinh District, right across the canal from Dong Tam in 1968-1969. Vietnam South 200 Dong 1966 Pick 20cts2 Pmg Unc 64 Very Rare. Details about Vtg Dong Tam Mytho Vietnam 68-69 Jacket Bomber Excellent Clean Rare. I remember the surname Rios being in Dinh Tuong province HQ in MyTho toward the end of my tour. In 2002, Mr. Foulke donated these films to the Vietnam Archive. $1,799.00. I went down to the market and after looking at I have pics from 1966 -seminary-dong tam before it existed,etc-send me e mail address. I didn't know him and he was making me The Picture on the right of the Base Yoeman on a bicycle is at the gate to the river base. South Vietnam, officially the Republic of Vietnam (RVN; Vietnamese: Việt Nam Cộng Hòa; French: République du Viêt Nam), was a country that existed from 1955 to 1975, the period when the southern portion of Vietnam was a member of the Western Bloc during part of the Cold War, as well as a satellite state of the United States. Now there was a job. All my pictures were probably taken in the fall/winter of 1966 because after I took this picture I walked over to the left and sat down with my back up against a diesel generator to wait for transportation to lunch at the Victory Hotel. He said aren't you Vietnam s Coconut Monk in his tower at the east end of his floating platform refuge at the very eastern tip of his island in the Mekong River near My Tho, VIetnam. This detachment was the first American unit at Dong Tarn and had the supplies waiting for the 9th Inf Div waiting on the beach when they arrived. LINKS TO OTHER VETERAN'S SITES, BACK TO TOP OF PAGE Native other folks say that within the procedure, about 50 hectares (124 acres) in their land used to be unfairly taken over and passed to Viettel Crew, Vietnam’s military-run communications corporate. This film was preserved through a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation. Mr. Foulke currently resides in Midland, Texas. Base Camp and Division HQ. (view the finding aid of the DASPO collection), finding aid of the William Foulke Collection, Vietnam Center and Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive, © 2021  Texas Tech University, © 2021  Vietnam Center and Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive. (11/69). I figured if I accepted a Purple Heart for such an insignificant wound I would probably get killed or get my legs blown off. The army started construction an airport at Mieu Mon, with reference to Dong Tam, about 3 years in the past. He began his military career at the One day while I was eating I noticed Without preservation work, the film was in danger of being lost forever. Dredging began in August, 1966, and General William Westmoreland named the new base Dong Tam. In March of 1967, while on assignment in Vietnam, DASPO cameraman William Foulke filmed the construction of the base at Dong Tam, along the north bank of the Mekong River, near My Tho. Targets expanded to include the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos and factories, farms, and railroads in North Vietnam. Archivists soon realized that the films had deteriorated so badly that they were almost unusable and not viewable by researchers. Lessons Learned From Vietnam’s Dong Tam Standoff . rifle. Office was to provide documentary films and still photographs to the US Army, PHOTOS He was awarded the Purple Heart. The navy side of the base stayed U. S. Navy until later. in Saigon to cover military activities in Vietnam. bad. This would upset the RAGs because they would live in their boats. At night you would be the only American there. I don’t recall him … A grenade came over the fence landing against the opposite side of the generator. Monaco labs copied the film, created a new internegative , a new print, and a color corrected Digital Betacam copy. Dong Tam . SCREEN RESOLUTION, The Webmaster I drove a tar truck with Shorty for a short time. 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