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A great reminder of the cost of freedom and the valor of our VN vets.
GREAT PHOTOS!!!

Wow!
----You can tell it was Early('65-'66)because you can see Three Different Eras of 'Fatigue Blouses'...Including the Cuff-less ones!
---And The White Name Tags and Non-Camo Patches and Insignia...
---The SP5 Smoking a Cigarette Next to a Patient...
----The 'Old Style' Grenade in the Photo with the Claymore and Hand-popper...
---Most of the Troops not wearing Helmets or even Hats(Covers for you Marines! GITEN)
---Miss Vietnam!!! You Dog, You!!! GI6
And Notice How Any Time There Were Movie Stars or Cute
Women Around...The OFFICERS Come Out of The
Woodwork! GI8
---And the Military DC-3's on the Runway...
----Oh, and The Bob Hope Show! I Only Knew ONE GUY in My Unit Who Made It To The Bob Hope Show...and He Went AWOL to Do It!!! GI6

"Thanks for the Memories!!!"

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Thanks

thanks for the link to pics . outstanding color photo's. the mp at the gate was holding a M-14 rifle.

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"All gave some but some gave ALL"
 

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Thank you for posting this.
 

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Thanks for the pics. My father served in the Third Field Hospital In WW2-The Phillippines. He was (and is still with us at 96) a trauma surgeon-"patch em and move em'".I have a couple of photos. Can't find much information on them in WW2. My humble appreciation to all of our medical boys who certainly shared some NM's and despair with their patients. He frequently spoke of his unit in Vietnam and had much admiration for them.
Dad is fading now...trying to soldier on...

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I couldn't figure out how to add this so ...
Upper right are the Officers 3rd Field Hospital Lae, New Guinea
Oct 1944-I have all their names/rank if anyone is interested.
Lower right is Lt General O.W.Griswald giving the unit a citation and medal cermony Munoz,N.E. Luzon PI September 2 1945..
Upper left are Capt Cooper and Capt Ransing(adjutant)standing at the entrance to the Hospital Area in Luzon,PI May 1945.
Lower Left-The last picture is of the nurses quarters....of course.
 

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I have often wondered who thought it was a good idea to have "WHITE" name tags?

Great bit of history, thanks for posting.
 

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Eternal rest with Americas Best

Major Cappy M.D. has passed this week . He made it to his
96th Birthday and New year. He had recieved Bronze Star with 3 Battle clusters for meritorious achievement in the Luzon Campaign "when admissions averaged 80-100 patients a day saving many lives". Imagine that... He was the 3rd man first row in the picture.
He loved his country dearly. A salute.
RIP Cappy XMX ARMY1
 

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I have often wondered who thought it was a good idea to have "WHITE" name tags?

Great bit of history, thanks for posting.
It was a 'Peace-time' Army...
Not Just White Name Tags, but White T-Shirts...
Unit Patches of Red, White, Blue, Yellow!
BRIGHT Yellow Stripes...
Probably no sillier than Spit-Shined Boots and Highly Polished Belt Buckles and Insignias...
Garrison Duty...Is Just That, Garrison Duty.
I have a feeling it has been The Same BETWEEN Every Last War and The Next War...
Look How Long It Took After the 'Vietnam Colors' of Uniforms and Equipment for the U.S. Military to Turn the Corner to 'Desert Tan', etc...
In the Early Days of Vietnam...There Was A LOT of White Showing!!!
GI6

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Great pictures. Big lump in my throat as I was there Aug '66 and again Mar '67 as an incoming. Good job and thanks for the posting.
 
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