Photos by Dick Field
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1stCavChopperPad - Adjacent to the RR company compound this served as my alarm clock as choppers took off for daily missions
1stCavChopperPad - Adjacent to the RR company compound this served as my alarm clock as choppers took off for daily missions
408th601stTents - Marines kicked us out of the hootch in time for monsoon season
408th601stTents - Marines kicked us out of the hootch in time for monsoon season
1967 Marine Compound - Rear (Al Krueger) - Windowless bubble ops
1967 Marine Compound - Rear (Al Krueger) - Windowless bubble ops
1967 Marine Compound (Al Krueger) 408th RR Det originally shared this with 1st Platoon, Sub Unit 1, Marine 1st Radio Battalion in joint mission
1967 Marine Compound (Al Krueger) 408th RR Det originally shared this with 1st Platoon, Sub Unit 1, Marine 1st Radio Battalion in joint mission
AmericalPX - Original building - later tripled in size
AmericalPX - Original building - later tripled in size
CardKid - (Photo Roger Thurman) Even Christmas Cards are available in An Tan
CardKid - (Photo Roger Thurman) Even Christmas Cards are available in An Tan
CASTLE - First bunker built by RR troops - and the one chosen by many of us to spend the night during the attack during Tet 1968
CASTLE - First bunker built by RR troops - and the one chosen by many of us to spend the night during the attack during Tet 1968
Cholon Street - Near the Saint-George Hotel
Cholon Street - Near the Saint-George Hotel
ChuLaiDockArea - On the north side of the Ky Ha peninsula
ChuLaiDockArea - On the north side of the Ky Ha peninsula
ClubCrowd - One of the many evolutionary upgrades - this one with styrofoam ceiling!
ClubCrowd - One of the many evolutionary upgrades - this one with styrofoam ceiling!
CompanyArea - Taken from atop large shower
CompanyArea - Taken from atop large shower
Compound - Looking back across Hwy 1 from the Americal mess hall area
Compound - Looking back across Hwy 1 from the Americal mess hall area
Contemplate - (Photo by Roger Thurman) Dick Field - it's what Traffic Analysts do
Contemplate - (Photo by Roger Thurman) Dick Field - it's what Traffic Analysts do
Contemplate - (Photo Roger Thurman) Dick Field - it's what Traffic Analysts do
Contemplate - (Photo Roger Thurman) Dick Field - it's what Traffic Analysts do
EarlyCoClub - First EM club with tent roof; swing trick flicks shown on screen (Dick Field, Master Projectionist)
EarlyCoClub - First EM club with tent roof; swing trick flicks shown on screen (Dick Field, Master Projectionist)
EMClub - Tent has been replaced by permanent roof.  I showed many a flick from under overhang
EMClub - Tent has been replaced by permanent roof. I showed many a flick from under overhang
Enroute to Europe - Dick Field in transit after Chu Lai, visiting parents in Denver
Enroute to Europe - Dick Field in transit after Chu Lai, visiting parents in Denver
FiringPoint - Dick Field- with large shower in background
FiringPoint - Dick Field- with large shower in background
GoodbyeVietNam - Dick Field departing Bien Hoa Airbase on a MAC flight 'silver bird'
GoodbyeVietNam - Dick Field departing Bien Hoa Airbase on a MAC flight 'silver bird'
HickeySchaefferYoung - John - Jim and Terry taken across from the orderly room
HickeySchaefferYoung - John - Jim and Terry taken across from the orderly room
HootchCot - Corner in permanent hootch.
HootchCot - Corner in permanent hootch.
HopeWelch - 1967 Bob Hope Christmas show at Chu Lai
HopeWelch - 1967 Bob Hope Christmas show at Chu Lai
Huey - The pilot held his position as I got the shot while he was setting down at the 1st Cav pad
Huey - The pilot held his position as I got the shot while he was setting down at the 1st Cav pad
Junglefighter - Dick field hamming it up
Junglefighter - Dick field hamming it up
KoreanShow - Sponsored by the Korean marines acoss the road to the north of our compound
KoreanShow - Sponsored by the Korean marines acoss the road to the north of our compound
LetterWriting - NUG Dick Field assures safe arrival
LetterWriting - NUG Dick Field assures safe arrival
LINGUIST - VN linguist Roger Thurman with friend in An Tan
LINGUIST - VN linguist Roger Thurman with friend in An Tan
MarineHootch - First home
MarineHootch - First home
MessHallAssault - Early uniform required to walk across HWY 1
MessHallAssault - Early uniform required to walk across HWY 1
NhaTrangAirport - Head down-country to DEROS!
NhaTrangAirport - Head down-country to DEROS!
NITESOIL - Classic scene of that favorite Vietnam detail- burning the human excrement (Fred Carmosino on left- Dick Field on right)
NITESOIL - Classic scene of that favorite Vietnam detail- burning the human excrement (Fred Carmosino on left- Dick Field on right)
PHILSOUL - Philippine soul band playing at an early Americal division EM clubL
PHILSOUL - Philippine soul band playing at an early Americal division EM clubL
Pipes - Don Freed and Dick Field.  Note my stateside fatigues - not often seen in VN in the late 60s
Pipes - Don Freed and Dick Field. Note my stateside fatigues - not often seen in VN in the late 60s
ProvRRCoSign - Dick Field before evidence of the Provisional Company (408th, 601st, 415th Dets)
ProvRRCoSign - Dick Field before evidence of the Provisional Company (408th, 601st, 415th Dets)
PurpleHootch - They said to paint the raw wood hootch.  They didn't say what color  (L to R- Gary Crisp- 'Father' Dan Makelki- 'John' the nite soil burner- Charlie Brown
PurpleHootch - They said to paint the raw wood hootch. They didn't say what color (L to R- Gary Crisp- 'Father' Dan Makelki- 'John' the nite soil burner- Charlie Brown
RRCoHootches - A lot drier and cleaner than the previous tents!
RRCoHootches - A lot drier and cleaner than the previous tents!
RRCoOrdRm - Shortly after construction
RRCoOrdRm - Shortly after construction
Ruway-Constellation & Phantom - Chu Lai Air Base
Ruway-Constellation & Phantom - Chu Lai Air Base
SandbagDetail - Gary Crisp, Father Makelki
SandbagDetail - Gary Crisp, Father Makelki
Shaving - With must-have shaving basin and mirror procured in An Tan village
Shaving - With must-have shaving basin and mirror procured in An Tan village
SHOWER - Hope they cleaned out that drop tank well
SHOWER - Hope they cleaned out that drop tank well
ShowPhilThaiAm - A little skin for the troops
ShowPhilThaiAm - A little skin for the troops
SIGNS - Which one is it  (Marine sign on left - Army on right)
SIGNS - Which one is it (Marine sign on left - Army on right)
SouthChinaSea - Supply ship on horizon
SouthChinaSea - Supply ship on horizon
St-GeorgeCholon - Billets for entering-exiting radio researchers
St-GeorgeCholon - Billets for entering-exiting radio researchers
Stars&Stripes - (Photo Roger Thurman) Catching up on the news
Stars&Stripes - (Photo Roger Thurman) Catching up on the news
Sunset - over the Ky Ha peninsula
Sunset - over the Ky Ha peninsula
SWING - The original RR TA Swing Trick at the Chu Lai location (L to R- Tim Kimball- Gary Crisp- Dick Field - Father Makelki
SWING - The original RR TA Swing Trick at the Chu Lai location (L to R- Tim Kimball- Gary Crisp- Dick Field - Father Makelki
TentLife - Mid-day bunk time for swing and mid-tricks
TentLife - Mid-day bunk time for swing and mid-tricks
TRASH - Trip to dump and local scroungers.  Received 'honorable mention' in photographic exhibition in 'Little Saigon' (Garden Grove-= CA)
TRASH - Trip to dump and local scroungers. Received 'honorable mention' in photographic exhibition in 'Little Saigon' (Garden Grove-= CA)
USOShowHospital - Bob Hope Christmas Show with Chu Lai hospital on rise in background
USOShowHospital - Bob Hope Christmas Show with Chu Lai hospital on rise in background
VilleStrip - (Photo Roger Thurman) An Tan where just about anything was for sale
VilleStrip - (Photo Roger Thurman) An Tan where just about anything was for sale
XMAS2 - Dick Field
XMAS2 - Dick Field
XMAS - ...at 'Ye Old Canvasse and Pole' 1967 (L to R, Dave Christmas- Dick Field and  Redondo)
XMAS - ...at 'Ye Old Canvasse and Pole' 1967 (L to R, Dave Christmas- Dick Field and Redondo)
XmasLights - 'All is calm- all is bright'
XmasLights - 'All is calm- all is bright'