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Viet Cong Tax Collector

January 9, 2011

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This story was written by Mike Askew. Mike was a CE and a gunner in the Red Platoon of Charlie Troop from 1967 to 1968. I appreciate Mike giving me permission to post this story. I’m not much for telling war stories, guess it’s because most people just don’t understand about Vietnam.   Up until this day in […]

The Almost Night Ambush

May 21, 2010

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We had been sent on many ambushes before. We also went on some after this one. But this one was special. I can’t remember dates but we were given the mission of setting up a night ambush along a well used Viet Cong trail. The Lift Pilots did their job well. As we flew in, […]

Mission Number 6

February 14, 2010

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To read about this mission go to My year in Vietnam by Patrick Bieneman  

Mission Number 1 – Ashau Valley

February 3, 2010

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 To read about the Ashau Valley go to My year in Vietnam by Patrick Bieneman.                                                            

Mission Number 5 – The Horse Shoe Ambush

February 1, 2010

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To read about this mission go to My year in Vietnam by Patrick Bieneman  

Mission Number 4 – Down Bird

February 1, 2010

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To read about this mission go to My year in Vietnam by Patrick Bieneman

Mission Number 3 LRRP Extraction

February 1, 2010

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July 7, 1968 Once again we were called out on a mission. Six Long Range Recon Patrol (LRRPs) members had been scouting  enemy movement when they had to call for air support. An attack helicopter unit was dispatched to help them. They had received enemy small arms fire from an unknown size force. One of their […]