Blues 68

InfantryBlues 1968.  Infantry “Blues”, left to right, unknown, Al Alfread (Brooklyn NY, Medivac, wounded in rocket attack), Ronald Deboer, and Caudil (Detroit, I think).  (Ronald Deboer Photo)

LtCaseyPreparePZ1968.  LT. Casey, on left, and an unknown “Blue” prepare Pickup Zone (PZ) for the the platoon.   He kept the rest of our platoon in the tree line waiting for the “lift”.  This photo taken by “Doc” Kilpatrick.  (Ronald Deboer Photo)

OriginalDogBleakness1968.  This is our original dog, Bleakness, at Camp Bleakness. The crew chief with me was Medivac home after foot wound while flying a light bulb mission.  (Ronald Deboer Photo)

RonaldDeboerTrainingHisMontagnardTroops 1968.  Ronald Deboer “training” his Montagnard troops.  May have been DakTo. (Ronald Deboer Photo)

SfcMacGivingAListenUp1968.  This photo of Sergeant First Class “Mac” McCormack is my favorite.  The three-tour Platoon Sergeant is giving a “Listen-Up” to his young charges, the infantry “Blues”. From left to right are Sergeant Harris (Medivac after wounded in Oh-6.  Last seen in 71st Evac, Pleiku).  SP4 Ray Notobartolo, Frank Keenan (Queens NY), Jim Hoffman, (RTO from PA), SP4 Buzzard, SP4 “Airborne” Henson (Fl, infused from 101st), SP4 Horrace Young. (Medivac after wounded in rocket attack at Poly Trang).  Back to camera is machine gunner SP4 Mercardo. The last man with his head showing I believe is Sergeant LaPoint.  He was sent to Hawaii when his brother arrived in country. (Ronald Deboer Photo)

1968 Jim Little john and Friend
1968 Jim Little john On The Left And Friend
1969 B-52 Bombing Attack At Dakto During Tet 69
Dakto Parking After Rocket Attack

PatrolJim Littlejohn, Captain Casey, SSG Harris and others on patrol.
(Jim Littlejohn Photo)

RiflePlatoonLandingZoneNearKontum20 Feb 68 Rifle Platoon Landing Zone near Kontum following Tet 68.  Made by Stars And Stripes photographer with Colonel Johnson.  (Hank Johnson photo)