Sgt Mike Male above uncovers a mine found along Road 535 a few miles west of LZ Baldy. The mine was exploded in place using TNT explosives.



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My Name: Richard B Mayes

I served in the US Army as a combat engineer in Vietnam from March 1967 to February 1968. I started taking these pictures on October 6, 1967.

My Unit: 18th Brigade, 45th Group, 39th Engineers, Company D


Last update: November 5, 2017

Most Recent Changes and Updates



Upcoming Events -


39th Engineer Battalion Newsletters - April 2017 , July 2017 , October 2017



My Reason For Creating This Site -

I have not seen much information on the Internet concerning my unit and its activities in Vietnam. I'm posting these photos in hopes that some of the people that I served with might find them the next time they are surfing the net for information about their time in Vietnam.



Photos -

Vietnam Photos Index

This page lists all the photos that are on this site. Most of the photos are mine but you will also find photos that were sent to me by others.

Reunion Photos Index

This page lists all the photos from past reunions



My Diary -

I kept a diary while in Vietnam. From this page you can select which month between March 1967 and February 1968 you would like to read. View Diary Pages



Roll Call Page -

This page lists some of the names of the guys I was in Vietnam with. Some of the names I remember and some came from my diary. Over the years others have contacted me and asked that their names be added. View Roll Call Page



Guest Book -

This page has comments that people have sent me over the years. View Guest Book



Army News Articles -

This page has articles that were printed in various Army News papers and magazines. View Army News Articles



After Action Reports -

These reports were prepared by the units and submitted to battalion hearquarters. The reports included here cover the time I was in Vietnam. These documents cover unit activities during a specific time period. If this is something you like more of these reports are available on the 39th Engineer Battalion web site at:

Go to After Action Reports Page



Other Links -

This page has links to other 39th Engineer sites. Other Links



39th Engineer Reunion Information -

October 2017 Newsletter