LZ Baldy - Our Camp

 

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When we first arrived at our new camp it started raining.  And it rained ... a lot.  This area was called Hill 63 (LZ Baldy) which was west of Highway QL1 and a little north of Chu Lai. (Hill 63, Date: December 1967)

 

 

 

 

 

Things are still a little wet but the motor pool had to go up.  (Hill 63, Date: December 1967)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunrise.  A new day.  Hopefully a dry day.  (Hill 63,  December 1967)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Filling sand bags.  Seemed like we were always filling sandbags.  The fellow leaning over with the shovel is Richard Schmitz from Chicago. (Hill 63, December 20, 1967)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The hill in the distance is Hill 63, the hill this area was named for.  This photo is of the south side of the hill and was taken from the north side of our camp.  (Hill 63, Date: December 1967)

 

 

 

 

 

 

A view of our culvert yard with the airfield (LZ Baldy) in the background.  (Hill 63, Date: January 1968)

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was my new home.  (Hill 63, Date: January 1968)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An example of one of our perimeter guard bunkers.  (Hill 63, Date: January 1968)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A view from inside the guard bunker shown above.  This view is looking toward the west.  (Hill 63, Date: January 1968)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waste control.  Burning the ... stuff ... from the latrines!  (Hill 63, Date: February 1968)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harold E Pearson - Supply sergeant, D Co., 39th Eng. Bn from 30 Jan 1968 to 25 Jul 1968. (Photo provided by Harold E Pearson) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A crowd gathers for something.  The next photo shows what everyone was looking at.  (Hill 63, Date: February 1968)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Detained prisoners.  Were they the enemy.  I didn't know then so I don't know now.  (Hill 63, Date: February 1968)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was one of the lucky folks in our Company to get to fly up to Da Nang to see the Bob Hope Christmas show.  On stage with Bob is Rachel Welsh, Miss World from Peru and Anita Bryant. (Date: December 18, 1967

 

 

 

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