September 26, 1968 ... and today.. Jerry White

Jerry White toured various sites in Vietnam of historic importance to the 6/31st.
Feel free to post additional new posts about Vietnam then and now or comment on anything posted. Check out the same photos in the album with comments by Jerry under each image. http://www.6thofthe31st.com/gallery/mai ... emId=19416
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September 26, 1968 ... and today.. Jerry White

Postby Niner Alpha » Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:40 am

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Re: September 26, 1968 ...The location today

Postby Niner Alpha » Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:52 am

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Postby Niner Alpha » Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:59 am

The last batch.
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Re: September 26, 1968 ...The location today

Postby Niner Alpha » Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:23 pm

The photos may be viewed as a slide show in Jerry's album created to contain photos from this 2011 journey. The particular sub album is here:

http://www.6thofthe31st.com/gallery/mai ... emId=20600
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Re: September 26, 1968 ... and today.. Jerry White

Postby Delta75 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:58 am

Taking another look at Karl's insertion map, the "yellow splash" is shown approximately 300m - 500m North of the Kinh Tong Loc Doc canal. On the map I do not see any small canals branching off to the West from the Kinh Phu Huyen canal; however, I did find these canals at the site. The first of these "West" canals is 200m North of the Kinh Tong Loc Doc, the second is 600m from the Kinh Tong Loc Doc and the third is 1,000 from the Kinh Tong Loc Doc. Note: The first canal, next to the road, may not have been there during the war. The lady that we talked to said that the Americans were ambushed between what is now the second and the third canal. If correct, that would put the ambush point somewhere between 600m - 1000 meters North of the Kinh Tong Loc Doc canal.....and not 300m - 500m.

Since my children in Vietnam speak no English and since my Vietnamese is not very good, I had to wait for my wife to ask my son the following question:

Did the old man (he is 100 years old...his family has owned the land that 3rd platoon was inserted upon for several hundred years) and the lady we talked to mention if the VC were aware that American soldiers were going to be inserted? We assumed that they were since the ambush appeared to be well planned.

The answer was "Yes", the VC (as we suspected) were aware and had told the people to stay away or take cover in their bunkers because they were going to attack the American soldiers once they landed. One of the numerous warnings passed on by the ARVN VC.

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Re: September 26, 1968 ... and today.. Jerry White

Postby Niner Alpha » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:50 am

Goole Earth. Jerry sent this to help understanding the locations.

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Re: September 26, 1968 ... and today.. Jerry White

Postby Hutch » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:56 am

Jerry thank you for picture of the area of the events from 9-26-68. I was the gunner on helicopter pg.43 of time line.
My Pilot Lt. Jim Clary Vol. for the Evac mission- No medivac could enter area. I hope all lived we tried to pick up? Jim and I was hit that day. Jim was sent home. He lives in Fl. I return to D Troop 3rd of 5th Cav. as my wound was not that bad. -- We worked with 6/31 a lot as we were a small recon unit attached to the 9th Div. A-B-C- Troops were up North in I corp Attached to the 5th Mech. Div. - Take care-
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Re: September 26, 1968 ... and today.. Jerry White

Postby Niner Alpha » Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:19 am

Thanks for posting Johnny. I followed your link to your story. I post the link so that others can read it too.

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Re: September 26, 1968 ... and today.. Jerry White

Postby Delta75 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:20 pm

Thanks Hutch from another Texas boy. We really appreciated all that you guys did for us.

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Originally from Houston...also worked in Arlington and Austin...now retired south of Kerrville.
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