Benewah photo 1st Plt Alpha NCO's

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Benewah photo 1st Plt Alpha NCO's

Postby Niner Alpha » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:45 am

I thought I'd change the photo again. Came to this one from the Album of Ricky Adams of Alpha company. Must have been taken sometime in later 69 on board the Benewah barracks ship. In the photo are three NCO's and one guy who I think is an E4 named Abraham. They were all in Lt. Gorecki's 1st Platoon. Photo is a bit fuzzy....but a great group portrait.

They are Sgt. Horn, SSG Burgess, Spec 4 Abraham?, and Sgt. Jim Tierney.

I found a photo Jim sent in that was taken at the Washington 2012 31st Reunion. Burgess and Tierney meet again for the first time since Vietnam.
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Re: Benewah photo 1st Plt Alpha NCO's

Postby Niner Alpha » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:00 pm

That is Abraham, by the way.
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Postby The Pelion Kid » Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:22 pm

The impression I got was that the ships went to Hawaii in July of 69...But I am a few years older and could be cornfused..LOL.
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Postby Niner Delta » Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:23 pm

My DD-214 says I left RVN on 14 Aug 1969, and we spent several days, maybe a week
on the Benewah. We went straight from the ship to, I think, Tan Son Nhut air base
to fly to Hawaii on a C-141 Starlifter.
We had turned in weapons, rifles, grenades, ect. before we got on the ship, and I
remember feeling very vulnerable without that rifle. But before we turned in all
our weapons, we had taken the howitzers and dropped them off at Tan Son Nhut
and dropped the trucks off at what we called Newport to go back on a ship.
It was a very nervous ride from Dong Tam to TSN air base with no weapons.
Of course, that is what happened to C Btry 1/11th Arty, not sure about anyone else.
My rambling means I'm sure the ship was there until at least the middle of Aug. 1969.

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