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Archive for August, 1970

Aug 1, 1970

John Bullock letter

“….have had to go over and help carry tables and things out behind Alpha Co.’s orderly room. Our company has been in the field for seven days and is coming in this morning…..having a steak fry and beer bust. We haven’t had one since the Battalion steak fry July 4th. I got out of the [...]

Aug 2, 1970

John Bullock

Eagle Flight.

Aug 3, 1970

John Bullock

Boat from Ben Luc. A.P.

Aug 3, 1970

Robert Stewart

boobytrap 200 pound bomb takes out ACV.

Aug 4, 1970

John Bullock

A.P.

Aug 4, 1970

Robert Stewart

In the middle of nowhere. Me and Mike Kirby. Here from night previous.  Relay station south of Duc Hoa is what we are attempting to be.  Mike Kirby’s picture of me leaning against the station on wheels brings about this site when after finding him on the internet he emails me a jpg of his [...]

Aug 5, 1970

John Bullock

A.P. by boat.

Aug 6, 1970

John Bullock

A.P. by barge.

Aug 7, 1970

John Bullock

To Ben Luc. Stand Down.

Aug 8, 1970

John Bullock

Eagle Flight. No a.p.

Aug 8, 1970

John Bullock letter

“…doing well myself if the mosquitoes don’t carry me away. Has been quiet here…hope it stays that way 20 more days. Then I should leave Lang Sn province for good. In less than a month I “”celebrate”” the end of my first year in the Army. Doesn’t seem like I’ve been in a year. A [...]

Aug 9, 1970

John Bullock

V.C. Island the second time. Took Chinook to Chamberlain first.

Aug 10, 1970

John Bullock

V.C. Island until the 15th.

Aug 14, 1970

Robert Stewart

“End of week long operation. 502116. Second time there. Same place as we later called “”The Island””. “

Aug 16, 1970

John Bullock

A.P. with A.R.V.N.

Aug 17, 1970

Robert Stewart

“Ben Luc. Ben Luc. Raining here, and it has been raining a couple of days straight now. I?m in here for a few hours to get all my things and take them back to Chamberlain where we are staying now. We may stay there until we leave for Zion. Don?t really know yet. I got [...]

Aug 18, 1970

John Bullock

“Chamberlain. I haven’t seen the sun for several days now and it has been cool. I suppose it is hot but we are used to much hotter, so it seems cool. At night it rains and the breeze blows and we feel like we are freezing. From one day to the next it is continually [...]

Aug 19, 1970

John Bullock

Bunker Guard

Aug 20, 1970

John Bullock

Boats to a.p. walked in.

Aug 21, 1970

John Bullock letter

….the main reason I’m catching up on all my mail is that I was promoted to SPECIALIST 4 and I wanted to brag a little. Still no news about the 9th pulling out. We are staying out here until they do I imagine. All of Alpha company is here now. We are bushing at night [...]

Aug 21, 1970

John Bullock

Set up late night a.p.

Aug 22, 1970

John Bullock

Bunker guard.

Aug 23, 1970

John Bullock

A.P.

Aug 24, 1970

John Bullock

To Hiep Hoa to a.p. with A.R.V.N.’s.

Aug 24, 1970

Robert Stewart

Battalion HQ moved to Chamberlain.  13 Aps out the night before monitored at battalion CP. Alpha radio CP helping monitor radios.

Aug 24, 1970

John Bullock letter

…leaving this morning for Sugar Mill (Heip Hou) for 3 days. We bush tonight there and the next 2 nights go on a recon in Force (RIF) the last day and come back here that night. The 3rd platoon will be the only ones there…may get to spend the days at Sugar Mill and only [...]

Aug 25, 1970

Robert Stewart

A.P. with A.R.V.N.’s.

Aug 26, 1970

John Bullock

“Chamberlain. …we are getting a few hours off today. We bushed the last two nights with ARVN’s at Sugar Mill and then came back in here this morning. Now I guess we have to go on a sweep this afternoon and bush again tonight, then airmobile tomorrow. .. We went down to the market while [...]

Aug 27, 1970

John Bullock

Sweep to a.p.

Aug 28, 1970

John Bullock

Chamberlain. Bunker Guard.

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