USMC Vietnam

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S: LCPL John Michael Mishler USMC

BC: To Mike With Love Jan | To Mike With Love Jan

FC: LCPL John Michael Mishler USMC Republic of Vietnam 1970-71

1: Joe Kirkman, Mike Mishler, Rick Gardner 'Stack Arms' South China Sea

2: Norm (Hair Lip) Kirman and Radio Man | Holman (on right) | Marine | Joe Kirkman, Mike Mishler, Rick Gardner and

3: Joe Kirkman | LZ Ross Recruiting Poster | Staff Sgt. (PLT Sgt.) | Marine

4: Comrads | Marines get a well deserved break at Stack Arms. | Marines get three days to rest and relax. | South China Sea

5: On Patrol off FSB Ryder | On Patrol off FSB Ryder | Fire Support Base Ryder | Kirkman at Bunker on FSB Ryder

6: Perimeter of Ryder were we fought and slept. | Sky Crane Chopper on FSB Ryder | CH-46 | CH-53

7: Steverman on Ryder | Mascot for Artillary Unit on FSB Ryder Sway Back Pig | Artillary Bunker sign on FSB Ryder | 106 MM Recoilless Rifle on FSB Ryder

8: Front view of 105 MM Artillary Howitzer on FSB Ryder | Same 105 MM Artillary Howitzer | Joe Kirkman outside sleeping hutch. | Reading on Hole Watch. Loves to watch the sun come up.

9: Search and Destroy Mission in the Elephant Grass | Search and Distroy Mission in thick Elephant Grass. | No need for camouflage under the triple jungle canopy.. | Near darkness in the light of day.

10: Jungle hillside view. | Establishing overnight perimeter. | CH 46 Medevac - Thompson with heat injury. | Mike and ARVAN soldier.

11: When not resupplied Marines must eat off the land. - fresh pinapple. | Village..friend or foe? Ordered to torch it! | Friendly village. A well to refill our canteens. | Mesquito larva in the water.

12: French House with thatched roof. | Careful search of the village. | Mike after digging hole for watch. Jungle rot on arms. | Rice patties and mountains.

13: Navy Corpsman with Vietcong hostages to interigate. | Platoon with hostages. | On patrol | Villagers must be relocated out of Free Kill Zone.

14: Villagers waithing for relocation. | Relocating villagers. | Terrain Shot | Vietnam

15: Search and Destroy Mission Navy Corpsman in back. | Scene from chopper. | Scene from chopper. | Company (FOX 2/7) of Marines returning from 30 days in the field coming in for 3 days rest at FSB Baldy.

16: Bunker on LZ Ross | Take a break, air out your feet, read your mail and eat a c-rat or rest. | Scene off FSB Ryder. | Mike

17: Marines on patrol | Night Fire! | FSB Ryder | CH 46 resupply

18: Beautiful country | Scene from the air | Gear inspection. Marines were expected to hump all of this. | Tough terrain to patrol

19: Gear for a M-60 Machine Gunner. | Thats all my gear. | Messhall with water tank on top at FSB Ross | CH 46 landing

20: USO Show | USO Show | Phillipino USO Show | Marine Cobra Gun Ship provides security

21: Watch tower | Back to base for a hot shower and hot food! | Bar scene in Okinawa. | FSB Ross

22: Conigula | Vietnam terrain | Caja Compound close to South China Beach - my gun position at chopper landing zone | Compound gate guard position

23: USMC outdoor head | Marine | Joe Kirkman | Tough terrain

24: First day in the bush | Newbie | Caja Compound Marine and McDonald | Mike

25: Digging in for the night | Pagoda in grave yard | Machine gunner and me as A-gunner | Mike as A-Gunner

26: LZ Baldy | Forward Hospital | FSB Baldy | 2 1/2 ton truck

27: Memorial service for fallen comrade | Johnson

28: Base watch tower | Marine | Ohio Marine | Marine

29: Darkness falling | Waiting on LZ for chopper | Base from chopper | Watch tower

30: Bronco Spotter Plane | White Phosphorous spotter round | Phantom aircraft drops bombs | Enemy spotted

31: Search and Destroy | Bombs | Bombs | Bombs

32: Bomb in i Elephant Grass | Target hit | Daylight bombs | Enemy destroyed

33: Kirkman, Gardner, Mishler0 reliving war stories | Recovering from immersion foot | Night watch | Poncho Hooch

34: Poncho Hooch | Air out my feet | Three Marines in the bush | Dog tired after 30 days in the bush

35: Marine taking a break | My leg full of junglerot. | Mike on rock | Search and Destroy (slide reversed)

36: Vietnam terrain | Marines climed these hills. | CH 53 Airlifed us out to rear area. | Hooches in the bush

37: Me and Neito | Carl Green | Stopped to rest but aria infested with leaches. | Leaches everywhere!

38: Mike | Joe Kirkman and Mike | Conigula | Mike and M 60

39: Riley | Mike with ammo on patrol | R & R in Bangkok Thailand | Terrain

40: Napalmed area | Reiver terrain | Picture from convoy | Scene from convoy

41: Bangkok Thailand R & R Gold Buda | Only pants I could buy at the time. | Marble Mountain | River scene

42: Vietnamese Hut | Rice separater | Marble Moutain | Fishing Boats

43: USO Headquarter in DaNang | Junglerot | Mike and gun | Spotter round

44: Kirkman and Mishler | Kirkman and Mishler | Platoon Leader - Mike 3/5 | Mike

45: Shooting M 60 | Tour boat in Bangkok R & R | Bangkok | Marine with seabag waiting for chopper

46: Terrain | Christmas in Nam | Mike | Freedom Bird leaving Nam for Okinawa

47: Mike and punji sticks | Norm | Mike | Medevacing the wounded

48: Mike in the jungle | Jungle cover | Mike in the jungle | Jungle cover | Jungle darkness in daylight | Searching for the enemy

49: Search and destroy | Search and destroy | Jungle cover | Jungle darkness

52: Mike | Mike with gun | Washing in a jungle stream | Mike patroling in Elephant Grass

53: Rocks of Vietnam | Digging in | Beautiful mountains | FSB Ryder

54: Medevac | Fire support base | LZ | LZ

55: Kirkman | Kirkman at Camp Pendelton just before leaving for Nam | Holman, Comrade and Broadway Joe | Marine comrades

56: Mike and Comrades | Cereno Gathano Canliglia | Mike at 19 years | Mike and the wild boar he shot on night watch

57: Staying dry in the rice fields | Walking on patty dike | Cows on patty dike | Water buffelo at work in the rice patties

58: Enemy spoted | Bombing the hillside | Search and destroy | Call in air support

59: Mike and M-60

60: Mike

61: Army Huey chopper | Mike and M-60

62: Joe Kirkman, Mike Mishler and Rick Gardner 1970

63: Once a Marine always a Marine Joe Kirkman, Rick Gardner and Mike Mishler Joe, Rick and Mike

64: Mike at the Vietnam Wall

65: Mike tracing James Carr's name at the Vietnam Wall, Washington D.C. 2007

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