Northern I Corps
Republic of Vietnam
Quang Tri & Thua Thien Provinces
Quang Tri Combat Base / Getting Ready to Head to the "Backyard"
|Pfc. Dennis Soldner (me) in foreground all suited up with Pfc. Frank J. Ladzinski (Ski) in background.||Pfc. Dennis Soldner in foreground manning radio with Sgt. Richard P. Goolden looking on and L/Cpl. Jackie Lee Blankenship (Buck) in background heading upwind.|
Quang Tri Combat Base / Marine Corps Birthday Party
|Pfc.'s Dennis Soldner and Edward E. McGee (Mac) taking in festivities.||George Roby of Team 1C2 talking with unidentified recooner while waiting to play ball.|
|Pfc. Dennis Soldner (me) consoling George Roby with a few warm ones.||Pfc. Dennis Soldner (me) soaking up the suds in the shade.|
Quang Tri Combat Base
|A View of Charlie Company Area (Slop Shute in foreground on right).||Unidentified 1C3 member (left), Pfc. Dennis Soldner (center), 1C3 Team Leader Cpl. Helligso (right) in front of 1C3 hooch.|
|Believe photo to be of Erik Heinila....Don't know where he disappeared to.||Reconner's George Roby (left), unidentified (center) and Pfc. Frank J. Ladzinski (Ski) getting together for a friendly game of cards in 1C2 hooch.|
Quang Tri / In the "Backyard " Again!
|1C2 Team Leader George Roby asking me whats for lunch.||Pfc. Dennis M. Soldner watching lunch move.|
|Taking a stroll, note the track marks ahead on the next ridge. Hmmm.||CH-46 coming to take us home.|
|A view of the "Backyard" from the tail of our CH-46.||An approach view of Quang Tri from our ride home.|
Quang Tri Combat Base / Mess Hall / USO Show
|Not Bob Hope but what the hell.||10,000 miles from home.|
|Leaving on a Jet Plane or the Funky Chicken.||Oh Boy.|
Quang Tri / Backyard / L/Cpl. Ronald R. Lowry's Last Patrol.
|Pfc. Dennis Soldner of team 1C2 (foreground), taking a break after being inserted on hill in background and reaching treeline in "Backyard".||Pfc. Thomas E. Shainline (foreground), Pfc. Edward E. McGee (Mac) (left rear) and L/Cpl. Ronald R. Lowry (Fish) of Team 1C3 taking a break after being inserted and reaching treeline in "Backyard".|
Franklin J. Butcher (Butch) of team 1C2 (foreground), with L/Cpl. Ronald
R. Lowry (Fish) of Team 1C3 taking a break after being inserted and reaching
treeline in "Backyard". Shortly after leaving this position a firefight
would break out and L/Cpl. Ronald R. Lowry would be wounded in the neck
by an errant AK-47 round. He would die of his wound the following day Nov.
26, 1968. RIP.
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