Northern I Corps
Republic of Vietnam
Quang Tri & Thua Thien Provinces
Alpha Compnay Memorial.The memorial is dedicated to the memory of L/Cpl.
Gerald G. McGinley and L/Cpl Dennis E. Mickelson of Alpha Company both
KIA December 28, 1968.
|"Radio Shack". Looking up from the saddle past the memorial to the top of Hill 819.|
|Unidentified Recon Marines enjoying an afternoon barbarcue of "Ham" patties?|| Gilbert
Luke in center of photo philosophying to unidentified Recon Marine on "India
Relay" (Hill 819)
To View Gilbert Lukes Artisic and Expressive work click here "Gilbert Lukes Gallery"
|Unidentified Recon Marines cleaning gear and standing watch at the western edge of Hill 819.||Cpl. Leslie E. Gordon (Flash) of 1C2 setting up 60mm mortar oncalls (Note angle position of tube).|
|Looking NorthWest from Hill 819, Hill 574 in foreground with Vandergrift Combat Base (VCB) up the valley in distance.||Looking North Northwest from Hill 819 to Quan Thu in the valley where the Song Quang Tri and Highway 9 bend south of VCB. We would witness a firefight in the low hills in the distance between the grunts from elements of 9th Marines and a Rear Guard of an NVA convoy.|
|Looking North Northwest from Hill 819 across the Song Quang Tri and Route 556 at Hills 232 & 560.|| Looking
North from Hill 819 across the Song Quang Tri to Hill 385 where the junction
for Route 556 & Route 558 is. One night we would have to sit and watch
in frustration as a convoy of enemy vehicles proceed along Route 556, up
the side of the hills towards Hill 385 and slowly disappear.
To Read the story on this & the firefight click here "Distant Lights"
|Looking North From Hill 819 across the Song Quang Tri to Route 556.||Looking Northeast from Hill 819 towards Ba Long|
|A view of the cleared NorthEast Finger leading off Hill 819.||A team of Recon Marines crossing the saddle for stroll into the jungle.|
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