Bill Reynolds' Collection

2nd Platoon, C Company, 4th/47th Battalion, 2nd Brigade

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Dong Tam - September 1967 - 2nd Platoon Survivors
Middle Left & Clockwise: Mike Cramer, Jerry Farber,
James Holstine, Sgt. Dan Kerr, Bill Reynolds, Frank
Modde, Bob French, Curtis Irvin, and Bill Varsafsky.
 

Coolin' feet between patrols on the USS Benewah - Terry
McBride, Curtis Irvin and Bill Reynolds.
 

2nd Platoon troopers on a one day R & R in Vung
Tau. After meeting up with several Australian
troopers, we inadvertently got totally drunk.
 

Frank Modde taking a photo of Bob French's surgery
scar.  Bob was shot in the back on June 19, 1967.
 

2nd Platoon's Sgt. James Holstine,
always a happy go lucky soldier. On
patrol, he was totally reliable, brave
and as serious as a heart attack.
 

Tryin' to make it back to back to our ship.
At left: Stan Cockerell and Bob
Ehlert standing over Ronnie Bryan.
 

Bill & Wes Ostrem, both from the state
of Washington. Wes was wounded in the
June 19, 1967 battle near Ap Bac Village.
 

Thanks to Bob Ehlert and Stan Cockrell,
Ronnie will make it back to the ship.
 

We actually made it back to the USS Benewah.
Bill Reynolds, Stan Cockerell & Idoluis Caceras.
 

Bill Varsafsky taking my photo; Bill
has a photo of me just like this one.
 

Here I am, performing expert public relation duties with local
villagers while on guard duty at Dong Tam's dredge site.
 

Still fraternizing with the locals; harassing is probably
more accurate. Dredge site guard duty sure was our
favorite duty in the Mekong Delta, at least during daytime.
 

Well isn't this nice,
so much for public
relations!
 

This ole mama-son was so sweet to us dopey G.I.'s. She
set out rat traps at our bunker and then cooked 'em like
fried chicken for us, which quickly killed our appetites.
 

My favorite little buddy.  His
name was Dong; everytime I
yelled out, Dong - Beer, or
Dong - Pineapple, or
Dong - Coke, he would
run like hell to get it.
 

Bob Ehlert resting up for night guard duty at Dong
Tam's dredge site. We were required (swimmers
only) to "walk the pipe" from shore to the dredge
out in the middle of the Mekong River at night.
It was kinda scary out there.
 

Another buddy; it's not what you're thinkin'.
 

Frank Modde carefully inspecting his fine C-Ration meal while
his new little buddy waits and hopes for a bite to eat.
 

Howard Green (left) and me facing the camera - one
of our first patrols out of Camp Bearcat - February, 1967.
 

South Vietnamese workers at Camp Bearcat.  To me it was odd having them
in our base camp.  Who knows how informative they were to the Viet Cong?
 

Lambrettas, South Viet Nam's chief means of
transportation for the - at least in the larger villages.
 

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