1st Platoon, Alpha Company, 4th/47th Battalion, 2nd Brigade

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Photos taken during our Battle near Ap Bac Village, June 19, 1967.

Jim relaxing between patrols on the outskirts of Dong Tam.
Alpha Company regroups with fresh troops back at Dong Tam following the hellacious June 19th Battle.
June 1967 – Note the dredge and pipeline that was used extensively to build up the ground upon which Dong Tam was built.  Many a 4th/47th trooper walked that pipeline at night to discourage enemy activity. However, months after this photo was taken, the V.C. managed to sink the dredge – the Navy promptly recovered it and placed it back in service. 
Specialist 4th Class Jim Henke made it safely home to his mighty fine ’55 Chevy Hot Rod