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

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After traveling halfway around the world via train, troop ship and trucks, Ronnie finds himself at Camp Bearcat.
Here’s Ronnie Bryan, King of the Bush! Yo Ronnie, is that Australian headgear?
February, 1967 – Bob French and Ronnie enjoying fine facilities at Camp Bearcat.
Ronnie’s buddy, Dennis Rieskamp. What R U doing, Dennis? Camp Bearcat – Jan 1967
Smilin’ Ronnie Bryan from Missouri – one of our excellent M-60 Machine Gunners.  Ronnie, are you thinkin’ how you can pull another one of your sneaky, lowdown tricks on one of our unsuspecting buddies……. hmmmmm?
Speakin’ of sneaky tricks, look at Ronnie’s mischievous grin as he decorates a Mamason’s hat! He then filled it with shaving cream and placed it smack on her head. Man, did that stir up a squawk.  Ha!
Bill Reynolds, another Southern California soldier that was subjected to serving with Ronnie in the 2nd Platoon. Nice Army issue specs, huh!
Bob “Big Red” Ehlert from Minnesota. If I were a Viet Cong, this is not the U.S. soldier I’d want to run into!
Welcome to Dong Tam, 2nd Platoon! There’s Bob French facing the camera and Bill Geier to his right.
Butch Eakins, Frank Modde and Ronnie discussing their wonderful Army life at Dong Tam. . .
After a grueling patrol out of Dong Tam, Ronnie is right at home in his fine sleeping quarters – haha!
Life at Dong Tam “Before Big Tents”. Ronnie and Bill Reynolds with Butch Eakins behind.
Life at Dong Tam “With Big Tents”. From left: Bill Reynolds, Ronnie, Big Bob Ehlert (sitting), Bob French, and Larry Walters. . .
Charlie Nelson and Ronnie on patrol in the Mekong Delta
Is Donald lookin’ at the camera or Ronnie’s M-60?
Ronnie is loaded up with ammo and chow!
The early days at Dong Tam sure was muddy – there’s Ronnie and Bill Geier. . .
2nd Platoon troopers, Idoluis Casares from Texas, Willie McTear from Las Vegas and Big Bob Ehlert from Minnesota, getting ready for another patrol out of Dong Tam – April, 1967.