1970 Photo Index

    Maurice Brakeman Photos

 1) Operation 1-70 FOB Bunard

 2) Operation 2-70 FOB Bunard

 3) Stand Down after 2-70 Bunard

 4) Operation 3-70 FOB Mai Loc

 5) Stand Down after 3-70 Mai Loc

 6) Operation 4-70 FOB Mai Loc

 

Operation 1-70 (Saber and Spurs) FOB Bunard - Page 1
02/11/70 - 03/11/70

Narrative:
SABER AND SPURS!! What a bunch of BS. We had an Armored Cav LTC named Moore who was OIC of Delta then. The powers that be, at the time, heaped untold humiliation on us for being different. But, I digress.
The FOB was just off the PSP airstrip of an A Camp in lower III Corps named Bunard. The AO was around the area of the Song (river) Dong Nai, specifically the area of two long loops in the river jokingly called the Big and Little Penis'. The area was rather flat with a lot of bamboo forests and high grass plains. This made commo good with no mountains and valleys to block transmissions. As I recall, Nui Bah Den (Black Virgin Mtn) could be seen in the distance to the SW, rising straight up out of the flatland. The operation was in full swing by the time I got back in country and MSG Robinette got me assigned back to B-52, Project Delta. I shouldn't have been surprised to see an old buddy from 67 still there, SSG Jay Graves. There were also two old hands I'd only heard legendary stories about, SFC Andre St. Laurent and SSG Joe Alderman.

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All photos Copyright 2004 Maurice Brakeman

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