705 Photos - Oct 6, 2006
Photo: Steaming along Wide Open (10 knots) Cargo,  Precious, 74 pallets of Beer bond for Don Tam 9th Infantry Base deep in the Mekong Delta.  Gov Kirk of Florida sent us a Florida Flag for each of our 14 LCM  8's and told us to win the war?Photo: The Patch of the 231stPhoto: 231st flying the FL Flags sent by Gov Kirk to our unit.  Note the shoreline.  Kind of ambush looking?Photo: Photo: Local Fisherman showing off a Tarpon at Vung Tau South China Sea.Photo: Phil Skelton, Tom Twitty, Russ King picking up our home to be for the next year.Photo: Roger Kennedy with 1st KillPhoto: 1968 LCM 16 Crew 
Back  Roger Kennedy, Russ King, Jon Cameron, Phil Skelton  -  Front Tom Twitty, Bob ReidPhoto: The Delta was our running area (botttom)Photo: The Mekong Delta AreaPhoto: Photo: Photo: This was the man with the St. Pete Times
George Sweers
Anybody know where George is?Photo: Photo: Photo: Digital StillCameraPhoto: Digital StillCameraPhoto: Digital StillCameraPhoto: Photo: Photo: Published Photo by T.J. Twitty April 1969Photo: Digital StillCameraPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Digital StillCameraPhoto: Digital StillCameraPhoto: Photo: Taking on a load of Beer for delivery to Out Bases in the Delta.  Desired Cargo for sure.Photo: Who is that taking a leak?Photo: A direct hit on a fuel farm.Photo: Our Motto !Photo: A little down time at Vung Tau Beach
Tom TwittyPhoto: Emilio Lopez, Bob Cole, George DavesPhoto: Mail Delivery ? Must be late in our tour for the FL Flag is all ripped up.Photo: Some of our on-board weponsPhoto: Rocket Attack drect hit on fuel farm.Photo: Initial Crew - Top L to R -  Roger Kennedy, Russ King, Big John Cameron, Phil Skelton,  Front L to R  Tom Twitty, Robert ReidPhoto: Crew of ::CM8 Hull #8236 (Cockswain Phil Skelton 1968-69Photo: Sgt. Stan CidlowskiPhoto: Another Units Mike Boat (tub) with gas barrels.
Floating Bomb..  Beer was desired cargo.Photo: Sometime in 1968 Mekong Delta on a troop pickup mission.
TomTwitty on Honeywell Grenade Launcher. 
"Bad Ass  Area" crew in the Well Deck with lots of ammo around and Sand Bags. We even had our flak jackets on....  Where were we?  Edit if you know.  Looks like Staff Sergeant Stan Cidlowski running the mission.Photo: Looks nice smells bad.Photo: Mike Conway's Unit PatchPhoto: Cpt. Mike Conway Chopper Pilot who watched over the 231 st from above.  Buddy of David Coe'sPhoto: Chopper Pilot WO Mike Conway with 231st fellow trooper  231st,  Dave Coe.  1968 South Vietnam.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Another Rocket Attack on fuel farm.Photo: Some action in the distance?Photo: Twitty on 50 Cal, note armor plate (two layers with sand in center, plus RPG rebar detonators.  Gym Lockers held small arms and ammo.Photo: Front: Twitty, Skelton, Back: King, Reid, Kennedy, CameronPhoto: No Place to turn around! Sitting ducks with teeth.  Cambodia in background.  Tri Ton canal? Don't get caught at night.Photo: Who is this?Photo: Photo: Ski DomzalskiPhoto: Ski DomzalskiPhoto: Top Russ King with camera, Bottom Dan Fancher doing a little painting.Photo: Photo: Ski DomzalskiPhoto: Sgt. Bobby (bullet) ColePhoto: Photo: Photo: Labar and HendersonPhoto: Hollywood Bobby ColePhoto: Photo: Photo: Harris just before he machined gun the dog.Photo: Dan Murphy, Chet NadowskiPhoto: And he became a Plumber Supply Guy!Photo: Bobby Cole with some dinner.Photo: Norm Cameron, Labar, Glen (Tink) Crosby planning?Photo: Homer Alen looking at a good meal.Photo: Late Night Downtime for Tom and George.
Our version of "Bad Asses"..Photo: Who are these men and what are they doing?Listening to a little Janus Joplin and passing the pipe...Photo: Photo: Photo: I don't know about these guys?Photo: Crew of ::CM8 Hull #8236 (Cockswain Phil Skelton 1968-69Photo: Frank RylePhoto: Photo: Jim Sanders navigating on "Bud Fuel".Photo: Frisbee game with some local kids at Dong Tam base.  The kids were great and loved the GI'sPhoto: High End House BoatPhoto: Tn-HutPhoto: Our cover chopperPhoto: Obscenity in the air?  Who wrote Fuck The Army?Photo: Cement spill clean-up at destination. Looks like someone shot our flag?Photo: Looks bad!Photo: Sangster & CompanyPhoto: Chopper Cover restingPhoto: Look out there goes the cementPhoto: Our Phone Booth.  We could call home on Ham Radio from these cargo ships.Photo: Little rocket action, Note our supply shack in foregroundPhoto: Custom ShitterPhoto: Sangster checking barge tow.  Note 55 gal drum for shitter in Well Deck.  Blue Box is Beer Cooler.Photo: Clearing the area before blowing up the recovered and damaged ordinance.Photo: Navy Seals needed a lift to a spoil bank to brow up some captured and damaged ordinance. Always a fun cargo to carry on our boats. Was this 4th of July?Photo: More of same stuff.Photo: Clear the Area for it is going to Blow!Photo: Our Boats Office with offical meeting on how to steal some beer being planned.  (Reid, Skelton, Kennedy)Photo: 2 Water Buffalo GaragePhoto: Delta VillagePhoto: Twitty getting massage by our Chief Boy somewhere near CambodiaPhoto: Lets get the hell out!  "Rocket Attack"Photo: Brother, lets line up some round eyes!Photo: Carlos and Patricia Santana at the 35th reunion Sirata Beach Resort, St. Pete Bch.  2002Photo: Jim Kelly and wife at 35th reunion 2002Photo: This is the way it ought to be!
"Women, get the gas on the boat!"Photo: Now this is production!
Roll that gas!Photo: Traffic Jam!Photo: Hope we don't piss off any Brothers flying that flag?Photo: Navy Riverine LST support in main river.Photo: We carried stuff?Photo: This is a classic with Homer Allen giving the one finger salute at Aussy Beach when he got cut off of the beer.Photo: Photo: Photo: What the hell was happening? We never wore this stuff and what's with the guitar?Photo: What a pose!Photo: Some good suff for the grill, looks like corn and beer?Photo: Photo: Bucky Zeigler (top) with old truck he found and fixed up.   Departed this world 2006 after a battle of Lung Cancer from Agent OrangePhoto: Larry Acre in his TigersPhoto: Photo: Must have stopped for some food stuff??Photo: Jim Sanders, Sgt Armstrong (Top) Bob Cole (Bullet)Photo: Larry Acree cleaning his M60 ?Photo: Dave Coe knew how to relax in War..Photo: Larry Acree on GuardPhoto: SmilePhoto: Rick McCormick, George Sales, Bob AmmonPhoto: Photo: Tom Twitty & George Davis teaching kids a song.Photo: Tom Twitty getting his singers ready for a verse.Photo: Bob Cole (bullet) cleaning the bilge.  Nasty!Photo: Tracy Pressner and Bob Cole on guard.Photo: The Sales Brothers, George and KeithPhoto: Photo: KC Smith relaxing and Miller guarding Bud SignPhoto: Captured AKPhoto: The name speaks for it's self....Photo: Nice CoolerPhoto: Smiling Frankie Torries before he was shot in the ass by Jack Gowdy.Photo: Capt. Reily handing out M16'sPhoto: Tagged and ready to die for their county (almost).Photo: Ken Waters 231st Company Clerk on RightPhoto: Mean Looking Major with Sgt. Davidson and Top (Armstrong) Looking on.Photo: Some kind of Cargo being delivered to outpost.Photo: Lets hitch a rid to VD VillagePhoto: Rocket Attack did this.  Dong Tam ammo dump blew up.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Coe, Crosby, Ammon, Sales showing off FL Flag ( the 1st 2 are pushing daisey's)Photo: Photo: Outpost deep in the Delta.  How would you like to spend the night here?Photo: FISHINGPhoto: Bugs are bad ass.Photo: Photo: DinnerPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Max load for one of our boats.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Nice flying weather!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Bad Ass Area'sPhoto: A fricken ArmadaPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Saving fuel ?Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Honeywell Gernade Launcher Hand Cranked.. Cool Stuff for close in combat along rivers and canels.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Sgt. Stam Cidlowski dong breakfast.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Sons and Daughters of Viet Cong ??Photo: Photo: Photo: The enemy?Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Mean Ass River War Machine !Photo: One Fucked up Chopper!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Holding down headquarters..Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Phil Eaton (Piffis Pin)Photo: Piffis Pin after knife fight at NCO Bar sent to office duty.Photo: Photo: Catching a little sun!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Looks like trouble?Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Delivery at Vung Tau.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Siagon Yacht Club 1968Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Sigon Yacht Club 1968Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Last Boat Ride !Photo: Mekong Riverine BasePhoto: Photo: