In a Land Far, Far Away

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In a Land Far, Far Away

In a land far, far away the US Military during 1966 builds its force in-country to 385,000 men in Vietnam plus, an additional 60,000 sailors stationed off shore. Part of that build-up was our additional MACV-SOG (Military Assistance Command – Special Operation Group) to help in the war effort against North Vietnam. This was the beginning of a serious build-up of personnel to a high of  536,100. Of this number 66% were volunteers and 34% were drafted.

After many years I am going through some old 35 mm slides of that era and converting them to a digital format. The slides that follow are a few that has been converted and that I thought might be of some interest.

The photo below is of my cousin Denny and I. Denny was in the Marines Forced Recon and I was attached to MACV-SOG. What are the odds that we would see each other during a joint operation. Until that moment I wasn’t aware the Denny was in Vietnam.

Denny and Jeff - Vietnam 1966
Captured Weapon

Captured Weapon

Back at Base Camp Jeff Playing to the Camera

 

Long Range Reconaissance Patrol (LRRP)

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About the Author:

LVH
Jeff and Jane Daley started their careers in real estate after taking early retirement from the corporate world in October of 1999. Their success is achieved by way of their core values. MILITARY SERVICE: Jeff is a Vietnam combat veteran and served in in the US Army. He served with distinction, and received multiple citations.