Qui Nhon Aug 66 Viet Nam Map
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The contrast of some of these pictures is high because I had to correct for the Ektachrome problem (purplish tint from fading colors).
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The 48th had headed back south with the 101st Airborne to help recover Tuy Hoa after another infamous unit lost it.  We had to wait in Kontum until an LST was available to take us to Tuy Hoa.  Without the 48th ships to maintain, we resorted to make busy activities like mandatory volley ball in the morning for everyone and for half the 390th in the afternoon.  The other half went to town.

We did get involved with a Belgium Missionary Leprosarium which gave us things to keep busy on.  That is a story without pictures.

The next venture for the 390th Traveling Circus was a convoy from Kontum to Qui Nhon.  In Qui Nhon, we were to load onto a LST and travel to Tuy Hoa.  Highway 1 was not in our hands at the time.

The trip from Kontum to Quin Nhon was so exciting that there were no pictures.

There are many stories about this trip including the CWO Slick Tidwell run in with the local Qui Nhon MPs and a Jeep that did not seem to fit normal U.S. Army color schemes.  Look for Tin Lizzie later on.

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Quin Nhon harbor from the LST we were loaded onto.  Some of us setup our cots on top of the trucks.

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Views as we sailed to Tuy Hoa.  Remember the phase "Brown Shoe Army?"  Believe it or not, I actually had a pair of brown boots before the green nylon boots arrived.  I slept on the cab of a deuce-and-a-half.

Some of the excitement along the way was the hovering of a Huey on a CONEX container to drop off mail and beer.

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USS Henry County LST 824 was headed back to the states as soon as they dropped us off in Tuy Hoa.  Unfortunately, they grounded on a sand bar heading into Tuy Hoa and had to spend a couple of days more.  We enjoyed the swimming off of the lowered ramp during this time.  The beer runs helped the crew of the Henry County cope with the delay.