Photographs, 1967 - 1968
First Platoon, “A” Company, First of the Eighth Cavalry Regiment, First Air Cavalry Division
 


Members of A Company, First of the Eighth Cavalry, Salute Their Dead (1967)

Color Photographs
     
 
Larry Winslow   Larry Winslow
Larry Winslow with a Steak Dinner at An Khê   Larry Winslow Seated in a Scout Chopper at An Khê (?)
Early May, 1967   Early May, 1967
     
 
Michael Dyess   Michael Dyess
Doc Cushing Administering Care to a Vietnamese Girl   John Salmieri and an Unidentified Soldier
Sin City, An Khê, May, 1967   May, 1967
     
 
Wayne Westenberger   Michael Dyess
Ronald H. Gunsaulas (June 21, 1947 - May 12, 1975)   Ron Gunsaulas Wearing a .45 Pistol
An Khê, May, 1967   LZ English (?), 1967
     
  Baseball Record of Richard E. Sadler (b. 1946)

PositionPitcherBats: Right, Throws: Right, Height: 6' 2", Weight: 205 lb.

Year Age Team Level Aff G GS CG W-L W-L%
1965 19 Tampa A CIN 27 26 10 13-7 0.650
1966 20 Peninsula A CIN 28 27 7 11-12 0.478
Vietnam, 1967 - 1968
1969 23 3 Teams AA-A PHI 31 26 12 13-10 0.565
1969 23 Spartanburg A PHI 29 25 11 13-9 0.591
1969 23 Raleigh-Durhamam A PHI 1 0 0 0-0
1969 23 Reading AA PHI 1 1 1 0-1 0
1970 24 Spartanburg A PHI 13 9 4 4-5 0.444
All Levels (4) 99 88 33 41-34 0.547

Year IP SHO ERA H R ER HR BB SO HR9 BB9 SO9
1965 175 4 2.21 139 59 43 2 55 124 0.1 2.8 6.4
1966 175 1 4.01 182 101 78 10 68 107 0.5 3.5 5.5
Vietnam, 1967 - 1968
1969 193 2 3.22 202 84 69 11 57 89 0.5 2.7 4.2
1969 185 2 3.11 188 78 64 10 56 86 0.5 2.7 4.2
1969 1 0 9 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 9
1969 7 0 5.14 12 5 4 1 1 2 1.3 1.3 2.6
1970 75 0 4.56 100 50 38 7 24 45 0.8 2.9 5.4
All 618 7 3.32 623 294 228 30 204 365 0.4 3 5.3
Larry Winslow  
Richard E. Sadler and Larry Winslow in the Field  

On the backside of this photograph is written: "Richard E. Saddler Pro. baseball picture [pitcher] & me. He is in Tokyo in the Hospital with a broken pelvis." On the basis of what is said in the DSJs, this happened on 30 May 1967, when he fell off a boulder.

 
Early May, 1967  
     
 
Larry Winslow   Larry Winslow
The Hird USO Show at An Khê

The band is Pam Hird's Herd from New South Wales, Australia, playing New Orleans jazz. Pamela and Llew Hird played for Australian and US forces during their Vietnam tour.

Early May, 1967
     
 
Larry Winslow   Larry Winslow
The Audience Reacts to the USO Show at An Khê   Part of the Audience of the USO Show at An Khê

Left to right: name forgotten, Marciso Alcala (?), three unidentified.

 

This is the seating area for officers and senior NCOs.

Early May, 1967   Early May, 1967
     
 
Larry Winslow   Larry Winslow
The Hird USO Show at An Khê

Pamie Hird is on the trumpet; Llew Hird on the trombone; and Bill Brunskill on the banjo.

Early May, 1967
     
 
Larry Winslow   Larry Winslow
The Hird USO Show at An Khê   The Mess Hall at An Khê
During one show (probably not this one), the LZ was attacked by VC mortars and Pam was awarded an honorary Purple Heart.  

On May 16 at 0320 hours, an NCO encountered a tiger lurking behind this mess hall. It sauntered off towards the perimeter. See this map.

Early May, 1967   Probably the early morning of May 16, 1967
     
 
Larry Winslow   Larry Winslow
Other Buildings Near the Mess Hall at An Khê

These photos of other buildings at An Khê were also shot in the early morning. The left picture shows the HQ building for A 1/8 Cavalry. In the right picture, Hong Con mountain can be seen in the background behind this unidentified building.

   
Probably the early morning of May 16, 1967
     
 
Larry Winslow   Larry Winslow
One of Our Machine Guns Crossing a Small Stream
The Gunner is Probably Followed by Jerry Prater and "Hand Grenade" Brown
May, 1967
   
 
Jerry Prater   Jerry Prater
Jerry Prater "Hard Core" Pose   The First Platoon on a Beach at the South China Sea
May/June, 1967   May/June, 1967
     
 
Wall of Faces   Wall of Faces
James Edward Hoeweler   James Hoeweler
1967   1967
     
 
Jerry Prater   Jerry Prater
Jerry Prater Shaving in the Boonies   Jerry Prater in the Field
May/June, 1967   May/June, 1967
   
 
Richard Dieterle   Richard Dieterle
Hueys on LZ English   The Helicopter Pad on LZ English
Late May, 1967   Late May, 1967
     
 
Richard Dieterle   Richard Dieterle
The Cockpit of a Huey   The Bay of a Huey
Late May, 1967   Late May, 1967
   
 
Jerry Prater   Jerry Prater
A Gunship on LZ English
May/June, 1967
     
 
Larry Winslow   Wayne Westenberger
A Huey on an Unidentified LZ   A Confederate Tank
The inscription on its nose seems to read "244 Aviation" with a winged yellow crest as yet unidentified.   This tank is flying the St. Andrews battle flag of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.
1967   1967
   
 
Jerry Prater   Jerry Prater
Don "Truck" Schmidt with His M-79 Grenade Launcher   The Platoon on LZ English Awaiting Helicopter Transport

May/June, 1967

  May/June, 1967
     
 
Jerry Prater   Jerry Prater
Unidentified LZ (Ollie ?)   Evacuation of a Squad after a Cordon Operation
Sgt. Larry Gene Douglas in the Foreground
Late May, 1967   Late May, 1967
     
 
Jerry Prater   Jerry Prater
The Platoon Moving
Through the An Lão Mountains
  House and Archuleta (Talking), Larry E. Nunn (Reclining),
Robert  F. Cerny (?)
May/June, 1967   May/June, 1967
     
 
Jerry Prater   Jerry Prater
The Rock Formation Leading to a Pool
(Site of a Friendly Fire Incident)
  The Vietnamese Police Checking a Village
after a Platoon Cordon Operation
(q. v.)
Late May, 1967   Late May, 1967
     
 
Jerry Prater   Jerry Prater
Jerry Prater   Jerry Prater and Marciso R. Alcala
May/June, 1967   May/June, 1967
     
 
Michael Dyess   Wayne Westenberger
Westenburger, Washburn, Schmidt,
Dyess, and Winslow (Standing)
  The First Platoon on a Beach
by the South China Sea

A small sump is seen in the center with C-ration trash in it. This is probably a break taken during a barbwire stringing detail on an LZ.

   
May/June, 1967   Date Unknown
     
 
Michael Dyess   Jerry Prater
Michael Dyess, with Camouflage on His Hands and Face,
Manning a .50 Caliber Machine Gun on LZ Pony
  Flooded Rice Paddies
by LZ Pony
June 2-7, 1967   June 2-4, 1967
     
 
Jerry Prater   Jerry Prater
Larry Winslow, Before "Hard Core" Pose   Larry Winslow, "Hard Core" Pose
LZ Pony, June 2-4, 1967   LZ Pony, June 2-4, 1967
     
 
Jerry Prater   Jerry Prater
Jerry Prater Eating C-Ration in Front of a Poncho Tent   Villagers by the Lai Giang River (?)
Early June, 1967   Early June, 1967
     
 
Jerry Prater   Jerry Prater
Jerry Prater in Thach Long (2) with Kids   An Unidentified Soldier in Thach Long (2) with Kids

On June 7, the DSJ (for 1530 hours) says, "A boy tells "A" Company that 2 NVA spent the night in his village at 840800.” The Company set up in Thach Long (2) for an hour and a half while artillery was called in on the suspected NVA position, after which the Company was flown back to LZ Pony.

June 7, 1967
     
 
Jerry Prater   Jerry Prater
A View of Đầm An Khê Lagoon from Sang Mountain   A Boat Docked on the Opposite Shore of the Lai Giang River (?)
Coördinates ca. 883250, Azimuth 50° (NE), June 13-18, 1967   Summer, 1967
     
 
Larry Winslow   Larry Winslow
Flying by LZ English to its South, Binh Dinh Province
June 19 (?), 1967
     
 
Larry Winslow   Larry Winslow
Flight to the Coast, Binh Dinh Province

The photo on the right is of a segment of the Lai Giang River just to the east of Bong Son. The high point on the ridge to the center right bears the Army map coördinates of 898956 (14.427523, 109.045247) as shown on the Map. Behind the tip of the front rotor blade of the trailing chopper is the town of Bong Son lost in the mist.

June 19 (?), 1967
     
 
Larry Winslow   Larry Winslow
Aerial Views of a Hamlet and Rice Paddy Networks, Binh Dinh Province
June 19 (?), 1967
     
 
Larry Winslow   Larry Winslow
Flight Over the Coast, Binh Dinh Province

This coastline can be identified on contemporary aerial photos. The edge of the shore to the left is at coördinates 930154 and extends to 926167, and the second picture extends from 928152 to 924186. The helicopter formation is gaining altitude to make a left turn to fly over the mountains about 4 klts. farther north (see Map). The dark patch of jungle on the summit of the distant mountain is a point of correlation between the two pictures.

June 19 (?), 1967
     
 
Michael Dyess   Michael Dyess
Gunsaulas and Winslow in the Field   Gunsaulas, Douglas, Larry Johnson, House, and Unidentified
June/July, 1967   June/July (?), 1967
     
                                                    Larry Winslow
Members of the First Platoon Getting Ready for Duties on LZ English

① Unidentified, ② Unidentified, ③ Don “Truck” Schmidt, ④ Unidentified, ⑤ Probably Ed House, ⑥ Larry Nunn (?), ⑦ Jerry Prater, ⑧ Wayne Westenberger, ⑨ Larry Johnson, ⑩ Robert F. Cerny, ⑪ Unidentified, ⑫ Unidentified, ⑬ Doc Don Ferguson, ⑭ Occluded, ⑮ Joe Archuleta, ⑯ Cliff Veazie, ⑰ Phil Gibson, ⑱ Richard “Deacon” Dieterle, ⑲ Platoon Sergeant Robert L. Prock.

This is a picture of about half of the First Platoon. The LZ is English, where the photo was shot at an azimuth of 173°, just east of true south, at about 0809 hours, sun time (see Illustration). Due to a singular dust mark found on a half dozen photos and shared by this one, this picture can be dated sometime near July 2. The DSJs show that the First Platoon was at English for the first time on June 26, and didn't return until July 21, so the earlier date seems preferable. The Platoon was sent in from the field, but not for a rest, as was hoped, but for duties, in this case, probably starting with erecting the tent seen to the formation's left. Most of us were hoping instead to visit Bong Son.

LZ English, Probably June 26, 1967

 
Larry Winslow   Larry Winslow

An NVA Captive being Bound

Purple smoke has been popped to mark the spot for an incoming chopper designated to pick up the POWs. A second captive is being held by the soldier in the background, but is occluded by the central American figure. The watch appears to read 9:45.

 

Two NVA Captives

The soldier in the background is holding up his hands in order to signal an incoming chopper (out of view) where he should land. The two prisoners will have been put on board and sent to LZ English. The Americans in these two photos have not been identified.

July 2 (?), 1967   July 2 (?), 1967
     
 
Larry Winslow   Larry Winslow
Three NVA POWs   Schmidt, Alcala, and House Setting Up for the Night
July 2 (?), 1967   June or July, 1967
     
 
Wayne Westenberger   Wayne Westenberger
Tanks Entering the
Outskirts of a Village
  Elements of “A” Co. Walk Down a Rice Paddy
Accompanied by Tanks

The First Platoon of “A” Co. operated with tanks, according to the DSJs, on the following dates: July 2, 4, 18, Aug. 21-22, 28, and Sept. 1, 1967.

     
 
Wayne Westenberger   Wayne Westenberger
Tanks Seen Through Thick Foliage

The First Platoon of “A” Co. operated with tanks, according to the DSJs, on the following dates: July 2, 4, 18, Aug. 21-22, 28, and Sept. 1, 1967.

     
     
 
Jerry Prater   Larry Winslow
Jerry Prater Just Outside the Perimeter of LZ Geronimo (?)   First Light, LZ Geronimo (?) from the OP Position
June 30 - July 12, 1967   July, 1967
   
 
Jerry Prater   Jerry Prater
View of LZ Geronimo

The smoke in the distance near the center of the picture is rising from the firefight at Túy An (1) that was taking place at this time.

  Bunkers Flanking the Road Out of LZ Geronimo

At the center of the picture can be seen an armored vehicle, probably an APC, coming up the road towards the entrance to the LZ.

July 2, 1967   June 30 - July 12, 1967
     
 
Jerry Prater   Jerry Prater
Jerry Prater Behind the Machine Gun on LZ Geronimo   Jerry Prater on a Bunker at LZ Geronimo
June 30 - July 12, 1967   June 30 - July 12, 1967
     
 
Michael Dyess   Michael Dyess
Douglas, Ferguson, Dyess, and Washburn Eating Popcorn Made in Washburn's Helmet
July (?), 1967
     
 
Michael Dyess   © 1967 Don Ferguson
Michael Dyess, Doc Don Ferguson,
and Don "Truck" Schmidt Eating C-Rations by a Pool
  An Infantryman’s View
of a Huey’s Cockpit
Date Unknown   1967 - 1968
   
 
Richard Dieterle   Richard Dieterle
Giddings and Heath   Richard "The Deacon" Dieterle
LZ Two Bits, July 26-31, 1967   LZ Two Bits, July 26-31, 1967
   
 
Richard Dieterle   Richard Dieterle
Sales Girl at the Concertina Wire   The Little Sister of the Sales Girl
LZ Two Bits, July 26-31, 1967   LZ Two Bits, July 26-31, 1967
     
 
Richard Dieterle   Richard Dieterle
Heath and Yelland Just Before a Rock Shelter was Blown Up   Suspected Enemy Cornfield in the Mountains
August 4, 1967   August 4, 1967
     
 
Richard Dieterle   Jerry Prater
CP Set-Up, Montagnards being Interviewed   Richard Dieterle at the Machine Gun Emplacement
August 4, 1967   August 4, 1967
     
 
Richard Dieterle   Richard Dieterle
Burning Off Grass to Improve the Field of Fire   "Charlie-Charlie" Landing at the White Plain

Usually jungle and grass were simply too wet to ignite, but here it is dry enough to be set aflame with WP mortar rounds. This was done to make it difficult for the enemy to approach our positions at 736148.

  "Charlie-Charlie" is phonetic alphabet for "CC," which itself stands for "Command Chopper." This is the helicopter used by the Battalion Commander of the 1/8 Cavalry who is landing at 740150.
August 4, 1967   August 5, 1967
     
 
Richard Dieterle   Richard Dieterle
Shade Tents, White Plain   Popping Red Smoke for Hueys, with Heath in the Foreground
August 5, 1967   August 5, 1967
   
 
Jerry Prater   Jerry Prater
Sgt. Larry Douglas and Edward House   Jerry Prater Standing Near a Grave on the White Plain

At left, Sgt. Douglas and Ed House are preparing for an ambush, as can be seen by the camouflage they have put on their faces. In the photo on the right, Jerry Prater, seen here in front of a grave in the white sands area on the northern outskirts of Hung Nhon, is also wearing camouflage on his face. That night the Second Squad went out on ambush at coördinates 737155.

August 5, 1967
     
 
Larry Winslow   Larry Winslow

Montagnards Inside the Perimeter, An Lão Valley

The DSJ for this date reports that a group of six Montagnards (Hmong), including 2 females and 3 children, advanced towards our perimeter with their hands up as if to surrender. The man standing in the center, who appears to be in uniform and wears a badge over his left pocket, is acting as a translator. Many of the Montagnards were starving and persecuted by the Communist troops, and as a result, sought assistance from American forces. They are seen eating C Rations, some boxes of which are in the area. In the second picture they appear to be sighting the helicopter that is going to pick them up.

Coördinates 736155, ca. 0830 hrs., Aug. 6, 1967
     
 
Larry Winslow   Larry Winslow
Roger Root and Larry Winslow in the Field   Roger Root and Marciso Alcala in the Field
prior to Aug. 21, 1967   prior to Aug. 21, 1967
     
 
Larry Winslow   Larry Winslow
"Truck" Schmidt in the Field
prior to Aug. 21, 1967

                                                                                    Larry Winslow
“Coming up from the Valley”
1967

 
 
Richard Dieterle   Richard Dieterle
Jerry Prater, Heath, and Joe Washington   Richard Waller
August, 1967   August, 1967
 
                                            Jerome Church
Richard Dieterle, Roger Root, Wayne Robert Westenberger, and "Truck" Schmidt by the South China Sea
Prior to August 21, 1967
     
 
Larry Winslow   Larry Winslow
Larry Winslow and Roger Root
in a Hamlet near the Sea
  "Truck" Schmidt
in a Hamlet near the Sea
Late June or Early July, 1967   Late June or Early July, 1967
     
 
Jerry Prater   Michael Dyess
Jerry Prater with a CIDG or ARVN   P. Sgt. Robert L. Prock Reclining on a Log in the Jungle
Late July or Late August, 1967   August, 1967
     
 
Michael Dyess   Jerry Prater
"Truck" Schmidt with a Bird in His Hand   A Myna Bird on Top of a Bunker on LZ Sandra

Both of these birds are Common Mynas (Acidotheres tristis), a relative of the Starling. They are omnivorous and eat most of the foods eaten by humans, and frequent our houses and garbage dumps. They are the only known creature for whom C-rations are an appealing meal.

Prior to Sept., 1967   Aug. 7 - 15, 1967
     
 
Larry Winslow   Richard Dieterle
Wayne Westenberger, Sgt. Michael Washburn,
and Roger Root on LZ Sandra
  Richard Dieterle at LZ Sandra
Aug. 7 - 15, 1967   August 12, 1967
   
 
Richard Dieterle   Michael Dyess
Scene of Root’s Death, Large Hooch in the Distance   Ruins of the Blasted and Bulldozed Hooch Where Root was Shot

This was shot where my machine gun was posted at the opposite end of the village, Liêu An (1). The tank can be made out with some difficulty to the right of the hooch above which is a column of gray smoke. See the Map showing this action.

 

The small pile of debris on which the body of the NVA killed in this action by Gunsaulas was later set afire, and was about where the flames may be seen in this photo. See the two accounts of Root's death (1, 2).

August 21, 1967   August 21, 1967
     
 
Michael Dyess   Michael Dyess
The Bulldozer in Action at Liêu An (1) Where Root was Shot   The Bulldozed Area at Liêu An (1)

The scene at left is the plowing of the area where the underground hospital complex was located in Liêu An (1), centered on the building where Root was killed and Gunzaulas wounded. It was the general opinion of those present at the Cav Reunion at Branson in October 2015 that the right picture shows that same plowed up area. Jerry Prater is sceptical since no one in this formation has either web gear or weapon. Close examination shows that the group is being led in prayer, as everyone's head is bowed and some are even kneeling.

August 21, 1967
     
 
Larry Winslow   Larry Winslow
Alcala (Left Center) and Two Others
at the South China Sea, Binh Dinh Province
  Michael Dyess at the South China Sea,
Binh Dinh Province
Monsoon Season, September 15 (?), 1967   Monsoon Season, September 15 (?), 1967
     
 
Larry Winslow   Larry Winslow
Winslow Digging in on the Beach
Monsoon Season, September 15 (?), 1967
     
 
Jerry Prater   Wayne Westenberger
Thick Foliage   A Tank on LZ Willie (?)

A few figures (center left) of the advancing First Platoon can be made out through the thick foliage of the An Lão Mountains somewhere between coördinates 742997 and 747027.

 

What appears to be the Lai Giang River is in the background with large rice paddies more to the foreground. The armored vehicle seems to be a tank rather than a duster.

September 21, 1967   September 16-30, 1967
     
 
Wayne Westenberger   Wayne Westenberger
Equipment Stacked on Willie Bridge   Two US Soldiers with Vietnamese Conical Hats on Willie Bridge
September 23, 1967   September 23, 1967
     
 
Wayne Westenberger   Wayne Westenberger
Children Visiting the Men on Willie Bridge   Willie Bridge

This is the bridge, later renamed "Yellen Bridge," where the firefight of September 24 occurred. Westenberger's squad was guarding the bridge the day before (see Map).

September 23, 1967   September 23, 1967
     
                                             Jerome Church
Winslow, Alcala, Wade, Schmidt, Westenberger with Local Children on Willie Bridge
September 23, 1967
     
 
Larry Winslow   Larry Winslow
Jerry Weiland of Chicago, Illinois   An Artillery Round Exploding in the Field

A large enemy bunker can be seen emerging from the hedge row in the background. The bunkers were a couple of years old and had not been used in the interim. At this time the An Lão Valley was largely abandoned and the dikes and fields can be seen in this set of photos to be overrun by grass.

Outside LZ Mustang, Oct. 12 (?), 1967
     
 
Larry Winslow   Larry Winslow
Larry Winslow Checking His M-16   Larry Winslow Sitting on an Old Dike
Outside LZ Mustang, Oct. 12 (?), 1967
     
 
Larry Winslow   Larry Winslow
Alcala Drinking from His Canteen in the Field   "Truck" Schmidt Taking a Cigarette Break

There is an old enemy bunker just behind Alcala's head about 20 meter away.

   
Outside LZ Mustang, Oct. 12 (?), 1967   Outside LZ Mustang, Oct. 12 (?), 1967
     
 
Larry Winslow   Larry Winslow
View of an Outhouse on LZ Mustang   Unidentified Soldier (Nelson ?), LZ Mustang

This outhouse was largely made from boards taken from discarded ammo boxes. A recoilless rifle can be seen set up behind the outhouse.

 

The hill in the background on the reverse side of its summit, is the site upon which LZ Tape was built.

October 11-31, 1967   October 11-31, 1967
     
 
Larry Winslow   Larry Winslow
Unidentified Soldier, LZ Mustang   Marciso Alcala (Center) and Two Others, LZ Mustang
October 11-31, 1967   October 11-31, 1967
     
 
Larry Winslow   Wayne Westenberger
Alcala Eating a Chicken Dinner on LZ Mustang   Wayne Westenberger with a Hamlet in the Background
October 25, 1967   1967
     
 
                           Wayne Westenberger                             Wayne Westenberger 
John Patrick Giddings   Michael Dyess
1967   1967
     
 
Wayne Westenberger   Wayne Westenberger
House, Gunsaulas, Westenberger, Douglas (?), Washburn   Westenberger, Washburn, Wimberly
1967   1967
     
 
Wayne Westenberger   Wayne Westenberger
Operating with APCs of the 50th Mech at Đai Đong
December 7-9, 1967
     
 
Michael Dyess   Wayne Westenberger
Lt. Jerome Church with Larry Nunn in the Background   Two Men Digging in on a Bald Hill Top

Lt. Church was the Platoon Leader for the First Platoon. Since the film was developed in Jan., 1968, the photo must have been shot in December or early January. The LZ can therefore be determined by exclusion.

  The two men are unidentified. The settngs on the camera left the exposure too bright to be fully restored.
LZ Mustang, December 27 - January 5, 1968   Date and place unknown
     
     
 © 1968 Don Ferguson  © 1968 Don Ferguson
A Flying Crane   A Huey Landing in a Swirl of Red Smoke
1968   1968
     
                                                          Patrick Skinner
The Leadership of “A” Company, 1/8th Cavalry
Kneeling (Center): Capt. Tom McAndrews (CO)
Standing (L. to R.): Lts. Roger Moore (1st Platoon), Art Bond (F. O.), Dallas Owens (2d Platoon),
Jim Batch (XO), Gary Anderson (3d Platoon), Pat Skinner (4th Platoon)
LZ Sharon (?), Quảng Trị Provence
January, 1968
 
                                               Thomas McAndrews
A Second Photo of the Leadership of “A” Company, 1/8th Cavalry
LZ Sharon (?), Quảng Trị Provence
January, 1968
 
 
© 1968 Don Ferguson   © 1968 Don Ferguson
A Chinook Landing on a Hill
Lieutenant Skinner in the Foreground
  Lt. Skinner,
First Platoon Leader
January 26 - February 13, 1968   January 26 - February 13, 1968
     
 
© 1968 Don Ferguson   © 1968 Don Ferguson
Pausing on the Top of a Hill,
Lt. Skinner with His Back to the Camera
  An EOD Team (?) Responding
to a Booby Trap (?) Seen in the Foreground
January 26 - February 13, 1968   1968
     
 
© 1968 Don Ferguson   © 1968 Don Ferguson
Doc Ferguson with Helmet Camouflage   A Mountain Stream in the Highlands of I Corps
January 26 - February 13, 1968   January 26 - February 13, 1968
     
 
© 1968 Don Ferguson   © 1968 Don Ferguson
Two-Seven Mike, Clyde E. Rhinehart (Far Left)
Calling in Artillery
  (Left to Right) Clyde Rhinehart and Ronald D. Smoot on LZ
Pedro (?) Just Prior to Rhinehart’s Death During a Rocket Attack
February (?), 1968   February 5 - 10, 1968
     
 
Patrick Skinner   Larry Nunn
Gunzaulas (Glasses) and Others at a Buddhist Temple
at Thôn Như Lê, Trieu Hai, Quang Tri
  Ed House at a Buddhist Temple Complex,
at Thôn Như Lê, Trieu Hai, Quang Tri
February 2, 1968   February 2, 1968
     
 
Patrick Skinner   Patrick Skinner
Doc (Schaller ?) Chowing Down   Lt. Skinner Chowing Down in the Field
February, 1968   February, 1968
     
 
Patrick Skinner   Patrick Skinner
Artillery
at LZ Pedro or Sharon
  Villagers during a Cordon Mission
at Thôn Như Lê (?), Trieu Hai, Quang Tri
February, 1968   February 2 (?), 1968
     
 
Patrick Skinner   Patrick Skinner
“A” Co. Officers: Skinner, Unidentified, Battcher, Bond, Unidentified, LZ Pedro, Quảng Trị Provence   Bond and Skinner
in the Field
February 5-14, 1968   February, 1968
     
 
Patrick Skinner   Patrick Skinner
Lts. Skinner, Battcher, and Bond with a Copy of “Mad” Magazine   Lt. Skinner (1st Platoon), and Lt.Anderson (2d Platoon)
February, 1968   February, 1968
     
                                                         Patrick Skinner
Curelli (?) on Operations around LZ Pedro
Early February, 1968
 
                                                      © 1968 Don Ferguson
L to R: Ken Gray, Richard "Deacon" Dieterle, Don "Doc" Ferguson, Ron Smoot
Background: Captain McAndrews (Shirtless)
LZ Pedro, Quảng Trị Provence
February 5-14, 1968

 
                                                              © 1968 Don Ferguson  
A C-130 Landing at LZ Sharon or Betty, Quảng Trị Provence
ca. February 14, 1968
 
                                                  © 1968 Don Ferguson
(L. to R.) Waller, Capt. McAndrews (CO), Lt. Gary Anderson (?), and Unidentified,
Holding a Unit Pride Sign, LZ Betty, Quảng Trị Provence
February 19 - April 5, 1968, Azimuth 270° (W)
 
                                                  Patrick Skinner
Second Photo of the Unit Pride Sign, LZ Betty, Quảng Trị Provence
February 19 - April 5

 
 © 1968 Don Ferguson   © 1968 Don Ferguson
An Overloaded Mule on LZ Betty   A Med Cap Exam
February, 19 - April 5, 1968, Azimuth 310° (NW)   March (?), 1968
     
 
 © 1968 Don Ferguson   © 1967 Don Ferguson
Doc Ferguson on LZ Pedro (?)   Doc Ferguson and the First Platoon at the South China Sea Coast
February, 1968   ca. 1010 hrs., February 16, 1968, Az. 27° (NNE)
     
 
 © 1968 Don Ferguson    © 1968 Don Ferguson
Doc Ferguson at the CP Set Up Near the South China Sea   Doc Ferguson and Friend Near the South China Sea
February 16, 1968, Az. 230° (SW)   ca. 1700 hrs., February 16, 1968, Az. 250° (WSW)
     
 
 © 1968 Don Ferguson   © 1968 Don Ferguson
A Work Shed Attached to a Hootch, Thôn Gía Dẳng (1) ?   (Left to Right) Unidentified, Unidentified, Strauss (?), Doc Ferguson
Probably February 16, 1968   February, 1968
     
 
© 1968 Don Ferguson   © 1968 Don Ferguson
A K-9 Team in the Field   A Soldier Posing in Front of a Coconut Grove
Probably February 29, 1968   1968
     
 
 © 1968 Don Ferguson    © 1968 Don Ferguson
A Football Game on LZ Betty (?)   Doc Ferguson Getting His Hair Cut on LZ Betty (?)
1968   1968
     
 
© 1968 Don Ferguson   © 1968 Don Ferguson
Doc Don Ferguson and an Unidentified Soldier
on LZ Betty (?)
 

Doc Ferguson Flanked by Two Unidentified Soldiers
on LZ Betty (?)

1968   1968

                                                                                    © 1968 Don Ferguson
A Platoon Formation on LZ Betty
1968

 
Larry Nunn   Patrick Skinner
Ed House Sitting on His Helmet   A Chinook Landing in the Field
1968   February, 1968
   
 
Larry Nunn   Larry Nunn
Larry Edward Nunn (January 22, 1947 - July 16, 2015)   Sgt. Nunn on a Search and Destroy Mission
1968   Early March, 1968
     
 
Larry Nunn   Larry Nunn
A View of a Hamlet from the Air
Search and Destroy Mission
  A View of a Hamlet from the Air
Search and Destroy Mission
Early March, 1968   Early March, 1968
     
 
Larry Nunn   Larry Nunn
A Huey Landing with Elements of Co. “A”
Search and Destroy Mission
  A Flight of Hueys Landing with Elements of Co. “A”
Search and Destroy Mission
Early March, 1968   Early March, 1968
     
 
Larry Nunn   Larry Nunn
A Huey Taking Off
Search and Destroy Mission
  Ralph S. Ricedorf
Search and Destroy Mission
Early March, 1968   Early March, 1968
     
 
Larry Nunn   Larry Nunn
A Chinook being Called in by Red Smoke
Search and Destroy Mission
  Nunn with the CP and a Hamlet in the Background
Search and Destroy Mission
Early March, 1968   Early March, 1968
     
                                                 Larry Nunn
The First Platoon Taking a Break with a Hamlet in the Background
Search and Destroy Mission
Early March, 1968
     
 
Larry Nunn   Larry Nunn
The First Platoon Taking a Break
Search and Destroy Mission
  Orwig and Ricedorf
Search and Destroy Mission
Early March, 1968   Early March, 1968
     
                                                 Larry Nunn
A Platoon of “A” Company 1/8 Disembarking a Chinook
March, 1968
     
 
Larry Nunn   Larry Nunn
A Huey in Flight, Showing the Door Gunner   The Deacon, Quảng Trị
March, 1968   March, 1968
     
 
Larry Nunn   Larry Nunn
Wash Eating a Rare Cooked Meal, Quảng Trị   Alcala on an LZ in Quảng Trị
March, 1968   March, 1968
     
 
Larry Nunn   Larry Nunn
Soldier (Name Forgotten), Sitting at the Edge
of a Ferrous, Hard Earth Foxhole, Quảng Trị
 

L. to R.: Strauss (?), Nunn, and One Other (Name Forgotten)
Quảng Trị Provence

March, 1968   March, 1968
     
 
Larry Nunn   Larry Nunn
Wimberly,
A Shâu [A Sầu] Valley
  Ralph Ricedorf Walking Behind a
Typical Tent Made with Ponchos, A Shâu Valley
Late April - Early May, 1968   Late April - Early May, 1968
     
 
Larry Nunn   Larry Nunn
An Air Drop in the A Shâu Valley
Drop Site Marked by White Smoke
  An Air Drop in the A Shâu Valley
Drop Site Marked by White Smoke
Late April - Early May, 1968   Late April - Early May, 1968
   
 
Jerome Church   Richard Dieterle
"Preacher" (?) with Joe Washington (?) in the Background   Richard Lewis Dieterle Just After Training
1968   May 1967
     
                                                                                  Jerry Prater    
“A” Company Banner with New Nickname
After March, 1968
     

Black and White Photographs
     

Awards for Valor
Won by Thomas “Bullet” Bouchard


Jerome Church  
Thomas Donaghy "Bullet" Bouchard (12/8/1947 - 2/11/2000) "Bullet" Bouchard
1967 1990
                                    
 
                                                                                       Michael Dyess
Capt. Tom McAndrews Pinning the Silver Star on "Bullet" Bouchard
December, 1967
     
The Leadership of the First Battalion, Eighth Cavalry
Lt. Col. Chris Dubia is in the Center Flanked by the Company Commanders
LZ Betty (?), Quảng Trị Provence
Probably February, 1968
     
 
Jerome Church   Jerome Church
Terry Johnson (Foreground) and Bouchard   Johnson (Third from the Left) and Two Others
1967/1968   1967
     
 
Virtual Vietnam Veterans Wall of Faces   Jerome Church
Doc Gerrit Schouwburg   Doc Don Ferguson
1966   1967
     
                                                                                      Jerome Church    
The Battalion Commander Giving William B. Thomas (1946 - May 15, 2015) an Award
1967
     
 
Jerome Church   Jerome Church
Richard Waller (Foreground) and Doc Ferguson   Richard Waller
1967   1967
     
 
Jerome Church   Jerome Church
Larry Nunn Pulling Point with a Shotgun   Nunn Toking on a Stogie while Humping the Boonies
1967   1967
     
 
Jerome Church   Jerome Church
Wayne Westenberger at Mail Call   Wayne Westenberger and David Orwig
1967   1968
     
 
Jerome Church   Jerome Church
Larry Douglas and Wayne Westenberger   Curelli
1967   Dec. 7, 1967
   
 
Jerome Church   Jerome Church
Ed House Behind an APC   Dyess and Reynolds
Dec. 7, 1967   1967
     
 
Jerome Church   Jerome Church
Standing: Reynolds, McQuiston, Douglas
Seated: Westenberger, Dyess, Ricedorf
  Joe Washington
1967   1967
     
 
Jerome Church   Jerome Church
Lt. Jerome E. Church, Michael Dyess, and Marciso Alcala   "Truck" Schmidt, Ralph Ricedorf, Lt. Jerome Church
1967   1967
     
 
Jerome Church   Jerome Church
Lt. Jerome Church Shaking Hands with Cpt. Henderson   Captain Henderson
1968   1968
     
 
Jerome Church   Jerome Church
Sgt. Love, Cpt. Henderson, and First Sgt. Franklin   Nelson and "Soul King" Holcombe
1968   1968
     
 
Jerome Church   Jerome Church
A Group from the First Platoon by the South China Sea   Wimberly
Sept. 15 (?), 1967   1967
     
 
Jerome Church   Jerome Church
Father Lucid   An Unidentified Man on an LZ
1967   1967
     
                                          Patrick Skinner
Lt. Patrick Skinner with Villagers,
Thôn Như Lê (?), Trieu Hai, Quang Tri
February 2 (?), 1968
     
 
                              Wall of Faces                                      Wall of Faces
James E. Hoeweler   Leonard E. Borchard, jr.
1965   1966 ?
     
 
                                      Wall of Faces                                       Sue Rice, Wall of Faces
Joseph Archuleta   Allan Ruddell, from His Tombstone
1966 ?   1966 ?
     
 
                                                   Wall of Faces                                      Michael Dyess
Domenico Cacciola   Wimberly During Training
1966   1967
     
 
                                  Wall of Faces                                       Wall of Faces
Larry Winslow   Roger Root
1967   1967
     
 
                         Wall of Faces                                   Wall of Faces
Darrel Bruce Helmke   Lt. Charles John Pape
1968   1968
 
Major General John Irvin Gregg
First Commander of the Eighth Cavalry Regiment, 1866

Selected Photographs from 1966

Photographs from LZ Willie, 1967

Photographs from the October 2015 First Air Cavalry Reunion