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Da Nang Stoplight

Da Nang Stoplight


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reyes Alvarez 29-Nov-2013 07:32
I drove this at night with a load of 500# bombs. Lots of time we were safer drive through down town Da Nang at night then it was going through the Villages on the main Highway. We would use this area at the height of the 68 and the so called 69 tet offensives.Drove through during the day a few times to Scot out the any thing new that may have been built that we may be ambushed from. I liken it to Mexico around the Arizona boarder. Smelled just as bad. I never saw a cage with a police officer directing traffic. What's missing from this picture are the little buses full of people and most of them hanging out of the bus!
Yvette Ramirez 11-Nov-2013 03:46
Hello Fellow Marine Brother of My Father. My name is Yvette Ramriez. I'm looking to see if anyone remembers my father, Jimmy Ramirez whom served with 1st Marine Division 1st Tank Charlie Company 1st Platoon. He is residing now in Sanderson,Tx, married 41 years, 5 children and 16 grandchildren 2 great-grandchildren. I would be the eldest. My sister and I have been trying to find plenty of information regarding our father. So that he may continue sharing his stories with all of us, so that our children grow to see what their Grandfather has done for our country. I would really appreciate it if could let us know. Here is my email address. yrmz72@ yahoo.com. Hope to hear from you soon. God Bless
AV Guy 16-Sep-2012 20:58
I only went through this intersection once or twice during my tour from June 69-June 70 as I worked in the 80th Group compound between Monkey Mt. and Marble Mt.. It is exactly as I remember it . I have a fuzzy 126 color print from further away as I took it from a moving Dodge 1 1/4 as I thought it would be funny to show the family back in the world.
Guest 22-Nov-2011 11:00
I went down a lot of streets in Danang daily and do not recall seeing a cage like shown in the photo, not that I am denying it being there, but the traffic on Bac Dang was really crowded most of the time. Thanks for the pics
glen 27-Feb-2010 03:31
What memories this brings back
Brimstone 19-Dec-2007 06:02
So...the Army junked all the 1-1/4 Dodges in the late 70's...then spent millions replacing them with HMMWV's in the mid 80's. In the mid 80's, they junked all the Jeeps...and today there are 8 gazillion "Gators" totin' pogues around bases all over Iraq and Afghanistan. Can the Army re-invent the wheel or what? Thank God they kept 90MPH tape around or we'd really be screwded...
Gunny 17-Jul-2007 20:30
I think I remember this scene. I was in DaNang for a year beginning 2 weeks before Tet 1968.
Richard Johnson 05-Jun-2006 16:59
Brings back some good and some bad but all were real.

Thanks Richard
Guest 05-Jun-2006 16:58
Brings back some good and some bad but all were real.

Thanks Richard
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