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Harold Ritzen, Michael Shea and me. This is the day before I left to come back to the states. We had a mock change-of-command ceremony where I relinquished title to my chair, the refrigerator, and all of my other necessities of life in Vietnam. By this time, there had been much beer consumed by the three of us!

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Toni L. Blair 06-Nov-2017 22:29
My Father was Lt colonel Anthony L. Blair. He was in command of the Da nang base from ? - 1968. I was wondering if you had any photos of the ceremony we he received the keys to the base or any of him? Thank you so much for sharing these photos.
Toni L. Blair ( his daughter )
jerry meginnis 07-Aug-2017 16:36
harold r wilson was awarded the bronze star metal in vietnam in 1969 with bravo co 1/3 1st bn third marines . was patching up wounded marines and carring them to choppers under enemty fire.please award this marine his metal he did not recieve .
jay jensen 03-Nov-2016 19:12
hi my name is jay Jensen and my dad just passed away oct.7th 2016 and he has told me many stories of Vietnam when he wanted to talk about it have looked at lots of pics. of him over there .what im looking for is that if any one served over there with him if they could contact me he was in chu lai 1968 through 1969 company c 39th engine. bn and company a 2nd bn 34th he also tended a bar with cartoon images on it with what looks like a parachute for a top and he has a Budweiser vest on his company also stood guard at eisenhowers funeral in Kansas his name is Julian Jensen and anything would be great to hear thanks my number is 360-425-6522
David osowski 04-Aug-2015 11:23
Davidosowski co a 6869
Guest 29-Dec-2011 18:25
anyone know larry lawrence franklin
Guest 02-Oct-2008 14:12
Nice Niples!
John Lumb10-Jan-2008 14:32
Great pic, reminds me of situations I have been in (not vietnam obviously) and humour prevails.
Cindi Smith22-Jul-2007 15:28
Reminds me of a scene out of "M.A.S.H."
Ceya10-Feb-2007 18:14
Perfect capture! Excellent composition, much humor. V
Tom Briggs17-Jan-2007 22:46
Great shot ... shows the unmistakeable humor of the GI. Love it ... voted
carol j. phipps15-Jan-2007 02:24
Fantastic portrait! Thanks for sharing.
looneytunes15-Dec-2005 09:36
what a great pic. i bet it is a cherished one. a hilarious reminder of one of the ways soldiers remain sane in a hellish war zone. looks like a very fun party.
Guest 04-Dec-2005 04:30
Great smile on your face...guess you were glad to "Get out of this Place"
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