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Cpt David Smoot At Newport Terminal
My name is David Smoot. I served two tours with the 71st Transportation Battalion in Vietnam.  My first tour was with the 368th Transportation Company.  I was  one of the  original 368th members  arriving in Vietnam
during   September 1966.  I was a ship platoon leader at Newport Terminal.  My second tour was with the 372nd Transportation Company and 71st HHD as an operations officer.  Most of my photos below are from 1971 -
1972.
Cpt David Smoot At Newport Terminal
Newport Terminal - Early 1967
Newport Terminal - Early 1967
Victory Shiop Export Buyer
Operation Flood Gate - 1972 (1) Removal Of Excess Stocks - (2) Return Of Serviceable Equipment From Units Standing Down (3) Salvageable Equipment That Could Be Repaired
Operation Flood Gate - 1972 (1) Removal Of Excess Stocks - (2) Return Of Serviceable Equipment From Units
Standing Down (3) Salvageable Equipment That Could Be Repaired
From January to April 1972, the 71st moved 156800 tons of retrograde cargo through Newport Terminal.This was more than the previous 12 months.
"Project Home Run Extend"
Cargo being loaded was excess materials being shipped back to U.S. to aid in the povverty program.
High Pressure Wash Area At Newport - For All Vehicles Being Back Loaded
High Pressure Wash Area At Newport - For All Vehicles Being Back Loaded
Vehicles and equipment were moved from vehicle equipment staging area once ship had docked.
Vehicles and equipment were moved from vehicle equipment staging area once ship had docked.
Vehicles and equipment were moved from vehicle equipment staging area once ship had docked.
We used all available space on the ship's deck area.
We used all available space on the ship's deck area.
We used all available space on the ship's deck area.
We used all available space on the ship's deck area.
From January to April 1972, the 71st moved 156800 tons of retrograde cargo through Newport Terminal.  
This was more than the previous 12 months.
More retrograde ready to be back loaded.
Two of our men that supervised cargo at the ship, barge and LST sites.
More retrograde ready to be back loaded.
Two of our men that supervised  cargo at the ship, barge and LST sites.
Aircraft that we unloaded for the ARVN Air Force.
Aircraft that we unloaded for the ARVN Air Force.
Aircraft that we unloaded for the ARVN Air Force.
Newport Fire Department
Newport Fire Department
Change Of Command At Newport Terminal - April 1972
Lt Col Hugh Scott - August 71 - April 72 turns command over to Lt Col William Kester - April 1972 - August 1972.
Newport Security Force - 1972
Newport Security Force - 1972
Newport Security Force - 1972
A Little R&R On The Harbormaster's Boat
Newport Security Force - 1972
A Little R&R On The Harbormaster's Boat
A Little R&R On The Harbormaster's Boat
I just hope they don't sink the dam thing.
Casing Of The 71st Transportation Battalion Colors During Informal Ceremonies Conducted In Battalion Commander's Office On August 14, 1972
The 71st Transportation Battalion ends its 6 year mission in
Vietnam on August 25, 1972.
Casing Of The 71st Transportation Battalion Colors During Informal Ceremonies Conducted In Battalion
Commander's Office On August 14, 1972
LTC William Kester
1sgt 71st HHD- Name Unknown
Passing The Colors From LTC Kester To 1sgt 71st HHD
Passing Of The Battalion Colors From 1sgt 71st HHD To Color Guard
Passing Of The Battalion Colors From 1sgt 71st HHD To Color Guard
LTC William Kester
1sgt 71st HHD- Name Unknown
Cpt David V. Smoot - Battalion Operations Officer - Color Guard
Passing The Colors From LTC Kester To 1sgt 71st HHD
The Final Casing Of The Colors
The Final Casing Of The Colors
Hope you have enjoyed looking at my photos. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.
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David V. Smoot
Full Speed Ahead
For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield - 1967
A Little R&R On The Harbormaster's Boat
1sgt 71st HHD- Name Unknown
LTC William Kester
LTC William Kester
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