Photos From James Raymond Krupa
Below are some photos sent to me from Bernie Krupa. Her brother, James Raymond Krupa, was a member of the 154th Transportation Company when it arrived in Vietnam on January 1, 1967.
In Memory Of James Krupa
April 1944 - September 1994
Left Photo - The cave-in area that took the lives of 12 Vietnamese women while filling sandbags behind the headquarters building at Camp Camelot. - Jim took this photo just prior to the cave-in. This is a great photo of early
Camelot. There is not one metal hootch up yet. Center Photo - Cave-in Clipping - Right Photo - Jim took this photo looking from the opposite direction.
|Looks like this photo of Jim was taken somewhere on 1A near LBP - Anyone know for sure?
|Not Sure Where This Was Taken - Anyone Know?
|Who Will Answer - Ed Ames - 1968
|The Re Activation And Formation Of The 154th Transportation Company
Below are a few more photos Bernie sent me. Up until now we didn't know exactly when and where they were taken, but thanks to Larry Sheffey we now do. Larry was also one of the original 154th members who knew Jim. They
were in the same platoon, and shipped out together to Okinawa and then to Vietnam. Thanks for the info Larry.
| Jim, Waiting To Be Shipped Out At Fort Meade, MD - Members of the newly Re-formed 154th Transportation Company at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, waiting to be shipped out to a destination unknown to them.
August - September 1966
| Our Barracks At Fort Meade
Jim And Some Of The Guys At Fort Meade - Photo is a little blurry but you still may be able to recognize someone.
|The 154th Transportation Company Arrives In Okinawa
September - October 1966
The 154th TC Company Area At OkinawaFor the three months or so the 154th TC was in Okinawa, it was under the command of the 2nd Logistical Command.
|Inside Our Barracks In Okinawa
|Anyone Remember These Guys?
|Area Near Our Barracks In Okinawa
Don't know who the young lady is. Probably a friend of Jims. She is standing in front of some memorials. This is where the Japanese had their last stand against the U.S. forces during WWII. There is a steep cliff there and
many Japanese soldiers jumped off that cliff instead of being taken prisoner.
|The Hurry Up And Wait Routine - All Packed Up And Waiting To Leave Okinawa To Head For Vietnam.
Arriving in Vietnam January 1, 1967
|Welcome Home Jim - Regretfully Jim Passed Away April 1994
|Looks Like 1A To Or From Newport