Ron Munsel With His Little Friend
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Photos From Jim Tlougan
My name is Jim Tlougan. I served with the 402nd Transportation Company (Terminal Transfer) 71st Transportation Battalion
from May 1968 to August 1970.
Jim Tlougan At The Generator Shack
Is that SFC Fortenberry in this photo?
Jim Tlougan At The Generator Shack
Is that SFC Fortenberry in this photo?
Below - Photos Of Life At Camp Camelot
Wes Bicehouse In Bunk - Herb Edwards, Left, On Guitar
Wes Bicehouse In Bunk - Herb Edwards, Left, On Guitar
Ron Munsell and I came to the 402nd on the same day.  We were both trained as light truck mechanics.  They needed 1 truck mechanic and 1 heavy equipment mechanic.  We flipped a coin and I went to heavy equipment
while Ron became the truck mechanic at the 402nd Company area motor pool at Camp Camelot, Long Binh Post.
Buu Long Barge Site
Buu Long Barge Site
I worked at the Buu Long barge site, a short distance from Binh Hoa Air Base, from May 1968 through May 1969.  At this site, I worked on 20-ton truck-mount cranes which were gas operated as well as rough terrain (RT)
cranes with diesel engines.
I also worked on the perimeter generator.  This was a challenging experience for me since I had not been trained as a diesel engine mechanic. We off-loaded munitions for the Air Force; 100, 200,
500 pound bombs.  We also off-loaded 250, 500, and 750 pound napalm bombs and, of course, lots of small arms ammo.  These were transported by truck to the air base ammo dump.
Outside The Gate At Buu Long Barge Site
Outside The Gate At Buu Long Barge Site
Outside The Gate At Buu Long Barge Site
Buu Long Parking Area
Unloading A Barge
Buu Long Parking Area
Unloading A Barge
Buu Long Barge Site
Buu Long Barge Site
Jim Tlougan Repairing Crane
Jim Walsh And Jim Tlougan
                                               Jim Tlougan Repairing Crane                                                                                          Jim Walsh And Jim Tlougan
Jim Cleaning Parts
Buddy Hall Driving Crane
After I had been there a year, I extended for 6 months to receive 30 days free leave.  When I returned from leave, I started working at the Cogido barge site next to the village.  I then extended again for 6 months to
receive another 30-day free leave to go home and marry the woman I met on a blind date on the previous leave.
Jim In Front Of The Mechanics' Shack
Is this the Ho Nai Rail Head?
Jim In Front Of The Mechanics' Shack
Buddy Hall In Center Of Photo
Buddy Hall In Center Of Photo
Is this the Ho Nai Rail Head?
Trucks Waiting To Be Loaded
Trucks Waiting To Be Loaded
This time when I came back from leave, I worked nights at the Cogido barge site.  While at Cogido, I worked on cranes with a 20-ton lift capacity and 4000, 6000 and 6500 forklifts (this was the lifting capacity).  My
responsibility also included the perimeter generators as well as the 5kw and 10kw portable generators.
Buu Long Barge Site
Buu Long Barge Site
Buu Long Barge Site
Buu Long Barge Site
Buu Long Barge Site
Buu Long Barge Site
Ron, who lived in San Leandro, CA, and I went on leave at the same times.  Then I flew home to Rochester, MN.  When I went back to Vietnam, my flight departed from Oakland, CA which was close to San Leandro, so Ron
would pick me up at the airport and we'd fly back together. My service in Vietnam was a total of 27 months.
Accidents Will Happen
Accidents Will Happen
Accidents Will Happen
An M88 tank recovery vehicle was needed to upright this crane.
An M88 tank recovery vehicle was needed to upright this crane.
An M88 tank recovery vehicle was needed to upright this crane.
Not A Pretty Sight
Not A Pretty Sight
This crane went in the river.
This crane went in the river.
This crane went in the river.
Not A Pretty Sight
Buu Long Dust Storm
Buu Long Dust Storm
Buu Long Dust Storm
Below Are Some Photos Of Our Hootch Girls - They Really Made Things Easy For Us - Did Our Laundry - Cleaned Our Hootches - Polished Our Boots
Ron Munsel With His Little Friend
Shellie Jones - Wes Bicehouse - Eddie Ward - And ?
Ron Munsel - Eddie Ward -Wes Bicehouse
 ? And Ron Munsel
Below - Some Of Our Four-Legged Friends
                                         Ron Munsel - Eddie Ward -Wes Bicehouse                                                                                              ? And Ron Munsel
Shellie Jones - Wes Bicehouse - Eddie Ward - And ?
Anyone know who this is?
Thank you for looking at my photos.  If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email me.
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Jim Tlougan
Leaving On A Jet Plane - Peter, Paul & Mary - 1969
Thai Nguyen
Jim Cleaning Parts
Buddy Hall Driving Crane
Full Speed Ahead
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