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Photos From Richard Morawa
The Guarding Of Newport Terminal - More Of The Untold Story

My name is Richard Allen Morawa.  I was with the 368th Transportation Company, 71st Transportation Battalion, Camp Camelot, Long Binh, Vietnam  from October 1967 to October 1968.  I was a security guard at
Newport Terminal formy entire tour of duty.
Rich Morawa - Newport Security Guard - Oct 1967 - Oct 1968
SP4 Rich Morawa

Tet 1968 - Newport Terminal - That's me looking at the camera.  Lock & Load - Rock & Roll - Saigon Burning Not Far Away 4-5 Miles -  Rangers Sweeping Enemy Toward Us

The following pictures are of security guard life at Newport Terminal from its conception,
(F-Troop) to a well-oiled, lean, mean, fighting machine, (Spit & Polish F-Troop).
Rich Morawa - Tet 1968 - Just Another Beautiful Day
Guard Tower #6
Rich Morawa - Tet 1968 - Just Another Beautiful Day
Back Perimeter Of Newport - You can just start to see the orphanage on the right.
I was involved and actively participated in the "68" TET Offensive, numerous mortar/rocket attacks and small arms firefights (skirmishes) directed at the Newport Bridge and the port complex.  Sgt. James Lake was killed in May,
68 during one of the mortar/rocket attacks on the port and bridge. Also, there are pictures of Camp Camelot, late 67, early 68 when the Newport Security Guards lived there before moving to Newport permanently. There were
good times and times that were not.  We made the best of a difficult situation. I will always remember that year when my innocence was taken and my life was forever changed.  I wouldn't trade it for anything!
Don't remember this guy's name.  It's pouring rain and he's soaking wet.
Don't remember this guy's name.  It's pouring rain and he's soaking wet.
 Krab And I Doing Guard Duty
Don't remember these guys' names.
Don't remember this guy's name.  It's pouring rain and he's soaking wet.
Lt. Dye In Armored Car Leaving Tower #5 Heading Toward Tower #6
                                Krab And I Doing Guard Duty                                                                      Don't remember these guys' names.
Lt. Dye In Armored Car Leaving Tower #5 Heading Toward Tower #6
Krab And Grigsby Between Tower #5 & #6
    Krab And Grigsby Between Tower #5 & #6              
Krab Pulling Up In Jeep Near APC At Tower #4
One Of Our APCs At The Front Gate - Tet 68
Guarding The Front Gate At Newport Terminal - Tet 1968
One Of Our APCs At The Front Gate - Tet 68
Schaub And Hoffman Guarding The Front Gate
                                              Jeep At The Front Gate
Me And Hoffman - Front Gate
Me On The Fifty - Front Gate
More Guards At The Front Gate
Front Gate - Another One Of Our APCs - Looks like some of the port security MPs behind those sandbags in front.
More Guards At The Front Gate
Front Gate - Another One Of Our APCs - Looks like some of the port security MPs behind those sandbags in front.
Front Gate - Morning After Tet Offense - Look at all the empty ammo crates.
Front Gate - Another One Of Our APCs - Looks like some of the port security MPs behind those sandbags in front.
Loading Ammo And Cleaning The Fifty - Front Gate Tet 68
Front Gate - Morning After Tet Offense - Look at all the empty ammo crates.
Loading Ammo And Cleaning The Fifty - Front Gate Tet 68
Loading Ammo And Cleaning The Fifty - Front Gate Tet 68
Meet Some Of The Newport Security Guards From 1967 - 1968
More Weapons Maintenance
Lock And Load - Front Gate Tet 68
Yours Truly - Rich Morawa
More Weapons Maintenance
Passenger - Dave Cook - Jeep Driver - Sgt Al Krabbenhoeft
 Al Krabbenhoeft (AKA Krab)
      Passenger - Dave Cook - Jeep Driver - Sgt Al Krabbenhoeft                                                      Al Krabbenhoeft (AKA Krab)
 L To R - Hardesty - Schuman - Dave Cook -; Barry Goins
     L To R - Hardesty - Schuman - Dave Cook - & Barry Goins
 L To R - Me Rich Morawa And Barry Goins
Dave Cook And Barry Goins
Warren Schaub - Regretfully Warren Passed Away August 2014
Warren Schaub - Regretfully Warren Passed Away August 2014
Warren Schaub - Regretfully Warren Passed Away August 2014
Fred Parker
Jerry Lyons
                                                                                                   Jerry Lyons
Two Above Photos Courtesy Of Al Krabbenhoeft
Manning The Eight Guard Towers At Newport Terminal
Guard Tower #1 - Looking Toward Tan Son Nhut
Guard Tower #1 - Looking Toward Tan Son Nhut
More Of Guard Tower #1 May 1968 - Smoke Coming From Rocket Attack At Tan Son Nhut Air Base
More Of Guard Tower #1 May 1968 - Smoke Coming From Rocket Attack At Tan Son Nhut Air Base
More Of Guard Tower #1 May 1968 - Smoke Coming From Rocket Attack At Tan Son Nhut Air Base
Looking From Guard Tower #8 Toward Tower #7 The Sealand Operation
Looking From Guard Tower #8 Toward Tower #7 The Sealand Operation
Looking From Guard Tower #8 Toward Tower #7 The Sealand Operation
 Looking At Orphanage From Tower #4
                                                            Guard Tower #4                                                                                Looking At Orphanage From Tower #4
Good Look At The Orphanage From Tower #5
 Looking At Tower #6 And A Ship At DD4
                     Good Look At The Orphanage From Tower #5                                                   Looking At Tower #6 And A Ship At DD4
Changing Guards At Tower #6
Changing Guards At Tower #6
What is that guard doing in front of the tower?
 Guard Tower #8 Looking Toward Saigon
                                 Guard Tower #8  Looking Toward Saigon                                                      Guard Tower #5 All The Tools Of The Trade
 Looking From Tower #2 Toward DD1
                               Looking From Tower #2 Toward DD1                                                             Another Angle From Tower #8 At DD4
Changing Guards - Looking Down From Tower
Changing Guards - Looking Down From Tower
Another Angle From Tower #8 At DD4
Back To The Guarding Of Newport Terminal
Some Of Our APCs - Photo Taken From Tower #3 Looking Toward The Sealand Operation
Some Of Our APCs - Photo Taken From Tower #3 Looking Toward The Sealand Operation
Some Of Our APCs - Photo Taken From Tower #3 Looking Toward The Sealand Operation
One Of The Guards Taking A Power Nap
                                                    1000 Rounds Of Fifty                                                                                    Me Loading Full Metal Jackets
The Old Carpenter's Building Which Became The Guard's Quarters
More Of The Guards Quarters Area
The Old Carpenter's Building Which Became The Guard's Quarters
More Of The Guards Quarters Area
Krab, where did we get that 3/4 ton?
The May 12, 1968 (Mother's Day) Rocket Attack On Newport Terminal - The Same Night James Lee Lake From The 154th TC Was Killed
 A 122MM Rocket That Partially Exploded And Stuck In The Ground
                         A 122MM Rocket That Partially Exploded And Stuck In The Ground
 A 122MM Rocket That Partially Exploded And Stuck In The Ground
Shrapnel Damage To The Rear Door Of A Trailer From The Half Blown 122MM Rocket
Shrapnel Damage To The Rear Door Of A Trailer From The Half Blown 122MM Rocket
Close Up Of The Half Blown 122MM Rocket
One Of Them Hit The RT Fork Truck
                                 Close Up Of The Half Blown 122MM Rocket                                                                               One Of Them Hit The RT Fork Truck
More Half Blown 122MM Rockets
More Half Blown 122MM Rockets
More Half Blown 122MM Rockets
Damage To Administration Buildings
Damage To Administration Buildings
Damage To Administration Buildings
The Artillery Unit That Moved In Next To Us At Newport
Damage To Administration Buildings
Damage To Administration Buildings
Damage To Administration Buildings
Guard Tower #5 All The Tools Of The Trade
105s Ready For Action
March 1968 The 105s Move In Next To The Security Guard Quarters
They kept firing all night long every night for three months.
They kept firing all night long every night for three months.
That's me next to the 105. - Rich Morawa
They kept firing all night long every night for three months.
That's me next to the 105.  Rich Morawa
 Krab - Schaub & Me
Schaub On The Fifty
                                             Krab - Schaub & Me                                                                           Not Sure Exactly Where We Are                                                                                      Schaub On The Fifty
Barry Goins On APC With 30 Cal - Leaving Newport
Not Sure Exactly Where We Are
I think this guy's name was Burton.
                                                               I think this guy's name was Burton.                                                                                                           Barry Goins On APC With 30 Cal - Leaving Newport
Security Guards Leaving Newport - I believe that's one of the maintenance buildings in the background.
Left Photo - More Of The Newport Security Guards - Right Photo - Not Sure Where We Are Here - Could Be One Of The Maintenance Units On LBP On Our Way To Camelot
Left Photo - More Of The Newport Security Guards - Right Photo - Not Sure Where We Are Here - Could Be One Of The Maintenance Units On LBP On Our Way To Camelot
Left Photo - More Of The Newport Security Guards - Right Photo - Not Sure Where We Are Here - Could Be One Of The Maintenance Units On LBP On Our Way To Camelot
 Looking Down The Barrel Of One Of Our Fifties
 Look At All Those Sandbags
                      Looking Down The Barrel Of One Of Our Fifties                                                                Look At All Those Sandbags
Tet 68 - Krab Humping 50 Cal Ammo
          One Of Our APCs At Front Gate Tet 68                                      
SP4 Rich Morawa
Boy At Front Gate
Ann - French/Vietnamese Girl - Wanted To Go To America - Hope She Made It
Boy At Front Gate - Right Photo - Ann - French/Vietnamese Girl - Wanted To Go To America - Hope She Made It        
 This photo is also on one of Al Krabbenhoeft's pages.  Thought it was worth a second look.  This civilian Newport worker is looking at the site where James Lake was killed on the May 12, 1968 rocket attack.  She is smiling because her picture was being taken.  Look in the background. Those are broken and damaged barrels. - A close look shows evidence of orange and white stripes
Left Photo - This photo is also on one of Al Krabbenhoeft's pages.  Thought it was worth a second look.  This civilian Newport worker is looking at the site where James Lake was killed on the May 12, 1968 rocket attack.  She is smiling because her
picture was being taken.  Look in the background. Those are broken and damaged barrels.  A close look shows evidence of orange and white stripes. Right Photo - SP4 Rich Morawa
Full Speed Ahead
Guarding The Front Gate At Newport Terminal - Tet 1968
Guarding The Front Gate At Newport Terminal - Tet 1968
Guarding The Front Gate At Newport Terminal - Tet 1968
Universal Soldier - Donovan - 1965
Back Perimeter Of Newport - You can just start to see the orphanage on the right.
Guard Tower #6
Rich Morawa - Tet 1968 - Just Another Beautiful Day
Schaub And Hoffman Guarding The Front Gate
Me And Hoffman - Front Gate
Lock And Load - Front Gate Tet 68
Yours Truly - Rich Morawa
Dave Cook And Barry Goins
L To R - Me Rich Morawa And Barry Goins
Fred Parker
Changing Guards At Tower #6
Changing Guards - Looking Down From Tower
Changing Guards - Looking Down From Tower
More Of The Guards Quarters Area
Krab, where did we get that 3/4 ton?
Six Photos Above - Damage To Administration Buildings - May 12, 1968
105s Ready For Action
Tet 68 - Krab Humping 50 Cal Ammo
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