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Bob Shanta's Page

My name is Bob Shanta.  I served with the 71st Transportation Battalion, 551st Transportation Company from June 1968 through July 1969 as a stevedore.  The 551st was assigned to DD4 at Newport Terminal.  We worked
12 hours on, 12 hours off and rotated shifts monthly.  As a squad leader, my duty assignments included training new recruits,
making daily rosters, operating winches as well as working in the holds.  The 551st was based at Camp
Camelot in Long Binh.  We would convoy to and from work shifts.  Here are some of my pictures
from Newport and Long Binh.

Thanks For Sending In The Photos Bob
71st Transportation Battalion Headquarters Building At Camp Camelot
551st Transportation Company Headquarters Building At Camp Camelot
Newport Shipyard
Newport Bridge - Highway 1A
Bob Shanta On The Winches - Offloading A Victory Ship At DD4
Sea  Land Ship - Always Enjoyed Working Them
A Night At The Club - Does Anyone Recognize These Guys - I'm Second On The Left
The Resting Soldier At The Entrance To The ARVN National Cemetery
Left - A Christmas Package From Home - Yes I Shared  -  Right - Bob Shanta With Tippi Hedren - Christmas 1968 USO Visit To Newport
Guard Duty At Newport
Full Speed Ahead
Update Photo
Lunch Reunion At The Spaghetti Factory In Riverside, CA - December 2004
                       Stan Howe             Bob Shanta           David McNaught
Below -  Photos I Took On A Helicopter Flight From Tan Son Nhut To Long Binh
Our Crew For The Flight
Left Photo - Crossing over the Saigon River on a helicopter flight from Tan Son Nhut to Long Binh.  Newport Bridge is at the center of picture.  The warehouse buildings at Newport DD2 & DD3 are visible just beyond and to the
right. - Center Photo - A Village And Church En Route South Of Long Binh. -  Right Photo - On approach to Headquarters LZ at Long Binh Post.  Patton Lane is in the foreground, the water treatment ponds are to the right.  
Beyond Headquarters are the Quonset huts of the 71st Transportation Battalion area along the south perimeter of the post.
Galveston - Glen Campbell - 1969