Monday, May 31, 2010

Slideshow: Goodbye Camp Evans ............. Hello Phouc Vinh

When I arrived in Camp Evans it was raining heavily. When I left Camp Evans, it was still raining frequently. Our walk-in theater (right) was the ultimate in modernity. About a 6x16 screen painted white. I helped fill the ammo boxes full of dirt, stacked and nailed them for a protective wall. We were still in tents but were proud of what we had built in between hours of repairing all kinds of equipment. Orders came from above and we moved south with our entire First Cavalry Division.

Our new home: Phouc Vinh. Where are the tents? Do I see real buildings? Looks like they may even have a courthouse. We will see after the next batch of slides are ready. In the meantime, enjoy the sixth segment of my Vietnam slide show. The trees at right are a rubber plantation.

1 comment:

Cliff Roberson said...

I was stationed with the 1st of the 2nd of the Big Red One in those rubber trees. This was in 1967. I walked past that big provincial bldg every time I went into the village of Phuoc Vinh.
I spent 7 months in the jungles as a combat medic with Bravo Company, then 4 more months as an aid station medic in Phuoc Vinh. The last month of my tour was in Quan Loi after the First Brigade moved there in late November 1967.