Pictures by Don Rainwater APC mechanic assigned to B-Co 1st of the 50th mechanized inf. 1969 t0 1970
Don on one of the track recovery vehicles
Don took this picture on his approach to his new home part of the move south
3 new concrete bunkers added on east side greenline 1970
Looking sout down the east side greenline from the ocean
Waiting for the track recovery vehicle to pull them to dry land Johny " the Mole " Williams in the drivers
Monsoons, mechanics hootches
Monsoons summer 1970
Crossing a rice paddy dyke during the dry season
Don`s short timers calender
Tiger killed about 25 clicks away from Betty, approximately the 3rd week in May. The tiger tripped
a mechanical ambush.
East side greenline from the ocean
Its not sappose to sink !
Combat assault, as seen from the back of the mechanics hootches, also seen are the 3 rows of grunt
Company Area as seen looking out from the runway side of the mechanics hootches
175 self-propelled howitzer
Melvin Wadleigh, back to camera, directs pulling a duster out of the river
Company area east side green line
club, conex`s, mess hall and the first aid station
Don (center) with friends out behind his hootch
Another ariel shot of LZ Betty taken in the fall of 69.
Don`s hotch. Down time for the mechanics.
The following pictures where taken by Steve Vlossak
who was assigned to the 630MP Co at LZ Betty. Steve
tour of duty was from July 26th 1969 to July 26 1970.
Steve`s E-M Club
ID from Cam Rahn Bay. I dont think this is valid anymore !
Steve Vlossak on the left with Jeff Sartell , spring 1970.
|Picture provided by Tom Belkola
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Signal company area near 630MP co
POW camp located down by the fuel bladders
Looking out toward the grave yard from the 630mp Co. area
Leaving the 630mp Co area
Storage area on the beach just above the fuel storage tanks
LST piers and fuel storage area
Main runway and west side greenline
Nice arial photo of the entrance arch, 630th Mp co area, North end of the LZ
Base chapel on the left in the back ground smoke from an airstrike
ARVN compound on the left, MP check point center, and the engineers on the right
MP check point
Tom Belkola 630mp Co, Phan Thiet Village
Whiskey Mountain search light. On the lower right you can see some ilumination flares.
The following pictures are from Tom Belkola, he served with the 630 MP Co at LZ Betty from 69 to 70
Brian and Brent Tobin, twins who enlisted together.
These pictures are from Dam M. Linn C-Co 3rd Bn (Airmoble) 506th Inf ( Currahee) 101st Abn Div. He
landed on Lz Betty in a C-130 on Nov. 25th 1969 and stayed for 6 days. He left in a C-7 Caribu. He was enroute
to Camp Coryell In Ban Me Thout. He was medivacked on 18 Jan 1970
The following pictures are from Gus A. Allbritton. He was assigned to C-Co under Sgt Zapata from March
69 until Feb. 1970. In Feb. 1970 he was assigned to HHC under Major Burleson until May . He was wounded twice
during the attack on LZ Betty on 3 May 1970.
Sunrise over the South China Sea from the east side greenline
Gus C-Co area August 69
the May issue of Pacific Stars and Stripes
Looking south down
the eastside toward Vung Tao
L to R, Crawford, Russo, Mansel (Red), Lanston, an Isreal
Co area 69, GI ?
Gus resting during a 4 hour boat trip on his way back to LZ Betty. Members of the 1st of
the 50th and a combined force of Vietnamese units both RF and PF lead an assault into Le Hong Phong Forest
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