Launching of air boat, FSB Chris. 1. Richard Phillips 2. Dan Kelly 3. Patrick Rafferty 4. Steve Steen 5. Angel Rivera 6. Hector Perez 7. 1SGT Haveard 8. Bruce Osborne.
Dry rice paddy in area around FSB Chris. This is how the ground looked when I first arrived in-country as it had not rained since November, 1968. In the Delta, there are only two seasons: "hot and wet" and "hot and dry." The cracks are about 1-2 inches across and 6-8 inches deep.
Hootches at FSB Chris.
Kin Sanh Canal. Village of Binh Chanh is to the upper right.
2LT's Bill Turner and B.J. Khalifah with a captured Kalishnakov AK-47 rifle, May 1969.
Talking to local women during a search and destroy mission in the Pineapple Region near Cambodia, early 1969.
Four new Redcatchers in-country. 2LT's still in new fatigues at the 90th Replacement Center. Left to right: James Clark, William R. Turner, William C. Pollard, B.J. Khalifah, all graduates of Infantry OCS Class 508, 1968, Ft. Benning, Georgia.
LT Rendon, Artillery forward observor, FSB Chris, May 1969.
Building FSB Chris in the Mekong Delta, May 1969. They ground is dry but note the clouds.
Sunset over FSB Chris looking west. It looked peaceful, but wasn't. In the foreground is Nguyen Van Boa, our scout.
FSB Chris. Pete Kozak's CP for Alpha Company. Note the bullet holes.
Company CP, FSB Chris.
SP4 Felix from Puerto Rico.
CPT Peter T. Kozak in front of CP, May 1969.
1LT Steve Drews.
Lt Khalifah and LT Turner sitting outside our 4-Star accommodations at FSB Chris.
CPT Pete Kozak, CO of A/5-12, BG Warren Bennett, CO of the 199th LIB and LT COL Dan Shilling, 5-12 CO at FSB Chris.
Local village close to FSB Chris and Binh Chanh, March 1969.