CPT Peter T. Kozak, Alpha Company, 5th Battalion, 12th Infantry, 199th LIB is presented a Purple Heart by Brigade CO, BG Warren K. Bennet. CPT Kozak's wounds were extensive and he was experiencing severe pain when I made this photo. He recovered.
UH-1C Huey gunship with rocket launchers on the LZ at FSB Libby. Huey Model D in the background, 1969.
Huey Cobra Gunship taking off from FSB Libby, 1969.
Gunships at FSB Libby, 1969.
View surrounding FSB Libby. As of my 2005 visit, the entire area is now a rubber plantation with mature trees. I always thought that if I was a VC with a mortar, I could bring hell on FSB Libby from this point. Before we got there, somebody did. When we built Libby, the area was strewn with numerous mortar fragments and large shrapnel. There had already been a battle there.
Looking down from a hill across from FSB Libby. It looks peaceful but was not. This was a truly violent and nasty area.
25th Infantry Division Huey chopper I hitched a ride on from BMB to the 24th Evac Hospital to see CPT Kozak.
SP4 Felix Gonzales (or Garcia?) from Puerto Rico, A/5-12.
1. Who? 2. Chas Stevens 3. Carl Treece 4. Nguyen Van Bao 5. Fowler 6. Wilkinson 7. Who? 8. Leonard Koblitzka 9. Khalifah 10. Tex Welch 11. Who? 12. Richey 13. Who?
LT Khalifah with Chicom 9mm pistol he captured and also an AK-47 which was captured by others in the company.