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199th Photos
Sun Aug 19, 2007 00:14
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Don,
I was a PIO with the 199th Nov 67-Nov 68, and donated all my Nam memorabilia to the National Infantry Museum at Benning, including more than 425 b&w PIO photos from that era (including some that I took in the VC battalion-sized basecamp just after the Dec 6, 1967 battle in War Zone D). Elements of A/4/12, B/4/12, A/3/7 and D/17 were directly involved in that one, the single highest casualty battle of the 199th during its four years in Nam.
COL Tonsetic, who has written two excellent books, "Warriors" about his tour as CO of C/4/12 and "Days Of Valor" about the entire 199th during the "bloodiest six months of the Vietnam War", has accessed this photo collection at NIM. I would think that you can, too.
Robbie Gouge also has written excellent 199th books, and I think that he may have accessed the photos, too.
In any case, give NIM a call if you can go there. there may be photos that you can use.
Good luck!
Mike

  • Future bookDon C. Hall, Sat Aug 18 13:54
    I am the author of 'I SERVED' and the award-winning documentary 'SILENT VICTORY. Also friends of many 199th LIB members. See my web page at: http://www.i-served.com We are working on an update (end... more
    • 'WAR ZONE D.'-let me know please.John W. Hart, Thu Aug 30 18:03
      I have finished the rough draft of 'WAR ZONE D.' Anyone who would like to add personal stories, photos or records let me know please. I want to thank Rick Jones, Pasqual, Reeves and all the rest who... more
    • 'WAR ZONE D.'-let me know please.John W. Hart, Thu Aug 30 18:00
      I have finished the rough draft of 'WAR ZONE D.' Anyone who would like to add personal stories, photos or records let me know please. I want to thank Rick Jones, Pasqual, Reeves and all the rest who... more
    • 199th Photos — Mike Swearingen, Sun Aug 19 00:14
      • Photos at Ft. Benning, GADon C. Hall, Mon Aug 20 09:39
        Dear Mike, Thank you for the info, my friend. I was just at Ft. Benning GA and donated a copy of my book and I am sending a copy of our award-winnning documentary 'SILENT VICTORY' to the museum.... more
        • Dec. 6 BattleMike Swearingen, Tue Aug 21 19:57
          Don, I did not say nor mean to imply that I was actually in the Dec. 6 battle myself. I wasn't. I only listened to it from the 4/12th FSB Nashua. (Dec. 6 was my first day "in the field". The battle... more
          • enemy base campDon Hall, Wed Aug 22 08:59
            Thank you, Mike for being there in RVN. The enemy continued to rebuild that same camp for months after that terrible battle. IN about March 1968, we were able to slip two heavy teams (12 men - heavy) ... more
        • Robert J. Gouge BookMike Swearingen, Tue Aug 21 19:44
          http://www.authorhouse.com/BookStore/ItemDetail~bookid~23961.aspx "These Are My Credentials" by Robert J. Gouge
          • Thanks for my credsKen Pepiton, Mon Nov 21 23:15
            Thank you. I was with the 313 Signal Company liaison to 199th from 03/68 _03/69. You did right by a lot of old men who can't forget being part of that unique brigade.
          • www.i-served.comDon Hall, Wed Aug 22 09:07
            Robert, You sent me signed book 'THEY FOUGHT TOGETHER." Thank you my friend. I need to order your other books too. OUTSTANDING! I'm staying in centeral NC this ummer and can head your way if you like ... more
        • bookBob Arnold, Tue Aug 21 07:57
          The name of Robert Gouge book is "THEY FOUGHT TOGETHER"
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