Rattler/Firebird Association

Arnold Morris' Pictures

From 1966-67

27 total images

image001 image002 image003 image004 Capt Mangum is one of my maintenance officers. The "Sname Doctor" is the aircraft that goes with the company and repairs any sick "Rattlers." This was down in the Mekong Delta between compat assaults. image006 image007 image008 Some of my people have a fine sense of humor. Sign on the nose of my maintenance chopper. They repair or prepare for lift-out of aircraft shot down or broken down in the field. This part of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Command Post near Xuan Loc (zwan lock) the trees in the background are rubber trees and the grass is short elephant grass(it gets 10 feet tall). image012 Boats returning troops to Ben Luc. We put them in on an assault that morning and they patrolled to the river, got 10 VC and some weapons. The arrow shows where we dropped them off. The boats are 40 feet long. Decoration time, "Thank you, Sir." Getting a few decorations. Col. Jones pinning them on. Number two: "Army Commendation Medal" image017 image018 image019 image020 image021 image022 image023 A couple of workmen taking a "siesta" on the steps. They eat and rest from 1200 to 1400 every day. Even the soldiers do unless the Viet Cong wake them up. image025 image026 "Me" in front of the office. My office is inside the window on the right.