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Thread: Who Remembers Dog Patch?
11-27-11, 10:02 PM #421
I was there from Dec.'65 to Sept.'66, with 13th motors, assigned to the bomb dump and hauled bombs, gas, ammo, refilled aircraft, bombs to and from the dump to the ready line revetment, and when I was busy, I did everything in between, like green bag patroll, clearing roads, and looking for Charlie. Memories of Dog Patch, Hill 327, the city of Da Nang proper, all bring back some good things and bad things. Survived mortar attacks, sniper fire, lucky for us then they didn't do the IEDs, or RPGs. Was shot at hauling bombs from the LSTs to the base, and could see the rounds bouncing off the bombs. A once in a life time experience, I recommend for everybody that wants a little excitement in their lives.
11-29-11, 09:31 AM #422
Hill 327 and Freedom Hill were the Same-Same, for those who forgot. I was there 1968-1969
11-29-11, 09:44 AM #423
Dogpatch Danang? Yeah, I remember it . . . lol
11-29-11, 10:29 PM #424
I was with 11th Motors 70-71. I watched a video that someone shot from a scooter posted here somewhere a year or so ago, coming out of Danang, past Freedom hill through the old 1St Mar. Div. HQ area and up on the ridge. I drove those roads every day with a 5-ton, and barely recognized any of them in the video, and that road going up to the ridge was barely wide enough for the scooter the guy was riding!
I imagine two things have changed over time, those roads, and my memory.
11-29-11, 10:55 PM #425
11-29-11, 11:05 PM #426
11-29-11, 11:12 PM #427
....LARRY, heard that some real "quality" USO shows were set up there!!.....
11-29-11, 11:58 PM #428
That's the Place DocGreek,A case of Beer was about $3.75 US for Bud Wiser or was that for Pabst Blue Ribbon? Cold Beer,warm beer was nice to have.A Dodge Charger was about $2500.00 from the hill PX.Don't remember much Else.First Med was across the Street.There was No Liberty in Dog Patch when I was there Sept 68 to August 69.The Marine Tour was for 13 Months.I left Vietnam on the First Mount out in Late July or early August of 69.So August would be 12 Months for Corpsman or was it also 13 Months.Don't remember,cant remember anything on C Battery or was that B Battery.I was Fading fast.A nice Plane ride to a Japanese U.S.Hospital would have probably been better than a Boat ride back to the U.S.A.But atleast on the Tortuga,I was still with my Brother Marines.What's another Gamma Globin shot to them.They Played David Peel's "Up Against the Wall Moda Fukers"Never heard that album in the Marines. SEMPER FI ALL............
11-30-11, 11:18 PM #429
12-01-11, 06:29 AM #430
I seen his show in December '65 Hope and Ann-Margret Had a front row seat, never did see the movie through.
12-01-11, 01:12 PM #431
the only Dog Patch that i know of was in Li'l Abner and Daisy Mae that was once in the Sundays newspaper
12-01-11, 02:16 PM #432
must have been way before your time, I was there when you sat at a table and looked out for shiney things in your drink that wasn't suppose to be there, same thing in Da Nang also, They liked to grined glass and mix it in with the ice. Then serve it to you.
12-02-11, 05:41 PM #433
Off limits when I was there...
12-04-11, 07:30 AM #434
didnt look that nice when i was there, dock greeks photo i mean
12-29-11, 01:16 PM #435
I used to pass through Dog Patch on my way to the water point in DaNang.I drove the night shift ,Hauled water from the seabees base to Camp Brooks @ Force Logistics Command , Also from The water point at DaNang to FLC> I was ther in 1970 and 1971 . L/CPL Whitaker
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