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    ASP-1 - Hill 327 - Da Nang

    Hello everyone,
    I have put together a site dedicated to ASP-1. I arrived there in April of 1966 and stayed until Jan 1967 when I was attached ti H&S Co. 2/3. We shipped out of Viet Nam to Okinawa for re supply with new equipment and the soon to be despised M-16. Since I was getting short for rotation back to the states I was left behind in Camp Hansen, Okinawa. I did not have the pleasure of hitting Hill 881 with 1/3 2/3 and 3/9 I think it was. When they hit that ill fated hill I was just back in the real world.
    Here is the link to the ASP-1 site: ASP-1 Click Here

    I just finished getting it running last night. I have photos of the Dump, Dogpatch, Red Beach, and more.

    Anyone here have any memories or photos of the ammo dump to share?

    Semper Fi

    Mike Dybus


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    Talking

    My memories of ASP-1 are from an entirely different viewpoint! My Arty battery got it's ammo there! We would saddle-up 4 or 5 duece-ana-halfs and drive as rapidly as possible, north on highway 1 ('bout 30 miles) to the ASP! Upon arrival we got to load them thar trucks(usually by hand) and get our young a$$es back to the battery 'fore dark!Highway one was not the place you wanted to be ridin',after dark,ridin'shotgun,with 2 1/2 tons of arty ammo in the back!!!!!!!!!!


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    I remember those convoys Bob! One or two of the trucks had .50 cal machine guns track mounted over the cab. When I was one of the escorts to the ammo I always had to lend a hand with the loading.


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    Asp-1

    I was near ASp-1 when blew in April of 69. What a sight. I beleive it was about 15 hrs of rounds going off.


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    Bob, I was at ASP#1 from 4/66 to 12/66. I remember loading plenty of arty rounds on trucks! Question, were you in 3rdMarDiv and did you support 3rdMarDiv Ops?


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    I've been wanting details for a long time about the dump blowing up. I was there in 66 and have always wanted to get details on it's demise!


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    Mike, I was there with you! I have lots of pics and video!
    email me at joeycap52@yahoo.com


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    Hi Joeycap!
    Really nice to hear from you! I'm looking foward to emailing you!

    I'm in the States until Feb. 4, 2009 visiting family. I don't have an internet connection and have to borrow the neighbor's wireless connection( with Permission) I have a long hike to be in range so until I'm back in Holland my emails will be put on hold. I have your address in my contacts and you can expect to hear from me in the first week of Feb. 2009.

    Once again really nice to hear from you!

    Very Best Regards

    Mike Dybus


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    Mike,hope you have(had) a good trip home. Looking forward to hearing from ya!
    S/F! Joe C.


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    Mike sorry I missed you
    I was there in 1970=1971
    Danang,Hue, FLC
    Wasn't hill 327 First Marine Division? I was also with First Marine Division and I thought it was hill 327
    Mostly was with 3rd MAF
    Hope you get this Semper Fi Redman1


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    Redman1, Mike and I were at ASP#1, the ammo dump on Hill 327 that overlooked the Danang Airbase and Dogpatch. We were in SupCo,FLSG"A", 3rdServBn, FLC,IIIMAF.
    Mike just left the states a day ago and should be back in Holland I would assume, today.
    Semper Fi!
    Joe C.


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    I was at the same place a few years later.
    Good to talk to you
    Haven't ever met anyone that was where I was before
    Continue to have a good trip and keep in touch
    My personal E-mail is kabusd@charter.net Cell #828-7782162
    Semper Fi Redman1


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    Hi Everyone, Thanks for the interest in this thread! With a bit of luck I'll be able to get in touch with my old friend John Heide, thanks to this thread and the site, for ASP-1, I made. Joe I emailed you and am looking foward very much to emailing you. I'm hoping that you have some pics to add to the site. Same for you redman.

    Trip went well managed to pring a pile of American goodies home with me. I'm looking foward to May when I'll be back in Da Nang for a few weeks.

    Best Regards to all
    Semper Fi

    Mike Dybus


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    Mike what kind of work to you do now?
    I don't have any pictures of Nam, all mine got mess up a few years ago
    Got memories that will never go away
    Thanks for sharing
    Semper Fi Redman1


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    Mike, good to hear you made it home ok. Years ago, more than 20, I went to visit Heide when he was living on the west side of the state. After that I heard he moved to texas and that was the last I ever heard. He was really pushing hard at the time to get us the PUC we got screwed out of! I'd like to know what became of him too!
    I've got a bunch of pics posted on this site. You haven't seen them? Gonna go to my yahoo email now and answer that one! Catch ya later Mike!
    Semper Fi!
    Joe


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