<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC -//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2//EN> <HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>Thomas (Tom) Daniel's "Mole City" Vietnam Album. B/2/77, '68 - '69</TITLE> <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"> <META NAME="keywords" CONTENT="2/77Army Artillery Stories,6/77Army Artillery Stories, Personnel Rosters, 2/77Artillery Pictures, 6/77Artillery Pictures, Photos, Graphics, Rosters of 2/77Field Artillery Killed In Action, KIA, 6/77Field Artillery Killed In Action. 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Mole City got its name because almost everything except a lookout tower and the kitchen was at least partially underground. B/2/77 went in right after New Year's 1969 and stayed until April. Re-Supply was by chopper, out of Tay Ninh. <br> Thanks to Tom for these donations. <br> <TABLE BORDER=2 ALIGN=CENTER> <tr> <td><a href="mole6.jpg"><img src="mole6_sm.jpg"></a><br><small>This is where Tom and his ammo Crew spent a lot of their Vietnam Time.</small></td> <td><a href="mole14.jpg"><img src="mole14_sm.jpg"></a><br><small>This is pretty clear for an aerial shot. Mole City.</small></td> <td><a href="so15.jpg"><img src="so15_sm.jpg"></a><br><small>The Ceremony at Mole City. Half of Ammo getting ARCOM, Tom Bronze-Star. <br> (This is a correction. Originally, I thought the Arcoms and Tom's Bronze were with the V for valor. Having read Tom's Citation, I believe they in fact <b>SHOULD</b> have been. Tom and his crew braved MORTAR and Rocket fire to fulfill that mission and supply <b>110 tons</b> of urgently needed ammo to Dau-Tieng Base due to increased enemey activity in that area. So, in my opinion, this is yet another example of Army SNAFU.) --'nuff said. </small></td> <td><a href="TrangBang.jpg"><img src="TrangBang_sm.jpg"></a><br><small>USO Show, Trang Bang. 4 July, '68. By the way, this and the Pool at DT are the only photos that are NOT at Mole City, so far.</small></td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="ammosection-2.jpg"><img src="ammosection-2_sm.jpg"></a><br><small>Ammo Section & 2 other Guys At FSB WOOD 1. Clockwise from Tom, top left; Peter Noel, I think from Conn.; Johnson, from CA; the BC's driver, who's name Tom doesn't recall; John Otero, believed from NM; Calp, who's homeTom doesn't recall; and Smith (Smitty) from the Maintenance section.</small></td> <td><a href="1.jpg"><img src="1_sm.jpg"></a><br><small>FSB MCNair. FSB McNair- L-R Lambert, unknown, Smitty with Brent Gayler's flak jacket after a mortar attack. Happily, Brent was NOT in it! </small></td> <td><a href="3dbdepool-dt.png"><img src="3dbdepool-dt-sm.png"></a><br><small>I'm not sure when in '68 this was. It was when I was there the 3RD BDE, 25 INF DIV. POOL. Much of 2/77 Moved to Cu-Chi some time in '68. And yes, It did have a playboy insignia at the bottom. That's Tom at the Pool. I made 2 Dives, and our 67 -68 Focus crew had a heck of a time at that pool only once. </small></td> <td><a href="airmobile-ammo-tayninh.jpg"><img src="airmobile-ammo-tayninh-sm.jpg"></a><br><small>Had to lift a LOT of ammo to the Battery at DT from Tay Ninh. This is how it was done when road transport was not feasible or too slow. </small></td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="best-pokerplayr-nam-and-tom.jpg"><img src="best-pokerplayr-nam-and-tom-sm.jpg"></a><br><small>This is Tom and the best poker player in 'Nam killin time with a couple of hands. </small></td> <td><a href="bootiful-kids-tayninh.jpg"><img src="bootiful-kids-tayninh-sm.jpg"></a><br><small>Some beautiful kids tay ninh area. </small></td> <td><a href="bunkers-tayninh-area.jpg"><img src="bunkers-tayninh-area-sm.jpg"></a><br><small>Some bunkers in the Tay Ninh area</small></td> <td><a href="chinook-goin-up-tayninh.jpg"><img src="chinook-goin-up-tayninh-sm.jpg"></a><br><small>Another load goin up under a chinook</small></td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="convoy-near-tayninh.jpg"><img src="convoy-near-tayninh-sm.jpg"></a><br><small>B Battery in convoy near Tay Ninh. Looking forward towards gun 4 </small></td> <td><a href="fsbhull1.jpg"><img src="fsbhull1-sm.jpg"></a><br><small>An Airstrike between FSB WOOD II AND NUI BHA DHEN. </small></td> <td><a href="fsbhull2.jpg"><img src="fsbhull2-sm.jpg"></a><br><small>FSB Hull and shows R-L standing, Firing Battery Chief MSG Johnson, Otero, Noel, PFC Johnson (no relation), and Calp, fixing a flat tire. </small></td> <td><a href="fsbwood.jpg"><img src="fsbwood-sm.jpg"></a><br><small>FSB Wood II also. Same air strike</small></td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="fsb-wood2.jpg"><img src="fsb-wood2-sm.jpg"></a><br><small>Bunker at FSB WoodII. </small></td> <td><a href="god-i-hated-that-job.jpg"><img src="god-i-hated-that-job-sm.jpg"></a><br><small>This is a pic of TayNinh, and was apparently during the Emergency Re-Supply of DT Base. I really HATED hookin 'em up. Wonder if anyone else did? </small></td> <td><a href="insert-fused round-here.jpg"><img src="insert-fusedround-here-sm.jpg"></a><br><small>Put that big bullet in the hole</small></td> <td><a href="johnson-and-flores.jpg"><img src="johnson-and-flores-sm.jpg"></a><br><small>Johnson and Flores at FSB Danford</small></td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="snugglin-up-chinook.jpg"><img src="snugglin-up-chinook-sm.jpg"></a><br><small>Takin a 'lean up' break against a Chinook.</small></td> <td><a href="standup-hookup-jumpoff-run.jpg"><img src="standup-hookup-jumpoff-run-sm.jpg"></a><br><small>Stand up, - Hook up, Jump off - and RUN</small></td> <td><a href="tayninh1.jpg"><img src="tayninh1-sm.jpg"></a><br><small>mess hall at Tay Ninh that took a direct hit from a 122 mm rocket (no casualties). </small></td> <td><a href="the-brute.jpg"><img src="the-brute-sm.jpg"></a><br><small>What Field Artillery is about</small></td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="tom-3bdepool-dt.jpg"><img src="tom-3bdepool-dt-sm.jpg"></a><br><small>Tom at the pool. Plain-tee good fun</small></td> <td><a href="tom-fsb.jpg"><img src="tom-fsb-sm.jpg"></a><br><small>Tom at a FSB Beside a VC skull on a post on the perimeter wire at Mole City</small></td> <td><a href="tom-garlandglaze-gainesville-ga.jpg"><img src="tom-garlandglaze-gainesville-ga-sm.jpg"></a><br><small>Tom and Garland Glaze from Gainesville Georgia. At Tay Ninh, though not ACTUALLY. Fsbs were named for the city, village, or Creek they were nearest to. I.E. TayNinh. </small></td> <td><a href="tom-gettin-field-strac.jpg"><img src="tom-gettin-field-strac-sm.jpg"></a><br><small>Tom gettin "strac" in the field. At FSB Danford</small></td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="tom-hootch-dt.jpg"><img src="tom-hootch-dt-sm.jpg"></a><br><small>Tom by a hootch at DT</small></td> <td><a href="tom-hootch-dt2.jpg"><img src="tom-hootch-dt2-sm.jpg"></a><br><small>Tom by hootch again.</small></td> <td><a href="tom-nam.jpg"><img src="tom-nam-sm.jpg"></a><br><small>Another shot of Tom in 'Nam. a village close to Mole City</small></td> <td><a href="toms-not-so-sweet-home.jpg"><img src="toms-not-so-sweet-home-sm.jpg"></a><br><small>Tom's not - so - sweet home at FSB Hull. </small></td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="tom-thumper-dt.jpg"><img src="tom-thumper-dt-sm.jpg"></a><br><small>Tom with his "Thumper" At DT Base. Or so we of earlier years called it. </small></td> <td><a href="tom-thumper-ready.jpg"><img src="tom-thumper-ready-sm.jpg"></a><br><small>Tom and "Thumper" are ready for anything. At an FSB very near Tay Ninh</small></td> <td><a href="viet-funeral.jpg"><img src="viet-funeral-sm.jpg"></a><br><small>A Vietnamese Funeral near FSB Hull. </small></td> <td><a href="bbattery-greenshowr.jpg"><img src="bbattery-greenshowr-sm.jpg"></a><br><small>This is Tom and the Ammo Crew's Solar heated shower. At Fsb Danford. The lump under neath the plastic is the section M-60 MG. Vietnam Troops went "Green" before it was in 'fashion'</small></td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="bectel-l-convoy-tayninh-trangbang-withbrute.jpg"><img src="bectel-l-convoy-tayninh-trangbang-withbrute-sm.jpg"></a><br><small>Bectel on the left convoy from Tay Ninh to Trang Bang, towing the gun Brute<small></td> <td><a href="dtncoclub-xmaspartygirl.jpg"><img src="dtncoclub-xmaspartygirl-sm.jpg"></a><br><small>Some of the NCO Club Xmas Party entertainment</small></td> <td><a href="dtxmas-partygirl.jpg"><img src="dtxmas-partygirl-sm.jpg"></a><br><small>Just a different position. FSB WOOD I. </small></td> <td><a href="dtxmas-singrgirl2.jpg"><img src="dtxmas-singrgirl2-sm.jpg"></a><br><small>Another Singer Girl</small></td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="xmasparty-singergirl.jpg"><img src="xmasparty-singergirl-sm.jpg"></a><br><small>More of the entertainment</small></td> <td><a href="tom-atdanford.jpg"><img src="tom-atdanford-sm.jpg"></a><br><small>Tom at FSB Danford</small></td> <td><a href="tom-at-wood.jpg"><img src="tom-at-wood-sm.jpg"> </a><br><small>Tom at FSB Wood</small></td> <td><a href="brentgaylorDTNCOXMASPARTY.jpg"> <img src="brentgaylorDTNCOXMASPARTY-sm.jpg"><br></a> <small> This is Tom's Buddy Brent Gayler at the DT NCO Christmas party. Lower right corner. Sorry it was previously mis-spelled </small> </td> </tr> <td><a href="McNAIR-oopsie.jpg"><img src="McNAIR-oopsie-sm.jpg"><br></a><small>This is Tom with his foot in the hole an 81mm Mortar fired from an 82mm VC/NVA tube in the bed of one of his section's trucks. </small></td> <td><a href="VNTombo.jpg"><img src="VNTombo-sm.jpg"><br></a><small>BEFORE there was Rambo, there was TOMBO. </small></td> <td><a href="MoleCitytower.png"><img src="MoleCitytower-sm.png"></a><br><small>A Great shot of the "Mole City" Guard/Counter-Mortar Tower</small></td> </tr> </TABLE> <hr color=red> <center>| <a href="indexmain.html" target="righttarget">HOME</A> | <hr color=red> <H3><CENTER>|<a href="ftlewisalbum.html">Ft. 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