Summary - Various stages of Operation Vernon Lakes, hase I, in the Song Ve Valley, RVN. Operation conducted by 11th Light Infantry Brigade of the Americal (23rd Infantry) Division. Photographers accompanied troops on choppers to LZ Bulldog, which was to become the northern Fire Support Base for the operation. All firing is being done by B Battery, 6/11th Artillery, 11th Infantry Brigade. The security that accompanied the artillery in establishing FSB Bulldog was the CO of 3/1 11th Infantry Brigade. FSB Bulldog was also site of the Battallion TOC (Tactical Operations Center).
26 Oct 68 Lt. Sheets, Frame 1 Song Ve Valley Run - CWO 3 Honda piloting command chopper of Col. John Donaldson, 11th Brigade CO [Commanding Officer] over Song Ve Valley. Looking for suspected enemy position on 2nd day of Operation Vernon Lakes, Phase I.
25 Oct, Frame 2 - Cpt. Place (C) turns to RTO during troop movement of A Co., 3/1, 11th Brigade to selected command post on FSB Bulldog.
25 Oct Frames 3,4, and 5 - Chinook dropping in 105mm Howitzer on FSB Bulldog.
25 Oct 68 Photo 25 Frame 6 - Firing of 105mm Howitzer by B Battery 6/11 Artillery, 11th Infantry Brigade
25 Oct Frame 7 - Location FSB Bulldog - Lt. Galam bos (Steven) directs fire mission of the battery on FSB Bulldog.
25 Oct Frame 8 - Troops of A Co. 3/1st move up to command post on FSB Bulldog.
25 Oct Frame 9 Location- Clearing Brush at Command Post (CP) site - Cpt Jack Nolan (L) and Cpt Place, CO [Commanding Officer], A Co. 3/1 (Nolan is Battalion 53) clear away brush on site of command post with machetes.
25 Oct 68 - Firing of 105mm Howitzers by troops of B Battery, 6/1 Artillery.
Photograph VA030159, No Date, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 23 Nov. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=VA030159>.
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VA030159, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University