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John Barden (1-68 to 1-69 HHC) supplied me with some interesting information about the history of this truck -
In April or May of 1968 it was blown up by a command-detonated mine on its way to Company D at Tam Ky. The truck flipped over, and it was totaled. No one was hurt badly. We built up a new one with ½ inch steel in the bed, sand bags and mounted the 50-caliber machine on it. It did not last a month. The frame broke from the overloaded armor plating. We removed the steel and sent it to support maintenance. The brass was worried because of the unauthorized modifications. It belonged to S-4 as I remember.
The following information was sent to me by Terry Hall (December 2010)-
The photo of Chu Lai airbase titled "Spy Planes" are of Navy Sqdn VW-1, EC121 Super Connies parked in front of the building at the north end of runway at Chu Lai. The building behind the planes housed both VW-1 and NASU (Navy Air Support Unit). I was with NASU station there from Feb. 1968 to Oct. 1969.
More info on VW-1 Can be found at their website:
If you look at the website there are some photos I submitted listed under "NASU Chu Lai"..