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Soldier building a bunker. PFC Paul Hamson, from Briceon Minnesota, 12/1/1969

Iconography 1668: Jeff Hinman Vietnam Conflict photographs and slides
 Item, Object: 30, Box: 1
Bunker wall is being built at fire suport base Pershing. Empty mortar and artillery shell boxes are filld with dirt and stacked against at imber frame. Sand bags would be piled against the dirt filled bunker's exterior. The bunkers provided living space for soldiers at a firebase. Snakes and insects were also occasional occupants. The monkey was a 2/12th battalion pet with a mean disposition. Comment on back of photo: "Who's in charge here? It seems that Snoopy, the pet monkey, is the honcho as 2/12 warriors hustle to build a bunker at fire support base Pershing. - SP4 Jeff Jinman, 12 Dec 69"; Location: Fire Support base, Pershing, Northwest of Cu Chi, South Vietnam; photo by Jeff Hinman '68

Dates

  • 12/1/1969

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