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Old 06-24-2013, 09:01   #31
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I was a platoon leader(SF officer doing infantry duty) with 2/5th Cav in 1970 when we invaded Cambodia from the Parrots Beak. We got a chance to see the largest NVA base camp ever found in Vietnam (by 3rd MSF). Most of it was underground and it was huge. Did not experience any sleeping gas attacks at all.
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Old 06-24-2013, 16:30   #32
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Old 09-05-2014, 15:24   #33
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121st AHC

I was with the 121st Assault Helicopter Company as a Door Gunner on a gunship. I was on 5 missions looking for Nick Rowe when we finally scooped him up. The 121st was not at the Parrots beak at any time. There was a spray ship at
Soc Trang for Agent Orange but that did not last long. The was another Tiger company called the Top Tigers but they were not out of Soc Trang or the 121st.
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Old 09-05-2014, 16:10   #34
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I was at Budop Aug 68-March 70.

Apparently a lot of the Cambodian incursion was launched from there just after I left.

I recall a chopper outfit with the callsign "Top Tiger" that worked our AO for a long time.

Don't recall just what they did.
We got a "work chopper" once a week and others who would drop ih for whatever reason, but I have forgotten who did what.
There were Caribous with "Tong" names and 130s with "Bookie" designators.
"Blue Max was cobras frrom the 17th ARA. They had a Pour Le Merit painted on their transmission housing.
I got a chunk of rocket in one lung courtesy one of them.
A month later I was back 0n site.
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