The Mighty Ninth

Strive To Reach The Summit


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Slide109.jpgMarch of the ElephantsOnce again, elephants are captured as part of the Vietnam lore.
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Slide73.jpgElephant RunwayBattery position next to path used by the locals with elephants.
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Slide71.jpgBig TruckThe locals manage to domesticate the water buffalo and the elephants for their work purposes. Also, the enemy used them as truck-haulers.
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Slide21.jpgGathering aroundGather round the guns, boys.
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Danny_-John_Wayne-_Fort.jpg46 years earlier...Not much change, eh?
The FDO wouldn't wear his .45cal, so when we moved, I usually did. Other times, it set on the FADAC if someone wasn't wanted in the FDC. So, it was handy to have around. It sent a message.
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Slide113.jpgTaking the high groundNothing like taking the high ground and getting a commanding view of the horizon. Probably one of the better firebases for locating direct support artillery. Won't have to worry about firing "high angle" missions, either.
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DFort1a.jpgBeen fun, goodbye!Sp5 Danny Fort all dressed up in khakis at Cam Ranh Bay...heading home to the land of the Big PX.
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cowboy.jpgStill a CowboyDanny Fort, even some 46 years later, proves he's still a cowboy living in Headrick, Oklahoma and serves as the Town Mayor.
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Danny_and_Geary.jpgAnother Buddy Found!Danny links up with another 2/9th Redleg. Geary Burrows (right) was in the "B" Battery FDC in the 1967-68 era. Geary was wounded in the Spring/Summer of 68 and sent home.
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Danny_and_Buddies.jpgGood Looking GroupDanny decided to link up both with Terry Stuber (left) and Geary Burrows (right) for a solid BS session between redleg brothers.
We met for a Supper, along with our wives in Altus, NM on Sept 16, 2011. Terry and his wife were on their way to NM. We had a ball telling on each other.
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DFort-TStuber.jpgSurprise VisitorTerry Stuber links up with Nam buddy Danny Fort {2009}
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DFort.jpgModern-day DannyDanny still retains the nickname "Cowboy" and has the hat to prove it!
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