Fuel dump at Chu Lai beach Vietnam 1971

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Denilo on March 28, 2009

This Picture of the fuel dump was the constant target of the VC when they shot rockets at us each night. If you look to the left you can see the hooches where the marines lived. One rocket hit, would have destroyed the whole living area.

jerrykap on December 10, 2011

I was serving as the mobile POL laboratory officer located in the tank farm during the Tet attack of Jan 68. It was great duty up until then! The ammo dump blew skyhigh and the tank farm took slight damage but didn't blow. Glad to leave in May of68 after quite a few more 122mmm rockets were sent our way. I'd love to connect with others who were there.

vnvetlester on December 11, 2011

Hello jerrykap,I would suggest contacting someone at ;www.americal.org to get some info.Welcome home brother and thank you for your service.

ohrings on March 24, 2013

Hello jerrykap! I was in the tower on the ocean when all hell broke loose on January 31, 1968. I still have a piece of shrapnal that came from the ammo dump. Several rockets fell short, one hit but did not explode and another hit MAG16 next door. That was probably the worse night of my life up to that point. The best morning I ever saw was us still standing when the sun came up! I was in the USN and was responsible for the security of the fuel farm that night. Alive and well in Waterford michigan ohrings@aol.com

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Photo taken in Tam Nghĩa, Núi Thành, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam

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