PHOTOS FROM BRUCE REID
|Photographs taken by Bruce D. Reid; 2-11 Artillery and Division Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile)|
|Note from Bruce: These are scans of some of the slides and print negatives that I took during my Vietnam tour in 1971. I scanned the color negatives rather than the color prints due to color alteration issues with the prints. The colors on the negatives have changed a bit with time but not at all like the prints. I acquired a camera late into my tour so I missed the chance to take photos of other firebases.|
Bob Hope Show - This performance was Dec. 25, 1971 at Camp Eagle. The
first clear day in a long time. I remember getting a sunburn that
01 Bob Hope and Jim Nabors
02 Jim Nabors, Bob Hope, and ?
03 Hope and cast
04 Singer name not remembered
05 Jim Nabors
06 More Gals
07 Some of the crowd
Camp Eagle - These were taken December. 1971 - January, 1972
01 Old French Bunker at entrance to Division Artillery area
02 Somewhere in the area of 2-11 Artillery
03 Helipad at Division HQ
04 Somewhere on Camp Eagle
06-11 Views along the Camp Eagle perimeter defenses
FSB Bastogne - Taken summer and fall of 1971
01-04 B Battery 2-11 Artillery 155mm Towed
05-16 Views around FSB Bastogne
17 View of FSB Bastogne from Highway 547
18 This may actually be FSB Birmingham
19 105mm battery cant remember unit
20-22 8 inch and 175 mm guns of the 24th Corps Arty
23 A visit from the Red Cross Doughnut Dollies
24-25 A steak cook-out
26-29 A convoy came off Highway 547 to stay on the FB at the end of the day in October 1971. Dont know where they were from or where they were headed. Number 29 is the M42 Duster giving a tracer show after dark.
30-49 Misc. views of life on FSB Bastogne
50 HQ 3rd Regt. 1st ARVN Division Sometime in the fall of 1971 the base changed to ARVN control. They replaced the US TOC with a more elaborate new structure.
51 ARVN troops picking up their rations.
Highway 547 - Taken along Highway 547 between the Song Huong bridge to
FSB Bastogne, Fall 1971. Several of these show the aftermath of
Typhoon Hester (October, 1971)
01-03 Roadside village, possible Montgnard resettlement
04 Coastal Uplands
05 Roadside building
06-08 Showing Song Huong bridge destroyed by Typhoon Hester.
09 Engineer ferry across Song Huong after typhoon Hester
10 Song Huong river
11-12 West end of Song Huong bridge after Typhoon Hester
13 Roadside village
14 Walled compound along Highway 547
Hue Vicinity - These were taken just before Thanksgiving 1971 while on
a convoy along QL 1 from Camp Eagle to Camp Evans.
01 04 Roadside scenes
05 Market scene
06 Church, name unknown