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1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 3rd Tank Battalion.

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All photos courtesy of Ron Shuppy unless otherwise noted.
(With a lot of help from Keri Clevenger.)

Any help in identifying any of these Marines would be appreciated.

"PAYABLE"

          Digging a new "Tank Slot" at "Payable".  No dozer or "Blade Tank".

Far left, John Mackovich (sp?).

Left, Ron Shuppy, John Mackovich.

It's getting there, almost ready to move in.

Far left, Steve Baker.

Left, L to R, Warren Grossland, John Mackovich.

The "Tank Slot" and "Bunker" are done and the tank is moved in.

Far left, L to R, ?, ?, ?, Bob Fornwalt, Charlie Carson.

Left on Bravo one three, L to R, Ron Shuppy, Wayne Smull, Jerry Whall, ?, Charley Clements.

  Time for a beer.

Left, the "Razorback" and "Rockpile" are in the background.

Far left, L to R, Bud Coyle, Greg Martin, "Wild" Bill Nelson, Jerry Whall.

Left, Bud Coyle, Jerry Whall with "cheap" beer.

   Far left on "Andy Capp" (B13), L to R, John Mackovich, Steve Baker, Ron Shuppy, Harris Himes, Lloyd "Pappy" Reynolds, "TJ" Wharton.

Left, L to R, Lloyd "Pappy" Reynolds, Harris Himes, Steve Baker, John Mackovich, Pat Baddgor, "TJ" Wharton.

Far left, getting the word on a "Convoy Escort" towards KheSanh.

Left, the convoy formes up.

Far left, L to R, Harris Himes, Bud Coyl, Jerry Whall.

Left, L to R, "TJ" Wharton, Lloyd "Pappy" Reynolds.  "TJ" is just returning form our "Shower.

Note upper tank position in both photos.

Far left, the "Rockpile" as seen from the lower "Tank Slot".

Left, the "Rockpile" as seen from the upper "Tank Slot".

Far left, L to R, Wayne Smull, Bud Coyle, Jerry Whall.

Left, L to R, Charlie Clements, Ron Shuppy, Jim Holston.

      Far left, inside the "Bunker" at "Payable" L to R, Steve Baker, John Mackovich, Charlie Clements, Jerry Whall.

Left, Lloyd "Pappy" Reynolds may have had a touch of the "Raisin Jack".

 

"ROCKPILE"

At the "Rockpile" position.

Left, outside the "Bunker" looking towards the "Razorback", Greg Martin.

Right, inside the "Bunker", L to R, ??, ??, ??, Jerry Whall, ??, ??.

Left, Inside the "Bunker", L to R. "Wild" Bill Nelson, Jerry Whall.

Right, inside the new "Bunker" after the original one collapsed during heavy rains. (See Iron Horse Marine).

Lloyd "Pappy" Reynolds catching some Z's.

 

"CAMP CARROLL"

Left, L to R, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, Wayne Smull, Bob Fornwalt.

Right, L to R, Wayne Smull, Ron Shuppy.

The "Dehydrated Steak Fry" Lt. "Alphie" Himes did the cooking.

Left, L to R, ??, Harris Himes, Wayne Smull, ??, ??.

Right, L to R, ??, Harris Himes, Wayne Smull, ??, ??, ??, ??.

Left, the chief keep's on cooking.

Right, Ron Shuppy.

Look's like new "Hooch" platforms.

Left, ??.

Right, Ron Shuppy and ??.

Left, tanks at Carroll.

Right, the maintenance shed, L to R, ??, ??.

 

SOME BRAVO MARINES

   Left, Greg Martin.

Right, L to R, Wayne Smull, Jack Butcher.

Left, ??.

Right, L to R, Bob Fornwalt, "Wild" Bill Nelson.

     Left, Charlie Clements.

Right, Charlie Carson.

Left, L to R, Jerry Whall, Ron Shuppy.

Right, L to R, Lloyd "Pappy" Reynolds, Harris "Alphie" Himes.