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Silver Star presentation.
BG John Barnes, 173rd Abn Bde CG, presents the Silver Star to LT Paul Erlich, Company A, 1/50(M), for the successful night ambush of an NVA company at the Dak Po on QL 19 west of LZ Schueller.
File size: 100K. Photo courtesy of Jim Woodall.

SGT James Stolinski of Omaha, Nebraska
SGT Stolinski's track was A Company's point on patrol at grid ZT033720 when it hit a large mine at 4:29 p.m. on March 26, 1968 . He, PFC Richard Belinge and SP4 Charles Moomey were killed and six WIA evacuated to Qui Nhon. At 6:33 p.m., the APC was blown in place by EOD.
File size: 69K, Photos courtesy Mary Stolinski

Vietnam Firefight-1st Bn, 50th Inf
Men of Alpha Company, 1st Bn (Mech), 50th Inf, reel off Highway 19, ten miles west of An Khe, to quell sniper fire from the wood line. The mechanized element pulls road reaction for the 173rd Airborne Brigade along the busy supply route.
File size: 34K. Official U.S. Army photo.

Battle Damaged APC
An armored personnel carrier of Alpha Company, 1st Bn (Mech), 50th Infantry shows typical damage resulting from running over a mine while it awaits repair or demolition. Stress fractures in the hull could be deemed unrepairable. Note that all weapons have been removed.
File size: 29K

Display of Captured Weapons
NVA weapons captured by Alpha Company, 1st Bn (Mech), 50th Inf, on 15 January 1969 are displayed in the battalion area at Camp Radcliff, An Khe.
File size: 34K. Photo courtesy of Jim Woodall.

Captured NVA Weapons.
Another view of the NVA weapons captured by Alpha Company, 1st Bn (Mech), 50th Inf, on 15 January 1969 while on display in the battalion area at Camp Radcliff, An Khe.
File size: 34K. Photo courtesy of Jim Woodall.

Bridge over Troubled Waters
An M113A1 of Alpha Company, 1st Bn (Mech), 50th Infantry about to cross south over the Bong Son River in Binh Dinh Province (on or about May 1969).
File size: 34K. Photo courtesy Ray Sarlin.

Morning patrol out of LZ Action
A Company, 1st Battalion (Mechanized), 50th Infantry departing LZ Action via Highway 19 one morning in early 1969 on patrol. Was it just another day, or would it become something more?
18K. Photo courtesy of Mark Hannan.

Highway 19 to LZ Action
On the road to LZ Action, Company A, 1st Battalion (Mechanized), 50th Infantry moves cautiously east down Highway 19 in 1969.
12K. Photo courtesy of Mark Hannan.

Be it ever so humble....
Jim, an APC driver in A Company, 1st Bn (Mech), 50th Infantry in his hootch at LZ Action in Spring 1969. Seriously though, in your Webmaster's humble opinion, track drivers in Nam deserved every bit of creature comfort they got. Their balls were on the line!!!
18K. Photo courtesy of Mark Hannan.

Hunting trophys on display, Sept. 1970
The captured ammo pile came from an engagement of 1st Plt, A Company, 1st Battalion 50th Infantry in September of 1970.
84K. Photo courtesy of Bob Page.

Hanging on for dear life!
A squad of A Company, 1st Bn (Mech), 50th Infantry lifts off in a Slick during a mission in Binh Thuan Province in 1970.
73K. Photo courtesy of Bob Page.

On patrol in Binh Thuan.
LT Bob Page of 1st Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion (Mechanized), 50th Infantry prepares to cautiously move out on a mission in Binh Thuan Province, shadowed by the ever-reliable RTO.
60K. Photo courtesy of Bob Page.

Do-it-yourself water resupply.
A Company, 1st Bn (Mech), 50th Infantry during a mission in Binh Thuan Province in 1970.
73K. Photo courtesy of Bob Page.
 
 
T.C.!
A Company, 1st Bn (Mech), 50th Infantry during a mission in Binh Thuan Province in 1970.
73K. Photo courtesy of Bob Page.
Planning for action!
A Company, 1st Bn (Mech), 50th Infantry during a mission in Binh Thuan Province in 1970.
73K. Photo courtesy of Bob Page.
Battalion S-3!
A Company, 1st Bn (Mech), 50th Infantry during a mission in Binh Thuan Province in 1970.
73K. Photo courtesy of Bob Page.
Captured VC!
A Company, 1st Bn (Mech), 50th Infantry during a mission in Binh Thuan Province in 1970.
73K. Photo courtesy of Bob Page.
One form of urban renewal.
A Company, 1st Bn (Mech), 50th Infantry during a mission in Binh Thuan Province in 1970.
73K. Photo courtesy of Bob Page.
Go away, please!
Joe of A Company, 1st Bn (Mech), 50th Infantry between missions in Binh Thuan Province in 1970. 73K. Photo courtesy of Bob Page.
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