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INDEX


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7/15th going to Vietnam in 1967
  

Ft. Bragg, NC Advance party flying out of Pope AFB in 1967

Stateside at Ft. Bragg, NC
7th Bn, 15th FA
"Honor Battery"
  [article]

   

Advance Party Lvs Ft Bragg:
7/15th FA Advance Party flies out of Pope AFB, NC, on 16 June '67
Photo: Hans Dollhausen

   

SS Walker Men of the 15th on board the USNS Walker bound for Vietnam

USNS Walker - 1967
Took 7/15th to Vietnam
Photo: Chuck Alexander

   

LT Tingstrom and
men of the 15th - 1967
Photo: Mike Donley

   

USNS Walker show for the troops Show for the troops on the Walker deck on the way to Vietnam in 1967

Show for the troops
on the USNS Walker
Photo: Roy Bowen

   

Is that a man
with 'mop' hair?
Photo: Roy Bowen

   

Passing time on "the slow boat to China" Navy band aboard the USNS Walker

Passing time on
the USNS Walker
Photo: Mike Donley

   

Navy band on
the USNS Walker
Photo: Mike Donley

   

USNS Walker Topside on the Walker cruisin to Nam

Main Party of 7/15th
arrives at the Port of
Qui Nhon aboard the
USNS Walker- 1 July 67
Photo: Hans Dollhausen

   

Topside on the
Walker.  Next
stop is Vietnam!
Photo: Roy Bowen


   

Advance Party of the 7/15th arrives in Qui Nhon

Click: USNS WALKER
to see an issue of
"The Walker Report"
published during the
7/15th voyage on
15 June 1967

7/15th FA Advance Party
arrives in Qui Nhon,
Vietnam on 19 June '67
Photo: Hans Dollhausen

   

LTC Robert B. Hankins
leading the 7/15th ashore
at Qui Nhon 1 July 1967


   

LZ Uplift -
First home of the 7/15th
near Phu Cat
Approximately 12km SSE Bong Son
    

Base camp at Phu Cat in 1967

Phu Cat base camp in 1967

Base camp at Phu Cat when the 7/15th FA first got to
Vietnam in 1967.  Photo: Roy Bowen

   

Mess Hall at Phu Cat

Ammo Bunker at Phu Cat

Photos of the Phu Cat base camp in 1968.
Mess Hall (left) and Ammo Section's Ammo Bunker (right)
Photos: Roy Bowen

   

Change of Command ceremony at LZ Uplift in 1967

Change of Command at LZ Uplift in 1967

LTC Robert B. Hankins relinquishes command of the
7th Battalion, 15th Field Artillery to LTC James Bluhm
at LZ Uplift on 23 September 1967
Photo: Hans Dollhausen

   

LZ Uplift from the air Installing gun pads at LZ Uplift
"Uplift International"
Summer 1968
[Complete story]
Photo: John Galkiewicz

   
Installing gun pads
Photo: Mike Donley

   
LZ Uplift perimeter Fire Direction Center
LZ Uplift bunkers
in Vietnam

   
Fire Direction Center
(FDC) bunker

   
HHB tents at LZ Uplift Huey using the helipad at LZ Uplift
View from 7/15th TOC,
looking south over the
HHB Tents toward
Highway 1, Sept. 1967
Photo: Hans Dollhausen

   
Looking West over 7/15 FA
HHB Tents, across Highway 1, showing 5th Cav Tents &
bunkers and a large helipad
in September 1967
Photo: Hans Dollhausen

   
PhuCatMntn.jpg (7790 bytes) PhuCatVly1.jpg (7989 bytes)
Photo: Paul Hunter

   
Photo: Paul Hunter

   
PhuCatVly2.jpg (9840 bytes) Bunk with mosquito netting
Photo: Paul Hunter

   
Photo: Paul Hunter

   
PhuCatMtrP.jpg (9991 bytes) PhuCatSink.jpg (6564 bytes)
Photo: Paul Hunter

   
Photo: Paul Hunter

   
Flag on Duster Hill at LZ Uplift Duster Hill in the background at LZ Uplift
Flag on Duster
Hill at LZ Uplift
March 25, 2000
Credit: Larry Howard


   
Broken generator!
Duster Hill in the 
background, LZ Uplift
August 1967
Photo: Dan Gillotti

   
Looking up toward Duster Hill from Highway 1 Generator providing 100 amp service to the 7/15th Aid Station
Duster Hill and 7/15th
compound from HWY 1
Credit: Mike Atwood

   
Generator with 100
amps to Aid Station
Credit: Mike Atwood

   
60KW Fremont Generator "borrowed" from the Air Force base Power Wagon stuck in the mud off road up to Duster Hill
Borrowed USAF 60KW
Fremont Generator Set
Credit: Mike Atwood

   
Victim of muddy road
up to Duster Hill
Credit: Mike Atwood

   
7/15th Tactical Operations Center (TOC) at LZ Uplift - 1967 Map of LZ Uplift
FDC entrance to the 7/15th
FA Bn Tactical Operations
Center (TOC) October '67
Photo: Hans Dollhausen

   
LZ Uplift map
Credit: Davo Holdorf,
Larry Howard, and
Mike Atwood

   
Duster Hill Dan Gillotti, Chief of Battalion FDC
Monsoon season
with Duster Hill
in the background
Fall months of '67
Photo: Dan Gillotti

   
SSG Dan Gillotti
Chief of Bn FDC
7th Bn, 15th FA
January 1968
Photo: Dan Gillotti

   
1968 BOQ of LTC Simpson and the 7th Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Change of Command Ceremony at the 7/15th
Old BOQ
Photo: LTC Simpson


   
Change of Command
Ceremony - 7 Dec 68
Photo: LTC Simpson

   
7/15th S-1 Shop LTC Simpson's hootch
7/15th S-1 Shop
Photo: LTC Simpson


   
"Home Sweet Home"
   of the 7/15th CO
Photo: LTC Simpson

   
Bunker along the perimeter Ceremonial rounds fired by the 7/15th at LZ Uplift
HHB, 7/13th Arty sign
Duster Hill in background
December 1968
Photo: Charlie Jefferson

   
Ceremonial rounds fired
by the 7/15th FA at Uplift.
(l to r) COL Kiefe, 41st
Commander, LTC Simpson,
7/15th Commander and CPT
Duane Giesen, B Btry BC

   

LZ Uplift

LZ Uplift

LZ Uplift

LZ Uplift in 1968
Photos: SGT Reeves

   

Members of the original BIG AMMO Click: USNS Walker
to see an issue
of the newspaper
"The Walker Report"
published during
the 7/15th voyage
15 June 1967
Original BIG AMMO
drivers(L to R): Martinez,
Swantise, and Montoya
Photo: Roy Bowen

   

   
Eight Inch Hill

(Eight Inch Hill was a part of LZ Uplift.  It was the northern most part of LZ Uplift that was carved out in late 1967)
500 meters north of LZ Uplift
   

8-Inch Hill Eight Inch Hill at LZ Uplift
Capt. Geisen and Lt. Roy
"March Order" 1969
8-inch Hill. LZ Uplift
Photo: Gary D. Harrington

   
B Btry, 7th Bn, 15th FA
on 8 Inch Hill on the north
end of LZ Uplift, Oct. 1967
Photo: Hans Dollhausen

   
B Battery, 7th Bn, 15th FA shooting direct fire from 8 Inch Hill at a VC Cave on the side of Miss America Mountain, October 1967 upliftgate.jpg (36991 bytes)
B Btry, 7th Bn, 15th FA
shooting direct fire at a
VC Cave on the side of Miss America Mountain, Oct 1967
Photo: Hans Dollhausen

   
Main gate to
8" Hill in 1969




   

Camp Radcliff at An Khe "The Golf Course"
Approximately 60km NW Qui Nhon, 60km ESE Pleiku
    

7/15th Battalion HQ in An Khe 8 Inch "Cyclops"
7/15th Battalion HQ
in An Khe 1970
Photo: Tom Tate


   
8 inch Howitzer
"Cyclops" 1970
C/7/15 An Khe
Photo: Tom Tate

   

Artillery Hill north of Pleiku
Approximately 5km NNW Pleiku
     

artyhillhor.jpg (34325 bytes) Arty Hill main gate

Artillery Hill in
the distance
Photo: 15th webmaster

   

Artillery Hill
main gate


   

Headquarters entry sign Logo sign

7/15th entry sign
HHB & Service Battery
Photo: 15th webmaster

   

7/15th entry sign
Artillery Hill - 1971
Photo: 15th webmaster

   

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52nd Group HQ - 1971
Just inside main gate
Photo: 15th webmaster

   
1/92nd Artillery - 1971
"Sound effects of Pleiku"
Photo: 15th webmaster

   
Looking at Artillery Hill through the windshield Artillery Hill mess hall, surrounded by banana trees
Looking toward the Hill
while driving out of Pleiku
Photo: Marvin Copeland

   
Mess Hall surrounded
with Banana trees
Photo: Marvin Copeland

   
Artillery Hill TOC Playing frisbee on Artillery Hill -- Top of hill in background
Tactical Operations Center
used by ASA in 1972
Photo: Marvin Copeland

   
330th rrfs det8
Army Security Agency
Photo: Marvin Copeland

   
French statue with 3-1-1961on pedestal B/6/14 two weeks after arriving on Arty Hill
French statue 3-1-1961
December 1965
Photo: Bob Lund

   
B Btry, 6/14 Arty
Moved in 2 weeks ago
December 1965
Photo: Bob Lund
   
Reservoir behind Artillery Hill Bare spot on side of Artillery Hill where jet crashed
6/14th Arty getting water
from reservoir behind
Artillery Hill
Photo: Bob Lund

   
Defoliated spot beneath
M-60 gun barrel is where
a jet crashed & burned
Photo: Bob Lund

   
Artillery Hill
Artillery Hill
Photo: Vietnam Studies

   

Ban Me Thuot
Darlac Province
   

Ban Me Thuot firebase C Battery, 7th Battalion, 15th Field Artillery building bunkers at Ban Me Thuot during the Vietnam War
C Battery 7/15th
in March and April
of 1968
Photo: Chas Hurst

   
C Battery, 7/15th
building bunkers
in March 1968
Photo: Chas Hurst

   

LZ Blackhawk on QL19 east of Pleiku
25km ENE Pleiku
    

LZ Blackhawk LZ Blackhawk bunkers
LZ Blackhawk
from the air 1971
Photo: Mike Mountain

   
LZ Blackhawk
bunkers - 1971
Photo: Mike Mountain

   
blkhwk19.jpg (47909 bytes) Montagnard village
LZ Blackhawk
from an OH58
in late 1971
Photo: 15th webmaster

   
Montagnard village
next to LZ Blackhawk
Photo: 15th webmaster


   
Summer of 1970 at LZ Blackhawk
Artillerymen of the
'Fighting Fifteenth'
in summer of '70
Photo: David Nelson

   

LZ Diamondhead
22km ESE An Khe
   

LZ Diamondhead Lumber for gunpads at Diamondhead
Binh Khe 1967
An Khe Pass rear left
Photo: Chas Hurst

   
Lumber for gunpads
Photo: Mike Donley


   
ROK show at LZ Diamondhead US vs ROK allies in a volleyball game
ROK show
Photo: Mike Donley

   
US vs ROK allies
Photo: Mike Donley

   
FDC bunker at LZ Diamondhead LZ Diamondhead
FDC bunker
Photo: Mike Donley

   
Diamondhead perimeter
Photo: Mike Donley

   
Mike Donley building bunkers at LZ Diamondhead Spade of #4 gun at LZ Diamondhead
Mike Donley shown
building #4 bunker
in Summer of 1967
Photo: Mike Donley

   
Spade of #4 gun at LZ
Diamondhead - 1967
Photo: Mike Donley


   
CPT Dollhausen at LZ Diamonhead in 1967 C Battery, 7th Battalion, 15th Field Artillery fires their 10,000th round in Vietnam
CPT Hans Dollhausen, Btry
Commander, C Btry, 7th Bn,
15th FA, at LZ Diamondhead
(Binh Khe), July 1967

   
C Btry, 7th Bn, 15th FA
fires their 10,000 round
4 September 1967
Photo: Hans Dollhausen

   
Change of Command at LZ Diamondhead
C Btry, 7th Bn, 15th FA
Change of Command from
Cpt Dollhausen to CPT Riech
14 September 1967
Photo: Hans Dollhausen

   

LZ English
5km NNE Bong Son
      

Tarmac at LZ English Tents at LZ English
Tarmac with Hueys
of Co B, 229th Avn Bn
Photo: Jim Bracewell

   
229th Avn Bn
tents at LZ
Photo: Jim Bracewell

   
Mess tent at LZ English Tony's Barber Shop at LZ English
Mess tent at 
LZ English
Photo: Jim Bracewell

   
Tony's
Barber Shop
Photo: Jim Bracewell

   
Hueys landing at LZ English 'Goofy Warriors' of Company B, 229th Aviation Battalion at LZ English in 1967
Hueys landing
on the tarmac
Photo: Jim Bracewell

   
'Goofy Warriors'
in 1967
Photo: Jim Bracewell

   

Happy Valley
28km WNW Phu Cat, 20km NW An Khe
    

FDC in Happy Valley
C Battery FDC Track
supporting Artillery
Raid into "Happy Valley"
August 1967 - 7/15th FA
Photo: Hans Dollhausen

   

LZ Hardtimes in the Vinh Thanh Valley
20km NE An Khe
   

Airborne 105 battery Bright, hot day at LZ Hardtimes
Airborne 105 battery
next to 7/15th
Photo: Chas Hurst

   
Bright, hot day
soon to change
Photo: Chas Hurst

   

LZ Oasis  [map]
24km SSW Pleiku
   

The Oasis FDC at LZ Oasis in 1971
LZ Oasis
"The Oasis"
Photo: 15th webmaster

   
FDC at Oasis
in 1971
Photo: John McCarthy, Jr.

   
8-inch gun pit at FB Oasis in 1971 Entertainment in the Oasis mess hall during 1971 in Vietnam
8-inch gun pit
in 1971 - 7/15th
Photo: John McCarthy, Jr.

   
Entertainment in the
Oasis mess hall - 1971
Photo: John McCarthy, Jr.

   
8 inch gun pit at LZ Oasis On the way!
8-inch gun pit
One of the 15th's?
Photo: Eddie Donato
C Btry, 56th Arty HAWK

   
"On the way"
Ground shaking!
Spring 1969
Photo: Eddie Donato

   
Americal area at LZ Oasis in early 1969 Command post of C Battery, 6th Battalion, 56th Artillery
C/6/56th Artillery,
Americal area in
March 1969
Photo: Eddie Donato

   
Command post
C/6/56th Artillery
March 1969
Photo: Eddie Donato

   
C/6/56th Arty and Americal area at LZ Oasis, RVN Sunset at the Oasis
Sandbag party in
March 1969
C/6/56th Artillery
Photo: Eddie Donato

   
Sunset at
the Oasis
Photo: Eddie Donato


   
Plei Mrong
Approximately 23 km NW Pleiku
   
PleiMrong1.jpg (35829 bytes) PleiMrong2.jpg (71218 bytes)

Plei Mrong photos submitted by 
CPT Ron Peters C Btry 1969-70

   

LZ Pony
22km E An Khe
    

Preparing to swap tubes at LZ Pony On the road west toward LZ Pony
Two-Gun Platoon of
C/7/15 at LZ Pony with
Ordnance Team to change
gun tubes from 8" to 175mm
October 1967
Photo: Dan Gillotti

   
On the road west
towards LZ Pony,
2nd vehicle ahead
hit a small mine
October 1967
Photo: Dan Gillotti

   
LZ Pony
A Battery, 7/15 Arty
Jeep that hit a mine
Photo: Gary McBride

   

LZ Schueller
east of the Mang Yang Pass
13km W An Khe
   

15 October 1971: The 3/3 ARVN Cav moved onto RSB Schueller replacing the 1/10th Armored Cav on perimeter defense. B Btry, 7/15 deactivated to Artillery Hill a day later. 
LZ Schueller
LZ Schueller
Along QL19 near
An Khe - 1971
Photo: 15th webmaster

   

LZ Two Bits near Bong Son
50km NE An Khe, 70km NNW Qui Nhon
   

LZ Two Bits Sign LZ Two Bits near Bong Son
Entry sign 1970
B Btry 7/15th
Photo: Tom Tate

   
B Btry 1970
LZ Two Bits
Photo: Tom Tate

   
Construction of LZ Two Bits
Aerial view of
LZ construction
Photo: Tom Tate

   

LZ Zager
Near Bong Son coast just N of LZ English
    

175RndZag2.jpg (23935 bytes) 175RndZag3.jpg (28576 bytes)
B Battery, 7/15 FA
preparing to fire the
Battalion's 10,000th round
Photo: Marvin 'Keith' Stanley

   
LT Barker on gun and
Josephus Blakely at
the end of the 175 tube.
Photo: Marvin 'Keith' Stanley

   
Ceremonial 175mm round Memento presented to B Battery Commander
250,000th Battalion round.
B/7/15 built LZ Zager next
to LZ North English. Ron
Barker and Duane Geisen(r).
Photo: Marvin 'Keith' Stanley

   
Memento presented to
B Battery Commander
Duane Geisen by the
175 Platoon.
Photo: Duane Geisen

   

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