Recon Platoon 1969-1970 - Mike Atherton, Steve Barton, John Johnson

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Recon - ARVN Compound on TL7A - 1969
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Steve Barton, left, Cotton, seated, ARVN, right (Steve Barton Photo)

Recon - Early 1969
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Looking out from ARVN compound on TL7A (Steve Barton Photo)

Recon - Early 1969
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Villagers making thatch for roof (Steve Barton Photo)

Recon - Early 1969
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View of Trung Lap - TL7A at Hwy 1 (Steve Barton Photo)

Recon - Early 1969
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Charley loses another hiding place (Steve Barton Photo)

Recon - Early 1969
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Walking wounded, Cotton, in 1/5 hooch in Cu Chi (Steve Barton Photo)

Recon - Early 1969
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Wounded Recon: Merrell, left (Steve Barton Photo)

Recon - Bad Day in the Ho Bo Woods - Early 1969
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Line company track hit a mine and burned all night (Steve Barton Photo)

Recon - Early 1969
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Small ammo cache found by Barney, driver of 003 (Steve Barton Photo)

Recon - Early 1969
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Charley's front yard after a trim by "B52 Lawn and Garden" (Steve Barton Photo)

Recon - Early 1969
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Barney, "Sarge", and Roman Matz (Steve Barton Photo)

Recon - Early 1969
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McCray, Cotton, Clark, "Hollywood", "No Bic", Unkn (Steve Barton Photo)

Recon - Early 1969
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Go Dau Ha still life (Steve Barton Photo)

Recon - 1969
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002 vs mine, mine wins (Mike atherton Photo)

Recon 1969
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Banks, left, Bullock, right (Courtesy Mike Atherton)

Recon with Flame - 1969
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"Red", far left, Banks, foreground (Courtesy Mike Atherton)

FSB Devens 1969 - Former Recon
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Sniper Raymond "Tex" White, KIA 01/07/70

Recon 1969
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Mike Atherton in the bush (Courtesy Mike Atherton)

FSB Devens - Recon 1969
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Mike Winterbottom (Mike Atherton Photo)

FSB Devens - Recon Hooch 1969
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Frank Cabral, left, Scott, right (Courtesy Mike Arherton)

Recon Treasure Hunt 1969
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One round would have got us all .. :-) (Courtesy Mike Atherton)

Recon 1969
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Mike Atherton on point (Courtesy Mike Atherton)

Recon 1969
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Mayberry loading C-rations (Mike Atherton Photo)

FSB Devens - Recon 1969
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005 and Unkn Recon (Mike Atherton Photo)

FSB Devens - Late 1969
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From Left: Dennis, Jerry Bay, John Johnson, Mike Winterbottom(Mike Atherton Photo)

FSB Devens - Late 1969
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Center: Billy Roberts & Donnie Chastain, both KIA 02/28/70 (Mike Athertom Photo)

FSB Devens - Recon 1969
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Left: Donnie Chastain, Billy Roberts, John Johnson (Mike Atherton Photo)

Recon - Late 1969
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Looks to be a bridge track going somewhere (Mike Atherton Photo)

Recon - 1969
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Flame getting set to fire (Mike Atherton Photo)

Recon 1969
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Flame lays down a steady stream (Mike Atherton Photo)

Recon 1969
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Set oven at 1400 degrees and roast Charley for about an hour (Mike Athertom Photo)

Recon 1969
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More flame (Mike Atherton Photo)

Recon 1969
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Flame from another angle (Mike Atherton Photo)

Recon 1969
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Recon moves in to clean-up what flame has left (Mike Atherton Photo)

Recon - Lan, a soda girl, KIA - Early 1969
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Lan tripped a booby trapped grenade while selling sodas, Len Buzzard on right (Steve Barton Photo)

Recon 1969
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We think this guy was the 1/5th barber (Mike Atherton Photo)

Recon 1969
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Hobo Woods (Mike Atherton Photo)

Recon 1969
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More HoBo Wood Bush (Mike Atherton Photo)

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Recon - Early 1969
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Inside view of ARVN compound on TL7A on way to FSB Patton (Steve Barton Photo)

Recon - Early 1969
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Another inside view of ARVN compound on TL7A (Steve Barton Photo)

Recon - Early 1969
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Home improvement - Village outside FSB Patton on TL7A (Steve Barton Photo)

Recon - Early 1969
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Hooch in Trung Lap - Hwy 1 and TL7A (Steve Barton Photo)

Recon - Early 1969
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Steve Barton checking a hole (Steve Barton Photo)

Recon - Early 1969
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More wounded - Mike Winterbottom on left (Steve Barton Photo)

Recon - Early 1969
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Wounded Recon at Cu Chi - Merrell left, then Mike Winterbottom (Steve Barton Photo)

Recon - Bad Day in The Ho Bo Woods - Early 1969
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Three APC's lost in 5 minutes - 1 KIA (Steve Baron Photo)

Recon - Early 1969
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Booby trapped 105 round (Steve Barton Photo)

Recon - Early 1969
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003 monkey "Sarge" (Steve Barton Photo)

Recon - Early 1969
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Front: Steve Barton, Sgt. Clark, Back: McCray, Unkn, "Hollywood" (Steve Barton Photo)

Recon - Early 1969
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Tetley, McCray,Big Sister, Len Buzzard (Steve Barton Photo)

Recon - Go Dau Ha - Early 1969
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Ribbon Cutting - Gen. Black behind girl (Steve Barton Photo)

Recon - Early 1969
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River Scene - Go Dau Ha (Steve Barton Photo)

.50 Cal maintenance - "008" 1969
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Donnie "Little Red" Chastain, front, KIA 02/28/70 (Courtesy Mike Atherton)

Recon 1969
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Mike Winterbottom, right, with other Recon (Courtesy Mike Atherton)

Recon 1969
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Zinke on the .50 cal (Courtesy Mike Atherton)

FSB Devens - Recon 1969
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"Red", 1st section (Mike Atherton Photo)

FSB Devens - Recon 1969
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"Casual Guy", 1st section (Mike Atherton Photo)

FSB Devens -Track Repair "Outside the Wire" 1969
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Scott, "007" driver (Courtesy Mike Atherton)

FSB Devens 1969
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Mike Atherton, left, Mike Winterbottom, right (Courtesy Mike Atherton)

Recon 1969 - Vietnamization at Work
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Recon track swarming with ARVN - Hide everything !! (Courtesy Mike Atherton)

Recon 1969 - Vietnamization on Track 004
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Jerry Bay, driver, Dave Kline, TC, John Johnson, w/16 (Courtesy Mike Atherton)

Recon - Late 1969
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Mechanized Infantry wasn't always mechanized (Mike Atherton Photo)

FSB Devens Recon Hooch - Late 1969
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Front: Jerry Bay, Henry, Back: Rose, Mike Winterbottom, Unkn (Mike Atherton Photo)

FSB Devens - Recon 1969
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Recon on track row (Mike Atherton Photo)

FSB Devens - Recon 1969
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006 heading toward gate (Mike Atherton (photo)

Recon - Late 1969
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Cobra Gunship prepping for Flame (Mike Atherton Photo)

Recon 1969
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Flames spews it's lethal load (Mike Atherton Photo)

Recon 1969
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Flames hosts a BBQ (Mike Atherton Photo)

Recon 1969
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Flames handiwork from a different angle (Mike Atherton Photo)

Recon 1969
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More flame (Mike Atherton Photo)

Recon 1969
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A little flame is good, a lot is better (Mike Atherton Photo)

Recon 1969
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Recon moves in (Mike Atherton Photo)

Recon 1969
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Neither ambush, RPG, or taxi girl could stop the mail (Mike Atherton Photo)

Recon - 1969
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Some ARVN activity (Mike Atherton Photo)

Recon 1969
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Recon tracks moving through the HoBo Woods (Mike Atherton Photo)

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