Convoy from Dong Ha to Camp Carrol
HQ Company 4th Marine Regiment
3rd Marine Division
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Convoy, Rough Rider what ever you want to call it I was on one around April of 1968 going from Dong Ha
back to Camp Carroll. I think it was when I was returning from an equipment run, every few weeks a
person was sent to the rear to deliver and pick up equipment, the far rear being Da Nang. So you usually
took a convoy or helicopter to Dong Ha then a C 130 to Da Nang and spent a few days on in-country R&R
(Rest & Relaxation) around Da Nang then back up north to Camp Carroll or where ever you were going
back to with the repaired or new equipment.
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The photos are in sequence taken with the first one at Dong Ha me sitting on the truck and taking a photo
of a dog handler and his dog as we were just leaving for Camp Carroll on route 9. The second photo is
looking forward  and the third photo is looking back at the start of our convoy
First photo is also looking back at the convoy and the second is looking forward, any one have a idea
who this marine might be? The helicopters would use the roads just like us Just a little faster and higher
off the ground. A marine waving to them, is that your ring and bracelet???
The helicopter closer, closer, photo on the right is a bend in the rood and looking at the front of the
convoy.
Route 9 runes east to west, Dong Ha on the east right by the ocean, we were traveling inland. The two
photos on the left are of a relocation camp or village, you can see the tin roofs in the distance. Photo
on the right is a out post along route 9, might be ARVN not sure.
Two photos on the left are closer ones of the out post along route 9. Photo on the right as we entered a
village along route 9, and you think your house is bad.
Three more photos as we traveled through the villages, middle photo you can just barley see a child
around the marines helmet, they would run along the convoys hoping we would toss candy or C rations.
Photo on the left is a distant shot of the back end of the village/relocation camp and if you look at the
hill in the center on top you can just make out the spotting tower at the east end of Camp Carroll.
Photos on the right are as we head into the not so friendly area, DMZ is just over the hills to the right.
squad of grunts taking a break and cleaning up, lucky ones to guard route 9.
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