LZ Stud-Vandegrift Combat
Base Page 1
Photo by Tony Mastriani
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Photo by Tony Mastriani
Photo by Tony Mastriani
Photo by Tony Mastriani
Photo by Tony Mastriani
Looking more or less from West to East, across Rt 9.I
(Tony)was on the crew that installed the first TRC-97
at Stud.  The original location was on a treed rise to
the East of the North end of the runway.  Sometime in
July/August ’68, there was a cyclone that caused the
relocation of the site to the HQ area at the bottom of
Signal Hill.  
Same perspective.  The original shot
was at the edge of the trees in the
center of the background.
From the original shot,
across the SeaBee area
(note the nice bunkers!),
to the HQ area.
Both of the original site.
Me (Tony), at original
site
From original site,
across airstrip and Rt 9.
Same perspective as above,From original site,
across airstrip and Rt 9.
Relocated shot (5th Comm Photo)
http://5thcommbn.com/5thcommbncom/index.html
The above set of Photos of LZ Stud are courtesy of Tony Mastriani who was with the 5th
Comm Battalion from 4-68~12-69and went to RR School with Bill McGighan and Dan
Anderson who were in HQ 4th Marines.
HQ Company 4th Marine Regiment
3rd Marine Division
Communications
Photo by Don Vanderslik
A shot of the bunker
at the top of the hill
is the Officers/NCO
club (I think) at
Vandegrift Combat
Base. Must of been
early 69.
In HQ 4th Marines general
area at a VCB BBQ. I think
its LCpl Greene at the
piss tube. April 1969
LCpl Shubbe cleaning his .45 in Radio Platoons muster hooch.
April 69
Sgt??? (Obie??) A very
visual Comm. NCO at a BBQ
at VCB general area at VCB.
April 69. Cool Marine!!
PFC Morgan. A wireman
in general living bunker
area for Comm. Platoon
at VCB.  April 69
GySgt Lynn, our SNCO Comm.
Chief in our Radio tent at VCB.  
Note Special Services weights.
May 69  Great Marine.
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Radio Operator‘s Cpl John Beane and LCpl ?? In-between a small
road behind radio tent and the concertina wire to the south at VCB.
May 69. John lost his life the first week after he went home in an
auto accident. He was supposed to be stationed with me and
Garretson at Camp Pendleton with 9th Support Comm. BN.
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This Tank at VCB was our
cover during our mine sweeps
between CaLu and the Rock
Pile. May 69 It would give our
mine sweep team a ride back
from the Rock Pile. Signal Hill
in background.
My view of Signal Hill from
just outside our Radio Tent at
VCB looking West. May 69
Comm.’s shitter at VCB
April 69
Cpl John Garretson in our
Radio tent at VCB.  LCpl
Shear(er) in background.
Note Special Services
weights. May 69
Cpl John Garretson in our
Radio tent at VCB.  Note
Special Services weights.
May 69
LCpl Larry ?? Air TAC
radio operator. HQ  COC
comm. Bunker at VCB.
May 69
LCpl Larry Larsen. Radio
operator HQ 4th Marines
in Signal Hill radio bunker.
Aug 69
Picture from "JR" R. Munoz
Picture's from "JR" R. Munoz
Picture's from "JR" R. Munoz
Picture's from "JR" R. Munoz
Picture's from "JR" R. Munoz
Picture from "JR" R. Munoz
Picture from "JR" R. Munoz