web pages contain a photo essay of events involving
Company C, 1/16th Mechanized Infantry, 1st Infantry Division (Bandido Charlie)
during 1968 and 1969. During
this period, Company C operated throughout the operational area of the 1st
Infantry Division in provinces north of Saigon. This area was from south of
the base camp at Lai Khe, north to Loch Ninh and Quon Loi, the Iron Triangle
area west of Lai Khe, and east to the 1st Air Cav base camp at Phuoc Vinh.
Gary Martens was squad leader in the first platoon of Company C, from October
1968 to October 1969.
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children of Andien just west of Ben Cat, the neighboring village of Long Cau,
and other villages.
and villages in the operational area of the 1st Infantry Division.
Charlie at Fire Support Base Huertgen in the Iron Triangle, and other NDP's
and Fire Support Bases around Lai Khe.
13 - Thunder Road, from Saigon through Lai Khe to An Loc and Loc Ninh. The
highway to the 1st Air Cav base camp at Phuoc Vinh.
Khe - 1st Infantry Division headquarters and primary base camp of the Big
Long Cau, a small village just north of Ben Cat, and other villages in Song
operations called reconnaissance in force, search and destroy, ambush patrols,
etc., conducted by Bandido Charlie
of the 1st Infantry Division areas of operation, and money used by the US
military in Vietnam.
aircraft in action in Vietnam.
of veterans of Bandido Charlie from 1966 through 1970.
to web sites related to Bandido Charlie, the 1st Infantry Division, Vietnam
and the Vietnam War.
picture taking experience in Vietnam.
Memory of Those Who Lost Their Lives in the Republic of Vietnam - a list of
Bandido Charlie veterans give their lives in service to their country.
A chronological listing of operations of Bandido Charlie, Company C, 1/16th.
Photos from the First Infantry Division reunions and the Bandido Charlie Association reunions.
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