Dong Ha Combat Base And Airfield During The Vietnam War

Dong Ha Combat Base And Airfield During The Vietnam War



This entire 55-minute video provides an overview of Dong Ha base during the vietnam war. To purchase the entire video go to The video documents activities of Marine Corps, Air Force and Navy personnel at the base. Shows numerous buildings (Air Force compound, tent city, airfield) around the base. Shows Marines guarding the perimeter, Air Force police patrolling the area and some construction at the base. Also includes scenes shot at nearby Dong Ha Village and Navy personnel off-loading supplies from a LCM at the cargo ramp on the Cua Viet River. Includes excellent aerial views of the entire base, as well as lots of activities at the airfield, off-loading munitions and equipment in . of Operation Hastings. Most of the footage is covered by a music soundtrack with captions. Also includes narrated newsreel footage of activities in and around the base.

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Mike Cipriani
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Mike Cipriani

I spent at least five months or so at the Dong Ha ramp, night shift. 1969

satchhuntzhall1
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satchhuntzhall1

Used to like to night logger there in 68 the Marines had an nice mess hall there

e james
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e james

GOOD MORNING VIETNAM ! HOW'S YER dong HA ?

Tho Vi
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Tho Vi

Cũng vẫn phải có hệ thống phòng không bảo vệ cơ à chính tỏ vẫn sợ không quân cộng sản bắc Việt tấn công. tưởng vnch cùng Mỹ hiện đại rồi không cần phải lo nghĩ gì nữa

Barry Westfall
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Barry Westfall

My 105mm howitzer battery (Hotel, 3/12) was the first Marine unit to occupy Dong Ha in June '66. No other Marines there except a Force Recon company commanded by Major Dwain A. Colby. Our battery supported Colby's recon teams being inserted just south of DMZ. We used Marine H46 choppers out of Phu Bai, and I flew with the teams during insertions and extractions to call in artillery fire as required. The area was full of NVA and quite often we would extract a team the same day or next day after an insertion. At that time (June '66) there… Read more »

HỒNG VĂN ĐỖ
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HỒNG VĂN ĐỖ

I was there in 1972, leaving in July. Was attached to the Comm Center from 7th Com Bn.

Nguyen Lien
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Nguyen Lien

vietnamese play Cai Luong Show that mean they want to become a state of China. Ho Chi Minh already offered Vietnam to China. We came to their traps.We lost war because we treat Vietnam as a independence country.We lost the war. We lost chair in The United Nation.

Quy Mai TV
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Quy Mai TV

Mỹ đầu tư và đổ quân vào cuộc chiến Việt nam ,cùng tay sai nhưng bị nhân dân Viêt nam Dũng cảm chiến đấu ,đánh cho phải ôm đầu máu ,chạy rút quân về nước..đó là tất yếu rồi Video tốt

william Tran
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william Tran

Beautiful excellent

thúy duyên
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thúy duyên

Kennel

Narthnanaut
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Narthnanaut

I see a lot of you who comment below had served in this town. With such a huge force both men and equipment but could not defeat Vietnamese it meant Vietnamese are so strong and dare die for their coutry. Should stop in war with this people, they love peace but very fierce if forced to fight and win!

Toni Kemppainen
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Toni Kemppainen

So does Dalai Lama.

Toni Kemppainen
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Toni Kemppainen

Mongolians are calling you guys for help.

Toni Kemppainen
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Toni Kemppainen

Improve morale in combat bases.

DoorKicker
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DoorKicker

Common people don't understand that war creates the world's economy.
Always has, always will.
We need wars.
Sad but true.

Brent White
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Brent White

I was there 67 68 with 9th Marine Scout Sniper plt. Dong ha was our rear. Served my time with 1/9. This clip brought back alot of memories. Our commanding officer Col. Barrow was the finest Marine I ever met & served under. Left Christmas 68.

r k
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r k

Great video but distracting music.

The roadrunner Jarhead
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The roadrunner Jarhead

I flew to Danang in 1967. Got orders to Echo 2/9 3rd Mar. Div. I was told to expect at least one Purple Heart before my tour was over. Flew to Dong Ha, checked into company headquarters. Spent 3 days there getting acclimated, zeroing in my M16. First night there we took incoming artillery. Jumped in a long deep trench about 7 or 8 feet deep. Joined my company at Cam lo. We moved the up the road a couple miles south west of Con Thien where my platoon was on a road block. At times trucks carrying KIAs from… Read more »

Tommy Oakes
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Tommy Oakes

I was there in 1969 I’m still there in 2020☠️☠️☠️☠️

Daniel Padova
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Daniel Padova

I was stationed at Dong Ha in '68/'69. I was a Seabee with MCB-7. Our first job only a day or so after arriving in Dong Ha was to pour the concrete that formed that loading ramp, 3:10 into the film. We had to pour pile caps in the river. These formed the bottom foundation for the ramp. It was hotter than hell. After only a couple of days, the flak jackets, helmets and shirts came off…..LOL One day a forklift dropped an entire pallet load of Shasta chocolate soda. Guess what we drank for the next month.

D Nguyen
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D Nguyen

why sitting duck there
wipe them out in one hour , drop million ton bomb at once , no more VC

Tom Jackson
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Tom Jackson

Was there in65/66 First Force Recon Company, Marines.There was nothing there then.

Phil Sutherland
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Phil Sutherland

Was at Dong Ha with the 1st Bn, 9th Marines in early 1967. It did not look like this back then. But, I never really saw all of it. We, the Marines, were in tents on one end, with sandbags on the sides not far from the 175 mm cannons that they had there. Those things would rock the entire tent when they fired.

Alfred Feagins
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Alfred Feagins

I was stationed at Dong Ha from 1966 to 1967. That tracked vehicle with the twin cannons in the open turret is the m42 aka the Duster. Each of its guns can fire at the rate of 120 rounds per min. of high explosive 40mm ammo. Designed primarily for antiaircraft use, it was used in the Nam for ground support, protecting truck convoys, combat assult support and providing perimeter security. I was a crewmember on it.

BADMOJO
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BADMOJO

3/4 MARINES , LIMA CO , 1966-68 DMZ, DONGHA , CAMLO , CON THEIN TO KHE SANH……YOUNG AND PROUD ……..BADMOJO

Daniel Dennison
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Daniel Dennison

Was there in 68 for a few months

David Jacot
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David Jacot

I was there in 69, Navy patrol boats escorting the landing craft and river patrol at night Wow.

MajWMartin
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MajWMartin

I was there too.1971 and 1972 A/2/17 Cav 101 Abn. The 101 went home in the spring about the time the North flat out invaded the south. I transferred to the 196 Lt. Inf. Bde and they sent us back up to man OPs on some of the old bases.

JH13530
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JH13530

John Huhn
Dong Ha Dec.66 Thru March 67 I was there with the 11th Engineer Bat. USMC. Setup our base camp on a hill overlooking the air strip. Arrived in country with 11th Engineers Nov.29 1966 aboard the USS Point Defiance from Camp Pendleton Calf.

Surya Prakash Acharya
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Surya Prakash Acharya

Thank you

James Frazier
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James Frazier

Was there 68-69 comm. co. Spent a lot of time doing mine sweep to task force hotel. Anyone else remember task force hotel. Rifleman first and mos 2nd. Semper fi to all.

the nguyen
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the nguyen

Thế này mà thua vn

Jessie Blanton
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Jessie Blanton

Trump needs to get the pow home from NAM american pow you are not for got a bout.