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1. Welcome sign at Soc Trang, 1965.
Photo by: Robert Payette 
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2. Reuben Ritter and the 121st Welcome sign at Soc Trang, 1963-64.
Photo by: Reuben Ritter. 
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3. "Tuffy the Tiger" Mascot for the famed Soc Trang Tigers. Tuffy was raised from a baby and loved hot dogs.  Tuffy was playful and played rough.
Photo by: Reuben Ritter 
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4. A close-up of Tuffy the Tiger.
1963-64

Photo by: Reuben Ritter 
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5. Sgt. Ritter, about three vehicles behind this jeep when it was destroyed by a mine. Soc Trang. 1963-64
Photo by: Reuben Ritter 
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6. Land mine casualties. Soc Trang.
1963-64

Photo by: Reuben Ritter 
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7. Troop movement in with an M-13 APC in Soc Trang. 1963-64
Photo by: Reuben Ritter 
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8. Another shot of the APC. 1963-64
Photo by: Reuben Ritter 
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9. An H-21 used for troop movement and cargo transportation. 1963-64
Photo by: Reuben Ritter 
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10. Another H-21 transport in Soc Trang. 1963-64
Photo by: Reuben Ritter 
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11. This is the type fighter and bomber we had at Soc Trang in 63-64.
Photo by: Reuben Ritter 
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12. A T-28 Fighter (I think) returning to Soc Trang. 1963-64
Photo by: Reuben Ritter 
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13. Casualty of VC small arms fire. Soc Trang 1963-64
Photo by: Reuben Ritter 
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14. Another Casualty of the Vietnam war. Soc Trang 1963-64
Photo by: Reuben Ritter 
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15. This plane crashed on landing.  No casualties. Soc Trang 1963-64
Photo by: Reuben Ritter 
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16. Fruit bats.  Oddly enough, they roosted in a cemetery near the air strip in Soc Trang 1963-64
Photo by: Reuben Ritter 
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17. These were captured VC weapons. All are handmade. They were very ineffective at a distance, but are deadly at close range. Soc Trang. 1963-64 Photo by: Reuben Ritter 
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18. More captured VC weapons.  They are, I believe, known as Sevedish K's. Soc Trang 1963-64
Photo by: Reuben Ritter 
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19. More captured VC weapons and equipment. Soc Trang 1963-64
Photo by: Reuben Ritter 
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20. Another shot of the captured VC weapons and equipment. Soc Trang. 1963-64
Photo by: Reuben Ritter 
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21. Removal of President Diem's statue in Soc Trang after his assassination. 1963-64
Photo by: Reuben Ritter 
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22. This was a Vietnamese Witch Doctor performing a ritual to remove demons from an insane man. The ritual was not a success. The man burned his house down the next night . Soc Trang 1963-64
Photo by: Reuben Ritter 
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23. Captured mines and explosives from an operation near Vin Chau. 1963-64
Photo by: Reuben Ritter 
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24. T-28 getting ready for mission in Soc Trang. 1963-64
Photo by: Bill Verebely 
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25. 25th inf. new door gunners for H-21 choppers in Soc Trang. 1963-64
Photo by: Bill Verebely 
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26. H-21 being brought home to Soc Trang. 1963-64
Photo by: Bill Verebely 
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27. T-28 with VNAF, in and back out for a mission, Soc Trang. 1963-64
Photo by: Bill Verebely 
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28. T-28 going out loaded, Soc Trang. 1963-64
Photo by: Bill Verebely 
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29. Tuffy "the Soc Trang Tiger" of 121st fame, Soc Trang. 1963-64
Photo by: Bill Verebely 
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30. USAF O-1 FAC plane at Soc Trang. 1963-64
Photo by: Bill Verebely 
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31. Army L-19 FAC plane at Soc Trang. 1963-64
Photo by: Bill Verebely 
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32. Mowhawk at Soc Trang. 1963-64
Photo by: Bill Verebely 
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33. H-21 Copter, Soc Trang Tiger. 1963-64
Photo by: Bill Verebely 
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34. USAF end of Soc Trang air field, 1963-64
Photo by: Bill Verebely 
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35. Soc Trang Unit Patch, 1963-64
Photo by: Bill Verebely 
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36. 1st. Air Commando patch, Soc Trang, 1963-64
Photo by: Bill Verebely 
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37. Soc Trang Air Field Control Tower, 1963-64.
Photo by: Bill Verebely 
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38. T-28 with the landing gear shot out by VC, 1963-64.
(Same plane shown in photo #11 above by Reuben Ritter).

Photo by: Bill Verebely 
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39.  Another view of the T-28 showing Air Commandos doing the repairs.
Photo by: Bill Verebely 
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40.  Air Commando T-28 with wing loaded for a mission.
Photo by: Bill Verebely 
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41.  Air Commando T-28 being loaded with naplam.
Photo by: Bill Verebely 
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42.  ARVN going out on a mission on the H-21 Copters of the 121 Av.Bat.
Photo by: Bill Verebely 
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43.  Air Commando "Charles" with 11' 6" python pet.
Photo by: Bill Verebely 
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44.   Air Commando play time with pet python snake.
Photo by: Bill Verebely 
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