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David Harrington | 47th Infantry Division

4:39   |   David Harrington describes the harrowing experience that flying in & out of Vietnam via chopper was every time. Facing enemy artillery fire and, at times, total darkness called for precision and focus from every member of the platoon.

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Keywords   :     aircraft    helicopter    chopper    airlift    darkness    focus    precision    perimeter    VC (Viet Cong)    artillery    Mekong River    Claymore mine

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  • Military Assistance Command, Vietnam  |  Vietnam  |  Army  |  0 Photo

    Photos of MACV advisors and their South Korean counterparts provided by David Harrington. He fought as a MACV adviser to the South Vietnamese regional forces in 1968-69 after being rotated out of the 9th Infantry Division.

  • Mobile Riverine Force  |  Vietnam  |  Army  |  0 Photo

    These photos of Mobile Riverine Force troops were provided by David Harrington. Mr. Harrington fought with the 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division in the Mekong Delta to destroy the Viet Cong presence in the Mekong.

  • A Shau Valley 1971  |  Vietnam  |  Army  |  0 Photo

    David Harrington provided these photos, taken in mid 1971, of aerial views of the A Shau Valley. Mr. Harrington was an operations officer with the 101st Airborne Division and participated in the division's A Shau Valley operation.

  • Camp Eagle  |  Vietnam  |  Army  |  0 Photo

    Photos of David Harrington and his unit at Camp Eagle, a major combat base garrisoned by the 101st Airborne Division. Mr. Harrington was stationed at Camp Eagle as a operations officer for the division.

  • Dong Ha 1971  |  Vietnam  |  Army  |  0 Photo

    Photos of Dong Ha in 1971 provided by David Harrington. Mr. Harrington was at Dong Ha as an operations officer while determining if the NVA was preparing to launch a large scale offensive. That imminent offensive was the 1972 Easter Offensive.

  • Fire Base Tomahawk  |  Vietnam  |  Army  |  0 Photo

    Photos of Fire Base Tomahawk provided by David Harrington. FB Tomahawk was base near Hue that was garrisoned by the 101st Airborne Division. Mr. Harrington was stationed at FB Tomahawk while an operations officer for the 101st.

  • Forward Ops Lam Son 719  |  Vietnam  |  Army  |  0 Photo

    These photos of the ill-fated Operation Lam Son 719 were provided by David Harrington who was an operations officer with the 101st Airborne Division, which provided assistance to the ARVN forces invading Laos as part of Lam Son 719.

  • Hue 1971  |  Vietnam  |  Army  |  0 Photo

    Photos of Hue in 1971 provided by David Harrington. Mr. Harrington was stationed near Hue at Fire Base Tomahawk while an operations officer for the 101st Airborne Division.

  • Quang Tri 1971  |  Vietnam  |  Army  |  0 Photo

    Photos of Quang Tri in 1971 provided by David Harrington. Mr. Harrington was an operations officer with the 101st Airborne Division and was sent to Quang Tri to determine if incoming ordnance was artillery, which would signal that an NVA offensive.

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