Pictures were submitted by
Ted (Max) McCormick
2nd Plt. 1/327thStand down at Camp Eagle.
Photo taken by Santos Castillio of Ryan, OK
Hamburger Hill Veteran.
Bastogne’s arty mess hall was directly
across where those two guys are
talking to the right. The day before
we had an ice delivery and someone
remembered a guke pacing the
steps off. The nest day at chow
time the first round hit the the mess
hall at chow time.
A Co 2/502 on Bastogne helo pad
4/70 preceding battle of Ripcord
Taken by Max as they approached
hill 882 on combat assualt 5/24/70
Hugh, Buzz” Bussy, 1st Plt B Co
1/327th, looking SE of the
second bunker on Bastonge
Mortar pit on Bastonge across from
Army mess hall.
April 14, 1970Shot of TOC on Bastonge
It took a barrage of 81mm motars
in three spepate attacks.
Shot taken after bunker guard. 4/70
from the first bunker on Bastonge.
1st squad 1st Plt. B Co. 1/327FSB Vehgel after battle of hill 882
Left to right “Snake” Tom Barker,
Ted McCormack, Travis Shattle,
Ed White, “Buzz” Hugh Bussey and
kneeling Erick Miller
Here is a shot of 1st Squad 1st Plt 1/327th Inf 101st Abn Div (AMBL) during Tet 70 during
Operation Randolf Glenn, Jan 70. We just returned from an all night ambush and had hot chow waiting.
The M-60 is covered with a tarp (as you know Monsoon’s in Jan in Northeren I Corps).
Lt to right: John Albro, Pheonix Az, M-60 gunner Travis Shattle, Tampa,Fla,
Don Stoba,Clifton NJ, Kevin Mclaughlin, PA, Ted McCormick, Glennie, Mi and standing Erick Miller, Salem, Wi.
Johnny Yarbourh was finishing his second tour with B Co and a Hamburger Hll vet…derosed in Feb 70.
During this misson (which was supposed to be “Top Secret”) we came out of the jungle to be used as a blocking force south of Quang Tri for a expected Tet offensive by the NVA. It never materialized.
We had forced marched 20 K’s with full field gear during the night, through the hills, down Hwy 1 to Phu Bai, etc. only to board Arvin Navy junks, then we sailed thought the night in the hulls like sardines assualting the beach at dawn. There on the beach in the middle on knowhere was a mama-san with a Moped …selling cokes. After a couple of weeks we returned to jungle.