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Go to The mountains of Laos item page

The mountains of Laos are in the background and Oakes and a Forward Observer (FO) are directing artillery fire at suspected enemy concentration points along the Laotian border. This location is as far north and as far west as someone could go in…
Go to Oakes resting after going from Camp Doung Son to a platoon patrol base in August 1968 item page

Oakes resting after going from Camp Doung Son to a platoon patrol base in August 1968. Oakes had collapsed from heat exhaustion due to the intense heat.
Go to Men watching the results of the bombing of an enemy position in the far tree line item page

Men watching the results of the bombing of an enemy position in the far tree line. Operation Allen Brook.
Go to Operation Allen Brook item page

Operation Allen Brook. The patrol is receiving automatic weapons fire from the tree line in the background.
Go to 1st Marine Division band keeping the men occupied around April 27th just south of Hue item page

1st Marine Division band keeping the men occupied around April 27th just south of Hue. The men were waiting for a B-52 bombing mission to bomb a village the men had to go through. Two weeks before, the company had traveled through the village and…
Go to Oakes and LCPL Lamphere with the platoon radios just before Oakes began working with the company item page

Oakes and LCPL Lamphere with the platoon radios just before Oakes began working with the company. Lamphere was the man Oakes chose to replace him as platoon radioman. The day after this picture, Lamphere tripped a bobby-trapped hand grenade that took…
Go to Corpsman Kirkpatrick and Lt. O'Rourke of 3rd Platoon, B Company 1/27 May 1968 before Operation Allen Brook item page

Corpsman Kirkpatrick and Lt. O'Rourke of 3rd Platoon, B Company 1/27 May 1968 before Operation Allen Brook.
Go to Operation Allen Brook. F-4 Phantom releasing ordanace on an enemy position firing upon Oakes's unit item page

Operation Allen Brook. F-4 Phantom releasing ordanace on an enemy position firing upon Oakes' unit
Go to Rice paddies around the Quang Tri area item page

Rice paddies around the Quang Tri area
Go to Transite barracks at Da Nang airfield item page

Transite barracks at Da Nang airfield, April 1969. Taken when Oakes is about to leave the country.
Go to Oakes at Camp Hansen, Okinawa on his way home from Vietnam, April 1969 item page

Oakes at Camp Hansen, Okinawa on his way home from Vietnam, April 1969.
Go to Rice paddies in the Da Nang area item page

Rice paddies in the Da Nang area. The water in the paddies was usually twenty-inchs to two feet deep and at canals, the water was usually four or five feet deep and full of leeches.
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