Dale Wilson's Photos

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PFC Dale "Tiny" E. Wilson was a grenadier for the 2nd Platoon of Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Infantry from July, 1970 to sometime in early December, 1970.  Dale was injured during a major firefight on September 3, 1970.  He returned to the field on September 23, 1970 and transferred to the 31st Public Information Detachment as a photographer and correspondent in December, 1970.  Dale decided to stay in the Army after Vietnam.  He went to OCS in 1978 and retired as a major 1991, after teaching military history at West Point for three years.

Here are a series of photos provided by Dale E. Wilson:

Photograph by Dale E. Wilson

This sprawling aerial view of the Chu Lai airfield shows the concrete covered revetments that housed jet fighter-bombers from the Marine Air Wing and helicopters from the organic aviation battalion supporting the Americal Division.

Photograph by Dale E. Wilson

GIs wait to board a C-123 twin-engine transport for their first trip to LZ Bronco, the 11th LIB's base camp at Duc Pho.

Photograph by Dale E. Wilson

A female water buffalo on the side of Highway 1 on the way to Hill 4-11.  Note the feed container placed over the animal's mouth to keep it from eating the rice drying alongside the road.

Photograph by Dale E. Wilson

Marine fighter-bombers bomb a target about a half-mile from Highway 1 as a convoy carrying replacements makes its way to Hill 4-11 on August 1, 1970.