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On board the USS Princeton (LPH-5) helicopter carrier, mid-Pacific Ocean. The Princeton was transporting HMM-161 to Vietnam in the wake of the Tet Offensive.
May 1968
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Winter, Ronald: Ron Winter, Helicopter gunner with HMM-161 (Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 161) between missions at Quang Tri. Inside a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter at port gun station, with .50 caliber machine gun and .38 caliber side arm. After about 1 month in country, still smiling.
June 1968
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Inside living quarters (hooch) in Phu Bai. More than 200 missions by now. Much different look to the eyes.
November 1969
 
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