!!! Advance Base !!!
This girl is one of 5 which hung around the base on the canal.
This is the advanced base Rach Soi near Rach Gia on the western coast of the Mekong Delta. The Brownwater Navy, the Seabees and Seals were stationed here in 1970. I cannot find Rach Soi on any the map. It is on a canal near an airfield no more that 5 miles South from Rach Gia by road. Seabees, Seals and PBR Sailors were stationed at this base.
THE RACH SOI
A view of the Canal showing Vietnamese Navy Costal Patrol Boats
A local store for Ice and Rice
A Hilocopter flys low beyond the canal banks
The Canal Banks lined with shacks and boats
Across the road is the town of Rach Soi
Another view of Rach Soi
The Rach Gia Airport at Rach Soi
First Person I met when I arrived.
The Rach Soi Crew Cleaning the Kitchen.
A Seagoing junk Parked on opposite bank.
Five young girls in sampans looking for handouts.
A Boat crew photographed by Corpman Bill Luppeti HM3 [1967-1970].
EMAIL: bacsi1970[ at ]hotmail.com
Another Boat crew photographed by Corpman Bill Luppeti HM3 1967-1970
Four local kids photographed by Corpman Bill Luppeti HM3 1967-1970
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