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Photos From David (AKA Wally) McNaught
I'm in the front in civies drinking a beer from my canteen cup.  SP4 Larry Taylor from Maryland is right behind me.
SP5 Ouellette in top left background, just getting back from the showers.  Some of the other guys in the photo wereSP4 Winnicki, SP4 Jarvis Rau, and Sp4 Jim Tompkins. Front center with plaid shirt on is Michael Carpenter, HHD BN  clerk.  The guy in the yellow shirt, far right, is John Brown.
In my bunk writing home.  I still have all my letters I sent home to my ex-wife.  Note my Wally haircut and glasses.
My  name is  David McNaught.  I served in Vietnam  from September 29, 1967  to September 28, 1968.  I was  based the entire time at Camp Camelot, home  of the 71st Transportation Battalion.   My initial duty was for a period
of six weeks in  the Headquarters Company  Battalion Message  Center.  Bi-weekly  trips were made  with SP5 Larry Taylor and SP4 Jarvis Rau to the 4th Transportation Command in Saigon and to the Newport Terminal,
northeast of Saigon.
David McNaught -Wallydog - Late 1967
Time  was also spent  in construction  of Adams prefabs,  protective bunkers, and  sandbag details.  I observed  the final removal  of the tents.  There was a tremendous  increase in the number of assigned personnel to the 71st,
which created its  own set of  problems in billeting,  movement of incoming  personnel,  and the  morale problems  because of  the long hours worked by all personnel with the 12-hour shifts worked at Newport and the two hours
spent in transit.  On November 6, 1967 I was requested to replace the Sergeant in charge of the Battalion PX located in a trailer outside Battalion Headquarters.  The lack of off time  access to  a PX that provided all  the necessary
daily  living needs of the hard working GI's  made it necessary to  have a well-stocked facility  operating long hours to cover both periods of off time for night and day people.
I'm in the front in civies drinking a beer from my canteen cup.  SP4 Larry Taylor from Maryland is right behind me.
SP5 Ouellette in top left background, just getting back from the showers.  Some of the other guys in the photo wereSP4 Winnicki, SP4 Jarvis Rau, and Sp4 Jim Tompkins. Front center with plaid shirt on is Michael Carpenter,
HHD BN clerk.  The guy in the yellow shirt, far right, is John Brown.
Another One Of Those Late Night Beer Sessions
I  was a licensed CPA in  civilian life.  The Battalion Command learned of  this and selected me to fill a critical need, the responsibility of management of all aspects of the Battalion PX, including ordering and retrieval of all
merchandise from the II Field Forces Main PX.  The previous  management was a concern due to reported shortages and inadequate supply. The Command reported a morale problem as line company personnel were not able to
complete their daily mission, make the long  trip to Newport, and get  their necessary daily living needs  taken care of.  The71st PX  became one of the more successful adjuncts of the II Field Force PX.  The 71st PX  closed in
October 1968, a month after my departure  when the 64 Quartermaster PX in the adjacent area opened.
Left to Right - Jarvis Rau - Jim Tompkins - Larry Taylor - Not Sure About The Other Guy
Left to Right - Jarvis Rau - Jim Tompkins - Larry Taylor - Not Sure About The Other Guy
The  three  photos  above are  of SP5  Jim  Tompkins.  Jim  was  the personal  driver for  the commanding  officer,  LTC Frederick  Hagreen.  Jim  was the  son of a  VP of Engineering  for Oldsmobile  Division of Gereral Motors.  I grew very close to Jim as his bunk was across from mine and he also drove me many times when I needed him and the CO did not need him.
I operated the PX under the auspices of II Field Forces PX while remaining assigned to the 71st.  Sales increased by 400 to  500%  and  reported  shortages  were reduced  to  minimal  amounts  for  the next  10 months.  I also  
managed  the financial record keeping for the EM Club opened near the newly constructed Battalion amphitheatre.  In late December, 1967,  because of my CPA  background, I was asked by the Adjutant,  Capt. Hendrix, to keep
the books and file reports for the Sundry Fund, which received income from the EM Clubs.  Later in my tour, I also kept the books for a Battalion EM Club, which was opened and managed by various Battalion personnel and
civilian employees.  I was promoted to SP5 on March 27, 1968.
The  three  photos  above are  of SP5  Jim  Tompkins.  Jim  was  the personal  driver for  the commanding  officer,  LTC Frederick  Hagreen.  Jim  was the  son of a  VP of Engineering  for Oldsmobile  Division of Gereral Motors.  I grew very close to Jim as his bunk was across from mine and he also drove me many times when I needed him and the CO did not need him.
The  three  photos  above are  of SP5  Jim  Tompkins.  Jim  was  the personal  driver for  the commanding  officer,  LTC Frederick  Hagreen.  Jim  was the  son of a  VP of Engineering  for Oldsmobile  Division of Gereral Motors.  I grew very close to Jim as his bunk was across from mine and he also drove me many times when I needed him and the CO did not need him.
The  three  photos  above are  of SP5  Jim  Tompkins.  Jim  was  the personal  driver for  the commanding  officer,  LTC Frederick  Hagreen.  Jim  was the  son of a  VP of Engineering  for Oldsmobile  Division of Gereral
Motors.  I grew very close to Jim as his bunk was across from mine and he also drove me many times when I needed him and the CO did not need him.
Due  to  the access  to the Battalion area  of operations,  I assisted  Sgt.Chang  and others  with  providing  security and hospitality for several USO groups to our area, specifically Coach Woody Hayes from Ohio State and several
Australian music groups.  I made several trips with Sgt. Chang to Saigon to arrange or confirm future groups.  I also attended Bob Hope's Long Binh Christmas Show.  Of interest was the red alert and gunfire that stopped Woody
Hayes' film show.  He was traumatized by the incident and chose not to continue.
Dennis Koziel - Served 25 Months In Vietnam
Dennis  Koziel - AKA Chuck Wagon
Dennis  Koziel - AKA Chuck Wagon - Dennis Koziel - Served 25 Months In Vietnam -
1966 - 1968
On  September 8, 1968  my  replacement had  assumed  responsibility  for the PX  operation.  To  fill in  my final days, I volunteered to work with the Battalion  Chaplain in dealing  with the orphans  from the orphanage next to
Newport, who were being  supported by the Battalion.  Thirty-seven boys and  two girls were transported to Camp Camelot for a movie in the chapel, a meal in the mess hall, and a trip to the 24th Evacuation Hospital for minor
physical exams and smallpox and diptheria vaccinations.  It was a very rewarding experience for all who assisted.
Left Photo  -  Lt. Doyle Gaither  - The officer in  charge of me for  most of my  tour.  He was the  assistant adjutant and handled  personnel matters  in the Battalion.  Right Photo - First Sargent Chang And Lt. Gaither - Sargent Chang went out on a limb for me and several others.  I worked for him in matters related to the NCO Club.  He worked in personnel for the Battalion.
Left Photo  -  Lt. Doyle Gaither  - The officer in  charge of me for  most of my  tour.  He was the  assistant adjutant and handled  personnel matters  in the Battalion.  Right Photo - First Sargent Chang And Lt. Gaither - Sargent Chang went out on a limb for me and several others.  I worked for him in matters related to the NCO Club.  He worked in personnel for the Battalion.
Left Photo  -  Lt. Doyle Gaither  - The officer in  charge of me for  most of my  tour.  He was the  assistant adjutant and handled  
personnel matters  in the Battalion.  Right Photo - First Sargent Chang And Lt. Gaither Sargent Chang wentout on a limb for me and
several others.  I worked for him in matters related to the NCO Club.  He worked in personnel for the Battalion.
The six photos above are of another good friend of mine, Bob Masteller who hailed from Bremerton, Washington.  He was a real funny character and we had a lot of good times together.  He had a pregnant wife at the same time mine was expecting.
The six photos above are of another good friend of mine, Bob Masteller who hailed from Bremerton, Washington.  He was a real funny character and we had a lot of good times together.  He had a pregnant wife at the same time mine was expecting.
The six photos above are of another good friend of mine, Bob Masteller who hailed from Bremerton, Washington.  He was a real funny character and we had a lot of good times together.  He had a pregnant wife at the same time mine was expecting.
The six photos above are of another good friend of mine, Bob Masteller who hailed from Bremerton, Washington.  He was a real funny character and we had a lot of good times together.  He had a pregnant wife at the same time mine was expecting.
The six photos above are of another good friend of mine, Bob Masteller who hailed from Bremerton, Washington.  He was a real funny character and we had a lot of good times together.  He had a pregnant wife at the same time
mine was expecting. - Far Right Photo - I wonder what the Colonel would have said about this.
In mid September 1968 I was rewarded with a leave  to the R&R Center at Camp Zoma between  Yokahama and Tokyo, visiting   Mt.  Fuji, Lake  Hakone,  and  Tokyo  where I visited  the National  Olympic  Complex, the  
Toyko  Tower, the Imperial Palace, the Ginza District, and attended a Japanese floor show and dined with 20 other GI's in a fine restaurant that featured Kobe beef served by Kimono clad geisha girls.
These two photos are of SP5 Nelson Ouellette, known as the Frenchman, who doubled as a barber for many of us.  Nelson ran the Battalion Message Center which received all of the mail and broke it down for all of the companies.  I worked for the first month and a week for him.
These two photos are of SP5 Nelson Ouellette, known as the Frenchman, who doubled as a barber for many of us.  Nelson ran the Battalion Message Center which received all of the mail and broke it down for all of the companies.  I worked for the first month and a week for him.
These two photos are of SP5 Nelson Ouellette, known as the Frenchman, who doubled as a
barber for many of us.  Nelson ran the Battalion Message Center which received all of the mail
and broke it down for all of the companies.  I worked for the first month and a week for him.  
David And I At The 2004 Long Binh Vietnam Veterans Reunion in Pigeon Forge, TN - July 1, 2004 - 36 Years Later
David And I At The 2004 Long Binh Vietnam Veterans Reunion in Pigeon Forge, TN - July 1, 2004 - 36 Years Later
Left - Me And David Waters - Right - David Waters From North Carolina - David was one of the nicest gentlemen I met in the service. Far
Right - Dennis Koziel
Left Photo - SP5 Rick Lemons from Iowa.  Rick was an artist and a draftsman for the Battalion.  He and I ate lobstertail one night until I got sick.  Lucky it was the only time that we ever saw lobster. - Right Photo - SP5 Kazimere Winnicki, our good- natured Polack who took a lot of ribbing.
Left Photo - SP5 Rick Lemons from Iowa.  Rick was an artist and a draftsman for the Battalion.  He and I ate lobstertail one night until I got sick.  Lucky it was the only time that we ever saw lobster. - Right Photo - SP5 Kazimere Winnicki, our good- natured Polack who took a lot of ribbing.
Left Photo - SP5 Rick Lemons from Iowa.  Rick was an artist and a draftsman for the Battalion.  He and I ate lobstertail one night until I got sick.  
Lucky it was the only time that we ever saw lobster. - Right Photo - SP5 Kazimere Winnicki, our good- natured Polack who took a lot of ribbing.
SP5 Peacock - Worked In Personnel
SP5 Peacock - Worked In Personnel
This is me when I had the
This is me when I had the
This is me when I had the "Wally Cox" look from shaving my hair.  The nickname of Wally or Wallydog stuck and no one knew my real first name.
In my bunk writing home.  I still have all my letters I sent home to my ex-wife.  Note my Wally haircut and glasses.
Left Photo -  Going home party for Jarvis Rau and Mark French.  We drank US and a Korean beer known as Crown on the athletic field in pitch dark.  The flash and the coals of the BBQ were the only light and the beer was potluck.  The next day there were half full Korean beer cans that had to be cleaned up.  Right Photo - Me, Jarvis and Jim Tompkins.  Rau and SP5 Mark French left the next day for the 90th Replacement Battalion.  SP5 Ouellette, SP4 Larry Taylor and I visited Rau before his plane left and gave him his SP5 promotion, which was a trick promotion that was valid but was done with no official sanction by the Battalion.  Don't know which Sargent in personnel pulled this one off.  There were few promotions in that  period of time.  He deserved it.
Left Photo -  Going home party for Jarvis Rau and Mark French.  We drank US and a Korean beer known as Crown on the athletic field in pitch dark.  The flash and the coals of the BBQ were the only light and the beer was potluck.  The next day there were half full Korean beer cans that had to be cleaned up.  Right Photo - Me, Jarvis and Jim Tompkins.  Rau and SP5 Mark French left the next day for the 90th Replacement Battalion.  SP5 Ouellette, SP4 Larry Taylor and I visited Rau before his plane left and gave him his SP5 promotion, which was a trick promotion that was valid but was done with no official sanction by the Battalion.  Don't know which Sargent in personnel pulled this one off.  There were few promotions in that  period of time.  He deserved it.
Left 2 Photos -  Going home party for Jarvis Rau and Mark French.  We drank US and a Korean beer known as Crown on the athletic field in pitch dark.  The flash and the coals of the BBQ were the only light and the beer was
potluck.  The next day there were half full Korean beer cans that had to be cleaned up.  2nd left Photo - Me, Jarvis and Jim Tompkins.  Rau and SP5 Mark French left the next day for the 90th Replacement Battalion.  SP5
Ouellette, SP4 Larry Taylor and I visited Rau before his plane left and gave him his SP5 promotion, which was a trick promotion that was valid but was done with no official sanction by the Battalion.  Don't know which Sargent
in personnel pulled this one off.  There were few promotions in that  period of time.  He deserved it. Right 2 Photos -  In my bunk writing home.  I still have all my letters I sent home to my ex-wife.  Note my Wally haircut and
glasses
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Miss Tot On Opening Day Of PX  -  Nov. 1967
Miss Tot On Opening Day Of PX  -  Nov. 1967
Left Photo - Miss Tot And SP4 Bill Hahn From St. Louis  - Right Photo - Pensive Miss Tot Behind Register - She Said she was 18 but later proved to be 15.
Left Photo - Miss Tot And SP4 Bill Hahn From St. Louis  - Right Photo - Pensive Miss Tot Behind Register - She Said she was 18 but later proved to be 15.
Left Photo - Miss Tot And SP4 Bill Hahn From St. Louis  - Right Photo - Pensive Miss Tot Behind Register - She
Said she was 18 but later proved to be 15.
Looking From My Hootch Toward The PX Trailer - Note No Amphitheatre
Looking From My Hootch Toward The PX Trailer - Note No Amphitheatre
Left Photo-Miss Tot And SP4 Bill Hahn At Exit Of PX Trailer-Right Photo-Miss Tot On A Break During Midday Closure
Left Photo-Miss Tot And SP4 Bill Hahn At Exit Of PX Trailer-Right Photo-Miss Tot On A Break During Midday Closure
Left Photo-Miss Tot And SP4 Bill Hahn At Exit Of PX Trailer-Right Photo-Miss Tot On A Break
Preparation For Concrete Floor Of New Adams Hut Right In Front Of PX Trailer
Preparation For Concrete Floor Of New Adams Hut Right In Front Of PX Trailer
Stock Boy At Rear Of PX Trailer
Fully-Stocked PX
  Stock Boy At Rear Of PX Trailer                                                                                 Fully-Stocked PX
Me And Miss Tot In Front Of PX Trailer
Me And Miss Tot In Front Of PX Trailer
Miss Tot In Front Of PX Trailer
Left Photo - Miss Tot Waiting For Customer - The chart on the wall was where we registered daily sales totals for each quarter. - Right Photo - Christmas Candle Sent From Home - I set it on the drink cooler.
Left Photo - Miss Tot Waiting For Customer - The chart on the wall was where we registered daily sales totals for each quarter. - Right Photo - Christmas Candle Sent From Home - I set it on the drink cooler.
Miss Tot In Front Of PX Trailer
Left Photo - Miss Tot Waiting For Customer - The chart on the wall was where we registered daily sales totals for
each quarter. - Right Photo - Christmas Candle Sent From Home - I set it on the drink cooler.
  Miss Tot And A Camera Shy SP4 Bill Hahn
Me Wally San After A Hard Day At The PX
        Miss Tot And A Camera Shy SP4 Bill Hahn                     Me Wally San After A Hard Day At The PX
This concludes the first page of David McNaught's photos. Please check back later. I will be adding more pages with photos from David.  Thank you David for sending in all the photos and info. Although David and I were at Camp Camelot for about nine months of the
same time, we never met then, but now we have.
David And I At The 2004 Long Binh Vietnam Veterans Reunion in Pigeon Forge, TN - July 1, 2004 - 36 Years Later
David And I At The 2004 Long Binh Vietnam Veterans Reunion in Pigeon Forge, TN - July 1, 2004 - 36 Years Later
Full Speed Ahead
Some Of The Troops Getting Supplies
Some Of The Troops Getting Supplies
The six photos above are of another good friend of mine, Bob Masteller who hailed from Bremerton, Washington.  He was a real funny character and we had a lot of good times together.  He had a pregnant wife at the same time mine was expecting.
The Green Green Grass Of Home - Tom Jones - 1966
My  name is  David McNaught.  I served in Vietnam  from September 29, 1967  to September 28, 1968.  I was  based the entire time at Camp Camelot, home  of the 71st Transportation Battalion.   My initial duty was for a period of six weeks in  the Headquarters Company  Battalion Message  Center.  Bi-weekly  trips were made  with SP5 Larry Taylor and SP4 Jarvis Rau to the 4th Transportation Command in Saigon and to the Newport Terminal, northeast of Saigon.
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