The Harbor Site
This section contains stories, essays, pictures, maps, and other
material related to U.S. Army Special Forces, SOG (Special Operations Group),
Marine Corps Reconnaissance Units, Navy SEAL, and other small unit,
independent action forces that operated in Vietnam.
A harbor site is an area, usually in very thick vegetation where a
patrol or team harbors during the night. The basic idea is to
find a spot which is off the beaten track, and which will provide cover
and concealment to the team. An ideal harbor site is located in such
inaccessible terrain that anyone approaching the site will usually make a
lot of noise well before reaching the site, giving the team ample time to
leave or to react.
To Weet-Jarai - the best friend and translator a man could have.
I dedicate this gallery - Mike McCombs
Good Times With Bad-Eye
The Adventures of John "Bad-Eye" Martin with an intro by Sonny Hoffman. Bad-Eye is well-known within the Special Operations community. In this story, Bad-Eye describes the abilities of the NVA/VC to use SIGINT (Signals Intelligence) against his team.
Robert "JungleVet" Baird's diary of his
tour in country. JungleVet was a member of the 1st Reconnaissance
Battalion, 1st Marine Division.
"In the Beginning" Part 1 of
JungleVet's diary. Robert "JungleVet" Baird spent 13 months in
countryall with 1st Recon. He wrote one page in his diary every day of
"Roving Patrol - Thuong Duc Ridge"
"Observation Post Ba Na" Lookout duty in a
former French resort.
"Charlie Ridge" Join in on a
reconnaissance patrol in the boots of Robert "JungleVet" Baird.
A series of short stories and recollections by Brian Riley, who served as
a Marine lieutenant with the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion in Vietnam. He
can be reached via the Internet
email or at his
"Cat Walk" A story based on two
"Hot Potato" One lucky-assed NVA
"Too Many Ski's" Field-expedient name
"A Few of My Rocks" A Tribute to the
SNCO's and NCO's that are the backbone of the Corps.
Mike McCombs served in the U.S. Army Special Forces in Vietnam.
"The A Shau" A story of operations in
the A Shau Valley.
"Flashlights" A close call during
Special Forces operations in Vietnam.
A list of Special Forces Jargon used in
Mike McComb's stories.
The Vietnam Veterans Newsletter "NamVet" featured Mike McCombs as the
guest author. Read more from this
prolific Veteran. This is a large document, but well worth the download time
Dave served with the US Army with a Long Range Reconnaisance Patrol
(LRRP) team in Viet Nam.
January 24th, 1969 David Regenthal takes us
on patrol with LRRP Team 22 (Heavy).
This story is dedicated to the members of Team 22 and to Pinky
Meet Me at The Wall is David's
tribute to his fallen comrades, and in particular, Duane Alfred De Vega.