218th Military Police Company in Vietnam
Off Duty 2
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A popular place to visit and certainly the most photographed was the large Buddah overlooking Nha Trang.
Larry Delach and an unk MP with a young Vietnamese fisherman, '69.
Above: Off duty time could always provide a chance to catch a few rays even away from the beach. L to R Osie Buffkin, Ernie Rich, John Stanton, and John Coffman, '68.
Above: Dave Morisette, Special Services Beach 5/68.
After some of those long hours extra sack time was well deserved. Above: Sakowicz, '68. Below: Jimmy Ritter, '67 or '68.
Vietnamese children at one of the shrines in Nha Trang with a huge bell. GIs in general, and MPs in particular, were sought out by the kids. MPs were "winning the hearts and minds" of these kids as American soldiers have always done, long before the slogan was adopted by the military.
Above: George Sato, shown here outside the MPI/CID office preparing a Hawiaan style cookout. Nha Trang, '68.
Above: Mike Knapschaefer taking part in another popular pastime at Camp McDermott, '70 - '72.
Above: Photo by Mike Blakney, 630th MP Co of unk 218th MP Co member who came in country with Mike. Mike took this photo the only other time they met when Mike's convoy stopped in Nha Trang. Aug '70.