218th Military Police Company in Vietnam
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Right CPT Jim Blankenship, CO, Cam Rahn Bay, 1967.>
Unknown 218th MP at checkpoint outside Tuy Hoa, '68.
Above, Walt Stevens ready for patrol in Nha Trang, '68.
< Left: Larry Delach on patrol, '70.
Many Military Police operations were combined with local VN Police like this checkpoint at the Duy Tan Hotel (L) and (R) photo combined Military Police and VN civilian police town patrol, '68.
218th Military Police patrols covered many areas outside military bases. (Above) SGT Dick Reiter and VN Police combined patrol at the Buddah shrine, outskirts of Nha Trang, 1968. This huge buddah could be seen from all around Nha Trang. During Tet the VC fired rockets into the city and US compunds from here. US forces action was limited for a time because the local government didn't want this shrine damaged. Eventually the VC were killed or captured.
Right: CPT Jim Blankenship beside Mike Papa Xray 16 with an M-14, the 218th issued rifle until mid 1968. >
Above: Bryce Wade on duty at Vung Ro Bay, '68.
Right: One of the many 218th MP patrols that QC Hahn (above) worked with in CRB & Nha Trang between '69 - '72. Passenger is Paul Dentel, driver unknown, '70.
< Left: Don Hoffman on a jeep mounted M-60 with driver Tom Brady, BMT '70.
Above: Unknown 218th MPs on patrol in Nha Trang, '68 - '69.