Our Division’s third brigade arrived in Pleiku in Vietnam’s Central Highlands in December 1965. The remainder of the Division arrived the following month and set up base camp at Cu Chi, northwest of Saigon.

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  • This hand-made map of Cu Chi basecamp was donated to the 25th Infantry Division Association Archives by Vernon C. Smith. It is estimated the map represents the base configuration in 1967. In 1968, the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry occupied the portion of the camp shown on the map as being held by the 1st/27th Infantry. Source: 25th Infantry Division Association Archives.
  • Lt. Butch Sincock, Co. B, 4th Battalion (Mechanized), 23rd Infantry, at Fire Support Base Rawlings III, Tay Ninh Province, August 1968. Source: Butch Sincock.
  • Lt. Alistair M. Brown Jr. (carrying a grease gun in the foreground), of Long Island City, NY, 1st platoon, Co. A, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry, on an operation between Saigon and Cu Chi, Summer 1968. Source: Photo by Larry Weist appeared in Thunder! Vol 1 No 1, scanned and forwarded by Kirk Ramsey.
  • Wesley E. Kidd II belatedly received this Christmas card from 25th Division Special Services while a member of the 125th Signal Battalion, Cu Chi, RVN, 1968. Source: Wesley E. Kidd II.
  • Wesley E. Kidd II belatedly received this Christmas card from 25th Division Special Services while a member of the 125th Signal Battalion, Cu Chi, RVN, 1968. Source: Wesley E. Kidd II.
  • Danny Driscoll served with B Co. (Diamondhead) 25th Aviation Battalion, Cu Chi, RVN, 1969. He took these photos over by the Cambodian border. Coming back from Tay Ninh enroute to Cu Chi, the Cobra pulled up along side to get tactical information from the A/C. Source: Danny Driscoll.
  • Danny Driscoll served with B Co. (Diamondhead) 25th Aviation Battalion, Cu Chi, RVN, 1969. He took these photos over by the Cambodian border. Coming back from Tay Ninh enroute to Cu Chi, the Cobra pulled up along side to get tactical information from the A/C. Source: Danny Driscoll.
  • Jim Murphy took this photo at the Cu Chi airstrip in 1969 while serving as a member of the 125th Signal Battalion. Source: Jim Murphy.
  • This aerial shot of Cu Chi base camp was taken during the monsoon season. What appears to be a river in the upper part of the photo is actually flooded low land from a downpour earlier in the day. Source: Danny Driscoll.
  • Monsoon rolling in over an unknown fire support base. Source: Danny Driscoll.
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