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11th ACR22 Jan 2013 8:28 a.m. PST

Very good site: link

Sundance Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2013 8:58 a.m. PST

Follow the Ho Chi Minh
Follow the Ho Chi Minh
Follow the Ho Chi Minh Trail…

Personal logo Tango 2 3 Ditto Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2013 8:59 a.m. PST

Beautiful pictures. Rather alarming all the scrap left behind, though. Some pictures made me wince wrt UXO.

That was really worth a good read, thanks for posting it.
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Tim

Legion 422 Jan 2013 8:59 a.m. PST

Great link ! Very interesting ! Thanks !

Gaz004522 Jan 2013 9:13 a.m. PST

Some great images there…

Xintao Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2013 11:30 a.m. PST

Thanks for the link.

Xin

Personal logo McKinstry Supporting Member of TMP Fezian22 Jan 2013 12:25 p.m. PST

Very cool. Nakon Phanom RTAF was all about the Trail.

Huscarle22 Jan 2013 2:02 p.m. PST

Fascinating stuff, thanks for sharing this gem.

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member22 Jan 2013 2:21 p.m. PST

I've forwarded that to my brother.

Oddball22 Jan 2013 3:02 p.m. PST

A very good photo series on the area, but this comment kinda made me think..

"Between 1964 and 1973 the US bombed Laos continuously, despite Laos being a peaceful, neutral country and despite the US never openly declaring war on Laos".

If Laos was a peaceful, neutral country why were there so many communist weapons of war in the country along the trail. Doesn't allowing a foriegn military force to use your roadway make you not neutral?

Personal logo Meiczyslaw Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2013 4:55 p.m. PST

Doesn't allowing a foriegn military force to use your roadway make you not neutral?

As I recall, being unable to control your borders -- in this case, allowing the NVA to use the trail -- is one of those things that establishes that you don't really "own" the territory.

tuscaloosa22 Jan 2013 5:09 p.m. PST

Must have been an interesting trip.

Personal logo DuckanCover Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2013 7:46 p.m. PST

Interesting read…… The photos of some of those ERW made me wince though. The interior shot of that T-54/55 hull was novel.

Metal detectors are obviously a booming item along the Trail.


Duck

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