Tim "CAPVet" Duffie Graphics, Page 2

Papa 2/4
Phuoc My Hamlet
Trieu Ai Village
Quang Tri Province

Submitted by: Tim "CAPVet" Duffie

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An early success at CAC Papa 2.

What the newspaper doesn't say is that it was one of our PFs who spotted the ambush. The PF, Ha Si Phu,  was assassinated by the Viet Cong as he slept in his home in 1968. His wife, with their three month old daughter,  was working in the rice paddies.

I met Ha Si Phu's daughter, and two of his grandchildren, when I returned to Vietnam in 1996.

Ha Si Phu's Daughter

Left: LCpl. Ray Borowski
Right: Sgt. Phil Prince

While with Papa 2, Sgt. Prince was awarded a Silver Star, and he received a Meritorious Battlefield Commission. He retired a Major in 1979.

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philtoi.jpg (25831 bytes) Me with Sgt. Phil Prince (left), Summer, 1967

PF Le Van Thu, one hell of a good trooper. He was assassinated in 1968.

This picture was taken sometime early in Phuoc My. We see some of the Sea Bees in the background building one of our hooches.

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