Duc Pho Good Friday of " 67"

I’ve heard different stories about the hit on 3/7 on Good Friday of 67 at Duc Pho. My recollection we started taking incoming about o200hrs. I was w/H&S Co We were at the base of the hill and about the middle just above the J4 fuel dump. We were taking small arms, rockets and some 57 recoilless rifle. What hit the fuel dump I don’t know, but let me tell you that was a sight to behold. Best fireworks display I’ve ever seen. I talk to some Marines later at Chu Lai said they could see the flames from their. I was about 75 meters from the dump. Does any other Marine remember being their that night. Semper Fi, my friends
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  • Cpl. N.Nardone USMCSF

    I was Not there to witness what you saw however I do have a question! I was in Hue City 11/ 67 thru 5/68 in Support of the 1st Arvn Infantry Division was then transferred to Hoi An 2nd ROK Marine Brigade. My question is I was always under the impression the 57mm Recoilless Rifle was an American Weapon. Were these 57 Recoilless Rifles Captured Weapons???? Or could they be 122mm Rockets!


  • Gary Ranson

    Yes, I was on perimeter duty at Chu Lao. I could see everything, it looked nuclear from where I was. I could even feel the concussions as they went off.


  • Gary Ranson

    Yes, I was on perimeter duty at Chu Lai. I could see everything, it looked nuclear from where I was. I could even feel the concussions as they went off.


  • sidney crews

    In reply to Cpl. N.Nardone USMCSF.
    Hey Cpl. From what I understood, it’s American made,and we supplied the French with them and when the French got their butts handed to them and where booted out, they left everything. That how it was explained too me. So yes it was captured. I think the Vietnamese had all kind of weapons that were captured. From WW 2( Japanese), the Indo China war (French) and yes the Viet Nam war. What made me think it was recoilless the explosion was more like a grenade and not a rocket Hope this answered your question. Semper Fi ,my friend


  • Ben

    I was stationed at 4-Corners outside of Danang, possible 10 miles away from the dump and it lit the entire area where we were. It looked like morning came a little early that day.


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