The Secret War Don Harp In Laos 69-70

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Don Harp was stationed in Pakse during the so called "secret war" he was kind enough to allow me to share some of his amazing pictures, hope you find them interesting.

mike-callahan-and-van-t-28-wreckage-downed-saravane_3763036024_o by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

mike-callaghan-t-28-wreckage-pakse-laos_3763034974_o by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

t-28-crash-at-pakse-afb-don-harp-photo_4047461373_o by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

weather-girl-keo-at-pakse-aoc-entrance_2041052501_o by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

t-28-crash-at-pakse-afb_2053755697_o by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

r58-at-houi-khong-store-with-kon-ty-scene-2 by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

ps-26-105-mm by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

ps-26-bombed by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

ps-22-o-1-mechanic-johnny-tolly by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

ho-chi-minh-trail-interdiction-2 by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

ho-chi-minh-trail-interdiction-1 by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

frenchie-t-28-mk-82-220-lb-frag-extenders by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

don-harp-pakse-laos-1969-ac-47-spooky by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

don-harp-gene-docsamcol-bender-pakse-laos-69 by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

don-harp-bomb-dump-pakse-laos-69 by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

don-and-konti-pakse-laos-69 by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

bridge-over-xe-don-with-ice-cream-vendor by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

ban-phon-vr--enemy-on-trail by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

ac47 by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

birdog upside down by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

BDA Bunker Complex by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

Battle Damage Assessment Bunker Complex by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

BDA Bunker Complex, not enough damage, sneak attack two days later, T-28's loaded with MK-82's and no FAC wiped it out by
Bob Kelly, on Flickr

PL Money by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

2.75 FFAR Willie Pete's by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

Fusing the awesome M1A1 Frag Cluster by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

Mike Callahan with Frenchie's motorcycle by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

Coolies assembling 2.75 FFAR Willie Petes by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

Saravane Army Compound after bombing. Over ran by NVA by Bob Kelly, on Flickr


More to come.......
 

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Great photos. Thanks Don and Bob
 

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Some more from this fascinating collection.

repositioning-50-cal-ammo-for-t-28-guns-pakse-laos-69_4047457141_o by Bob Kelly, on Flickr


mike-callahan-bang-sisay-loading-bombs-pakse-laos-69-70_3763036168_o by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

t-28-pilot-somdeth_4048203670_o by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

t-28-pilots-at-pakse-afb-standing-l-to-r-somdeth-mathene-col-khoung-sounthavong-bounteum-molaikham-somdeth-front-row-l-to-r-khammoungkhoun-vilayphone-hollywood-biraboun-sokanhthong-somnuk-souphanproxia-bounthone-somvong-somvong-shit-hot_204178753 by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

t-28-air-strike-on-ps-26-phou-nong-tao_2245331069_o by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

saravane-burned-section-along-river_4047458475_o by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

r58-ken-thompson-with-o-1-loded-with-275-in-wp-rockets-and-sks-rifle-gift-from-gen-phrasoukt-at-pakse-afb-1970_ by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

pilots-ground-crew-singing-dancing--ringos-wedding-69 by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

near-disaster-140-mm-rocket-missed-mk-82-bombs-by-3-ft-l-11-70 by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

maj-blatchley-col-bender-change-of-command-aoc-l-11-70 by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

lp-silver-shop-1969 by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

khong-r58-at-chinese-restaurant by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

ho-chi-minh-trail-route-96-near-d90 by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

ho-chi-minh-trail-interdiction-3 by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

khong-airfield-with-col-bender-and-dooley-volunteer by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

frenchie-t-28-loaded-with-napalm-pakse-69-70 by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

favorite-raven-backseater-konti-pakse-laos-l-11-70 by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

f-4-over-target by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

don-harp-laotian-army-mr-4-commandos-near-----pakse-laos-69- by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

don-harp-and-mike-callaghan-pakse-laos-l-11-70 by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

cave-south-of-saravane by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

bolovens-plateau by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

attapeu-south-sihanouk-trail-route-110 by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

air-america-c-123-landing-gear-not-lowered-before-landing-pakse-69-70 by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

ac47 by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

aira-house by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

Col. Khoung in front of the Air Operations Center, Pakse Lao by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

NVA Hiding by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

Laos Army Helecopter by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

Enemy starting to build camp by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

Weapons Loaders by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

MK-82 build by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

Huts under construction, trails to hidden bunkers by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

Volleyball game with Laotians by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

Petition by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

MR-4 Army troops in parade, Pakse by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

Munitions Pad, T-28 Ramp, Pakse Lao by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

Weather girl Keo, T-28 loaded with MK-82 Bombs by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

New Village going up, Bolevins Plateau, Lao by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

Bridge crossing the Xe Don River by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

King Mountain, Royal Palace, Luang Prabang, Lao by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

Saravane Lao by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

Funeral for the AC-47 Gun Ship Crew by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

Saravan grid map by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

Col. Khoung, Maj Blatchey (white shirt), US Ambassador Godley at PS-26 Lao by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

Weather Girl, Keo by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

Pakse Lao by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

Pakse Lao Airport, MR-4 Army Compound (lower), T-28 Ramp (circled) Mekhong River at top by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

Air America Area, Udorn AB Thailand. T-28 area is in background at top of photo by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

Don Harp and Konti by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

Target marked with 2.75 Inch Folding Fin Air Rockets by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

Engine checks by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

T-28 lined up on ramp by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

Don & Gene Wallace by Bob Kelly, on Flickr

Bird Dog 0-1-over-laos- by Bob Kelly, on Flickr
 

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Yes he was only there for a short period, but it gives a great insite to that period most people have no idea of what happened.

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