Fire Bases That Delta Troop Called Home

Delta Troop was assigned fire base security from time to time as a relief from field duty. Assignments in 1971 sent platoons to Fire Support Base Mace, Fire Base Judy, Fire Base Jay, and Fire Base Evelyn, all of which were in the Xuan Loc area.





Delta Troop at FSB Mace in January 1971



FSB Mace 1971

Delta Troop's home at FSB Mace - January 1971, looking east.
Nevius photo



FSB Mace 1971

Delta Troop's home at FSB Mace - January 1971, looking west. The slopes of Nui Chua Chan form the backdrop.
From the Jerry Smith Collection



Moore Lashley

Larry Moore and David Lashley Decide to Leave FSB Mace and Head Home to Kentucky
From the Jerry Smith Collection



Mortar Pit

Sgt. Bill Nevius at the FSB Mace Mortar Pit
Nevius photo






Delta Troop at Fire Base Judy in 1971

Fire Base Judy was home to both the 2nd and 3rd platoons at various times in 1971. When 2nd platoon was there, the artillery were three M114A1 155mm towed howitzers. When the 3rd platoon moved in, the base was reconfigured, using M109 155mm self-propelled howitzers.



Judy

Fire Base Judy
A Chinook lifts out one of the M114A1 towed howitzers.
A remaining howitzer is in the center of the frame.
From the Jerry Smith Collection



Judy

Fire Base Judy
The M109 self-propelled howitzers replaced the towed guns
From the Jerry Smith Collection



Judy

Fire Base Judy
Fire Mission
From the Jerry Smith Collection







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