PHOTO ALBUM 32 - Vaughn Banting
Merrit on APC Cooking with C-4 L.T. me & Merrit VC Dwight Stone Orchid An orchid
Merrit on APC Cooking with C-4 L.T. me & Merrit VC Dwight Stone Orchid An orchid
Clear LZ series 3 me & Benji whole_photo gum removed Collecting water from stream Rifting assistant RTO Page from V.C.pack
Clear LZ series 3 me & Benji whole_photo gum removed Collecting water from stream Rifting assistant RTO Page from V.C.pack
Vaughn Banting Cymbidium orchid Leach crossing Collage Donut dolly Water Fall - Banting
Vaughn Banting Cymbidium orchid Leach crossing Collage Donut dolly Water Fall - Banting
VC bunker base of tree Donky dick used to keep camera dry VC captured documents VC cooking area liquid speed VCf base Wwith Kid & Bradshaw VC bunker W/M-16
VC bunker base of tree Donky dick used to keep camera dry VC captured documents VC cooking area liquid speed VCf base Wwith Kid & Bradshaw VC bunker W/M-16
color unshaven VC bunker during new years celabration Loach front view Tabe - Carson scout Banting on APC Banting
color unshaven VC bunker during new years celabration Loach front view Tabe - Carson scout Banting on APC Banting
Dustoff Loach Resupply Native cymbidium orchid Bunker at Husky (1) Rifting
Dustoff Loach Resupply Native cymbidium orchid Bunker at Husky (1) Rifting
Bust of Banting Cooking with C4 RR Husky Tower Breakfast Banting, Captossi, Rodel, Folse, Sgt Mack
Bust of Banting Cooking with C4 RR Husky Tower Breakfast Banting, Captossi, Rodel, Folse, Sgt Mack
Prayer Banting at bunker 3 C-rations Shaving Orphans Vaughn
Prayer Banting at bunker 3 C-rations Shaving Orphans Vaughn
Two little girls Gift shop at Husky Stream 2 Orchid2 Vaughn, SgtNeal Rubber Tree
Two little girls Gift shop at Husky Stream 2 Orchid2 Vaughn, SgtNeal Rubber Tree
Orchid 1 Donut Dolly standing
Orchid 1 Donut Dolly standing
     Vaughn Banting was a grunt with Charlie Company 2/12 from 1970 thru 1971.  After his discharge Vaughn returned to his horticulture career and started what was to become a highly successful horticultural services company.  Vaughn was a member of the National Bonsai Foundation and had lectured on bonsai around the world.  Some of his Bonsai trees are on display at the National Arboretum where there is an atrium dedicated to him. Vaughn and his wife Gayle made their home in Louisiana.
     During guard duty on missions Vaughn would compose haiku or poetry in his head and then commit them to paper at first light. He mailed them to his mother who would type them and mail them back to him.  Some of Vaughn's writing can be found on this site by clicking here. http://www.vlbanting.com/
     A small historical fact: Vaughn was wounded in the last firefight ever fought by the 2/12 Infantry Regiment. Vaughn passed away in 2008 (see TAPS)
Photo Group 1
Photo Group 2 - Convoy Ride
View from convoy Viet ox cart mangrove Temple Viet Plantation House Convoy sitting with LT Loading up
View from convoy Viet ox cart mangrove Temple Viet Plantation House Convoy sitting with LT Loading up
Roadside market Load of bananas Another market place Plantation House Ox cart Back from convoy ride
Roadside market Load of bananas Another market place Plantation House Ox cart Back from convoy ride
Convoy & Jeep Convoy ride
Convoy & Jeep Convoy ride
Photo Group 3 - Helicopters
Unhooking water trailer Running to Chinook Setting down the trailer Loading up Taking mail to chinook Cobra gunship
Unhooking water trailer Running to Chinook Setting down the trailer Loading up Taking mail to chinook Cobra gunship
Praying Loach rear view Hook Up Cobra Chinook front Cobra setting down
Praying Loach rear view Hook Up Cobra Chinook front Cobra setting down
Resupply with CH47
Resupply with CH47
Photo Group 4 - From the Air
Pumping water View of Coast 2 Tuy Hou base Tuy Hoa beach Rubber from the air View of Coast 3
Pumping water View of Coast 2 Tuy Hou base Tuy Hoa beach Rubber from the air View of Coast 3
Rice Paddies Ruins Village Small Hamlet Bananas Fishing boats
Rice Paddies Ruins Village Small Hamlet Bananas Fishing boats
Tuy Hoa town Tuy Hou watch towers Bean Can on MG Temple 2 Tuy Hou watch towers front Chopper cockpit 1
Tuy Hoa town Tuy Hou watch towers Bean Can on MG Temple 2 Tuy Hou watch towers front Chopper cockpit 1
View of coast 1 Door Gunner Firebase Dangling foot In the chopper Miles of jungle
View of coast 1 Door Gunner Firebase Dangling foot In the chopper Miles of jungle
Chopper Pilot and map In country R&R Budha rock
Chopper Pilot and map In country R&R Budha rock
VC indoctrination classroom VC cooking area liquid spee VC stuff, LT Williams VC captured bunker with mortar Bunker 2 VC opening bunker complex
VC indoctrination classroom VC cooking area liquid spee VC stuff, LT Williams VC captured bunker with mortar Bunker 2 VC opening bunker complex
Bunker 1 VC trail marker The Kid and Bradshaw VC bunker base of big tree VC wood drying shed VC captured documents
Bunker 1 VC trail marker The Kid and Bradshaw VC bunker base of big tree VC wood drying shed VC captured documents
VC gas mask Stuff from VC pack Tabe Kit Carson scout
VC gas mask Stuff from VC pack Tabe Kit Carson scout
Photo Group 5 - VC Camp
PHOTO ALBUM 32 - Vaughn Banting