Submitted by: Tim "CAPVet" Duffie
|Sgt. Phillip E. Prince, CAC Papa 2's First Platoon Sgt., Mar, 67. Highway 1 is in the background.
Sgt. Prince was wounded three times; he was awarded the Silver Star for actions on 12May67. On the recommendation of MajGen. Ryan, he received a Meritorious Combat Commission and retired a Major in 1979.
|Sgt. Prince: with a couple of "booby traps" we uncovered.
Phil is best remembered by the Papa 2 veterans for having "borrowed" Maj. Gen. Ryan's gunship to run a reaction force when one of our squads engaged the enemy near "Ho Chi Minh Hill".
|Digging In at CAC Papa 2/4, March, 1967
Left: Ray Borowski; Center: Unknown; Right: Cpl. Gary Coleman
This was the northeast corner of the compound, looking back at the railroad tracks. In several USMC Vietnam War history books, Cpl. Coleman is depicted "walking the wall" with an M-60 during an attack while with Papa 2/4.
|Cpl. Tim "CAPVet" Duffie on radio watch... as usual! This is provided more to show the background of Highway 1 at the southern edge of Lai Phuoc. Just beyond the hooch, center top, was the bridge into Lai Phuoc marketplace.|
|Bac Si: one of our two CAC Papa 2 Corpsmen. He is sitting our our radio bunker. (Sure do wish we'd have called them something besides "Bac Si" ("Doctor" in Vietnamese). Nobody remembers their real names!)
According to Sgt. Prince, during the attack of 12May67 this corpsman displayed unbelievable courage as he helped treat the wounded as we prepared them for the med-evac.
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