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Roger Poszgai - Vietnam War

Roger Poszgai joined the U.S. Army in 1962, beginning his career repairing Nike Hercules missiles in California and Germany. In 1966 he switched his specialty to maintenance of medical equipment, and by September of 1967 he was newly married and assigned to the 32nd Medical Depot at Qui Nhon, South Vietnam. His tour included the Tet Offensive, when the village was attacked by Viet Cong.

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“Hooch girls,” the Vietnamese women who performed a wide variety of jobs on the small American compound in Qui Nhon, South Vietnam.

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Small American compound in Qui Nhon, South Vietnam

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Unkown

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Narrator’s photo

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“Across the fence.” The view of Qui Nhon from the American base where Roger Poszgai and the 32nd Medical Depot called home.

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view of Qui Nhon from the American base

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Unkown

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Narrator’s photo

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Roger Poszgai stands outside the medical maintenance shop on the American base in Qui Nhon, South Vietnam in late 1967.

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Qui Nhon, South Vietnam

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Late 1967

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Narrator’s photo

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Roger Poszgai poses for a photograph in Qui Nhon in December of 1967. His sleeping quarters can be seen in the building to his immediate left.

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Qui Nhon

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December of 1967

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Narrator’s photo

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Roger Poszgai stands beside his sleeping quarters on the American compound in Qui Nhon. The doctor’s quarters can be seen in the background.

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American compound in Qui Nhon

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December 1967

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Narrator’s Photo

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Roger Poszgai stands outside the MARS (Military Auxiliary Radio Station) Station in Qui Nhon. MARS stations linked soldiers with HAM radio operators who would then relay soldiers’ phone calls to their relatives at home.

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Qui Nhon

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December 1967

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Narrator’s photo

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Roger Poszgai stands near the medical supply storage area at his base in Qui Nhon, South Vietnam, in January 1968.

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Qui Nhon, South Vietnam

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January 1968

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Narrator’s photo

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Roger Poszgai “at the beach” in Qui Nhon, February, 1968.

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Qui Nhon

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February, 1968

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Narrator’s photo

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Roger Poszgai stands in front of the Military Exchange on the American compound in Qui Nhon, South Vietnam, February 1968.

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American compound in Qui Nhon, South Vietnam

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February 1968

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Narrator’s photo

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Supply yard for the 32nd Medical Depot at the base in Qui Nhon, South Vietnam.

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Qui Nhon

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December 1967

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Narrator’s photo

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Roger Poszgai sitting inside his sleeping quarters in Qui Nhon, February 1968.

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Sleeping quarters in Qui Nhon

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February 1968

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Narrator’s photo

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The 2nd Platoon of the 32nd Medical Depot stands formation in February 1968.

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Unknown

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February 1968

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Narrator’s photo

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Poszgai took this photo of Qui Nhon village following the Tet Offensive of January-February, 1968.

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Qui Nhon

When:

January-February, 1968

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Narrator’s photo

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Photo taken by Roger Poszgai in February 1968 of damage sustained in Qui Nhon village during the 1968 Tet Offensive.

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Qui Nhon village

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February 1968

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Narrator’s photo

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Roger Poszgai and comrades relax in his sleeping quarters in May 1968. Clockwise from rear left: Marty Moore, “Woody,” “Earle,” and Roger Poszgai.

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Unkown

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May 1968

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Narrator’s photo



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