Scott P Holcomb on a Quad in Dong Ha

Branch: ARMY
Rate: E04
MOS: 0016F20
MOS Title: Light Air Defense Artillery Crewmember
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Battery G 65th Artillery

Der Vorbesitzer dieses Zippo, Scott P Holcomb, konnte durch eine Suche im Internet gefunden werden:

The world surely has gotten smaller. There is no doubt that is my lighter. I don't remember when I lost it or where but how it got to Switzerland is something else. I have attached a Vietnam era photo of me to go with the lighter.

I don't have any real objections to talking about Vietnam. It was sad that so many died on both sides. It is my fervent hope that the scares can heal for all. G/65 was a Quad-50 (four 50-cal Browning machine guns mounted on a electronic firing platform) unit based out of Dong Ha (when I was there). We were the only Quad battery in I Corps (Northern region of South Vietnam) (there were one Quad Battery per corps), therefore we pretty much operated throughout the region. We supported much of the other services (Marines/ Army/ Air Force/ Navy) in one form or another. We ran con-veys; protected bridges, artillery bases, air bases and navel ports; and ran special ops missions (usually air drop into hostile regions). The Quad was mounted on a 2 1/2 ton truck or air lifted to a fixed location. We usually paired up with a Duster Unit (twin 40 mm M42 self-propelled vehicle). Major campaigns - Khe Sanh, Asha Val-ley (Hamburger Hill), Tet (Hue) and DMZ battles. I left Vietnam in August 1969.  Ironically yesterday was my birthday. In 1969 I was in Asha Valley while my father (Director of Apollo Flight Operations) was putting a man on the moon (see web site).

John K Holcomb (Father)
im Sammlung Gerster 400

S72-37009 (20 April 1972) --- NASA officials gather around a console in the Mission Operations Control Room (MOCR) in the Mission Control Center (MCC) prior to the making of a decision whether to land Apollo 16 on the moon or to abort the landing. Seated, left to right, are Dr. Christopher C. Kraft Jr., Director of the Manned Space-craft Center (MSC), and Brig. Gen. James A. McDivitt (USAF), Manager, Apollo Spacecraft Program Office, MSC; and standing, left to right, are Dr. Rocco A. Petro-ne, Apollo Program Director, Office Manned Space Flight (OMSF), NASA HQ.; Capt. John K. Holcomb (U.S. Navy, Ret.), Director of Apollo Operations, OMSF; Sigurd A. Sjoberg, Deputy Director, MSC; Capt. Chester M. Lee (U.S. Navy, Ret.), Apollo Mis-sion Director, OMSF; Dale D. Myers, NASA Associate Administrator for Manned Space Flight; and Dr. George M. Low, NASA Deputy Administrator. Photo credit: NASA

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