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LZ Hard Times

This fire base was used by the 7/15th Artillery's big guns to fire H&I fire deep into the NVA hideouts. It was located at grid BR613-607 (or BR616-606) and that grid is shown on TL7014-Series Map 6737-2 (Tien Thuan), a 1:50,000 metric topographic map. The description of LZ Hard Times in Michael Kelly's "Where We Were In Vietnam" (page 5-213) lists the LZ as being due south of the Vinh Thanh Airfield. However, the Vinh Thanh Airfield depicted on TPC K-10A, a 1:500,000 Tactical Pilotage Chart, is not shown on map 6737-2.

Click in the area several grid squares above or below LZ Hardtimes for info on the other facilities in the valley.


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Creation Date: Monday, November 10, 1997
Last Modified: Sunday, July 18, 1999
Copyright © Ray Smith, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
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