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Communist flag captured in Vietnam War


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Hi,

 

The communist flag belonged to a Joseph L. Murphy (american civilian construction) contractor who worked on road projects in Vietnam. Everything in the grouping was mailed back to his friends at the construction company he worked for when back in the states and from my friend that acquired from the Grandson of the man that owned the company.

 

The grouping includes:

 

-Communist flag including a picture of the dead VC soldier that it was taken from (noted on photo*) in ARVN attack in november, 1969 in RMK-BRJ Camp - Song Cau - Vietnam

-American flag

-Over 140 Pictures of various city, country, arms, equipment, and soldier scenes

-Over 20 Letters with lots of details, historical, personal and technical data

-Several Newspapers: Stars and Stripes, Saigon, etc.

-A hand painted picture on velvet

-Large folded map

-English/Vietnamese dictionary

-The little locker they were all stored in

 

Observation: the man in the photo* was D.R. Fisher, Safety Engineer, served as a Marine Corpsman for 24 years including duty in WW2 and Korea.

 

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Ricardo.

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The precurser to KBR is the American construction joint-venture RMK-BRJ, formed to perform construction under a cost-plus-award-fee contract for the U.S. Navy in Vietnam in the 60s and early 70s. Brown & Root, Inc., now part of KBR, was also a key part of RMK-BRJ, also known as The Vietnam Builders (although I never heard that term during the year I worked alongside RMK-BRJ people in 1972). The other members of RMK-BRJ were also the largest American construction companies at the time, including Raymond International, Morrison-Knudsen, and J.A. Jones Construction. According to Carter, "In the process, Vietnam Builders employed 8,600 Americans and over 51,000 Vietnamese. They built six ports with 29 deep-draft berths, six naval bases, eight jet airstrips 10,000 feet in length, twelve airfields, just under twenty hospitals, fourteen million square feet of covered storage, and twenty base camps including housing for 450,000 servicemen and family. In short, they put on the ground in southern Vietnam nearly $2 billion in construction of various kinds of facilities and infrastructure. Military commanders called it the "construction miracle of the decade." (Jones Construction Centennial)."

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