Three enlarged views of the interior of an in-country, Vietnam lounge for soldiers of the 287th Explosive Ordinance Detatchment stationed out of Phu Bai.
[Small Photograph Archive of a Soldier's Lounge]
Images include two outstanding interiors of the bar area with signage, photographs, and posters. A hand painted plank of wood hung behind the bar states the "287 EOD / BAR / RULES" which include: "No bullshitting", "No Credit", and "No Being Irritating." EOD members were responsible for explosive disposal and nuetralization. An all volunteer division within the Army, it was known as one of the most dangerous jobs in all of the military with company members having to place themselves in grave danger simply as a condition of the job. In his 2013 memoir titled THIS IS WHAT HELL LOOKS LIKE, veteran of the 287th, Stuart Allan Steinberg wrote of the respect the division commanded recalling the greeting fellow soldiers would often intone upon his arrival in the field: "E-O-fucking-D". A small, but vivid, rich group of images.
np: np, [ca. 1968]. Four black and white, silver gelatin print photographs, each measuring approximately 8" x 10". Mild handling wear. Ocassional corner creasing. One duplicate. Overall very good.
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