Photo Album: New Jersey Army National Guard

Sergeant First Class Phil Francis
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Phil Francis was a SP4 while in Vietnam and admits, “I was not a logistician in Vietnam, so my pictures were taken while just walking around." Later, he was affiliated with the New Jersey Army National Guard in Co. B, 50th Maintenance Support Battalion where he rose to the rank of Sergeant First Class in the heavy truck platoon where he hauled everything "up to the M1 Tank. He added, "Sadly, the NJARNG has lost the armor and engineer assets, and with them, the heavy haul capabilities.”

 “Miss Joyce,” an M52A1 photographed near Bien Hoa, 1972.

“Miss Joyce,” an M52A1 photographed near Bien Hoa, 1972.

 Another M52A1 at Bien Hoa, “Orient Express,” 1972.

Another M52A1 at Bien Hoa, “Orient Express,” 1972.

 Loading ice at Bien Hoa, Republic of Vietnam, March 1972. They were making a sling load to Chinook the ice to the field. The ice came in 300-lbs blocks.

Loading ice at Bien Hoa, Republic of Vietnam, March 1972. They were making a sling load to Chinook the ice to the field. The ice came in 300-lbs blocks.

 Vietnamese day laborers and at least 1 GI work on cleaning pina-prime off the under carriages of M151s for turn in at Camp Eagle, December, 1971.

Vietnamese day laborers and at least 1 GI work on cleaning pina-prime off the under carriages of M151s for turn in at Camp Eagle, December, 1971.

 Changing one of the biggest “flat tires” on a Clark Pan Scraper in Bien Hoa, 1972. The Engineers were trying to inflate it with an M52A2, but it wasn’t going well for them

Changing one of the biggest “flat tires” on a Clark Pan Scraper in Bien Hoa, 1972. The Engineers were trying to inflate it with an M52A2, but it wasn’t going well for them

 M123 with an M60 tank on an M747 trailer, at Sussex County, New Jersey, fairgrounds (site of the annual MTA show) about 1992.

M123 with an M60 tank on an M747 trailer, at Sussex County, New Jersey, fairgrounds (site of the annual MTA show) about 1992.