Hello everyone, I was in the first group to be barged up the Vam Co Dong river to Ben Luc and help the CB's finish setting up the base at Ben Luc for Operation Giant Slingshot. I was a diesel mechanic and my first duties on the base were as the Oil King in charge of fueling the boats and keeping track of the fuel on the base. One other person helped me, unfortunately I do not remember his name. I was On Duty 24/7 to make sure that when any boat came in needing fuel I had to make sure they got what they needed, as no boat was to sit empty when tied up just in case they had to make a quick exit. After about 6 months or so I was transferred to the overhaul shop and helped in the rebuild and overhaul of engines from those PBRs and others. I wish I had pictures and other items of that time there, but for some reason I didn't do that.