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Stand Down

After being out in the field for 90 to 120 days, the company would come in for what was termed a "stand down".  During this time major repairs were done on the plows and other equipment.

The blades were taken off the plows to better access the belly pans and radiators.  The belly pans protected the underneath part of the dozer.  During the standdown, the belly pans were taken off, and cleaned of dirt, oil, pieces of trees, etc.  The radiators were pulled out, washed out, blown out and put back in.

All the fluids and filters were changed out.

Every vehicle used by the unit was closely inspected and repairs made.

In the picture to the left, they are getting ready to put the plows blades, on the right of the picture, back on the dozers.

  From Sunup...Page 1 Camps in the Field Mang Giang Pass
  From Sunup...Page 2 Ban Me Thuot Muddy Monsons
  From Sunup...Page 3 Bong Song Base Camps
  From Sunup...Page 4 Dak To Standdown
  Moving the Company Duc My Pass Vehicles of the 538th

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