The following photographs are of the pole
line the 267th (1st Platoon) constructed up V.C. Hill, Vung Tau in 1966 (One of
our first projects). Because of the grade this all had to be done by hand and
Thanks to Rodney Ford for these photos.
Humping pole uphill
It took considerable manpower to get these up the hill
Using pole-carriers the poles where brought to the hole dug for it
Once at the hole the pole is raised by hand and pike poles
The pole is slowly raised
With the aid of pike poles up it goes
The pole is slowly raised and drops in the hole
Pike poles ensure that the pole stay semi-straight
Aligning pole for straightness (note: man uphill)
"Looking good!" Filling in the hole and tamping the ground around it.
The poles are up and ready for hardware
Hardware on and strand is strung, next and last comes the cable