Before and ending shortly after my arrival at ASP-1 the powers that were allowed  liberty in Dogpatch and Da Nang .  Dogpatch was a friendly place with a few bar/bordellos but mostly stores, barbershops, and restaurants. You would never guess what was going on in Dogpatch by simply riding through.
Wayne Rhodes
Wayne Rhodes
Joe Capozzo
Dogpatch must have been the most commonly used American name for any “ville” located near any American encampment. For the people at FLSG-A and some from ASP-1 Dogpatch was the shacks lining route 1 before and after the entrance to FLSG-A from Route 1. For most of us at the dump Dogpatch was the shacks lining the road that led from the new PX to FLSG-A crossing route 1.
The first photo is looking from where FLSG-A used to be across route 1  into the entrance of Dogpatch. The next 14 photos are travelling west  through Dogpatch. The last photo in this series is looking at the corner of the road we made the left turn that took us to ASP-1.
This next series of photos are travelling east back through Dogpatch after turning around at the turnoff for ASP-1. The last photo is looking across route 1 into where FLSG-A used to be.
Dogpatch 2009
Here are the photos of Dogpatch 2009. The original ramshackle tin huts are gone having been replaced with ramshackle concrete huts. Though, there are for certain many beautiful homes scattered here and there to be seen. Dogpatch remains 40 plus years on pretty much the same. Dogpatch has also grown quite a bit, not only spreading out along it's flanks but also almost doubling it's length. 90% of the rice paddies that surrounded half the perimeter of the dump are now homes.