Of all the different jobs I did as an ammo tech I think guard duty was the one job most performed. At one time or another I stood guard duty on each and every post we had at ASP-1. The road that intersected the dump wound its way from the flats by the new PX and Dogpatch up along the flanks of Hill 327 through the dump and ended at a “T” intersection at the southern boundary. If you turned left at the “T” you would first pass Bulk Fuel on the left, then pass a small collection of huts, and finally arrive at  route 1. If you turned right at the “T” you would run into the sniper base and the guard dog detachment. If you walked straight ahead at the “T” after passing the 8 inch and 155mm Howitzer shells you would bump into Post 1 then into the minefield at the southern boundary of the dump. The mine field wrapped it way around the dump from the “T” intersection side all the way to somewhere up the side of Hill 327 on the north western boundary. The following five photos are of post 1 one of my favorites. Number 4 is the friendly side of the mine field with warnings.
The following  three photos are of posts 2, 3, and 4 respectively . Post 2, my  absolute favorite post, was  the last post I manned in Viet Nam with my best friend Robert McKenna.
Pineapple and Capozzo on day guard duty .
With the extreme heart and humidity Viet Nam provided this photo was a chore that had to be accomplished every day before heading out to your post.
While on guard duty and not fighting off mosquitos, centipedes, and rats  we had our moments of fun.  While walking to our post we would find  some of the more “interesting” items  stored in the dump.
I  collected some grenade cartridges and the grenade then borrowed a grenade launcher  and proceeded with the following photos.
McKenna was too busy laughing at my misery to take the “after firing” photo. I found out immediately after “squeezing” the trigger exactly what was meant by the expression “ Being Kicked By A Mule”
Joe Capozzo