Since I was a very young and also very inexperienced I had nothing to do with the daily operation of ASP-1. In addition to exercising my MOS in the dump I pulled guard duty, mess duty, and any other task FLSG-A had a hole  that needed filling. Speaking of filling: I helped fill sandbags and build the  first perimeter fence and guardposts at Red Beach. Red Beach was renamed  Camp Books sometime after my tour in Southeast Asia ended. There were two ways of reaching Red Beach from ASP-1. Starting at the “T” intersection by the new PX coming down from the dump. The first two photos are of two women that were always squatting under their flimsy canopy every time I passed that corner. Rumor had it that they were VC spies, I don’t know because one day they were serving lunch to the field laborers. The two color photos are the same corner  in 2009 from  different angles.
If you wanted the scenic, “off the beaten path”, route snaking around the bases of mountains with a few bordellos along the way you would turn left at the ”T” About 100 yards after turning left you would pass the new PX on the left. The two color photos are of the general area in 2009 where the new PX did it’s business.
After passing the new PX shortly before the road made a 90 degree turn to the right you would pass this quarry on the left.
A few hundred yards further on you would see the General’s luxurious bunker part way up a hill on the left.
After passing the General's bunker you would pass a Field Hospital then Force Recon on the right. After  another half mile the road made a sharp left and you would see this tank field repair shop on the right.
These photos really don’t do the mountains on this route any justice.     The mountains around Da-Nang are spectacular!
You would come around a turn and see the first guard post built where ASP-2 was being built. After passing ASP-2 you would enter the back door of Red Beach.
If you were not horny or if you were in a hurry you would make a right turn at the “T” intersection. You would drive through ASP-1's perception of Dogpatch at Route 1 you would turn left and almost immediately see this Help Station for the Vietnamese children voluntarily staffed  by Corpsmen.
When driving along route 1 on way to Red Beach  after route 1 made a 90 degree turn to the left, with the option of turning right into Da-Nang City, there was not much to see except a few huts here and there with occasional glimpses of the Da-Nang Bay on the right, swamps and old French Bunkers on the left. In 2009 Da-Nang has spread exponentially North , South, and West. The French bunkers  and swamps are gone replaced with hundreds if not thousands of homes. The following photos are of the roadside along route 1 on the way to or from Red Beach. The color photos show just how much the Da-Nang region along route 1 has grown. Where possible I have a color “now” photo next to the “then” black and white.
Route 1 In the general area of the turn-off for Red Beach
Arriving at Red Beach we were walked out into the pure white sand where the soon to be perimeter would be. First we began with filling sand bags and building the perimeter guard bunkers. Then stringing the wire perimeter fence. As you can see, until the fence was strung, we had plenty of help.  When we gave them a little money for their help they spent it immediately on food. The first photo is mine Joe capozzo donated the following six.
Capozzo