Columns in the Forum

Personnel relaxing in front of the Beer Garden

Digging a new pond at the Beer Garden

Typical American guard

Restoring a temple building.

Departing Idris Airport for Zurich then train to Heerbrugg, Switzerland to attend T-3 Theodolite and N-3 Level training at Wild Heerbruga factory.

Shanty town outside Tripoli

Lady (carrying basket on her head) walking on the street of a rural neighborhood

National Geographic map showing the 64th Engineering Battalion's Projects (partial view of Iran)

Statue in the ampitheater.

Camel drivers in the desert.​​ (Commercial Photo)

Agricultural Fairgrounds

Mosaic tile

Ollie's kitchen (cooking fire).

Leaving Wheelus and traveling West on the 4-lane Meilaha Highway about 7 miles to Tripoli

Tile mosaic on the wall of the museum

The "Tuesday General Market" where camels were sold for transportation, beast of burden or food

Battalion Compound - Orderly Room (on the left). Barracks (on the right). My workshop was in the right­most building

Open desert with wild camels.

Looking East along the Sharia Adrian Pelt (Shore Drive) east of the city (from whence we had come)

Stones laid out in the 'new forum'...

Typical Libyan guard

"Lawrence of Libya" riding Ollie's Dromedary (single hump) camel being fattened for eventual slaughter at the Meat Market outside the East Gate

Digging a new pond at the Beer Garden

Libyan driving a horse-drawn cart

Battalion Headquarters Sign

...with the Mediterranean Sea in the background.

Agricultural Fairgrounds

Citizens walking on the street of an upscale neighborhood


Street in an upscale neighborhood

Private Genereaux doing his own laundry.  (My Instrument Repair Shop was in the unused barracks behind me).

"George" the cat. The Company mascot but taken care of by me (official rat catcher in my shop).

Paved road on the outskirts of Tripoli with "speed limit" sign in KM

"Driving" a WWII train to nowhere

Along the Sharia Adrian Pelt (Shore Drive) just east of the city

Directional road sign

Restoring an arch

Standing next to Sgt. Robert L. Asselin (my boss) to celebrate my promotion to SP/4

"Restored" statute in the ampitheater.

Enjoying a Christmas drink inside the Beer Garden

Roman toile (know in English as toilets)

Villa and Trains on the outskirts of Tripoli.


Alley way in an upscale neighborhood

"Carrie" (horse carriage) stand just outside of the "Old City"

Libyan harvesting dates (one bunch is just beginning to fall to the ground)

Partially restored temple

Battalion Compound - barracks where we slept are to the rear

Battalion Compound - The Beer Garden (to the rear). Volleyball Court (to the left),  [to] the East Gate (on the right).

Libyan hauling off the harvested dates and trimmed branches

Typical dirt road with high walls

Arch of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius

The lighted Star for all to see

Paved road with palm trees

Dromedary (single hump) camel.

Along the Sharia Adrian Pelt (Shore Drive) just east of the city

Horse-drawn cart carrying a load of 55 gallon oil drums

After  digging a new pond at the Beer Garden

Battalion Christmas decorations - Affixing stuffed camel decorations to the headquarters roof.


Battalion Christmas decorations. Attaching a lighted Star to the top of a pole

Inside of my Instrument Repair Shop.  Located on the left half of the unused barracks, to the right of our sleeping barracks

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The Mediterranean Sea


Amphitheater and stage with the Mediterranean Sea in the background.

Rode bicycle to visit Ollie the BN's Libyan truck driver at his home in the Oasis about 3 miles east of the East Gate. Ollie and his daughter with one of their sheep.

Coca Cola sign in Arabic

Libyan lady carrying her purchases in a basket


Date palm full of dates

An Upscale neighborhood

Roman ruins on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea about 70 km East of Tripoli.  Main street 20 ft below grade.

King Idris palace 

Roman ruins on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea about 70 km East of Tripoli. Along Main Street - arch in the distance.


Restored arch

Beginning of the desert. A Libyan well in the distance.

Sunset in the oasis. (Commercial Photo)

Directional road sign