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.

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

An Upscale neighborhood

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

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

Libyan hauling off the harvested dates and trimmed branches

Tile mosaic on the wall of the museum

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

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

After  digging a new pond at the Beer Garden


Directional road sign

Shanty town outside Tripoli

Amphitheater and stage with the Mediterranean Sea in the background.

Statue in the ampitheater.

King Idris palace 

Typical dirt road with high walls

Arch of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius

The lighted Star for all to see

Dromedary (single hump) camel.

Libyan driving a horse-drawn cart

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

"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.

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

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)

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


Agricultural Fairgrounds

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'...

Paved road with palm trees

Digging a new pond at the Beer Garden

...with the Mediterranean Sea in the background.

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

Date palm full of dates


Alley way in an upscale neighborhood

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

Mosaic tile

Ollie's kitchen (cooking fire).

Sunset in the oasis. (Commercial Photo)

Typical Libyan guard

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

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


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The Mediterranean Sea


Street in an upscale neighborhood

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


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).

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

Restored arch

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

Open desert with wild camels.

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

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

Battalion Headquarters Sign

Agricultural Fairgrounds

Citizens walking on the street of an upscale neighborhood

Columns in the Forum

Personnel relaxing in front of the Beer Garden