My bunk area (below) was typical of what most guys had; including mosquito net, mess gear, a foot locker, and combat gear. In the event of an alert, I could grab my backpack, with entrenching tool (shovel), utility belt with 80 rounds of ammunition and my helmet from the overhead shelf. My M-14 rifle, along with that of my neighbor’s, was in the vertical lock box seen at the right edge of the photo. We continued to spit shine our combat boots, although mud and sand made the task almost impossible. The Marine Corps had not yet issued jungle boots.
Danang Hilton was lightly constructed. It kept us cool and dry but had no finished bulkheads (walls) and overhead (ceiling) like the old French barrack, pictured below. I often wondered how well this barrack would weather a typhoon. In 1965, a massive typhoon devastated South Vietnam.
Sandbags got stacked higher as sniping increased.
“The Nurse” was the only unique thing about my bunk area. I had printed the large photo of my girl friend, Mary Beth, in the Special Services’ darkroom.
Looking out the windows (screens) of the Danang Hilton afforded us an ever-changing vista. Dogpatch was literally a stones throw away, and the barbed wire was not there for the cattle.
Mosquito netting was standard issue for everyone at Danang, and we soon found the nets did more than keep out mosquitoes; they helped keep the rats at bay. Every night, one of us would have “tuck-in duty.” After everyone was snuggled nicely in their bunks, the Marine on “duty” would make sure the nets was tucked in securely and completely around each bunk. One night, as I Iaid back in my bunk, I looked up to find a pair of beady eyes staring down at me from the shelf directly above my head. With a twitch of his nose, the critter jumped from the shelf onto the top of the mosquito net, scurried to the foot of my bunk and jumped to the deck. I immediately jumped up, grabbed a flash light, and went searching for the intruder. Several other guys joined in the search, but to no avail. Houdini had vanished into thin air. Two months later, one of the guys preparing to rotate back to Okinawa was packing his sea bag. As he removed the top tray from his footlocker he discovered the mystery rat and a nest of kin. The rat had chewed a hole into the back of the wooden footlocker and set up housekeeping. We managed to  lessen the vermin population by about 10 that afternoon. We then realized why the Vietnamese were selling footlockers made of sheet metal printed with beer can labels. Soon after the Houdini rat trick, our barrack took on a less-military look with the addition of shiny metal footlockers labeled Budweiser, Miller, and Old Milwaukee.
Countries and their armies may hold very different political and religious ideologies, but kids were the same wherever I traveled. 
Highway 1 road sign. No one ever said we kept a low profile. If you wanted to know where the Marine Corps was, just follow the signs.
Mail call was not always received with enthusiasm. A few Marines in the Air Wing received the dreaded “Dear John” while away from home, serving their country. One poor soul got a DJ from his wife on the day he arrived in Danang.
Lambrettas were popular three-wheel taxis. Four Vietnamese could fit into the back of the vehicle. For Marines, trying to squeeze in just two of us was a challenge.
Dogs and cats were not the only pets at Danang. some Marines adopted more exotic pets. The day I reported for duty, I gingerly walked around a young tiger on a leash, staked outside the  HMM-361 Headquarters building. The 361 was known as the Flying Tigers.
Minibus packed to the gills. Impossible to count the number of passengers except for the guy hanging off the rear.
The Beetles - my first introduction. The cover was sent to me by a girlfriend; just the cover. We had no way to play a 45.
ARVN (South Vietnamese Army) compound on the other side of the wire at Danang mainside.
Dogpatch, bordered by a train track and Hwy. 1.
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The “Danang Hilton” was a quickly constructed transient barracks used by enlisted visitors and new arrivals until they received a permanent billet in one of the old French barracks. It was also home for Utilities personnel until permanent quarters were assigned.