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22nd.Replacement Battalion at Cam Rahn Bay,Vietnam 1971

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Comments (18)

raarcher on January 2, 2009

This picture appears to be one of the 22nd Replacement Battalion (U.S. Army) - I was stationed there in 1971. IF IT IS - your location is incorrect. We were located in a compound on the sound side completely on the other side of the air base (North Side). Returned there in November for the first time since then and portions of it still exist and used by the Vietnamese Navy. It is no more than 3/4 of a mile above the air base (now a comercial airport) on the "sound side."

Bob Archer

Walter Lester on January 2, 2009

Thanks for the info Bob. I didn't know exactly were it was located on the map. I was in such a hurry to get out of Vietnam,I didn't look around much.

raarcher on January 4, 2009

I hear you! If you go on Google Earth and look a little north of the runways, on the sound side - you can still see the "outline" of the compound. Between the "new" highway being built (4 years ago) and the water (west side).

Take care and thanks.


dbm646 on January 18, 2009

What a different when we were there we live in TENTS and have sand all day and night, November 1966,630MP and pull guard for 72hrs. David Bernard Mendez.

neilm127 on May 2, 2010

I was stationed at the 22nd Replacement Battalion from Nov of 1967 until late Dec of 1968. I will upload some of my pics when I get a chance. These pictures sure bring back a lot of memories to me. The pics look pretty much like it did when I was there in '68. Neil

wally hudson on December 4, 2010

This is a photo of the 507th Replacement Company. The 1-story building at left is the orderly room. In the background is the motor pool for the 22nd Replacement Bn. Behind the motor pool is the sand dune, and on the other side is the 6th CC, then the South China Sea I should know, I was the company clerk for the 507th in 1968-1969. The 2-story building was our hooch.

joemamamarshall on February 2, 2012

wow what memories this brings back. just happened to be doing a search on vietnam and found this. far out. I was stationed in nam from june 68 to december 69 matter of fact I think that picture was taken from my barraks. lot's of memories. hope to get some feedback from this as I gotta pile of pictures I can scan. hope to hear from someone.

Dobro4697 on April 22, 2012

Oh yeah! I remember this place; was a bus/ truck driver there 69/70. Joe and Wally, I remember you .The nightly "Magic Bus" first night in country was the night the 6th CC got hit, scared the shit outta me! Hated it when I was there, now I realize what a great adventure it was.

buzzdriver on May 24, 2012

got there in Sept. 69 and drove the MB... my little way of saying thanks to the guys...also attended the "circle" on a nightly basis..I remember meeting you Joe..

buzzdriver on May 24, 2012

high Rich...stedtfstrong

ray garcia on July 27, 2012

my name is ray garcia and ia was with the 526th replacement company,22nd replacement battalion at cam rahn bay from jan. 69 to jan.70. one of my jobs with the 526th was processing personal for r and r. Lt fulgenetti was our c o,who was then rep;aced by lt smith. I met a gun ship pilot one evening and bent the rules a bit and was able to send him to hawaii to see his wife and son who he thought he woukd never see. Always wondered if he made it home. Was there the night 6th C C was hit. Pretty scary stuff cause we didn't get hit too often. Made a lot of good friends if I could only remember who they were.

danhodge on March 23, 2013

Hey guys. I was assigned to the 22nd replacement from Dec '70 to Dec '71. I think I remember Bob Archer as the person who greeted the new arrivals. I also have a hard time remembering the names of the guys I served with.

vernon504 on June 19, 2013

Hay brothers, I too was at Cam Rahn Bay US Army side in 1971 and 1972. They had a Army Depot and I was with the 557th Light Maint, which they assigned me to the main-gate at night.My name is Vernard Eden ( PFC ). I also landed at the 22nd replacement and stayed there the whole time. Never saw that much sand in my life..Welcome home brothers. Due to the Air Base Defense Report I picked up a 100% Disability for the Base being under attact and for Agant Orange Boots on the ground. If any of you guys need a copy of the Air Base Defense in the republic of Vienam you got it...June 19 2013 said:

trucker1234 on January 8, 2014

Het brothers in arms. I was stationed in 526th during tet. When we were mortored it scared the hell out of me. Was there for 18 months 67-69 and drove truck for the supply room.

trucker1234 on January 9, 2014

would like to find some people I served with like, Richard Galaspy. We were known as the salt and pepper team because he is african american. Miss water skiing with the jelly fish, lol

thescubadave1947 on May 15, 2014

I was assigned to HHD 22nd Repl Bn when the unit formed in Fort Lewis in early '66. Ret'd to CONUS 4/68. We came ovber by troop ship and debarked in Cam Ranh. I had NO experience with telephone poles but Burdick and I learned, gaffed out a couple times ans set up our initial landlines.

bsandefu on October 4

Wow this is interesting! I was at Cam Rahn Bay (US Army side) from 6 Nov 70 - 3 Nov 71 @ 22nd Replacement Battalion .

I would be really interested in vernon504's comment: "Due to the Air Base Defense Report I picked up a 100% Disability for the Base being under attact and for Agant Orange Boots on the ground. If any of you guys need a copy of the Air Base Defense in the republic of Vienam you got it..."

Walter Lester on October 8

Thanks for your comment bsandefu welcome home and thhanks for your service Brother.

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Walter Lester
Mount Sterling, Kentucky USA

Photo taken in Cam Hải Đông, Cam Lâm, Khánh Hòa, Vietnam

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  • Uploaded on July 25, 2007
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    by Walter Lester
    • Camera: HP Scanjet 4370
    • Taken on 2006/12/05 20:02:24