The pic brings back memories. I was assigned to the hospital in 1975-76. In Google Earth, much of the base has changed, but this building still looks the same, albeit in bad condition.
I celebrated my 4th and 5th birthdays at Clark from 71-73. I wiped-out on my first bike, and had stitches in my gums here.
I worked on the ward from 75 to 77. Played football with the Clark Diplomats. There will never be another like Clark. Brings back memories. Doc Hargrove if you ever see this you better hunt me down so we can teach them how to buggy down at the Coconut Grove.
I worked at the Clark hospital dental clinic in 73 and 74 (Brian: may have helped with the stitches if it happened in 73). Really sad to see the present condition of the hospital. SciFi Channel had a Ghost Hunters International about the Clark hospital a couple of weeks ago. I think the sounds they heard were the geckos and not ghosts. The best memory is the POW's coming back from Hanoi. One of the best experiences I have ever had.
My Daughter was born in that hospital October 1982, I got sick and spent time there, that was once a very well equipped medical facility!
I worked at the hospital as a volunteer in 65-66; saw many things; it changed my life. When we left for stateside, I knew I would become a nurse, and became a clinical specialist in critical care/trauma. What a turning point that was in my life-- growing up so quickly at Clark
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I was assigned to the Hospital from 1989-1992. Was there when Mt Pinatubo erupted. Was also assigned to the 657TH ATH(Air Transportable Hospital), so I was one of only about 40 medical staff that stayed after the eruption to to provide medical support and pack out the hospital and all the houses assigned to the medical squadron.
I was just at this place a couple of months ago. Out of no where a guard appeared and tried to chase me off until he saw that I was an American. They have the place taped off trying to keep visitors away since the place was on Discovery Channel last year as one of the " Most Haunted" places in the Philippines. I was here last year and the place was really overgrown with grass/weeds. The bench and sidewalk in this photo weren't even visible. Now the area is cleaned up a bit and looks like something is going on around the area, like surveying stuff. The guard told me that they are planning to remove the building and build a new casino.
Also the building and everything around it is covered with grafetti now.
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Photo taken in USAF Clark Regional Medical Center, Clark Freeport Philippines, Mabalacat City, Pampanga, Philippines
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