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Thank you for posting my pictures!

I always enjoyed flying over Vietnam. I always thought the countryside was so beautiful and wished I were there under different circumstances.

Vietnam is a very beautiful country and I plan to visit again in the future.

I still have the original slides.

I still have the original slides.

I flew out of this base for a few months in 1969. I was later transferred to a FSB in the field, about 5 clicks from the base. While there it was ALWAYS very noisy with constant aircraft coming and going. Every now and then, a civilian bird, like Seaboard World Airlines bringing in FNG's or taking home short timers back to the World and the land of the BIG PX. Never forget 1LT Cantner. 503rd air assault, 101st ABN.

I was stationed there at that time and remember when this picture was taken. I am writing a book about my tour in Vietnam and would like to use this photo in it. Would you grant me permission to do so. I do not know where your are, you can contact me via email at: Sincerely Chuck Catchpole HMC USN Ret

Nice photo that brings back almost 50 year old memories (November 1968) I was there the night the brave kid floated down the river and planted the charges that blew up the bridge. (his body was retrieved the next day as it floated down river. Whether he was still alive or not he was shot by an m-60 as he came to the surface at the down river mine net). As a medic on a mobile advisory team, I treated several of the Americans that were wounded by flying concrete. The several that died (I can't remember if it was 2 or 3) were sleeping in the tank that went to the bottom of the river when the bridge collapsed. I remember the marvel of the pontoon bridge being build in what seemed like hours but was probably a day as the pontoons were dropped into the river from chinooks and the engineer company that appeared out of almost no where went to work connecting the parts. My time in country was up the next week.

I was stationed there in 1968.They are troposcatter antennas,the larger one went to Greenhill,Thailand and the smaller one went to Pleiku

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