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vnvetlester said: Hello Bill,Thanks for the comments on my photo's.I was looking at the Hornet and thought about the tour I went on of the Yorktown at Charleston,Sc.They are some big ships.You mentioned the tunnel near Da Nang,you can view it good on google earth.I would like to go and see that myself.Look how much Chu Lai where I was stationed has changed.There are oil refineries and factory's everywhere. Bill Cook replies: Chu Lai has no VN meaning. It's Chinese for Krulak, the general who thought that swamp was a good place for a base. We do business with a shop in Saigon. Excellent product, good price. And liked the food there too.

Larryusaf said: Most of the apes where on monkey mountain and I do remember them. I worked the airfield 3 months before and after phu bai. I also went on 2 or 3 convoys from phu bai to danang and back. I am thinking about in a year or two going back to viet nam on a vacation. Bill Cook replies: These were big, like chimpanzees, not little monkeys. Did the same convoys. Understand Hai Van Pass is now a tunnel. Been to Saigon on business, not yet back to I Corps. Hue is on the bucket list.

We took one tour that lasted about 3 hours and covered about 2 1/2 hours.It went down almost 200 feet.

Great shot, like.

Impressionnant !!! @++

Was with the 39th engineers in head quarter co remember chu lai very well brings back memories

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I don't recall this but I know I had to pass it many times.


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