Tag Archives: war mementos

NKP-SPADS WITH A LOAD

Great song to describe 56th SOW who flew out of NKP. Sandys (or Spads), were an integral part of our Search and Rescue (SAR) because their on-station time of four hours exceeded anything we had. For some reason, post WWII, … Continue reading

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APO POSTAL CODES IN SEA 1961-1975

I’m always running to the googler to find an APO for a bare spot on a mountain in Vietnam… or Laos or wherever. It’s nice to have an alphabetical order to the system as well. Here’s the First MOB’s-short for … Continue reading

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY–1971

Butch Long’s DRO review couldn’t be on a more auspicious occasion than February 22nd. Not only is it George Washington’s birthday but also the day a friend passed away just north of Vientiane from what I heard. I was still … Continue reading

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THANKSGIVING 2016–YOU CAN GET ANYTHING YOU WANT…

…At Alex’s Restaurant. No Thanksgiving in a foreign land in 1970 was complete without someone dragging out a scratchy Arlo Guthrie Alice’s Restaurant vinyl and replaying the story about the 8 1/2 by 11 glossy color photos. We had no … Continue reading

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45 YEARS AGO TODAY

Forty five years ago today, the war in Laos was booming (pun intended). The Pathet Lao were advancing on General Vang Pao’s Long Tieng redoubt, Lima Site 20 Alternate. The week before, on Valentine’s day, they’d had to call in … Continue reading

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THE GOOD HUMOR MAN AT TAN SON NHUT AB

Recently, I wrote about an irate Vet who went off on me re PTSD. In that post, I implied something I wish to clarify. While I have only met, for the most part, combat Vets who have been severely affected … Continue reading

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HCV–SUNRISE 9/17/1970–SUNSET 6/25/2015–RIP

Once upon a time long ago in a mountainous Kingdom north of Thailand, nestled in a small valley was a funny airpatch but that is another story. I was the “chieu hoi boy” on Tuesdays and Thursdays unless I had … Continue reading

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