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a Photograph courtesy of:

Paul Caple
8th Aerial Port
NCOIC Freight Section
June 1964 -June 1965

Funeral Detail for six men who were KIA at Nha Trang Air Base.  They received their memorial at Tan Son Nhut Air Base.

The entire photograph showing the six flag drapped caskets will be shown on the TSNA 2009 CD.
b Graphic courtesy of:  Paul Caple

USAF SSgt, worked in the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Squadron.  Can anyone identify him from this photograph?

The SSgt is searching through the rubble near the terminal, April 13, 1966.
c Graphic courtesy of:

Larry Mayes
1969-1970

President Nixon's, Air Force One.  It is a VC-137 Aircraft.

Leo Murray's research revealed the following:
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The visit was unscheduled and in some articles referred to as a surprise visit.

The president was on a three day visit to Bangkok, Thailand when he made the unscheduled side trip to Vietnam, landing at Tan Son Nhut at noon on Wednesday, July 30th, 1969.  The visit lasted 5 1/2 hours.

From Tan Son Nhut he flew by Huey with Kissinger to the Presidential Palace in Saigon to visit with President Thieu.  That visit lasted 2 1/2 hours.

From there he flew with Kissinger to Di An, an army base 12 miles north of Saigon, home to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division.

At Di An he visited with military commanders and spent about an hour visiting with the troops before returning to Tan Son Nhut, by Huey.

Air Force One departed at 5:35 PM and returned to Bangok, Thailand.
1 Graphic courtesy of:

Charles Penley
377th Security Police Squadron
Tan Son Nhut Air Base

Tan Son Nhut Association Reunion 2009 will be Oct 15 - 18, 2009.

2 Graphic courtesy of:  Charles Penley

The main enterance to the Main Stay Suites.
3 Graphic courtesy of:  Charles Penley

See the beautiful Smokey Mountains.
4 Graphic courtesy of:  Charles Penley

Toll Free phone number to make your reservations and the Main Stay Suites web page.

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