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Graphic courtesy of:

Scott Jones
Life Member
Kingsport, TN

From the creative minds of Don Parker and John Peele, the Tan Son Nhut Association grew from a seedling into what it is today.

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1.  Parker, Don E., 360th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (October 1967 - October 1968)
2.  Peele, John , 460th Field Maintenance Sq. (November 1969 - November 1970)

Combat Security Police Squadron Sign
Graphic courtesy of:

Charles Penley
Sentry Dog Section
Tan Son Nhut Air Base
Oct 1967 - Jul 1969

Important combat unit in the defense of Tan Son Nhut, during the TET Offensive, Jan 31, 1968.
69th Sig Bn sign
Graphic courtesy of:

Charles Penley
Sentry Dog Section
Tan Son Nhut Air Base
Oct 1967 - Jul 1969

Important combat unit in the defense of Tan Son Nhut, during the TET Offensive, Jan 31, 1968.
3/4 Cav logo
Graphic courtesy of:

Charles Penley
Sentry Dog Section
Tan Son Nhut Air Base
Oct 1967 - Jul 1969

Important combat unit in the defense of Tan Son Nhut, during the TET Offensive, Jan 31, 1968.
Defending Tan Son Nhut
Graphic courtesy of:

Charles Penley
Sentry Dog Section
Tan Son Nhut Air Base
Oct 1967 - Jul 1969

Spookey Gunship, helping defend Tan Son Nhut Air Base, Saigon, Vietnam.

The date is:  Jan 31, 1968, begins at 0320 hours.

The tracers are air to ground.
Document
Graphic courtesy of:

Bob Laymon
377th CAMS
Scatback T-39, Crew Chief
September 1971 - September 1972

Security Police Badge Memorial
Graphic courtesy of:

Charles Penley
Sentry Dog Section
Tan Son Nhut Air Base
Oct 1967 - Jul 1969

"In Memory" of the four 377th Security Police who were killed in action during the
TET Offensive, Jan 31, 1968.

1.  Sgt Cyr, William Joseph
2.  Sgt Fischer, Louis Harold
3.  Sgt Hebron, Charles Edward
4.  Sgt Mills, Roger Bertha
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Graphic courtesy of:

Charles Penley
Sentry Dog Section
Tan Son Nhut Air Base
Oct 1967 - Jul 1969

377th Security Police Squadron weapons that were recovered from the O-51 Bunker, where we had four KIA.

Those four men are listed in the above graphic.
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Graphic courtesy of:

Charles Penley
Sentry Dog Section
Tan Son Nhut Air Base
Oct 1967 - Jul 1969

377th Security Police Squadron weapons that were recovered from the O-51 Bunker, where we had four KIA.

Those four men are listed in the above graphic.
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Graphic courtesy of:

Charles Penley
Sentry Dog Section
Tan Son Nhut Air Base
Oct 1967 - Jul 1969

377th Security Police Squadron weapons that were recovered from the O-51 Bunker, where we had four KIA.

Those four men are listed in the above graphic.
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Graphic courtesy of:

Charles Penley
Sentry Dog Section
Tan Son Nhut Air Base
Oct 1967 - Jul 1969

377th Security Police Squadron weapons that were recovered from the O-51 Bunker, where we had four KIA.

Those four men are listed in the above graphic.
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Graphic courtesy of:

Charles Penley
Sentry Dog Section
Tan Son Nhut Air Base
Oct 1967 - Jul 1969

377th Security Police Squadron weapons that were recovered from the O-51 Bunker, where we had four KIA.

Those four men are listed in the above graphic.
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Graphic courtesy of:

Charles Penley
Sentry Dog Section
Tan Son Nhut Air Base
Oct 1967 - Jul 1969

377th Security Police Squadron weapons that were recovered from the O-51 Bunker, where we had four KIA.

Those four men are listed in the above graphic.
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Graphic courtesy of:

Charles Penley
Sentry Dog Section
Tan Son Nhut Air Base
Oct 1967 - Jul 1969

377th Security Police Squadron weapons that were recovered from the O-51 Bunker, where we had four KIA.

Those four men are listed in the above graphic.
wordle
Graphic courtesy of:

Charles Penley
Sentry Dog Section
Tan Son Nhut Air Base
Oct 1967 - Jul 1969

My thoughts!
Jack Smith
Graphic courtesy of:

Jack Smith
377th Security Police
Base Police
Tan Son Nhut Air Base
December 1968 - December 1969

Alot of people from Tan Son Nhut had this type of photograph made.
Jack Smith
Graphic courtesy of:

Jack Smith
377th Security Police
Base Police
Tan Son Nhut Air Base
December 1968 - December 1969

Base Police helmet.
Memorial Badge
Graphic courtesy of:

Charles Penley
Sentry Dog Section
Tan Son Nhut Air Base
Oct 1967 - Jul 1969

1LT Ribich
Graphic courtesy of:

Charles Penley
377th Security Police Squadron
Sentry Dog Section
October 1967 - July 1969

"Alert, Alert, This is the real thing."

These are the words that Lt Frank Ribich, 527th MP Company, 716th MP BN., heard that early morning of January 31, 1968.

Soon he and his troops would be enroute to clear the Saigon American Embassy of enemy troops in one of the most significant events of any war.

Twenty-one Military Policemen will die in Saigon this night.

Eighteen of them will die in the alley adjacent to BOQ #3.

1. SGT Michael A. Grieve
2. PFC Roland M. Bowen
3. PFC Thomas C. Hiley
4. SP4 Carey C. Anthony
5. SP4 Douglas W. Doody
6. PFC Ivan D. Homsley
7. PFC Danny L. Lasure
8. PFC Nestor Ojeda
9. PFC Harry F. Richardson Jr.
10. PFC Randall K. Schutt
11. PFC James Seidensticker
12. PFC John T. Smith
13. SGT Johnie B. Thomas
14. SP4 Charles L. Daniel
15. SP4 Owen E. Mebust
16. PFC William M. Sebast
17. 2LT Stephen L. Braddock
18. SGT Robert B. Stafford
19. SP4 Frank E. Faught
20. CPL James E. Walsh
21. PFC Lester G. Yarbrough

Truck
Graphic courtesy of:

Charles Penley
377th Security Police
Sentry Dog Section
Tan Son Nhut Air Base
Oct 1967 - Jul 1969

This is the vehicle that eighteen of the named Military Police above, died in and around.
Healey
Graphic courtsey of:

Charles Penley
377th Security Police Squadron
Sentry Dog Section
October 1967 - July 1969

PFC Healey, escorts a VC prisoner from the US Embassy, Saigon, Vietnam, during the Tet Offensive, Jan 31, 1968.

Freedom
Graphic courtsey of:

Charles Penley
377th Security Police Squadron
Sentry Dog Section
October 1967 - July 1969

Something that every Veteran feels in his heart.

Memorial
Graphic courtesy of:

Charles Penley
377th Security Police
Sentry Dog Section
Tan Son Nhut Air Base
Oct 1967 - Jul 1969

In Memory of all the American Veterans who were Killed In Action.
Jack Smith
Graphic courtesy of:

Jack Smith
377th Security Police
Base Police
Tan Son Nhut Air Base
December 1968 - December 1969

For the security police who worked nights, this scene made it hard to sleep during the day in the
1300-Area.

After the TET Offensive, Jan 31, 1968, the helicopters from Hotel-3, were required to take off and land without going directly over the security police barracks.
Join
Graphic courtesy of:

Charles Penley
377th Security Police
Sentry Dog Section
Tan Son Nhut Air Base
Oct 1967 - Jul 1969

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