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a Graphic courtesy of:

Gary Redlinski
US Army Mortuary, Graves Registration ID Specialist
Tan Son Nhut Air Base Base Operations
May 1968 - July 1970

Artist conception of the Tan Son Nhut Association, Memorial Bench.
1 Graphic courtesy of:

Augustine R. Letto
Base Operations
January 1966 - December 1966

Captain Robert Malone, assistant base operations officer, pointing out the greeting sign over the base operations office.
2 Graphic courtesy of: Augustine R. Letto

The Tan Son Nhut aircraft graveyard. This F-102 crashed on landing.

The pilot survived but clearing the runway was delayed because of the live rockets scattered in the wreckage.

The hulk of C-123B 56-4382 (destroyed in the attack of 13 Apr 1966) is seen in the background.
3 Graphic courtesy of: Augustine R. Letto

The Caravelle Hotel in downtown Saigon, across the street from the National Assembly Building, originally built by the French as an opera house.

I wandered into the assembly building one day and viewed an exhibit of sketches by architecture students.
4 Graphic courtesy of: Augustine R. Letto

Flooded flatlands in the Mekong Delta. In the wooded areas it was common to see swaths of pink trees; the product of Agent Orange runs.
5 Graphic courtesy of:

Farley Peebles
Base Commander
Tan Son Nhut Air Base

Col Peebles with President Lyndon B. Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson.
6 Graphic courtesy of:  Farley Peebles

L - R:  Col Coe, outgoing Base Commander and Col Peebles, incoming Base Commander.
7 Graphic courtesy of:  Farley Peebles

Col Peebles, checking on USAF personnel, exchanging green backs for military payment certificates.
8 Graphic courtesy of:  Farley Peebles

Col Peebles, escorts BG Smith on a tour.
9 Graphic courtesy of:  Farley Peebles

Col Peebles personal AK-47.



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