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TSNA Bulb
Graphic courtesy of:

Larry Fry
Detachment 8, 2nd ADVON
December 1961 - March 1962

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

Climb aboard the one of a kind, "Tan Son Nhut Association Family Train.",

We use it as a vehicle on a regular basis at the reunions.

The next trip will be for the TSNA Reunion 2016, in Huntsville Alabama, Sept 22-25 2016.

Join your "Extended Family" and get to know one another better.

Fish
Graphic courtesy of:

David Koopman
460th Field Maintenance Squadron
Tan Son Nhut Air Base
September 1967 - September 1968

This is my good friend:

Jerald E. Fish
460th Field Maintenance Squadron
November 1967 - May 1968

He is standing beside Building 1244

Jerald, was wounded near this spot during the Mini-Tet Offensive, May 6, 1968.

Enemy Weapon
Graphic courtesy of:

Richard Carvell
12th Reconnaissance Intelligence Technical Squadron (Photo Lab OIC)
Tan Son Nhut Air Base
June 1970 - June 1971

This is said to be a Chinese-made Type 63 107mm MRL, captured by the ARVN during Lam Son 719 in early 1971.

It was on display at a downtown Saigon park when I took the picture in April 1971.

Cyclo
Graphic courtesy of:

Sp5 Larry E. Mathis
221st Signal Company
U.S. Army
Tan Son Nhut

A soldier catches a ride outside the entrance to Tan Son Nhut Air Base on a motorized Cyclo.

These were cheap modes of transportation but had no seat belt and virtually no protection for the passenger.

In the event of a collision, one could easily become a human projectile.

Photo taken in 1971.

burn confidential
Graphic courtesy of:

Rich Carvell
12th Reconnaissance Intelligence Technical Squadron
Photo Lab OIC
June 1970 - June 1971
Tan Son Nhut

A shot of the RITS film incinerator in operation!

19th SOS
Graphic courtesy of:

Randy Clay
19th Special Operations Squadron
Tan Son Nhut


Customs Counter
Graphic courtesy of:

Dr. Erik B. Villard
Historian U.S. Army
Center of Military History

Members of the 716th MP battalion work as customs inspectors at Tan Son Nhut Civilian Air Terminal, 22 July 1970.

US Army photo via CMH files.

Lackland AFB Gate
Graphic courtesy of:

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

During the 1960's this gate at Lackland AFB would have been the one you would have seen.

Steve Michael
Graphic courtesy of:

Steve Michael
377th Security Police Squadron
Jan 1970 - Dec 1970


During the 1960's this gate at Lackland AFB would have been the one you would have seen.

Steel Plate
Graphic courtesy of:

Charles Penley
377th Security Police Squadron
Tan Son Nhut
Oct 1967 - Jul 1969

Wouldn't it be nice to see this installed, all over America.


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