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1 Graphic courtesy of:

Don Segraves
377th Security Police
Bravo Sector
March 1969 - March 1971

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3. Ray Blose
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5. Robert Furnish
6. Frank Balchunas
7. Don Segraves
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2 Graphic courtesy of:  Don Segraves

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3. Gary Trobeck
4. Frank Balchunas
5. Robert Furnish
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a Graphic courtesy of:

David R. White
YN4
PSYOPS Div., HQUSMACV
1970 - 1971

Outside of MACV, Tan Son Nhut side.
3 Graphic courtesy of:  David R. White

Just recently looked up Horne Hall BOQ, Saigon.

I was stationed at HQUSMACV from April 1970 to April 1971.

During that time I got a job with special services and worked various BOQs showing movies at night.

I was working the night that the Horne Hall BOQ got hit with a sabotage bomb under the front desk.

Here are some pictures I took the next morning after the bombing. Here's the front door.
4 Graphic courtesy of:  David R. White

Across from the front desk. I was standing there about nine minutes before the bomb went off.

All I could learn about it was that when the duty officer pulled the switch on the water pump outside, it went off.

My friend Steve and I could not get a military taxi to pick us up so we walked over to the Idaho BOQ and got a ride with one of Steve's friends back to Dodge City barracks.

They never found anything of the Vietnamese clerk behind the front desk.
5 Graphic courtesy of:  David R. White

Wall directly across from the front desk.

No one was in that room during the bombing.
6 Graphic courtesy of:  David R. White

Wall behind the desk.
7 Graphic courtesy of:  David R. White

Definitely not the place to have been.
8 Graphic courtesy of:

Dave Karmes
405th Fighter Wing, Det. 1 33rd CAMRON
June 1964 - May 1965

Our new barracks.
Newspaper Article Graphic courtesy of:  Dave Karmes

Our new chow hall.
Newspaper Article Graphic courtesy of:  Dave Karmes

RB-57E, tail number 55-4243, Patricia Lynn aircraft.

Air Vietnam civilian hangars are in the background.
Newspaper Article Graphic courtesy of:  Dave Karmes

Standing on the tail of RB-57E, tail number 55-4245, Patricia Lynn aircraft.

Looking across the ramp is the stone and brick house the pilots used as their operations building.

Next to it is our 10 x 50 house trailer we used as our maintenance office.

Those two aircraft (243 and 245) were the first two jet aircraft assigned to the Vietnam war at Tan Son Nhut Airfield. I was the crew chief on 245.
Newspaper Article Graphic courtesy of:  Dave Karmes

This is what the jet flight line at Tan Son Nhut looked like in July of 1964.
Newspaper Article Graphic courtesy of:  Dave Karmes

More of our crowded flight line.
Newspaper Article Graphic courtesy of:

Gary Bird
377th Security Police Squadron
Base Police
Jan 1972 - Jan 1973

I was up in my attic recently and saw my old trunk that I had threw some of the things that I brought back from Vietnam.

I located four Pacific Stars and Stripes papers.

After forty years plus, they are hard to open without tearing them.

Page 6, talks about the "Rocket Attack, 6 Dec 1972."

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