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1 Graphic courtesy of:

Augustine R. Letto
Base Operations
January 1966 - December 1966

Army helipad on the west end of the TSN ramp, early 1966.

We did a safety inspection of the site and found live rounds of ammunition scattered all over the ground around the helicopter pads.  Stern warning was given to the Army that better housekeeping would be required
2 Graphic courtesy of:  Augustine R. Letto

Wreckage of a helicopter that had crashed near the the Tan Son Nhut perimeter, 1966.

A recovery team helicopter has landed nearby.  There were seven KIA.
3 Graphic courtesy of:  Augustine R. Letto

Final approach to Binh Thuy Air Base, 1966. Landing instructions were to avoid overflight of the opposite shore of the Mekong River because it was Vietcong territory.
4 Graphic courtesy of:  Augustine R. Letto

Fast food was always available on the streets of Saigon, 1966
5 Graphic courtesy of:

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

Larry Fry had seen the Augustine R. Letto photograph below.   That photograph was in the TSNA Photograph of the Month for September 2011.

Larry thought there was something familiar about that aircraft, so he looked in this photograph album and there was the same aircraft.

Larry had flown in that aircraft in 1962 as part of his duties as a Chaplain Assistant, nearly four years earlier.

The photograph was taken at Dalat Air Base, while enroute to Nha Trang, Jan 22, 1962.

Larry is standing in the forefront of the photograph.
6 Graphic courtesy of:

Augustine R. Letto
Base Operations
January 1966 - December 1966

C-123B, tail number 56-4382, written off as a total loss after the attack of 13 Apr 1966.

There were 246 rockets and mortars that hit Tan Son Nhut within a 13 minute time frame.

Six U. S. Military men were killed.



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