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Halloween 2016
Graphic courtesy of:

Charles Penley
377th Security Police Squadron
Sentry Dog Section
Oct 1967 - Jul 1969

Do Not Be Afraid!

You have experienced many of the goblins and ghosts, in your lifetime.

TSNA Iron Emblem
Graphic courtesy of:

Scott Jones
Life Member

The iron emblem represents that the Tan Son Nhut Association, is strong, very strong.

McGovern
Graphic courtesy of:

Tim Doling



Saigon, 15 September 1971:  Senator George McGovern, center, standing behind a barbed wire barrier, gestures as he views the wreckage of a bombed nightclub on Tu Do street in central Saigon.

McGovern, who ran for US president in 1972, campaigned on his strong anti-Vietnam War position, but ultimately lost the election to Richard Nixon.

AP Photo/Nick Ut.

Gen Westmoreland Saigon Home
Graphic courtesy of:

Charles Penley
377th Security Police Squadron
Sentry Dog Section
Oct 1967 - Jul 1969.

General Westmorelands Saigon Home at

McGovern
Graphic courtesy of:

Tim Doling



Newspaper article about the bombing.

Jonathan Leavitt
Graphic courtesy of:

Johathan Leavitt

This is my father's lighter, from his time at Tan Son Nhut Air Base.

My father was stationed at TSN AB 1967-1968. At the time he was a Captain or a Major: George H. Leavitt, a pilot with the 616 MASS He flew cargo and troop carriers, and I remember that he also took a side job flying high ranked officials from base to base in a small plane while at TSN AB.

His CO at TSN AB was Ernie Triplett, and a very close friend.

They both later went on to the 63rd at Norton AFB.

Iím looking to get in touch with anyone who served with either of them at TSN AB, or specifically knew my father.

Able Mable
Graphic courtesy of:

Jerry Zerm



I have attached photo of the Able Mable patch.

I do not remember the origin of the patch but those that went TDY from Misawa, Japan, in the years between 1963 to 1965 came back from Tan Son Nhut with them.

I remember there was an area on the base where there was a beer stand that sold beer "33" (better known as bam-moi-bam) and beer Larue, there were some local concession shops, like a barber shop, a leather store where some of had leather shoes made, and 2 others but their service I do not remember.

Huey
Graphic courtesy of:

Rich Carvell
12th Reconnaissance Intelligence Technical Squadron (Photo Lab OIC)
(June 1970 - June 1971)

A huey helicopter at the heliport, "Call Sign: Hotel-3".

Smith grips
Graphic courtesy of:

Jack Smith
377th Security Police Squadron
Base Police
(December 1968 - December 1969)

Jack Smith had these handle grips made for his M-1911 .45 caliber pistol.

Armory
Graphic courtesy of:

Jack Smith
377th Security Police Squadron
Base Police
(December 1968 - December 1969)

The photograph on the left, shows Building 0124, where the 377th Security Police would obtain their weapons a walkie talkies.

The sentry dog section would obtain their weapons and walkie talkies at the kennals.

Tu Do Street
Graphic courtesy of:

Charles Penley
377th Security Police Squadron
Sentry Dog Section
Oct 1967 - Jul 1969
(June 1970 - June 1971)



Red Line is Tu Do Street
Yellow line is the cross streets to Tu Do Street

Building # 56 is the Caravelle Hotel
Building # 57 is the Continental Hotel

Bill Burney
Graphic courtesy of:

Unknown photographer

Tan Son Nhut Association Member William "Bill" Burney, man's the M-4 rifle, in the Red Stone Arsenal simulator.


Alabama Bench

Security Police

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