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Re: USAF Cam Ranh 1968-69
Posted by: dc (ID *****7994) Date: May 15, 2006 at 12:55:04
In Reply to: Re: USAF Cam Ranh 1968-69 by Ernie Hurst of 1009

When did the Air Force turn Cam Ranh Bay over to the Army? I stayed in the transient barracks (tent) on my way to Nha Trang. We were traveling on highway one and stopped there many times.. It could have been later that 68 as I was in and out of country many times. I just remember that the place was bad. When My buddy went to the bathroom, he had a roll of toilet paper in one hand and a 45 in the other. I was with the 261 Signal Corps and we took over the ICS and DCO sites from the Air Force. When the Air Force had Tuy Hoa it was nice. But when the Army took over it went down hill. The Air Force did leave the real wood hooch’s though.. I worked on the scatter radio and DCO sites all over Viet Nam and that place stuck in my mind. Another Buddy contacted malaria, was sent to Cam Ranh Bay. He felt the hospital garb was demeaning. He went AWOL, and returned to his outfit in Hue. He never mentioned having malaria again. dc

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