Vietnam
Biên Hòa Air Base
Fess Parker Visits Biên Hòa AB
1967-1969
© 2013 by Bob Vitray, LM 590
3rd Security Police Squadron

Telling it like it was!


My old-old box of slides never turned up--my sister found it.  I have tried to attach a sequence of Fess Parker outside the chow hall at Biên Hòa.  I have some more that may be of general interest, and some others that are more particular to Red Horse.  I am also a member of The Red Horse Association now.  Bob

1. Bien Hoa AB: An old French bunker right across the street from the Red Horse cantonement area. I never saw it manned, but I heard that the 823rd CES started sending people over there when the alert status went up to deny it to the enemy. The Bunker is a modern emplacement, but I have no idea who manned it. It had that lived in look, so maybe it was ARVN. I would guess it was somewhere in the neighborhood of the main gate.

1. Biên Hòa AB: An old French bunker right across the street from the Red Horse cantonement area.  I never saw it manned, but I heard that the 823rd CES started sending people over there when the alert status went up to deny it to the enemy.  

2. The French bunker seems a modern emplacement, but I have no idea who manned it. It had that lived in look, somaybe it was ARVN. I would guess it was somewhere in the neighborhood of the main gate.

2. The French bunker seems a modern emplacement, but I have no idea who manned it.  It had that lived in look, somaybe it was ARVN.  I would guess it was somewhere in the neighborhood of the main gate.

3. Bien Hoa AB: Runway bunker. I believe I caught an F-100 taking off over on the extreme left-center of the frame. On magnification it appears that the F-100 in this photo has wheels down and canopy up and people walking around it. I think that means they are working on it, though I have no idea why ther're are doing so on the West end of the taxiway.

3. Biên Hòa AB: Runway bunker. I believe I caught an F-100 taking off over on the extreme left-center of the frame.  On magnification it appears that the F-100 in this photo has wheels down and canopy up and people walking around it.  I think that means they are working on it, though I have no idea why ther're are doing so on the West end of the taxiway.

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4. Biên Hòa AB: Actor Fess Parker, TV's Davy Crockett, showed up for a visit.
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5. Biên Hòa AB: Actor Fess Parker, TV's Davy Crockett.
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6. Biên Hòa AB: Actor Fess Parker, TV's Davy Crockett, greets a crowd of fans.
 
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