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Binh Thuy AB
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(TDY from Đà Nẵng AB)
by Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
DN, 366th SPS, DET CB-China Beach; DH, 1/620th TCS/SP; BT, 632nd SPS
© 2011, by Dr. Mel Hecker
 

The Binh Thuy pictures were taken when I was assigned TDY from Đà Nàng for about a month after TET 1968. I was initially PCS’d to Đà Nàng in December, 1967, from Little Rock, AFB, flight line Air Police (April 1966-November 1967) . After my TDY and return to Đà Nàng, I put in, and was assigned to Security Police detail at the Air Force site at Đông Hà. I returned to Đà Nàng in August 1968 and then sent  to Security at China Beach until late November. Upon receiving my orders to Minot, North Dakota, I extended my duty in Vietnam until August of 1969 and returned to Đông Hà for the balance of my extended tour. I was promoted to E-5 in June of 1969, but was somewhat burned out by that time. I spent the end of August-December 1969 at Scott AFB, base Security; awarded an Article 15 for clearing my weapon at the firearm barrel without proper NCO supervision (the $100.00 fine is still not paid).

The picture # 117 was taken in June of 1990, after a two year tour at Sheppard AFB as their base Hospital Emergency Department physician (the AF recruiter near York, PA was MSgt Bill Barton; a Security Police veteran who s*it nickels when he found out about my old Article 15 in 1987)

Mel

Photo 013: Binh Thuy AB, Aerial.
Photo 013: Binh Thuy AB, Aerial.
014: Binh Thuy AB, perimeter road. Photo by: Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
014: Binh Thuy AB, perimeter road. Photo by Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
015: Binh Thuy AB, A-1E flight line. Photo by: Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
015: Binh Thuy AB, A-1E flight line. Photo by Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
016: Binh Thuy AB, Perimeter Tower. Photo by: Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
016: Binh Thuy AB, Perimeter Tower. Photo by Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
017: Binh Thuy AB, Gate. Photo by: Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
017: Binh Thuy AB, Gate. Photo by Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
018: Binh Thuy AB, Gate checking bus. Photo by: Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
018: Binh Thuy AB, Gate checking bus. Photo by Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
020: Binh Thuy AB, Bridge. Photo by: Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
020: Binh Thuy AB, Bridge. Photo by Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
021: Binh Thuy AB, Tower (photo center). Photo by: Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
021: Binh Thuy AB, Tower (photo center). Photo by Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
023: Binh Thuy AB, Tower view. Photo by: Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
023: Binh Thuy AB, Tower view. Photo by Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
024: Binh Thuy AB, children mugging for camera. Photo by: Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
024: Binh Thuy AB, children mugging for camera. Photo by Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
025: Binh Thuy AB, SP. Photo by: Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
025: Binh Thuy AB, SP. Photo by Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
026: Binh Thuy AB, SPs. Photo by: Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
026: Binh Thuy AB, SPs. Photo by Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
026a: Binh Thuy AB, SPs setting up hooch with lockers and cots. Photo by: Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
026a: Binh Thuy AB, SPs setting up hooch with lockers and cots. Photo by Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
026b: Binh Thuy AB, SPs setting up hooch with lockers and cots. Photo by: Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
026b: Binh Thuy AB, SPs setting up hooch with lockers and cots. Photo by Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
027: Binh Thuy AB. Photo by: Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
027: Binh Thuy AB. Photo by Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
028: Binh Thuy AB, perimeter road. Photo by: Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
028: Binh Thuy AB, perimeter road. Photo by Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
030: Binh Thuy AB, perimeter bunker. Photo by: Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
030: Binh Thuy AB, perimeter bunker. Photo by Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
031: Binh Thuy AB, perimeter bunker overlooking marsh. Photo by: Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
031: Binh Thuy AB, perimeter bunker overlooking marsh. Photo by Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
032: Binh Thuy AB, perimeter with tank. Photo by: Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
032: Binh Thuy AB, perimeter with tank. Photo by Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
033: Binh Thuy AB, perimeter bunker. Photo by: Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
033: Binh Thuy AB, perimeter bunker. Photo by Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
034: Binh Thuy AB, perimeter tank. Photo by: Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
034: Binh Thuy AB, perimeter tank. Photo by Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
035: Binh Thuy AB, perimeter bunker. Photo by: Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
035: Binh Thuy AB, perimeter bunker. Photo by Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
036: Binh Thuy AB, SPS. Photo by: Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
036: Binh Thuy AB, SPS. Photo by Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
037: Binh Thuy AB, SPS in Caribou(?), taxiing on flight line. Photo by: Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
037: Binh Thuy AB, SPS in Caribou(?), taxiing on flight line. Photo by Dr. Mel Hecker, 1968
117: Dr. Mel Hecker.
117: Dr. Mel Hecker.
 
 

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