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BINH THUY Air Base
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by Dennis Hutchings, LM 727.
632nd Security Police Squadron
1969-1970
© 2012


The time spent at Binh Thuy was hot and life rewarding experience - Most of us were young and ready to make it through the many mortar attacks and watch for the VC. They hit the Base many times at night. When it was all said and done we went home to a not so pleasant return: Our Country really looked at returning vets with an apathetic stare. I learned not to talk too much about things that happened. It usually fell on deaf ears.

I kept my fatigues for several months after returning home... I liked the side pants pockets, they were great for carrying my art brushes for art school! I came home for the weekend, my mother had the white sweat stained fatigues thrown in the garbage can! I took them out and wore them till they fell apart. It was hard to explain my connection to that year in Vietnam.

I went to school, got a job and got married, and I fit back into society and never really looked back. I think most of the Vietnam veterans did the same. God bless them all! "Hutch"

1. Before guardmount.
1) Before Guardmount.

2. Guardmount.
2) Guardmount. (Recognize anyone?)
3.Binh Thuy AB flight line.
3) Binh Thuy AB flight line.
4. C-47 parked on flight line. QRT jeep with M60 trying not to look like he's BSn with me.
4) C-47 parked on flight line. QRT jeep with M60 trying not to look like he's BS'n with me.
5. flight line duty.
5) flight line duty.
6. Guard at ammo area.
6a) SP at Ammo Area.
6. Guard at ammo area.
6b) Hutch at Ammo Area.
7. Hutch on flight line.
7) Hutch on flight line. Pedro helicopter.

8) Hutch, post near perimeter.
8) Hutch, post near perimeter.

9. Dane Vickers and Stotts at bunker.
9) Dane Vickers and Stotts at bunker.
10. Delacruz & Richard Wiggins.
10) Jorge Delacruz (VSPA) and Richard Wiggins.
11) Mike Mckeal, Hutch, and Dan Knowles, French Bunker duty with M60 and Mortars, and M16s.
11) Mike Mckeal, Hutch, and Dan Knowles, French Bunker duty with M60 and Mortars, and M16s.
12) Mike Mckeal, Bunker duty with M60 and ammo belts.
12) Mike Mckeal, Bunker duty with M60 and ammo belts.
13) Hutch in French built pillbox M60 / M-16 / radio.
13) Hutch in French built pillbox M60 / M16 / radio.
14) Hutch in tower with M16.
14) Hutch in tower with M16.
15) On Bunker Watch.
15) On Bunker Watch.
16) Another hot day.
16) Another hot day.
17) V-110 with .50 cal and M60.
17) V-110 with .50 cal and M60.
 
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