Vietnam
DONG HA AIRFIELD

BOMB DUMP EXPLOSIONS!
PHOTOS
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


My primary base was 366th Security Police Squadron, Đà Nàng AB. SSgt Mel
[The day the bomb dump exploded--was a good day to have been at Rocket City and not Đông Hà!]

1. Đông Hà Air Field: Bombs began to cook off sparadical.
1. Đông Hà Air Field: Bombs began to cook off sparadical.
1. Đông Hà Air Field: Bombs began to cook off sparadical.
2. Đông Hà Air Field, Admin Hootch and Incoming Rocket/Mortar shelter.
3. Đông Hà Air Field, 500 and 1000 pound bombs began exploding. Everyone on base knew what was happening.
3. Đông Hà Air Field, 500 and 1000 pound bombs began exploding. Everyone on base knew what was happening.

3. Đông Hà Air Field, 500 and 1000 pound bombs began exploding. Everyone on base knew what was happening.
4. Đông Hà Air Field.  Admin shelter was a good place to set up my recorder.
5. [Across Đông Hà AB, activity stopped. Time to find shelter, and now! Were we under attack? What's
5. [Across Đông Hà AB, activity stopped.  Time to find shelter, and now! Were we under attack? What's
happening? Then the bombs started explosing... slowly at first, like pop corn...
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14.... Then like a thundering raging hailstorm like gravel fired from cannon...
14.... Then like a thundering raging hailstorm like gravel fired from cannon...
15....Ear slapping!
15....Ear slapping!
16....Earth shaking.
16....Earth shaking.
17....Teeth rattling.
17....Teeth rattling.
18....Bone Jarring. Bedrock breaking...
18....Bone Jarring. Bedrock breaking...
19. Tectonic Plate Shifting. The world was surely coming to an end:
19. Tectonic Plate Shifting. The world was surely coming to an end:
Apolcalpse was beginning--at Đông Hà's Bomb Dump!]

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