VIETNAM
Tan Son Nhut ab

Gates and Posts
37th SPS (c.1 Aug 1966 - 31 Mar 1970); 1041st CSPS(T) (Jan-Jul 1967); 12th SPS (31 Mar 1970 - 17 Nov 1971)

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Pleiku Air Base, RVN, 1965-1966. © by: Don Poss.
1. Tan Son Nhut AB, Main Gate. 1963. Photographer: Robert G. Anisko, 1962-1963.
1. Tan Son Nhut AB, Main Gate. 1963.
Photographer: Robert G. Anisko, 1962-1963.
2a. Tan Son Nhut AB, Main Gate. 1965. Photographer: Martin. (first name?)
2a. Tan Son Nhut AB, Main Gate. 1965.
Photographer: Martin. (first name?)
2b. Tan Son Nhut AB, Main Gate. 1965. Photographer: Martin. (first name?)
2b. Tan Son Nhut AB, Main Gate. 1965.
Photographer: Martin. (first name?)
3a. Tan Son Nhut AB, Main Gate. 1967-1968. Photographer: Steve B. Rivers, LM 482, TSN. 1967-1968.
3a. Tan Son Nhut AB, Main Gate. 1967-1968.
Photographer: Steve B. Rivers, LM 482, TSN. 1967-1968.
3b. Tan Son Nhut AB, Main Gate. Close up. 1967-1968. Photographer: Steve B. Rivers, LM 482, TSN. 1967-1968.
3b. Tan Son Nhut AB, Main Gate. Close up. 1967-1968.
Photographer: Steve B. Rivers, LM 482, TSN. 1967-1968.
4. Tan Son Nhut AB, Main Gate. 1965. Photographer: Martin. (first name?)
4. Tan Son Nhut AB, Main Gate. 1965.
Photographer: Martin. (first name?)
6. Tan Son Nhut AB, Main Gate. Civilian Gate. Photo by: Randy M. Snyder. 1972-1973.
6. Tan Son Nhut AB, Main Gate. Civilian Gate.
Photo by Randy M. Snyder. 1972-1973.

7. Tan Son Nhut AB, Main Gate with concrete barriors. Photo by: David Dowdell, LM 144, TSN, 377th SPS; DET 1/621st TCS/SP VT. 1967-1968.
7. Tan Son Nhut AB, Main Gate with concrete barriors.
Photo by David Dowdell, LM 144, TSN, 377th SPS; DET 1/621st TCS/SP VT. 1967-1968.

Regarding Photo#7 above:
The Main Gate had the concrete blocks in front of it in Nov 1967-Nov 1968, but that was all removed in
Jan of 1969. Photo #15 below, of the steel bunker with me standing in front of it, replaced the above concrete barriors.
Ed Smith (Jack the Old Cowboy)

8a. Tan Son Nhut AB, O-51 Gate and Jeep. Photo by: James A. Stewart, LM 60, TSN, 377th SPS K9. 1967-1968.
8a. Tan Son Nhut AB, O-51 Gate and Jeep.
Photo by James A. Stewart, LM 60, TSN, 377th SPS K9. 1967-1968.
8b. Tan Son Nhut AB, O-51 Gate and Jeep. Closeup. Photo by: James A. Stewart, LM 60, TSN, 377th SPS K9. 1967-1968.
8b. Tan Son Nhut AB, O-51 Gate and Jeep. Closeup.
Photo by James A. Stewart, LM 60, TSN, 377th SPS K9. 1967-1968.
9. Tan Son Nhut AB, O-51 Gate. Closeup. 1972. Photo by: Syd (Arch) Arechiga.
9. Tan Son Nhut AB, O-51 Gate. Closeup. 1972.
Photo by Syd (Arch) Arechiga.
10. Tan Son Nhut AB, Flighline Gate Post. Photo by: Charles Penley, 1967-1969.
10. Tan Son Nhut AB, Flighline Gate Post.
Photo by Charles Penley, 1967-1969.
11a. Tan Son Nhut AB Gate: Saigon-Long Binh Entrance/Exit. Photo by: Randy M. Snyder. 1972-1973.
11a. Tan Son Nhut AB Gate: Saigon-Long Binh Entrance/Exit.
Photo by Randy M. Snyder. 1972-1973.
11b. Tan Son Nhut AB Gate: Saigon-Long Binh Entrance/Exit. Closeup. Photo by: Randy M. Snyder. 1972-1973.
11b. Tan Son Nhut AB Gate: Saigon-Long Binh Entrance/Exit. Closeup.
Photo by Randy M. Snyder. 1972-1973.
12. Tan Son Nhut AB, 377th Security Police Squadron (Proven In Combat) Cantonment Area. Photographer unknown.
12. Tan Son Nhut AB, 377th Security Police Squadron (Proven In Combat) Cantonment Area.
Photographer unknown.
13. Tan Son Nhut AB, Saigon Embassy, ARVN Pedestrian Gate post. Photo by: unknown.
13. Tan Son Nhut AB, 377th Security Police Squadron (Proven In Combat) Cantonment Area.
Photos by Russ Colombo, LM 275, TSN, 377th SPS, 1969-1970.
14. Tan Son Nhut AB, Air Police Gate Post. Photo by: Michael J. Minnick, LM 467, TSN, 6250th APS; BT, 6255th CSG. 1965-1966.
14. Tan Son Nhut AB, Air Police Gate Post.
Photo by Michael J. Minnick, LM 467, TSN, 6250th APS; BT, 6255th CSG. 1965-1966.
15. Tan Son Nhut AB, Air Police Gate Post. Photo by: Ed Smith (Jack the Old Cowboy), LM 453, TSN, 377th SPS. 1968-1969.
15. Tan Son Nhut AB, Air Police Main Gate Post. Photo of me standing on the Main Gate at
Tan Son Nhut around Mar 1969. The main gate had three areas; the very Front was manned by the QC's and us.
Photo by Ed Smith (Jack the Old Cowboy), LM 453, TSN, 377th SPS. 1968-1969.

16. Tan Son Nhut AB, Air Police Gate Post. In Nov 1967-Nov 1968, the Main Gate had concrete blocks in front of it (see Photo#7 above), but that was all removed in Jan of 1969. The steel bunker above, with me standing in front of it, replaced the concrete barriors.Photo by: Ed Smith (Jack the Old Cowboy), LM 453, TSN, 377th SPS. 1968-1969.
16. Tan Son Nhut AB, Air Police Gate Post.
In Nov 1967-Nov 1968, the Main Gate had concrete blocks in front of it (see Photo#7 above), but that
was all removed in Jan of 1969. The steel bunker above, with me standing in front of it, replaced the
concrete barriors. The middle section was just the steel bunker that I am standing behind in the 3rd
photo. I only wish I had a photo of the first gate and the exit gate. that would have been a full set.
Photo by Ed Smith (Jack the Old Cowboy), LM 453, TSN, 377th SPS. 1968-1969.

17. Tan Son Nhut AB, Air Police Gate Post. Photo by: Ed Smith (Jack the Old Cowboy), LM 453, TSN, 377th SPS. 1968-1969.
17. Tan Son Nhut AB, Air Police Gate Post, looking out of the 377th  SPS
compound toward the gate. Notice the coffee jeep is there! Coffee, anyone?
Photo by Ed Smith (Jack the Old Cowboy), LM 453, TSN, 377th SPS. 1968-1969.
18. Tan Son Nhut AB, Saigon Embassy, ARVN Pedestrian Gate post. Photo by: unknown.
18. Tan Son Nhut AB, Saigon Embassy, ARVN Pedestrian Gate post.
Photo by unknown.
19. Tan Son Nhut AB, ARVN Gate post. Photo by: Russ Colombo, LM 275, TSN, 377th SPS, 1969-1970.
20. Tan Son Nhut AB, ARVN Pedestrian Gate post. Photo by: Russ Colombo, LM 275, TSN, 377th SPS, 1969-1970.
19. & 20. Tan Son Nhut AB, ARVN Gate and Pedestrian Gate post.
Photos by Russ Colombo, LM 275, TSN, 377th SPS, 1969-1970.
21. Tan Son Nhut AB, Back Gate Bunker post. Photo by: Russ Colombo, LM 275, TSN, 377th SPS, 1969-1970.
22. Tan Son Nhut AB, Back Gate Bunker post. Photo by: Russ Colombo, LM 275, TSN, 377th SPS, 1969-1970.
21. & 22. Tan Son Nhut AB, Back Gate Bunker post.
Photos by Russ Colombo, LM 275, TSN, 377th SPS, 1969-1970.
23. Tan Son Nhut AB, Main Gate Bunker. 1972. Photo by: Gary Bird, LM 76, TSN, 377th SPS, 1972-1973. 24. Tan Son Nhut AB, Interior of Main Gate Bunker. 1972. Photo by: Gary Bird, LM 76, TSN, 377th SPS, 1972-1973.
23. Tan Son Nhut AB, Main Gate Bunker. 1972. 24. Tan Son Nhut AB, Interior of Main Gate Bunker. 1972.
TSN was still open when I was leaving the 12th of Jan 1973. Jeff Kerkhoff was still
there then, but I do not know how long he remained after I was left.
Photos by Gary Bird, LM 76, TSN, 377th SPS, 1972-1973.
25. Tan Son Nhut AB, Main Gate Tower view. 1972. Photo by: Gary Bird, LM 76, TSN, 377th SPS, 1972-1973.
25. Tan Son Nhut AB, Main Gate Tower view. 1972.
Photo by
Gary Bird, LM 76, TSN, 377th SPS, 1972-1973.

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