Vietnam
Tuy Hoa Air Base
Tuy Hoa AB, RVN, 1969-1970
Det. 9, 619th TCS, Ban Me Thuot, RVN, 1969
© Photos 2010, by Ken de Russy (1969-1970)

APC Gang!

I appreciate the work VSPA does to create such a great place for me to go and feel "at home." I think I have only just begun to understand how important it is to be in touch with others that were there. I visit VSPA and a couple of other sites quite often even though I feel that I live my life very much in the present and feel quite well adjusted.
        My wife is very understanding and was a bit surprised when, in answer to her question, I explained that, no, there was no ceremony, no transition period, no debriefing, no attempt at all to review and discuss what we had just done. Until that question, I had not thought anything of it. It helped me to understand my desire to look at it again through these sites and through contact with a few old buddies.
        The most incredible and intense experience of my life and I simply left and never once had any real opportunity to swap stories, commiserate or examine the experience in any way! If there was anything left unresolved, well it was just f'n UNRESOLVED! That is almost unbelievable when I reflect on it!
        It is odd in that I feel closer to VSPA on the subject of Vietnam, even though we have never met and never exchanged any communications, than my wife of 25 years who has shown a great interest in understanding my experiences in Vietnam. It is because you were there and can relate.
        I suppose this is no revelation to you but, as with many things in life, the "light bulbs" go on at funny times.
Sorry. I just had an overwhelming urge to share! Anyway, thanks for helping me to feel worthy about my involvement there!
        I have some copies of orders with names and service numbers of guys that served in Vietnam. I also have a photocopies of few things such as base newsletters, 31st SPS Cop Shop info for incoming personnel and a few other bits of memorabilia that would be interesting additions to the VSPA website.

Ken de Russy
Det. 9, 619th TCS
Ban Me Thuot, RVN, 69
31st Security Police Sq.
Tuy Hoa AB, RVN, 69-70

1. Tuy Hoa AB: M113 crossing rice paddy. 1969-1970.
1. Tuy Hoa AB: M113 crossing rice paddy. 1969-1970.
2. Tuy Hoa AB: M113 crossing rice paddy. Sapio, Respess, Sebbin, Ken deRussy. 1969-1970.
2. Tuy Hoa AB: M113 crossing rice paddy.
Sapio, Respess, Sebbin, Ken deRussy. 1969-1970.
3. Tuy Hoa AB: Babcock. 1969-1970.
3. Tuy Hoa AB: Babcock. 1969-1970.
4. Tuy Hoa AB: M113, sand dune. 1969-1970.
4. Tuy Hoa AB: M113, sand dune. 1969-1970.
5. Tuy Hoa AB: SPs Acquire Artillery Skills. Article: Seventh AF News. July 9, 1969.
5. Tuy Hoa AB: SPs Acquire Artillery Skills. Article: Seventh AF News. July 9, 1969.
6. Tuy Hoa AB: Paul Babcock and Ken deRussy. 1969-1970.
6. Tuy Hoa AB: Paul Babcock and Ken deRussy. 1969-1970.
7. Tuy Hoa AB: V110, QRT-1. Ken deRussy (hand on .50 cal). 1969-1970.
7. Tuy Hoa AB: V110, QRT-1. Ken deRussy (hand on .50 cal). 1969-1970.
8. Tuy Hoa AB: V110, QRT-2. Ken deRussy (hand on .50 cal). 1969-1970.
8. Tuy Hoa AB: V110, QRT-2. Ken deRussy (hand on .50 cal). 1969-1970.
9. Tuy Hoa AB: V110, QRT-3. Ken deRussy (hand on .50 cal). 1969-1970.
9. Tuy Hoa AB: V110, QRT-3. Ken deRussy (hand on .50 cal). 1969-1970.
10. Tuy Hoa AB: Beer drinker, Ken deRussy. 1969-1970.
10. Tuy Hoa AB: Beer drinker, Ken deRussy. 1969-1970.
11. Tuy Hoa AB: Par-Taaaaaa Time! 1969-1970.
11. Tuy Hoa AB: Par-Taaaaaa Time! 1969-1970.
12. Tuy Hoa AB: We're not fallin' down drunk... yet. 1969-1970.
12. Tuy Hoa AB: We're not fallin' down drunk... yet. 1969-1970.
13. Tuy Hoa AB: Hootch Party. 1969-1970.
13. Tuy Hoa AB: Hootch Party. 1969-1970.
14. Tuy Hoa AB: Gun Slinger, Ken deRussy. 1969-1970.
14. Tuy Hoa AB: Gun Slinger, Ken deRussy. 1969-1970.
15. Tuy Hoa AB: Don't Shoot, Robin! Ken deRussy. 1969-1970.
15. Tuy Hoa AB: Don't Shoot, Robin! Ken deRussy. 1969-1970.
16. Tuy Hoa AB: Map. Ken deRussy. 1969-1970.
16. Tuy Hoa AB: Map. Ken deRussy. 1969-1970.
17. Tuy Hoa AB: Map. Ken deRussy. 1969-1970.
17. Tuy Hoa AB: Map. Ken deRussy. 1969-1970.
18. Tuy Hoa AB: Map, March 12, 1967. Ken deRussy. 1969-1970.
18. Tuy Hoa AB: Map, March 12, 1967. Ken deRussy. 1969-1970.
19. 100 Dong Note (front).
19. 100 Dong Note (front).
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20. 100 Dong Note (back).
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21. US Gov DMV Driver's License (front).
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22. US Gov DMV Driver's License (back).
23. Airman's Open Mess Club Card.
23. Airman's Open Mess Club Card.
24. Geneva Conventions Card.
24. Geneva Conventions Card.
25. MPC: One Dollar (front).
25. MPC: One Dollar (front).
26. MPC: One Dollar (back).
26. MPC: One Dollar (back).
27. MPC: Ten Cents.
27. MPC: Ten Cents.
28. MPC: Five Cents (front).
28. MPC: Five Cents (front).
29. MPC: Five Cents (back).
29. MPC: Five Cents (back).
30. TEN SERIES, Radio Codes (10-1 / 10-42).
30. TEN SERIES, Radio Codes (10-1 / 10-42).
31. TEN SERIES, Radio Codes (10-43 / 10-84).
31. TEN SERIES, Radio Codes (10-43 / 10-84).
32. Air Force Commendation Medal, Awarded to Sergeant Kenneth W. de Russy / Meritorious Service.
32. Air Force Commendation Medal, Awarded to Sergeant Kenneth W. de Russy / Meritorious Service.
33. Citation to Accompany the Award of The Air Force Commendation Medal, to Sergeant Kenneth W. de Russy / Meritorious Service.
33. Citation to AcCO the Award of The Air Force Commendation Medal, to Sergeant Kenneth W. de Russy / Meritorious Service.
34. Statement: Letter of Reprimand.
34. Statement: Letter of Reprimand.
35. Letter of Reprimand.
35. Letter of Reprimand.
 


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