1971: 52 Cards and a Wakeup!

by James R. Randall
© Copyright 2000

483rd SPS Cam Ranh Bay AB, 1970

I'm sending an attachment of a calender I made and tacked up on my hooch wall at Cam Ranh Bay AB in 1970. My Deros date was January 12, 1971, so as you can see I have a big twelve circled in red, also during the flight over one of the Stewardess gave me a deck of playing cards, seeing as there are 52 cards in the deck and I had 52 weeks to serve I figured would send one card home a week, I started with the Ace of Spades and planned on carrying the Ace of Hearts home to my wife, I never got that far, I was called home on emergency leave on September 15th, 1970 and never returned to Vietnam, it was actually a sad occasion because I never got the chance to say good-bye to any of my friends, I regretted that for 30 years until I found the VSPA web site, I finally found one of my hooch mates, Wayne Kasper, and closed that chapter of my life. Thanks, the cards have long since disappeared but the memories remain. We Take Care of Our Own
Click to Report BROKEN LINKS or Photos, or COMMENT