Eighth Aerial Port Squadron, USAF in Vietnam

Sgt. Christopher K. Hartley's Photos and Story


1969

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We arrived in-country on birds like this. Do you remember the assult landing?
Inbound

July of 1969 I arrived at Tan Son Nhut Air Base In Saigon, RVN. I got my assigned temporary quarters and settled in for the night. Then it started.. Boom… Boom… Boom; the bed bounces over and over again…it doesn’t stop…flashes in the distant sky against the dark of night. 52’s were nailing Charlie in the distance…All of a sudden, this was REAL!! For me this Viet Nam thing had only just begun! Even with all the anticipation of being here, as I bounced in my bunk, I remember thinking, "in the immortal words of the Please Mr. Custer song...'What am I doing here?'..."

 


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