Eighth Aerial Port Squadron, USAF in Vietnam

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1969 - 1970

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Duty at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, Republic of Vietnam
I started working in Pallet Assembly, can't remember the actual name of the section. I remember building a lot of pallets of transfer cases from the base mortuary as well as Class A Ammo and general cargo. I also worked in the pallet yard operating a forklift building loads for various aircraft. I guess I worked there for about a month and a half before starting to work the flight line loading and unloading aircraft. I operated both 25K and 40K loaders. My primary job was the 40K. I loaded primarily C-130s and C-141s and did one C-5a. I think it may have been the first one to come to TSN as there was a big deal made of it's arrival. After that I went to Song Be. My last month in country was back at TSN on the flight line driving a 10 ton tractor and 40 ft. float transferring loads. That was the job I got after my second Purple Heart and Col. Lisec took me off Mobility duty. I worked that until I went back stateside.
8th Aerial Port Squadron Headquarters
8thAPS

Isle Inside Aerial Port Barracks
Barriacs
Our House Girl Lahn
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Lahn Doing Ironing On The Floor
Lahn
Me Relaxing
Chris Relaxing
Sgt. Andrews, what's a forklift without a cupa joe
Sgt Andrews
nnAnyone Know Him?
And Him?
Wish I could remember their names.
1Three of our 8th APS Troops
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Load of Transfer Cases
Pallet yard
Load Dock
Load area

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