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US base in or Near Saïgon

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US base in or Near Saïgon

Postby sunihanble » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:45 am

Hello
For my city in vietnam, I would like to make a small truck depot or a small base/camp. Does anyone know a base that actually existed in Saigon? and where I can find pictures?
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Re: US base in or Near Saïgon

Postby GARRYOWEN » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:01 am

Pasacal, you are so cool. You just keep cranking out these neat, well done projects, one after another.

I was stationed at Long Binh in the general area of Saigon and Bien Hoa.

Here is a link to a photo of a motor pool at Long Binh. I was in the 160th Signal Group there and this photo reminds me of our motor pool in general.
http://www.henrybechtold.freewebspace.com/custom3.html

I found that by Googling Long Binh Vietnam and then clicking on Images. There are lots more, but this is one that included a truck park.

I am looking forward to seeing the finished piece.

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Re: US base in or Near Saïgon

Postby sunihanble » Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:36 am

Thank you Tom :good
I allready have some stuff to begin my small base :happy .
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Is this the sign of your group in Long binh?
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Re: US base in or Near Saïgon

Postby GARRYOWEN » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:15 am

Pascal, you are well on your way.

That has to be the sign, but I can't say I really remember it. I was there late, '71 and '72. Maybe it changed. My office was in the Group HQ as I was the legal officer. Funny that I can't remember the sign. I do think I recognize the surrounding street and building scenes.

Yesterday I found some other YouTube videos of my area at Long Binh that I definitely recognized. Also the scenes of USARV (United States Army, Vietnam) HQ. the 160th was on a parallel ridge with a large ravine in between. Enemy sappers would periodically get through the perimeter wire and bunker line at night. Their goal was to get up a long open slope to toss satchel charges through windows at USARV HQ. They never made it up the slope the whole time I was there. If they had, the stupid U.S. press would have claimed they blew the whole HQ up. It was a couple of very large, two story buildings. It would have taken hundreds of pounds of explosives to blow them up.

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Re: US base in or Near Saïgon

Postby sunihanble » Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:02 am

Thank you for the story, it's always interesting to hear it from a veteran. My father was a veteran of Indochina War.
The signs for my futur small "Saigon motor pool base" :)
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And others along the road
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Re: US base in or Near Saïgon

Postby GARRYOWEN » Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:13 pm

I love the 160th sign. It is really neat to think that my old unit's sign will be on your wargame table. I am sure you are the first person in the world to ever recreate it in miniature. Great job too. :bravo

The other signs with it are good too.

I'm glad your father made it back from Indochina.

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Re: US base in or Near Saïgon

Postby Mishima » Fri May 19, 2017 3:27 am

GARRYOWEN wrote:I love the 160th sign. It is really neat to think that my old unit's sign will be on your wargame table. I am sure you are the first person in the world to ever recreate it in miniature. Great job too. :bravo

The other signs with it are good too.

I'm glad your father made it back from Indochina.

Tom

This is great. Funnily enough I was looking at the products on the sugar cane thread and thought "sunflowers are nice but not for Vietnam". Seems I was wrong !!!!


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