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Long Bình Post and the Vietnam War

During the Vietnam War, Long Binh Post was the U.S. Army’s largest base located in the former South Vietnam. It was situated between Bien Hoa, the location of a large American airbase, and Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam. The Geography and Map Division holds a map from the war that was printed and created by the 66th Engineer Company (known as the “Topo Corps”). The likely purpose of the map was to serve as a guide for personnel and others who lived or worked on the base.

During the Vietnam War, the U.S. Army used the base as a logistics and command center. It had the unofficial name “Long Binh Junction.” Its initials, LBJ, were the same as then-President Lyndon Baines Johnson, the chief American proponent of the war against the communist insurgency. In 1968, the base fell under attack during the Tet Offensive, and the Viet Cong assault force was repelled by American troops.

The base was a kind of island for U.S. troops “in country,” a phrase used to describe a soldier who was on a tour of duty in South Vietnam. A virtual city of some 60,000 people at its height, Long Binh Post had dental clinics, large restaurants, snack bars, a photo lab, a wood shop, post offices, swimming pools, basketball and tennis courts, a golf driving range, laundromats, and even a Chase Manhattan Bank branch. It had a nightlife scene, as well. Among the offerings were a bowling alley, nightclubs, and other so-called adult entertainment establishments. Several of these places are listed on the map’s index titled “Guide to Important Buildings and Features,” which provides a building number and grid location.

Long Bình Post : [Vietnam]. [1972?] G8024.L6 1972 .L6. Library of Congress, Geography & Map Division.

The reverse side of the map depicts Long Binh Post in relation to Saigon. Early in the war, many American units were dispersed throughout Saigon. However, the American command relocated them to Long Binh Post in order to centralize security, logistics, and communications.

Long Bình Post : [Vietnam]. [1972?] G8024.L6 1972 .L6. Library of Congress, Geography & Map Division.

The base and its facilities were handed over to the South Vietnamese military in 1972, as part of the de-escalation of American forces from the war. Currently, the area is used as an industrial park and shopping center known as Long Binh Ward.

245 Comments

  1. Leslie Wagner
    August 2, 2017 at 10:40 am

    My father was a Lt. Col. when he was stationed at Long Binh, 1966-1967. He retired from the U.S. Army back in 1970, went back to college, and started a new and successful career. He died this past January. I have old reel-to-reel audiotapes that my parents recorded and mailed back and forth to each other while he was stationed at Long Binh. I haven’t attempted to listen to them yet.

  2. Leslie Wagner
    August 2, 2017 at 11:23 am

    For that time period, I would have to say that Long Binh was modeled after most large military bases, containing recreational opportunities to distract you from the fact that you were counting the days until you could return home. Unlike the military bases in Germany, for example, there was no family housing at Long Binh because Vietnam was a war zone. My husband was stationed at Binh Thuy, a much smaller base that lacked most of the niceties of Long Binh. At Binh Thuy, my husband witnessed the prevalence of heavy drug abuse among the enlisted ranks and was relieved to return stateside in 1972 after 7 months in country. The Vietcong hit the base ammo dump with mortar rounds, resulting in the destruction and abandonment of the base.

  3. Ryan Moore
    August 11, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Per the request of many, a Long Binh Facebook group is available for all to join: Long Binh Junction Group on Facebook

    Dear Leslie Wagner,

    Your comments are appreciated. I would like to share with you information about the Library’s Veterans History Project that collects stories about veterans.

    The website is //www.loc.gov/vets/

    Their email is [email protected]

    Sincerely,

    Ryan Moore
    Cartographic Specialist
    Geography and Map Division
    Library of Congress

  4. Frederick Danial Oliver
    September 21, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    My brother was stationed here but would never talk about it. Drafted at 27 finishing up his degree at our university, full time job.

  5. Curt Locke
    September 22, 2017 at 3:48 am

    My father was LT. Gordon L. Locke on base. He was an MP officer If any of his buddies remember him I would love to hear from you.

  6. Jim Haskins
    October 15, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    I was at Long Bing for most of ’67. Never heard the base called LBJ, but the stockade was called LBJ as in “Long Bing Jail”.

  7. Ryan Moore
    November 2, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Dear Jim Haskins,

    The jail was indeed referred to as LBJ. However, different sources, include memoirs by veterans, refer to the base as LBJ or Long Binh Junction. If you are curious about those writings by veterans, please contact me and I can share some of titles with you.

    Sincerely,

    Ryan Moore
    Cartographic Specialist
    Geography and Map Division
    Library of Congress

  8. Ngo – Gao
    November 10, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Did anyone in here whose were in LongBinh, BienHoa around 1970 to 1071 or know someone who was there . PLease post . Thanks

  9. Bob Dunn
    November 11, 2017 at 8:48 am

    I served at Long Binh in 67 and 68. I was in the U.S.Army, 212th MP Co. I was a Sentry dog handler and psyroled the ammunition dump at night. I have photos of the base and dump.

  10. John Wyatt
    December 22, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    I was in long bin in 70 and 71 with 66 engineers. I worked in the map depot. Never saw a bowling alley, wood shop or any of the other things mentioned. There were some clubs to.drink though.
    Never heard post called LBJ. only heard long binh jail. Went lots of other places in country too. Now disabled due to agent orange. Want to say to all that served there, THANKS MEN and WELCOME HOME!!

  11. B johnson
    January 2, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    I was a 1Lt stationed at Long Binh 1970-71 at a facility called Inventory Control Center-Vietnam. On the map it was in the lower area about 500 yards east of the Generals Compound. The building next door was the headquarters for the 1st Signal brigade
    I don’t ever recall anyone stationed a Long Binh calling it “LBJ” — that was reserved for the infamous jail. It’s possible that one stationed elsewhere did nickname the base LBJ. There was, however, a civilian contractors billeting area located in the area about the center of the map that was referred to as RMK-LBJ (RMK being the initials of that major contractor)
    I wish the map were larger so that I could locate several of the base facilities on it

  12. L Hafferty
    January 4, 2018 at 4:47 am

    April 1967 to November 1968 Mail address 19 months
    1st Signal Brigade
    44th Signal Battalion
    580th Company (Telephone Company)
    Long Binh Vietnam 96307
    Work as telephone lineman

  13. Richard Becker
    January 6, 2018 at 5:49 am

    How could I get a digital copy of the map? I cannot enlarge the map as it is displayed here so that I can read it.

  14. Rodney Bissey
    January 6, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    I was in the Army signal corp at Long Binh Post Jan. 67 thru Jan 68 soon after tet. Anyone out there who remembers the detained VC lineup outside the main gate by the barber shop the morning after tet? Remember when the VC blew up the ammo bunker? Not sure which company and battalion I belonged to while there, can anyone help?

    Rod
    From Quakertown, PA (30 mi north of Philly)

  15. Bob Koehler
    January 30, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    I was a JAG officer stationed part of the time in 1970 at Long Binh – I had many a “client” housed at the LBJ – a place you did not want to spend any time at – or in it!! LBJ was the major jail facility in Vietnam for military prisoners convicted or waiting for trial.

  16. Al mazzarelli
    January 31, 2018 at 1:59 am

    I was on the North perimeter of 208 facing the cemetery to the left and a village to the right. We were in a fire fight all night. I was on top of a 20ft conax with sand bags for cover as I was being used as a sniper at that time 1968 Jan, I was picking off cong comming out of the tunnels being used in the cemetery.  The head stones were 4 to 5 ft high. I thought I was going to be over run . I was left with no radio but I stocked up on ammo . 7.62 parachute flare s the day before we were told that the enemy was comming in from the east so they took most of artillery and heavy wepons to the east of fire base long benh.  I was the only one there atop of conax.  It was getting so bad I had to start shooting flares directly into cemetery.  I thank God I did, as I caught the attention of an apache and when they saw what was going on they called another apache and 2 smokies, they are 1 man choppers with 2 30 Caleb gatlin guns and 6 rocketes on each side they were 25 yrs in front of me. 2 smokies, would fly low with there lights on and draw the enemy fire, at that sec they would use their jet to shot up with out lights and 2 apaches, would come in and rocket and use their 4 gatlins at the same time. I was only 19yrs old scared and excited and full of adrinilyn at the same time as this went on till the sun came up , the enemy had gone Back into tunnel and then I was blown of of my post. It must have shot me another 12 to 15ft in the air, my ears were ringing I was disoriented and hit the ground all in slow motion, I kept saying to myself when am I gona hit the ground. I hit the ground and still had my m14 auto in my hands. I looked up and saw nothing but 16″ shells sticking have way out of the grond in from of me. Then I looked at the gate to the road it was still chained and saw people running at me. I raised my wepon and was going to start shooting, but something was out of place as they got really close I saw no weapons and then there were woman men and children , I that split sec I said there running away from the cong and looking to take refuge by my gate. I was able to talk with a few with my broken veitmanse and discovered that they were hiding in the village and was all sitting in circles when the 16 inch shells landed all around them. This was one night of many during and after TET Offensive.

  17. Thomas Vior
    February 2, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    L. HAFFERTY, if you should see this, would you please send me an email? I have a question for you about the months you spent at Long Binh (April 1967 to November 1968) for a book I’m working on. Many thanks. *personal information removed per policy*

  18. Ron Kidder
    February 4, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Bob Dunn
    November 11, 2017 at 8:48 am
    I served at Long Binh in 67 and 68. I was in the U.S.Army, 212th MP Co. I was a Sentry dog handler and psyroled the ammunition dump at night. I have photos of the base and dump.xxxxxxxxxxxxx Dear Mr. Dunn, I would love to see your photos. I got to Long Binh October 67 with the 1st Platoon, C-Company, 720th M.P. Battalion. Our company area was directly across the road from the main gate of The LBJ. One of our many jobs was to set up ambush points outside the wire of the Ammo Dump. Have you checked out the web site: 720th Military Police Reunion Association ? There is a page dedicated to and about The 212th. It has photos of the scout dogs and Handlers.

  19. Carl Easley
    February 20, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    I was with the 261st Transportation Co. in 1968,arrived just before Tet and my 2 years “ETS” was up in late Sept.68. I drove a 5 ton and hauled mostly ammo all over Vietnam. I had my 21st B.D. there.

  20. Dee Evans
    March 9, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    My brother was Spc/4 Russell Holland, MP 212th Sentry dog and Scout dog handler.
    His dog was named Arko. Looking for any info, photos etc. sadly he passed away in 2013. He served ’67-70.

  21. Carl Glenn Selby
    March 11, 2018 at 12:13 am

    My MOS WAS 72B20 Comm Center.
    TET 1968 January 31st.
    We couldn’t keep up with msgs
    EVERYTHING was Flash so that
    Became Immediate then routine.
    Lost most Long Lines 1st Sig Bn.
    Most of us went to bunkers at
    “The wire” near Main Gate.
    About 3AM got pretty wild.
    RPGs Mortors ALso grenades.

  22. Ken Edney
    March 12, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    I served in Long Binh from Mar ’67 to Mar ’68 with 3rd Ord Bn, 60th Ord Co in the ammo dump. I never heard it referred to as Long Binh Post or LBJ. LBJ was the jail. In my time we had no swimming pool, bowling alley, or any of the other creature comfort things listed above. It was pretty wild around there. I lived in a tent my first three months. Never had a hot shower or running water, we pissed in a tube sticking out of the ground and had two hole outhouses. Even potable water was from a lister bag hanging from a tree limb.

  23. Tim Dickison
    March 21, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    I was stationed from June 68 to June 69 at 12th Combat Aviation Group, which was located about 1 mile north of
    Long Binh main base. The compound was called Long Binh North or “Plantation Airfield”. I worked in aircraft maintenance section, although my last 3 months in country drove truck back and forth to Ton Son Nhut Airbase to deliver potable water to our unit. Remember “LBJ” as referring to the jail there.

  24. Steve Hodges
    April 1, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    I worked inside the LBJ (Long Binh Jail) every day from mid-September, 1969 through mid-September, 1970. I was nominally the SJA for the 18th MP Brigade, but actually worked most of the time for the LBJ “Correctional Officer,” in other words, the warden.

  25. Lawrence Allen bradford
    April 3, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    I was at long bein ,last bob hope show, incredible singing ol holy night with trained killers . 1971. No “nightclubs” dum ass , I did run a pool and used the photo lab .
    It was insane

  26. Lawrence Allen bradford
    April 3, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    I was at long bein ,last bob hope show, incredible singing ol holy night with trained killers . 1971. No “nightclubs” dum ass , I did run a pool and used the photo lab .
    It was insane. I was a drug counselor , the jail became our center ,typical for nam ,
    I restored and ran a pool , total insanity

  27. John Potton
    April 11, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    Served with #16 Carl Easley at same time and 261st TC May 67 to may 68

  28. Jim Smith
    April 14, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    I was stationed at Long Binh from January 1967 through March 1968. I was company clerk and mail clerk for the 624th Supply and Service Company located just inside the main gate off Highway one. Like several others above, I never heard it called Long Binh Junction. LBJ was the Long Binh Jail. Had to transport several prisoners, mostly captured AWOL, to LBJ. Our billets were wooden barracks at first, but later we had metal buildings. At night sometimes we got to watch the choppers making firing runs at the VC on the ground. We would see the rockets fire, then the mini-guns with their tracers, then about two seconds later we would hear the sounds. During Tet we spent many nights in the trenches or in the bunkers. Occasionally whenever a sapper managed to infiltrate the ammo dump, we were given a fireworks show to end all fireworks shows!

  29. H. Gene Owens
    April 16, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    Bob Dunn , I probably met you several times while i was pulling tower guard in the ammo dump , it seemed like i was there every week or pulling bunker guard out between the wires .I was with the 576 ord from Oct 67 til Oct 68 ..I also went to the LBJ riot to operate a R T fork lift to get some of the large shipping containers out while the prisoners were trying to open them and destroy the contents .

  30. Phil Matous
    April 21, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    Thanks for posting this map. I was stationed at Long Bihn from June 69 to June ’70. Our office for the 1st Aviation Brigade was right next to the amphitheater at 12D on the map. USARV HQ was down the road. Fortunately for us, the barracks did have hot and cold showers by then. it wasn’t uncommon for an ice cream truck to take the road around the base and stop in front of each building. The ice cream was more milky than creamy. The swimming pool was great, run by two soldiers who were formerly life guards. Their entire tour of duty was to take care of the swimming pool. At one point, a piece of equipment for the pool broke and the pool was shut for 6 months. The two fellows sat at the pool reading books for 6 months waiting for the part from the states. I was fortunate to serve under Sargent Major Cyril G. Manning, as a typist. Manning served eight years straight in Vietnam. I remember one of the majors asking Manning once, “Sgt. Major, did we ever have such and such helicopter in Vietnam.” Manning replied, “Sir, you mean the one with ( and here Manning raised his hand to imitate a propeller) the such and such? No sir, we never had that helicopter here in Vietnam.” Despite never having to fire a rifle once at any enemy, it took thirty four years of prayer for me to overcome the realization that I had committed to kill whomever they would have asked me to kill. I just prayed that they would never ask me to kill anyone who was innocent. God bless my friends and their families with peace who served in combat then and even in today’s struggles world wide.

  31. Earl Carroll
    April 30, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    How may I obtain 2 of the maps of Long Binh Post

  32. Gene Wickstrom
    May 27, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    I was stationed with the 120 Aviation Company (Assault Helicopter) at Long Binh in 1970. Long Binh was never referred to as Long Binh Post or LBJ. LBJ was the term for Long Binh Jail. As the company clerk I can remember processing at least one individual to LBJ to await his court-martial.

  33. Earl Carroll
    June 5, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    How can I obtain 2 maps of G8024.L6 1972 Long Binh Post?

  34. Tom King
    June 19, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    To Tim Dickison. I was at 12th Combat Aviation Group July ‘68 to July ‘69. I was In Hhq PIO working for 1LT Amoruso. We must know each other. I appreciated the water you hauled. Welcome home. SP5 Tom King

  35. Joe Tuttle
    July 1, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    I was with the 62nd Trans Co 67-68
    I was the wrecker operator on convoy everyday. Anyone who was stationed on TC Hill during this time frame give me a email *personal information removed per policy* Welcome Home to all.

  36. Gary Waters
    July 7, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    My father, CWO Albert Waters spent 13 months across ‘67-‘68 in Long Bình. For what it’s worth, he never spoke much about it. I recall he talked about what sounded like a chronic drug problem among the younger men and he spoke with hesitation about the Tet Offensive. I learned his cigarette habit grew to 5 packs per day and that he didn’t get to see Bob Hope’s show. Quite honestly, those few tidbits are probably all I know about his tour, yet I suppose my brother and I were always too respectful to press with questions. He passed away in 2003. The one unanswered question I wish I’d asked was why he was there … which is not a question about political ideals!! Seriously, he was Air Defense Artillery (specifically Hawk missile)… so my question was always about the need for air defense in Vietnam? I don’t ever recall there being an opposing Air Force…. or was it the mere potential of one?

  37. Tom Gray
    July 11, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    I served in Long Binh in 1968 and 1967 I worked at the Com Center on top of the Hill. Was with 1 ST Signal Co. C. Lived in Tents when I first Arrived in Country.

  38. George Davis
    July 16, 2018 at 11:03 am

    I was Station at Long Binh 11/67-11/68. Worked with the Readiness Assistance Teams. Flew a lot around South Vietnam delivering mail and picking up reports. Never saw most of the “amenities” listed in the opening article, must have been available to officers!

  39. Ryan Moore
    July 25, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    The comments from everyone, and especially veterans, are both fascinating and appreciated.

    I have noticed a string of comments about the meaning of LBJ, as it was noted in this author’s blog. I wish to speak to that point. When researching this map, I referred to written accounts by veterans that stated LBJ had the meaning of Long Binh Junction but also meant Long Binh Jail.

    Robert F. Fischer in his book Combat Bandsman: Memoir of a Tour in Vietnam with the 9th Infantry Division …On wrote on page 40 that: “Our destination encampment shared the same initials with our soon-to-be-relieved commander in chief of the military, President Lyndon B. Johnson, LBJ–Camp Long Binh Junction. It also shared initials with another nearby facility, Long Binh Jail…”

    Similarly, Robert F. Hartley in his book, Gunship Pilot: An Attack Helicopter Warrior Remembers Vietnam, wrote on page 6 that: “Six Army buses arrived to take us all over to Long Binh Junction (LBJ)… It was home to the Headquarters of the United States Army, Vietnam along with many other units including the Army’s jail. The jail, appropriately enough, was called the Long Binh Jail or LBJ.”

    Walter D. Rodgers wrote in Army Green on page 138 that:”…the huge Army post at Long Binh Junction, inevitably shortened to ‘Camp LBJ,’ in honor of our Commander-in-Chief.”

    Anyone who is interested in a scan of the map may contact me directly at [email protected]

    Best,

    RM

  40. David Polmon
    July 26, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    I was stationed at Long Binh from MAR70 thru Mar71. 1st Signal, 44th Group, AUTOSEVOCOM (crypto). If you look at the map in the lower left quadrant there are large rectangular buildings in black forming an “H”. That was USARV (US Army Vietnam) Headquarters. Above and right of that in what looks like a suburban neighborhood was our hootch. I have to echo other comments in that the base was never referred to as LBJ. That was reserved for the jail.
    Also, Leslie Wagner’s comments were spot on. The racial tension involved a small group, but among them it was intense. In our row of hootches, we were the 8th and last in the line before the outhouses. The 4th hootch was occupied by a gang of all black GIs who refused to report for duty and would take in deserters and AWOLs from all over the country. They would play Hendricks music 24/7 and smoke dope and shoot heroin. The NCOs and officers ignored them for fear of having a suggestion of being racist on their permanent record. That lowered the moral of the rest of the troops, black or white, who were not druggies.
    Yes, there was a Special Services swimming pool, hours based on rank. Officers had the majority of time, enlisted were not given the best times. Never saw a golf driving range or woodworking shop, but they did have a very nice skeet range out by the airport (off the map to the right, long enough runway to facilitate C126s and C130s).
    Mess Hall food was pretty awful. They served what we called “roast beast” about 4X a week: grey, thinly-sliced slabs of tasteless protein swimming in a thick brown gravy. Toilet facilities were outhouses for the solids that fell into a cut-down steel drum that Papa-San (barefoot) would drag out and burn with diesel fuel. Yes, the black smoke was disgusting. Any “lawn” what would grow up would be “mowed” a couple of times a year with flaming diesel also. Liquid waste (OK, urine) happened in a mostly buried steel drum filled with river rock, surrounded by a 3-sided modesty plywood structure with a roof, the sides raised about 2-feet off the ground so you could see “ankles” if it was occupied.
    War did not come to LB for the year while I was there except for the occasional rocket; but at night we’d set up lawn chairs on the sandbag bunkers and watch the Cobra gunships and fast-movers (jets) “work” the VC at Black Widow Mountain, which stood up on the southeastern horizon like a huge pile of sugar. A cheer would go up if there was a secondary explosion.
    You did your job, you counted your days, you went home.

  41. Jim Miller
    August 13, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    I was in Long Binh from july 1968 to july 1969, assigned to 23rd Artillery Group personnel section, attached to Service Battery 6/27 Artillery.

    I remember the Feb 1969 attack on the base and driving to the perimeter the morning after the assault where the 11th Cav was dug in. I can testify that not all nva had been eliminated by that morning, since had ak47 fire go right over my head when an nva soldier popped out of a spider hole. The cav guys scrambled to their apc’s and the cobra went to work on him.

    Would like to find more detailed that would help me find our barracks and other buildings I remember.

    My recollection was LBJ referred to the prison, not the base. Read numerous memoirs of vietnam vets, and found no reference to Long Binh as LBJ, just used to refer to the jail.

    Can you believe we were there more than 50 years ago!!

  42. Ron lungwitz
    August 20, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    I was there in 71-72 with the 120th assault helicopter company. We had a pool not far from us that was the most out of place thing I have ever seen. That and Bob Hope were the only good things about the place.

  43. Louis Bradford
    August 24, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    I was stationed on Long Binh Post from April 1970 to August 1971. I was in the 20th Preventive Medicine Unit. I was able to visit Saigon and Bien Hao many times. My unit was responsible for inspecting LBJ’s sanitary practices. We also sprayed the areas for mosquitoes.

  44. John
    August 26, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    What was the disposition of prisoners being held LBJ when we evacuared VietNam

  45. Dick DeHO
    September 4, 2018 at 10:12 pm

    I was an MP @ Long Binh Depot December 1969 to February 1971

  46. Don Blackbourn
    September 11, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    Served at 140th HEM Co. March 67-March 68.
    Don’t recall any luxuries then except seeing Bob Hope at Christmas ‘67.

  47. Gregory G. Sarno
    September 15, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    I am researching a screenplay about the August 29, 1968 insurrection at the “LBJ” stockade. I’ll appreciate hearing from anyone at the stockade or the Long Binh Post at that time. Thank you.
    Gregory G. Sarno *personal information removed per policy*

  48. Jeffery Pappas
    September 15, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    F CO. Troop Command Army Depot trk driver delivered water and fuel to sister companies and the army depot 1971- 72

  49. Bob Dunn
    October 6, 2018 at 7:46 am

    Was at Long Binh in 67. Served as a dog handler patrolling the ammunitions dump, the largest in the world at the time. The post, back then, was very rugged, with wood and tent structures.
    The kennels were on a tree lined rubber plantation.

  50. Dean Allman
    October 17, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    I was with 45th Dustoff at Long Bien from Dec 68 to Jan 70. Was a Huey mechanic for a while, then was in an office with air conditioning most of the time. Couldn’t have asked for a better deal after being drafted.

    I wonder if we were sprayed with agent orange. I remember nothing seemed to grow on the bare dirt there. I remember the C123s would fly over spraying something. I thought it was for mosquitos. Hope all are doing well after all these years.

  51. Joe Sherman known as Sherm
    October 19, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    I served with the 615 Th MP company from Nov10, 1967 to Nov 1968 based at Long Bình. Our Company did Highway patrol and village patrols. We also from time to time escorted Convoys and did parimiter security and Long Bình base camp patrols. Our unit worked side by side with the South Vietnam Quan Sats ( their military police ). During the TET offensive we helped defend the ammunition dump as well as highways and villages in the Bien Hoa area.

    LBJ was the Long Bình Jail which we helped guard after the 750 inmates revolted and burnt down their billets in early 1968. LBJ was built as a temporary facility to accommodate about 350-450 prisoners, then became a more permanent jail.

  52. Judy
    October 22, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    I’m trying to find buddies of my friend. His name is Jasper Estes. He served in Long Binh 65-66, he was in 1st S&T detachment, 1st. Infantry. June65-June66. A few of his buddies he could only remember some partial names: Perkins, Patton, Lt. Kertchum (spelling?) Lt. Green and Sgt. Spangle. If anyone knows of any of these men, Jasper would love hearing from them.

  53. Frank koelsch
    October 24, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    I was at Long Binh from Feb 67 to mar.68. I was with the 483rd field service co. We had a shower and laundry platoon, an engineering platoon, a graves registration platoon plus headquarters platoon. The engineer platoon were combat engineers.
    When i first arrived i had the pleasure of guarding that ammo dump thst has been mentioned above. I think i was there every night for several nights. I started out in the engineer platoon. We were sent out to the ammo dump at least once a week for severa months??? I was reassigned to the graves registration platoon for the last 5 mos or so.
    On the night of the start of Tet,i was on guard duty at the fuel dump and witnessed the battle of cemetary mentioned above.
    Graves Registration was obviously very busy during Tet. During that period ee eere sent to the ammo dump as a guard. Remember seeing many mp’s with their dogs.The ammo dump was infiltrated that first night and some of the ‘ammo pads’ were blown up.
    I do not ever remember long bihn being refered to as lbj. Only the jail.
    I also never saw a swimming pool or bowling ally there. Met a lot of good men there.

  54. Terry Smith
    October 24, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    I have a map of Long Binh And Bien Hoa (aerial)
    taken in November 1967. I was assigned to the 6/56 Artillery. We took the fallout of the ammo dump
    explosion. You can get a professional Photo from
    Allied Photo Copy in Huntsville AL, Be sure to have it
    laminated on both sides? (They have it labeled as Vietnan Map)The map is on the wall in my business in Huntsville, AL *personal information removed per policy*

  55. Chuck Pollock
    October 25, 2018 at 11:05 am

    I was assigned to HHC, Long Binh Post, S-2,3. I first we worked out of an old farm house which had the Tactical Operations Center in a bunker in the basement. It was rather primitive but suitable. During the last part of 1971, post headquarters was moved to a new building high on the hill next to US Army, Vietnam and the TOC was located in a bunker about 15 feet below the new building. The complex was called “Pentagon East” and was probably the safest place in the entire country.

  56. Larry Story
    October 28, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    I was at Long Binh from June 1969 to March 1970.I was with the 54th Ordnance 3rd Battalion. I worked in the ammo dump and pulled guard duty at nights.

  57. Jim Roach
    October 29, 2018 at 1:40 am

    I was stationed in Long Binh, until Nov 17th, 1967, with the 14th.ICC, and we referred to it as LBJ.

  58. Ross Srmy
    November 9, 2018 at 6:51 am

    Does anyone rememder part of Long Binh called Long Binh Plantation. It over looked the ammo dump one side and rt.1 on the other side

  59. Dean Allman
    November 12, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    They built a swimming pool at 93rd Evac Hospital in 1969. It was right next to where I was at 45th Dustoff. I went swimming in it several times. What a luxury to have that in a war zone. I wonder if it’s still there. I guess I could check on Google satellite images. I never dreamed of anything like the internet back then.

  60. john cawly
    November 12, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    I was stationed at Long Bihn (Plantation – Field Force II HQ) from Feb 71 till September 71. Served at Di An with 11th ACR from 9/70 till 2/17.

    Am making trip back to Saigon in December. Will try to find the locations. I realize much has changed, but that time was among the most memorable of my life–both good and bad. Have made life-long friends and we still communicate.

  61. David Nuchols
    November 14, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    I was at Long Binh from June of 1970 to May of 1971 with first signal brigade. Pulled perimeter and interior guard most of that time. Saw a lot of oriental go go bands and a few Australian bands, drank a ton of beer and came home to my first divorce. *Personal information removed per policy.*

  62. Terry Greeley
    November 21, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    My father-in-law was stationed at Long Binh Post from approx. June, ’68-June ’69. He said he ran a lumber yard there. He seems to enjoy talking to me about it, but my mother-in-law usually squashes the conversation. I bet the post was more often called LBJ in general while LBJ was still president, and then later it may have been less popular, except, of course, for the actual jail itself. I have been a student of the Vietnam War ever since I was a teenager (I’m now 58), fascinated by all of it to the point of near obsession. I was actually looking for a map of the post when I came across this site and enjoyed reading all of the comments. I am going to request the map. I heard just the other day that in its peak, Long Binh was about three times the size of Manhattan! Thank you to all who served there; it must have been intense!

  63. harry g steck steck
    November 25, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    I was at USARV hqtrs g4 oc1967 to nov 1968 mostly the war room

  64. harry g steck steck
    November 25, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    was at USARV G 4 oct 1967 thru nov1968 wae room mostly SP 5 harry g steck

  65. kenneth miaczynski
    November 26, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    to chuck pollock i know of only one underground bunker at long binh it had a basketball court and a latrine painted white which we called the white house is that the one you were talking about.i was statined with the 535th sig co in 1972 to 1973

  66. Lewis Clarke
    November 28, 2018 at 11:51 pm

    I passed through Long Binh in July of 1966. I flew from Travis AFB to Saigon and was held at Camp Alpha awaiting my orders to the 131st Aviation Company in Phu Bai. After a week at Camp Alpha I was transferred to Long Binh. From what I was told it was an ammo dump with an artillery unit right next door and remember they would fire off rounds every night around 3am. I remember well there was nothing there–maybe 20+ squad tents, latrines, and the beginnings of permanent wooden hootches. I say I remember well because they purposely held my orders for approximately two weeks to detail me to help pour concrete for the new structures. Apparently the 131st Aviation Co. inquired just where the hell I was and to cut me loose to travel up country to Phu Bai since I was overdue to replace an OV-1 Mohawk mechanic who had already rotated back to the states. I only recently have looked back at anything Vietnam and was astonished to see pictures of the size of Long Binh. I’ll never forget riding an armored bus from Saigon to Long Binh and stepping off it and thinking why am I out in the middle of nowhere with these 20 some odd tents. Also memorable was the fact that they handed me orders at Long Binh and said find your own way to Phu Bai. I made it to Bien Hoa and bummed rides on Air Force transports to Quy Nhon, Da Nang and Phu Bai. Just thought I would comment because the earliest date I saw posted here was I think Jan. 1967. I just can’t believe how much it changed after I passed through.

  67. Russell Pouliot
    November 29, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    Ross Srmy, I remember the Long Binh Plantation well.

  68. Richard Ayers
    December 1, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    Was anyone with the 233rd or 446th transportation companies in 71-72?

  69. Doug Tibbetts
    December 2, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    In the 1969 ,Tet attack I was in A co.of 92nd engineers and was at the scene of the main attack which was in the area of the fuel storage tanks. I believe that 4 of the 5 casualties were from a dump truck company and the fifth was up in a tower with an m 60.

  70. Ron Roberts
    December 7, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    I was with the 576th Ord. company out of Ft. Lewis WA. We broke ground so to speak in Long Bien in June 1965. I was there til June 1966. Out door movies, lived in tents, shower at first was a hose and forklift. Shaved and washed up in steel pots. later it was a little better. Place was full of snakes and other little critters. We erected the first tents there. We guarded the Ammo dump at night in the top of man made “ant hills”

  71. Bob Smith
    December 13, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    Was at Long Binh from May 67-Feb 69 was assigned to Co “C” 69th Sig Bat, 1st Signal Brigade. When I arrived we lived in tents then after a few weeks a Sgt Kris Kringle (Yes like Santa Claus arrived and for next 6-7 months we built 4 rows of the Hootch’s believe there were 7 or 8 in a row.We poured concrete, put up frames and roofs and filled thousands of sand bags. LOL…after that was assigned to drive a truck from Long Binh through town to the 11th Aviation running supplies and men back and forth. During TET it got kinda crazy around there. My Bext Friends at the time was Tony Swede from Quakertown, Pa and Willie Lee Jr from Detroit. We were basically jacks of all trades we did all kinds of stuff when they needed bodies they called us. I was a 72B20 but never got to use it over there. Thats all this old brain can remember…LOL

  72. Gary Schoo
    December 13, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    In 1971 I was at long bhin it was a good base. We were right across the street form LBJ we seen the guys walking around the yard m

  73. Gary Schoo
    December 13, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    In 1971 I was at long bhin it was a good base. We were right across the street form LBJ we seen the guys walking around the yard.

  74. Jim Orth
    December 17, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    I was at Long Binh from September 1967 util November 1968. Worked at HQ USARV. Went back a couple of years ago. Hired a driver and after a few wrong turns we were able to get close to the old HQ building. It is now a Vietnamese military base. We were stopped at a guardhouse within sight of the old HQ building, but were not allowed in. The lone guard was about to let us in, but an officer came along and turned us away.
    Everything else on the old base is now an industrial park.

  75. Alan Berg
    December 17, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    I was in the 6th Battalion, 48th Transportation Group 6th 1st Logistic Command from May 1967 to May 1968. We went past Camp LBJ everyday. Lots of guests in there at all times. Working on my Agent Orange claim to the VA. Lots of paperwork.

  76. Dave Carr
    December 20, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    I was originally assigned to the 23rd field artillery group, but had that assignment changed to HQ USARV in January 1968 when I arrived. I spent my entire year, till January 1969, AT long Binh. I was in the AG company, assigned to awards and decorations, specifically Foreign Awards – that is, award given to American army personnel by foreign powers also fighting in Vietnam, (like RVN itself, or Korea, etc.) awards that had to be approved before they could be issued. I think across the street from our company was 1st Transportation, , and then further back, 1st Aviation. Not sure who was behind us, but a Major there had fast access to the NFL Games of the Week films, & we had a projector & screen, so we shared. Good times, believe it or not…..

  77. E8 Gerald J McCall
    December 26, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    I was there 1967 to 1968. I remember highway 1 very well. took a jeep down that road many times. Got back one night after running through road blocks with barbed wire hanging off and bullet holes peppering my jeep. Also remember the ammo dump blowing up on February 4, 1967 a little after midnight. It blew up off and on for at least 12 hours. shrapnel went everywhere. One of the explosions blew me about 15 ft in the air. It was pretty wild.

  78. Frank Pados
    December 28, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    I was 1st Lt at Long Bien Depot from Nov 1969-nov 1970 in charge of perishable food distribution to 225,00o US troops plus the Aussies, Kiwis, Koreans and Thais. Heading back next year.

  79. Bill Diefenderfer
    December 30, 2018 at 4:21 am

    Ross Smry – I was at the Plantation compound from about May 1971 to Dec 1971. MOS legal clerk. Drafted out of law school. Volunteered for VN. Could not face another Alaskan winter. Very small compound. Night guard duty often. Not sure what we really did. Did involve processing $ US payments to Vietnamese for a program I later heard called Phuc Wong(spelling phonetic). Told it meant Phoenix in Vietnamese.

  80. Jim
    December 31, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    I was Army in Vietnam (near Long Binh) 65-67, then as a civilian contractor from 68-75. During my Army and civilian time I made numerous trips to Long Binh and knew and dealt with numerous troops stationed there. I’m very familiar with the term LBJ applied to Long Binh Jail. A good friend was an MP guard there.
    I never heard anyone us the term Long Binh Junction.

  81. Les Sorey
    December 31, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    Aug 69 to Aug 70
    1st Signal Brigade
    44th Signal Battalion
    580 Telephone Operations Group

    Worked at TMA frame and DTE in Telephone communication. After Vietnam I went back to work for maw bell again.

  82. Sp/5 Souder
    January 8, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    I arrived in long binh march 68. Hq company 40th signal. I was asked if I could type I said yes and was assigned as supply sgt in the cable yard.. The 40th was a telephone line installation unit. I was very good at my job but not at souldering. I got into trouble command sgtmajor zeeks and I had a few run ins. Right after tet I shipped out for D company in phu tigh. We had a club in the camp. On weekends the lt would send 2 1\2s to town to pick up girls . Not every week but we had a few phillipino groups come to our little home made movie bar whore house. We got hit a few times but we had rok marines one hill over so charles stayed away most days. Those rok dudes did not like viets north or south. I shipped out stateside 3/69.ft benning then nato central command europe. By yhe time I left nam I was doing alot of drinking and much dope. The vc tried to kill me with bullets but the dutch girls tried a much more pleasent way. I thi k leaving the armt after over 6 years was a mistake. I really enjoyed the service. There is not anything line it. Sorry so many brothers died. I think of them. I yhink we could help our men now by contacting our old units and sending care packages. God bless yall. Yes I am a southerner.

  83. Sp5 Vic Gutierrez
    January 14, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    44th Sig Bn HQ Co . Worked in Bn HQ (Feb-Dec 68) Worked at Gen Tel and Verizon for 43 years. Now living in North Hills Calif. look me up in the phone book if you served doing that time.

  84. Tom Wilson
    January 19, 2019 at 10:42 am

    Assigned to HHC Long Binh Post, Colonel Castle was our Commanding Officer, Captain Van Aiken was our Company Commander. Our Company was part of reaction force that responded to what is known as the “Post Tet Offensive” which began February 23, 1969. Although we were clerks we gave a good account of ourselves as 10 VC infiltrated the wire and were behind us as we took up positions at the berm on the perimeter. Capt Van Aiken and several of our guys took them out. Our company suffered 3 KIA and 6 WIA (including Col. Castle who lost a finger and myself to a gunshot wound). It’s been 50 years but remember that morning as if were yesterday.

  85. Robert davis
    January 20, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    69 sig co b 1967 ft smith ar

  86. jesse tamayo
    January 23, 2019 at 10:41 am

    this is where we first set up our 2nd Brigade 1st Inf Div base camp in june 65 there was nothing here

  87. Ken Hayes
    January 27, 2019 at 11:06 am

    I served at the long binh base as MP, from Feb of 72 to Dec of 72. Agent Orange was still being used every day. It had a very oily smell and killed all the bugs and grass.Long Binh was winding down and all the personal was moved to the stockade. Hey guys you have to talk about this with anybody who will listen to you

  88. Jeff Bisel
    January 29, 2019 at 11:23 am

    I was stationed at long binh in 1971, I was the mess Sargent for my unit I was with the 1st signal if anyone remembers me please email my wife, I have had an ischemic heart attack that lead to a stroke and cannot talk very well anymore and I cant remember any of the guys named, Thank you.

  89. Tom Bourlier
    January 30, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    I checked into the 624th S&S Co (DS) in October 1966. We were located directly next to the Evac Hospital there. I had only been there about three weeks or so and the VC blew up an entire pad of ammunition at 3rd Ord Ammo Dump.We happened to be working late at Bn HQ that night. My CO, Lt. George Millard looked out the window and said “what’s that”. It was an orange fireball and stem rising up from the ground. No sound yet. My thought was, “How the hell did they get a nuke in here” I hollered hit the deck, because I knew the shock wave was next. We all hit the floor and a couple of seconds later the shock wave came through blowing liquor bottles all over the place, blowing the screen out of the windows and scaring the hell out of everyone. We were about 3/4 of a mile away. It broke windows in Saigon, 12 miles away. I am sure that everyone had their own story. That’s mine. Welcome to Vietnam.

  90. Jimmie Barrett
    February 4, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    I was stationed there from 1970-71 in the 512th QM company as a heavy truck driver. I drove a 5 ton 6×6 hauling around fuel.

    I’ve lived in Booneville, KY since 1976. Would love to hear from anyone still around from my unit,

  91. Brian Jones
    February 6, 2019 at 9:03 am

    I did a tour of Long Bing with the First Signal Brigade in 1971 and 1972 as a Company Clerk. Great base had everything. Restaurants, PX, basketball courts, live bands at the EM club and outdoor pools and movies. Saigon was off limits but I managed to get their several times by bus and returned by helicopter. Had to visit LBJ jail several times for work. Lots of heroin abuse. Lots of pot smoking and it was free for the most part.

  92. Allen Cunningham
    February 10, 2019 at 2:22 am

    I was at 50th clearing company in Long Binh next to 24th Evac Hospital. 50th clearing was a POW Hospital.

    If you were at Long Binh and developed Prostate cancer or like Jeff Bisel an ischemic heart condition, or any number of medical conditions considered as presumptive – File a VA claim as soon as possible, you can be awarded 100% disability at almost $3500.00 per month tax free with many other state benefits like reduced property taxes, free car registration, etc
    Look up presumptive illnesses related to Agent Orange and if you have any, you don’t have to prove how you got them if you were in ‘Nam -That is where they will presume that you got it!
    I was diagnosed with Prostate cancer in 2001 and recently was awarded a VA disability condition.
    Agent Orange was in the food and water supply so if you were there you didn’t have to be near any spraying to have the chemical in your body.
    ******* (personal information removed per guidelines)

  93. Thomas Brown
    February 10, 2019 at 7:26 am

    I was in 45th dustoff from 67 – 69 work crash and rescue firetruck and pol shack

  94. Allen Cunningham
    February 10, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    To all Nam vets – I served at Long Binh from 11/67 – 11/68 at 50th Medical Clearing Company, next to 24th Evac Hospital. It was a POW hospital for wounded Viet Cong and NVA’s and I was an orthopedic tech putting casts on limbs shattered by M-16 rounds.

    In 2001 I developed Prostate Cancer while in my early 50’s. I had no family history of it so it baffled the doctors that I got it so young.

    I found out from another Nam vet that it is considered a ‘presumptive’, agent orange condition related to service in Viet Nam. Everyone who served there was exposed, no matter what the MOS. If you have it or any of the many presumptive AO-related conditions (google them) you are eligible for VA Compensation checks of up to $3,500.00 per month tax-free.

    Remember, you don’t have to have been out in the jungle, working directly with AO, been sprayed on, etc. You could have spent your entire tour in an office in Saigon, you are still eligible because the harmful chemical Dioxin, leeched into and spread throughout the entire country into the water and food supply and everyone who drank water or ate food there was considered to have been exposed.

    Even if you are severely ill and think it’s too late for you, your wife can receive a monthly check as your survivor and most times a lump sum payout.

  95. Larry Dorris
    February 11, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    I served at Long Binh from November 1967 to August 1968. Was a mortarman in the Ammo Dump mortar section. Jan of 1968 TET was horrific. Deperately firing alumination rounds and mortars. VC pinned us down but bunch of Heros freed us to continue firing. I dont remember any swimming pools,bowling alleys or night clubs at that time.

  96. Larry Dorris
    February 11, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    I was a mortarman at the ammo dump from Nov.67 to Aug.68 TET in Jan 1968 was horrific

  97. George Acosta
    February 13, 2019 at 3:30 am

    I was there in 1972 and don’t remember Long Binh being called LBJ. Only the famous Long Binh Jail was referred to LBJ. And I don’t remember seeing any theaters,pools,restaurants and ect. I was in and out of that post moving around South Vietnam

  98. George Acosta
    February 13, 2019 at 3:34 am

    I was in

  99. pete smith
    February 13, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    I was 9th div. at bearcat not far from long binh. I stole some lumber to put a floor in my platoon tent, took about 4 loads in a 3/4 ton in early 67. visited some Buddys that were working ground surveillance radar in the watch towers at the ammo dump a couple of times and called home once at the mars station

  100. Lee Cundiff
    February 14, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    I was a Spec 5 with the 9th Inf Div HQ G-2 Intel down the road about 20 miles from Long Binh at base camp Bearcat. My buddy and I use to drive there in a duce and a half to pick up supplies and also in Saigon. I was in country from Oct 67 to Oct 68. I remember TET very well. Our perimeter was overrun, but we kicked their ass and saved ours. We could hear and see the ammo dump in Long Binh explode from our camp and what a sight! This we’ll defend, go Army. Welcome home my fellow vets, and thanks to my brothers that never came back!!

  101. Spec 6 Russell Cosby
    February 16, 2019 at 11:23 am

    I worked at USARV HQTRS in the Office of the Secretary of the General Staff from Nov 67 till Feb 69. Worked for the 4 Generals: Bruce Palmer replaced by Frank Mildren Gen Tabor, Gen Linnell, and Gen Edwards. Worked directly for Col Wilkerson, Major James Larkins, and SFC Homer Sellars.

    I remember a mortar hit nearby during TET and the office drop ceiling fell down and the windows were blown out. Saw Bob Hope in Dec ’67.

  102. Alan Jackson
    February 16, 2019 at 11:26 am

    First and foremost to any and all who served and read this – my profound Thank You. I am the adult child of now deceased SP4 Jerry Dean Jackson who volunteered to serve ’67-’68. In wanting to know more about my father and his life experiences I on many occasions through my life tried to ask him questions about his service in Vietnam. Unfortunately he would always shut down. Even as a kid I found old photos melting together and away in a box in our attic from Vietnam. My father was pictured standing next to several men he served with and when asked who they were he would only reply “I don’t know”. If you haven’t shared your personal story with your families I urge you to do so, especially your sons. It IS imporant and can be cathartic for you also to no longer be held captive by thoughts and memories pushed down but which DID happen. Now all of that being said I found and digitized several 8mm reels of “home movies” most from before I was born. In those reels was a metal 6 inch spool of about 12 mins of Vietnam. Within the first 30 secs it depicts Camp JBJ, with a sign over the post exchange in black letters “Camp” and in red “LBJ” and then below in black again “POST EXCHANGE”. So someone at one time did actually dub it Camp LBJ. There are shots of many wooden structures, men even erecting a building together, a Huey landing, a dog handler making his rounds, a terrible night fight with flares and tracer bullets, my father with men he served with, a nosed downed Cessna, a downed Loach, Huey in formation, tiny Vietnamese women carrying tremendous loads of sticks on yokes on their shoulders, the showers of L&B Section TF Moroz 26 GP 1st Log, cement bunkers, possible a temple, an anti aircraft truck wrecked in a ditch, Vietnamese working the rice fields including a pedal powered irrigation “bike”, an unknown little town, China Beach itself and China Beach shower and USO,

  103. Alan Jackson
    February 16, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    First and foremost to any and all who served and read this – my profound Thank You. I am the adult child of now deceased SP4 Jerry Dean Jackson who volunteered to serve ’67-’68. In wanting to know more about my father and his life experiences I on many occasions through my life tried to ask him questions about his service in Vietnam. Unfortunately he would always shut down. Even as a kid I found old photos melting together in a box in our attic from Vietnam. My father was pictured standing next to several men he served with and when asked who they were he would only reply “I don’t know”. If you haven’t shared your personal story with your families I urge you to do so, especially your sons. It IS imporant and can be cathartic for you also to no longer be held captive by thoughts and memories pushed down but which DID happen. I have spoken with soldiers who have said so even if they could only write it down. Now all of that being said I found and digitized several 8mm reels of “home movies” most from before I was born. In those reels was a metal 6 inch spool of about 12 mins of Vietnam. Within the first 30 secs it depicts Camp JBJ, with a sign over the post exchange in black letters “Camp” and in red “LBJ” and then below in black again “POST EXCHANGE”. So someone at one time did actually dub it Camp LBJ. There are shots of many wooden structures, men even erecting a building together, a Huey landing, a dog handler making his patrol, a terrible night fight with flares and tracer bullets, my father with men he served with, a girl he wrote home to my mother he wanted to adopt, a nosed downed Cessna, a downed Loach, Hueys flying in formation, tiny Vietnamese women carrying tremendous loads of sticks on yokes on their shoulders, the showers and laundry of L&B Section TF Moroz 26 GP 1st Log, cement bunkers, possibly a temple, an anti aircraft truck wrecked in a ditch, Vietnamese working the rice fields including a pedal powered irrigation “bike”, an unknown little town, China Beach itself and China Beach shower and USO building, Chinook and trucks on the beach, off duty dog and handler on the beach, large number of night flares possibly 4th of July??? over the water – not a fire fight, then an unfortunate “punch” ending frame of a dead Vietnamese person. I also rescued a Kodak instapic or Polaroid if you will of when he was serving at LZ Sharon in Quang Tri. It is laborious to say the least to start searching from scratch to find information out about my father’s service, and to have something to pass on to his grandson and recently added great grandsons.

  104. Phillip White (Flip)
    February 21, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Served with 261st Transportation ( Roadrunners) July 70 to June 71 based at Long Binh. Delivered ammo to firebases all over the country. Moved 21st out of cu chi when turned over to ARVNS. Got busted with pot at a firebase with a load of 8 inch projos. Went from e4 to e3 that round. Capt. O’Brien was not bad about it though. Survived it all. Had my 19th birthday there. Took a few years later but finally grew up.

  105. Willie Reed
    February 23, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    I was in long bing 65 and 66 ,never heard of LBJ .87 th trans co . It was TC hill .

  106. W. L. (Ole) Olson
    February 24, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    I was there 70 – 71, captain signal corps; first as post signal officer then commander HHC Communications Assets Recovery Agency – Vietnam (CARA-V); 1st Signal Bde. Retired 1990.

  107. David Stevens
    February 27, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Phillip White I served in the 261st transportation unit in 1967-1968 out of long Binh we were a 5 ton unit and we went by the name Whistlers same unit you served but they changed the name. We had Whistlers printed in white above the radiator. Worked 12 hour shifts suppling Long Binh ammo dump and Bien Hoa air base when not supplying these we were running convoys all over Vietnam, so many fire bases I gave up tying to remember all of them.

  108. David Stevens
    February 27, 2019 at 10:37 am

    # Phillip White I served in 1967-1968 in the 261st Transportation company, it was know than as Whistlers my truck # was 38 we done 12 hour shifts 7 days a week when we weren’t hauling to Long Binh and Bien Hoa air base we were supplying fire bases to many to remember all of them. Spent 5 1/2 hours in Long Binh ammo dump the night it blew up. Don’t like fireworks shows to this day stay away from 4th of July Fireworks.

  109. Dennis Blackwell
    February 27, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Hey Jimmie Barrett, my name is Dennis Blackwell and I’m pretty sure we were in the same company in Viet Nam I was in 512 quarter master work in fuel farm when I was not on guard duty I remember when one of the guys painted his tractor black can’t remember if that was you or one of the other guys hope you are doing ok and your health is good let me no if you get this message in Florida now retirement is going ok hope to hear from you.

  110. george ferro
    February 28, 2019 at 8:44 am

    I arrived in long bing in 65-67 as soon as arrived they sent me to honor smith compound, even though i was airborne qualified,ran the generator on compound for 15 months-not sure if it even exists today.the person that comes to mind is sgt horst lolet(anybody remember this wac-co)

  111. David Smith
    March 4, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    I served in Long Binh from Oct 70 to Sep 71 as a Captain in the Medical Service Corps, S-4 Logistics Officer, 58th Med Battalion. Parent unit of the above mentioned Dustoff unit. I spent my time closing all Dustoff units in the area and then we closed our headquarters. I transferred to the 24 Evac where I helped set up the drug testing program for ALL Army personnel returning home. We placed soldiers failing the test in the prison hospital mentioned above that previously held enemy combatants.
    To those at the ammo dump..We used to watch the helicopters with those million watt lights search for intruders.
    Thank you for your service. I am proud to have served with you.

  112. Lawrence Allen bradford
    March 9, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    Sp4 Lawrence Allen bradford l prayed each day for 3 months the ARVN would not run away during 72 eastern offensive . Thank almighty God those brave guys took more hits in a square mile area at an lock than we did at Kay San . Brave determined fighters : we were. Next in line before Saigon : Nixon got pissed and bombed the hell out of their tanks and artillery . ARVN wins , i’m Alive and a good 71 years . I was a counselor in drug detox . Sammy Davis jr visited , last bob hope
    Christmas show , singing “ oh holy night” general westmoreland visited “ called solders in detox. “ their a bunch of losers” ***** (word removed per guidelines) , we did our country proud in 72
    Oh for guys for 2 months I fixed up a pool
    Sent most of detox guys back to front , addicts ( few) sent home for tx
    Thank you God for brave ARVN at An Loc. , saved my patriotic soul
    Lawrence Allen bradford. Miss you guys I served with

  113. Sp/5 Jerry W. Lee
    March 9, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    My late husband, Jerry, was stationed at Long Binh
    from Feb 1967 – Mar 1968. 185th Maintenance.
    Told me some of what went on – but really didn’t
    like to elaborate. Kept generator(s) running,
    repaired trucks & jeeps etc. Slept in a hooch with
    netting over him. After service went to the University of Cincinnati and got his BSEET. Had
    prostate cancer surgery in 2006, MDS 2016, and
    died May 4, 2018 of leukemia. More than likely
    Agent Orange. A wonderful man & husband of almost
    49 years. My thanks to all who have/and are
    currently serving! Ann

  114. Bob Hunt
    March 10, 2019 at 9:37 am

    I was at Long Binh from Jan through Oct of ’68. in the 483rd field service company, 52b20, generators. Into my 2nd week there and when they hit 3rd ord me and the other guys in our hooch where blown of our bunks from the concussion. Talk about fireworks!! Saw LBJ when the prisoners set it on fire, we could see it from our company area. Saw Bear Cat get hit real bad from our bunker out at 3rd ord one night. Pulled guard duty there often. Many memories, still in touch with one of the guy’s. Oh yeh, here’s one for you guys that were there, the out houses blowing up when you through a lit cigarette butt in the hole, ha ha. Best regards to all the vets and welcome home, Bob

  115. Jim Wheeler
    March 17, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    50th Medical Clearing Station .i arrived in Viet Nam by boat ( U S N S Gorden in June 1966 .we built the 50 th Med. from scratch.Every thing we had went with us from Ft. Benning George.it might of been a medical unit but the only thing we did was build ( put up our tents,mess hall,bunkers,etc. After 6months they split half the unit out to different places I wen’t to the 544th

  116. Mark Barber
    March 23, 2019 at 10:08 am

    Was stationed in Long Binh from Oct 71 to July 72 assigned to Saigon Support Command. Does anyone remember the racial riot that started between our company and the Engineer group across the road?

  117. Sp5 Gerald Hall
    March 24, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    Arrived at B Company 44th Signal Battalion on 6/3/68 and stayed till 8/20/70. I was a tactical controller and worked at the radio site with the big towers by gate 2. We were Long Binh Control, then Battalion Control (Batcon), then Area Control (ACON). We went by the jail (LBJ) every day going to the site. We were 12 hours on and 12 hours off seven days a week for my first year and half so I didn’t see much else of Long Binh. I remember some great people and some not so great times. Rockets and mortars were fairly common early on and occasional perimeter attacks. I was a little burned out when I came home but I would do it again in a heartbeat.

  118. Dioniso Ramos
    March 27, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    I was stationed in Long Binh, from 1969 to November 1971. I served in the 86th Transp, together with 261st Transp, as truck driver for the Mess Hall, and from what I know, the Jail was call LBJ and the fort was call Long Binh Post.

  119. Thomas C Briggs
    April 4, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    I served with the 182 Ordnance Detachment 1st Logistical Command in the headquarters building on the hill on Long Binh Post from Apr 69 until Nov 1970. We maintained inventory of all ammo in country on early generation computers using key punch machines and IBM cards. First Univac computers and then IBM 360s down at 1st Signal. Was also company clerk. Served with some great enlisted men and officers. I wish I had kept in touch with them. I wonder how many have passed from Agent Orange exposure. I have had kidney cancer, prostate problems etc. etc. since my 40’s but VA says none of it is Agent Orange. Nothing grew on the base. Outside the wire it was jungle and rice paddies. Go figure. That stuff has an amazing shelf life.

  120. Richard Robinson
    April 6, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    I was in long Binh with the 556 transportation co.from Oct.66-Oct.67 we hauled jp-4 and sometimes ammo.When I arrived we lived in tents,while I was there they blew the ammo dump twice.

  121. Dennis Smith
    April 6, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    I was stationed in Long Binh Army Depot(**** never heard it called Long Binh Junction) from May 1969 to May 1970……Was with the 18th MP Brigade, 8th CID Group Detachment C…….Was right across the steet from LBJ and the 720th MP’s were right next to us…..We were in a Tent with steel drums & sand bags around it……Our housing was also a Tent with the same perimeter protection for what it was worth… I would get prisoners to work for us fillin sand bags etc & policing our area……I would not have wanted to spend a night in LBJ!!!!!! Lived in that tent for 1 year was a Luxury to have a frig. & a Black & WHite TV that we watched Star Trek every day. Would drive down to Vung Tau as we had a Field office there & fly down to Can Tho…..the drove to Vung Thu got interesting a few times… I was the scrounger for our group Air Conditioners for Tent Office We built a bar at the MP main gate would drive down to Port of Saigon in Duece 1/2 and come back with a Pallet of Beer. Always had a Warrant Officer with me to do the talking. It was my summer Vacation I gues but a wasted year of my life n…..saw alot of shit that I never would have seen in the states, got to witness what we did to each other and worst of all to ourselves….Take Care All WELCOME HOME

  122. Daniel Velasquez
    April 7, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    I served in vietnam 67-68 long binh post 261th transportation unit hauling ammo, and convoys the Whistlers, truck 37. Welcome home brothers, I salute my brothers who gave their all.

  123. Daniel Velasquez
    April 7, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    I served in vietnam 261st transportation unit in long binh, 67-68, hauled ammo, hot loads, napalm, supplied ammo depot, was there when the vc blew the pads, whistlers #37.

  124. Doug Phillips
    April 8, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    I was stationed at Bien Hoa Air Base 5/68-5:69 as a 46250 weapon Mech. I landed in country at Tan Sanut Saigon & as I walked down the stairs the sirens went off we were under a Motar attack! Welcome to Viet Nam! I was heading to the bunker but the guy I was sitting with on the plane said follow me. Next thing I know I was sitting at a bar in Siagon! Turns out this guy was a ground air controller on his second tour!! Worked on F-100 & A-37 aircraft. I remember saying that we were hit by rockets and mortars 180 nights during that time peroid, probably a slight exaggeration! Anyway, during that TET I remember the bomb dump going up, spooky firing right on the base perimeter. Next day an F-4E strafed the perimeter. I could see the 20 mm casings falling from it. We had nice 2 story wooden barracks and the Army helo base was right behind us as well as the altillary. 105s I believe. When they fired it would be right over our barracks and if raining you could hear the rain hitting the shells. Our shop would take a Duce and a half to LBJ to pickup pallets of coke (the kind you drink). It also aforded us access to the PX. That is all I remember of LBJ. At Bien Boa I & Frank Johnson and another airman worked part time at that pool as life guards. We lived good with nice barracks, showers, a good chow hall & airmans club. We lost one O-1 bird dog to a rocket, although not sure it was during TET or not. Another time our bomb dump got hit and 500 500 pounders went off all together. The dump was 15 miles from our barracks & the concussion lifted me from my bunk and put me on the floor. The hanger doors on our weapons were knocked off their tracks & the floresent lamps on the floor. We went to the dump to see the crater & it was 40 ft around & 20 ft deep! I rembember the B52s dumping their loads many nights. Could see the flashes on the night sky’s & hear the rumble. They would dump 117 500 pounders in a salvo. There were no F-4 based at Bien Hoa up to 5/69 but they replaced the three squadrons off F-100s later. During my stay thaw 100s, A-37, a couple of 0-1s, a couple of Cessna bull shit bombers, spookies, U-2s & 2 F-102 interceptors on the alert pad One morning Frank & I were walking to the flight line before dawn when a 102 scrambled. As it went down the runway sparks were commit off of it! The pilot roatated and went straight up and exploded, The pilot ejected and was rescued by the army unit within minutes.

  125. Doug Phillips
    April 8, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    I forgot the Ranch Hands at Bien Hoa! They had C-123s. An interesting tidbit is that during my tour at Bien Hoa the Ranch Hands sprayed us often for mosquitos. One time I got caught out in the open and the 123 went directly over me & I got doused pretty good. The interesting part was that I always hunted with just a wool shirt all season in upstate NY. After Nan I could never get warm enough no matter what I wore. I was 21 yrs old in 69. Coincidence? Maybe. But I have always wondered. Of course there were all those shots they pumped into us also!

  126. Doug Phillips
    April 9, 2019 at 8:52 am

    I know what I have been writing isn’t about the Long Bien post but thought some would be interested. Anyway during the night I realized that I left out the A-1Ds & F-5s that ARVN had there.

  127. Gary DeVantier
    April 12, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    I was with the 624 S&S Company at Long Binh from Nov 1967 until Nov 1968. Jim Smith must have given me my mail. LBJ was Long Binh Jail to me. Was on Bunker Guard the night of Tet 68 and the morning the Ammo Dump
    ew.

  128. Richard Boward
    April 14, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    I served from Oct 1969 to Oct 1971 44th signal brigade which became the 106th.Company B. You were able to see USVR hill from our hooch By the showers and latrine.
    We all had nick names mine was buzzard, we had feet, super mex, migurier, shorty,PR, and the professor.
    Feet Fred Paul and I are looking to find any one we served with

  129. George Williams
    April 19, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    I was stationed at the 24th EVAC Hospital from June 1969 – 1970 following a one year tour with the 2/18 Infantry, 1st Infantry Division. There is a reunion of the 24th EVAC in Nashville, TN this October.

  130. Ron Kidder
    April 22, 2019 at 10:46 am

    ATTN: Ryan Moore
    I was wondering if you have access to maps of Long Binh of the years 1966-1967. I was with C-company, 720th M.P. Battalion. We arrived at LB Oct. 19,1966.
    We set up camp across the road from Long Binh Jail. The first few days in country we ate our meals inside the Long Binh Jail. During this same time
    I believe the back of our cantonment was the back of Long Binh’s perimeter. When we relieved ourselves in the piss tubes, the jungle was very close. Well, anyways,
    I would like to see a map of the area from that time to see if I’m correct. Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you,
    Ron Kidder
    1st.Platoon C-Company, 720th M.P. Battalion 18th M.P. Brigade
    October 1966-October 1967

  131. tnowak
    April 29, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    Iserved in Long Binh from 70-71 supply depot would like to know if anyone I served with remembers me

  132. Schreib
    April 30, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    70-71 with 117th AHC WARLORDS, Maintenance platoon – engine shop.

  133. Steve Mindish
    May 1, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    I served on long binh 44th signal company B microwave platoon. worked close to LBJ 2 big towers by gate #2 fron Aug of 69-to aug of 70. you could see USRV hill from the showers and shitters and our houches. would love to hear from anyone i served with.

  134. Ken Summers
    May 2, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    I served from March 1970 to March 1971 with the 327th Signal Company. Saw the Bob Hope xmas show with the Lola Falana and the Golden Girls. Spent a lot of time at the Pacesetter Service Club shooting pool and playing ping pong. Saw lot of great Philippino cover bands at the clubs. Ate sharkfin soup and peking duck at the Loon Foon restaurant. Was there for the grand opening of a new huge PX, Generals had to wait in line behind Spec 4s and PFCs. Swam in the pool previously mentioned. Spent quiet time at the air conditioned library. So yes, it was one of the better places to be stationed in Vietnam.

  135. Pat Lindley
    May 3, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    RVN Jan-68 to Oct 69. Was with 19th DPU on 90th Rep. Btn. Compound, when TET hit (reactionary force for 90th)
    Thought Jody could go ahead and have my girl, when 3RD Ord. blew up. Afterwards moved us inside Long Binh to merge with 14th ICC (Data Mgt. Ctr. – 1st Log). Tracked all Army personnel In Country through Morning Reports.
    Remember well the riot at LBJ. Our hooch just down the road from Amphitheater where Hope etc. performed.
    2nd Tour was in Tent City B (Tan Son Nhut) tracking Helicopters with 34th GSG (AMMC).
    The best of times, the worst of times, eh?…

  136. Norm Theriault
    May 7, 2019 at 9:31 am

    I was at Long Binh in 1968…stationed with the 352nd Trans Co then with the 261st Trans Co primarily riding shotgun on 5-ton trucks…(Tay Ninh…Quan Loi…Lai Khe..Vung Tau and a few other places. Company area

    was not far from 90th Replacement to the rear….end of first month in-country…Charlie blew up 3rd Ord… welcome to RVN..

  137. Larry Hurt
    May 8, 2019 at 12:49 am

    I was at Long Bing 9/68 – 7/69 with the 74th Field Hospital who took over the POW hospital from the 50th Company next to 24th Evac. 74th Fld Hospital was a New Jersey reserve unit activated by LBJ 3/68 and quartered at Ft Lee Virginia prior to movement VN. I was a drafted and ended up as an Operating Room Tech. Many open slots in the 74th Reserve Hospital were filled with RA and US personal. There were two advance parties sent to VN before the whole unit arrived 10/68. I Deros 7/9/69 and was discharged on arrival Oakland California via Travis AFB. The way I understand it the 74th returned to the states Oct. 1969 with the 24th taking over the POW hospital.
    Welcome Home Brothers
    He ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother by the Hollies

  138. john taylor
    May 10, 2019 at 6:25 am

    Welcome home all.
    Anyone familiar with Camp Castle or the 93rd Engr Battalion? The 93rd entered country in 1967 to build an airstrip next to a bamboo plantation. I was a medic with the 93rd, and we spent most of our early time building wooden sidewalks, hooches and putting band aids on guys wanting a break from the boredom of camp life.
    Later, we went off into the jungle to treat the Vietnamese for ailments, most of them related to their lack of sanitary conditions. The soap we gave them most often ended up on the black market in Saigon or elsewhere.
    I had the watch on a twist-o-flex band stolen right off my wrist by a little boy who ran past me and didn’t have to stop, he was that quick. One boy distracted me while the other did the snatching. I thought it was very creative. Did not buy another watch with a twist-o-flex band.
    Spent first R&R in Sydney, Australia, where I fell in love with Robyn Cater, a gorgeous 17 year old girl who worked in the Lottery Office in downtown Sydney. Was so in need of her company that I asked her to marry me…long story. Second R&$ spent in Sydney, again with Robyn. Still in touch with her but we’re not married. I never married, so my estate will go to her when I kick the dirt in the devil’s face.
    Guys of C company tried to burn their first sergeant’s hooch to the ground with him in it.
    Supply sergeant of some company ran a whore house not far from base. I’m told he was often seen there, wearing a kimona over his greens, like some monkey on a string.
    Write to me if you know the name of the village just down the road from Camp Castle, opposite direction from Long Binh.
    BTW, spent Tet Offensive in the relative safety of Union City, a fire base not far from Binh Hoa. Watched from the top of a small bunker as rockets streaked from the jungle in the distance to land moments later on every fuel supply dump in Binh Hoa, sending up a fireworks display that I’ve never seen since. What a sight! Poor guys who got caught in that mess, may Nature bless them.
    Spent time in a base in the Delta…that was some s**t.
    Spent the last month of my tour with the 83rd Engr Battalion, who had just arrived in country with their brand spanking new bright green fatigues. Made mine look red by comparison. But I was so admired by the doctor at the aid station there at the 83rd that he allowed me to sleep in, not stand reveille, come to the aid station only when I felt like it (which I never did…wasn’t RA), but I’d often bring him donuts and milk (his favorite and mine!) early afternoons. Call it brown-nosing. He was a good young man and I liked him. Wish I could remember his name.
    The worst two things that happened to me and which I now suffer nightmares from I can’t tell you. They’re too painful and sickening. My only wish in life is I could go back in time and make right that horrible wrong.
    No, I have not asked for PTSD status with the VA. I can live without that, but would like to meet some men and women who have suffered over there in that otherwise beautiful country and learn from me that they should let it go if possible tho it’s not possible for me to do the same. May Nature also bless you, those who are alive and those especially who are no longer with us.
    For everyone else, stay safe!

  139. Nick Manessis
    May 13, 2019 at 2:59 am

    I was in Long Binh from Feb 67 through April 68 72b20, worked in the communication center (containers/vans).. LBJ was the stockade in Long Binh, pulled guard duty there on the tall/ high towers when waiting to be process for states return. The pool was in Bien Hoa (Air Force) base. Went there to get burgers at the cafeteria and swim in pool. Remember the blow up of the ammo dump the night of the start of tet. Also remember the field hospital and helicopter units bringing the wounded and the black body bags from the fields. Worked 30 years for AT&T, retired in 1998. Still work part time in my sons businesses. Still live in New York.

  140. Mike La Rose
    May 13, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    ” #8 Ngo – Gao
    November 10, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Did anyone in here whose were in LongBinh, BienHoa around 1970 to 1071 or know someone who was there . Pease post . Thanks

    Ngo,

    My Father was posted there 70-71, Rahlp La Rose

  141. Wally miarecki
    May 14, 2019 at 11:52 am

    I was at long ben from September 68 to October 69 I was In the Depo on a perimeter line when Charlie blew it up the night of tent invasion spent many of nights on the perimeter line and in the towers I was with the 78th ordinate detachment grew up real fast over there would like to hear from some of the guys if they read this

  142. Topo vietnam vet
    May 16, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    And now for the rest of the story, I was with the 66th Engineers TOPO when this map was made. Too many officer’s clubs appeared on the original map, we had to go back and rename them motor pools etc to satisfy command.

  143. Ed Dunn
    May 21, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    I was at Long Bien in 68, worked for Retrogade and Disposel, and a lot of gaurding duty at the ammo dump. Thanks to everyone who served in Vietnam and never forget.

  144. ralph wiggins
    May 23, 2019 at 9:58 am

    served with 1st signal/44th signal batttion/ under the two microwave towers at the main gate

  145. Jack Haberstick
    May 26, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    I served with the 327th signal co. (1969-1970) in Long Binh also at the base camp Tay Ninh, at the Tropo site. My company was across the road from the 24th Evac Hospital and a couple roads down from LBJ in Long Binh.

  146. Sal D’Amore
    May 27, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Served with 1st Logistical , February 1966 to 1967 with185 th .maintenance Bn.
    Great group of men, Terry Judkins, Burbank, Martin,
    Costello, Eberely , Fielder. Sp5.Dirk and Sgt. Vaderbaum. Then
    went to Chu Chi with Terry Judkins ,best friend there.
    His brother was with medics and was killed. Terry called me
    when we came home in February 1967. So very, very sorry to the family. Sincerely hope all are doing well. SAL D’A more

  147. BikerBob Akers
    May 30, 2019 at 11:23 am

    I served at Long Binh in 1972 (HHC, 1st Aviation Brigade G-4, USARV HQ). We departed Long Binh September 1972 for MACV Annex in Saigon. Long Binh Post became vacant of U.S. troops in November 1972. Cease fire occured in January 1973 (X-Day). I departed Country 39 days later (X+39). Polish troops and representatives from North Vietnam oversaw our exodus. Canadian troops operated our PX’s. Freedom Bird out!

  148. Sgt. Stuckey
    June 3, 2019 at 12:30 am

    I was ‘in country’ in the autumn of 1966. I took a truck with a few guys to Long Binh to pick up materials there. We called it The Long Binh Lumber Company. On another occasion, we got a few hours off to go to the PX in Saigon. Most of the rest of the time it was tents in the jungle. I think my best memory was setting up near a Shell Oil facility. There was a bar in one of the company buildings that served some kind of lemon/lime soda. It wasn’t very cold but after months of Fizzies it was heaven.

  149. Ryan Moore
    June 6, 2019 at 10:41 am

    Hello Everyone,

    This is the blog’s author. If there is sufficient interest, I will create a Facebook page for Long Binh, where I will make these maps available, and veterans/family members can share contact information. As of now, the Library of Congress does not permit email and phone numbers to be posted. I know that folks have attempted to post this information as a way to reach out. Please let me know if there is an interest.

    Sincerely,

    Ryan Moore
    Cartographic Specialist
    Geography and Map Division
    Library of Congress

    [email protected]

  150. Les Garringer
    June 11, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    I was stationed at Long Binh from December 1967 to December 1968. I was assigned to HQ Company and served as a SP5 with a psychological operations unit (CORDS) under the command of Colonel Rowland H.Renwanz and later Colonel John T. Hodes. Tet was of course the big event that year, and I distinctly remember the ammo dump exploding. You could see the heat wave arrive well before the sound of the explosions.

  151. Wayne Billings
    June 14, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    I was in Long Binh April 10, 1967 to April 1968 as part of the 14th ICC. I remember being with Jim Roach, #52 above. I played drums for the unit with a local Vietnamese band. Have always wondered what happened after I left, if you have heard from anyone or if anyone knows Terry Mc Clane from Labannon OR I would like to hear from him.

  152. David Bartholomew
    June 17, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    I was stationed 20 shop with A Co, 169th Engr Bn 1971-1972 while we were constructing QL20. It looked like the battalion had been there a few years when I was there. Why does no one else mention the battalion?

  153. Harold MacDonald
    June 20, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    I was stationed at the Plantation Pad next to the Cobra maintenance facility… it seemed at times as though we were a target, especially when on duty in the tower. I am hoping to find records of artillery/mortar attacks from 25 November through 30 November 1969, any help will be well appre4ciated by this proud veteran.

  154. Gary Burkholder
    June 22, 2019 at 11:05 am

    I was with the 218th CC&S. I drove a 10 ton dragon wagon and named her Sugar Bugar after my wife. We went around Viet Nam collecting tanks,dozers,and APC’s that had been blown up, brought them to Long Binh and washed them down then hauled them to the docks in Saigon. On Sept. 11, 1968 we were on convoy to Tay Ninh and stopped in Co Chi. The bridge between us and Tay Ninh was blown so we waited till it could be replaced with those track bridges. The next morning the rest of the convoy left without us because they said we were too heavy. After they were gone an officer got upset because he said that we could have crossed on the bridge but it was too late to join the convoy. Later we heard that the VC hit the first truck in the convoy and it stopped and the convoy was wiped out. I would like to know if that was true. I would love to hear from anyone who served with the 218th CC&S in 1968. I wish I could get a map of the Long Binh post to refresh the old memory. Also I have a faint memory of stopping at a Special Forces Club between Long Binh and Saigon and they had a flushing toilet. Was this a dream.

  155. Pamela Guidry
    June 23, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    My brother Patrick Malloy was at Long Binh June 69/June 70.
    46th Engineer Battalion Charlie company.
    We are trying to find 2 guys that were stationed with him.
    Joseph Taylor. Joe left country in December 69 last known duty station Ft. Huachuca, AZ Joe was a motor grader operator.
    Terry Miller was a lineman. Terry was from St. Louis, MO
    Would love to make contact with them or their families.
    It’s the least I can do for Pat.
    He ain’t heavy he’s my brother.
    And I’ll forever be his mouse.
    Welcome Home!

  156. Pamela Malloy Guidry
    June 23, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    I’m trying to locate a guy that served with my brother in Long Binh .
    My brother Patrick Malloy was there 69/70. 46th Engineers , Charlie company, he was a 62 L 20.
    I’m looking for Joesph (Joe) Taylor.
    Joe was a motor grader operator and left country before Christmas 69 as far as Pat can remember.
    Joe was stationed at Fort Huachuca, AZ
    after Vietnam.
    I have nothing more than that.
    Any help would be greatly appreciate.

  157. Ryan Moore
    June 24, 2019 at 8:46 am

    Hello Harold,

    The National Archives holds records of the Vietnam War. It is likely the base command kept a daily log book, which could contain information about attacks on the base — at least presumably.

    National Archives contact info: National Archives Contact
    472.6.9 Records of the U.S. Army Garrison, Long Binh Post,
    Vietnam (Provisional)
    Textual Records: Correspondence, daily journal, command reports, issuances, and operations planning files, 1966-70.
    Long Binh Post Records at the National Archives

    Ryan Moore
    Library of Congress

  158. Myra Williams Womack
    June 29, 2019 at 11:48 am

    I was assigned to the 24th Evacuation Hospital in Long Binh from Mar 1970 to Mar 1971 as an Operating Room Nurse. We worked only 2 shifts 7am to 7pm or 7pm to 7am 6 days a week with only the one day off between shift change. We had 6 OR’s which was really only 2 big rooms with 2 wooden dividers on wheels making them into 3 rooms each. The floor was cement. We had all the speciality surgeons including an OB so we did C-sections on the Vietnamese who could not have the big GI babies. Plus we had a POW compound so we did surgery on them also. We called the helicopters that brought our patients in Red Nosed Green Bellied Patient Carpers. We seldom slowed down.
    I was a new graduate from a three year nursing program in Al. I took the OR course at Letterman and then straight to Viet Nam. I was very unprepared for what I was sent to just like all you guys. I learned so much about myself and life from that year. No, I don’t talk about it a lot but I do have good memories. My partner in crime while there spent our New Year’s Day
    Jan 1,1971 at a Fire Base. Unfortunately I don’t remember the name of it but it is the best one I have ever had in my entire life or ever will have. I have never been kissed, had my picture taken or treated with such royalty as I was that day. So if any of you know anyone or have heard any stories about Teddi and Myra coming to the fire base to share steaks and a band for New Year’s Day tell them we are both still alive, cute as we were then and would do it all again!!! God Bless All of You!!!
    More Nurses Need To Share

  159. Bobby Mabe
    July 7, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    Was stationed at Long Binh from 69-70 with A Co 92nd Engineers. Would like to hear from anyone else who served during this time with the 92nd.

  160. Jacob Searcy
    July 8, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    In January 1969, Johnny Cash played a show at the NCO club at Long Binh. The recordings of the songs were released on his posthumous album Bootleg 3. Did anyone attend that show? And if so I would appreciate any photos of the stage I could get. I have searched for days and found absolutely nothing.

  161. William Greif
    July 9, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    From Sept 65 to Sept 66 I was CO of the 576th Ord Co. In Oct 65 I was directed to move the unit from Tan Son Nhut to Long Binh and establish the Long Binh Ammunition Supply Depot. I returned to Long Binh in Dec 71 and was assigned to the US Army Inventory Control Center as the Chief of Financial Management and was responsible for managing preparation the USAICCV close out report. When the USAICCV closed down in July 72, I was assigned to USARV DCSLOG as DSU Operations Officer and later as Chief of Supply Operations. So overall, I had the opportunity to be there when Long Binh was established and when it closed out.

  162. Phillip White
    July 12, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    I do not know when 261st name changed to roadrunners. I had truck 23. I could never keep up with all of the firebases either. Some were in the boonies. Nothing but respect for those who were stationed on them. I just stayed overnight and that was enough.

  163. Spc. 4 Massey
    July 13, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    Yea I remember long bing. Been there 68-70. The pool was located at hq co 46th engineers where I was stationed. I was in the motor pool and then went to the sign shop. Was acting sgt for a short time. I was only 20 at the time

  164. Floyd Ripperda
    July 16, 2019 at 10:36 am

    I was stationed at Long Binh from February 1972 through September 1972. I was in the 624th Supply and Service Company, which in April 1972 was stood down into the 266th Composite Service Battalion. Most of the supply, transportation, POL yard, depot personnel were assigned to this battalion. We all pulled guard every other day at he perimeter, pol yard, and the ammo dump, because most were leaving, because of the deescalation of the war. We departed Long Binh, September 1972 for MACV Annex in Saigon. Long Binh became vacant of U.S. troops in November 1972. I departed Saigon, Vietnam in November 13, 1972.

  165. Ryan Moore
    July 16, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    Hello all,

    I started a Facebook Group for those interested in sharing stories, photos, and anything else related to Long Binh Junction. This page is not an official Library of Congress page. Rather, it is something that I started in response to overwhelming number of fantastic posts on this blog from veterans and their families.

    Long Binh Junction Facebook Group – All are welcome to join and post! https://www.facebook.com/groups/2569885683300490/

    Sincerely,
    Ryan Moore
    Cartographic Specialist
    Geography and Map Division
    Library of Congress

  166. Robert L Hiatt
    July 18, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    Was with Inventory Contol Ctr, Computer Opns 1970/71.
    Very Interesting.. read all names, twice but only One
    possible recognition, a Richard Becker. Tried toextend
    but rejected. Was an E7 inE6 slot, but replaced bya E7.Fortunately ‘found a job’ at MACV/SAIGON & remained
    there till Jan 73. July 72 read in Stars&Stripes that my old outfit at Heidelberg had been hit by terrorist bomb. 2 ex coworkers killed. The O-3 who died had just
    trasnferred fm Nam. Such an Irony: from a combat zone to a city forever untouched by war!
    I like to say that in my extended tour of duty, only
    heard shots fired 1 time. That was at 2359 31Dec1970
    At guard post all around the huge Long BinhPost tracrs
    were fire in the air to welcome in the New Year!

  167. Howard C. Lipsitz
    July 20, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    Hi Guys and Gals:

    I am inspired by everything that I have read to
    attempt to contribute to the conversation. I do
    not remember talking to anyone about my service
    in Vietnam-probably until after 9/11.

    I was in Vietnam from July 3, 1967 through
    February 11, 1968. My memories of my time there
    are as fresh today as every day I spent in Vietnam. I do not believe that what I have
    just written is something foreign to all who served in Vietnam.

    I spent my rime in Vietnam working in Officer
    Replacement Division, Directorate of Replacement
    Operations at US Army HQ-first outside of
    the Saigon air base, and then the unit was moved
    to LB in early August, 1967.

    Most of the guys in the unit, when I arrived,
    were nowhere to be found at night-they-all staying
    with their lady friends in Saigon. They showed
    up for work 7:30 A.M. and worked 12 hours. This
    was a day job-while in Saigon.

    When we moved to LB, things changed-the women
    remained in Saigon, although a few would take an
    old French car, cab style top LB to visit. We
    lived in one of the new barrcks. Across the street were the mess halls, directly across the street was the officer mess.

    A story I have told about 30 times. I would like
    to share. It began at 5 at night. Two of us in the
    unit volunteered to work at night at the 90th
    Replacement Unit-a few IBM keypunch
    machines were available, and we converted
    information-developed by the guys who worked
    during the day-to a format for transfer each
    day regarding troop needs-which was sent to the
    Pentagon.

    Well, while sitting on the steps of the barracks,
    we noticed that three 4 door green Fords, driver driven pulled up on the road on the side of the officer mess. Two cars had one red star on the
    bumper, the other 2 red stars. Generals. The day
    was December 24, 1967-Christmas Eve. What was
    going on. We went across the road to the mess hall and asked and were told.

    We went back to finish our beers and waited until 6 at night. At that time there was a double
    row of cars parked around the mess hall. About
    60 cars. The generals were having Christmas dinner, not any Christmas dinner, but one
    with Omar Bradley.

    Those officers that were then general officers
    were a part of the Normandy invasion-then
    being of lower officer rank. Even in war,
    the continuity of the military-like those
    here saying a few words-continues.

    The problem here is that I could write all day
    long and bore all of you with memories-that
    are a part of me.

    I said up front-“Gals”-well at HQ, we worked
    with a unit of WACS-about 200 of them-a joy!

    Regards to the guys of 1st AG Co, Special Troops,
    USARV, Officer Replacement Division, Directorate
    of Replacement Operations.

  168. Charles A Mendoza
    July 30, 2019 at 11:53 am

    Little known army history for Long Binh:
    I was stationed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, serving as a Labtech/medic when a call went out for volunteers to go to Vietnam (TDY for 90 days) on a “Medical Mission”. 19yrs old and still an idealist, I did volunteer, needed to sign waviers since my brother was already there, Marine (now on disability due to Agent Orange). My unit was formed from indivduals from all over (alot from the Chicago area). We met in Oakland, shipped out in May 1970.We were an island unto ourselves so I ended up volunteering to do a 9 month tour, leaving in March 1971. The drug problem for the guys serving over there was so bad, and the military so concerned over they image of drug addicts being returned home, that my unit ended up being a lab whose sole duty was urine drug testing. We had armed guards, I guess to protects from those not happy with what were doing. We sent armed men in helocopters to forwrd bases and forcibly collected urine samples from the men there, test, and report the results to command. Heroin addicts were removed and sent to basically a lockup area and left there to detox, and medical discharge- if you tested positive you were not allowed to go home until you no longer tested positve- therfore the addiction rate of soldiers returning stateside dropped as theywere tested prior to discharge and the military looked good.We called ourseles the P.I.S.S. unit (Personel Intranst Smack Security) and even had badges made (obviously not to wear out of area).
    Our unit did volunteer to do medical outreach at a couple of orpanages in the surounding area, probably more to help us feel better about what we were doing.

  169. Tim Mattice
    August 4, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    I was with the 327th Signal Co. from 70 to 71. Spent most of the time at Long Binh. Was at Quan Loi for about 4 months which was plenty long enough form me. Haha. The Company moved to Long Binh Plantation in 71. It was a great experience but glad I only had to do it once.

  170. ANDRE G LAFLECHE
    August 9, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    was in country from 1971 for almost a year with the 632 h.e.m.co.i was a wheel and track mechanic mos.63h20.worked in the sweat shop on all kinds of vehicles from trucks to apcs to tanks.when we stood down i was transfered to the 4th.tc 47trans.co.my job was to run jp4 copter fuel out to firebase melanie and to do trips to saigon for supplies.

  171. Johnnie St.Clair
    August 11, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    I served as the Communications Chief and Security Platoon Sgt for the 576th Ordnance Co. from Oct 66 to Oct 67.
    Many good memories of some of the finest men to have served this country. Lived in a tent w/ mosquito net. I only recall LBJ as referring to the jail. Traveled to Tay ninh, Bear cat and Phu Bai to Repair communications equipment. Recall seeing the ammo dump turn from green to brown as a result of AO spray. God bless those that that gave their lives
    and a special prayer for those that returned.

  172. William T Coulter
    August 13, 2019 at 10:48 am

    Arrived Viet Nam July10, 1970 Cam Ranh Bay Made my way to Long Binh. Arrive 59th Signal Bn July 13th. Saw Madwoman of Challiot at outdoor makeshift movie screening. A good sign. Settled into a life of decorating and illustrating the 79th Maintenance Bn, eating at Loon Food piles of prawns , when I wasn’t grabbing a ‘ham egg cheese’ sandwich on the dusty roads between 59th and 79th. Find an abandoned hat on the road with ‘RAEF’ written on it. This becomes my nom de guerre. Sleep late every morning and report to my sometimes air-conditioned office at Bn HQ. Called it ‘eyewash’ work on signage, painting jeep tire covers, even the Bn water tower(“we’ll do it”). Overall laying low , waiting for Application for Conscientious Objection to wend its way up channels. In the evening paint sets and hang out with actors in Special Services doing plays: ‘Shot in the Dark’, ‘Rainmaker’, Krapps Last Tape’ Get to my hooch each night after midnight exhausted from outrunning MPs on our evening peregrinations. The likes of Captaincies Mack, Keith Prather, Phil Kraft, Betty Avant, Lt. Bob Farwell all trying to stay alive by working and playing as hard as possible. Occasional forays into Saigon to do plays or dine rooftop Saigon Hotel, french onion soup-first ever for a midwestern farm boy. Park Lanes. Hueys hauled our meager sets out to fire bases or USARV to perform “fantastics” Paint all day, shuck and jive into the night and occasionally dine like kings at Loon Foons. One rocket attack on 69th(89th?) replacement center. Joined by college roommate assigned to 89th Infantry Mech, we pull him out and he’s reassigned to special service to tend to Bob Hopes upcoming Christmas Show, happily a theatre major in college. begins immediately to direct plays. Thousand Clowns, Mary Mary, Don’t drink the water. Over the course of the year I ran into 3 college chums, who passed-through. One a chopper pilot I’d known since we were 4 another picked me up when I was ‘foolishly’ hitchhiking in the jungle between Vung Tau and Long Binh. Loon Loon changed it’s name to Mandarin House. around Christmas I get a card from Ba Te: To Coulter:Mung Chua Giang Sinh Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year–Mrs Te To; Coulter with all true and Respect (to the first G.I. like you). Whenever we choppered to Saigon I was supposed to draw a weapon, but I felt it would violate the spirit of my c.o. application, so I went unarmed my 24 year old self believing that guns were magnets for bullets and people are more likely to shoot at armed men than the unarmed. Principle.(I later rode Muhammad Alis coattails out of the army when the Supreme Court overturned his conviction and granted him C.O. status.-but that’s another story). As spring came and went, one couldn’t help but notice the crunch of the plastic heroin vials underfoot wherever one walked. Everywhere. Senior enlisted were by and large Drunk. junior enlisted were either stoned on dope ro runs on near beer Officers by rank and privilege had their scotch and bourbon. in April
    ,1971 Stars and Stripes reported 900 dead at FB6. The nights with Tim Howle, OJ, Bob Lazuka andDanny and Angel slowed to a halt and having failed to write the great Viet Nam novel: “A Thousand Basketball Courts” i I took the Freedom Bird home . Turns out that ‘War was as interesting as Hell ‘

  173. William T Coulter
    August 13, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    I wonder how many veterans have been inspired to add some comment to this blog, only to have the effort wiped clean upon pressing the ‘add a comment ‘ button after writing a lengthy commentary? Coulter Long Binh 70-71

  174. Ryan Moore
    August 13, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    William,

    Hello. Comments appear in chronological order. I apologize if this may be confusing, as some sites have the newest comments first and the oldest last.

    Your lengthy comment from this morning was approved. I also approved your current comment.

    Sincerely,

    Ryan Moore
    Geography and Map Division
    Library of Congress

  175. Terry Sackett
    August 19, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    My uncle’s unit was the last one to pull out of Long Binh. I don’t remember what specific company, battalion, or regiment he was in, but his shadow box has a 1st Cavalry Division sleeve insignia. He was drafted as 11B and was in country for 11 months. While there, he was trained to be an MP and made E-5 before coming back to the world. He said that as they were lifting off in the choppers the civilians were already looting the post of all of the office furniture, etc. and as they got higher in altitude they saw the NVA and Viet Cong coming behind the civilians.

  176. Jim Riley
    August 23, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    Served as CO of 212 th MP Company ((SD). From May 67-Nov 67
    Staff officer at 18th MP Brigade Long Binh Nov 67- May 68
    God bless my fellow soldiers that I was honored to serve with.

  177. Jim Hoxmeier
    August 25, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    I was in long Binh the fall of 1965 to. Oct 1966 with the 556 transportation co 5000 gallon gas tanker truck

  178. Allen Morganstern
    August 30, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    i served with usarv jag from june 1967 to april 1968. the greater part of which was at long binh. please feel free to contact me via e-mail. i was a captain assigned to defend u s army members charged with general court martial offenses. look forward to hearing from anyone who over lapped with me.

  179. Rob wehner
    August 31, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    I was in long binh 70’71 , with the 714th power line detachment attached to the 92 engineers

  180. Susan taylor
    September 1, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Thank you all for your service. My brother served in LB in the 60s ans now suffers with debilitating Parkinsons. Does anyone know if or how Agent Orange was used in that area? I want to file a claim for him, but am having difficulty identifying whether it was used there. Thanks for any assistance. *personal information removed per posting rulesMany thanks.

  181. ATG Jr.
    September 3, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Served HHC 1st Avn Bde 69-70
    O5C20-40 MOS
    Thanks fellas for your comments.

  182. LARRY GROSS
    September 3, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    CW-2 Pilot with 117th AHC. Apr 70 to Apr 71. Plantation Army Airfield.
    Lived in tents first 7 months. then rocket box hooches.. !
    WARLORD 24, 2ND FLT PLATOON

  183. tommy stokinger
    September 7, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    For Ryan Moore In past attempt to communicate my email was stated to be in doubt – What am I doing wrong ? VERY lo tek

  184. Mike Husson
    September 10, 2019 at 9:32 am

    Was stationed in Long Binh Jul 71 to Apr 72. Worked in (not a prisoner) the LBJ (Long Binh Jail) with the 284th MP Co. as the orders clerk. Remember about the Bob Hope Xmas show which i still regret about not attending but i had a hangover. I remember a general was to visit the jail and we cleaned our office for weeks. When he got there, he walked straight past our office and never stepped foot inside. We were very disappointed. I was lucky to be stationed there since I was a draftee in Feb 71 with a draft # of 45.
    All there gave some, some there gave all which i will always be in their debt. God bless each and every one of them.

  185. GARY Montigny
    September 15, 2019 at 5:13 am

    Sept. 14th 1999 I was with the 615th MP CO. Known as The Blood Hounds FROM APRIL of 1969 to March OF 1970.MY Unit was responsible for All the gates around Long Binh,Pluss Patrolling the base and all the clubs.We also patrolled the Highway With Gun Jeeps, Ran Escort for some convoys and picked up prisoners from LBJ Allso Known As Silver City and transported them to a processing company where they were sent back state side with a designstion as un-fit for military service.Most of them laughed about it and wished the MPs transporting them got killed while doing there tour. That was one of my first assignments with the company and one I remember well. We also ran TCP’S which is a Traffic Control Point.We patroled alot of the small villages around Long Binh at night looking for deserters and in the day raiding Whore Houses. I Loved my job and actually miss it. We had a Second Lieutenant who liked me, He would have to go on night patrols Once or twice a month, and he would request that I be his driver. His favorite thing to do was to pull raids on the womens Barracks after hours. He liked arresting officers when we could catch them. He had gotten drafted and decided he migjht as well be an officer and went threw officer training school. But he didn;t like officers. He was alot of fun and a good guy.I dont remember the names of any of the guys I served with.I hope some will read this and we could figure out a way to talk with each other.When I left at the rank of E4 I was asked to extend, go home on leave and come back for six more months with a promotion to SGT E5. I wanted to badly, But I had a fiance at home waiting for me. When I left I got stationed at White Sands Missle Range IN New Mexico 150 miles from where I lived. I got out at the RANK OF Sgt E5 and to thi day I wished I had extended in Viet Nam then Re UPED And made a career of the Army. It was a good exsperience And I met some grest guys. I have a grand son in the Marines as an MP. He loves it and has already re-inlisted. Makes me proud.I have alot of pictures from the TET OFFENSIVE. I got thear right after but a friend gave me all the pictures of the clean up after the fighting stoped. Their pretty gross. I sent them home a couple at a time between pages of letters I wrote home. They would of taken them away from me if I got caught with them. Their a good reminder of what war is all about. I’ll sign off for now and hope some old friends read this and contact me. *personal information removed per posting rules

  186. Ted Ripke
    September 15, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    served in HHD 48 th Tans Gp S1. Nov 69 to Oct 70. Served with Sgt Joe Scroubough. Sgt Larry Smith, Sp5 Bill Dearn, and others. Mail clerk Clyde Riine committed suicide March 2019 as a result f severe depression. Any HHD 48th trans guys out there?

  187. Dennis Bodofsky
    September 26, 2019 at 12:11 am

    45 th dust off air ambulance 1970 -71 crew chief uh1h yes sir there was agent orange being sprayed at long Binh stuff stuck on your arms after the planes come flying over, see them go down highway 1 and all down to Xuan Loc. Glad I made it back to much blood. My head is still there most of the time. I feel the pain

  188. Raymond Hodge
    September 26, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    I was in the Long Bien area with How Battery 2/11 1971-72. I was at the last Bob Hope show and what a show. Would love to hear from some of my brothers.

  189. Scott
    September 27, 2019 at 3:17 am

    Does anyone who served at Long Binh between 1965-1967 remember a Chief Warrant Officer in the 283rd Medical Detachment DUST OFF by the name of Thomas C. Gipson, Jr., everyone called him “HOOT”? He also flew some gunships with another unit in the latter part of his tour.

  190. Richard Mack
    October 3, 2019 at 9:25 am

    Anyone from 62nd Engineers Company D..please respond..been searching,

  191. Jim Bale
    October 9, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    In 1969 I was attached to 7th Army Inventory Control Center at Long binh. A sister site to the one for Germany. I was an operator. A second detail I was given was document transporter, I assumed
    because of my clearance. However, I was never called on to do this job.
    While I was there I was feed twice a with roast beef, that came swimming in metallic colors,along with powered mash potatoes and powered milk. Breakfast was powdered eggs and powered milk,no bacon. Ariving at messhall for midnight breakfast, I worked 6mto 6am, the said the had real eggs,ice cold milk an bacon. I was excited! I got my milk and sat down to enjoy. We where immediately hit by five mortars, hitting the back of messhall. This is what happened next. The man seated across fom me through the table up as he stood to run. As I went for the floor in slow motion, I say my perfectly cooked eggs,bacon and milk flying through the air.
    That was the first and last of a real breakfast while I was there.
    True story! Thanks Jim

  192. Jim Bale
    October 10, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    I arrived Long Bing VA April 1969,Just after Tet attack of LB post. When checking in I was assigned barracks, work location, messhall etc. I also was told to go to armoury to sign out my weapon. I went there and signed out my rifle. It was a m14, not a m16. I what a disappointment. I continued to wait at the cage. After a couple of minutes. He looked back up to me. He says, what else do you want? I said “BULLETS”. He says, are You expecting to shoot someone? It seemed reasonable to me,but what the heck! What do I know? Three weeks later I was ordered to surrender my weapon to the armory. I asked the same guy, why? He says, “You expecting to someone

  193. Jim Bale
    October 10, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    I arrived Long Bing VA April 1969,Just after Tet attack of LB post. When checking in I was assigned barracks, work location, messhall etc. I also was told to go to armoury to sign out my weapon. I went there and signed out my rifle. It was a m14, not a m16. It what a disappointment. I continued to wait at the cage. After a couple of minutes. He looked back up to me. He says, what else do you want? I said “BULLETS”. He says, are You expecting to shoot someone? Well It seemed reasonable to me,but what the heck! What do I know? Three weeks later I was ordered to surrender my weapon to the armory. I asked by the same guy as before, Why? He says, “You expecting to SHOT somebody? Well you can’t argued with that kind oflogic, hey? Thanks Jim

  194. Jim Bale
    October 10, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    I arrived Long Bing VA April 1969,Just after Tet attack of LB post. When checking in I was assigned barracks, work location, messhall etc. I also was told to go to armoury to sign out my weapon. I went there and signed out my rifle. It was a m14, not a m16. That was a bummer? I continued to wait at the cage. After a couple of minutes. He looked back up to me. He says, what else do you want? I said “BULLETS”. He says “are You expecting to shoot somebody? Well it seemed reasonable to me, but what the heck! What do I know? Three weeks later I was ordered to surrender my weapon to the armory. I asked by the same guy as before, Why? He says, “You expecting to SHOOT somebody? Well you can’t argued with that manner of logic, hey? Thanks Jim PS. I’m looking for records on how many times Long Binh post was mortared during a period beginning April 1, 1969 through September 30, 1969. I simply cannot find a way to get to these records. If you have looked and found these records, please pass this information on to me. I’d like a map of Long ninjas well. Again thanks for your service there. Jim

  195. Carl Easley
    October 11, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    I arrived at Long Binh in mid Jan. 1968, about 12 days before Tet 1968 started. I never saw a swimming pool. The area was referred to as T.C.Hill by the men that hauled ammo to the field in the 261st Transportation Co.

  196. Carl Easley
    October 11, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    I arrived at Long Binh in mid Jan. 1968, about 12 days before Tet 1968 started. I never saw a swimming pool. The area was referred to as T.C.Hill by the men that hauled ammo to the field in the 261st Transportation Co. I put in for R&R and left for Malaysia on Aug. 24, 1968. I later learned that 13 men of the 48th group were killed in an ambush enroute to Tay Ninh . Sgt William Seay was later posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. I often wondered where I would have been if I didn’t take the R & R. I got out on Sept 29, 68 as I had less than a year when I went to Nam. I didn’t hear about Sgt. Seay until much later.

  197. Joan Spencer
    October 15, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    My brother(James Burton Kroesen) was in Vietnam I know on Aug. 10 ,1968 because I was married that day and thinking about my brother in Vietnam not able to attend. I think he was at Long Binh Post. He has Parkinson’s desease and dementia, we filled out paperwork that came back yesterday as denied because they couldn’t find proof that he was there in Vietnam. He can’t remember anything except tent camp B. He must have been in the finance building because he wrote out checks and worked with money. I remember, because it was funny, in a letter that there was fighting on the golf course but they were fought off. He remembers that he was there for two months only. Anyway…anyone know how to find proof that he was there? The VA couldn’t but maybe there is some other way to find out. I wish he could remember.

  198. ANDRE G LAFLECHE
    October 16, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    on long binh 1971 with the 632nd heavy equipment maint.co.worked in the sweat shop you know what i mean.when we stood down i was transfered to the 4th.tc 47th. trans and i was running jp 4 to firebase melanie.18 years old and pulling tankers of that stuff alone.was never afraid full of piss and vinegar.left to go back to the world to fort devens ma.got early out to go in the guards and stayed in for a few years.now almost 68 and 100% agent orange disabled for about five years.severe diabetes and heart disease.did not know why i was sick all the time.had to raise a family so i never went to the doctors.found out about the law passed in 1991 about boots on the ground and i filed all my papers for disability.took them 5 years to work with me,they lost my paperwork took the d.a.v.and the purple heart foundation working for me .they found my files

  199. chuck weber
    October 18, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    I served at Long Binh from Feb.1968 to Feb. 1969.
    I remember Tet Offensive and the Ammo Dump blowing up. I served with the 92nd Eng. C Co.
    Worked on base and off base. Pulled a lot of guard duty i8n Bunkers at night. Had some good nights and some bad nights.
    I want to welcome home all my brothers and never forget the brothers left behind.
    God Bless

  200. Steve Laue
    October 18, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    Drafted while in college – Lottery #40. Enlisted (delayed enlistment program) in order to finish the year. Sent to Long Bing after basic/AIT at Ft Leonard Wood. Assigned to HQ Co, USARV Special Troops ( dog handlers, demolitions experts, journalists, divers, etc.). Worked on reasssignment of troops returning to states for discharge or assignment to Germany, Korea, etc. Useful when I was sergeant of the guard and had to write up guys supposed to be on interior guard duty but we’re found sleeping. If they threatened me for writing them up, I would remind them that I held their ticket back to “the world.” Also served periodic perimeter guard – sometimes had to call in gunships when there was action in the wires – usually monkeys or dogs when we saw what had happened in the morning.

  201. Frank Geisel
    October 24, 2019 at 11:05 am

    I have a photo of my Dad, Maj Frank Geisel, Sp4 Doug Benton and CSM Woodruff “at Bridge #15 on QL 20”, dated April 1971. Would love to share it, post it somewhere – point me to some shared space. I think he was with the 173rd Engineers in ’71. I have a treasure trove of his slides from the 64-65 timeframe also.

    Keep the faith

  202. Ryan Moore
    October 24, 2019 at 11:42 am

    Hello Frank,

    Thank you for the post. There is a facebook group called long binh junction where people are posting photos, maps, and stories. Lots of folks sharing there. Yours would be a welcomed addition, I am sure.

    Ryan Moore
    Library of Congress

  203. Lester Scates
    October 26, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    On Halloween day, 31 October 1972 a CH-47 Chinook from the 18th Corps Aviation Company out of Can Tho Army Airfield was shot down by a Russian made SA-7 ground-to-air missile. There were 12 souls on board. The aircraft crashed and burned. There were no survivors. All but three of the occupants were burned beyond recognition. I was the OIC of the recovery operations. The Quartermaster Graves Registration folks from Long Bihn came and recovered all the burn victims. I never got an opportunity to think them for their quick response and hard work. So I say to you not, thank you, and welcome home.

  204. Steve Rhuman
    October 29, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Served June70 to June71. Long Binh plantation 1st Avation Brigade, 12th gp, group headquarters. Turned 18 in June, shipped over in June. 67n20, however didn’t fly till I got back in the states

  205. Denny Dubendorf
    October 29, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    I remember flying in to Bin Hoa October 6 or 7, 1967. We took a bus to the replacement center, I didn’t know it at the time, but I guess it was Long Bin. Received my fatigues, boots and TA-50. Was there maybe two days and shipped to Cu-Chi, 25th Infantry. Assigned to 4/9th, Charlie Company, “Manchus'”. Looking at the video, looked like decent duty there, until “Tet”, anyway. It seems like it was two weeks in getting adjusted to the comment, sighting in my junk 16 and out to the woods.

  206. Sadie Cavalancia
    October 31, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    Hi my name is Sadie Cavalancia. My grandfather David Lee Wietsma served in Long Binh from ’67-’68. Sadly he passed away in 2017. Before he passed I got an opportunity to interview him about his time in Vietnam. He spoke very little of it before that interview. The only other time he talked about it was whenever he had health scares. He died of lunch complications due to the after-effects of exposure to agent orange. He served as Chief Company Clerk in the 580 telephones operations company of the 44th signal battalion. If you recognize his name at all, please feel free to reach out. Thank you.

  207. finn
    November 2, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    I read Phil Whites (Flip) comments number 104. I served with him with the 261st transportation unit at Long Binh. We drove in convoys together all over the country and had rooms next to each other at our hooch. We were both kids back then and I would love to reunite with you. How can we connect?

  208. Dick DeHO
    November 5, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Worked USADLB security 1969-1971 looking for anyone who did same

  209. John Warner
    November 9, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    I need info about my father Ronald h Thompson was in Vietnam 1968 and 69 was in army. Stationed north of Saigon

  210. William Dallas Waterfill
    November 10, 2019 at 12:57 am

    Myself and eight other guys pull guard at Long Binh the first night anyone every was there. There was three bunker on that hill. One of the guys was a first LT who after forty one years nine months of service retired as a LT General his name is General Edward D Baca. He was command of the National Guard with over five hundred and sixty thounds men under him. We came from Fort Bliss Texas. Went over on a ship call the USSNS Barrett. Left out of Oakland on Friday the thirteen at thirteen hundred hours. The name of the Company was the 85th Ordnance. We had everything to make war.

  211. Michael Alsup
    November 11, 2019 at 10:01 am

    I was stationed on Plantation as a firefighter 1971-1972. Plantation was a Huey & Cobra airstrip next door to Long Bing. I can’t find anything on line about this small base. I would be interested in anyone who was stationed there, especially any firefighters I might have known

  212. Jim Treat
    November 22, 2019 at 2:46 am

    Michael Alsup, I worked at, on , out of Plantation from Aug 70 to Aug 71. I was with a the 219th MID. First job was spraying the fence line. Second the Detachment company clerk found out I could type. So I took his job for two to three Months. Worked TOC in the Middle of Planation in G2 Air. Work in the II Shop for a President Project. Finally the last part of my tour was spent at Bien Hoa Air Base with a couple of other Image Interpreters Vietmazation Project. We traveled daily from Plantation to Bien Hoa Air Base. The Bunker that we manned was between Long Bien and Plantation along HWY 1. I do remember the 24 Medivac Hospital where I spent my 21 Birthday. Their were so busy. I got a elastic band for a crushed nerve in my leg. I felt lucky to get it, because upon my arrival Medivac Choppers were bring wounded in and it was surprising they even got to me after 4 or 5 hours.

  213. Mike Duffy
    November 22, 2019 at 3:55 am

    I was with the 92nd Engineer Bn. from 69-72 and We built LBJ among the many other projects. We weren’t limited to Long Bihn, we worked in Dihn Quan (rock city) Tay Nihn, Phu Loi well you get it we got around I do remember showers and clubs.

  214. Mike Duffy
    November 22, 2019 at 4:02 am

    I was with the 92nd Engr. Bn. and we built Long Bien Jail in 69. I had a much longer post but while I’ve never posted here the sightmaster days I have and heaven forbid duplication.

  215. steve harbin
    November 30, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    worked at the long depot from april 1969 to march 1970 no contact with anyone since

  216. Robert Heffernan
    December 9, 2019 at 2:49 am

    In October of 1965, I received orders for assignment to the 69th Signal Battalion at Fort Eustis, Virginia and found myself, once again on the way to Oakland, California. The battalion was being prepared for its operational commitment in Vietnam. We departed the United States from Oakland, Ca. on board the USN Upshur. The unit landed off Tau, Vietnam in November 1965. When we arrived at Long Bien, the combat engineers was still clearing the jungle where we were to setup. When I say setup, I mean the whole unit setup in two man pup tents, with duffel bag and weapons, with no ammo initially, c-rations daily and bathing buddy style. Fifty gallon drums of water heated by the sun during the day, your buddy used his helmet to pour water from the drum down a trough for you to wear your body and then to rinse of the soap, sorry no privacy. So many memories to talk about, I will finish here.

  217. Walter Harp
    December 13, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    70-71 assigned to 169th eng as a heavy vehicle mechanic A co.

  218. Randy Helmer
    December 14, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    Served in Long Binh with area company 44th signal Bn. July 1968 until September 1969. I was a communication center specialist. I worked in the vans that were tied together by the main gate. We were located about two blocks from the LBJ stockade. Better known as silver city.

  219. Mark Todd
    December 18, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    I was stationed at Long Binh from the fall of 67 to the fall of 68. I was with the 147th LEM originally, then transferred to the 832 HEM.I was there when the TET offensive of 68 occurred. Unfortunately I now suffer from the affects of AO, I have prostate cancer. I didn’t notice any comments in the above posts about health affects from those of us who served there have now, but I didn’t read every word of every comment either. It would be interesting to see how many of the above vets that have posted or future posters to this blog,have health issues,due to AO exposure while serving on this base.

  220. Kerry Israel
    December 20, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    Would like to no where about of anybody who sever in long binh base post between Sept 1971 to Sept 1972

  221. Kerry lsrael
    December 22, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    Would like to here from anybody from that was at –Long Binh base post between sept1971 to1972 with the 32sn med depothope to here any boby

  222. Kerry Israel
    December 22, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    Would like here if anybody was in long binh in sept1971 to sept1971 in the 32sd med depot

  223. Wayne Laska
    December 27, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    I was with the 624th S&S Co in Long Binh from July 1966 to July 1967. I worked at the ration breakdown yard with guys like Browiak, Beck, Spitzer, Parker, Thompson. I see in this site a couple other guys who served at the 624th around the same time I was there. Jim Smith the company clerk I kind of remember him handing out the mail. I believe he replaced a guy named Greasie or greasey, who played the drums in the company rock band. The compound was located in a rubber tree plantation and I lived in a field tent for several months until we built a new hooch. Some of the guys in the hooch were Larry Crognale, Jerry Van Nood, Jerry Diabo Tacho Sandoval, John Beers, Chuck Lebens, Larry Soja. Tom Bourlier in this site, who I didn’t know, mentions the October 66 Ammo Dump Explosion. Yes I remember it well, was sitting in the EM club drinking a beer when the blast hit. Blew me off my chair, slammed to the floor, ringing ears, dazed, etc. Ended up grabbing our old M14’s, yes M14’s as we didn’t get the 16’s. Spent a long time in the perimeter trench on alert and also had to guard the ammo dump a couple days later. On a lighter note, I was there to see Nancy Sinatra and Martha Rae. Also watched a lot of old dusty movies in a make-shift movie hut. Anyway, that was 52 years ago, but I remember it well

    Wayne

  224. Wayne Laska
    December 28, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Where are the comments I posted yesterday???

  225. Roy McMichael
    December 30, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    66th Engineers TOPO seems to be the missing link in everyone’s recollections of the Long Binh Post. I served with the 66 Engineers TOPO from November 1968 to November 1969 and our company was attached to the 76th Engineer Brigade. I would like to hear from anyone assigned to the 66th Engineers especially during that time period. My recollections are sketchy and to get caught up would be appreciated.

  226. Julie Stoner
    December 31, 2019 at 9:33 am

    Our apologies Wayne, comments have to be approved before being visible on the website. With the holiday last week, we got behind on approving new comments. Your comment is now visible.

  227. John Small
    January 7, 2020 at 2:40 am

    HHC Long Binh Post 69 and 70. Never heard it called Long Binh Juction. I think I remeber Wilson who worked at S 2-3.

  228. jaycee meeder
    January 8, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    I was at the Johnny Cash appearance at Long Binh EM club in 1969. I remember two things from the appearance– 1- how rough and tumble Cash looked (would not liked to run into him in a bar room brawl)2- Remember when he was singing an American Indian song, a Indian soldier in the audiance got up from his chair holding his hands in the air. Two MPs jumped on him forcing him back into his chair. Mr cash went to jump off the stage to come to his aid, his band members grabbed him, not allowing Cash to get to the MPs. His first words back at the mike was — “Leave that boy alone” in that low Johnny Cash voice– and the MPs left him alone.

    With Age many memories are fading, but that memory is crystal clear, like it happened yesterday.

    FYI: Oct 68 through Oct 69 LBJ was Long Binh Jail. I drove a JAG officer to LBJ several times– Terrible place, Like Basic Training in a hell hole. Worse of all LBJ time did not count toward In-Country Time.

  229. CARLTON “C.D.” GAY
    January 14, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    I was at Long Binh from Oct 1966-Oct 1967. I was attached to Headquarters Company and later transferred to 64th Quartermaster Battalion Battalion. I remember an incident a couple of months before leaving. The machine gun jeep was blown up and two soldiers died that night patrolling the compound. The following night the combat troops came in and there was a lot commotion that night. I left about 45 days after that and don’t remember much after that.

  230. Wayne Laska
    January 16, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    I just want to add a few more comments to my above story. I read several comments by others about swimming pools. There was a place in or near Bien Hoa called Tran Camp or Train Camp, not sure of the exact name. It reportedly was a former ARVN officers club. It had an olympic size swimming pool, bar/lounge and restaurant. I was there one time shortly before I went home. Does anyone else remember this neat place? I still have pictures of it. I think it was a well kept secret because I only found out about it shortly before I left VN.
    Also, LBJ was always known as Long Binh Jail when I was there in 1966-1967.

    Never saw or heard of a bowling alley when I was there. Being an avid bowler, I would have found one. My cousin who was in Vietnam later said there was a bowling alley in Siagon.

    You guys remember Mama Son, she cleaned your boots, did your laundry, cleaned your bunk area? Always wondered why they had black teeth.

    Have a good one, Wayne

  231. Kim Nguyen
    January 17, 2020 at 8:36 am

    Hello. The reason I am reaching out to you is because I am looking for my father. My name is Kim Nguyen and I was born in Vietnam to a Vietnamese mother and American father. All I know about my father was that he was a pilot during the war. I was born there in 1973. My mother refused to give me any information on my father, not even a name. I am reaching out to try and find someone that may be able to help me find him. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. My father stationed in Long Bình Vietnam. My mother worked at long binh hospital. My dad probably return home to USA 1972. If anyone knows please share

  232. Robert Samson
    January 19, 2020 at 1:28 am

    I was stationed at Long Binh from June 1972 until November 1972 when we turned it over to the South Vietnamese Military. I worked for the Comptroller’s Office HQ USARV. My first job was at Bien Hoa then all over the country doing audits on the Army Club Systems. November 1972 until April 1973 assigned Tan Son Nhut Airbase doing the same closeout audits of Club systems. I don’t recall anyone calling it LBJ or Bowling alleys or rec facilities. Maybe working 7 days a week I just did not have time for those things.Retired USA First Sargent

  233. James E Holtsclaw
    January 19, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    I was station at Long Bihn in the 556th Trans Co. (Petro Main) We were in what we called Tanker Valley because fuel was all we hauled. I was there May 68 – Apr. 69.

  234. Marcus Castle
    January 26, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    My grandfather was Col Edmund Castle and I came across these comments. I never had a chance to meet my grandfather and will love to hear more stories good, bad or indifferent. Specifically comment #84 from Mr. Tom Wilson. Is there a way I may get his email to reach out?

  235. Mike Wendele, Sgt.E-5 D, Co. 52Nd Inf. Attached to MP Battalion, LBJ,
    January 27, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    My unit was charged with providing security at the ammo dump. I received several trailer trucks loaded with GI,s from trans., eng., and other units stationed throughout LBJ. I placed groups of 5 guys spaced some 100 yds apart in large trenches. We were at the wire or in towers stationed throughout the dump.Our Inf. Unit was responsible for daylight security ops. I was there from Feb.’67 thru Sept. ’67 at which time I rotated home and back to civilian life. I missed TET thank goodness.

  236. Ken Lindberg
    January 29, 2020 at 2:41 am

    I was stationed at Long Binh from February 1970- February 1971. My Unit was the Communications Electronic Engineering Management Agency (CEEMA) adjacent to the 1st Signal Bde Headquarters. Spent a lot of my time TDY traveling the arround country managing the installation of “Advanced” Data Communication Terminals (“Primitive” by today’s standards}

    Like many others of you I can only remember one pool and that was at the 24th EVAC Hosp. While my Hooch (RMK) across the street from the 24th , I was never allowed pool access.

    However not wanting to give up the good life, I had my father an Air Force Officer Kadena Air Base, in Okinawa, send me ceiling tile, floor tile air conditioning and a small refrigerator to help get me through it.

    I also wrote a letter to Hugh Hefner asking for playmate pinups. In response he sent me a whole case of 1971 calendars, which I use as wallpaper for my hooch.

    O-well that was 50 years ago; when I was a young 22 year old Signal Corps Captain.

  237. Phillip Horn
    February 3, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    Does anyone remember explosion sand bag near piss tube long binh 1966 or early 1967 I think I was struk by shrapnel on leg not serios enough for med attention?

  238. Wayne Laska
    February 4, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    I just read Jim Bale’s comments #194 regarding not getting any bullets for his M14 in 1969. Two years earlier in 1966 when I checked into the 624th I was also issued an M14. In our field tent we had a rifle rack,a case of loaded M14 magazines and also a case of hand grenades all sitting at the front entrance to the tent. After we built our new hooch, we were ordered to turn in the hand grenades to supply, but kept the loaded magazines.

    I had the good luck of pulling guard duty on New Years Eve, 1966. When the clock struck midnight, we all started shooting off our M14’s, which was a no no. Soon after, the Lt in charge came out and was quite angry. He asked who was shooting off their weapons, but nobody admitted to it, so he began sniffing the gun barrels and caught a few guys. I quickly put a couple drops of our ole smelly insect repelant in the barrel and got away with it. Happy New Year…..

  239. LEE ALLEN
    February 15, 2020 at 11:50 am

    I arrived at Long Binh in Oct. 1966. We landed from the USNS Upshure at Vung Tau then created a base camp at the very western perimeter of Long Binh. Our company was the 563rd CS Heavy Material, 277th Battalion, 1st Log. Command. We made camp in a former rubber plantation and transported supplies from Saigon to Area 208 located at the very east end of Long Binh near the village of Ho Nai. Most of the later development of the base had not been built yet. We helped locals at Ho Nai and supported an orphanage in Ho Nai run by Nuns. I have photos, stories etc to share if needed.

  240. Don Vogel
    February 16, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    Was stationed the entire year of 1969 in Long Bing serving as a clerk-typist at USARV HDQRTS. Was assigned to 1st Logistical Command and worked in re-enlistment office across from mail room. Attained rank of spec5. People I recall working with & for: Col Dupard, Maj. Wm Barbour, Sg Maj Hagen, sgts Charlie Greenfield, Zeke Zebrowski, Rush Neal. Drank lotta beer and played poker with Ken Hayes (NC), Bill Smith (CA), Jim Otts (TX). You never forget the guys you hung with. Took in-country R&R to Na Trang. Damn that water was cold (South China Sea). Got to see Bob Hope Christmas Show. Now reside in St. Jo, TX. & would like to hear from cohorts from a time past.

  241. Timothy Odell
    February 19, 2020 at 11:21 am

    I was stationed at Long Bein from July 1970 to July 1971. I was with the 446 Trans Co.

  242. Bobby Sidell
    February 29, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    I believe my father was stationed at LBP in 1967 with the 512th Quartermaster Company. He was an SP4 and may have helped refuel helicopters, but am not sure as he didn’t talk a lot about his time over there. He passed away in 2011, but held the flag as I was commissioned into the Army 20 years ago. I have a few years left before I retire. If anyone has any information on his unit I would love to know more. I have enjoyed reading the stories on here. Thank you all for your service. God bless.

  243. Billy M. Brown
    March 6, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    I was assigned to Headquarters USARV and I worked in the AG building in the Officer Replacement Division. I was in country from February 1968 to February 1969. I attained the rank of SP5 while serving there. We assigned Officers from the rank of WO1 to LTC. We were a part of the Special Troops Battalion and I was assigned to AG Company. We work 7 days a week from 7 Am to 7 PM. For the last five months I worked nights with an another enlisted man and we did the keypunching for the division. We had more freedom and as long as we got the job done, no one bothered us. Many of the day guys didn’t like us.

  244. Jeffery Macek
    March 8, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    Looking for anyone with the 12th DPU USARV from 1968-1969

  245. ron
    March 23, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    Anybody from the 531st engineers in 1969?
    Ron

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