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To all of the US Army, USAF and Civilians who were assigned to the Phitsanulok during the Vietnam War, hope you enjoys these photos These photos were donated by Jim Buchmann, US Army, Phitsanulok 1970-71, 442nd Btn, Co A :)

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Reply Jim Buchmann
10:28 PM on February 19, 2017 

Hi  Dennis.

I need to address one more item.  This is my E-mail address.   [email protected]

When adding any pictures or stories to the main page have to be uploaded . The admin is  Gene .  His e-mail.    [email protected]

Feel free to contact him or myself for any information or questions.  Looking forward to views of the past.

Thank You.

Jim

Reply Jim Buchmann
9:42 PM on February 19, 2017 

Hi  Dennis.

Thank You for the visit and the information. Always great to hear from others- the stories and any pictures are always welcomed. I showed at phits in august 1970.  I just missed you by a few days.  I replaced somebody- dont know who.  The NCOIC when i arrived was a Bill Gray. He may have replaced you or moved up into your position and i replaced him?? 

I have one picture of Chaing Mai  MRC 98 i got from another person. The picture quality has deminished. Anything you have of either site would be interesting to see.

Maybe one of these days contact with somebody from my tour time.

Indeed it was an interesting time.

Please get back when you can.

Reply Dennis Covington
11:21 AM on February 19, 2017 

I was stationed at Phits begining in 1968 untill early 1970 then transfrerd to Chaing Mai untill end of tour July 1970. Was NCOIC at both Phits. and Chaing Mai. have pictures if interested.

Anyway Hi to all, a interesting time in history,

Denny 

Reply Jim Buchmann
2:42 AM on February 17, 2017 

Phil Rockwell.

Yes I am that person. I remember your work at the V A. In SLC. Then you got transfered as a lanuch  systems officer someplaces in the midwest.

Great to hear from you. A voice from the past.  I think Sandy talked to pam a couple times? after your transfer- then as military life goes, people get moved alot and commuication breaks down. I remember you had a girl just before leaving SLC.  Hope all is well with all you family. I came accross pictures from an old halloween party we went to many years ago.  Think i still have then in the box`s some  place. 

How did you find this site, Did you Air Force travels take you back to this area of the past.?

It`s just the wife and i here in south Jordan UT. we have just a very small place and retired. Our boy and our grandson both live in oregan now. so we don`t see many people these days.  We need to talk direct  e-mail    [email protected]

Give a heads up so not to think it`s junk.   Thanks Phil.

Reply Phil Rockwell
12:54 PM on February 15, 2017 

Jim,

Are you Jim that lived in SLC back in the 80s, rode a Yamaha motorcycle? 

Phil


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Reply Jim Buchmann
2:02 AM on October 16, 2016 

The King of Thailand was known to all U S military and civilian service personnel located in Thailand

During the Vietnam Era and to present day. The great respect Thai people have for their King.

The picture of the King and Queen were in every home as well as military installations.

Felt his passing needed a mention of honor. A feeling of lose to no degree of that of the Thai people.

King Bhumibol Adulyadej

 

 

Reply Jim Buchmann
10:59 PM on May 6, 2016 

Stephen.  

Thank you for getting back.  Yep this is the same site.

I remember the Sapper incident. If i can remember correctly the Bunker guards went out and took care of this situation. I heard the guards could tell he was pacing off by watching his fingers. I heard they did a number on his hand with there rifle butts. I dont know what ever  happened to this person.  Things were generaly quiet. Were you there when the mortar rounds started moveing in one night. They started ouit in the distance then slowly got closer and closer. We had field phones wired to our quarters.

We all got called and said to ready to leave. Then suddenly all stopped. The word was the  Thai 3rd Army took care of that situation. I know we had our sp forces camp down the road. They too probably helped.

I dont remember if you were there during my whole time.  Due you remember the Air Force person that got shot one night at the entrance to our housing area. I never heard more about him. I remember the helicopter took about 3 hrs to from come Udorn. Always wondered how he did.

Some of these events seem like yesterday- then i sometimes cant remember what i did yesterday.  I enjoy hearing from everybody that  served and any enformation about those days.

One more thing.-- Did you have a dog or did you get one during your time in Phits?? I sort of remember a guard that got a dog at one point.

Please get back soon. I will check back sooner-


Jim.

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Reply Gene Ponce
10:46 PM on April 28, 2016 

Hello Stephen, hope Jim writes back to you. Let me know if doesn;t reply and I will send him a reminder. I was stationed just down the road at Korat from 70-71 and then to Ubon 71-72. Kinda interested in also hearing the story about the Cambodian sapper.

Thanks, Gene

Stephen Lindsey says...

Jim, is this the same website as before? It looks different. You sent me an email several months ago inviting me to join your group, but I just want to make sure this site is the same. I guess I'm getting too careful in my old age! I'm the USAF Security Policeman who had sent you a reply informing you of what really happened regarding the Cambodian Sapper we captured. I hope you remember the post? I didn't see it so that's another reason why I'm asking about the site. Anyway, please advise. Many thanks.

Steve

Reply Stephen Lindsey
6:57 PM on April 28, 2016 

Jim, is this the same website as before? It looks different. You sent me an email several months ago inviting me to join your group, but I just want to make sure this site is the same. I guess I'm getting too careful in my old age! I'm the USAF Security Policeman who had sent you a reply informing you of what really happened regarding the Cambodian Sapper we captured. I hope you remember the post? I didn't see it so that's another reason why I'm asking about the site. Anyway, please advise. Many thanks.

Steve

Reply Jim Buchmann
7:48 PM on February 10, 2016 

Paul..


Thank You for the visit to the guestbook and your information.  Good to hear this information. Seems things changed very fast with the duties of this site. Was the comm instalation there before the radar or after?

From the info gathered todate. It would appear the comm was put up after the Radar. Then how would the radar talk with central.  Another  Lt who signed the guest book some time ago. One of the very first.  A john Harrington. He is located on page 3 of the guest book.

Maybe you know or served with him. Just an FYI.  He is also a member of the TLC brotherhood. Had a great report on a visit back to this location. Thanks for the info on the patch. I couldnt read the logo over the gate intrance. Now i know the words.

Please get back anytime.  would like to hear your stories.