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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
10:59 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.

en





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.



Reply Jim Buchmann
7:29 PM on February 10, 2016 

Paul Hauser says...

I was an Air Force 1st Lt from the 621st TAC at Clark assigned to Detachment 8 at Phitsanulok in Sept 1966. We built the radar site, operated the radar and trained Thai Officers as fellow Weapons Controllers. We were the first U.S. troops in Phitsanulok since WWII. My secondary duty was that of Site Security Officer. I remember the King Cobras in the fields adjacent to our housing and all the times we had to walk in water to our Comand and Control Center during the monsoon season. Our 621st Tactical Control Squadron motto and patch read, "Pro Observatio Positva"  (For Positive Control.)

Reply Paul Hauser
12:27 PM on February 2, 2016 

I was an Air Force 1st Lt from the 621st TAC at Clark assigned to Detachment 8 at Phitsanulok in Sept 1966. We built the radar site, operated the radar and trained Thai Officers as fellow Weapons Controllers. We were the first U.S. troops in Phitsanulok since WWII. My secondary duty was that of Site Security Officer. I remember the King Cobras in the fields adjacent to our housing and all the times we had to walk in water to our Comand and Control Center during the monsoon season. Our 621st Tactical Control Squadron motto and patch read, "Pro Observatio Positva"  (For Positive Control.)

Reply Jim Buchmann
2:19 AM on July 4, 2015 

To Everybody.

Have a great 4th of July America.

 Shall we never forget.

Reply jim buchmann
6:29 PM on June 1, 2015 

Rick.

I will watch for the mail. Nothing as of this message.

Reply Rick Coogle
6:57 AM on May 30, 2015 

Jim,

    Please allow this gmail account through your spam filter.

Rick

Reply jim buchmann
1:43 AM on May 30, 2015 

Rick.

When the flight got into Travis. I got a pep talk to re-up.

$10,000 for another 6 years. I decided it was time to go out

in the public field. Got processed out right there at travis then flew on commercial to chicago area then a bus home.

I almost took a job with ATT in Iowa on there microwave long lines. At the time ATT handled the government com systems. Much the same as we were doing.

The thought of being out in the Iowa flat lands in the middle of no place seemed maybe worse than what we already did.

Tried to get a job with United Airlines from my flying backround. They had the pick from all the Heavy  Air Force guys coming out.

Worked for commonwealth Edison Chicago area system.

There for about 8 1/2 years  Nuclear Power Plant Control and Monitoring Systems.

Then finished up with a Global Medical company

35 years or so later on.

Fiels service Eng,  Nuclear Medicine, CT, MRI.

Instalation and Repair..

Would be nice to catch up on lost time.

More later.

some things i would not want posted for everybody to see,.

Send to me direct

buckysj@hotmail.com

JIM.