Book: Surviving Bien Hoa

Has anyone read this book?

Surviving Bien Hoa

I purchased the book because it has some Building #’s and other info in it

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Served with the USAF at Bien Hoa AB RVN for 1 1/2 years from 18Jun69 to 17Dec70. During this time I was assigned to Detachment 6 600th Photo Sq. where I worked the flight line servicing the camera systems that were employed by all aircraft. After Vietnam I went to Norton AFB and served the rest of my USAF enlistment at Hq. AAVS to complete my 4 years active duty, I went to work for Mobil Oil Corp (33 years) and served with TXANG (Tex Air National Guard 12 years). Now retired and live in Galveston, Tx.. Hobbies: Flying, Sailing, Photography, Motorcycles ( 4 Harley's), Amateur Radio ( WB5VDC Extra Class), computers, & my 2nd Amendment Right,


Book: Surviving Bien Hoa — 4 Comments

  1. Crews left Travis for Bien Hoa on 28 October 1971, so probably arrived at Bien Hoa on 29 October; he left Bien Hoa on 23 October 1972 for his next assignment in the Philippines.

  2. Yes, Wavelen, I have the book and have read it closely and re-read it several times. The author is living on the road, in his RV, and doesn’t seem to read his web site. I liked the book because I’m obsessed these days with reconstructing Bien Hoa in my mind and memory, which, thanks to your posted aerial photos and improved maps, I’ve pretty much been able to do.

    Crews’ book is a good account of his year in Nam and will certainly bring back memories to anyone who was at Bien Hoa and Saigon. I like the book and appreciate his writing it; not sure if it would much interest anyone who was not there, which I’m afraid is the situation with Nam in general, but interest comes and goes from one generation to another. I was there at the height of the base’s activity; Crews was there when everything was winding down and being turned over to the RVNAF. A very different time.

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