HMM-263 at Ky Ha in fall of 1967.
Typhoon Hester. Oct 23, 1971. 134 knots, gusts to 180. I was with DivArty and lived in the DivArty chapel which Hester flattened. Great picture. -Submitted by: Tom Brogan [email@example.com] 2011-02-17
I was her in 1970-1971 with the Americal Division after the marines moved north, Just before I left at the end of October, 1971, we were hit by a huge typhoon that blew down most of the hangars shown here and our mess hall. I have many fine memories of this place and can pick out my hooch in this photo. Thanks for the nice base Marines, -Submitted by: Mike Nawrath [firstname.lastname@example.org] 2006-05-21
This is a great photo showing the area where F Troop 8TH Cavalry (Blueghosts) was stationed from about April 1968 forward. This shows the flightline before an additional hangar was built for use by the 570th TC Detachment who provided direct support maintenance for the loaches, slicks, guns and cobras, and for the 415th Avionics Detachment. An Americal Division medivac unit used the upper right part of the line. I send a Semper Fi and welcome home. Posted for Tom Burkhart -Submitted by: Tom Burkhart [email@example.com] 2006-07-05
Great pic of Ky Ha. I was with MABS 36 Crash Crew 66-67 there. We had PFC Peter Orgasim (Pet Monkey) in a cage near flightline. . Pete was a regular until the base CO made us get rid of him. We took him down to Chu Lai and his new home. Ky Ha was special with the Ville and beach close by and the many nights of mortar fire trying to take out choppers. I will never forget the sound of Dogs on the flightline, taking off and coming back loaded with KIA and WIA from the field. -Submitted by: Jack Maiz [firstname.lastname@example.org] 2006-08-14
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