Recalling Camp McDermott

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Recalling Camp McDermott

Post by Tony » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:45 pm

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I was a 20 year old AF Comm Specialist with the 1881st Comm Squadron at Cam Ranh Bay AB, Vietnam 1967 - 1968. When the Nha Trang Autodin Switch opened in the summer of 1968, I was one of the first airmen to visit the switch for an orientation. My recollection was that the switch was a huge bunker like building, but it may have been a typical Butler building. The reason for my asking is that I am working on some memoirs and have vivid memories and even pictures of the time I spent in Nha Trang but I can't recall the details of that facility on the outside. I remember schlepping to the main gate, and getting a rickshaw to a hotel on the Duy Tan--all that is clear--as was the time I spent there. Also, I thought I saw artillery (155mm Howitzers) on my way to the main gate. Can someone who actually lived at Nha Trang/Camp Mc Dermott help me clarify?

Tony Gallo, Capt., USAF (ret)

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