Back in Vietnam
26 September - 12 December 2012
Henry M Bechtold
     
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2012 Trip

Journal of my trip - 26 September - 12 December 2012

Girls in the park




USARV Today from Satalite

TC Hill Then and Now

Long Binh Today from Satalite

Long Binh - Ammo Dumo - Bien Hoa

Newport Today

Thu Duc Today

Map of Long Binh Post



Guest Book

Some responses I have received

Pham Thi Chau
Pham Thi Tram
Le Thi Thao Ly

Miss Dung

Travel Tips

Indochine
Old Postcards of Vietnam

Vietnam 1943



2011 Trip

Journal of my trip October 2011

Children
in the
Darkness
A Poem



2009 Trip

Journal of my trip October 2009

Autumn in Kontum

Life in the alley

Saigon Seminary

Markets Western / Eastern

Tan Son Nhat

Woman's Work

Dalat Silk Factory

French Infantry Barracks

National Military Cemetery



2008 Trip

Journal of our trip July - August 2008

Friends old and New

China Beach Danang

Fishing in Danang

Hoi An

Mui Ne

Mekong Delta

The Alley

Around Saigon

Park, Water Puppets, Circle Sportif

Ben Thanh Market at Night

Cholon Market

Ana Mandara - Dalat

Church of Saint Marie - Dalat

Crazy House - Dalat

Around the University - Dalat

Around Dalat



2006 Trip

Journal of our recent trip February March 2006

Vung Tau

Wedding reception of Trevor and Ky

Chau Chuot and Dylan at Dam Sen

Tay Ninh

Cu Chi

Dalat 

Da Nang

Nha Trang

Hue 

Tu Duc's Tomb

Imperial City

Around Saigon

Suoi Tien Park

Vietnamese Navy Headquarters

Bien Hoa

Mekong Delta

USARV Headquarters

Ba Son Ship Yard

MACV Hue



2003 Trip

People from 2001 - 2003

Journal 2003 Trip

First Days in Saigon

 Hanoi

 Ngoc Son - Children

 Bat Trang

 Sapa

 Agent Orange Assistance

 Ha Long Bay

 Hue

Mekong Delta

My Tho Lady

 Saigon

 Vung Tau

 Dalat

Mausoleum of Emperor
Khai Dinh

Cruise on the Perfume River

Tomb of the Emperor
Minh Mang

Tomb of the Emperor
Tu Duc

Miss Alina Ton

The Imperial City
and
The Forbidden Purple City

USARV Long Binh 2003



2001 Trip

Hong Kong 2001

Bien Hoa 2001

My Best Picture

 Hotel Tan Nghia

 Cu Chi - Tunnels

Around Saigon

Outside Saigon

Tay Ninh - Cao Dai

My Tho - Mekong Delta

Then and Now

Daily Journal of my trip

Some interesting people



Long Binh 1967-1968


All my Army 1867-68 Vietnam Photos


 People from the past

Newport 1967-68

Convoys 1967-1968

Tanks 1967 - 1968

Long Binh

Barge site south of Long Binh

Things most people do not want to know

Map of TC Hill
1968


 

My wife never worries about me having a mistress because she knows that my mistress is Vietnam, and Vietnam fills me with exquisite joy, and sometimes Vietnam breaks my heart. But then, I guess that is what mistresses do.

I have all my photos from this trip and other photos on Phanfare . you may see them all there however I have very little identification. Also, on Phanfare . are the photos of my time in Vietnam, in the Army, from Sept 1967 to September 1968.

Frank, in Reading; I have not had a phone call in years. Is everything allright?

We are back in touch with Calvin and I have Holly's phone number.

I am now the Nguyen Bechtold Trading Company LLC. Unfortunately my partner married and is no longer allowed to be part of the venture. I miss her very much. She is a very special person. I am hoping to find another partner and continue. We will see.

The trip is over and I am back in the USA. Another year, another trip is finished.

Directions to the National Millitary Cemetery
South on Rt 1 from Long Binh, Bien Hoa - Pass Vung Tau Cutoff (Big C Store), Cross Cogido River, Pass Di An Cutoff..

North on Rt 1 - Pass Thu Duc and make a u-turn at the Di An Cutoff.

Now all are heading South. Continue a short distance, Petrolimex Gas Station is on the right, In a hundred feet is a road on your right. At the end of the road you can see the gate to the stairway up to the tomb on the hill. It is not easy to see but it is there.
After visiting as you look at the gate from Rt 1 go to your left around the hill. You come to a cross road and continue straight. Shortly, after a brick yard, is a gate on the right, A small building is inside. You must stop and sign in with the officer. He is pleasent. He may ask if you have a camera and if you do say yes. He allowed me to keep mine and also to take photos. A friend, who was with me, suggested a tip of 100,000VND for the officer and his assistant. I gave 200,000 to the officer and he shared it with the assistant.

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Back row left to right - Thuy, Thao Ly, Nhung, Thuy Em
Front row left to right - Tram, Chau, Ha



Dai Nam
At Dai Nam Chau is in front and my good friend Thanh is in red. Thanh acted as chaperone on this trip.


Thanh invited me to Quin Nhon to meet her family. While there we went to Stone Egg Beach. Thanh took a particular liking to this egg. Thanh has such a joyful innocence about her.


Ao Dai
This is the National Dress and on a slender woman with just the slightest suggestion of a breeze it is something to see.







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