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August 2001

     

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All my Army 1867-68 Vietnam Photos


Map of TC Hill
1968


 

This is the area at the Southwest corner of Long Binh known as TC Hill.

I was expecting some change but not this much. In the area of TC Hill everything we
knew is gone. Even the hils are smaller. The ground was contoured some to allow for
the new Industrial park that covers most of Long Binh and all of TC Hill. The valley
between the two hills is now only 3 to 5 feet.

A few change

I have seen a photo of the Southwest corner of Long Binh from the war. It shows that the area in the corner, where Cora is, was a flat area where the 151st and other units were located.

Also I received an email from Gene Cunniff who was at the North corner of Long Binh in the middle of 1969. He tells me the Antenna in photo #12 is a tower that was there and he thinks it was the 508th Signal's tower and it was used to send home phone calls through the MARS system. He says that he does not remember the power grid in photo #13

Map of TC Hill
Southwest Long Binh
Running parallel to Rt 1 is a road that is right about the perimeter road was.

(1) Coming up Route 1 from Saigon this traffic circle is the Vung Tau cutoff. In 1968 it was a cross road. On the right near corner were a few buildings and a cemetery. The far right corner was the Southwest corner of Long Binh and was mostly overgrown. The far left corner looks, today, just as it did in 1968.

(2) Standing in the traffic circle looking out at the Southwest corner of Long Binh.

(3) Looking across Rt 1 into the Southwest corner of Long Binh.

(4) Looking across Rt 1 from the South west corner of Long Binh.

(5) Looking across Rt 1 from the South hill of TC Hill.

(6) This is a 5 ton truck but I think the load is somewhat more. I never saw a 5 ton sit down on its back springs before.

(7) Looking across from the North hill of TC Hill. We called this the Sugar Mill. It is now the Bien Hoa Joint Venture Sugar Company.

(8) Looking across the perimeter road from the North hill of TC Hill.

(9) Standing on the perimeter road, at about the North hill, looking North to the end of TC Hill. The large blue/grey building is approximately where the 572nd motor pool was in late 1967 and early 1968. It is North of the North hill where the ground slopes down to the end of TC Hill and meets Pacific Architects and Engineers area.

(10) Standing on the perimeter road looking into the North side of the North hill. There was an enlisted club here and the arms room was behind here.

(11) Standing on the perimeter road looking South to the South Side of the North hill. I think the large building with the blue lion is pretty close to the mess hall. The mess hall may have been just behind it.

(12) This tower is at the North end of Long Binh where the road leads into Bien Hoa. I do not remember much of this end of the base but others tell me that they think it is left from us.

(13) This power station is also at the North end of Long Binh. Others have said they thought this was also left by us.

(14) At the North end still there are two buildings with red pointed roofs. They do not look very socialist to me.

(15) The entrance into Bien Hoa Economic District Number 2 stands at about the South end of the South hill at TC Hill.

(16) This Heavy Equipment sales and/or rental is right about where the South hill of TC Hill was.