Saigon, Friday, 18 June 1965
First stop was Pleiku in the highlands of
Left Kontum at and flew to Qui Nhon which is a seaport/airport terminal about halfway up the coast of
Being a coastal town, Qui Nhon is hot and windy. Much like
Thursday went north to Quang Ngai which is a sea and airport south of
In the afternoon, flew south to Nha Trang (another hot coastal town south of Qui Nhon) which is another major headache for inland air shipments. Made arrangements for more aircraft loading space (badly needed) and then flew to Kontum again to see if the forklifts had come in. They had. But bad weather came in, so had to stay overnight in Kontum. Would rather stay overnight in
As I said earlier, reckon I picked a good time to be gone. I read in the paper where the VC bombed Tan Son Nhut airfield, wounding 46 (36 Americans) on Wednesday. All those hurt were people who had completed their tours here and were going back home.