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Eiken Compound

From: Jim Banning
Date: 17 Jun 1999
Time: 20:48:51
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I remember having to courier a message from the airfield to Eiken Compound once. The message was the General Westmoreland was going to visit and he liked a certain kind of bed sheet and a certain kind of alcohol. I thought, well, it's going to be a long war. While over there, we went into the mess hall for lunch and we were amazed because the server offered us a choice of entrees. Seems like the brass had better meal privileges than the rest of us. Speaking of better privileges, how about the Air Force base at Tan Son Nhut? It was like stateside: bowling alleys, movie theatres, gyms, ice cream shops, softball leagues.

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