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Cam Ranh Air Base, Vietnam circa 1969

US Air Force staff sergent with Cam Ranh Air Base, Vietnam, 1969 - Vietnam War///The grenade launcher is an I carried one for years, but not in Vietnam.

pleiku vietnam | Vietnam War Stories: Pleiku Air Base, Last days in Vietnam by: Ron ...

pleiku vietnam | Vietnam War Stories: Pleiku Air Base, Last days in Vietnam by: Ron ...

Colin Powell, first black to head the Joint Chiefs, had overseen Desert Storm, so now, in 1993, with wife Alma, he gave the last salute of a 35-year career. The Army was still segregated as he grew up in New York during World War II. His time in Vietnam (10.5% of US troops were black). Courted by the GOP to oppose Bill Clinton in 1996, he passed.

I met Gen. Powell when he went of his way to stop and talk to three USAF Security Forces NCO's on a very cold day.

1st Cavalry Division soldier in a bunker at LZ Ichiban manning the M60. ~ Vietnam War

Cavalry Division soldier in a bunker at LZ Ichiban manning the ~ Vietnam War

Air Force Security Police | United States Air Force Security Forces

SAF security policemen from Tan Son Nhut Air Base, watch for Viet Cong infiltration attempts along the base perimeter.

Cam Ranh Bay

Cam Ranh plays key role in defense: Deputy PM

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