Article 2This article describes my initial two days in Vietnam at the 90th Replacement Battalion, Long Binh.Continuing from my last article we arrived at Saigon’s Ton San Nhut Airport about two hours after sundown. We were scheduled to land in Binh Hoa AFB but had to deviate to Saigon as Binh Hoa was receiving mortar fire. After deplaning and clearing customs we boarded air conditioned buses for the trip to Binh Hoa. This would be the first time and last time that I would ride in such a bus in Vietnam. The windows on the bus were opaque for some reason so we really could not see Vietnam on the way to the replacement depot.We arrived at the replacement battalion after 10:00 p.m. and the first thing we did was change money. We had to give up our green dollars for military payment script (MPC). We were told we could not have U.S. money in Vietnam because it somehow helped the enemy. This was not the truth but the deal on this con job is for another article.After changing money we went into a wooden building and received our in-briefing. We were soon told we were a guest in Vietnam… Read full this story
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