"A Different Time: Same Place and a
Different Name." A Former Security Policeman stationed at Tan Son Nhut, makes a return trip
in 1998 with his wife. Compare his 1961 TDY assignment and his
1964 assignment to his most recent trip. Maybe you have been
planning on returning there yourself.|
"Back to Nam" Former Security Policeman SSGT Thomas Tessier returned to Vietnam in 2009 and recounts his experience.
"Brothers Of The Blood"
Read this poem written by a former 377th Security Police Squadron member.
Bill McDonald was there during TET 1968.|
"Caskets of Tan Son Nhut"
Read one of the many poems that is written by a wonderful young woman who
realizes just how much the American people owe to the Veterans of all services.
Upon receiving a photograph from one of her pen-pals serving in Vietnam, she took the time to
reflect upon what she was actually seeing, in addition to her friend.|
"Tan Son Nhut's First Ground Attack, Dec 4, 1966"
Capt Chuck Henry, 377th Security Police Squadron, Operations Officer (1966), has recently located this web page and sent the following story to us. I know that you will find it very interesting as I did.|
7th Air Force Public Affairs Office. Read
the first official release of documents pertaining to NEMO, 377th Security
Police Squadron, Sentry Dog. Of his exploits during TET 1968|
"Operation Top Dog" By Keith Scott. Read what it was like for the
very first Sentry Dog Handlers to be assigned to Vietnam and specifically to Tan Son Nhut, Air Base.|
"Orders for Tan Son Nhut" By Dave Forman. Here is an excellent story for one of the first Air Policemen to arrive at Tan Son Nhut, Air Base, Saigon, RVN.|
"Parade in the Combat Zone"
By Pete Coxon. What was the upper brass thinking of when they decided to have the 377th Security Police Squadron participate in a parade in downtown Saigon.|
"Security Police Sky Marshal"
By Kurt Carlson. Is about numerous Security Policemen from
U-Tapao Air Base, Thailand, making numerous flights into Tan Son Nhut, Air Base. The purpose of these flights was to secure the safety of U.S. personnel and evacuee's out of harms way.
"Songs of the TET Offensive"
Security Police Songs of TET 1968. What songs
did the 377th Security Police have for the key personnel and the enemy?
"The gift of Christmas is Love" Janice Jones, the sister of a Vietnam Veteran, reflects her thoughts and emotions for
her brother, who was a Sentry Dog handler. |
"Ten Series Radio Call Signs, "TET" 1968."
Read the 10-series radio call signs that were utilized during "TET Offensive" 1968. Which call sign would you utilize
once you found yourself in trouble?|
"Twenty Seven Feet From Imminent Death"
By Charles Penley. How did a
distance of twenty-seven feet save the life of a Tan Son Nhut, Security
By Charles Penley. Read how the attack on Tan
Son Nhut, Air Base on Jan 31, 1968, made hundreds of 377th Security Policemen
make split second decisions. LIFE and DEATH decisions!!!|
"Tan Son Nhut's Last Day"
By Robert Ver Merris. Read of the last day of Tan Son Nhut, April 30, 1975. Robert was a US Army Military Policeman.|
located three books that pertain to Tan Son Nhut, Air Base, Republic of
We personally recommend all three books for serious reading.
||Air Base Defense in the Republic of Vietnam 1961-1973.
This book is definately a very
hard book to find. It is certainly a must read for serious historians,
relating to the Vietnam War and the role of the Security Police. For it
includes all the Air Force Bases in Vietnam. It was written for the Office of
Air Force History by a former Vietnam Security Police Officer.|
||The Battle for Saigon, TET 1968.
This book details, in the first six chapters,
the ground and air battle located within the perimeter of Tan Son Nhut, Air
Base. If I were to recommed a must read book, about the 377th Security Police
Squadron, this would have to be the one, bar none. The good and brave men of
the 3/4 Cav, 25th Infantry Division, lost many, many lives during this very
Bloods, an oral history of the Vietnam War by Black Veterans.
Many individuals do not know that the 377th
Security Police had personnel assigned to the Embassy Duties, Saigon. Pages
155 - 170 details what it was like for a Security Policeman from 31st Tuy Hoa,
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