Our arrival in Da-Nang was uneventful. After five days steaming from Naha, Okinawa we finally rounded the peninsula by the Hai Van Pass.   Entering the Bay of Da-Nang the water color changed from a light sky blue to a muddy red brown. After a pleasant five day “relaxed cruise” , with  apprehension increasing , Viet Nam slowly became a reality. We proceeded to the Han river where we docked next to a museum filled with ancient stone Buddhas, Dragons, and Lions. We were loaded on a truck and transported to FLSG-A.
These  three photos are of the Tom Green County and our arrival.
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These next five photos are how the general area of our disembarkation at Da-Nang looked in 2009.
                                 FLSG-A 1966 I used to have a bunch of photos of FLSG-A but have lost them over the years. I do have plenty of memories of it though. We ate our meals, received our injections to ward off the plethora of diseases possible in Viet Nam, and I even passed my High School GED test at FLSG-A. These next two photos are of two Vietnamese women collecting the uneaten food for a pig farm. The FLSG-A mess hall is in the background.
Joe Capozzo
FLSG-A Home Movies, courtesy Joe Capozzo. Click on a thumbnail to download or view the movies. Both in AVI or WMV formats.
                                          FLSG-A May 2009 The first photo is looking across route 1 from Dogpatch into where the Main Street of FLSG-A was and still is. The next two are first looking left where Truck Company’s tents were then looking right to where the mess hall used to be. The next photo with the red banner is just past where the mess hall was on the same side of the street looking towards the airstrip. Number five is a typical house occupying it's piece of FLSG-A.
                           The first two photos below are, if you were standing abeam the mess hall looking down the main street of FLSG-A,  first towards the airport then back towards route 1.  The third photo is looking out from the main street of FLSG-A across route 1 into Dogpatch. The last two photos are standing at the entrance to the main street of FLSG-A from route 1 first looking south then north.
.AVI Joe Capozzo
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.WMV Joe Capozzo
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