My wife never worries about me having a mistress because she knows that my mistress is Vietnam, and Vietnam fills
me with exquisite joy, and sometimes Vietnam breaks my heart. But then, I guess that is what mistresses do.
I have all my photos from this trip and other photos on
you may see them all there however I have very little identification. Also, on
are the photos of my time in Vietnam, in the Army, from Sept 1967 to September 1968.
Frank, in Reading; I have not had a phone call in years. Is everything allright?
We are back in touch with Calvin and I have Holly's phone number.
I am now the Nguyen Bechtold Trading Company LLC. Unfortunately my partner married and is no longer allowed to be
part of the venture. I miss her very much. She is a very special person. I am hoping to find another partner and
continue. We will see.
The trip is over and I am back in the USA. Another year, another trip is finished.
Directions to the National Millitary Cemetery
South on Rt 1 from Long Binh, Bien Hoa - Pass Vung Tau Cutoff (Big C Store), Cross Cogido River, Pass Di An Cutoff..
North on Rt 1 - Pass Thu Duc and make a u-turn at the Di An Cutoff.
Now all are heading South. Continue a short distance, Petrolimex Gas Station is on the right, In a hundred feet is
a road on your right. At the end of the road you can see the gate to the stairway up to the tomb on the hill. It
is not easy to see but it is there.
After visiting as you look at the gate from Rt 1 go to your left around the hill. You come to a cross road and
continue straight. Shortly, after a brick yard, is a gate on the right, A small building is inside. You must stop
and sign in with the officer. He is pleasent. He may ask if you have a camera and if you do say yes. He allowed
me to keep mine and also to take photos. A friend, who was with me, suggested a tip of 100,000VND for the officer
and his assistant. I gave 200,000 to the officer and he shared it with the assistant.
Back row left to right - Thuy, Thao Ly, Nhung, Thuy Em
Front row left to right - Tram, Chau, Ha
At Dai Nam Chau is in front and my good friend Thanh is in red. Thanh acted as chaperone on this trip.
Thanh invited me to Quin Nhon to meet her family. While there we went to Stone Egg Beach. Thanh took a particular liking to this egg. Thanh has
such a joyful innocence about her.
This is the National Dress and on a slender woman with just the slightest suggestion of a breeze it is something