I have begun a new and exciting project. The
Map of Long Binh Post, on my site,
will now be surrounded by photos of company areas with pointers to where they were on the map and
contact information to those who served in those areas and their web sites if they have one. If
you served on Long Binh and have a company area photo send it along and I will put it on the map
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.
We have our tickets and Visas. My grandson, Dylan and I will land in Saigon on the morning of July 9. Now all I
have to do is find work teaching or what ever happens to come up and I will be happy.
Please write with questions or comments.
If you have been here before and we have written please write again as you wish.
I have met so many interesting people here and enjoyed writing to them all.
My name is Henry Bechtold and I live now, as I have for most of my life, in
Beautiful Bucks County, in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Just north of Philadelphia,
along the Deleware River. I was in Vietnam from September of 1967 till September
of 1968. Stationed at Long Binh, RSVN. Most of my time was with the 572nd
trans company but I spent some time with the 10th trans, 534th trans and the
543rd trans which was at the OK Coral in Thu Duc. I returned to Vietnam in 1969,
2001, 2003, and most recently, in February and March of 2006. This site is about
my trip in 2006. There are also some pages, in the links to the left, which will
take you through my 2001 and 2003 trips and there you will find some photos and
stories about my time in 1967 - 68.
Here are some of the 650 photos from Feb/Mar 2006, 720 photos I took in Oct/Nov
2003, 676 Photos that I took in 2001 and a few hundren from 1967 - 69. If you
would like to see them all you will have to write and make arrangements to stop
Please sign my guest book and send an email if you wish.
On my 2003 trip I took someone I met through my web site. He wanted to go back
but not alone. So I got to be tourist and tour guide. It was a wonderful trip
and he said he is glad he went and feels much better for having gone. It is a
theraputic trip for veterans.
When you are done here there is a site with a great book. The book is called
A long way from Saigon. It is a
story about one persons experiences during the war and beyond from a view point
that we don't often hear. If you stop by I think you will be pleased.