Kenny Thank you ever so much for your service. NAM was not a nice place to be at that time. I have the deepest respect for all who serve in that country. I was luck enough to serve my tour in Thailand. We built the road from Karat to UDorn to supply Laos. I guess today we know what was there. Karat was where the F-4s left from to support the B-52 missions and any requested calls for support fire from your area. The only rough stuff we had was close to UDorn where our equipment operators would take occasional sniper fire. All our Dozer and Pan operator had a Shutgun person riding with then at all times. Then we move to the southern part of Thailand and add several thousand feet to the airbase at Sattahip to allow the 52s to leave there loaded. I will never forget the site of seeing 8-10-or even 20 B52s taking for at a time. They used every foot of runway we gave then too. Those puppies were always loaded to the max. The end of the runway was about 30 feet above the Gulf of Siam and sometimes I would see one of the 52s actually drop a few feet as it left the runway before it would rise. You have to give those pilots a bit of credit to get that plane in the air.
Thanks again to all you Guys and Gals that did the dirty work over there. Feel VERY PROUD of what you have done for your Country.
Proud to have assisted.