These guys have always been on my top ten play list!
Memories, memories, memories of the bars and dirt streets of Bien Hoa.A Small World http://www.namsouth.com/viewtopic.php?t=234&highlight=bien+hoaOne of the first times I went to Bien Hoa, I was walking down a dirt street when the two swinging doors of a bar abruptly opened and a soldier came flying out backwards into the street, evidently as a result of a fight. When I looked down at him, he was a friend from college in Virginia!
Sounds like good karma to me Brock! Did ya' both head back in together? :-)
It's strange, as that is all I remember of that particular instance, but here's some more Ne'er-do-wells.:)http://www.namsouth.com/viewtopic.php?t=19&highlight=bien+hoa
It is indeed small and had a similar experience. Had a classmate from high school who was a jet jockey and we bumped into each other there.Rank difference went out the window and we did go into a few bars which I vaguely remember the highlights of. Years later in Saudi Arabia literally bumped into a classmate from indoc who I lost contact with in Vietnam. Small world indeed.
Great stories. Here's another.Accenthttp://www.namsouth.com/viewtopic.php?t=233&highlight=fauquierOnce I was near the Cambodian border talking to someone when an officer approached me, and stated that I was either from Fauquier or Loudon county (Northern Virginia) or from some area in Australia which I have since forgotten. I grew up in Fauquier County (Mosby Country) and was startled with his statement. It turned out that he was a student of accents.