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28th 96th Avionics Signal Detachment Vinh Long Vietnam 1965-73

B&W are fun to look at........same places, new photos. Vinh Long 1966-66

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This Vietnam war website was originally constructed to display pictures of my tour of duty in Vinh Long, Vietnam but has taken on a new life and shows pictures from other sources.  I was a  member of the 28th Avionics Signal Detachment in 1966-67.  We, the 28th/96th Signal Detachment, were part of the 13th Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Brigade.  Both Signal Detachments worked out of the same repair shop next to the aircraft maintenance hangar.  We supported the avionics needs of the 175th Outlaws (formerly 502nd) and 114th Knights  Air Mobile Assault Helicopter Companies at the Vinh Long Army Airfield Installation and in the field in and around the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. By 1971 the 28/96 Sig. Detachment became the part of the 214th CAB 

The website is always changing and, hopefully, You will have many more pictures to view as time goes on. I have about 500 pictures of Vietnam to choose from, and need to convert slides to digital format, so it takes some effort.  I found a good Canon scanner, but It only does 4 slides at a time. Most of the pictures are high quality and if you double click on the picture in will expand

I don't remember a lot of these people and places, so if anyone would like to contribute information please email me, leave a message in the guest book, or comment on the picture  or reply in the blog.  Also, some of the information may be incorrect.  Let me know.  After all, it's been a long time.

The web site is still growing. It's becoming a deposit of hundrads of picture, mostly of the Mekong Delta River area. Some people have asked if they can share their pictures. The answer is yes. Please email me with any questions you mayhave. --Thanks Ray

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Convent grounds where a group of Irish nuns ran a vocational school for orphan children..... I would love to see pictures of how it looks now or if it's still there..  I understand the Good Shepard nuns may still be working in Siagon but no longer use the convent grounds in Vinh Long..
Convent Ving Long 1967.jpg (315979 bytes) CONVENT10.jpg (253121 bytes) CONVENT.jpg (209937 bytes) CONVENT COURTYARD.jpg (167923 bytes) POOL AT CONVENT.jpg (235301 bytes)  CHURCH.jpg (144379 bytes) 
Ho Chi Minh City Old Siagon "Paris of the orient" what an exciting city
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 Vinh Long Airfield Vietnam 1966-67 ---- Double click to enlarge

Christmas at Vinh Long.jpg (347652 bytes)   Mavrick Gunship Vinh Long.jpg (153710 bytes)  Crash lanking Vinh Long May 1967.jpg (101999 bytes)  OTTER Vinh Long May 1967.jpg (113982 bytes)  Ray checking avionics on Huey 540C.jpg (152072 bytes) flying over the compound.jpg (173804 bytes) compound.jpg (184385 bytes) Gunship.jpg (172207 bytes) Radio comming back from Siagon.jpg (438416 bytes)   LANDING IN SIAGON.jpg (197030 bytes)
Avionics Shop, Repair Room and air field rats 1966.  Click on Photo Gallery for Pictures or slide show.   Make comments on pictures and vote for your favorites.

Ray Mahoney in doorway May 1967 Vinh LOng.jpg (112305 bytes)     Runway_rat_going_to_lunch_VINH_LONG.jpg (117312 bytes)  
Tay Ninh, Vietnam, December 1967 OPPERATION ATTLEBURO 196th Light Infantry Brigade.  View pictures or slide show click here >>>>>>  Photo Gallery

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Chow Hall Tay Ninh 1966-67.jpg (119636 bytes)
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Happy Times on the Vinh Long compound.
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Near the LZ somewhere in the Mekong Delta
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Interesting Vietnam links
Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association
175th Mavericks Mobile Asssult Helicopter Co "Outlaws" Vinh Long   

Photos of  Mekong Delta Areas in Vietnam 1960s and 1970s
 Dedicated to all those who served in Avel & Avionics Companies in Vietnam.

If anyone knows any of these people let me know.  I would like to get in touch with some of them.  Any questions or comments email Ray Mahoney at email address below or make entry in guestbook

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