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Photo courtesy of Bob Shine

In Washington DC, Veterans' Day 2002, I met Bob Shine who flew Hueys out of Can Tho in 1970. He had his photo album and showed me this photo of Dong Tam as it looked after the 9th Infantry had left.  It seemed so strange to see Dong Tam abandoned.  It is rather haunting to me. 

Bob wrote, "Dong Tam was also a haunting place for me to go while I was over there.  We used the runway for check rides and it was spooky to see that huge place empty, or for all we knew, full of VC/NVA living there."