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Re: want to contact anyone stationed Takhli 1967
I left Takhli RTAFB in September 1967. I worked on Ground-Air Nav-Aids (TACAN, TVOR, Homing Beacons)from 1966-1967. I remember incoming F-105 Thunderchief hitting the runway HARD as his 500-lb. bomb detached from its belly and bounced down the runway as I was in the flightline working on white and orange Nav-Aids equipment unit. I played my guitar in our hooch for my own entertainment. My guitar at the time was a custom made Gibson L-5C sunburst acoustic guitar with Johnny Smith floating pickup mounted at the end of the dovetailed ebony fingerboard...in a pink-fleece-lined hardshell tan case with a zippered canvas case cover that I kept under my bed in the hooch. I remember that Ann Landers published a newspaper column from an "Airman King" who complained to her that she asked folks to send letters to military folks in Vietnam...but that military folks in Thailand weren't mentioned in her column. As a result over 1,000 pounds of letters from home came to Takhli and were piled on the floor of the base library...and airmen were asked to respond to some of these letters just to say thanks to the folks who wrote. I responded to about 40 of those letters. I remember bar maids who responded by saying "You Number One GI" or "You Number 10 GI." Sawadee.
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