Some time ago Larry at Khon Kaen Retirement and I got into contact with the guys of the 809th Engineer Battalion that were stationed at Camp Ruam Chit Chai during the Vietnam War. It is only a few miles away from my base in Sakon Nakon, so visiting is no major chore. One of the guys recently posted aa plan of the camp in excel, trying to remember what was there so I popped back out. One of the people at the camp was telling me what some of the buildings were used for back in the day. Having encountered Thai help many times to include a trip to Camp Khon Kaen, where we were taken on the tour only to later find out the guy did not have a clue what he was talking about and it wasn’t even the right location.
What I suggest the guys do is save my Google Map, and mark it up as they like, for their own use….
Road 213 lies generally from East to Weast with the Gate at the North end. The first intersection southe of the gate turn left tere are 3 buidings along that road that are said to have been there during the war.. The Battalion Headquarters, right turn, may or may not be the original. Based on the excel worksheet HHC might have been the building directly behind it. Turning right at the first intersection then left the clinic is said to be on the right, and on the left corner may have been the Enlisted Mens Club. Anyway I think this is a much easier and accurate way to figure out what was where and when. An the swimming pool is a “for sure landmark. I hope this helpss the guys at the 809th and shows another useful use of Google Maps
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