Posts Tagged ‘809th Engineer Battalion’

809th Engineer Battalion, Camp Ruam Chit Chai. Sakon Nakhon,Thailand

Camp Ruam Chit Chai,Sakon Nakhon,Thailand,809th Engineer Battalion

I first came across mention of Camp Ruam Chit Chai while doing research on the Seri Thai Movement during WWII, and on the Communist Party Of Thailand, and then on American Camps in Isaan, Northeast…Continue reading


Google Maps, Camp Ruam Chit Chai. Sakon Nakhon,Thailand,809th Engineer Battalion

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…Continue reading


Highways,Byways and the U.S. Military in Northeast Thailand

Thailand, road safety in Isaan 04.01.12 am

thepsudaOn the Friendship Highway in front of the new Tesco Khon Kaenafter the rush hour you can still see the dangers of U-turning into traffic in Thailand Watch live video from Thailand Live from Isaan on…Continue reading


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Google Maps, Camp Ruam Chit Chai. Sakon Nakhon,Thailand,809th Engineer Battalion

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….

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Because you searched for Kusuman Thai So and More Sakon Nakhon Thailand

Thai So Exhibition, Amhor Kusuman, Sakon Nakhon, Thailand

The Thai So people inhabited and area near Amphor Kusumam into the early 1900s. Amongst other oddities they had there own alphabet. There are plenty of artifacts at the Museum which is open daily,…Continue reading


Thaiso in Kusuman,Sakon Nakhon and a Sunday Drive

I wanted to finish up the tour of Auspicious Thats in Nakhon Phanom and checkout a couple othr thing so Saturday morning we drove from Sakon Nakhon to NaWa District in Nakhon Phanom to see Phra…Continue reading


Into Sakon Nakhon,Thailand and a Search For the Past in Isaan, Norteast Thailand

Searching In 2013 in Northeast Thailand, for places where events took place in the 1960s, and the 1940s it is easy to become aware of the many changes that have taken place. Certainly in some…Continue reading


Blue Highways,Sakon Nakhon,Northeast Thailand,Isaan,and D/809EBC

I have been posting places, people and events of interest in Isaan for more than 12 of my soon to be 18 years now, I have been GPSing correct locations and mapping them for more than 5 now and I have…Continue reading


Camp Ruam Chit Chai,Sakon Nakhon,Thailand,809th Engineer Battalion

I first came across mention of Camp Ruam Chit Chai while doing research on the Seri Thai Movement during WWII, and on the Communist Party Of Thailand, and then on American Camps in Isaan, Northeast…Continue reading


Camp Ruam Chit Chai,Sakon Nakhon,Thailand,809th Engineer Battalion

I first came across mention of Camp Ruam Chit Chai while doing research on the Seri Thai Movement during WWII, and on the Communist Party Of Thailand, and then on American Camps in Isaan, Northeast Thailand. Most of the first information placed the camp 50 kilometers outside Nakhon Phanom and 12 to 20k outside Sakon Nakhon. Larry at KhonKaen Retirement and I had been dicussing a road trip, and his research help is always most welcome, we both started scouring the archives in the ether, or somewhere. Suddenly PDFs and drawing and data was flowing back and forth and to me it seemed like we were running around in circles. A lot of locations I knew could not be correct but finally a drawing really put me on the scent.
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