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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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