March 23, 2012 Ken Burkitt, Bill Taylor, Roger Bacon , and me(Don Bumgarner) (The four of us had gone to Vietnam in Feb 1967 and joined C/1/3 at Okinawa), with Bill’s son Bill Jr. met at LAX (Los Angeles, CA) to fly back to Vietnam. We had a 14 day trip with Bill Ervin and wife Ann ahead of us.
Ken, Bill, Roger, and me at LAX March 23rd Roger, Ken, Bill, and Me in Hanoi Roger, Me, Bill Jr, Bill Ervin, Ann, Bill, and Ken Our FIRST Beer! Beer and Food, Hanoi Hotel Touring Hanoi Me and Roger in our Rides! Hanoi Street Tour with Lines above. Hanoi street! In front of the Hanoi Hilton Me in a Cell! Window in a Cell! John McKays Room! His Bed! His Flight Suite! KFC in Hanoi! Bill testing for Street Vendor job-to Big! Ho Chi Mien Moselem Vietnams kids coming to see Ho Chi Mien Hanoi Met some Young NVA Pilots I think! Pilots and us again Pilot and me! Hanoi ATT&T wires above . Wires above again Meat market! Vegitable Markek! Fresh! B-52 Engine from one shot down over Hanoi Plaque Honoring the Anti Aircraft Crew Live Ducks! Dinner anyone! Ann in front of us! Hanoi War Museum Us with NVA in their old Uniforms. Us with a Mig Pilot Huey Helicopter Pieges of many Crashed Aircraft Cluster Bomb I think! Me with a 60MM Mortar! Picture looking down at Museum Up to the Tower Choosing DINNER! Take your pick! They will cook! Our Jeeps for Convoy North on Ho Chi Mien trail to Hwy 9 At a DaNang Bar owned by man that helped Marines when young. Carved Items for sale! Snack at Beach Cafe where you choose your dinner choices above! DaNang at Hotel! China Beach! Beach again! At Bill Ervin’s house! He lived in DaNang then! Kid at airport in Hanoi! Our Hotel in DaNang! Think in Hanoi! Great Shirts! Da Nang Bill Ervin China Beach for Snack China Beach China Beach Beach Bar for a Beer Bill Jr, Roger, Bill Sr, Bill Ervin and Ken Beach Relaxing Day one Time to go to Hotel Temple Resturant and Beach Bar Shark Bait Looking back at Beach Bar China Beach Boats on the Beach can be Rented Nice Swim Way off shore too! Cooling off! China Beach Me, Bill Ervin, Ken, Roger, and Bill Sr Relaxing Day two Unwinding at the Beach Bar Smile for Picture Roger, Bill Sr, Me , and Ken One of few dogs you see. Hotel SUNSEA Ken and Roger in front of Hotel Da Nang Harbor Da Nang in distance Da Nang Harbor and Da Nang coastline Mother with Daughter Da Nang Harbor Find the Buda Bill Jr and Bill Sr Bill Sr, new friend Over looking Da Nang Bay Bill Jr, Bill Ervin, and me Motorcycle parking area On Motorcycle along China Beach area Bill Ervin Driving/Riding me the passenger Da Nang China Beach