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Michael J. Morea, Mr. (Michael Morea) (1392) Michael J. Morea Collection

 Collection

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Interview with Michael Morea
Item Number: OH0072   (Click For More Item Information)
 Oral History

[Number of Pages: 137]

(USAF) Mike Morea served with the United States Air Force in Vietnam from 1966 to 1967. He served as a Forward Air Controller (FAC) with the 19th TASS and with the ARVN Airborne Division stationed out of Tan Son Nhut.

Author(s): Stephen Maxner

Item Creation Date: 25 January 2001

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 13 Dec 2001[Updated: 12 Feb 2008]
Michael J. Morea Collection (1392) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13920000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

86 slides document Michael Morea's Forward Air Controller training in Florida in late 1965 and his service in Vietnam, February 1966 - February 1967.

Added: 04 Aug 2004[Updated: 01 Oct 2019]
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Item Number: VAS023972   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

An A-1 on the ramp at Hurlburt Field.

Item Creation Date: December 1965

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 09 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS023973   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

1st Lieutenant Charles (Chuck) Franco and an A-1. Chuck and Mike became good friends at the School. Chuck was KIA in Vietnam within four months of his arrival.

Item Creation Date: December 1965

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 09 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS023974   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Mike and an A-1.

Item Creation Date: December 1965

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 09 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS023975   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

The A-1 ramp at Hurlburt.

Item Creation Date: December 1965

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 09 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS023976   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Strafing targets from an A-1 at the Eglin Range.

Item Creation Date: December 1965

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 09 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS023977   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Strafing targets from an A-1 at the Eglin Range.

Item Creation Date: December 1965

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 09 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS023978   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Chuck's A-1 in formation returning from the Eglin Range.

Item Creation Date: December 1965

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 09 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS023979   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Various shots of O-1s on the ramp at Holley Field, west of Hurlburt.

Item Creation Date: December 1965

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 09 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS023980   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Various shots of O-1s on the ramp at Holley Field, west of Hurlburt.

Item Creation Date: December 1965

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 09 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS023981   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Various shots of O-1s on the ramp at Holley Field, west of Hurlburt.

Item Creation Date: December 1965

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 09 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS023982   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Various shots of O-1s on the ramp at Holley Field, west of Hurlburt.

Item Creation Date: December 1965

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 09 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS023983   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Various shots of O-1s on the ramp at Holley Field, west of Hurlburt.

Item Creation Date: December 1965

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 09 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS023984   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

The 'villa' which was the Advisory Detachment Headquarters and Quarters in Tan An. In front of the villa is the town soccer field. Mike's room was upstairs center overlooking the soccer field. He shared it with an Army Captain. It had a machine gun mounted in the window for defense against a

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Item Creation Date: March-April 1966

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 09 Aug 2004[Updated: 05 Jun 2013]
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Item Number: VAS023985   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

The soccer field looking north? toward the Province Chief's compound.

Item Creation Date: March - April 1966

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 09 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS023986   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Looking across the soccer field (west?) from the villa toward some shops.

Item Creation Date: March - April 1966

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 10 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS023987   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

An O-1 at the FAC's primitive parking area adjacent to the Tan An Airstrip which was a wide spot in a road, 2,100 feet long, some short distance outside Tan An. The camouflage scheme was someones 'harebrained' idea of how to protect the O-1 from air attack while on the ground. There was not air

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Item Creation Date: March - April 1966

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 10 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS023988   (Click For More Item Information)
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The FAC in the photo is Peter Bernstein of Shaker Heights, Ohio, Mike's partner FAC at Tan An. Note the 55-gallon fuel drums. Fuel was brought in by C-7 Caribou, and was hand-pumped through a chamois, into the O-1.

Item Creation Date: March - April 1966

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 10 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS023989   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

This is a series of photos taken by Mike from the back seat of the O-1. Peter Bernstein is flying and directing the strikes. The fighters are Vietnamese A-1s. The target area is a distinct bend in a river south of Tan An called 'The Testicles.' It was a major rendesvous point for FACs and fighters

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Item Creation Date: March - April 1966

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 10 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS023990   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

This is a series of photos taken by Mike from the back seat of the O-1. Peter Bernstein is flying and directing the strikes. The fighters are Vietnamese A-1s. The target area is a distinct bend in a river south of Tan An called 'The Testicles.' It was a major rendesvous point for FACs and fighters

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Item Creation Date: March - April 1966

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 10 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS023994   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

This is a series of photos taken by Mike from the back seat of the O-1. Peter Bernstein is flying and directing the strikes. The fighters are Vietnamese A-1s. The target area is a distinct bend in a river south of Tan An called 'The Testicles.' It was a major rendesvous point for FACs and fighters

...Read more

Item Creation Date: March - April 1966

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 10 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS023991   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

This is a series of photos taken by Mike from the back seat of the O-1. Peter Bernstein is flying and directing the strikes. The fighters are Vietnamese A-1s. The target area is a distinct bend in a river south of Tan An called 'The Testicles.' It was a major rendesvous point for FACs and fighters

...Read more

Item Creation Date: March - April 1966

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 10 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
Slide
Item Number: VAS023992   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

This is a series of photos taken by Mike from the back seat of the O-1. Peter Bernstein is flying and directing the strikes. The fighters are Vietnamese A-1s. The target area is a distinct bend in a river south of Tan An called 'The Testicles.' It was a major rendesvous point for FACs and fighters

...Read more

Item Creation Date: March - April 1966

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 10 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
Slide
Item Number: VAS023993   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

This is a series of photos taken by Mike from the back seat of the O-1. Peter Bernstein is flying and directing the strikes. The fighters are Vietnamese A-1s. The target area is a distinct bend in a river south of Tan An called 'The Testicles.' It was a major rendesvous point for FACs and fighters

...Read more

Item Creation Date: March - April 1966

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 10 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS023995   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

This is a series of photos taken by Mike from the back seat of the O-1. Peter Bernstein is flying and directing the strikes. The fighters are Vietnamese A-1s. The target area is a distinct bend in a river south of Tan An called 'The Testicles.' It was a major rendesvous point for FACs and fighters

...Read more

Item Creation Date: March - April 1966

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 10 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS023996   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

This is a series of photos taken by Mike from the back seat of the O-1. Peter Bernstein is flying and directing the strikes. The fighters are Vietnamese A-1s. The target area is a distinct bend in a river south of Tan An called 'The Testicles.' It was a major rendesvous point for FACs and fighters

...Read more

Item Creation Date: March - April 1966

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 10 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS023997   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

This is a series of photos taken by Mike from the back seat of the O-1. Peter Bernstein is flying and directing the strikes. The fighters are Vietnamese A-1s. The target area is a distinct bend in a river south of Tan An called 'The Testicles.' It was a major rendezvous point for FACs and fighters

...Read more

Item Creation Date: March - April 1966

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 10 Aug 2004[Updated: 04 Apr 2016]
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Item Number: VAS023998   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Photo of the town of Tan An from low altitude.

Item Creation Date: March - April 1966

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 10 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS023999   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Photo of the town of Tan An from low altitude.

Item Creation Date: March - April 1966

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 10 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS024000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Mike in the ARVNABNDIV uniform which Team 162 wore, in front of the office of the ALO/FAC Section at the ABNDIVHQ at Tan Son Nhut. Note the broken glass and pockmarks from a mortar attack the previous night.

Item Creation Date: May - June 1966

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 10 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS024001   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Vietnamese kids in a waterhole outside one of the gates at TSN.

Item Creation Date: May - June 1966

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 10 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS024002   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

North of Hue looking southeast toward the South China Sea.

Item Creation Date: May - June 1966

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 10 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS024003   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Northwest of Danang looking southeast. The large homes were represented to Mike as the villas of wealthy Vietnamese.

Item Creation Date: May - June 1966

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 10 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS024004   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

The Hue Citadel. The Perfume River is in front, the Citadel airstrip is in the upper left.

Item Creation Date: May - June 1966

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 10 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS024005   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Flying high cover for a local Province FAC northwest of Hue. Must have been a lull in the ABNDIV action.

Item Creation Date: May - June 1966

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 10 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS024006   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Flying high cover for a local Province FAC northwest of Hue. Must have been a lull in the ABNDIV action.

Item Creation Date: May - June 1966

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 10 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS024007   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Returning from the high cover mission.

Item Creation Date: May - June 1966

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 10 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS024008   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

This is what the Ho Chi Minh Trail looked like northwest of Hue. 'Closing' it was 'Mission Impossible.'

Item Creation Date: May - June 1966

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 10 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS024009   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Qui Nhon and China Beach looking from the MACV Compound at Qui Nhon.

Item Creation Date: September - October 1966

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 10 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS024010   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

The MACV Compound at Qui Nhon.

Item Creation Date: September - October 1966

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 10 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS024011   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Mike at the MACV Compound at Qui Nhon. China Beach is the background.

Item Creation Date: September - October 1966

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 10 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS024012   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

An O-1 on the ramp at Qui Nhon Airfield, some few miles from the MACV Compound.

Item Creation Date: September - October 1966

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 10 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS024013   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

An O-1 on the ramp at Qui Nhon Airfield, some few miles from the MACV Compound.

Item Creation Date: September - October 1966

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 10 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS024014   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

The ALO/FAC Section Office at TSN.

Item Creation Date: September - October 1966

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 10 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS024015   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

ABNDIV troopers doing 'yard work' at the ABNDIV Compound at TSN.

Item Creation Date: September - October 1966

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 10 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS024016   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Again Vietnamese kids in a waterhole outside the gate at TSN. This photo is very similar to the one above. Can't explain the time-frame discrepancy.

Item Creation Date: September - October 1966

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 10 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS024017   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Photos taken at the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Garden during a break. A temple.

Item Creation Date: September - October 1966

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 10 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS024018   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Photos taken at the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Garden during a break. A pair of 'Devil Dogs.'

Item Creation Date: September - October 1966

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 10 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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Item Number: VAS024019   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Photos taken at the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Garden during a break. A lotus pond and bridge.

Item Creation Date: September - October 1966

Collection: Michael J. Morea Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 10 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
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