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Thanksgiving in Vietnam

Item Number: 1390VI1638
 Moving Image
Digital Object Type
Moving Image
Physical Location
I006.0 I006.0
Number of Media
Time - Hr:Min:Sec
Digitized in HD?

General Note / OCR

Color film of Thanksgiving in Vietnam in 1967 or 1968. DASPO men were on TDY and pooled the money to share housing. The sharing allowed the men to travel as needed to document U.S. Army activities. While Abbott was in Saigon, the men rented a home which was nicknamed the 'Villa', this films shows the home and surrounding neighborhood. Film footage includes men playing basketball, playing with dogs and eating turkey dinner.

'Thanksgiving in Vietnam. 1967 or 1968. Since we were on temporary duty assignments, we pooled our money and shared separate housing. This allowed us to travel as we needed to document US Army activities. During my assignment in DASPO, a home was rented in Saigon, which we nicknamed the Villa. This footage shows the villa and its surrounding neighborhood. It also shows Hawes (in OD T shirt), Nickerson (playing with the dogs), Swain, Salas, Delaurier (Frenchy), Friend (OIC), and Hains playing basketball in the yard. A new camera was sent to the team, and the guys were giving it a check-out. Also, footage of us having turkey dinner (and all) cooked by Friend and me (Chuck Abbott).'

Pub Credit Line
1390VI1638, Chuck Abbott Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 04 Aug 2004 [Updated: 20 May 2016]