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Are US forces still based in Udon Thani?

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From about 1964 to about 1974 there were about one million American military personnel in Thailand over time. There were U.S. Air Force Bases located on Thai Air Forces Bases .. Utapao, Ubon Rachasima, Udon Thani, Don Muang, Takli, Nakon Phanom (NKP), A U.S. Naval Port at Satthip, U.S, Army Engineer camps all over central Thailand building roads to up north. Signal - Radio Relay sites, U.S. Army Special Forces Camps at numerous sites (see below). Plus U.S. Army Intelligence Sites and a CIA site at Udon... Also there was - later in the Vietnam War - a U.S. Marine Air Base at Nam Phong near Khon Kaen... There were a number of other places American Military personnel were stationed ... but I would have to get out my notes and not go by memory..

Oh - I forgot ... there were Special Forces Contingents -- the 46th. Special Forces Company Airborne... Headquartered in Lopburi with camps in a number of places in Thailand... From Trang to Nam Phung Dam Changwat Sakon Nakhon ... where I was stationed for one year.

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It did take some some time, but some folks finally came out of the woodwork. Thanks. There is real history here, much no one will ever read about.

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From about 1964 to about 1974 there were about one million American military personnel in Thailand over time. There were U.S. Air Force Bases located on Thai Air Forces Bases .. Utapao, Ubon Rachasima, Udon Thani, Don Muang, Takli, Nakon Phanom (NKP), A U.S. Naval Port at Satthip, U.S, Army Engineer camps all over central Thailand building roads to up north. Signal - Radio Relay sites, U.S. Army Special Forces Camps at numerous sites (see below). Plus U.S. Army Intelligence Sites and a CIA site at Udon... Also there was - later in the Vietnam War - a U.S. Marine Air Base at Nam Phong near Khon Kaen... There were a number of other places American Military personnel were stationed ... but I would have to get out my notes and not go by memory..

Oh - I forgot ... there were Special Forces Contingents -- the 46th. Special Forces Company Airborne... Headquartered in Lopburi with camps in a number of places in Thailand... From Trang to Nam Phung Dam Changwat Sakon Nakhon ... where I was stationed for one year.

And Korat was a major air base as well.

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As a service, under command of Thailand.

Of course, misuse is possible, and the CIA is known for this.

This should be made public, and here's a good platform for publishing verifiable facts and data. They will be collected, evaluated and published, and I gguess nobody will have to hide in an airport's transit area this time.

Please go ahead with details, thank you so far.

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From about 1964 to about 1974 there were about one million American military personnel in Thailand over time. There were U.S. Air Force Bases located on Thai Air Forces Bases .. Utapao, Ubon Rachasima, Udon Thani, Don Muang, Takli, Nakon Phanom (NKP), A U.S. Naval Port at Satthip, U.S, Army Engineer camps all over central Thailand building roads to up north. Signal - Radio Relay sites, U.S. Army Special Forces Camps at numerous sites (see below). Plus U.S. Army Intelligence Sites and a CIA site at Udon... Also there was - later in the Vietnam War - a U.S. Marine Air Base at Nam Phong near Khon Kaen... There were a number of other places American Military personnel were stationed ... but I would have to get out my notes and not go by memory..

Oh - I forgot ... there were Special Forces Contingents -- the 46th. Special Forces Company Airborne... Headquartered in Lopburi with camps in a number of places in Thailand... From Trang to Nam Phung Dam Changwat Sakon Nakhon ... where I was stationed for one year.

And Korat was a major air base as well.

Oh yes ... going from memory so I knew I would miss one or more important bases or stations. Thank you for reminding me.

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As has been noted before by Neversure .... the Best Thread to read about Thailand during the Vietnam War period is this thread... Lots of stories and lots of photos.. and not so much claimed cloak and dagger stuff.

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/657693-thailand-and-the-vietnam-war/

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There is a small joint military detachment at JUSMAGTHAI just past soi 1 Sathorn Road.

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The Navy Seabees were also here and built spillways and structures like that in the North East.

Yes ... I have seen a story published on the Internet about one unit and their work.

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As has been noted before by Neversure .... the Best Thread to read about Thailand during the Vietnam War period is this thread... Lots of stories and lots of photos.. and not so much claimed cloak and dagger stuff.

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/657693-thailand-and-the-vietnam-war/

Indeed it is an excellent topic and very informative and remarkably well behaved topic.

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As has been noted before by Neversure .... the Best Thread to read about Thailand during the Vietnam War period is this thread... Lots of stories and lots of photos.. and not so much claimed cloak and dagger stuff.

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/657693-thailand-and-the-vietnam-war/

Indeed it is an excellent topic and very informative and remarkably well behaved topic.

When the Thread was created 'The Blether' the OP stated specifically that the Thread is about personal experiences and recollections not a debate about the War or anything political... And he ask the Admins/Moderators to help the members to respect that request. And that it was to be about Thailand not much of anything referencing Vietnam ... only as relevant And for the most the requests were followed...

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That station is still there. I had a friend who was walking near the gate and he was asked to turn around and go back the way he had come.this was about six years ago

It is not a US facility.

Wrong.

Well, Americans work there, and drive an old Chevy van with funny number plates...

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That station is still there. I had a friend who was walking near the gate and he was asked to turn around and go back the way he had come.this was about six years ago

It is not a US facility.

Wrong.

Well, Americans work there, and drive an old Chevy van with funny number plates...

How do you know they are Americans.....because they drive a chevy van? This thread is about US forces.

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From about 1964 to about 1974 there were about one million American military personnel in Thailand over time. There were U.S. Air Force Bases located on Thai Air Forces Bases .. Utapao, Ubon Rachasima, Udon Thani, Don Muang, Takli, Nakon Phanom (NKP), A U.S. Naval Port at Satthip, U.S, Army Engineer camps all over central Thailand building roads to up north. Signal - Radio Relay sites, U.S. Army Special Forces Camps at numerous sites (see below). Plus U.S. Army Intelligence Sites and a CIA site at Udon... Also there was - later in the Vietnam War - a U.S. Marine Air Base at Nam Phong near Khon Kaen... There were a number of other places American Military personnel were stationed ... but I would have to get out my notes and not go by memory..

Oh - I forgot ... there were Special Forces Contingents -- the 46th. Special Forces Company Airborne... Headquartered in Lopburi with camps in a number of places in Thailand... From Trang to Nam Phung Dam Changwat Sakon Nakhon ... where I was stationed for one year.

You forgot Korat, my closest friend was stationed here back then

and use to fill napalm tanks.

My X is from Ubon, back in the mid 80's, I saw a30-40M sideways dish pointed towards

VN, NE of Ubon, but was not manned by US anymore555

rice555

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