I was assigned to the 3rd CACR Air Rescue and we were the first unit to land on Ubon (April 9, 1965) with two C-124's
from 45th TAC Grand Forks. We actually opened Ubon on April 9, 1965.
I retired as a MSGT in 1978. This story was very tragic and scared me for all my 71 year life, I spent 54 months in SEA,
Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia We actually opened Ubon on April 9, 1965
These stories are the property of Hank Howard. If you have any questions concerning this story or any of his
excellent Ubon Photo Collection, please contact him at by clicking on his name. Thank you Hank for the photos & story contributions.