Re: Vietnamese Bar Girls
Where were you at, Camp McDermott? I sure don't think "Charley" honored any agreement not to rocket/mortar the bases if left alone in town because
someone was getting rocketed/mortored on a regular basis in 69-70. They hit one of the Gasoline storage tanks at McDermott and the fire burned for days. We were getting short rounds on a regular basis when they rocketed the air base. They put a 107mm rocket into the middle of our ammo dump, but it ws a dud.
We had our own "steam & cream" on the compound at the SFOB in Nha Trang. It was almost straight across the street from the PX.
Course we also had one of only 2 "dairy queens" in country, at least for several years. You walked up to a window cut into the side of the building and ordered what you wanted.
There was a cat house just north of the COC/Recondo compound, off the west end of the runway. The airfield got rocketed early one morning in late Aug 69 and a short round hit the house. Killed some of the girls and wounded several. They were brought to the SFOB hospital for tratment.
Speaking of beads on doors reminds me of the Streamer Bar on the south edge of Nha Trang, it was different, it had a screen door. If you weren't Airborne you didn't last long in there.