There was a Fire Base near Phu Bai called Birmingham. We had an ASRT there and knew it well. This might be the Fire Base you were at. I think if they brought you all the way to Danang they would have taken you directly to the hospital, but who knows?
I don't know much else. You probably should get the Unit Diaries of the Unit you were in. They will tell you locations and some details about personnel. One of our members is an expert on getting the Unit Diaries - he can tell you how to do it.
You should also try to find Navy medical folks who served in Danang. They should be able to tell you where they took people. Good luck in your research and book.
No, LT (Col/ret), you don’t know me.
I’ll get right to it.
I arrived DaNang 0630 hrs 27 April 1969. I was at the R&R Center at the foot of 327 (Freedom Hill) when the dump(s) cooked off. Again, my first day. 1 hour into it.
I eventually was sent to Phu Bai where I was an aerial gunner (Aircrew) with HML-367 and HMH-462…
Back to DaNang. We were eventually evac’d by trucks from the bunker. I’d taken some shrapnel to my right knee and burns to my arm.
First, the 6X6 took us to one of the surrounding FSBs? Then took me to a kind of MASH (couldn’t tell you whose).
Eventually, I wound up on China Beach. With a million other guys…
I’m writing a book. If you could shed any light on where I went, where I was taken, the MASH, anything.
You were stationed in DaNang. My AO was up north, the Z; Thua Tien and Quang Tri. I don’t know DaNang; you do.
Help. And thanks. Semper Fi. Joe
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