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American Community School Olympic Swimming Pool

In the late 1950’s and 1960 we called this swimming hole (and water buffalo washing pit) our ACS Olympic Swimming Pool. It was located across the road from the school. It always seemed to be in use by the local kids – swimming and washing water buffalo – just about anytime of the day you’d […]

Pershing Field Base Ball Park

Another view of Pershing Field sometime after 1965. Dale Williams collection. Submitted by Born To Wander. Click Image for Larger View.

Pershing Field Ball Park

Aerial View Circa 1969: Pershing Field on left, 3rd Field Hospital (formerly American Community School) on right. George Lane Collection. Submitted by Born To Wander. Click Image for larger view.

Teen Years In Saigon A Different World

The Arizona Daily Star

Tuesday, July 11, 2000

Author: Bonnie Henry

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They were typical American teen-agers: playing softball, listening to old Buddy Holly records – and cowering in the kitchen ’til the machine guns fell silent.

For this was Saigon , early ’60s, in a country already […]

Beer, Babes and Baseball … and not necessarily in that order!!!!!

How the “Saigon Teenager Softball Team” came about!

I know this sounds surprising, but Bob, Larry Smith and myself would sometimes ditch school. We would go into the “boy’s room” have a cigarette and wait for a class to start. We would look down the open-air hallway and when it was all clear … […]