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Deja Vu: Vietnam Part 4 (Tan Son Nhut USAF Base Main Gate)

We continue with Part 4 of the 16 part series Deja Vu: Vietnam. The series of videos is made using Google Earth to focus in on various parts of Saigon and surrounding areas of Vietnam. Then overlaid with video footage filmed in 2007 with ‘fade backs’ of videos and photos going back to various time points in prior years. Some all the way back to 1882 Saigon.

Now in Part 4 we’ll continue by visiting the Tan Son Nhut USAF Base Main Gate area, the tomb of Pigneau de Behaine, and Republic Street. Then with each of the following parts of the series we’ll move toward and into the central city area of Saigon and Cholon. Then travel to areas outside of Saigon and back to Tan Son Nhut Airport for departure from Vietnam.

Each of us lived in Saigon at different times during the years from the mid-1950’s to 1975. Because of the span of time we lived in Saigon, different parts of the series will mean more to each of us … but, they will all trigger memories and experiences of your time in Saigon.

Enjoy …

A Born To Wander Production

It’s interesting how much has changed over the years. Almost to the point one would never know some things or places even existed in the past.

As always please feel free to leave your Comments below and share the memories and experiences this brings back to you … about your time in Saigon.

Stay tuned for Part 5 in a few days 🙂


If you missed the previous parts of the series, you can view them here:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

1 comment to Deja Vu: Vietnam Part 4 (Tan Son Nhut USAF Base Main Gate)

  • Bill Canfield

    I came upon your video visit via a Google search for “Cap St. Jacques, Vietnam.” The wonders of a search on the web!! I was with the 67th Engr. Co. from April 69 till the end of May 70, when my company went into Cambodia in support of the 3rd Bd. 9th ID. My company was co-located at Vung Tau (on the Army airfield) at at Dong Tam. Friends ask why I have never returned and your video visit confirms all that I hear about going back…nothing is left of the “American war.” The population has nearly tripled since 1975 and all the familiar places along QL-15 and QL-4 into the Delta are long gone. Many thanks for your wonderful effort is assembling this wonder video look back.

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