One of my hobbies while in Viet Nam was developing photos in the photo lab and sometimes one of the Vietnamese would bring me a negative and want me to make them a print. Usually I would also make one for my album as well. That's where this one came from. She was a waitress in our enlisted men's club and went with us to the orphanage that day.
Here is that same very pretty young lady holding a very special little girl. She had blonde hair and blue eyes making her even more of an outcast. Someone asked if I ever went back or wanted to go back. I have never been back but would leave tomorrow to be able to see Qui Nhon again and check on that orphanage. I have never stopped thinking about this special little girl and often wonder what happened to her.
This is Jim Rouse who worked in my unit and was holding a little girl that was dressed completely in new clothes for the first time in her young life.
Another of the photos I developed and this was one of the youngest of the helpers that took care of our quarters and everyone called her Judy.
Another one I developed of a pair of girls that worked in the enlisted men's club and this is Twiggy & Toe.
To close out today this is Chuck Douglas who was in my unit and developed a drinking problem. One night he was on top of our quarters drinking liquor and fell off the flat roof onto the cement below and had to be shipped out. Another sad story.
I am enjoying this journey back in time and hope you folks like it as well.