Photo Gallery - Camp Friendship, Korat, Thailand
  U.S. Army Engineer Crest Photo Gallery for the
44th Engineer Group (Construction)
Camp Friendship, Korat, Thailand
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.. while you are in Korat
9th Log Command Page   JTF 116/the beginning
31st Field Hospital Page   U.S. Army
Camp USARTHAI Page   Camp #44 - Club Med
697th Engr Co (P/L) Page     "Pipeline!   CAN DO!"
Korat, Sri Patana Hotel & Thailand Pages
Camp Friendship, Korat Est. 1962-3 (Under Construction)
Camp Friendship (Under Construction)
25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning) Korat, Thailand   (1963)

  Sign with the 9th Logistics Command Logo, Camp Friendship was next to the RTAF AB.   The U.S. Army had enough quarters and stockpiled equipment to support an infantry battle group, eg, the 25th Infantry Division stationed in Hawaii - if they were ever needed.
  - Courtesy of 738th Engr Co in Feb'63

4 Photo Credits:   MSG Otto Uebel,
      720th MP Battalion - U.S. Army (Retired) Click me to send the soldier an email!

  Click here for 738th Engineer Company, Camp Friendship in 1963, photos! 738th Engineer Company, 1963
Camp Friendship (Mix-shift) Sign in '63
Thanksgiving - GI Style - 1963 in Korat, Thailand Camp Friendship (Mix-shift) Sign
Korat, Thailand   (1963)
Thanksgiving Menu for 1963 in Thailand
  "Yeah.. flaky - huh?" ...     "Thanksgiving memories..   ..away from home ..."
"Our hats off to the cooks & mess halls for making things right ..."
8 Photo Credits:   Bill McArthur, 561st Engr Co Click me to send the soldier an email!
Camp Friendship Main Mess Hall in 1968
Camp Friendship Main Mess Hall in 1968 .. how things will change ..
7 Photo Credits:   John Strain, Camp USARTHAI MP Unit Click me to send the soldier an email!
720th MP Bn, Ft Hood, TX
720th Military Police Battalion
Ft. Hood, Texas lands in ..
Korat, Thailand   (1963)

  Khorat Royal Thai Air Force Base - My first photo in Thailand. Our platoon from the 720th MP Bn in Ft Hood had made the 4 day flight (with one emergency landing in Guam) to take part in a SEATO exercise that JFK had ordered to "make a statement" to the Thai Communists and Pathet Lao. -1963

4 Photo Credits:   MSG Otto Uebel, 720th MP Battalion - U.S. Army (Retired) Click me to send the soldier an email!

720th MP Bn, Ft Hood, TX
720th Military Police Battalion

  A New Zealand RAF Bristol transport.   Once I flew in one to Bkk, less than 1,000 feet above the ground.   I could see the farmers looking up and the water buffalo scattering.   The Kiwi's were characters.   Every aircraft, vehicle, power unit or other mobile piece of equipment on base had a large blue "kiwi bird" stenciled on it.   Before we began to unload our C-124 they had already "tagged" it.

4 Photo Credits:   MSG Otto Uebel, 720th MP Battalion - U.S. Army (Retired) Click me to send the soldier an email!

His Majesty, The King of Thailand in Thai Army Military Uniform
Photo Credits:   U.S. Army Photo
His Majesty, The King of Thailand His Majesty,
The King of Thailand
..in Thai Army military uniform..
Korat, Thailand   (1963)

  U.S. Army General Lincoln making a presentation to the King on behalf of JFK and the appreciation of our government for providing sovereign territory use by our military personnel in support of the Vietnam War and defense of Thailand.

  Photo Credits:   Bangkok Post

Friendship Highway Tribute to U.S. and Thai Military Forces Relationship...

Friendship Tribute

"To Acknowledge the Close Relationship between the U.S. and Thai Military Forces working together with the National Security Command for the benefit of the People of Thailand"

11 Dec 68


Photo Credits:   22 Ron Renfro, 697th Click me to send the soldier an email!
Camp Friendship, Korat; Year was 1964 (Korat RTAFB Runway)
U.S. Army Support, Thailand Camp Friendship
Korat, Thailand
Year was:   1964 9th Logistics Command

  Foreground:   Army Base
Background:   Air Force Base

Photo Credits:
  1 "Mac" Thompson - Bangkok Click me to send the soldier an email!
Camp Friendship in '63
Camp Friendship "..the early days"
Korat, Thailand   (1963)

  "Bill wanted to make sure I understood what they were up against,
when he said:   '..they cut down jungles constructing Friendship Highway ..."
Yep - that's jungle alright.   ;-)     Camp #44 Hootches w/flaps 5 - Bob Potter Click me to send the soldier an email! Click here for an air-conditioned hootch ..that Bill called "home."
8 Photo Credits:   Bill McArthur, 561st Engr Co Click me to send the soldier an email!
Construction in Korat .. maybe Camp Friendship in Sept.'67
Construction in Korat .. maybe Camp Friendship in Sept.'67 697th Engineers
Construction in Korat
.. maybe Camp Friendship
September, 1967

  Photo Credits:
  22 Ron Renfro, 697th Click me to send the soldier an email!
Is/was this the Main Gate at Camp Friendship sometime in 1967?!
Camp Friendship     ..     Main Gate     .. When???   Who knows?!     1967?

Ron just sends me the pictures, but no comments .. nada

  Photo Credits:   22 Ron Renfro, 697th Click me to send the soldier an email!
Camp Friendship Radar Installation
Camp Friendship Radar Installation
"Bravo Two - this is Bravo One ..."
Korat, Thailand (1967)
..end of runway @ Korat R.T.A.F.B. from back-gate area

  Hey - let's place our bets on "Red" in Vegas - guys!

6 Photo Credits:   Tom Petty, 697th Click me to send the soldier an email!
Camp Friendship Officers Club - Mai Pen Rai Lounge
" Mai Pen Rai" Lounge - Officers Club
Camp Friendship
Korat, Thailand 1964

Engineer Officers, in true form, ie, "The Bird" ...     ... slumin' at the O-Club
Christmas Day, 1964   MacAlan "Mac" Thompson, Floyd McGurk and ????
Celebrating Christmas with our house girls and their children/families!
11 Photo Credits:   Lt Floyd McGurk, C.O. - HHC Click me to send the soldier an email!
Movie Tent, Korat (Year - 1964)
Movie Tent
Camp Friendship
Korat, Thailand   Year was:   1964


  Hey!   Where's the pop corn and tootsie rolls?!

14 Photo Credits:   SGM Frank Marsh, Medic 31st Click me to send the soldier an email!
USO Show in '67 at Korat R.T.A.F.B.

On the right ...  
Bob Hope U.S.O. Show  
Gen. Black, Commander  
Camp Friendship/U.S. Army  


Photo Credits:  
26 Bill Person  
- T-L-C Brotherhood Click me to send the soldier an email!  



From: Bill Person <fcentaur35@hotmail.com>
  To: <korat_mahknut@yahoo.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2001 9:49 AM
Subject: THAI stuff
Hi Frank,

Saw your website and thought I'd send a picture you might like.   I have a website at www.billperson.com and recently joined the TLC-Brotherhood. Wow, inundated with E-mails.   Don't have time to read them all and I have to delete a bunch to keep to my expanded hotmail space.

U.S.O. Show at Korat R.T.A.F.B.
Starring Lynn Kellogg and Glen Nash
Korat, Thailand (1967)

Lynn & Nash   Zoom Factor..   Nash on stage..   pull'd back

  Photo Credits:   6 Tom Petty, 697th Click me to send the soldier an email!

General Black, Commander, Camp Friendship in Korat, Thailand at Bob Hope U.S.O. Show!

I was TDY to Bangkok from Wakkanai, Japan Mar-May 1965. I was project officer to the Queen Bee Delta Project, intercepting NVN air defense capabilities as prelude to Rolling Thunder. Then I was back at Korat in 1967/68 with the 553rdRCW, EC-121R Batcats, sensors and all that. I had a friend, Mrs. Giap who ran the Fortuna Hotel in Bangkok and she wangled a seat for me and another Captain Elde Woller with BGen. Black's entourage at the 1967 Bob Hope Show. Gen. Black CO of Friendship with his wife on front row, Mrs. Giap and friends 2nd row and I am on the aisle seat 3rd row in shades with Elde on my right. Great stuff out there.

Regards

Bill Person - T-L-C Brotherhood Click me to send the soldier an email!

Camp Friendship Post Office - APO 92633

On the right ...  
Camp Friendship/Korat  
original APO #  



Photo Credits:  
1 "Mac" Thompson  
- Bangkok Click me to send the soldier an email!  


For more on the "Korat Guys - '64-65"
APO 92633
Camp Friendship
"Center of our universe..."
Korat, Thailand 1967

Click here - for a photo of my fellow mail clerks ...   Friendship Mail Truck

Photo Credits:   9 Ed Kurtz, US Mail/Friendship Click me to send the soldier an email!

APO SF 33, the original APO # for Camp Friendship and Korat, Thailand
Camp Friendship Swimming Pool (1967)
Camp Friendship Swimming Pool
Tom Petty (L) & Jadrossich (R)
Korat, Thailand (1967)

  Tom - put some weight on - will'ya!   <d>>> >
  p.s. ..this is the kind of picture you sent home to the girlfriend   <rofl>

6 Photo Credits:   Tom Petty, 697th Click me to send the soldier an email!
Camp Friendship Fire House
Fire Station
Camp Friendship
Korat, Thailand 1967


"Just like anywhere else in the world, our heroes - fireman standing guard!"

9 Photo Credits:   Ed Kurtz, US Mail/Friendship Click me to send the soldier an email!
Camp Friendship Theatre
Camp Friendship (Inside) Movie Theatre
Korat, Thailand (Nov'68)



  Remember "McKenna's Gold"???

7 Photo Credits:   John Strain, Camp USARTHAI MP Unit Click me to send the soldier an email!
Camp Friendship Non-denomination Chapel
Camp Friendship Chapel
Non-denomination ...
Korat, Thailand (1967)


  We had one too - at Camp USARTHAI! 7

Photo Credits:   6 Tom Petty, 697th Click me to send the soldier an email!     7 John Strain, Camp UP Unit Click me to send the soldier an email!
Camp Friendship Hootches constructed est. 1963
Camp Friendship Hootches
Korat, Thailand - Est. 1963

  Hootches all over Thailand 6 (and later in Honduras) were apparently made from the same U.S. Army Engineer blueprints.

4 Photo Credits:   MSG Otto Uebel, 720th MP Battalion - U.S. Army (Retired) Click me to send the soldier an email! 6 Tom Petty, 697th Click me to send the soldier an email!   (under-score photo link picture taken in '67)
Camp Friendship, Korat Est. 1964 (Korat RTAFB Runway)
Camp Friendship BOQ's
U.S. Army Engineer Crest Korat, Thailand
Year was:   1964

  BOQ's -- with a "view"   ..of the sidewalk..
  Maid Service not included ...
Those walkways weren't always clear .. - there were bodies everywhere!"
  Photo Credits:   1 "Mac" Thompson - Bangkok Click me to send the soldier an email!
11 Lt Floyd McGurk, C.O. - HHC Click me to send the soldier an email!
Camp Friendship, BOQ Area, Christmas Day Party'64
Camp Friendship BOQ's
Christmas Day Party'64 (Continued) Korat, Thailand

  Christmas Day, off-duty, letting off "steam", "enjoying the rays"
  - whatever you want to call it!
  Merry Christmas - Korat-style !

1 Photo Credits:   "Mac" Thompson - Bangkok Click me to send the soldier an email!
Hootch Girl - Camp Friendship
Our Hootch Girl
Camp Friendship
Korat, Thailand 1967


"God.. ..no more shining boots.. amen.   ..there is a God."       More.. 7

9 Photo Credits:   Ed Kurtz, US Mail/Friendship Click me to send the soldier an email!
Camp Friendship Photo Lab for Amateur Photographers - like Tom! <d>>>>
Camp Friendship Photo Lab
..for amateur photographers - like Tom!   <d>>> >
Korat, Thailand (1967)

  Tom has been a significant contributor to the 44th Photo Gallery ...
If only he knew how to use color film ...   <d>>> >

6 Photo Credits:   Tom Petty, 697th Click me to send the soldier an email!
697th Engr Co Orderly Room
697th Engr Co Orderly Room
"the Engineer Crest" Co. Bulletin Board
Korat, Thailand (Nov'68)


  "Frank, our company clerk, hang-out!"   B.B. - OFF LIMITS!
(Kawasaki 250cc Scrambler not included...)   Jeep - officers' "ride"
7 Photo Credits:   John Strain, Camp USARTHAI MP Unit Click me to send the soldier an email!
697th Engr Co Orderly Room
697th Engr Co Orderly Room
"Eyes - front!   Get in formation - you bumbs!"
Korat, Thailand (Nov'68)


  Our photographer was, evidently, distracted by the Miss approaching him ...

Hard to find good help !


Young ladies; girls:   "poo-yings" (Thai) and "poo-sow" (Lao)

7 Photo Credits:   John Strain, Camp USARTHAI MP Unit Click me to send the soldier an email!
John Strain and buddies at the EM Club...
Camp Friendship EM Club
Korat, Thailand (Nov'68)


  (left)   "John's work station ..No. 2!"   .. with Jerry Wilde;   John (Joe) Ackerman

7 Photo Credits:   John Strain, Camp USARTHAI MP Unit Click me to send the soldier an email!
Moving in at Camp Friendship - October'68
Moving into new billeting at Camp Friendship
Unpacked, a mess -- get ready for inspection!
Korat, Thailand (Oct'68)


  Ready for Inspection! - click for (army) view ...

5 Photo Credits:   Bob Potter, 697th Click me to send the soldier an email!
Camp Friendship Road
A Road at Camp Friendship
See that ditch?   Come back during Monsoons ...
Korat, Thailand (1967)

  If you came during "Loo-doo Now" season, ie, Winter - you would wonder why the deep ditches between the hootches and the road ...   You'll see ... <s>

6 Photo Credits:   Tom Petty, 697th Click me to send the soldier an email!
Construction on a Patio at Camp Friendship
Construction on a Patio next to new billeting
Camp Friendship
Korat, Thailand (Nov'68)

  "Smooth those bumps out - guys!
Stop thinking of those other kinds of 'bumps'!"

7 Photo Credits:   John Strain, Camp USARTHAI MP Unit Click me to send the soldier an email!
PFC Ackerman - Hard at work...
PFC Ackerman - "Hard at work..."
Camp Friendship
Korat, Thailand (Nov'68)


  Camp Friendship billeting was a big "step up"
from Camp #44 or Camp USARTHAI..
  ..it reminded us of the army ...

"The Gang" ...

"Don't they look guilty???   .. that - "Yeah .. Sarge" look???

7 Photo Credits:   John Strain, Camp USARTHAI MP Unit Click me to send the soldier an email!
SGT Keller & SP/4 McFadden
697th Troops in new Cmp Friendship Billeting...
"Bye-bye Camp #44 -- no more..."
Korat, Thailand (Nov'68)

  SGT Keller & SP/4 McFadden
..later, in Satahip - M.F. to be Frank's "left-hand man!"
..later, M.F. to be awarded Army Commendation Medal by..
..our "beloved" Captain Wag-da... ..gee - i miss them =both= sooo much...
7 Photo Credits:   John Strain, Camp USARTHAI MP Unit Click me to send the soldier an email!
Camp Friendship 'Sick Call' (AM) at Dispensary
Camp Friendship Dispensary
Morning "Sick Call" ...   "..been there, done that"
Korat, Thailand (1967)


  Don't worry - guys!   The photo has been blurred so your wife won't know!

6 Photo Credits:   Tom Petty, 697th Click me to send the soldier an email!
165th Medical Detachment at Camp Friendship
165th Medical Detachment (The Dispensary)
Camp Friendship
Korat, Thailand (Nov'68)

  "Sick Call - on the right; all others, go back to work!"

7 Photo Credits:   John Strain, Camp USARTHAI MP Unit Click me to send the soldier an email!
John Strain - Construction at Camp Friendship
Sp/4 John Strain - Construction
Camp Friendship
Korat, Thailand (Nov'68)


  "John - you've got that leveler backwards..."

7 Photo Credits:   John Strain, Camp USARTHAI MP Unit Click me to send the soldier an email!
Construction at Camp Friendship
697th Pipeline Troops
Camp Friendship
Korat, Thailand (Nov'68)

  "Come on guys - act like you know what you're doing there!"
There was plenty of work to be done in Korat...

7 Photo Credits:   John Strain, Camp USARTHAI MP Unit Click me to send the soldier an email!
Camp Friendship Water Tower under construction with schaffolding
Camp Friendship Water Tower
..huhhh - Under construction
Korat, Thailand (1967)


  No - it's not the Sri Patana under construction!

6 Photo Credits:   Tom Petty, 697th Click me to send the soldier an email!

Blueprint Photos of Camp Friendship, Korat   1   2   3   4   5

Camp Friendship Blueprints Blown-up:

1   (Ultra)   2   (Ultra)   3   (Ultra)   4   (Ultra)   5   (Ultra)     31st Field Hosp Area

Camp Friendship Overview Map

Blueprint Credits:   U.S. Army History Office, Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri

"For more on the history of the 44th Engineer Group (Construction)
while working in Korat at Camp Friendship" -   Click here.


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