General Vang Pao's house (LS20A) Long Tieng, Laos
NVA tank destroyed on the Plaine De Jars, Northern
Dick Saunders at Nakhon Phanom 1969
While flying missions in the U-10 (usually as a leaflet kicker) I was awarded three Air Medals, one of which was earned for
achievement while on temporary duty at Long Tieng, Laos at LS-20A in direct support of CAS Operations (CIA).
|Dick At CAS HQ
One of the famous Asian Sun Bears everyone heard
about but never saw at the CIA base (LS-20A) Long Tieng - Dick Saunders
Just before my tour was to end, the U-10 section
began to prepare for shipment of all planes back to the United States which caught us all by surprise. This was the last flight
over Nakhon Phanom before we flew all the U-10's to Korat RTAFB, Thailand, disassembled them to be crated and shipped out.
I returned to NKP with nothing to do but work on my tan before departing for the Good Ole US of A. Dick Saunders
Dick Saunders 2013
After serving over 30 years
in law enforcement, Dick Saunders
retired as a Lieutenant with the Chesapeake Sheriff's Office. Most
recently, he provided high risk security services for the private sector and
government agencies. Dick has one daughter, Kaytren, and is living in
Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Dick is a member of the Thailand Laos Cambodia
Brotherhood and has graciously provided the text and pictures for the 606th SOS pages. Thank You Dick - Welcome Home Brother!!
Long Tieng Alternate 20A