Air Force vet Fred Dimon reflects on Vietnam
For Fred Dimon, serving in Vietnam provided a bond like no other. He arrived in Vietnam in 1968, and flew a C-7A Caribou.
He still remembers his first day.
“When we arrived in Saigon, there was a big hole in the roof,” Dimon said. “You could look up through the ceiling. They told us they were rocketed, and some people died in that. You could hear small arms fire going off all around the base. They put us on a bus, and we rode around the base to where the Caribous were — I could have walked there faster.
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