For those who served in the RVAH Community, their families, and friends!
Last bridge in link is most interesting . I got this from Shipmate Dan Baltz!
Ah yes , Shit river , the huts at the end of the base runway at Subic bay , 4 legged chickens hanging in open markets , butterfly knives , green beer , manila rum , jeepneys , cattle cars/trailers , the good old crazy life of the poor sailor !!!!!!!!!!!!
Never made it there. I was ships company in Heavy 3 for most of my time in the "heavies" so the PI was not in the route for carrier qualification "tours". I read the full text associated with the picture and it states everything I ever heard about the port. I do not know if I am glad or sad that I missed this experience.
VAH 6 did a MED CRUISE @ 64-65 IIRC when we were in or around GREECE there were areas where US Shore patrol told us certain locations and areas were OFF LIMITS...never gave a reason why...must of been really serious though..US Shore Patrol and Greek cops were at the entrance to the area...never did find out what the issue was