Sunday, February 20, 2011
NVA Delegation Saigon
A group of North Vietnam Army (NVA) soldiers (I think?) settling in before takeoff at the rear of a C-130 at Tan Son Nhut Airbase in Saigon – 1973. This was a delegation that we were flying back to Hanoi after peace negotiations. It was not clear to me exactly who they were or what their ranks might have been. There seemed to be two uniform types … ones with wheels hats, and others with pith helmets. They were all very trim and did not show much emotion one way or the other. The red, collapsable web seating was like flying "coach" C-130 style. Plane could handle up to 90 passengers in this manner.