To Bangkok for R & R

Photos Taken by Robert D. Jester, 5th Special Forces Group, 1965

Sp5 Robert D. Jester arrived in Vietnam in November 1964 with the Signal Company, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), and served until March 1966. Late in 1965, he went to Bangkok for R & R.

Nha Trang Air Base: the plane that took Jester to Bangkok.

Street in Saigon


Box "NHA," series DEC 65Z black (nhadb):

No. 5: Road (in Saigon?)

Bangok Airport terminal

No. 1: Fancy house

No. 7: Small ferry

No. 9: Restaurant

No. 19: New-looking shophouses in Bangkok

This was a common pattern in Bangkok in 1965: a building with a lot of empty space around it, available for future construction.

No. 30: Airport terminal building

Less interesting photos, and photos that are essentially duplicates.


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Photographs are Copyright © 2007, Robert D. Jester, MSG/E8, US Army Ret.

I am extremely grateful to Mr. Jester for having given me permission to place his photos on this web page, making them available to scholars and students.
Edwin E. Moise
Professor of History
Clemson University

Opinions expressed on these web pages are those of Robert D. Jester and/or Edwin E. Moise. They could not very well be the opinions of Clemson University, which does not have opinions on the relevant subjects.

Revised January 4, 2007.