Eighth Aerial Port Squadron, USAF in Vietnam

Martin T. Takeuchi's Song Be Story

8th APS Mobility

I was at Song Be around the mid part of 1967.The NCOIC at that time was Sgt. Thigpen.I remember doing a FOD check on the runway using the forklift .. one guy standing on the forks looking forward and one guy sitting on the back looking backward so no airplane could surprise us by landing when we were still on the runway. Only "excitement" I recall was a C-130 blowing a tire on landing..had to wait for a spare to be flown in.