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Introduction

From November 1971 through November 1972, I was privileged to live in the heart of Saigon, known as District One. I say privileged because the American military was on its way out of Vietnam and military personel were discouraged from entering Saigon. Since I was assigned to the Officer in Charge 0f Construction (OICC RVN), and we were working with civilian designers and construction contractors, Saigon was our business headquarters. We lived in a small hotel off what is now close to the Phạm Ngũ Lão tourist area. This collection of photos represent my tourist impressions of Saigon.