The 48th had headed back south with the 101st Airborne to help recover Tuy
Hoa after another infamous unit lost it. We had to wait in Kontum until
an LST was available to take us to Tuy Hoa. Without the 48th ships to
maintain, we resorted to make busy activities like mandatory volley ball in
the morning for everyone and for half the 390th in the afternoon. The
other half went to town.
We did get involved with a Belgium Missionary Leprosarium which gave us things
to keep busy on. That is a story without pictures.
The next venture for the 390th Traveling Circus was a convoy from Kontum to
Qui Nhon. In Qui Nhon, we were to load onto a LST and travel to Tuy Hoa.
Highway 1 was not in our hands at the time.
The trip from Kontum to Quin Nhon was so exciting that there were no pictures.
There are many stories about this trip including the CWO Slick Tidwell run in with
the local Qui Nhon MPs and a Jeep that did not seem to fit normal U.S. Army color
schemes. Look for Tin Lizzie later on.