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(The following was received from Bob Morecook on July 30, 2014.)
Comments by Ian Tervet made at various times between 1965 and 1975:
I was at Phu Lam from September 1965 through the Vietnam turnover in 1973. I was with the PC Engineering Group before I worked for the Vietnam Broadcasting Network and then was appointed to the VFR as station manager in 1972 through 1975. [sic. "appointed to the American Radio Service (ARS) as station manager in 1973 through 1975."] The last assignment was terminated by the entrance of the VC to Saigon, [and] with my departure by chopper at 2030 hours on the last night of April 1975.
From 1972 [sic. 1973?] to 1975 Phu Lam was an ARVAN signal site and not used by [the] USA for anything. After 1975 the VC walked all over the place and now there are apartments growing in the tropo fields.
The things that I remember about Phu Lam is [sic. are]: I was assigned to Phu Lam as the quality supervisor and ran the entire tropo network from there to Warin and Da Nang rounding the loop.
In March of 1972 [sic. 1973], the 2nd in charge at the embassy told me that if I wanted to stay in country it had to be on their terms. I asked what are there [sic. their] terms? He said that I would be satisfied with the results. I was--I ended up as station manager of the 9 Hong Tap Tu FM Station and TV Station. For the next two years I rebuilt the AFVN network with 10 watt FM Stations at Da Nang, Nha Trang and Qui Nion [sic. Nhon], and Phon Pemh. Ian W7DIR. [His ham radio call sign.]
Later that same day, Bob Morecook wrote that he has spoke with Ian:
He lives in California. He's not in the best of health andmay or may not be able to make it to the reunion. I talked to his son also who is a sharp commercial photographer. Ian has had many good years since Vietnam, and brought his wife, Kim to the USA; and he proudly brags of 49 good years of ongoing marriage.
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Ian Tervet Station Manager
American Radio Services (ARS) (73-75)