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The early Vietnam war years through the eyes of a U.S. military brat: In May of 1962, Naval Chief Petty Officer Bryant Arbuckle flew to Saigon to establish a new Armed Forces Radio Station(AFRS). Next to follow were his wife and three boys, Leslie among them. Saigon Kids is the candid, recondite slice of fourteen-year-old military brat Les Arbuckle’s experience at the American Community School (ACS) during the critical months of the Vietnam War when events would, quite literally, ignite in downtown Saigon. […]

Sandy Says – Meet Me In NYC …

Just wanted to give people a heads up if they are in the New York area: Hofstra University is holding a conference Thursday, Friday & Saturday April 14 – 16th entitled “Into the Sunlight:The Impact of War on the Social Body From the Vietnam Era to the Present.”

There are several of us […]

Navy Chief “Buck” Arbuckle NCOIC AFRS Aug 1962

“Father of the Dawn Buster Show”

Thanks Kathy for locating this picture …

Les Arbuckle asks …

Does anyone remember what subject Mrs. Elizabeth Tyson taught? She was a teacher at ACS who died at Clark AFB while undergoing surgery for cancer (lung). It was the middle of the semester and our class was crushed when we heard the news.

From Les ‘Sax Man’ Arbuckle

Mary Edwards Wertsch, author of “Military Brats, Legacies of Childhood Inside the Fortress,” is writing a new book about military brats and is looking for brats to interview. She can be reached at: publisher@brightwellpublishing.net

Drop her a line and let her know if you’re interested. Les Arbuckle

(Note: Read his full Post under The […]