Did you live at the JDP housing compound (or visit is it often) while in Saigon?
If so, we need your help to pin point the exact (or near exact as possible) location on the map below.
One of our Saigon Kids group members will be in Saigon during December and has kindly offered (if time permits) to visit where the JDP Compound used to be; and, take photographs of the area showing what is there now.
Below is a map of the area where JDP Compound was located. The green area marked *Old Golf Course* is were the former Saigon Golf Course was located. It is now a park. The JDP Compound was located across from the golf course.
BUT, the question is: Where across from the golf course?!
What we need you to do is go to Google Maps or Google Earth and provide specific directions of how to get to JDP Compound from Hai Ba Trung street (now Nguyen Kiem street). Then put the *coordinates* (latitude and longitude) in the Comments below, along with turn by turn directions, if possible.
We NEED DETAILED DIRECTIONS going to the exact location (from Hai Ba Trung) of the former JDP Compound. Not stuff like *it was between the golf course and the airport*, etc. — that’s a big area!
Surely, some of you who lived at JDP or visited there often remember how you got there.
So rack you brains and give us some help here!!!
I’d hoped someone would have followed up on Mike McNally’s comments a few months ago, asking for specific location — you can read them here CLICK HERE. But, nobody followed up on his request so we are once again asking for your help.
(Note: If you know how to do a *screen capture* of Google Maps or Earth, it would be helpful if you marked the location on a *screen capture* of the map and sent it to me as a .JPG picture.)
UPDATE: November 16th.
Here’s an aerial photo of the Tan Son Nhut area from 1968.
Much of the golf course can be seen on the right. Next to it is the Annex area, then some green areas with housing, then the MACV HQ, then on to the Civilian Air Terminal. The annotation “Terminal” is probably a military area north of the civilian terminal.
Everyone should look at this photo and see if they at least recognize the area where the JDP housing might have been located.
Note: I’ve circled (in yellow) the housing area between MACV HQ and the Annex. Saigon Kids does this appear to be the area where the JDP Compound was located? If not, where in the photo was JDP Compound located?