Long Bình ward
Long Binh Post
During the Vietnam War, Long Binh Post was located on the east of Đồng Nai river, 33 km from Saigon (now called Hồ Chí Minh City). The base functioned as a U.S. Army base, logistics center, and major command headquarters for United States Army Vietnam (USARV). Long Binh base was not far from Biên Hòa Air Base.
By mid-1967, almost all of U.S. Army Vietnam HQ Command (USARV), 1st Logistical Command, and many other Army units dispersed in Saigon were moved to Long Binh Post to resolve centralization, security, and troop billeting issues. Long Binh Post was a sprawling logistics facility and the largest U.S. Army base in Vietnam, with a peak of 60,000 personnel in 1969.
The 1st Aviation Brigade, II Field Force, the 93rd & 24th Evacuation Hospitals were located on Long Binh Post. Logistics was provided by the 266th Supply & Service Battalion which provided graves registration, Class II & IV and Class 3 supplies. POL for both aviation and unit transportation was also provided for the III Corp Area in Vietnam. Another unit was the 90th Replacement Battalion, 90 Replacement Battalion was located at Bien Hoa, near Long Bien, a first stop for newly arrived U.S. Army enlisted personnel, who were then permanently assigned to other units in Vietnam; especially in this context (but influenced by the widely used initials of then-President Lyndon B. Johnson), it was known as "Long Binh Junction".
Long Binh Post had dental clinics, large restaurants, snack bars, A Special Services Crafts Shop, that provided crafts, photo lab, wood shop, lapidary, leather crafting and silver/gold casting classes. Post Exchanges, An Olympic size swimming pool run by special services personal, swimming pools, basketball & tennis courts, a golf driving range, University of Maryland extension classes, a bowling alley, many nightclubs with live music (officer, NCO, enlisted), a Chase Manhattan Bank branch, laundry services, and a massage parlor. Long Binh included the Long Binh Stockade (yet another LBJ, "Long Binh Jail"), a U.S. Army prison, from 1966 to the 1970s. The base and its facilities were handed over to the ARVN on 11 November, 1972.
The area Long Binh, Bien Hoa, originally occupied by the Long Binh post is as of 2008[update] largely given over to industrial use, known as Long Binh Techno Park, and a shopping complex that includes a large Western-style Cora supermarket. When it opens in 2014, Line 1 of the HCMC Metro will have its terminus at Long Binh, District 9, Ho Chi Minh City; work commenced in February 2008 on the Long Binh depot.
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