In November, the State Department’s Agency for International Development, aware of a food shortage at Bao Loc, a small town about 96 miles northeast of Saigon, requested a military airlift of milk.
Flying a C–123 Provider aircraft from the 19th Air Commando Squadron at Tan Son Nhut AB in Saigon, Capt. Dickie G. Poplin led a five-man crew on the mission on November 17. As the Provider touched down with a pallet of powdered milk on a small airstrip carved from the jungle around Bao Loc, it delivered the one millionth ton of cargo airlifted by the Air Force in Vietnam since January 1, 1964.
I was t.d.y. to bao loc. in 1968 from cam ranh bay Vietnam, like to see photos of the area.
I was TDY also there. Task Force Tomblinson. By the airfield. Would love to see some pictures.