A Skyraider's Story About America's Secret War Over Laos by Richard Diller
From the air
Looking at the base to the SE. Note the dust on the road south of the base.
This shows the M in the river in Ban Ban Valley. My wings are empty of ordinance, meaning I’ve already made my strike and am on the way home.
The pilots called this Roadrunner Lake near Khan Kai in the NE part of the PDJ. Not long before I took this picture, this area had belonged to the bad guys, who had big guns defending it. I would not have ventured into that area if the friendlies hadn’t taken it. Of note are the bomb craters all around.