201 File -
2nd Lt "Mac" Thompson 31 Oct '64 at "Songphaibool"
-- June '63, Graduated from Oregon State University,
Major'd in Forest Engineering
-- Feb '64 - Feb '65, US Army, 2nd Lieutenant,
528th Engineer Detachment (Utility),
Camp Friendship, Korat, Thailand
-- Feb '65 - Nov '65, U.S. Army,
Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah
-- Sept '66 - June '68, Int'l Voluntary Services/Laos:
- Sept '66 - Jan '67, Hong Sa,
- Feb - June '67, Nam Bac,
L/S 203 - click on pic to right ->>>
- July - Dec '67, Xieng Lom,
- Spring '68, Moung Met,
- Some time at LP, Ban Houei Sai, Moung Munge - L/S 93
-- Aug - Dec '68, USAID/Vientiane, Laos
Refugee Relief Branch
-- Jan - Feb '69, USAID/LP
-- March - June '69, USAID/Sam Thong,
working mostly the northern area,
L/S 50 over to L/S 32 and north to the L/S 184
-- July - Aug '69 back in Washington, D.C. processing as regular USAID
-- Sept '69 - June '70, USAID/Ban Houei Sai
-- June '70 - June '75, USAID/Vientiane, Laos still with the Refugee
Program. Amongst other duties, I had the USAID side of the C-46 rice drop
program, materials, pallets, bags, 40kg rice, scheduling, etc, interesting
and fun job. Still traveled upcountry for trouble spots, such as the
annual siege at L/S 32.
-- July '75, Bangkok TDY
-- Aug '75 - May '76, TDY at Udorn RTAFB starting up the Indochinese Refugee
Program, along with John Tucker and Jerry Daniels. We were all detailed to
the State Department for this program.
-- June - Oct '76, TDY Bangkok, same job
-- Nov '76 - July '77, USAID/Washington, D.C. -- not a fun job
-- Aug - Dec '77, TDY to Kuala Lumphur and Bangkok, back to the Refugee Program
-- Jan - June '78, back to USAID/Washington, D.C. -- still not fun
-- July '78 - Aug '83, back to Bangkok, PCS'd to the Refugee Program again,
more fun, interesting, and in the end, a hell of a lot more satisfying
-- Sept '83 - March '87, back to USAID/Washington, D.C. -- still not fun
-- April '87 - June '89, USAID/Khartoum, even more not fun, except that
several people had previously been in Laos so that made it interesting
-- June - Sept '89, USAID/Cairo, didn't like it here either
-- Oct '89 - Dec '91, jumped ship from USAID/Cairo and went back to Bangkok
with the UNHCR Refugee Program, the Anti-Piracy Program
-- Jan '92, retired from USAID
-- 1994-96, spent 22 months in Russia (Moscow, not Idaho) on USAID contracts
-- still retired here in Bangkok area, NE of the Airport, some 60 km from
I'm at UTM Coordinates PR 9853.
Some of my photos -
The Thai Wedding pictures are 3 January '65
Mongkol Charliewan "Charlie," our 528th head
Thai hauncho got married to Wipapan Chareonkarn "Jo,"
who was one of the telephone switchboard operators at Camp Friendship.
-- Pic (above): Lt. Dick McNary, ?, me, MSgt Smith
-- Pic (click) on above; right: Ms. Wanachan, Major Pipkins (what's his first name?),
Vera, Moy, me, "Little Vichian" Major Pipkens replaced TDY Major Rodney Murrah, who
replaced LTC Peter Cika, who was there when I arrived.
-- Pic (click) to the right: 22 August '64, probably an engagement party.
Back of photo says "Sgt Alday," but doesn't say which one is him. Me, the good
looking guy, w/o the stripes.
Sign of "the Bird," standard g.i. "hello"
Camp Friendship, B.O.Q. hootch
w/C.O. 1Lt Floyd McGurk
Sky Diving into 9th Log Hqs Parade Grounds, Camp USARTHAI, Korat -
SFC Jack Steere???
Latest army-issue footware - 1964
strap-over jungle boots
And, last - but, not least -
my (trusty) wheels - 150 cc Honda M/C !!!
Christmas Day Rock'n Roll Party - Korat'64
Hard at work ("hardly" workin ..) Camp Friendship - Korat
"Commander Mac" - designing the next Disneyland ...
528th Engr Det (Utility) Feb '64-65
Mac and his boss ...
she may be small, but he ain't stupid !
And, here's Sunee & I down Oz way in April '98, went to a wedding of an old buddy
from my Vientiane days... (Click on pic for larger version.)
Sydney Harbor Tourist Cruise - April '98 (Sunee & moi)
(Sunee - Tourist Director..)
"The Greatest Army invention .. ever"
From: MacAlan Thompson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: <TLC-Brotherhood@NoPostage.com>; Visit - http://tlc-brotherhood.org
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2001 2:06 AM
Subject: Good Wife Guide
> From the Pattaya Mail newspaper of last week.
> Les, could Mayuree translate this to Thai? I'd like to post in the kitchen
> for Sunee to read, if she's a mind to, between bashing me on the head with
> a frying pin.
> Ladies ... An Actual Extract from a 1960s Home Economics Textboo, probably
> from the UK.
> The Good Wife Guide
> Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious
> meal ready on time for his return from work. This is a way of letting him
> know that you have been thinking about him and are concerned about his
> needs. Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospect of a good
> meal (especially his favourite dish) is part of the warm welcome needed.
> Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so you will be refreshed when he
> Touch-up your make-up, put ribbon in your hair and be fresh looking. He has
> just been with a lot of weary people. Be a little gay and a little more
> interesting for him.
> His boring,day may need a lift and one of your duties is to provide it.
> Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of the
> house just before your husband arrives. Gather up school books, toys,
> papers, etc. and then run a dustcloth, over the tables. During the colder
> months of the year you should prepare and light a fire, for him to unwind
> by. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order and it
> will give you a lift too. After all, catering for his comfort will provide
> you with immense personal satisfaction.
> Minimize all noise. At the time of his arrival eliminate all noise of the
> washer, dryer or vacuum. Try to encourage the children to be quiet.
> Be happy to see him. Greet him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your
> desire tomplease him. Listen to him. You may have a dozen important things
> to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk
> first, remember his topics of
> conversation are more important than yours.
> Make the evening his. Never complain if he comes home late, or goes out to
> dinner or other places of entertainment without you. Instead, try to
> understand his world of strain and pressure and his very real need to be at
> home and relax.
> Try to make sure your home is a place of peace, order and tranquillity
> where your husband can renew himself in body and spirit. Don't greet him
> with complaints and problems.
> Don't complain if he's home late for dinner, or even stays out all night.
> Count this as minor compared to what he might have gone through that day.
> Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or have him
> lie down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready for him. Arrange
> the pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soothing and
> pleasant voice. Don't ask him questions about his actions or question his
> judgement or integrity. Remember, he is the master of the house and as such
> will always exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness.
> Once he has had a chance to have his evening meal, clear the dishes and
> wash up promptly.
> If your husband should offer to help, decline his offer as he may feel
> obliged to repeat
> this offer and after a long working day he does not need the extra work.
> Encourage your husband to pursue his hobbies and interests and be
> supportive without
> seeming to encroach. If you have any little hobbies yourself, try not to
> bore him speaking of these, as women's interests are often rather trivial
> compared to men's.
> At the end of the evening tidy the home ready for the morning and again
> think ahead to his breakfast needs. Your husband's breakfast is vital if he
> is to face the outside world in a positive fashion.
> Once you have both retired to the bedroom, prepare yourself for bed as
> promptly as
> possible. Whilst feminine hygiene is of the utmost importance, your tired
> husband does not want to queue for the bathroom as he would have to do for
> his train. But remember to look your best when going to bed. Try to achieve
> a look that is welcoming without being obvious. If you need to apply face
> cream or hair rollers, wait until he is asleep as this can be shocking to a
> man as a last thing at night.
> When it comes to the possibility of intimate relationship with your husband
> it is
> important to remember your marriage vows and in particular your commitment
> to obey him. If he feels that he needs to sleep immediately, then so be it.
> In all things be lead by your husband's wishes, do not pressure him in any
> way to stimulate intimacy.
> Should your husband suggest congress, then accede humbly all the while
> being mindful than a man's satisfaction is more important than woman's.
> When he reaches his moment of fulfillment, a small moan from yourself is
> encouraging to him and quite sufficient to indicate any enjoyment that you
> may have had. Should your husband suggest any of the more unusual
> practices, be obedient and obedient and uncomplaining but register any
> reluctance by
> remaining silent.
> It is likely that your husband will then fall promptly asleep, so adjust
> your clothing,
> freshen up and apply your night time face and hair products. You may then
> set the alarm so that you can arise shortly before him in the morning. This
> will enable you to have his morning cup of tea ready when he awakes.
Well, let's see, have had the following birthdays in Thailand, Laos & other:
Thai Lao U.S. Sudan Egypt Russia
U.S. Sudan Egypt Russia
>1991 50 (Went back to Portland and Bremerton for this one..)
>2001 -1 (In about 4 weeks, but I ain't gonna say how young I've become.)
Mac - life of an expatriate with (very) few regrets ... 16 May 01
Christmas Day Rock'n Roll Party - Korat '64