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Old December 23rd, 2016, 04:40 PM   #1
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Name that wildest port

What was the wildest port fellow swabies visited? Mine was R&R in Bankok, 1968. Almost got arrested in emergency room because my driver had slit his wrist trying to prove some bark from a Buddha tree made him puncture proof. Almost got in a fight in a pool room, saw the reigning Thai kick boxing champ get his leg broken. Yea, met some ladies, too. Number 24 was my favorite. The weather there was really drunk. You jarheads, dog faces and fly-boys can chime in, too.


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Old December 23rd, 2016, 05:19 PM   #2
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Well, I only did 1 year of actual sea duty and it was in the Persian Gulf so Dubai would have to be my answer.... but it wasn't all that exciting back in '89 and '90 (pulled in there twice)..... but compared to Muscat Oman or Saudi Arabia, it was pretty fun is you found the right bar.

All that said, back when I was in my 'C' school in San Diego, I invited 7 other Aussie sailors who were also going to various schools in the same building on the dry side of 32nd street Naval Station to Tijuana. Of course, we hit Revolucion Blvd... where I bought the first round for everyone, after that my wallet never left my pocket again as they were all on Per Diem and were rolling in it compared to my E-4 self at the time. Long story short... lots of dos equis beer and quite a bit of Teguila later, I vaguely remember staggering back across the border only a few minutes shy of of the curfew with a 3 UCSD coed tagging along that several of the Aussies met somewhere along the way. The next thing I know, I'm waking up back on base in one of the aussie's dorm room on the floor with an naked co-ed lying next to me... sure wish I could remember what happened .

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Old December 24th, 2016, 06:15 AM   #3
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California was almost as wild as TJ in the late 60's. I was stationed at Port Hueneme when stateside, but went down to Pendleton for infantry training 2 times, and made it to TJ, I think. Things were blurry in the 60's.

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Old December 24th, 2016, 07:50 AM   #5
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You ain't seen nothing till you seen Olongapo City when the fleet's in. It was the wild west!!

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Old December 24th, 2016, 08:05 AM   #6
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hmmm...

san juan, P.R. could be pretty wild.

anyone remember the Riviera Club?

like ZZ TOP would say "they have a lot of nice girls there".

port au prince, Haiti was wild too.

last thing they would tell you before going shore was "DO NOT take pictures of papa doc's palace!"

you could however see the barrels of the tanks he kept there protruding over the palace walls...


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forgot to mention - late 60's time frame.

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You ain't seen nothing till you seen Olongapo City when the fleet's in. It was the wild west!!
I certainly was after you passed the Perfume River.

Hong Kong is 72 was also a decent liberty port as was San Juan/Roosevelt Roads in the late 60's.

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Old January 5th, 2017, 07:57 PM   #8
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Ancon Inn in Panama City, Panama in 1983-84. man could comit any sin under the sun there. West pack guys said as good as the Philippines.

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Old January 6th, 2017, 10:28 AM   #9
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Pawnee Bill got my vote, as a jarhead in the 70's Olongapo City was it. I just remember Orion beer and waking up on the beach somewhere.......and some girls.

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Old January 7th, 2017, 12:20 PM   #10
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Flew into Las Palmas (Canary Islands) during European spring break. Lots of beautiful (and horny) German and Czech chicks!

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Old January 7th, 2017, 03:27 PM   #11
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Oh-lawn-ga-ppo, . . . Subic Bay, PI, . . .

What happens in Olongapo, . . . stays in Olongapo, . . .

And the monkey meat on a stick was the perfect ending to an otherwise "restful" evening on the town.

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Old January 7th, 2017, 05:06 PM   #12
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Been to a few in my day, but Pattaya Beach is REALLY hard to beat....

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Old January 7th, 2017, 11:06 PM   #13
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Hello,
Well as a kid, living in the PI/Subic bay. I would say "I saw a lot of happy GIs". Mostly squids and Marines of course... Yet, You had to go too Clark to see the fly boys..
We got there right before Marcos declared marshal law... So, it was; anything you want..... 24/7, surely, a true copy of the wild west.... What an eye opener for a 12 year old.
After a short stay at some (fancy hotel) in Olongapo City, what seemed to be main street. Our first house was off base, right in front of the White Rock Beach Resort, at the entrance to Subic City.... So, I may have seen some of you guys and or gals on your R&R..
And. as long as you are ok with thinking it was "Monkey Meat" on a stick, you were eating, then, that's ok with me. But, I could tell you other wise. Yet, that is another story.... And, we had another word for "the perfume river" and the kids with yellow hair diving for coins off of their bonca boats.
So, from Subic and Olongapo City, the EM's or Officers beach, Gain's beach across the bay or at Grandy island; I saw a lot of very, very happy guys and gals enjoying them self's. Even though they were GI's at the time, they were just, a bunch of good old American boys and girls, looking for a good time; or, just a soldier trying to put things aside , if, just for a moment.. My hat comes off to you... Your secretes are safe with me...
Yep, Life as an military brat.. what an experience..
My vote for R&R would be for the PI/ subic bay . You guys and gals got too experience it and I got the experience of a life time as a brat.. Thank you for the lesson.. Once again my hat goes off to you...
Oh sorry, no disrespect to the squids or fly boys, but my Dad was/is a Marine "first".... Yet, another story.... "God Bless You All"

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Interesting replies from all these sailors and marines. I was neither but it seems to me the most obvious reply is missing here. The wildest port of all ?
Whichever one I stepped off the ship at!

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Ancon Inn in Panama City, Panama in 1983-84. man could comit any sin under the sun there. West pack guys said as good as the Philippines.
Oh yea, spent more than one night here, 84-87...

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