Click here for an article that appeared in Vietnam Magazine by Eric Hammel. If you served in the Que Son Valley, this article is a must-read.
During the War years the Marines established a base in Que Son Valley called Nui Loc Son. This hill became one of the most important positions for intercepting the flow of material and troop movement moving down the Ho Chi Minh Trail. It became the scene of many a battle during its occupation by the Marines and later the Army and eventually the ARVN’S.
Vets With A Mission has constructed several medical clinics in Da Nang and Quang Nam Province, and a clinic in the Que Son Valley. Many of the former NVA and Vietcong officers of the war years are now the governments party leaders in this area. It was such a stronghold of American and South Vietnamese influence during the war that after 1975 the government found it necessary to construct several re-education camps in this area.
The following photos were taken during the construction of the nine medical clinics that Vets With A Mission has constructed in Da Nang and Quang Nam Province. One of the clinics was built at the base of Nui Loc Son in the Que Son Valley and provides health care for a commune of 30,000 people.
The people of this area are very friendly and eager to get to know Americans. Many worked in this area during the war in support of the American troops that fought in this strategic valley.
Below are photos from the dedication of the Que Son clinic built in 1994 by Vets With A Mission.