I took this photo in Saigon, 13 September 2003.
Photo published in 'RIVER CURRENTS" volume 12, number 4, winter 2003.
The ex-USS Maricopa County became the HQ 501 back in 1962. I remember the ship from my tour in 1970/71. It did not make it out to freedom at the close of the war and was captured by the communists. Ironically I have lived in Maricopa County for nearly 30 years. Phoenix is the county seat along with being the state capitol.
I have this photo listed at NavSource Online:
Amphibious Photo Archives.
USS Maricopa County LST-938.
If you google map Saigon you can still find this ship and another LST just north of the New Port Piers. I have an aerial of it somewhere in my album. Thanks for stopping by. Steve