The Construction of Lima Site 85 - Laos


The Tragic Loss of Lima Site 85 - Laos

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This is the story of Lima Site 85 in the country of Laos.

A story of sweat and tears.

The sweat of labor during the construction. (1966-1967)

The tears of families and friends when it was destroyed. (1968)

11 lives were lost, either POW/MIA or KIA/BNR.

The largest USAF ground combat loss during the Vietnam War.


Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard Etchberger for his valor in saving the lives of three wounded comrades at a then-secret base in Laos in 1968


This story was last updated on September 5, 2010 .

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