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Det 1, 620th Tactical Control Squadron (callsign "Waterboy"), at Dong Ha, was the northernmost control and reporting post of the 505th Tactical Control Group. Dong Ha city, capital of Quang Tri Province, was the northernmost city in South Vietnam.  Waterboy  monitored/controlled air traffic over the approaches from North Vietnam, keeping allied aircraft from straying over the DMZ. The "black hand" on the patch is actually a search radar mounted on an 80-foot tall tower. The imagery depicts Dong Ha's proximity to the DMZ and the ability of radar to penetrate the DMZ into the north.

Jeff Floyd

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