A Message from the Vietnam Security Police Association Inc. (VSPA)
The VSPA is comprised of United States Air Force Vietnam War veterans who served in Vietnam or Thailand between July 1, 1958, and May 15, 1975, as air/security police (permanent change of Station, TDY, or as an augmentee).
Calhoun County Commissioner Roger Galvan is one of the many unsung heroes of USAF Security Police (Air Force light infantry) who served as air base defenders in Vietnam and Thailand on Jan. 31, 1968. VSPA recognizes Commissioner Galvan’s service on that night at Tan Son Nhut airbase was a part of the collective effort that stopped the Viet Cong (VC) and North Vietnamese Army (NVA) attack cold…
On that night, USAF Security Police successfully conducted defense of all major air bases in Vietnam. Some 296 VC and NVA were killed in action either on or within air base perimeters. Additionally, 34 enemy POWs were captured. Hundreds of the enemy were killed in action and never made it to or through air base perimeters. Today, TET 1968 is recognized as a military defeat for the NVA, from which the VC never recovered as a fighting force.
During the Vietnam War, 111 USAF Security Police would be killed in action or line of duty defending air bases in the war zone of Vietnam and Thailand. Their legacy continues today: No Air Base Guarded by USAF Air Police/Security Police/Security Forces Squadrons has ever been overran or conquered by an enemy!
The USAF 377th Security Forces Squadron (previously known as 377th Security Police Squadron) continues as an Air Force squadron, and has served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. H