Taken after the promotion ceremony at the Patthya House, the 809th Engrs R&R site on the beach in Patthya, Thailand. December 5th, 1964. It was also the King of Thailand's birthday, but he did not join us. Officers are all West Point classmates and engineers: Top row, from the left, Jim Ruth, Bruce Miller, Sam Thompson. Front: from left, Woody Hotman, Pat Tate, and Pat Stevens. All six officers later served in Vietnam.