Hooch Maids


Did various chores for GIs

Hooch maids were paid by the GIs on a monthly basis to do a number of chores. These included doing laundry, making beds, sewing patches on uniforms, cleaning hooches (our sleeping quarters) and a number of odds and ends. The maids could earn as much as a captain in the South Vietnamese Army, although it was often less. Most were paid was about $10.00 per month.

The military generally allowed most officers and non-commissioned men to have hooch maids, whenever these men wanted and requested their services. Some maids reportedly had sex with soldiers to earn extra income…
 
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Photo courtesy of Richard Lamb

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Hooch maid in front Blues hooch

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Phuoc Vinh village

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Working girl of Phuoc Vinh
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‘Asian Girls gone Wild’
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13 responses to “Hooch Maids

  1. Steve Nance

    Nice. True or not re sex, hope the guys visible in the photos aren’t recognized by their wives. Probably not a detail necessary to the story, fact or not.

  2. glen garris

    We had a few in our hooch on LZ Buttons.Use to pay them with bars of soap,and MPC’s Date: Sat, 23 Mar 2013 14:28:18 +0000 To: glen971@msn.com

  3. GARY BUTLER

    Fairly good looking hooch girls pictured. The hooch girls on our side of the runway never really brought sex to mind. EWWWH

    • usastruck

      Maybe that was a good thing…

    • sam smith

      My Mama son was really old but a good worker. I didn’t get to pay her for her last month of work, my helicopter crashed and I was evacuated back to the states. Hope she made it out of Pleiku in 1975 she was a nice old lady.

    • sam smith

      Funny story: There were 2 spec 5’s who found wood and made a separate room for the two of them, went down town Pleiku and hired a whore as a mama son and thought they could have there way when they weren’t flying. Big surprise when she got the job as mama son the job as hooker was at an end. They fired her and another guy picked her up at which point he fell in love with her and she started giving it away to him.

  4. Denny Eister

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    In response to Hooch Maids, we hired ours away from the officers club in Phuoc Vinh for more money and she followed us to Quan Loi, when we moved.  Bravo Co., 1st Bn, 2nd Inf, 1st Infantry Division.  Will send pictures soon.

         

  5. For Us Hooch maids were an on The The Run Thing at best. We Just out there Pooping and Snooping, Here and There.
    For sure Sex with Hooch Maids was not a recommended practice as Itchy – Crawlies, UN seen and known to Humans seemingly at times came into play.
    Great Blog. Keep Up The Great work.
    Ryan.
    Echo Co. Marine Corps 1st Force Recon. 2nd Recon Bn. 4th Plt. 3069

  6. David Diser, finance clerk, 90th Repln

    Being assigned to the 90th REPLN I saw many guys being held over a week or as they could not leave RVN until they could not pass physical clearanced due to STD’s of various types. I resolved that when I was told I could leave nothing was going to stop me. Thus, while it was very tough I abstained from sex for my year, and when I was told I could leave, i was gone!

    I would write that it took many cold showers but 90% of our showers where cold water anyway, Our beer was warm!

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