“Dave Ramsey said that when he cracked open a bottle of Singha, the bottle would get frosty on the outside, which was more than welcomed since it was so hot outside! Since 1968, that has remained his beer of choice. Reminding him of good memories while making new ones at the same time.” – Dave Ramsey, as told by his son, Ross.

This month, we’re featuring the 1960s story of Air Force photographer Dave Ramsey’s life-changing experiences stationed in Thailand, as retold by his son.

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My dad, Dave Ramsey, was drafted into the Airforce in 1968. He was sent to Udon Thani (North East Thailand).  He was a photographer for the American Forces Thailand Network- AFTN. It was during that time that he met my mother Kai. When he was off base, he spent his free time taking photos that captured the essence of the people from The Land of Smiles. It’s also where he had his first Singha.


He loves Thailand. It changed his life forever. My mom and he retired there about 10 years ago, and his best experience was meeting my mother. They still bring me a Singha shirt whenever they come back to the states. That is his #SinghaStories that I wanted to share.