I received a very nice note from the author of a blog called "Boudicca's Voice" a day or two ago. Her dad was assigned to USTDC and the family was in Taipei for a couple of years, up until the withdrawal of American forces.
She came across my article about the Grandee Hotel and wrote a piece on her blog about her family's experiences there as they were preparing to leave Taiwan. It's a fun read and you can find it HERE. Oh, it would help you to know that TGOO is her father (The Great Omnipotent One).
In her email to me, she mentioned a Baskin Robbins in the east compound that her family often visited, but I'm fairly certain it wasn't there in 1973-74. Believe me, old Don definitely would've remembered something like that. Anyone know when it opened?