HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL MEAL AND SAFE HOLIDAY.
Good one from The Colonel
The California Gathering should give those in Western States, who can’t come to the Gatherings in the East, the chance to attend a Gathering. There may not be any Gun Trucks there, but as always it will be a good one. Kathy and Sgt Willie is working to make this the Best one ever. If anyone know of Guntrucks or military vehicles in California or the West that might want to come let Kathy and Willie know.
I’m sorry to report that Paul Wayne Golden, an NCOIC and gunner on Psychotic Reaction died on Sunday, March 12, 2017.
Paul was a great guy and he will be missed. Condolences to his wife Phyllis and his entire family. May his soul rest in peace.
Added the below tribute to Paul.
Adding one for John, his Mustang, AND Chuck Berry!-) ENJOY!
As I was listening to my tunes, I couldn’t help but share a few that may bring a smile or two…
ACE OF SPADES:
Both these versions are great; I’m guessing the “Runnin Bare” version from 1970 was the one named on the Guntruck!
And who doesn’t remember this 1959 original, “Running Bear…”
(A LOT of good music came from the ’60s. Dusted off this one thinking there might have been a few guys back in another world that might have had this song on their mind…)
SATAN’S LITTLE ANGEL (better known to many as Satans Li’l Angel)
(Smiling… And for your all time favorite listening pleasure…)
DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS!..
I noticed John put this post up front – so I couldn’t resist adding more classics:
Doesn’t take too much to get me listening to those great songs of the ’60’s…John reminded me of another song by The Kinks (and another Guntruck!)
SET ME FREE:
Hope you enjoy.
Received an email from John Porter in reference to Gun Truck rebuild. If you can help contact him at addy at bottom of message
Hey John, its Wade again.
So our organization is getting really serious about building a gun truck. We have sold our deuce and a half and are now looking for an M54 to acquire, whether thorough donation, or through purchase to recreate a Gun truck.
I would like to get in contact with the Gun Truck community and find out what gun trucks have already been rebuilt, so we don’t rebuild another one.
Our organization is planning to do a massive 4 day rebuild of a gun truck, much like what they would have done in Vietnam.
Attached is a document describing kind of what we would be doing, please feel free to help in anyway possible.
So the biggest things we need are:
list of already built gun trucks
List of all gun trucks built and the unit they were with
Contact into the Gun Truck community
M54 five ton truck
Thanks John, and thank you for your service to our country.
Below is the attachment
Promote Your Brand
while increasing Patriotism and Freedom
Freedom Vehicles Association in connection with Americas Freedom Festival will be bringing to Orem, Utah the largest July 4th military vehicle and equipment display in America. Over 50,000 visitors enjoyed the interactive displays in 2016 where they participated in various activities such as using, touching, seeing, and smelling the tools and equipment used to defend the Freedoms we hold so dear.
The 2017 Freedom Vehicles Military Outpost will be the most exciting and interactive outpost yet as we restore a Vietnam or WWII lite armored vehicle during the event. We intend to complete the build just in time for the Freedom Festival Parade where 300,000 spectators will watch this armored vehicle rumble down the route with the build crew and sponsors in tow. Freedom Vehicles will be streaming the build and convoy live on Facebook and on YouTube and we intend to produce a 42 minute reality TV show focused on the build. The production will include interviews of build team members, tips and tricks on how to restore your own vehicles, reviews of tools used, and any drama that may occur as we try to restore this battle fatigued vehicle.
In addition to the build-off visitors will see more than 50 vintage military vehicles and over 8,000 military artifacts representing all 20th century conflicts. Interactive demonstrations such as shooting a machine gun, making dog tags, and participating in boot camp will round out the day of fun and educational activities. This event will keep visitors happy and interested; from the history majors to the car buffs we will have something that will keep everyone coming back for more.
If your company supports the freedoms we hold dear and want to be a sponsor of this life changing event we invite you to support us and let more than 500,000 people know you care about freedom.
NOTE: All sponsors will be recognized beginning May 1 on the Freedom Vehicles Association Facebook page with a link to your organizations Facebook page and a link to your website from FreedomVehicles.com within the appropriate sponsorship category. Additionally all sponsors will be identified on banners in the appropriate sponsorship category.
Second Lieutenant Sponsor – $250
First Lieutenant Sponsor – $500
Captain Sponsor – $750
Major Sponsor – $1,000
o Soldier Inspection
o Motor Pool tour
o Tire run
o Tunnel crawl
o Army Crawl / Log Under
o Monkey Bridge
o Artillery training (cannons)
o Marching in Formation
o Combat Practice
o Combat Scenarios (re-enactment)
o Hair cut
Lieutenant Colonel Sponsor – $1,500
o Shoot machine gun
Colonel Sponsor – $2,000
o Name tape / stencil
Brigadier General Sponsor $4,000
o Dog tags
o Uniform (T-shirt)
o Unit patch
o Back pack
Major General Sponsor $6,000
Lieutenant General Sponsor $10,000
General Sponsor $20,000
General of the Army Sponsor $100,000
Interesting read and pictures. Click below.
Added Below Surrender of Camp Carroll on Hwy 9 from Sgt Willie.
I added the below of Hwy 9
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