My father in-law was LEONARD S. CONFORTH served in 8th Trans Op I think from 1969-1970. Though out his life he lived in Aberdeen Idaho and went as SOREN. He passed away in 1999. Several years ago his widow gave us his photo albums from his Service in Vietnam. Something has been moving in me to reach out to see if anyone can tell me more about his service or if the pictures I have of other Service Men might be helpful to other families. Soren was awarded a Line Haul Certificate for January-March 1970 was looking for some history on that. I know he drove an armored jeep and served close to the gun truck “Satans Lil Angel”. Any information would be great wither you knew him or not. I have some photo albums and willing to share just let me know. Thanks for your service, Scott
Hi Fella,s Been out of the loop a long time, hope all are doing well. Yes , i found the original m54a2 [E 5 8261 ] hood i.d. , used for Colonel , well not found but it went to Royal Saudi Land Forces ; when ?.where? available ? anyone here have contacts there could ck this out , , just a thought , 50 gunner
Tomorrow will be the Anniversary of 9-11. Aircraft Piloted by enemies of the USA and causing the World Trade Center, Tower 1 and 2 to come down. Say a lil prayer and remember those that lost their life in the World trade center, Pentagon, and flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa. Also remember those, military and civilian, who answered the call and gave their life for our country afterward. PLEASE never forget this.
From John (“Crowbar”) Porter…
YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE DEDICATION OF THE REPLICA GUN TRUCK BRUTUS:
1 OCT 2016
MILITARY VETERANS MUSEUM & EDUCATION CENTER, 4300 POBEREZNY RD, OSHKOSH WI 54902.
IT WILL BE DEDICATED TO HONOR ALL OF THE ARMY TRANSPORTATION CORP’S UNITS THAT SERVED IN VIETNAM.
IT WILL BE ON PERMANENT LOAN TO THE MUSEUM WHO PROVIDED THE CREW THAT CONSTRUCTED THE EXACT REPLICA OF BRUTUS TO ITS 1969 CONFIGURATION AND DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB. THEY WILL HAVE IT ON DISPLAY AT THE MUSEUM FOR THE PUBLIC VIEWING.
BRUTUS BELONGS TO ROGER BLINK THE THIRD DRIVER OF BRUTUS WHO WILL BE TAKING IT OUT OF THE MUSEUM AT VARIOUS TIME FOR PARADES AND SPECIAL OCCASIONS.
THE POINT OF CONTACT FOR THIS IS: ROGER BLINK. E-MAIL: RJBLINKINC@AOL.COM
Kokomo Reunion at the healing field on route 26, September 15 to 18, 2016. Pictures are from last year. Wildthing and Untouchable crew will arrive on the 14th to set up. Again we will be in front of the big flag by the stage.
Here is the final version of the Ambush case studies Vol. 1 by Richard Kilblane. Rich is the Transportation Corps Historian, US Army Transportation School, Fort Lee, Va. Give it a little time to load.
Jack Horvath’s 2 Million Miles of Bad Road that was in the Vietnam Magazine, The Video is also on the site. Click on TRUCKERS below. You can subscribe to Vietnam Magazine.
John (Jack) Horvath, 64th TC, Wanted to share this.
I must sadly report that Bruce Askew, 523rd TC has passed. Bruce attended many Gatherings and loved to sit on my tailgate and tell stories. He will be missed. My prayers go out to Diane and Bruce’s family.