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Satans Li’l Angel shows at Army Heritage Days

From Rod Keckler: Satans Li’l Angel has been to the Carlisle, PA show for four years now…

AHEC 5-16-15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
John Dodd

B B King

BB King the Legendary Blues singer passed last night at 89 years. He was my favorite. I’m a oldies and Blues lover.  R I P  You will be missed.

(added note from deb…a legend has joined the ranks…)

 
KeepingTheAceMemory_deb

Thank You ALL For Your Service…

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ARMED FORCES DAY 2015

Many Americans celebrate Armed Forces Day annually on the third Saturday of May. It is a day to pay tribute to men and women who serve the United States’ armed forces. Armed Forces Day is also part of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second Saturday of May.

Background:  On August 31, 1949, Louis Johnson, who was the United States’ Secretary of Defense, announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy and Air Force Days. The event stemmed from the armed forces’ unification under one department – the Department of Defense. The Army, Navy and Air Force leagues adopted the newly formed day. The Marine Corps League declined to drop support for Marine Corps Day but supports Armed Forces Day too.

The first Armed Forces Day was celebrated on Saturday, May 20, 1950. The theme for that day was “Teamed for Defense”, which expressed the unification of all military forces under one government department. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, the day was designed to expand public understanding of what type of job was performed and the role of the military in civilian life.

Armed Forces Day was a day for the military to show “state-of-the-art” equipment to Americans. It was also a day to honor and acknowledge Americans in the armed forces. Parades, open houses, receptions and air shows were held at the inaugural Armed Forces Day.  Armed Forces Day is still celebrated nationwide today and is part of Armed Forces Week.

Respectfully, deb

 
John Dodd

Rolling Thunder XXVIII

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Rolling Thunder Washington DC, May 22 to 25 , 2015. Come to Washington and join Rolling Thunder in remembering our POW’s and MIA’s on May 23rd.

 

 
John Dodd

2015 Gathering XIII Chattanooga, Tn

Make them reservations to insure you get the room you want. We will keep you updated here as things happen. Just click the image to enlarge. I will also put as pdf .
Gathering XIII  as pdf
  GatheringInfoFromKathy as pdf              Registration Form To Print as pdf
Gathering2015Flyer as a pdf

 

Gathering2015Flyer

 

 
John Dodd

Gun Truck Builds

I hear rumors about Guntruck replicas being built, NC, Tx, Ok. Does anyone have any info about people building Guntruck Replicas?

 
John Dodd

April 30, 1975

Saigon fell to the commy’s April 30 1975. I was in Germany and remember finding a quite spot and crying. I think there is a show on PBS  Thursday night , The Last Days in Vietnam.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_of_Saigon

 

 
John Dodd

Lest We Forget SW Michigan

Lest we forget annual event, St Joseph/Benton Harbor, MI, June 19 to 21, 2015.    http://www.lestweforgetusa.org       The Wildthing Guntruck is planning to be there.

 

 
John Dodd

3rd Port Army Mariners

REUNION..3rd Port Army Mariners, 15 to 17 May, 2015, Ft. Eustis, Va. Read the Gathering Newsletter for details.

Contact: tugchick@aol.com

 
John Dodd

IN MEMORY OF BILL PARKS

Bill Parks Gathering XAKA srjeeper/creampuff

Bill sent this to Deb after Gathering X. She and I think it’s appropriate to share with all.

RIP Bill WELCOME HOME

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