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John Dodd

Gathering 2017 (XV) Morro Bay, CA

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.

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John Dodd

Line Haul Reunion

Line Haul Reunion

 
John Dodd

Dean Triffett 1098th TC

I have learned that Dean’s wife Susan passed away this afternoon. I had talked to Dean after Christmas and he told me that she had just had bypass surgery. Dean is also battling stomach cancer and taking Dialysis 3 times a week. Dean needs our prayers. RIP Sue

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Susan-Triffitt&lc=7209&pid=183533515&mid=7242366

 
John Dodd

Ho Chi Minh Trail

Got this in a email from Wayne Chalker. Lots of pictures and things along the trail after the war. Mostly Laos, but good.

http://www.laosgpsmap.com/ho-chi-minh-trail-laos/

 

 
John Dodd

WEATHER

How is the weather in your neighborhood? Southside Virginia has 8 inches and more snow for about 2  more hours. Stay warm.

 
KeepingTheAceMemory_deb

Guntruck Songs

 

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:

PLAYBOYS:

ROAD RUNNER:

BLACK WIDOW:

RUNNIN’ BARE:

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…”

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…)

WILD THING:

DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS!..

PSYCHOTIC REACTION!..;-)

THE CREEPER:

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I noticed John put this post up front – so I couldn’t resist adding more classics:

MATCHBOX:

PALADIN:

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.

Respectfully, deb

 
John Dodd

Iron Horse In Iraq After IED Attack

iron-horse-1Pictures were taken minutes after a IED attack on Iron Horse Guntruck in Iraq. Thanks to Larry Lofts for the pictures

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KeepingTheAceMemory_deb

Vietnam Fire Bases, LZ, and Air Bases

John Dodd has shared this incredible interactive map.   If you click on this link:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?ll=13.432367,107.424316&msa=0&spn=12.457797,21.643066&mid=zQJPAeunyYc4.koiZlsflHgOg

it should take you to the site.  I maximized my screen (not shown here), which allowed the areas to spread out more for viewing.

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John Dodd

88th Trans Co Reunion

88th TC An khe Vietnam. For more info contact Rhonda Weston (219)363-5374  email   rhonda_weston@yahoo.com    They will have their reunion at La Porte, Indiana  11 t0 12 March this year.

 
Frenchie

HAPPY NEW YEARS GANG, FROM THE FRENCHIE

HAVE A SAFE & FUN NEW YEARS, BETTER HERE THAN IT WAS IN NAM AND TO THE YOUNGER VETERANS SAME FOR YOU GUYS, STAY SAFE AND HAVE A FEW COLD ONES FOR US OLD TEENAGERS, WE DON’T GET OLD, WE JUST GET BETTER, HA.