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John Dodd

88th Trans Co Reunion

88th Transportation Company (Ankhe Vietnam)

March 9 to 10. 2018 at LaPorte, IN   Contact Paul Otte (812)498-3790  or email ronda_weston@yahoo.com

 

 
John Dodd

3rd Port Reunion Of Army Mariners

3rd Port Army Mariners Reunion, Fort Eustis, Virginia, 5/19. Contact Becky Brashears, (757)566-8110  or   3rdportreunion@gmail.com.

 

 
John Dodd

Gathering XVI (2018) Flyer

2018 Gathering PF Flyer2018 Gathering XVI flyer

 

 
John Dodd

Kokomo Sept 2018

Kokomo Reunion at the healing field on route 26, September 13 to 16,  2018.  Wildthing  crew will arrive on the 12th to set up. Again we will be in front of the big flag by the stage unless things are changed. I am leaving some old comments and pictures here. Hotel reservations must be made early as the rooms are usually gone by March. call and Make them. You can always cancel if needed.  Kokomo city is about 6 miles  Hotels are 7 to 10 miles. Some of the Wild Thing group stay at the Super 8 or Holiday Inn Express in Gas City about 18 miles away. For more info  www.hcvvo.net  Motel 6 is just a place to sleep, coffee. We allways go to Choo Choo McGoos for breakfast, Best in town. Some hotel Info listed below.

 

HOTEL PRICE’S For Sept. 13-16, 2018

Together with the Kokomo Chamber of Commerce we have contacted several hotel’s to promote Veterans discounts for the September Reunion. 

 

Quality Inn & Suites(formerly Fairfield Inn) $80.00 plus tax
Phone: 765-453-8822 (you must call this number to receive this rate)

Super 8 – $89.99 plus tax
Phone: 765-455-3288 (you must call this number to receive this rate)

Comfort Inn – 99.00 plus tax
Phone: 765-452-5050 (you must call this number & ask for E-Troop rate)

La Quinta Inn & Suites (formerly Holiday Inn Express) contacting new owner at this time.

Motel 6 (contact early fills up fast)
Phone: 765-457-8211 

Days Inn – No general Veterans discount rate but several groups stay there for discounted rate.
Phone: 765-450-9766

Baymont Inn & Suites – Have not heard back from Manager.
Phone: 765-459-8001

Courtyard by Marriott – Offering a 15% Veterans discount off of regular Rate 
Phone: 765-453-0800

Hampton Inn & Suites – Rate $159.00 no Veterans discount offered. 
Phone: 765-459-8001

 

All discounted rates expire July 1st 2018

http://www.hcvvo.net                                                                 

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GUNTRUCKER

HAIRCUT

I’m smiling because I just got my hair cut.Jan 11, 2017

 
KeepingTheAceMemory_deb

Guntruck Songs

Thought I’d add another tune — it may sound familiar…

I couldn’t find a song about King Cobra — but here’s a familiar one you might remember… “Hey Little Cobra.”  

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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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

 
Frenchie

HOW THE WEATHER IN YOUR AREA, AT MY PLACE THIS MORNING ITS 22 BELOW ZERO, NOT INCLUDING THE WIND CHILL FACTOR, HOWS YOUR WEATHER TEMP AT YOUR PLACE AND STATE.

ALL I KNOW IS I AM GLAD I AM INSIDE AND NOT WORKING OUTSIDE LIKE I USED TO DO AT BATH IRON WORKS SHIPYARD ON THE RIVER, COLDER THAN HELL HERE IN MAINE, TIME TO HEAD SOUTH, HELL, THE WIFE DON’T WANT TO GO SOUTH, I NEED SOME GOOD IDEAS TO GET HER TO GO, AT LEAST FOR THE WINTER, NOTHING I HAVE TRIED WORKS, GUESS SHE IS TOUGH THAN A RAILROAD SPIKE, HAA, HAVE A GREAT ONE EVERYONE AND HAPPY NEW YEARS FROM FRENCHIE IN MAINE.

 
KeepingTheAceMemory_deb

Merry Christmas

ChristmasAce

Thinking of all of you…

 
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.

VietnamOpenScreen Shot 2015-03-06 at 6.56.45 PM

 

 

 
John Dodd

More Sad News

I am saddened to report that Teresa Cochran, Wife of Danny Cochran from 523rd TC, has passed away. She was in surgery and passed at 0035 this morning. Saying a prayer for Danny and Family. RIP Teresa.   

Obituary for Teresa Childers Cochran

TERESA CHILDERS COCHRAN

January 11, 1955  To  December 12, 2017

Mrs. Teresa Childers Cochran, age 62, of Fairmount passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. She was born January 11, 1955 to Sherman Dolphus and Velva Childers.

She is survived by her husband Danny Cochran of Fairmount; daughters and son-in-law, Kristina and Kevin Crook of Ranger, Sonia Mathews of Jasper; grandchildren, Joseph Crook, Kolbi Crook, Tyler Estes, Brandon Estes; brothers, T. D. and Billie Jean Childers of Jasper, Jackie and Greta Childers of Suches; sisters, Joan Gaddis of Fairmount, Susan and Jim Parks of Jasper, Linda and Junior Higgins of Fairmount. She was preceded in death by her sister, Helen Padgett and brother-in-law, Butch Gaddis.

The funeral service will be at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 19, 2017 in the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Larry Kelley officiating. Interment will be at Georgia National Cemetery Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.

The family will be receiving friends at Roper Funeral Home on Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Monday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral hour.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to help a needy family for Christmas. Donations can be made through Roper Funeral Home.

Arrangements are entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home & Crematory in Jasper, Georgia.

Online condolences can be made at www.roperfuneralhome.com.