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Thanksgiving In Another World…

I came across this in my collection of memories…  I thought it might look familiar to a few.  Thank you ALL for sacrificing so much…  Respectfully, deb

FC-102E, USARV T-DAY CARD, 1970

FC-102F, USARV T-DAY CARD, 1970

 
John Dodd

Have A Good Thanksgiving

ThanksgivingHappy Thanksgiving to all.  From vietnam-guntrucks . Please think of those soldiers who are unable to come home  as we sit down and eat turkey. Watch your weight, you gonna gain 5 pounds.

 
John Dodd

Gathering Newsletter

The latest Gathering 15 newsletter, Issue 3, 6 Nov, with details on Gathering 15  held at Morro Bay, Ca and info on Gathering 16, XVI.  Click Gathering Newsletter at top of page.  For some reason after you click Gathering 15 Newsletter, then on the next page click it again. Thanks goes out to Barbara and Deb for making the newsletters possible.
 
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Gun Truck Radio Show Interview

Hello everyone,  John Porter (“Crowbar,” 359th) sent this out.  I thought there might be a few that didn’t get a chance to listen, and might be able to listen to it here.  Respectfully, deb

From: John Porter
Subject: GUN TRUCK RADIO SHOW
Date: October 26, 2017 at 7:01:01 PM CDT
 
FOR THOSE NOT ON FACEBOOK
ATTACHED IS THE AUDIO OF A RADIO SHOW FROM STATION KKXX IN CA
VETERANS TALK RADIO, WITH TANK KONSTENIUS
JIM COPPEL & WAYNE DOBO’S WERE INTERVIEWED FOR IT
IT’S THE FIRST OF 3 OR MORE SHOW’S THEY’LL BE DOING ON GUN TRUCK’S.
PLEASE FORWARD IT TO THE GUN TRUCKER’S YOU KNOW
 
JOHN  “CROWBAR”
 
John Dodd

Gathering XVI (2018) Flyer

2018 Gathering PF Flyer2018 Gathering XVI flyer

 

 
Jay

Thanks For the info on a fallen brother.

John,
Thank you for the heads up on Tally, I’m so saddened by the info. I was just able to
Get back in to the site and read the post. May he forever Rest.

Jay

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Pics Added…

Hello everyone…  I just wanted to let ya’ll know some new pics have been added to the “Photo Galleries” tab.  John added a couple new ones (which appear at the top), and I received over 200 pics from a young man, Scott Martin.  His Father-In-Law, Soren Cornforth, passed away not too long ago.  Scott was helping with the family’s grief, and reached out to the guntruck community for anyone who might have known Soren.  His photo album is about the seventh from the top (titled “Soren Cornforth”).  Soren spent some time with the 669th on Satan’s Li’l Angel.  Scott can be reached by email — his info is on the Member’s List tab (Scott Martin).

Also, I’m finding the Photo Gallery page to be a little on the ornery side (that’s stubborn too!-).  It seems to behave a lot better if you change the “…Galleries per page…” default at the top from 5 to 0.  It will take a little while to change — but it’s worked every time that way for me!

Respectfully,

deb

 
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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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Guntruck Songs

I couldn’t find a song about King Cobra — but here’s a familiar one you might remember… “Hey Little Cobra.”  And I had to share this 1970 Nitty Gritty Dirt Band version of Mr. Bojangles!

 

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

Granny’s Gang Guntruck

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Granny’s Gang

This came from Edd. Does anyone have any history on it? You Engineer guys might have some data.