Prayer Request

May God hold their hands and see them safely home.  Dan

 
John Dodd

Prayer Request

Dan Medley and the Guntruck site areRonnie-Lourinda Rogers requesting prayers for Lourinda Rogers. She underwent heart surgey today to repair arteries and insert some stendts. She is the wife of Ronnie Rogers, 523rd TC. Ronnie is disabled and Gary Smith is working with the DAV to transport him, daily,  to the hospital to be with Lourinda. They both regularly attend the Gathering and Line Haul Reunion.

 
Stoney

WELCOME HOME

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John Dodd

523rd TC 1970

Dar Sanders, 815th Engineers, found a 523rd member in Michigan. I think his name is Mike Benson, who doesn’t have internet.. He is wanting to contact 523rd/ Ace of Spades Guntruck crew members from 1970. Some names he knew was Larsen, Corsell, and someone known as Beatle. If anyone has info I can contact Sanders.

 
Steve Hall 141

The Colonel 80GP 92 BN 363T 141 Original designer and driver

 

As received

As received

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After naming

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Rear protection

Rear protection

3rd repaint

3rd repaint

 
John Dodd

50 GUNNER 363rd TC Road Runner

Photo submitted by Dana Stoddard, 50 Gunner, 363 TC. Just click on the picture to enlarge. Steve Hall was the original driver and designed the paint scheme. The letters were outlined in white and later filled in with red. I posted this earlier in the year and am bringing it to the top again.

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Proud American

Veterans Parade Columbus, Georgia

Proud American helped recognize the Guntruckers and all Veterans at a Veterans Parade in Manchester, Georgia on 1 November and again on 8 November in Columbus, Georgia.

Here’s a few pics in no particular order:

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Veterans Day Poem

JUST A COMMON SOLDIER
(A Soldier Died Today)
by A. Lawrence Vaincourt

He was getting old and paunchy and his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the Legion, telling stories of the past.
Of a war that he had fought in and the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with his buddies; they were heroes, every one.

And tho’ sometimes, to his neighbors, his tales became a joke,
All his Legion buddies listened, for they knew whereof he spoke.
But we’ll hear his tales no longer for old Bill has passed away,
And the world’s a little poorer, for a soldier died today.

He will not be mourned by many, just his children and his wife,
For he lived an ordinary and quite uneventful life.
Held a job and raised a family, quietly going his own way,
And the world won’t note his passing, though a soldier died today.

When politicians leave this earth, their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing and proclaim that they were great.
Papers tell their whole life stories, from the time that they were young,
But the passing of a soldier goes unnoticed and unsung.

Is the greatest contribution to the welfare of our land
A guy who breaks his promises and cons his fellow man?
Or the ordinary fellow who, in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his Country and offers up his life?

A politician’s stipend and the style in which he lives
Are sometimes disproportionate to the service that he gives.
While the ordinary soldier, who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal and perhaps, a pension small.

It’s so easy to forget them for it was so long ago,
That the old Bills of our Country went to battle, but we know
It was not the politicians, with their compromise and ploys,
Who won for us the freedom that our Country now enjoys.

Should you find yourself in danger, with your enemies at hand,
Would you want a politician with his ever-shifting stand?
Or would you prefer a soldier, who has sworn to defend
His home, his kin and Country and would fight until the end?

He was just a common soldier and his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us we may need his like again.
For when countries are in conflict, then we find the soldier’s part
Is to clean up all the troubles that the politicians start.

If we cannot do him honor while he’s here to hear the praise,
Then at least let’s give him homage at the ending of his days.
Perhaps just a simple headline in a paper that would say,
Our Country is in mourning, for a soldier died today.

 
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Thank you…

Happy Veteran’s Day Everyone.  Thank you for all you did, and continue to do…

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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.