KeepingTheAceMemory_deb

Thinking of you ALL…

I just wanted to share a picture that needs no words — but it’s that “silent” reminder to me just how special you all are…  Keep in touch with one another… time goes by much too fast.FacesOfFreedomPoster

 
John Dodd

Line Haul Reunion

Line Haul Reunion

 
Frenchie

HAPPY EASTER TO ONE & ALL

HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL MEAL AND SAFE HOLIDAY.

 
John Dodd

Big Sandy Shoot

Good one from The Colonel

 
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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GUNTRUCKER

PAUL GOLDEN PASSED

Golden, Paul Wayne 3-12-2017

I’m sorry to report that Paul Wayne Golden, an NCOIC and gunner on Psychotic Reaction died on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

Paul was a great guy and he will be missed. Condolences to his wife Phyllis and his entire family. May his soul rest in peace.

Guntrucker (James)

Added the below tribute to Paul.

https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/9F7MKRMYMKD895JL

 
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

Guntruck Build

Received an email from John Porter in reference to Gun Truck rebuild. If you can help contact him at addy at bottom of message

Hey John, its Wade again.

So our organization is getting really serious about building a gun truck. We have sold our deuce and a half and are now looking for an M54 to acquire, whether thorough donation, or through purchase to recreate a Gun truck.
I would like to get in contact with the Gun Truck community and find out what gun trucks have already been rebuilt, so we don’t rebuild another one.
Our organization is planning to do a massive 4 day rebuild of a gun truck, much like what they would have done in Vietnam.
Attached is a document describing kind of what we would be doing, please feel free to help in anyway possible.
So the biggest things we need are:
list of already built gun trucks
List of all gun trucks built and the unit they were with
Contact  into the Gun Truck community
M54 five ton truck

Thanks John, and thank you for your service to our country.

Wade Stout
wstout@freedomvehicles.org
freedomvehicles.org

 

 

 

 Below is the attachment

 

freedomvehicles.org

 

 

Promote Your Brand

while increasing Patriotism and Freedom

Sponsors Needed

Freedom Vehicles Association in connection with Americas Freedom Festival will be bringing to Orem, Utah the largest July 4th military vehicle and equipment display in America.  Over 50,000 visitors enjoyed the interactive displays in 2016 where they participated in various activities such as using, touching, seeing, and smelling the tools and equipment used to defend the Freedoms we hold so dear.

The 2017 Freedom Vehicles Military Outpost will be the most exciting and interactive outpost yet as we restore a Vietnam or WWII lite armored vehicle during the event. We intend to complete the build just in time for the Freedom Festival Parade where 300,000 spectators will watch this armored vehicle rumble down the route with the build crew and sponsors in tow. Freedom Vehicles will be streaming the build and convoy live on Facebook and on YouTube and we intend to produce a 42 minute reality TV show focused on the build. The production will include interviews of build team members, tips and tricks on how to restore your own vehicles, reviews of tools used, and any drama that may occur as we try to restore this battle fatigued vehicle.

In addition to the build-off visitors will see more than 50 vintage military vehicles and over 8,000 military artifacts representing all 20th century conflicts.  Interactive demonstrations such as shooting a machine gun, making dog tags, and participating in boot camp will round out the day of fun and educational activities.  This event will keep visitors happy and interested; from the history majors to the car buffs we will have something that will keep everyone coming back for more.

If your company supports the freedoms we hold dear and want to be a sponsor of this life changing event we invite you to support us and let more than 500,000 people know you care about freedom.

Sponsorship Levels

NOTE: All sponsors will be recognized beginning May 1 on the Freedom Vehicles Association Facebook page with a link to your organizations Facebook page and a link to your website from FreedomVehicles.com within the appropriate sponsorship category.  Additionally all sponsors will be identified on banners in the appropriate sponsorship category.

 

Second Lieutenant Sponsor – $250

  • Recognition on Facebook, website , and banners as a Second Lieutenant Sponsor

 

First Lieutenant Sponsor – $500

  • Recognition on Facebook, websites , and banners as a First Lieutenant Sponsor

Captain Sponsor – $750

  • Recognition on Facebook, websites , and banners as a Captain Sponsor

Major Sponsor – $1,000

  • Recognition on Facebook, websites , and banners as a Major Sponsor
  • Major Sponsor Events

o   Soldier Inspection

o   Motor Pool tour

o   Tire run

o   Tunnel crawl

o   Army Crawl / Log Under

o   Monkey Bridge

o   Artillery training (cannons)

o   Marching in Formation

o   Combat Practice

o   Combat Scenarios (re-enactment)

o   Hair cut

Lieutenant Colonel Sponsor – $1,500

  • Recognition on Facebook, websites , and banners as a Lieutenant Colonel Sponsor
  • Lieutenant Colonel Event

o   Shoot machine gun

Colonel Sponsor – $2,000

  • Recognition on Facebook, websites , and banners as a Colonel Sponsor
  • Souvenirs will be given to participants that have your logo, name, or slogan printed on the souvenir

o   Name tape / stencil

Brigadier General Sponsor $4,000

  • Recognition on Facebook, websites , and banners as a Brigadier General Sponsor
  • Souvenirs will be given to participants that have attached a tag with your logo, name, slogan, and brief info about your company. This tag will also have information about why this souvenir was important in history

o   Dog tags

o   Uniform (T-shirt)

o   Unit patch

o   Back pack

o   Insignia

Major General Sponsor $6,000

  • Recognition on Facebook, websites , and banners as a Major General Sponsor
  • Identify a Vehicle as sponsored by your organization by flying the Major General Flags on the bumpers with your logo/name on them

Lieutenant General Sponsor $10,000

  • Recognition on Facebook, websites , and banners as a Lieutenant General Sponsor
  • Extra signs and badging that identify your company as the sponsoring organization
  • A custom event for your employees where they can get a ride in the vehicles sometime in August or September 2017.

General Sponsor $20,000

  • Recognition on Facebook, websites , and banners as a General Sponsor
  • Extra signs and badging that identify your company as the sponsoring organization
  • Build off Vehicle stenciled with your company name, logo, etc. for a minimum of three years
  • Maintain General Sponsorship status for two years on all digital media pages
  • Identified in media productions as a General Sponsor
  • No competitor sponsorships will be awarded

 

General of the Army Sponsor $100,000

  • Recognition on Facebook, websites , and banners as General of the Army Sponsor until May of 2018
  • Extra signs and badging that identify your company as the sponsoring organization
  • Permanent name on placard honoring your contribution to freedom in our museum
  • Five years as a major sponsor at all printed banners
  • Maintain General of the Army Sponsorship status for three years on all digital media pages
  • Identified in media productions as a General of the Army Sponsor for three years
  • No competitor sponsorships will be awarded

 

 


 
John Dodd

Gathering Newsletter

The latest Gathering 15 newsletter, Issue 1,  with info on Gathering 15 September 10 to 15, 2017 and Gathering 14 photos and info is posted. Click Gathering Newsletter at top of page. Thanks to Barbara and Deb for this Newsletter. Barbara became sick during the Chattanooga Gathering and is getting better now. For some reason after you click Gathering 15 Newsletter, then on the next page click it again.
 
John Dodd

Trip to Khe Sahn Hwy 9 Rockpile

Interesting read and pictures. Click below.

http://www.mishalov.com/vietnam.11-12march2013.html

Added Below Surrender of Camp Carroll on Hwy 9 from Sgt Willie.

http://www.vnafmamn.com/surrender_carroll.html

 

I added the below of Hwy 9