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Gathering XIII Pics

Just want to post a few pics I took at the Gathering this weekend for those who could not attend:GT13-1GT13-2GT13-4GT13-8GT13-12attachmentVR77Z1BB

John Dodd

Gathering 2015

GT1gt2Al MChatanooga Gathering is the biggest ever. People everywhere and more coming in. Getting ready to take a Guntruck ride to the state park this morning.

DoD M37

Daughter of Darkness with kids honoring vets

Fair Parade 2015

Fair Parade 2015

John Dodd

KOKOMO The Place to Be

KOKOMO Wildthing campsite

Time to bring the next event to the top. 17 to 20 Sept, 2015 Kokomo, Indiana with the Wildthing and Randys collection of Vehicles. Lest not forget Sharons great cooking. See you there in front of the big flag.




Gathering 2015 side trip discount

Vets and friends coming to Chattanooga,

Lookout Mountain attractions have given a special promotion of 10% discount to those who buy their tickets on line by August 10th. The promo code is: Gathering. Read their email below for more details.


From: Kathy Blackstone []
Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 5:11 PM
To: Barbara Bower
Subject: Fwd: Promo Code for your group to visit Look Mountain Attractions in Chattanooga, TN (August 2015) – Sherry Harris

This is a promo code for the Lookout Mountain attractions. Some have expressed an interest on this. Can you forward this to the mailing list? They can order the tickets online starting August 10th. Thanks Barb!

Sent from my iPad

Begin forwarded message:

From: Sherry Harris <>
Date: August 5, 2015 at 4:26:15 PM EDT
To: “” <>
Subject: Promo Code for your group to visit Look Mountain Attractions in Chattanooga, TN (August 2015) – Sherry Harris
Reply-To: Sherry Harris <>


I hope this email finds you doing well this afternoon. Per your request, your group may purchase discounted ticket to Lookout Mountain Attractions in Chattanooga, TN onl ine starting August 10 thru August 24, 2015. Your groups Promo code and instruction on how to purchase the discounted tickets are listed below. Your group will receive 10% off retail LMA ticket. As well, should your group decide to visit our beautiful Rock City, they will be featuring their Summer Music Weekends during this time. The Lookout Mountain Attractions ticket is valid for Rock City admission without upgrade. (more information listed below on Rock City’s Summer Music Festival)

Your group may order discounted tickets on line at and add the tickets to their cart. They enter the promo code in step 2 on the Customer/Billing information page. The discount will not appear until the end of their transaction.

Promo Code: gathering

Rock City’s Summer Music Festival Information:
Enjoy some toe-tapping old time, bluegrass, and country music and a Seven States View during Summer Music Weekends featuring the music of Taryn Aimee Smith, High beams, Taylor Kress and the Old Time Travellers. Come enjoy a summer day at Rock City Gardens, enjoy a glass of fresh squeezed lemonade, plan to dine at Cafe 7 – serving southern cuisine with a modern twist and check out the Rock City Raptors Birds of Prey shows in the Critter Classroom.
This year’s Summer Music Weekends festival features even more bands and activities for you to enjoy, so be sure to get in on all the fun! For more information about this event visit:

Group Information Only
The Gathering Group
20 families who have adopted children are coming in.
Promo Code needed for Rock City, Ruby Falls and Incline.
Time Period of online promo: August 10 – August 24, 2015.
This will be a standard promo code offer.
Contact Name: Kathy Blackstone, Coordinator
Phone: 936-239-3006
Visit Date: August 21, 2015

If I can be of any further assistance, please let me know.

Thank you so much,

Sherry R. Harris
Lookout Mountain Attractions

John Dodd

Vietnam Mad Max

Found this article and pictures on Face Book and site.

John Dodd

Early Days of QL19

This was sent around by Jack Horvath, forwarded by Edd Pavlick and Wayne Chalker. Good article. Just click on QL 19.

Early QL 19 battle

John Dodd

Two Million Miles Of Bad Road

John (Jack) Horvath, 64th TC, Wanted to share this.

John Dodd

Marine and Navy dead

2 days ago a  Muslim attacked 2 Naval and Marine stations in Chattanooga, Tn. 4 Marines were killed and now a Navy sailor has died. I would hope Washington will allow guards at all recruiting and other stations. May these 5 hero’s Rest In Peace. I have been away from the site so this post is a lil late.


Guntruck Songs

     As I was listening to my tunes, I couldn’t help but share a few that may bring a smile or two…






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…”


 (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…)






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



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!)


Hope you enjoy.

Respectfully, deb