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My Father in-law

My father in-law was LEONARD S. CONFORTH served in 8th Trans Op I think from 1969-1970. Though out his life he lived in Aberdeen Idaho and went as SOREN. He passed away in 1999. Several years ago his widow gave us his photo albums from his Service in Vietnam. Something has been moving in me to reach out to see if anyone can tell me more about his service or if the pictures I have of other Service Men might be helpful to other families.  Soren was awarded a Line Haul Certificate for January-March 1970 was looking for some history on that. I know he drove an armored jeep and served close to the gun truck “Satans Lil Angel”.   Any information would be great wither you knew him or not.  I have some photo albums and willing to share just let me know.  Thanks for your service, Scott

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John Dodd

John Clobes

Johns wife, Barbara, Just called and told me that John Passed away on June 28 2016. He was a member of the 446th TC 66-67 Vietnam.  He was a regular at The Gathering and Pigeon Forge. R I P John, Welcome Home You can go online and leave a message to Barbara. If you want to send a card email me for her address.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theleafchronicle/obituary.aspx?pid=180508633

 

 

 
John Dodd

Dallas Texas

We need to keep the  all Police especially Dallas in our prayers after the tragic ambush.Dallas

 
John Dodd

The Untouchable At Veterans Memorial

The Untouchable at the memorial, little misting rain, not many people. They were waiting until the fireworks started. I didn’t want to get stuck in that. I also posted a Photo Gallery.021012

 
John Dodd

4 July 2016

Have a happy 4th of July all. Have a safe holidaylflag 2

 
red523rd

Mike Eischens / Driver of Black Widow 523rd / 70-71

Prayers are needed for Mike Eischens’ wife Pat from Minnesota. He was a driver for the Black Widow 523rd. She has had a major heart attack and is in need of our prayers. It is a serious situation. They have attended many of the Gatherings and alot of you know them…Red and Sherry.

 
John Dodd

Gathering XIV Aug 2016

TIME TO MAKE THEM RESERVATIONS

GATHERING XIV, Chattanooga, TN 2016
The 14th Gathering will be held again in Chattanooga, TN
HOTEL INFORMATION: August 8 to August 14, 2016 (Registration starts Tuesday, Aug 9
Best Western Plus Arbour Inn & Suites
6710 Ringgold Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37412
Front Desk 423-893-7979 for reservations
Room types: 110 rooms available
King: $64.99 King Suite: $74.99
Double: $84.99 Double Suite: $84.99
Pool-Patio: $89.99 Bed Tax is 17.25%

For RV’ers:
Camping World RV Park, 6728 Ringgold Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37412
423-892-8275 Good Sam accepted
Last day to make reservations: 7/15/2016

If necessary, there are several properties nearby with the same manager (Bill Brennan) for overflow.
Friday Dinner will be held off site.

Be sure to make your reservations early. You can always cancel, but you might not find a good room if you wait till the last minute.

 

 
John Dodd

Gathering 14 Registration and Itenary

The Gathering 2016 Registration

Click above for Registration and information for Gathering 14. You may have to click it again on the comment page.

 
John Dodd

Kokomo Sept 2016

Kokomo Reunion at the healing field on route 26, September 15 to 18,  2016.  Pictures are from last year. Wildthing crew will arrive on the 14th to set up. Again we will be in front of the big flag by the stage.

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GUNTRUCKER

Larry Dahl Challenge Coin

I received my Larry Dahl Challenge Coin (359th TC) today and it’s really a great piece.Gunner Brutus Larry Dahl Challenge Coin

Guntrucker (James)