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Dedication of Brutus Replica Gun Truck

From John (“Crowbar”) Porter…

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE DEDICATION OF THE REPLICA GUN TRUCK BRUTUS:

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1 OCT 2016

11AM

MILITARY VETERANS MUSEUM & EDUCATION CENTER, 4300 POBEREZNY RD, OSHKOSH WI 54902.

IT WILL BE DEDICATED TO HONOR ALL OF THE ARMY TRANSPORTATION CORP’S UNITS THAT SERVED IN VIETNAM.

IT WILL BE ON PERMANENT LOAN TO THE MUSEUM WHO PROVIDED THE CREW THAT CONSTRUCTED THE EXACT REPLICA OF BRUTUS TO ITS 1969 CONFIGURATION AND DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB. THEY WILL HAVE IT ON DISPLAY AT THE MUSEUM FOR THE PUBLIC VIEWING.

BRUTUS BELONGS TO ROGER BLINK THE THIRD DRIVER OF BRUTUS WHO WILL BE TAKING IT OUT OF THE MUSEUM AT VARIOUS TIME FOR PARADES AND SPECIAL OCCASIONS.

THE POINT OF CONTACT FOR THIS IS: ROGER BLINK. E-MAIL: RJBLINKINC@AOL.COM

1B DENNIS ORSESKE, MEL YOHN, DAVE KERSZTYN, DALE ANDERSEN, LARRY KUEPPER, AL ALLEN, CRAIG BILDERNACK (HOLDING M-16)

 
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Kokomo Sept 2016

Kokomo Reunion at the healing field on route 26, September 15 to 18,  2016.  Pictures are from last year. Wildthing and Untouchable 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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Convoy Ambush Case Studies

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Here is the final version of the Ambush case studies Vol. 1  by Richard Kilblane. Rich is the Transportation Corps Historian, US Army Transportation School, Fort Lee, Va.  Give it a little time to load.

 
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Vietnam Magazines Version of Jacks 2 Million Miles

Jack Horvath’s 2 Million Miles of Bad Road that was in the Vietnam Magazine, The Video is also on the site. Click on TRUCKERS below. You can subscribe to Vietnam Magazine.

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http://shop.historynet.com/collections/frontpage/products/vietnam

 

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Two Million Miles Of Bad Road

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

https://www.youtube.com/embed/W50xn1h4Tus

 
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Bruce Askew 523rd TC

I must sadly report that Bruce Askew, 523rd TC has passed. Bruce attended many Gatherings and loved to sit on my tailgate and tell stories. He will be missed. My prayers go out to Diane and Bruce’s family.

http://www.newcomeralbany.com/Obituary/123932/Bruce-L-Askew/Albany-New%20York

 
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Gathering 14 Guntrucks

030Guntrucks arrivingGuntrucks lining up at the Chattanooga Gathering. three are here Ace of Spad003es, Untouchable,  and  the latest creation by Roger Blink and crew, BRUTUS.  Everyone is already enjoying.

 
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Guntruck Songs

     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

 
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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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DoD at 2016 Clearfield County Fair Parade

Per my wife:  "And here we have the old worn thorn among the energetic roses of the CHS Girls Golf Team!"

Per my wife: “And here we have the old worn thorn among the energetic roses of the CHS Girls Golf Team!”