John Dodd

Two Million Miles Of Bad Road

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

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

 
Frenchie

Weather in Maine

IT IS 14 DEGREES AND FEELS LIKE 14 BELOW ZERO, SUPPOSE TO GET A GOOD SNOW STORM, LAST SNOW STORM THE WEATHERMAN SAID A COUPLE INCHES, WE GOT ABOUT 8 INCHS, THIS STORM THEY SAID 5-8 INCHES, CAN’T BELIEVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL, WE’LL PROBABLY GET DOUBLE THAT IN SNOW.   JUST FIGURED YOU GUYS MAY LIKE TO KNOW HOW OUR WEATHER IS, COLDER THAN HELL IS ALL I AM GONNA SAY, HAAAAAAA, HAVE A GOOD ONE, LATER FRENCHIE

 
John Dodd

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

February

1965:  Military coup in Saigon replaced General Khanh  with a new Government led by Dr. Phan Huy Quat.

1966:  Senator Robert Kennedy criticized President Johnson  decision to resume bombing of N Vietnam, stating the US is on a road of which there no return.

1967: American religious groups stages a nationwide “Fast and Peace” protest.

1968: The US defeated the NVA in the Battle for Saigon during TET.

1969: letters from Vietnam Veteran Ronald Ridenhour  Resulted in the My Lai massacre investigation.

1971: Operation Lam son 719  with 17,000 S Vietnam soldiers attacking 22,000 NVA inside Laos  in an attempt to sever the Ho Chi Minh trail.

 

 

 

 

 
Frenchie

SNOW STORM STORMAGEDDON

JUST FIGURED LET EVERYONE KNOW

WE DODGED THE BULLET HERE IN MAINE, WE DIDN’T GET NOT EVEN ONE SNOW FLAKE.

GOT LUCKY FOR ONCE, USUALLY WE GET POUNDED HARD, BUT LUCKILY NOT ON THIS LAST STORM,

LATER BRUCE

 
Frenchie

HOW MANY GUYS VOLUNTEERED TO GO ON RECON EVEN THOUGH OUR MOS WAS FOR TRANSPORTATION

I have Never Seen Any Post about this question on any of the Sites, when I was in the 597th. in Phutai some of us were asked to Volunteer  to do Re-Con, I and many other guys voluntered and we were drop  off by Chopper in a Huey about half-way between QuiNohn and Phutai in the Mountains, Luckily we never made any Contac,t but we found Motars made with Bamboo, etc..   We walked in the Streams, stayed off the trails and all, to avoid booby traps, etc., and later picked up.

I am just curious how many guys here have volunteered for the same stuff.

I had done this during 1971-1972.    I am just hoping maybe by chance, maybe somehere, someone here was with me during that time or had done this, would appreciate any input.

I figure this would be a Good Question to Post,   I have never asked this question, but figured just how many here have done this, any information would be appreciated.

Just because we were in a Transportation Unit, doesn’t mean we all drove trucks and did everything pertaining to a Transportation Unit.    Many times we was asked if we wanted to Volunteer for Night Convoys, Which I did also and some of my Buddies also did,  while a Gunner on the King Cobra in the 597th.

Any Input would be nice, thanks, later Bruce

 
KeepingTheAceMemory_deb

From the National VVA

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The Special Operations Association

 
prguntruck

1966 Jeep and 67 trailer available to a good (veteran) home!

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I picked up this wonderful duo from a Vietnam Veteran that did the restoration and was enjoying them in his little home town until health issues got in the way.
The jeep starts and runs great! I have driven it only locally and for parades.
It’s only issue I’ve seen is that the brakes pull to 1 side, so they need adjusting.
The trailer is great shape and is ready for more adventures. Obviously, the trailer is great way to haul coolers of beer,
or perhaps some suitcases or whatever.
Contact me if you want to come on down to Nashville to test drive and make an offer.
I am offering it here to Veterans first rather than just sell it to a “collector”.
I know that there’s plenty of collectors who would make this deal just to get the trailer, but I would like this Olive Drab Duo to put some sparkle into the eyes of a veteran.
More pictures are available, let me know if you’re interested, and I can send you more pics by email.
Dan
615-319-9099
Rhamepublishers@aol.com

 
John Dodd

Dean Triffitt 1098th TC

Guys and Girls, Dean Triffit needs some prayer. Dean has  stomach cancer He also has pancreatitis. He is not handling the cemo very well. It has caused his bowels to blow and had surgery for that. He is in intensive care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. His wife Sue is holding up best she can. Dean and Sue attends the Gathering every year. He calls himself  one o the boat people, He was in the 1098th TC, Qui Nhon, 67/68. Just say a lil prayer for him and Sue

 
John Dodd

Gathering XIV Aug 2016

HERE IS WHAT WE BEEN WAITING FOR. GET 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

2015/16 Roll Call

It’s that time of year again. I’ll run the Roll Call for about a month. Let us know you are still around.Roll Call