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GATHERING

THATS GREAT, IM TRYING TO ATTEND, ITS BEEN TOO LONG, IF YOULL HAVE ME, HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO A GREAT BUNCH OF GUYS AND DOLLS…………………..

 
John Dodd

Gathering XII

It has been a wonderful Gathering 12  week. Over 175 attended the Friday night supper and more that 200 attended the gathering. A big THANK YOU to all those who came. THANK YOU to all the Guntruck owners, Sammy Seay Larry Board and the camo Crew, Ron Smith, and Tom throne and Rob Blackstone representing the Untouchable owners. THANK YOU to Barbara Bower, Kathy Blackstone, the Kritzer girls, John Porter and all those volunteers who jumped in and helped. THANKS to all those who dropped off food to the hospitality room. And THANK YOU to those that I missed. The Holiday Inn was great with all the services provided. Please go the hotel website and Trip Advisor  and leave them a review.

I was really moved when Ugly (Ralph Fuller) was honored. Red said it all. I was  in tears when Karen Fuller spoke of  her husband and best  friend. She summed up Ralphs thoughts in his last days. He was a man of many names and he so loved his men.

 think this was the biggest crowd ever. We took in over $5000 fuel money. At 4 to 5miles a gallon this was a huge help to the owners to pay for fuel.

Next years gathering may be Chattanogga, Tn. Details to be posted later.

Gathering 2014 Gp Pic

 
Bob 359th

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Untouchable Tee shirts for sale, will be shipping the first part of April, or you can pickup at any of  the reunion. I am taking orders now so I can see if I need to order more before the reunions   Med to XL    15.00 plus shipping        2XL     17.00 plus shipping
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Gathering XI – Indianapolis, Indiana 2013

Really enjoyed Gathering 11, seeing old friends, the Statehouse tour, Indy 500 Museum, State Fair parade and all other events. Made this little video of the Statehouse and War Museum trip.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uAWhNDL-Hk

 
John Dodd

Gathering XI 2013

Jim BairdDeparted this morning. Came in contact with lots of people and missed a few. Thank you all for your support. Jim Baird was a great help setting things up at the statehouse and state fair. Thank you and your family for all you did for us. Kathy and the girls Did an outstanding job doing all this for us vets. I thank them. They will make next year  even better. Barbara Bower was missing this year due to back surgery. We wish you a speedy recovery and will see you next year.

Got to Willow Run Airfield 4 PM today. The parade, this evening, was outstanding. Wildthing and Randy’s trucks are secured on the tarmac for next 2 days for all to see.

 
John Dodd

Trucks at the Gathering XI 2013

Looking to get a truck headcount.

Randy Recht will bring the Wildthing, to arrive Tuesday and depart Friday morning.

Sammy Seay will be trucking the Ace Of Spades up, to arrive Monday afternoon.

The Camo Crew will be trucking The Proud American, to arrive early Wednesday morning.

Dan Rhame will be coming with The Psychotic Reaction, to arrive Monday or Tuesday.

Randy Recht will also bring his I’m Not Happy duece, 3/4ton and Jeep.

If I missed anyone or there is a change post or let me know.  johndodd@centurylink.net

Note: This post was for 2013 at indianapolis…..2014 Gathering info  for Columbus, Ga will be posted when it’s available.

 

 
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Gathering “X” transport of Psychotic Reaction Gun Truck

The morning of Aug 8th 2012 the transport showed up to move the Psychotic Reaction. As I was stepping out of the cab, I missed footing on the trailer and then was laying flat on the concrete wondering why I was in so much pain. Broken hand and bruised ribs. I took these pictures while waiting for the tie-down and paying the driver before I went to the hospital for treatment.
The week at Gathering X was worth the trip and the pain. Looking forward to the next Gathering in Indianapolis.

BTW, retrieved these pics from the old website on Dec 5th.  The main site was down but personal site was still functioning.  temporarily anyway.

 
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Gathering group picture from 2012

Vets grouped in front of Psychotic Reaction and Ace of Spades Gun Trucks

Good lookin group

 
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Group picture from 2010 Gathering

Group picture of vets

Need more pics of the trucks that were there.

Gathering 2010

from 2010 Gathering but not all the trucks in this picture.

 
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Gun Trucks and other trucks at Aug 2009 GATHERING

Gun Trucks & other trucks at Aug 2009 GATHERING