Memorial Day

This Memorial day a lot of people will being doing BBQ and all the people celebrate for the wrong reasons let us not forget the true meaning of memorial day to honor all the brave men and women who died in all the wars so that we enjoy our FREEDOM. So when you are having  Beer or hot dog etc take one silent minute to say a prayer for these brave men and women who GAVE ALL



Satans Li’l Angel shows at Army Heritage Days

From Rod Keckler: Satans Li’l Angel has been to the Carlisle, PA show for four years now…

AHEC 5-16-15










John Dodd

B B King

BB King the Legendary Blues singer passed last night at 89 years. He was my favorite. I’m a oldies and Blues lover.  R I P  You will be missed.

(added note from deb…a legend has joined the ranks…)


Thank You ALL For Your Service…



Many Americans celebrate Armed Forces Day annually on the third Saturday of May. It is a day to pay tribute to men and women who serve the United States’ armed forces. Armed Forces Day is also part of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second Saturday of May.

Background:  On August 31, 1949, Louis Johnson, who was the United States’ Secretary of Defense, announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy and Air Force Days. The event stemmed from the armed forces’ unification under one department – the Department of Defense. The Army, Navy and Air Force leagues adopted the newly formed day. The Marine Corps League declined to drop support for Marine Corps Day but supports Armed Forces Day too.

The first Armed Forces Day was celebrated on Saturday, May 20, 1950. The theme for that day was “Teamed for Defense”, which expressed the unification of all military forces under one government department. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, the day was designed to expand public understanding of what type of job was performed and the role of the military in civilian life.

Armed Forces Day was a day for the military to show “state-of-the-art” equipment to Americans. It was also a day to honor and acknowledge Americans in the armed forces. Parades, open houses, receptions and air shows were held at the inaugural Armed Forces Day.  Armed Forces Day is still celebrated nationwide today and is part of Armed Forces Week.

Respectfully, deb

John Dodd

Gun Truck Builds

I hear rumors about Guntruck replicas being built, NC, Tx, Ok. Does anyone have any info about people building Guntruck Replicas?

John Dodd

April 30, 1975

Saigon fell to the commy’s April 30 1975. I was in Germany and remember finding a quite spot and crying. I think there is a show on PBS  Thursday night , The Last Days in Vietnam.


John Dodd


Bill Parks Gathering XAKA srjeeper/creampuff

Bill sent this to Deb after Gathering X. She and I think it’s appropriate to share with all.



John Dodd

Trip to Vietnam Bob Blackstone

Question from a member that just came back.  Where are you going this trip?

Bob 359th

Gathering XIII

Danny Arnold,new to the gathering lives close by, said that anyone that wants to golf he can set it up so if you want to set something up, email me, and I will give you his email address.

John Dodd

Info 442 Trans

Dennis Elkins was in the 442nd Trans 70-71.  He is looking to connect with members of that time. Some names he mentioned was Mabry, Shaffer, and Capt johnson. He doesn’t do computers, so contact me for info.