Recent Comments

Proud American

Military Vehicle of the Month

Some of you are members of SteelSoldiers and may be aware of the “Military Vehicle of the Month” competition.

Proud American Guntruck was selected in March this year and now CAMO Member Troy’s Ranger Fast Attack Vehicle has been nominated for July.

The voting ends on 31 July and I hoping any SS members may take a look at Troy’s Jeep (listed on the voting box as “favviking”) and consider voting for him. Troy has brought the jeep to a couple of Gatherings and it will be at the Gathering here next month.

John Dodd

Gathering Newsletter

Thanks to Barbara and Deb the latest newsletter is posted. Click Gathering Newsletter tab above. It contains the schedule for Gathering 12. Don’t forget to bring some extra donation money for the fuel fund. I plan to deliver mine to barbara when I arrive on Tuesday.

QUAD 50 Birth Control jacket on Ebay

Found this made in country Birth Control Quad 50 01Vietnam jacket on Ebay. It’s got a picture of a quad 50 on it.


Guntrucker (James)


Wild Thing

Just located the daughter via Vietnam Vets Only of Larry Dugger who built Wild Thing in Nam. Amanda Dugger-Nobles, is looking for anyone who served with her Dad, Larry Dugger. He was D Company, 815 Engineers, 1969-71 in Pleiku.

John Dodd

Wild Honey For Sale

wild honeyWild Honey 1Wild Honey 2I received this message from Ted Ballard who owns the Wild Honey 3/4 ton M37B1.

I live in the historic district of the city and since the truck (Wild Honey) will not fit out of site in my garage, the city is unhappy about it and the trailer parked in the driveway.

The truck is a 1962 M37B1. I’ve added the appropriate 1/4 inch steel armor plate and bullet proof windshield. it also has a mounted RT-524 radio (non functioning), with no antenna, a recently rebuilt gas tank and amber headlights. Also includes the material to convert the truck back to stock M37. Two M60s are included, made from parts kits with dummy receivers. Each gun has a large capacity ammo box mounted inside the armor per the original. The truck and trailor are fully titled and licensed in Virginia. I tow the truck on the trailer with Ford Expedition.

Asking $10,000 for the truck and the 18 foot trailer to haul it.The trailer is 2 years old. Will also throw in the materials to convert the truck back to a stock M37.


If Ted wants to provide more info he can post or I can get you his email. Hopefully a trans or guntrucker will get this nice truck. It appeared in Fort Lee at our gathering a couple years ago. Truck, trailer, guns , and everything. Exact Wild Honey Replica.

John Dodd


Sometimes new members have a problem getting on. The initial password is #’s letters etc, upper lower case #’s and maybe symbols.  Some have a hard time getting it to work.

If members have a problem contact me and I’ll get you where you want to be.   Once you get signed in go to the profile page and change the password to something you can work with. While you are there tell us a little about  yourself. This will tell me that you are legit and don’t want to place ads on the site, so I can’t delete you. This site is open to all Active military/former military from all branches ofservice, all Veterans from all wars and branches of service, friends of friends, Family members, modelers,and those with a interest in our site. Everyone is welcome. If I missed anyone or you have questions email me.      

John Dodd


ALVTPosting this for marine48 Michael Dougherty. This is an armored trac. There was only 18 of them in Vietnam. Just click the pic to enlarge.


Shawn Whalen

Attn: 597th Trans. 1970-1971 PhuTai Valley

Looking for any and all who were at the  597th / 8th Group from May1970 – April1971    Thanks, HemiShawn

Bob 359th

Gathering XII 2014

Gathering 12 posterGathering 12 poster

The Gathering 12      Aug 5-9, 2014 Holiday Inn Columbus North 2800 Manchester Expressway Columbus, GA  31904 706-324-0231… Reservations are listed as The Gathering.  There is a block of 80 rooms and more can be added as needed to the block.  The rate is $69.00 plus tax and is good 3 days prior and 3 days after the dates listed.  Cutoff date for booking is July 9, 2014.  We will be provided a hospitality room.  At this time, it is reasonable to assume we will be on site for our dinner prior to the raffle.  The food prices look good but all of this will be decided down the road. The block of rooms is open as of now.

Riding an M113 yesterday: Went there to make a delivery, and then the fun started.

IMG_0702 IMG_0698