Well flight I am just sort of recovered from Kokomo and guess Gale's hand should be better by now. Have been trying to get my back & leg working again but the news in the mail from Social Security is another no. Also last Saturday my wife had a light go off over her head to camper for a motorhome even up. So today we traded our 06 for a 1989 Fleetwood 26' even up. I never thought it would fly but she did. So now I have wheels again for next year. So Mark are you going to have a get together next June? Still hoping for a bigger turn out in Kokomo also. All take care.
Ken Strong Jr.
Lafayette, IN USA - Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 17:49:27 (MDT)
Wake-up Mark,Smell the roses.I understand there is another Vietnam Reunion in early June call the Mini-Reunion.The brother Dustoffer that is in a band has been contracted to play his Veterans Band there.His name is Joe Klass.
Jim <Dustoff>
Shiloh, IL USA - Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 10:12:38 (MDT)
USA - Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 09:34:19 (MDT)
howdy from Cleveland ohio
USA - Monday, September 29, 2008 at 15:31:31 (MDT)
Alvis, just under the writeing in mud,add www.129th.net.They may not have enough gas to follow you accross america.hehehe
jim <dustoff>
shiloh, IL USA - Friday, September 26, 2008 at 07:24:36 (MDT)
pulled a load from Muncie to Augusta Ga.hooked up again,am headed to Tulsa OK, but am overnighting in Memphis. Have driven 111,000 miles in the last 11 months,with 129th written in the dirt on back of a trailer...not one single bite yet( pun intended)
USA - Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 20:06:52 (MDT)
Alvis, I am not kidding,I live just 6 blocks from I-65 on the way to St.Louis,Mo.Call me and we will break some bread over some coffee.Ph 618-236-7571,Home most of the time.
jim <Dustoff>
shiloh, IL USA - Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 15:09:19 (MDT)
Gale sorry to hear about the finger. Do we start calling you stubby?? Well, I joined a group of Vets in Arkanas. We escorted the Moving Wall to Mark Tree Arkanas. I was lined up behind the bikes in my Red Blazer with my helicopter tag proudly displayed. The ride was great. But, when I seen people waving Flags off the over passes and pulling off to the side of the road. It got a little emotional. And, when we came through the small towns. The roar of the bikes brought everyone out to the streets. Friday we are excorting a few buses with 1 Cav. Vets to the Moving Wall. About a 40 mile trip. Fred Alvis we will be forming up on Hwy 55 N. in Marion, Ark. at 1300 hours. The day has brought back memories of Coldwater,Ohio a few years ago. Our Brothers will not Be Forgotten!! Always A Brother!!!
Collierville, Tn USA - Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 15:19:03 (MDT)
well flight,pulling pitch on the big truck today.Not sure how long I will stay out this trip.
USA - Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 06:02:15 (MDT)
Mark, it was hangin' by a thread! Heehe. Actually,it was a small cut, but, bled like a stuck hog. Still sore tho..........since you "axed" 'bout it! You better watch those smart ass comments or did you forget who has your "jumpy,rocky" seat? Hrrrrrrrrrrrr
USA - Monday, September 22, 2008 at 21:48:00 (MDT)
Mark, Gale is not fooling around.I thought that he may need 2 or 3 sutures.As for the 129 haveing it all together.I agree,seems like we may need to plan for more people as members of the Flight.Jim,Hazelwood.said,he felt right at home with everybody and is already planning for next year.
Jim <Dustoff>
Shiloh, IL USA - Monday, September 22, 2008 at 21:24:47 (MDT)
Gale, Did you really just about cut your finger off? or are ya just foolin' me?.....
USA - Monday, September 22, 2008 at 21:00:26 (MDT)
Paul, OK, I was wrong about having your e-mail address. Please send me something & your phone number so I can be up to date for you. I also found out that there is a problem with my recorder (DVD Part) so hope it just needs cleaned so have delays making copies of the flight tape. Guys the last thing is thinking of a way to include others next year from the 498th Dustoff and maybe others from Lane. Seems like we are the only ones who have it together so maybe it will keep growing each year.
Ken Strong Jr. 72-73 <ken7776 (@) aol.com>
Lafayette, IN USA - Monday, September 22, 2008 at 15:29:58 (MDT)
Of course Fred! She had to work today, but, I'm sure she will get in touch with Susan.
USA - Monday, September 22, 2008 at 13:00:56 (MDT)
Gale,Debbie like her portrait?
USA - Monday, September 22, 2008 at 12:29:56 (MDT)
HI glad your had a good time send me some photo ok & I mightnot go to vhcma next year but will try to go to kokomo if eany one need a 129th book with the dvd I got one I send it to you Larry did not want to give 35 for it just talk to Bill Wolf how much.
USA - Sunday, September 21, 2008 at 21:27:30 (MDT)
Mark, I put two first aid kits in the van just in case. Didn't know I would end up being a medic. Gale hope it is feeling better by now as the blodd was the worse part, glad we got it to stop. Still it was a great weekend even if we were missing a few.
Ken Strong Jr
Lafayette, IN USA - Sunday, September 21, 2008 at 21:23:14 (MDT)
Good to hear all are making it home. Great to hear the 129th got in the air again with a 129th'er at the contro;s. You da man Mr. Paye!!!!!!!!.....Cook out at Ron's sounds good gale. Let us know when or will have to talk about it in here. Oh and about your finger, If you would of taken the time to read the disclaimer that is in fine print on the bottom of the axe you would of seen that I am not responable for any axe-see-dents. Good thing that you didnt just about cut something else off. He,he,he.....Did Kal ever do anything around the camp site except get drunk? He sure is the best superviser I ever known;-)))..............Best Kokomo ever and I was only there 1 night. Will be there for the whole time next year.............Smitty, Love ya man.............always a brother............
USA - Sunday, September 21, 2008 at 20:40:20 (MDT)
Flight; made it home. if you guys look at that maintenance dvd that we got near the start is a bird labeled snow white 129th ahc recovery. check it out. finally got to ride in a huey again after 38 years, had a big wet spot on the front of my pants,must have been from the tears!thanks ron!
lasalle, il USA - Sunday, September 21, 2008 at 19:24:46 (MDT)
Made it home about 3 pm,Had a good time with the guys at Kokomo.Gently,Sorry I missed you again.Maybe Next Time.Somebody said,something about Kokomo Haveing an July Meet.My brother wants to thank all the guys for accepting him into the group.Found out that One of my long lost friends showed up today looking for me Missed me by one hour.Called my brother.Really hope everyone has a safe journey home.CU Later.Take care.
Jim <Dustoff>
Shiloh, IL USA - Sunday, September 21, 2008 at 16:39:15 (MDT)
Flight, I got home 'bout 2pm...nice weather all the way, but, is storming now. Took me about an hour to unload my truck as I brought back twice as much as I took over there. Heehehee. Mark, Ron suggested that some of us "local 129ther's" meet at his house sometime for a little cook out. You can bring a truck and I'll bring your stuff over there. I don't mind keeping it here, but,I really don't have the room.I wish I could build a pole barn.Oh yeah Mark, thanks to your axe blade, I just about cut my finger off Sat night! Just ask Ken, Paul, Jim, Ron & Alvis.......it was hangin' by a thread! Ain't that right guys?????? Great week end & I wish more could make it there. Gale
Clinton, In USA - Sunday, September 21, 2008 at 15:49:35 (MDT)
Just got home a short time ago with my stepson. I had been in no real hurry to fly again, but Paul insisted that Him & I had to go after he got back with his ride with Ron. Thanks to him putting up a loan we both got our chance to ride in the back with Ron at the controls. That was it for me knowing he was giving us the ride. When we got off Pete Rome was just taking off on the other side behind the 60. They made sure we got those seats and having my foot on the Gun Mount was even better after 28 years.
Ken Strong Jr.
Lafayette, IN USA - Sunday, September 21, 2008 at 12:41:09 (MDT)
fellow came by the camp and ask if aynone new "so and so".we didnt.Say the fellow is a friend of hi and was with the 129th,sheet metal,in 66,I beleive he said.We gave him the site info.Gu supposed to live near here,in greenfield,I think.
USA - Sunday, September 21, 2008 at 10:50:27 (MDT)
Yeah Kal, Kokomo was great this year. I was there Thursday and then had to head back Friday round noon. I did get to go up in the Huey but Ron wasnt there to pilot for me. I rode the Huey setting next to a gal who's name was, now get this, Paris H. (T.I.N.S).......Gale,Kenny's stepson Joe and I went up to listen to the band Thursday night at Kokomo and as I was there I was watcing the people and got a very strong feeling of how Larry would be acting and how much he would enjoying being there. Needless to say I had to hide my face so no one saw me crying. It was a VERY STRONG feeling. My eyes well up as I write about it.......I wish I could of stayed with the gang but had to get to that wedding in Cinci. Am home from that now. Take care all. Bill Wolf, good to hear from you...............Love to all..............always a brother..........
USA - Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 21:46:53 (MDT)
Well, first off Kokomo is going great there were 10 of around the site Friday and the fire pit was going well.. The weather was great and should be all weekend. Ron Paye arrived Friday afternoon and is scheduled to fly the Huey this weekend as part of the crew giving ($100)Rides. He has joined up with the group that has the ship and is flying with/for them now..WOW!!!.. The place was pretty crowded Thursday and Their website said there was supose to be 30,000 guys, and gals there this weekend. I had to leave at 8 this morning, Saturday, as I have to go to Canada for a week, and am here now.. Sure wish I could have stayed, but you do what you gotta do.. Anyway, thats the latest from Kokomo.. Gently, you and Joe are MISSED!!! I am looking foreward to next year!!.. Take care everyone.. L8r... Kal...>>
Kal 67/68
USA - Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 18:19:23 (MDT)
Hi Gang! Its been a while, but have been on the road and working 7 days a week. Kat and I (and the dogs) are living in our RV in Tustin, California while I work on some contracts for our company. SCal is having a big earthquake exercise in NOvember and many of the cities and counties are having us conduct training for them. Gently, send me the address to send the book to. I brought one with me for that, but can't find the address. Will try to stay in touch more frequently. Bill
Bill Wolf
USA - Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 09:44:24 (MDT)
Kokomo is going well.Harrel,bad storm that Ike was. Looks like a war zone in places.
USA - Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 07:02:58 (MDT)
Anyone wanting to see what we went through with Ike, look at pictures from Galveston, Gilchrist, Bolivar, And Crystal Beach Tx. Had family and friends that lost everything. The two beach communities just east of Galveston were basically wiped out along with the little town I grew up in. I was lucky. Levies in Pt Arthur held water out. I had very minimal damage.I have been home about two hours in the last month. Still no power. Luckily I have my camp with all the modern convenieces. Town 5 miles east of me had 9 feet of water in it.
Harrell Guidry (cue)
Groves, Tx USA - Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 06:20:26 (MDT)
Susan will be disappointed in your news Judth.
USA - Thursday, September 18, 2008 at 19:39:44 (MDT)
Joe and I are sooooooooooooo bummed that we can't make Kokomo this year. I'm glad to hear you'll be dining with the Engineers on Saturday....if not for them and Ron Paye,who knows if we'd be doing Kokomo. Mr. Wolfe, I rec'd a check for $35 for one of the books. Do you have any left? If you do, I'll send you the addy and you can send it out. I talked to Ray. He's been boxing and playing tennis, working himself real hard...it's WII, but it's still alot of work. You go Ray! Kokomo.....bummer. Bummer.. L-Gently
USA - Thursday, September 18, 2008 at 13:48:44 (MDT)
USA - Thursday, September 18, 2008 at 10:25:42 (MDT)
Ken, mine is 812-229-9175.Gonna be a beautiful week end. I hope some newbies show up. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gale
USA - Thursday, September 18, 2008 at 06:33:38 (MDT)
Gale, Susan has a drawing for you.Will give it to you up yonder.
USA - Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at 20:08:29 (MDT)
A you all know,we have been going round and round,since May 2nd, with the state of Indiana, about Susans unemploment claim.They wanted a new letter form her cancer docter.We submitted that in aug. Well,low and behold,she recieved her first check this week.They sa they refiled her in Aug,so the dont have to pay her for darn near 5 month back pay.LOL,its jut nice to finally see her get something she has worked for.Calling the State senitor must have worked.ep, we will be there in Kokomo.
USA - Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at 20:06:41 (MDT)
USA - Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at 19:57:55 (MDT)
OK, I will plan on being in Kokomo around 3PM to meet Gale & Mark to set things up. Have been behind on computer things so I may not have my connection set up when I get there. Anyone needed to call me, my cell phone number is (765) 490-5618. Hope we still have a few more people show up this year. All be safe going..
Ken Strong Jr
Lafayette, IN USA - Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at 18:12:57 (MDT)
Like I said.....630-W hehhee. Ken, around 4 or 5 pm.
USA - Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 20:00:32 (MDT)
If everyone rembers last year, the main site was 429W on the road. Behind it was mine which was 629W, Someone took Gale's spot so he used 630W which is what he has this year. Mark got 631W which I managed to get for him and last of all the moonshine guy had me move him to 632W instead of all the way down on the East end. So far wheather really is looking good for the weekend. Gale -- what time will you get there on Thursday?
Ken Strong Jr.
Lafayette, IN USA - Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 19:14:00 (MDT)
Paul, mine is 640-W...same area as last year. Gale
USA - Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 18:11:33 (MDT)
Hi Kris, I haven't seen you for couple of years. Nice to hear from you. I hope your life is going great! Say hi to your Dad. Gale Beard
USA - Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 18:09:49 (MDT)
ken ;what is the site number?
USA - Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 17:45:39 (MDT)
Hey guys whats up! It's wink's daughter kristina!! Just wanted to say Hi and miss you all. Hopefully we'll see you guys soon! Well, I'll stop in and say hi again! Take care everyone!! =]
Krisitna <its_tinaaaa@hotmail.com>
Davenport, fl USA - Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 17:44:34 (MDT)
Fred; you better make it as i have a couple of books for you. something to take up you break time in the cab
USA - Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 17:43:13 (MDT)
Gale; sorry to hear gently and joe won't be there and sorry that i will miss kal and mark. jim will be there thurs with his half brother(viet vet)i will be there friday nite and will do my usual store run on sat morning.would be nice to see ranier again. see ya all on friday.
lasalle, il USA - Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 17:41:01 (MDT)
lakewales, USA - Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 17:40:17 (MDT)
Paul, Judith & Joe won't be at Kokomo. Mark & Kal for just Thursday night. Ken will be there.I suppose Ron will be around. Jim will be there. Fred & Susan should be there some. Not sure about Rainer & Dee.....not too many of us this year. Gale
USA - Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 14:15:22 (MDT)
Forcast for Kokomo.................Sunny, highs near 80, lows near 60. Can't beat that!! I plan on being there around 4 or 5 pm on Thursday. I'll have the pulled pork bbq for Friday night....I have 15 lbs cookin' right now. I'll also bring some bacon & eggs for at one morning, Jim will have 'burger & brats for the daytime, I think Kal said that he will bring his buns....oooops, I meant THE buns.Paul will have the cookies & pies. We'll need some chips (snacks)and some condoms....oooops, there I go again. I meant condiments (mustard, katsup, pickles, etc).Everyone else bring what ya think we might need. Y'all come...the 129thAHC has it's own site,so, look for the flags & banners. Saturday eve will be spent with the "Masterbaster" and our "Engineer" buddies. Gale
Gale 67-68
Clinton, In US of A - Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 11:09:16 (MDT)
Gale, I was looking through the records that I still have and I don't think I was at Campbell until December sometime. I know I was still in Rucker in November and graduated then. Got my orders for Nam in March of 69 and was in the 129th in April. I left from Ft. Ord Calif.... We stopped in Hawaii to get more fuel and one guy took off and we never saw him again.
Rochester, NY USA - Monday, September 15, 2008 at 08:31:42 (MDT)
Well good to see all the commo. A slow hand salute to the crew of 257. And remembering the folks of 9/11. Time goes by fast. Been working some and going to the different doctors for my feet and knee. I think I'll need a knee replacement before long. Told Liz that I need to make a list of everything I needed fixed. List getting larger. Won't be making Kokomo. Trying to save vacation to go home to check on my Mom. Can't handle those 3 day ohio trips. All of you take care. Always A Brother!!
Collierville, TN USA - Sunday, September 14, 2008 at 18:27:14 (MDT)
Flight, made it back and survived "IKE"........didn't even spill a beer! Thursday & Friday we had high winds & surf, but, never did rain. Got back yesterday & just came in from my shed after securing everything in my yard from blowin' away today. Supposed to be 60mph winds comin'. Filled up at P.C. Friday @$3.64....stopped again in Tenn (Sat) and the price was $4.49......just filled up here for Kokomo @ $3.87.....I dunno!! Ken, I'll be traveling alone as my brother-in-law won't be with with me at Kokomo (he's sick),so,I probably won't drag the Shasta up there. I will still have the elctric roaster oven and I can still take everything in my truck. Robbie, I ETS'd from Campbell on Nov 14th, 1968. Were you there then? I lived off post in a trailer court with my wife and I had my own vehicle, so, I didn't need help getting around.
USA - Sunday, September 14, 2008 at 13:58:28 (MDT)
sitting in Charlotte NC.Glad to leave Dallas,Tx area.Hopefully will return home thursday
USA - Sunday, September 14, 2008 at 10:20:29 (MDT)
HI Flight well what these oil co. going to say to raze gas prices how about snow storms I lived in Rhode Island to I went to Nam & we had all kinds of storms gas never went up it $4.30 a gal. & in a week it will be $5.00 a gal.well the end of Sepember might not drive the legs are about had it. well take care flight
USA - Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 20:37:10 (MDT)
do we have any kind of word on who is going to kokomo
USA - Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 17:36:34 (MDT)
Stayed up late last night & up early this morning watching the news on IKE which is really bad news. I hope the best to all of you guys in the area as we here are waiting to see it get here Sunday. Than hope it gets out of here by Thursday without turning Kokomo into a giant mud hole. Being in touch with the guys there makes it sound hopeful as they have been trying to improve the grounds. Everyone stay safe this coming week.
Ken Strong Jr.
Lafayette, IN USA - Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 12:33:16 (MDT)
Slow Hand Salute to Dawg 257
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Friday, September 12, 2008 at 11:06:36 (MDT)
weather.com is predicting partly cloudy and temp in the low 70s for thurs-sat next week
paul mcgrath
lasalle, il USA - Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 16:16:14 (MDT)
sitting in Dallas Texas.yep,storms a comming,They have shut down our Houston OC till thi blows thru.Gale,hold on to your hat,its comming our way next week.
USA - Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 15:10:16 (MDT)
slow hand salute...........
USA - Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 15:07:24 (MDT)
.............click, click Smitty...................a hug for the "257" crew and all affected by 9/11/01..............9/11 sucks.................
USA - Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 13:12:35 (MDT)
Slow hand Salute rendered to Larry Jackson who gave his life for our country so many years ago. Also Same to the entire crew of "257". The reason i singled out Larry is if not for this, we would not have this site & many of us never found one another, Truly a gift from God. I must remember God makes the decisions. Also about this time, i was working in the day room of the Va psych unit when the 2nd tower was hit. What a horrible thing on this date. God Bless all those lost & the brave people of the NYPD & NYFD who suffered & gave their lives & those who have done so trying to deal with those, heartless,gutless bastards since. We will never forget>>>>>>> God bless you all & Markie Mark " I love you brother". >>>>> Smitty
jim westwang 71-72
sheridan, wy USA - Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 10:46:55 (MDT)
Hi guys, just checking in as the days are counting down. Been a little busy trying to get things ready for next week and spent tonight sewing patches on my shirt. Gale if you get on here I wanted to know if your camper uses a three pole 30 Amp cord. I am bringing a 25 Ft cord but want to put the generator chained to it somehow. All take care.
Ken Strong Jr.
Lafayette, IN USA - Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 20:30:53 (MDT)
go to this site, there are 2 hats with the same bull dog we used before we put 129 on the hat. we got permission from Georgia to use their bull dog . later Don http://www.e-bulldog.com/COLLEGE_Georgia_Bulldogs_Hats/browse/page/2/results/48/sort/None
Don Miller
Valley Farms, AZ USA - Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 16:16:34 (MDT)
Mark, thanks for the info. It was a double sided.. I've been cutting, splitting, stacking wood for the winter and got into some poison Ivy. Itchy-Itchy. I fell over some limbs and didn't know it at the time but a stick punctured the top of my forearm and it swelled up like crazy. Had to pick some pieces of wood out with a needle and tweezers. TO top it off I must have gotten into poison Ivy in that spot cuz now I got bumps all around the sore. It's been since Saturday, so It's getting better slowly. .Rob
Rochester, NY USA - Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 15:04:54 (MDT)
Alvis, with IKE coming here... don't take any loads coming this way. The way it looks , that nasty Bas....'d is making land fall this (late) Friday or early Saturday. So keep out of IH-10, San Antone, Houston, Corpus Christi,The Valley, Austin & Laredo. For all of Next week. We've had a rainy August & the ground is already saturated. Were gonna have some flooding....depending on where it goes.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 09:16:27 (MDT)
Well good morning to the Hisser & P--------'s . I've seen some folks are looking for "Bulldog Stuff" to put on their hats. Mac trucks have a "bulldog" for their Emblem/Icon. I found one @ the Local truck stop & put on my 129th hat. So check out the local truck stops for 'em . Later. DAWG 426 is otta here.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 09:09:07 (MDT)
sitting in Atlanta tonight, tommorrow night hope to be around Monro la.Only have 9 hours I can drive...so will have to pull up at the 8 hour mark.
USA - Tuesday, September 09, 2008 at 20:35:03 (MDT)
I believe this can be towed on a trailer,towed behind a truck or car,like from rider rents.Perhaps Mark or me can store it at our house if this is a great deal for Phil and does need to be done now.
USA - Tuesday, September 09, 2008 at 20:32:28 (MDT)
Fred, have the time but no cdl. funny how we all remember a lot of the same things. I took basic summer of 68 at Ft Lewis Wa. hotter than a #$%@&$ as was said. We had 2 guys die of Meningitis. (big outbreak if you remember that yr.) between times in Nam i was at Ft Hood in Hq,Hq, & D troop 6/1st cav 2nd AD. Small world. Hope all people in the path of these storms are doing as well as possible>>>>>>> respects>>>> Smitty
jim westwang 71-72
sheridan,, wy USA - Tuesday, September 09, 2008 at 10:50:26 (MDT)
Hey,aynone have the time to flat bed ot trailer a "mutt" from ohio to Washington state? expenses will be reembursed fully.Shouldnt take more than a week,there and back.Contact Phil at the 509 site,needs to be very,very soon.
USA - Tuesday, September 09, 2008 at 09:02:12 (MDT)
sitting in charolette NC this morning.headed to fort worth texas this afternoon.hAD TO DRIVE THRU hurricane hanna..trailer was wagging a bit because of the winds,but that kept people from driving next to me.(always a bad idea anyway.)
USA - Tuesday, September 09, 2008 at 08:52:59 (MDT)
Hey Robbie, if that's a double sided flag that is a real good price and thats about the norm for a single sided one. Check out your local VFW or American legion. Thats where I get mine. They usualy sell them at the best price......................
USA - Monday, September 08, 2008 at 20:23:54 (MDT)
Are we still looking for a cap with a Bull Dog on it.Go to www.herooutfitters.com.Click on Marines.They have a good copy of the BULL DOG.
Jim <dustoff>
shiloh, IL USA - Monday, September 08, 2008 at 19:49:17 (MDT)
Hey guys, can anyone tell me where I might go to get a good deal on a MIA/POW flag? 3x5 is what I'm looking for and price I'm finding on the internet is around $35....Rob
Rochester, NY USA - Monday, September 08, 2008 at 16:19:48 (MDT)
I was in Ft Jackson in A-7-2 in basic in 1960. It was hot. I was at Ft Knox in 1966 and was their a year, I was your friendly CBR Instructor for Officers and NCO's. I don't know if any of you attended any of the classes. We taught Officers and NCO's about CBR so they could lead their units in it and do the required training. Have a great day.
James Ellis <drellis101@hotmail.com>
Newport, NC USA - Monday, September 08, 2008 at 13:03:54 (MDT)
Fred, I'll be 60 the 9th. So you were born on the same day as Pearl Harbor bombing huh..
Rochester, NY USA - Sunday, September 07, 2008 at 14:01:56 (MDT)
PARRIS ISLAND, SC. 1970...OOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUURAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH. Sorry guys. I thought we were mentioning boot camps.......................love ya...........
USA - Sunday, September 07, 2008 at 08:01:31 (MDT)
Fred,Ft.Jackson,SC was hot Jan,Feb,Mar,Apr 1950,when I took basic training with the 8th Inf.Div,Love company.Shipped out to Chosen Frozen Korea to fight another Police Action.
Jim <Dustoff>
Shiloh, IL USA - Saturday, September 06, 2008 at 22:17:09 (MDT)
Robbie, what day in December will you be 60.....I`ll be 58 the 7th of December......BTW....I went through basic training Ft. Jackson, S.C. in friggin July and August of 1968......Hotter than mother#%&@*^
Fred Skaggs
Somewhere In, NJ USA - Saturday, September 06, 2008 at 21:13:12 (MDT)
Gale, I don't think I would like Ft. Knox in the winter either. I spent a winter at Ft. Campbell Ky. 1968/69. Right before I got orders to go to Nam. Myself and a couple other guys I hung with Spent some time with some girls from Austin Pea University in Clarksville. That was a fun time. My job was to drive a corpral around in a deuce and a half all day. We took guys that were ets'ing around to the different places they needed to go to.
Rochester, NY USA - Saturday, September 06, 2008 at 09:29:58 (MDT)
art; i didn't like cooking very much either,the army had other plans for me anyway
USA - Friday, September 05, 2008 at 20:25:22 (MDT)
HI flight I took cook at f.jacken went to f.knox was there for 8 or nine weeks but hated beaing a cook but had cold beer all the time then put in for nan.
USA - Friday, September 05, 2008 at 20:00:37 (MDT)
Well flight, I'll AWOL for a week. I'm headin' out to wrestle a hurricane....going to Panama City Beach in the morning. I might be back sooner than I think if Ike has his way! All I want is a little sun, suds & s*x for a while............Gale
Clinton, In USA - Friday, September 05, 2008 at 18:28:06 (MDT)
i took cook school at knox.fort carson colorado was the armpit of the nation,a**hole of the universe
paul mcgrath
USA - Friday, September 05, 2008 at 06:33:26 (MDT)
Robbie, you should try Ft Knox in the middle of the winter (66)! C-19-5 SIR..............
USA - Thursday, September 04, 2008 at 22:01:55 (MDT)
Robbie,I when I went to Ft.Hood,I was already a Korean War Veteran.My half brother lives next to Ft.Knox,Ky.He will be going to Kokomo with me this year.Wish you could make it.
shiloh, il USA - Thursday, September 04, 2008 at 17:02:27 (MDT)
Bruno-------I talked with Auggie Bailey and Wayne Hagg both today-----August just got power back yesterday and had some damage to his garage and back fence but is doing well---------Wayne is still without power and has at least 8 more trees to cut up that he lost---he said still a lot of flooding in his area and may be a few more days before they get power back but are doing ok with what they have.---------------Still more possible weather for them in the next couple of weeks so we'll see how things go---------------the remnants of Fay are moving out of Memphis now but I leave Monday for Pa. and will most likely run right back into weather there with the other storm tracking towards the east coast.---------All in the timing.................Later........Snoopy.........
Gary Woodward
Memphis, TN USA - Thursday, September 04, 2008 at 16:56:03 (MDT)
I'm just a youngster at 59 (60 in December). I entered the army in 68. They sent a bunch of ua yankees to Ft. Knox Ky. in June. Hotter than hell there in June. My cousin and I went in together and both got put on KP the first day there for talking in the mess hall.....Seems pretty funny now. Pissed me off then.
Rochester, NY USA - Thursday, September 04, 2008 at 16:33:46 (MDT)
Rob,I turned 75 long years old,and you?
jim <dustoff>
shiloh, IL USA - Thursday, September 04, 2008 at 13:37:54 (MDT)
Oh, I forgot to ask you Jim..... 1952 at Ft. Hood? how old are you? Not that there's anything wrong with old people because I am one.
Rochester, NY USA - Thursday, September 04, 2008 at 12:30:52 (MDT)
After getting to Ft. Hood in May or June of 70, I asked my 1st Sgt what I was doing in an Artillery unit when I was a 67N20. He told me to talk to the recruiting Sgt because he knew more about assignments etc. The recruiting Sgt said if I wanted to get back into Aviation all I had to do was re-enlist and I could go back over to my old unit. I told him I would make due with working in the motor pool until I got out. I didn't really care for Ft. Hood either, but I didn't like mustard back then either, but I do now. Don't know what the hell that has to do with anything, but I thought I would throw it in. Hope everyone has a good time at Kokomo... Rob
Rochester, NY USA - Thursday, September 04, 2008 at 12:27:25 (MDT)
Alright guys, HHD, 1st of the 78th Field Artility, 2nd Armor from November 1971 to June of 72. That was after I finished up school at Ft Rucker till leaving for Nam. It also had half of a aviation company who were coming back from Nam and getting out of the Army. So at seventeen I got a cram coarse in calling in artillery to be a FO for the 155s. Than I also studied Vietnamese knowing wheere I was going and being told I would be dealing with them in country. Going to 1st Flt was a shock but never regretted it.
Ken Strong Jr. 72-73
Lafayette, IN USA - Thursday, September 04, 2008 at 11:14:03 (MDT)
Robbie, I was a member of hell on wheels in 1952,Ft.Hood,hell hole.Just 2 months was enough for me.Could not wait to get out of there.Worst asignment in the Army.
jim <dustoff>
shiloh, IL USA - Thursday, September 04, 2008 at 09:24:32 (MDT)
Yeah Bruno, I was in the 2nd armored division and our unit crest had a gauntlet on it and said brave cannons. I still have my dress greens with the Hell on Wheels patch etc on them. No way in hell could I fit into it though. I weighed 125 pounds when I got out. Oh and I did more than spit on their sidewalks for them.
Rochester, NY USA - Wednesday, September 03, 2008 at 11:01:52 (MDT)
Mr. Bailey You OK over in Louisiana???
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Tuesday, September 02, 2008 at 09:39:54 (MDT)
Robbie, thanks for the come back. Thats esay.... There were two main units. the 1st Armored Division (Old Ironsides) or the 2nd Armored Division (Hell on Wheels)You were over by the 1st of by the 2nd. The rest of the units were attached to one or the other Armored division. There was an Avation Unit & "Commo"unit over by "West Ft Hood" Which was going over to "Copperas Cove" & "Lampassas". July of 71' I was an FNG in the 'Nam. But still small world. Articles 15's in Ft Hood & that time were being given out for Spittin' on the side walk.
Bruno E Sanchez
Laredo, TX USA - Tuesday, September 02, 2008 at 09:36:59 (MDT)
a stationary fred gathers no money
lasalle, il USA - Monday, September 01, 2008 at 17:50:11 (MDT)
Count down to LZ KOKOMO starts today 1 Sept.
jim <dustoff>
shiloh, IL USA - Monday, September 01, 2008 at 16:40:38 (MDT)
Alvis, sit anywhere you want for another week or so....then we'll see you in Kokomo!!
USA - Monday, September 01, 2008 at 15:54:59 (MDT)
sitting in green bay
USA - Monday, September 01, 2008 at 15:47:43 (MDT)
Gale; that will work. wife says she will bake and freeze them ahead of time and we can use the roaster to heat them up. and while she is doing that i will run to town for icecream. question is now how many pies3-4? 9 inch pies get 8 pieces and 8 inch pies get 6 pieces. we would proabably have them an hour or so after turkey dinner. is the master baster going to be there this year? anybody heard from gently and joe?
paul mcgrath
lasalle , il USA - Monday, September 01, 2008 at 12:32:55 (MDT)
Paul, I've got it! I'm bringing big "roaster oven" for my pork bbg on Friday night. I can clean it up Sat and use it for the pies Sat night. It will hold two 8" pie pans or we can do them one at a time if you want bigger. It says that beside the pans that the pies are in, to use a pie pan on top also when baking...or maybe foil will work!? That's why I needed Ken's generator. Vicky, wish you guys could be there. Say Hi to Jim & your daughter...............Gale
USA - Monday, September 01, 2008 at 11:46:53 (MDT)
Mine has one, but, I've never checked the gas lines out. This wouldn't be a good time to do it......we might blow up the whole campsite!
USA - Monday, September 01, 2008 at 11:27:41 (MDT)
Vickey;it is called a reflector oven have seen them used in boy scouts.Ken;no sweat we will come up with some alternative plan,just thought you were bringing your camper.i don't think gales has one.might try a reflector to warm them up. we'll see if i can get one from my scout troop
paul mcgrath
lasalle, il USA - Monday, September 01, 2008 at 11:17:19 (MDT)
Hey guys, I've seen a device to actually bake pies beside a fire. It has a curved reflective surface that throws heat back to bake the back side of a pie... A camping store should have one..... Stickman says hi and maybe one year we'll come to Kokomo...
Pembroke, ga USA - Monday, September 01, 2008 at 07:25:31 (MDT)