These are the Stories of the Fuel Truck Drivers of the 359th Transportation Company

Welcome to the 359th Transportation Company Association web-site.We are a registered non-profit association dedicated to reuniting all 359th personnel. We do other good stuff too.

If you were ever assigned to the 359th, either permanent duty station or TDY, you are invited to join our association, post pictures and stories and contact our president Bob Dye dyeracing53@att.net or Rich Clinton r.clinton359thtransco@yahoo.com any time day or night.

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We had several 5 tons that weren’t the usual nightly fixes. We had them parked at the edge of the motor pool in a weedy area. Someone went over and got this truck that had an air leak. We brought it in to the Quonset hut to work on it. We let the truck run …

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OUR STORIES

FURTHER MUSINGS OF A KANSAS FARM BOY (MY SECOND DAY IN THE 359th) BY JAMES HUSKEY

BE SURE TO READ JAMES HUSKEY’S EARLIER STORY FIRST (A 18 YEAR OLD FARM BOY ARRIVES TO THE 359th) THIS PICK’S UP WHERE IT LEAVES OFF. Ahh!!! Finally!!! looking forward to the ride back to the Company area for a hot shower, hot breakfast and some sack time. Again these ideas bring a laugh from …

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A MEMORY I CAN’T FORGET!!! BY TOMMY BROWN

I remember the day I was broken down in An Khe overnight 22 February 1971 having my truck repaired. The next morning 23 February 1971, I was going to catch the next convoy from the 359th Transportation Company to continue on to Pleiku. But when I got to the gate at An Khe the guards …

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THE KNUCKLEHEAD!!!! BY JAMES LYLES

I was supposed to go check to see why a knucklehead had not turned in his shotgun after coming in from a convoy. He was laying on his bunk. I sat down on the bunk directly beside of his with a clipboard and when I asked him about the shotgun, he acted surprised and sais, …

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AN 18 YEAR OLD FARM BOY ARRIVES TO THE 359th TRANSPORTATION COMPANY IN 1968 BY JIM HUSKEY

Arriving in Vietnam in January 1968 was a surreal experience. There was a sense of urgency for sure. Landing at Cam Ranh Bay, then on to Qui Nhon. Only to be put on a deuce & a half ton truck packed with replacements going to An Khe all in two days. Commotion on the An …

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23 FEBRUARY 1971, “A DAY I’LL NEVER FORGET”, BY WILLIAM F. CARTER

I remember 23 February 1971 like it was yesterday. From that day on we called it “The Dahl Ambush”. It seemed easier to talk about it that way. It struck me hard because it was the second time since I left the world that I lost someone I really knew and trusted with my life. …

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STEVE CAMPBELL’S THOUGHT’S FROM THE BRUTUS DEDICATION 10/1/2016

I feel that a large part of my life has come full circle today. My Vietnam experience as I attended the induction of my Gun Truck Brutus in the Military Veterans Museum and Education Center in Oshkosh Wi. I call it my Gun Truck because I was the last N.C.O.I.C (Non Commissioned Officer in Charge) …

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