Stories: 1966 – 1967

STORY BY TOM NEAL 359th 1966-7

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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FROM BOB DALTON: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE!

The burma shave sign’s as you left the 359th area at Phu Tai: DRIVER HAD A CUTE GIRL! TILL HE MADE HIS TIRES SWIRL! GRAVES REGISTRATION DID NOT LAG! SENT HER LOVER IN A BAG! To warn all of the driver’s to drive safely!

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BY DAVID HUENING 1966-7

On the boat trip to Vietnam SP/5 David Greene bunked opposite me on the same level. The bunks pivoted out of a center set of pole’s, followed by several other set’s. Green seemed to always go to bed a lot later than me, and his snoring would wake up the dead. I couldn’t flip to …

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BY RICHARD CLOT 1966-7

I remember Jack Traven used to get furious when those little three wheeled vehicles would pass him up on the way up the An Khe pass. One day we were out on convoy and I was riding with Traven, when one of those guy’s passed him loaded to the gills with locals. Traven started yelling …

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