Stories: 1970 – 1971

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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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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STORY BY STEVE LINDSAY 70

I remember another person who worked in the motor pool in Pleiku, “Boy-Son.” He pissed me off one night & I told th MP Sgt. that Iwas going to get him! I was working night shiift & was working on the gun-Jeep. It had a horrible time with brakes, (so heavy) &  I told them …

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STORY BY STEVE WHITE 359th TRANS CO 1970-1

For a while we were doubling up drivers on the run from Qui Nhon to Plieku. Seems like it was one of the few times we actually had a surplus of drivers. SP5 Jenkins and I were assigned together and were hauling JP4. We had made the run several times in a row without incidence …

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STORY BY MIKE BORCHARDT 597th TRANS CO

THIS STORY WAS WRITTEN BY MIKE BORCHARDT THE NCOIC OF THE GUN TRUCK KING COBRA FROM THE 597th TRANS CO. ABOUT THE AMBUSH WERE JIMMY RAY CALLISON WAS KILLED. THE PICTURE’S HE QUOTE’S ARE IN JIMMY RAY CALLISON’S PROFILE IN THE HEROS BULLET AT THE BOTTOM OF HIS PROFILE. IT WAS A FOGGY MISTY DAMP DAY. …

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BY RON MALLORY 1970-1

On Feb 23 1971 we were in our convoy on the way to An Khe our delivery of fuel from Qui Nhon to Plieku. We got a call to come help out another Gun Crew. Who were under fire on top of the An Khe Pass. We went and started unloading massive gun fire. After we …

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