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quonsethut

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It's been a long time since Ive posted here. Looks like alot of new Gun trucks produced since then, Hoo waah.
Well here are some recent pics of my baby, aged like a fine wine in the hot Texas sun. Enjoy.
 

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Red523rd

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Quonsethut,
Are ya a Vietnam Veteran ?????
If so what unit???where at???when ????
Crowbar is 359th from Big Spring,Tx
He is the Historian for 359th,,,,,,
I am up the road 100 miles,,,
Was NCOIC Satans Li'L Angel
Destroyed 2/20/71
Lamson 719
523rd Trans. Co.

You have a fine,
Good Looking Guntruck

"RED"
 

quonsethut

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Quonsethut,
Are ya a Vietnam Veteran ?????
If so what unit???where at???when ????
Crowbar is 359th from Big Spring,Tx
He is the Historian for 359th,,,,,,
I am up the road 100 miles,,,
Was NCOIC Satans Li'L Angel
Destroyed 2/20/71
Lamson 719
523rd Trans. Co.

You have a fine,
Good Looking Guntruck

"RED"
Thanks for the Complement Red.

No Im not a Nam Vet, I am a proud lifer Army Brat of 20 years. My Dad was a career Officer "52-76 (A Doc) who gave me the finest upbringing a kid could possibly ask for. Growing up on Army installations around the Country and in Europe during the War was irreplaceable education I wouldn't trade for the world. My dad made sure I always attended the Armed Forces Day exhibits held every year at the various Post we lived. I would spend all day there taking in all the latest and greatest produced for the war in Southeast Asia.
My Dad instilled in me a great respect for the guys in uniform serving our country. It is a life long connection Ive not let go of. I feel a kinship, like distant family to the Nam Vets as these were the guys I grew up around.
Thanks for you service Red, over here and especially over there.
 

Red523rd

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Quonsethut,
I am proud of what you are doing,
We Guntruckers,,,I should say transportation people have adopted Jeff H,....
vtducedriver
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You can see he has a Rolling Vietnam Historical Fleet,,, He makes most of our Gatherings,,,,,,,,
He was born 1971 about the same time as we invaded Laos,,,and the same age as my oldest son,,,,
You can read about our time in the Nam below in form,,, Lamson 719 Living and Conditions ,,that driver523rd did on this site,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Thanks goes out to your Dad ,,, He probally saved many lives...
Again Thanks to YOU FOR ALL YOU DO,,,,
If I'm ever around Austin I will look ya up,,,,
Regards,
"RED"

BTW,,,,
By The Power and a NCOIC of a Guntruck,
You are officially Promoted to a Supporter of Vietnam Transportation Guntruckers
 
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vtdeucedriver

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Quonsethut,
I am proud of what you are doing,
We Guntruckers,,,I should say transportation people have adopted Jeff H,....
vtducedriver
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[HR][/HR]Join DateFeb 2006LocationVermontPosts2,250
You can see he has a Rolling Vietnam Historical Fleet,,, He makes most of our Gatherings,,,,,,,,
He was born 1971 about the same time as we invaded Laos,,,and the same age as my oldest son,,,,
You can read about our time in the Nam below in form,,, Lamson 719 Living and Conditions ,,that driver523rd did on this site,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Thanks goes out to your Dad ,,, He probally saved many lives...
Again Thanks to YOU FOR ALL YOU DO,,,,
If I'm ever around Austin I will look ya up,,,,
Regards,
"RED"

BTW,,,,
By The Power and a NCOIC of a Guntruck,
You are officially Promoted to a Supporter of Vietnam Transportation Guntruckers
Thanks Red,
I would not say ive made most of the gatherings but I have been to 3 of em and its nice to say I was at the first. There was also those 4 days in Vegas for the ATAV reunion in 2000. Been at it a long time. You should go down and rattle crowbars cage! Its been a few weeks since ive done it over the phone so im due! :)
 

M813rc

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Here are some from the Temple (Texas) airshow last weekend. We were supporting their Vietnam part of the show, doing a downed pilot rescue scenario.
Unlikely choice of vehicles for that particular job, maybe we can say the pilot came down near a highway. The crowd loved it, and that was the point, so....
Note our Aussie Ferret participating.

Pic 3 looks pretty accurate to me!

Cheers
 

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Red523rd

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I ran hwy36 to port of Houston back in the day,
Y'all post them things and I will pickup crowbar and come on down and see,,,
M813rc you a Austin fellar also .......
Thanks For All You Are Doing.....
You a Vietnam Vet ????
"RED"
 

Red523rd

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Thanks Red,
I would not say ive made most of the gatherings but I have been to 3 of em and its nice to say I was at the first. There was also those 4 days in Vegas for the ATAV reunion in 2000. Been at it a long time. You should go down and rattle crowbars cage! Its been a few weeks since ive done it over the phone so im due! :)
08 PF was a Blast !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Enjoyed ya being there........
"RED"
 

vtdeucedriver

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08 PF was a Blast !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Enjoyed ya being there........
"RED"
me too!! The best one I've been too. Got to finally ride with edd in angel. I only went once and rode up front with him so we could chat. Not to mention the box was pretty full. Still got my engine panel that everyone signed and I look at it fondly. You know I still have not been in the box yet of one. I better get mine done soon :)
 

vtdeucedriver

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Here are some from the Temple (Texas) airshow last weekend. We were supporting their Vietnam part of the show, doing a downed pilot rescue scenario.
Unlikely choice of vehicles for that particular job, maybe we can say the pilot came down near a highway. The crowd loved it, and that was the point, so....
Note our Aussie Ferret participating.

Pic 3 looks pretty accurate to me!

Cheers
Got any pics of the black raven? She is a FB friend and always enjoys pic of her airplane.
 

M813rc

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M813rc you a Austin fellar also .......
Thanks For All You Are Doing.....
You a Vietnam Vet ????
"RED"
Nossir, I moved to the US when I was 14 in 1974, joined the Marines in 1978, earned my US citizenship (and fiercely proud of it!). Both my sons are currently serving in the Marines.

My V100 is a Vietnam Vet though, documented as serving with the 720th MP out of Long Binh in 1968/69. It also served with the Marines in the late 70's, one of 12 used to guard the Navy's "Strategic National Assets".

My place is in the 'boonies' just outside Austin. Last July I hosted Baseballump/Louie and some of his Vietnam buddies from the 630th MP down to play with the V. They drove it around the farm til it broke (threw the alternator belt, which ripped part of the wiring harness out.:shock: ). They had a good time though, and told me more about V100's in one afternoon than I had learned in 20 years of research. Great bunch of guys.

In some pictures Quonsethut posted of his guntruck, you can see my V100 as well. Those were taken during the dedication/groundbreaking of the Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial. That was a great day, and it was an honour to be invited to participate.

Cheers
 

M813rc

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Got any pics of the black raven? She is a FB friend and always enjoys pic of her airplane.
You must be referring to the O-2! :)
One not so good pic. She was our FAC during the show, a really good pilot. I have some better shots of her plane from last year.

Cheers

PS - that picture got really shrunken down when uploaded, I'll see if I can make it smaller myself and repost it.
PPS - nope, it just doesn't shrink down well, loses a lot of detail.
 

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vtdeucedriver

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Yep Karen is top notch. Loves the history of the FAC. Raven was the call sign of the all black night interdiction air controllers. Your regular grey ones was Nail. There are a couple of great books out there on these pilots and I highly recommend.
 

quonsethut

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Quonsethut,
I am proud of what you are doing,
We Guntruckers,,,I should say transportation people have adopted Jeff H,....
vtducedriver
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[HR][/HR]Join DateFeb 2006LocationVermontPosts2,250
You can see he has a Rolling Vietnam Historical Fleet,,, He makes most of our Gatherings,,,,,,,,
He was born 1971 about the same time as we invaded Laos,,,and the same age as my oldest son,,,,
You can read about our time in the Nam below in form,,, Lamson 719 Living and Conditions ,,that driver523rd did on this site,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Thanks goes out to your Dad ,,, He probally saved many lives...
Again Thanks to YOU FOR ALL YOU DO,,,,
If I'm ever around Austin I will look ya up,,,,
Regards,
"RED"

BTW,,,,
By The Power and a NCOIC of a Guntruck,
You are officially Promoted to a Supporter of Vietnam Transportation Guntruckers
Thanks Red; God bless you and all your Brothers.
 
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