Vietnam Guntruck Gathering XIII

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The 13th Vietnam Guntruck Gathering will be held in Chattanooga, Tennessee this year 18 thru 23 August at:

Best Western Plus Suites
6710 Ringgold Road
Chattanooga, Tennessee.
(423) 893-7979

If interested stop in and meet some truly amazing guys and maybe even listen in on some stories that might just knock your socks off.

The CAMO Crew with Proud American Guntruck plans to roll in and occupy our position around 09:00, 20 August and depart sometime Sunday 23 August.

Right now there are at least 4 Guntrucks committed to attend: Ace of Spades, Untouchable, Psychotic Reaction, and Proud American.
There may be a couple more...God willing.

I was told today by one of the organizers there is a local MV Group that wants to bring some MVs out to display as well.

Here's the flyer and a couple pics of the Guntrucks:
 

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Good luck PB! Sure a great time will be had by all. I have fond memories of Indy when I was blessed to attend with the wife. Great meeting you and the CAMO crew and a few special others!! God's speed and protection!!
 

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Good luck PB! Sure a great time will be had by all. I have fond memories of Indy when I was blessed to attend with the wife. Great meeting you and the CAMO crew and a few special others!! God's speed and protection!!
The Gatherings are always a good time with some great Americans. This year two of my best friends won't be there due to health issues.
 

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Need a driver for Proud American??? I don't have any other obligations for the time period and could meet in Columbus in time to SP.
 

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Joe, we are gonna SP at the hooch around 05:00hrs Thursday the 20th of Aug and return sometime on Sunday 23 Aug.

You are more than welcome to come with us and even stay with us in the hotel but you may need to bring a sleeping bag...or sleep with Tony.:oops:
 

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A group of scouts has arrived at the ORP and has begun to organize a base of operations.

I was told that The Untouchable arrived yesterday and Ace of Spades should be there sometime today. Psychotic Reaction is due in Tuesday and we will roll in with Proud American early Thursday.

It's gonna be a good weekend folks!
 

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A group of scouts has arrived at the ORP and has begun to organize a base of operations.

I was told that The Untouchable arrived yesterday and Ace of Spades should be there sometime today. Psychotic Reaction is due in Tuesday and we will roll in with Proud American early Thursday.

It's gonna be a good weekend folks!
Have a safe trip PB
 

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We were having an issue with filters clogging on Proud American recently.

Not wanting to have any issues at the Gathering, I asked Tony and Troy to take the fuel tank to have it cleaned. Got it back yesterday and re-installed it and filled with fresh fuel.
Wouldn't ya just know it! An itsy bitsy pin hole had developed and was slowly seeping fuel after all these years.:shock:

Gonna take the tank back off today and fix it.:popcorn:
 

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PB,
I won't be able to join this year. I've got a job interview for a promotion at work on Thursday morning, so wish me luck on that!!! I'll make it next year.
 

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Sir, my truck is not a rare one. I was planning to go with PB and possibly drive Proud American if I could talk Tony into riding in the gun box. I agree that it's a good avatar though. I was installing a heater on my truck and was wearing some old uniform items that I had been issued because I don't worry about getting stains on them. They also stand up good to flying debris when mowing and weed eating so it's quite common to see me in some older uniforms when working around the house.
 

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PB,
Tony will sleep better without hearing me snoring or arguing about who is going to drive Proud American. I'm glad that it's running correctly again and I hate that I will not be able to take it to the Gathering.
 

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John Dodd posted on the Guntruck Site this looks like it will be the biggest Gathering yet (people wise). Looks like we may be shy a few Guntrucks though.

Ace of Spades and Untouchable are on site and in action and have been giving rides around the area and representing well.

Proud American is on the Landoll and ready to SP the hooch at 05:00hrs and will hopefully arrive at the Gathering around 08:30-09:00hrs in the morning.

From the only pics posted on the GT Site it looks pretty darn wet up there!
 

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I was honored to be invited to the GATHERING by PB a few years ago, IF you are a viet nam vet, you need to go to at least one Gathering no matter if you are a trucker ,guntrucker, or not.
 

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PB,
We need some updates and more importantly pictures. I wish I could have made it. For all concerned, I killed the interview so I'm pretty confident that I will be promoted to GS-12 soon as a Safety and Occupational Health Specialist. If not, no worries, GS-11 pay is what I've been used to for 2 1/2 years now and nobody in my 2 acres goes hungry or without. I need the promotion as my oldest son will likely need braces when he becomes a teenager. Youngest son got his Momma's teeth and they are straight.
 
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