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Subject: Re: Task force Buno LZ Enlish


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Chris Barwick
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Date Posted: 06:43:25 05/04/06 Thu
In reply to: Tom Hiatt 's message, "Task force Buno LZ Enlish" on 08:55:27 11/18/05 Fri

>I was at Task Force Buno at Enlish 67-68 i first went
>when the 1st/50th Mec came in country from ft hood in
>Sept of 67. I spent alot of time with them in the
>field recovering disabled APC's,from mines and rpgs. I
>also was with Ferko who was a spc5 at the time, he
>drove a semi with gun tubs for retro fit from 155 to
>175 at different firebases like pony 2bits and
>outhers. Myself and a guy named fuguson maned a gun
>geep for gun cover for ferko. Ferko and I wern't
>really friends as a matter of fact dangeriously at
>odds with each outher but i dont see his name on the
>wall so he must have made it out ok. I meet Ferguson
>at Ft Knox after my second tour at the 54th Inf where
>i was stationed,he was going back for his 3rd tour
>than. Ferko had balls for sure as you know we played
>in a bad neighborhood at that time there were a number
>of NVA and VC Battalions running around the Bong Song
>planes and central Highlands. Welcome Home Brother.
>Tom Hiatt

Hey Tom! we probably met sometime or another for sure, I was shotgun for old Ferko a couple of times on those guntube runs. Any way 1st time Imet Ferko he was a Corporal that came to 560th Maint right next to the 5th Phu Tai. old Ferko had been in god knows how long busted more then once.
I rotated out 12 Feb 1968 with a bunch of orignal 560th guys. Were you at English the nite Charlie got the Ammo Dump,if you were you'd remmeber. the hot shit from dump hit those avgas bladders and talk about high flames,still got a piece of shrapnel landed in my truck. Did you know SS Black he had Maint contact team @ English working on some 105's
I was a driver most my tour! Small World huh BRO!

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