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Subject: Re: 560th Lt Maint. Co DS. 67-68


Author:
Chris Barwick
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Date Posted: 10:57:07 01/27/05 Thu
In reply to: Tom Hiatt 's message, "Re: 560th Lt Maint. Co DS. 67-68" on 17:11:45 11/07/04 Sun

Tom too many years I'm dam near 57 years old. Where has the
time gone I turned 19 in 67. Anyway I was with orignal 560th that came over on USS Gordan. Left right after TET 68.
Were you at English when Ammo/POL dump went up I was. SS Black was NCO on site working artillery . Went with a guy name Ferko from Phu Tai. I'll never forget that nite scared
shitless. Still have piece of shrapnel that landed in back of truck. 105 round casing and all was buried right in front
our tent. God was I lucky. TET had me real worried thats' when old 560th moved from Phu Tai to An Khe and fuck An khe
pass,know what I mean. I'm a civilian worker at Aberdeen Proving Ground Md with 3 years till I retire. Can't wait. Us
old Nam Vets are getting old for sure.
God Bless the old 560 boys and all who came after
us. Drop me a line


>Chris
>My name is Tom Hiatt i came to the 560th in 67 from
>the 15th Mec inf in germany and became the contact
>team leader assinged to the 1st of the 50th mec inf
>working out of task fource Buno at Lz Enlish and
>uplift.I also rode Gun support for the drivers that
>came up with gun tubes and parts going to different
>artilery unites that were in the area.I spent my first
>month or two at the 560th compound helping building
>buildings there before the 50th came ashore. Dont
>remember anybody from the 560th much but did see guys
>from time to time after i left for the task fource. I
>do have a picture or two from the task fource i am
>still in contact with a guy from the cav unit i worked
>with but havent talked to anyone else.

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