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Date Posted: 16:23:52 03/28/01 Wed
Author: ernest d ogden 1sg usa retired
Subject: Re: "The Flyin' 513th"
In reply to: Max Stephens 's message, ""The Flyin' 513th"" on 17:54:52 04/25/99 Sun

>I JOINED THE 513 ENG CO (DT) IN 1966 AT THE TIME WE WERE WITH THE FIRST CAV DIVISION IN AN KHE WE HAULED ROCK AND LELPED BUILD THE GOLF COURSE AT AN KHE (THE GOLF COURSE AS THEY CALLED IT WAS ONE OF THE LARGEST HELO PORTS IN THE WORLD) WE ALSO HELPED BUILD A RUNWAY DOWN THE CENTER OF THE RUNWAY FOR C130 HERCILUSE AIRCRAFT TO LAND. I WAS SENT NORTH TO EXTEND LZ ENGLISH AT BONG SON IT WSA THERE I WSA INJURES ABOUT 7 was with the 513th engr co. dump trucks, attached to
>the 84th engr btn, 35th grp.
> We called ourselves the flyin 513th and our claim to
>fame was being able to spread a load of dirt so thin
>that the grader operators went back to sleep when they
>saw us coming and their NCO's threw rocks at us when
>they saw us going!
> I was there from June 68-69 Hauled dirt from Doc To
>to DA Lat and hit every chuck hole I could find!
> I've been looking for anyone from the 513th for
>years! Only 50 or 60 men in the entire outfit! Where
>are you????

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  • Re: "The Flyin' 513th" -- ernest d ogden 1sg usa retired, 16:42:47 03/28/01 Wed
  • 513 th Engr.Co -- Charles Fox, 09:37:30 11/18/05 Fri

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