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Date Posted: 16:45:44 03/28/01 Wed
Author: ernest d ogden 1sg usa retired
Subject: MENBER 513 ENG CO(DT) 1966 AN KHE 1ST CAV DIV
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 Was INJURES ABOUT 7 MILES NORTH OF LZ ENGLISH WHILE RETURING FROM A PLACE CALLED PEANUT ISLAND I HIT A LAND MINE AND WAS PICKED UP BY THE COMMANDER OF A 227 SPECIAL FORCES AS I RECALL I WAS EVACUATED TO LZ ENGLISH AID STATION THIS WAS 1966 I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO CONTACT SSG BARR I DONT KNOW HIS FIRST NAME BUT HE WAS IN THE VEHICLE WHEN I HIT THE LAND MINE ANYONE WHO WAS AT LZ ENGLISH IN 1966 WITH THE 513 ENG CO (DT) PLEASE CONTACT ME BY E-MAIL I RETIRED IN 1986 AT FORT KNOX KY . FORM BONG SON WE WENT TO TUY HOA WITH THE 101ST AIRBORNE WE RAN CONVOYS TO VUNGROE BAY. FROM THERE WE WENT BACK NORTH UNTIL MY TOUR WAS UP. I RETURNED TO VIET NMA IN 1970 IN DANANG - HUE- QUANG TRI WILL BE HAPPY TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO WAS WITH THE 513 ENG CO (DT) 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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Replies:

  • I WAS IN THE 513 AT AN KHE 1ST CAV DIVISION -- ERNEST D OGDEN 1SG USA RETIRED, 17:59:18 03/28/01 Wed
  • Re: I WAS IN THE 513 AT AN KHE 1ST CAV DIVISION -- Jay.Fisher, 16:01:01 09/04/14 Thu
  • Re: I WAS IN THE 513 AT AN KHE 1ST CAV DIVISION -- John Blyther, 00:06:43 06/30/15 Tue

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