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Date Posted: 11:39:19 01/31/11 Mon
Author: SSG Robert W. Jennings
Subject: Re: 513th" Engr. Co. (DT)
In reply to: Jerry W. Watson 's message, "Re: 513th" Engr. Co. (DT)" on 11:30:13 10/22/10 Fri

Do you remember Captain Long or First Lt Beale, the CO's? I was in the 513th from latter part of 1967 until I rotated out in 1971. Base camp was in Phan Rang Airbase attached to the 589th Eng. Bn.

>>> I was with the 513th March 1967-February 1968.
>Original base camp SW of Quinon. Five of us went north
>attached to 1st cav at LZ Uplift, LZ Lowboy (Bonson
>Plains)beginning in july 67. Went back to base camp
>around middle of December 67 TET. My best buddy then
>and still to this day Larry "Jiggs" Hill. Thank all of
>you for your service.
>>
>>
>>
>>
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>>>I was with the 513th engr co. dump trucks, attached
>to
>>>>the 84th engr btn, 35th grp.
>>>513th Engr. Co. (DT) attached to 84th Engr. Bn.
>>>4/1967 - 4/1968
>>>
>>>
>>>> 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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