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Date Posted: 16:46:36 12/19/11 Mon
Author: BILLY L GARDNER
Subject: Re: "The Flyin' 513th"
In reply to: Max Stephens 's message, ""The Flyin' 513th"" on 17:54:52 04/25/99 Sun

>I 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???? I was with the 513th from May 67 to May 68, 1st platoon. Drove dump truck, mostly at night, went to Pleiku after TeT, to replace the 70 dt that was ambushed on the way back to base. Went back to Phu Tai for awhile. Went everywhere. Only remember a few names Lt. Beal, Beavilheimer, Slater, Groth, Boston, Zero.

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  • Re: "The Flyin' 513th" -- William (Bill) Whitaker, 10:44:51 01/02/12 Mon
  • Re: "The Flyin' 513th" -- Richard Pearsall, 10:18:23 05/01/12 Tue

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