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Date Posted: 15:28:54 07/16/12 Mon
Author: Jim Thalison
Subject: 513th" Engr. Co. (DT)
In reply to: SSG Robert W. Jennings 's message, "Re: 513th" Engr. Co. (DT)" on 11:39:19 01/31/11 Mon

>SGT Jennings...Please email me at jdthalison@yahoo.com Jim Thalison DT 47


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.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>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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