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Date Posted: 11:56:16 10/17/12 Wed
Author: Walter Goodrich
Subject: Re: 513th" Engr. Co. (DT)
In reply to: Jim Thalison 's message, "513th" Engr. Co. (DT)" on 15:28:54 07/16/12 Mon

SP5 Walter Goodrich I was with the 513th in 1967 - 1968 I was a truck driver for over a year then Lt Beale found out that I had experience as a Supply Clerk and he made me the Company Supply Sergeant. I was in that capacity when we got hit during the TET offensive of 1968 until they transferred me to Co C 84th ENGR Bn where I was for the last three or four months before I left VIETNAM in 1968>>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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  • Re: 513th" Engr. Co. (DT) -- Paul Wotachek, 10:02:38 09/24/15 Thu

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