These are the Stories of the Gas Truck Drivers of the 359th Transporation Company

1966-1967

STORY BY TOM NEAL 359th 1966-7

We had several 5 tons that weren’t the usual nightly fixes. We had them parked at the edge of the motor pool in a weedy area. Someone went over and got this truck that had an air leak. We brought it in to the Quonset hut to work on it. We let the truck run …

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1967-1968

STORY BY CLYDE “JACK” HOOVER 359th 67-8

I had a soldier approach me while I was wrenching for the 359th and ask me to “SOUP” up his 5 ton truck as it was so slow it hardly could make it up the pass to Plieku. I remember he was from Ohio and either had a young son, or his wife was pregnant. …

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1968-1969

Story by Joseph (daddy) Dedge 359th 1968-9

I went through Cam Ranh Bay in 1968 and was assigned to the 359th Trans Co which was in the process of moving from An Khe to Pleiku. I still remember the jeep the 240th QM Bn XO sent to pick me up at the airport in Quin Nhon. I had his flac jacket and …

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1970-1971

STORY BY STEVE LINDSAY 70

I remember another person who worked in the motor pool in Pleiku, “Boy-Son.” He pissed me off one night & I told th MP Sgt. that Iwas going to get him! I was working night shiift & was working on the gun-Jeep. It had a horrible time with brakes, (so heavy) &  I told them …

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1971-1972

THE LIGHTER SIDE BY GEORGE ELLIS 1971-2

One must not forget unscrewing tanker hatches and putting ladies of the night inside to get through the gate. One of my twin gunners standing on the street in the village with an extended LAW wanting his radio back that another lady of the night took from him. I convinced him it was better to …

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MISC

BLINKY

TAKEN FROM A 1st LOG CMD REVIEW FEBRUARY 1969 WE KNOW WHO THIS IS ABOUT BUT THE AUTHOR IS UNKNOWN A NOVICE DRIVER WANTS TO BE A PROFESSIONAL PLEIKU – MAKESHIFT BRIDGES LINKED BY TWISTED COW PATH AND FLANKED BY DUST FILLED GULLEYS – THIS IS THE ROAD FROM HERE TO DAK TO. THE ROUTE …

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