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Jennifer_Young.JPG"Modern-Day" JennyOkay, she is! Ms Jennifer (Jenny) Young of the Red Cross Donut Dolly fame as we know her in the summer of 2014. Many thanks to Don Blankin is making the connection...a wonderful piece of our historic time in Vietnam.
Tom_Roman.jpgModern Day TomTom Roman enjoying the 2009 Banquet of the 35th Inf Regt "Cacti" reunion held in Reno, July, 2009.
TR-1.jpgCoffee BreakTom Roman: what could be better than hot coffee in a hot FDC CONEX?
TR-2.jpgFDC Crew & VisitorTom Roman, Lt Ed McNew (FO, FDO) and a gun bunny (cannoneer) taking a snooze.
TR-3.JPGFO & The FDC CrewL to R (back): Calvin T. Garrett (Houston), Lt Charles Stout, PJ Newlin (Coloado), Phil Johnson (Pittsburgh). FR: Jay Flamme,(Colorado-deceased), Sp4 Kelly (New York), and Tom Roman. Sp4 Kelly was the brother-in-law of the famous recording artist Aretha Franklin. She dedicated the song "Mr. Kelly" to him.
TR10.jpgThe Warning OrderThese "I'm Coming Home" warning letters were very popular for all the "short timers".
TR11.jpgM60 Machine GunDate: 20March69 Location: LZ Valentine

Cleaning the M60. If you want it to work, you had better keep it clean.
TR12.jpgMoving TimeAnother move, another 1,000 sandbags. Think we got a little muddy in the process. Next to me is Joe Goldstein with those ever classic military style glass frames.
TR13.jpgSpiritual GuidanceDate: 12March69 Location: LZ Valentine

Catholic Chaplain holding field services.
TR14.jpgMe & JohnDate: 30Dec68 Location: LZ Schuyler

John Bowdon at left.
TR15.jpgFaux CannoneerDate: 30Dec68 Location: LZ Schuyler

I don't really work on the guns, but it made for a good picture. Note the new M102; goodbye M1A101 & the "trails".
TR16.jpgHit & Miss Chart"Doc" Kline visits our FDC CONEX while I explain the map.
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