Wadley, I remember when we were in basic trng at Ft. Meade, you faked being out cold or dead or something of that nature, you freaked everyone out incl the NCO's, you got lucky getting transferred to Bravo Company, I moved there after my Summary in 1960!
Hi Robert, hope all is well with you, wanted to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a prosperous ThanksgivingIt is supposed to be a nice sunny day here. This will be our first Thanksgiving where we will be going out for our thanksgiving dinner. the kids (4) are all going seperate ways and Becky is recovering very well from a knee replacement so my choice was to not have her stand on her feet and then have all the mess to clean. She is kind of dissapointed cause we always get together with family. Two of our 4 work in the food industry so they will be working. Take care and enjoy!
turned the radio on and was waiting for the red light to go out, that meant I was ready to send and the antena was loaded. I was ready to hit the key and the back door of the PC opens and there stands the company clerk with a cup of coffee in his canteen cup using the antena which the driver forgot to release in his hand using the antena to stir the coffee. Needless to say I could have fried him and the coffee both. Boy did the driver get a royal chewing from the Com. SGT.
Robert, heres a CW story you will like and it's true. My ANGRC-18 was very powerful and I operated with a leg key that cliped on to my upper thigh so i had one hand to send and could receive with the other. It was so powerful that if you touched the antena with a lead pencil after the set was loaded the pencil would ignite in flames. We were on alert and it was the job of the PC driver after we were in position and the engines shut down to let the antena up as we traveled always with it secured to the top of the PC. we had pulled into position and the engines shut down,and I had ( TBC )
Robert, isn't this ironic, I took CW training in Nurenberg and operated a CW radio, I think an ANGRC-18 if I remember right. Took 12words per and sent at 13 per. Can't remember my MOS and now vaguly remember my code.
Thought you might enjoy the M-59 Pictures, lots of memories. I was radio oper. and part time driver, yeah those exhaust manifolds were great for heating up "K" rations provided you made sure to vent the cans otherwise you had a mess. Hope you have a good Memorial Day weekend. Gettin ready to go fishin this mornin.
Robert, at 70 you are still young, I turned 78 on the 6th of May.an still feel young. I don't expect to give up, I'm a die hard. I still have not heard from some of mine, they will have to deal with it, I am going on down the road. Even with me in this wheel chair, I am moving on. Again have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Hope you had a good one, butI have to warn you that I keep friends for a long time , some for life so I think you are stuck with me ( ha,ha,). My flights to the reunion took me thru Texas both way, going: thru Dallas by way of El Paso because of bad weather in Dallas. Missed my connecting flight and spent the night there and returned thru Houston. From Huston to here ( Ontario ) was not a good flight either, got in late monday night and was picked up at midnight by my wife, home is an hour by car so it was a real flying adventure. One I hope not to repeat. There was some rumor about the next reunion maybe being in texas.
Hello Robert, just got back from the reunion and it was great. Had some guys there from WWII. I toured the Patton Museum there at Ft. Knox with one of the wwII vets that had served under Patton and he told me some stories. When I get my pictures downloaded I'll post them so you can see. Rained the whole weekend and the flying experience is one i;d rather forget. Met lots of guys there who served in Bamberg in later years.