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This is not a shooting event (so far) so I'm posting it here.


In Vietnam from late 1967 thru 1973 there were well over 500 armored gun trucks of various types providing much needed protection for supply convoys from enemy attack. These gun trucks could quickly react and repel enemy ambushes and act as a true deterrent to attacks by all but a few Viet Cong and NVA soldiers foolhardy enough to try such a suicidal mission. Many of the attacks could be attributed to the fact that the enemy higher ups placed a substantial bounty on gun trucks and their crew members. This drives home the fact at how the enemy viewed gun trucks and how valuable gun trucks really were.

Eve Of Destruction was the only gun truck to ever make it back to the U.S., preserved and proudly displayed at the U.S. Army Transportation Museum at Fort Eustis Virginia. However, a number of people, many former gun truckers themselves, have paid tribute and faithfully replicated some of these awesome gun trucks.

These stunning recreations or replicas are correct, including armor, weaponry and colorful graphics. This is your chance to see these Vietnam gun trucks as they really were, in all their glory and impressive beauty.

Vehicles will be assembling early in Rogersville, Tennessee on the morning of August 5th, 2008. From there, a convoy will make the 1-1/2 to 2 hour drive to Pigeon Forge where the trucks will be on display at the Gathering/Reunion at the Twin Mountain Inn & Suites from August 5th thru August 9th, 2008.

Don’t miss this once in a lifetime chance to see these beautiful gun trucks just as they appeared in Vietnam.

For additional information please email Larry Fiandt at [email protected](removethis)aol.com
or me David Coward at [email protected](removethis)nac.net

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And speaking of trucks...

I bought a new GMC Sierra and returned to the dealer the next day because I couldn't get the radio to work. The salesman explained that the radio was voice activated. 'Nelson,' the salesman said to the radio. The radio replied, 'Ricky or Willie?' 'Willie!' he continued and 'On The Road Again' came from the speakers. Then he said, 'Ray Charles!', and in an instant 'Georgia On My Mind' replaced Willie Nelson.

I drove away happy, and for the next few days, every time I'd say, 'Beethoven,' I'd get beautiful classical music, and if I said, 'Beatles,' I'd get one of their awesome songs.

Yesterday, a couple ran a red light and nearly creamed my new truck, but I swerved in time to avoid them. I yelled, 'Ass Holes!'

Immediately the Iranian National Anthem began to play, sung by Jane Fonda and Barbara Streisand, backed up by Michael Moore and The Dixie Chicks, with John Kerry on guitar, Al Gore on drums, Dan Rather on harmonica, Nancy Pelosi on tambourine, Harry Reid on spoons, Bill Clinton on sax and Ted Kennedy on Scotch.

Damn, I LOVE this truck! :D
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