I LIKE MEETING OLD VETERANS

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I LIKE MEETING OLD VETERANS

Post by Joe Gopan » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:38 am

HARRY TRUNDY was in the bed across from me in the recovery ward at Ft Devens Army Hospital. He was 74 at the time and retired Army. His last assignment was as NCOIC of the PX system at Ft Monmouth. He had altered his records and the Army caught up with him at age 65. He was a fiesty old sergeant.
His claim to fame was General Persing personally putting him on KP as the General discovered him asleep on his horse. Harry had been on mounted guard duty for 24 hours straight without relief. This was 1916, his unit was in Mexico after Pancho Villa. He also served on the Burma Road in WWII.
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Post by Mark Jesic » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:01 am

Those heroes who served in Burma went through absolute hell. I visited the graveyard of the fallen in Thailand, all those young lads, a lot of them teenagers, you came out in tears. We will never forget.

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Post by Joe Gopan » Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:33 am

Another is USAF Col. Nathan Rosengarten, aka "Rosie" Rosie was born 1917, an engineering graduate at Drexel University. He held a commission in the Army Engineers but ended up as a Flight test Engineer at Wright Field. He had an exciting carreer and was involved in flight testing all the early jets and bombers starting in 1941. He was Flight Test Engineer assigned to the Bell P-59 and Lockheed P-80. Colonel Rosengarten was also assigned to Project Bluebook (UFO's) He enjoyed talking away the hours on the phone with stories about famous test pilots flight testing American and WWII enemy aircraft while being prompted by his wife Erma in the background. He passed away a year or so ago at age 101.
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Post by Joe Gopan » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:14 pm

One does not have to look far to discover WWII Veterans that were witness Air Force history Friends Walter Wyman USAF Air Policeman and Henry Miller, WWII MP.
Henry served on the Security Detail at MUROC on the first flight of the Bell XP59 Jet in 1942, and Walter was on the Air Police Detail for the first flights of the U-2 at Edwards AFB during 1956.
The head of my engineering section Ev Stevens flew a combat tour in B-24's (457BG) and secret C-47 missions into Norwak near the end of WWII, his C.O. for those secret missions was Bernt Balchen.
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Post by Andy Cole » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:10 am

Last week I posted in the weapons section about hosting a Korean War vet for a field day.

See link below.

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1943 Willys MB285433 D.O.D. 12-3-1943
1951 M100 trailer D.O.D. 3/51
1951 M37 Truck D.O.D. 5-28-1951
Wife D.O.D 7-21-1979
Boy D.O.D. 2-15-2007
Girl D.O.D. 4-9-2009
Girl D.O.D. 10-23-2012

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