CHARLIE 7TH ENGINEERS 68 69

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  1. CAMPBELL49T

    CAMPBELL49T New Member

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    HI NEW TO THIS FORUM. THE OTHER FORMS THAT I GO TO DOES NOT HAVE
    THE VIETNAM FORUM. ANYBODY ON THE FORM WHO SEVED C CO. 7TH ENG.
    NAM 68 69?
     
  2. berto64

    berto64 Active Member

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    Welcome to the asylum 49T!

    Us inmates are in charge so have a go at it.

    Where was the 7th's AO?

    I was in the Delta for three tours and the only Eng. I saw was the 93rd at Dong Tam.

    WELCOME HOME!!!!
     

  3. rooter

    rooter *VMBB Senior Chief Of Staff* Supporting Member

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    WELCOME FORTY-NINER....I was there both those years....If you've been on this forum checking things out, I'm the SEABEE ...the cranky old Chief ..Sometimes we SEABEES have been referred to as 'engineers', but usually in the mode of:
    "NOW, WHAT IN THE HELL CAPER ARE YOU GUYS TRYING TO ENGINEER"!! Was up north in Quang Tri province 68 and down in DaNang in 69...I used to see Army Engineers on HWY 1 checking with their mine sweeping gear....There were some up in the HIVAN PASS (sp) manning some strange looking crew-served weapons with multi-barrels...Never stopped long enough to visit...Again 49'R.....WELCOME AND THANK YOU FOR YOU SERVICE TO OUR CAUSE AND OUR COUNTRY. Chief
     
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    Welcome aboard!!! You'll like it here.

    I was there later than you in '72 & '73. :)
     
  5. CAMPBELL49T

    CAMPBELL49T New Member

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    HI EVERYBODY.

    7TH ENGINEER BAT. 1ST MARINES WAS IN DA NANG. CHARLIE CO. WAS WEST
    OF DOG PATCH. AND JUST EAST OF COBB BRIDGE BY 1/8 OF MILE. OUR CO.
    SWEPT THE ROAD FROM COBB TO HILL 41. I SPENT TIME ON THE BRIDGE, A FRENCH FORT NEAR BY, HILL 41 AND DODGE CITY. AMONGEST OTHE PLACES
    THAT ESCAPES MY MEMORY. ALSO SPENT 3 WEEKS AT 1ST FIELD MED. I THINK THAT WAS NEAR DA NANG. DID WORK ON BRIDGES,WATCH TOWERS,BUNKER AND MANY OTHER PROJECTS.
    THANKS FOR THE HARDY WELCOME. THE BEST FORUM I HAVE FOUND SO FAR, BAR NONE!! I WILL ENJOY IT.

    MUZZLESMOKE
     
  6. CAMPBELL49T

    CAMPBELL49T New Member

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    HEY ROOTER,
    WHAT PART OF THE MARINES WAS THE SEABEE'S IN?

    MUZZLEMAN
     
  7. rooter

    rooter *VMBB Senior Chief Of Staff* Supporting Member

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    THE SEABEES PARENTS WERE MARRIED!!!! I WAS IN CAMP HOOVER IN 1969 WHEN THAT AMMO DUMP 'COOKED-OFF' FOR ABOUT 16 HOURS...GUNNY GAWNE AND EOD PEOPLE WORKED FOR A WEEK GATHERING UP SCATTERED ORDINANCE...EVEN THE FOLKS IN DOGPATCH 'BOOGIED OUT' BUT OUR SKIPPER MADE US MAN THE TRENCHES, HOLES, AND TOWERS....CHIEF
     
  8. CAMPBELL49T

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    I REMEMBER THAT, WE COULD SEE IT OUT ON OUR HILL. IF MY MEMORY IS CORRECT... ABOUT HALF DOZEN ZAPPERS GOT IN TROUGH THE WIRE THAT
    NIGHT.

    MUZZLEMAN
     
  9. CAMPBELL49T

    CAMPBELL49T New Member

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    YEA YOU RIGHT, I MIGHT BE ONE OF THE FEW, MY PARENTS WERE, TOO. TILL I GOT TO BOOT CAMP AND FOUND OUT DIFFERANT!!!
     
  10. rooter

    rooter *VMBB Senior Chief Of Staff* Supporting Member

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    It's really a friendly term ...you must'a heard many times,
    "he's a good-natured bastard.." or "that Dude is a friendly bastard---give you the shirt off his back"....in boot camp like you remarked, when you have to buddy-up to a guy who can't learn to swim....."you are one dumb bastard---it's that lead in your ass that makes you sink"......Now if the call you A/H or that p----word....that kin stir you bile and make you wanna fight!!! Chief
     
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