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Name: leslie
Email: landerson@cox.net
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Time: 10:04:38 PM

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You guys really need to look at the Midwest, namely Oklahoma. These guys NEED HELP!!!


Name: leslie
Email: landerson@cox.net
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Time: 10:04:36 PM

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You guys really need to look at the Midwest, namely Oklahoma. These guys NEED HELP!!!


Name: leslie
Email: landerson@cox.net
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Time: 10:04:33 PM

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You guys really need to look at the Midwest, namely Oklahoma. These guys NEED HELP!!!


Name: leslie
Email: landerson@cox.net
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Time: 10:04:30 PM

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You guys really need to look at the Midwest, namely Oklahoma. These guys NEED HELP!!!


Name: leslie
Email: landerson@cox.net
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Time: 10:04:27 PM

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You guys really need to look at the Midwest, namely Oklahoma. These guys NEED HELP!!!


Name: leslie
Email: landerson@cox.net
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Time: 10:04:25 PM

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You guys really need to look at the Midwest, namely Oklahoma. These guys NEED HELP!!!


Name: leslie
Email: landerson@cox.net
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Time: 10:03:46 PM

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You guys really need to look at the Midwest, namely Oklahima. These guys NEED HELP!!!


Name: leslie
Email: landerson@cox.net
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Time: 10:03:35 PM

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You guys really need to look at the Midwest, namely Oklahima. These guys NEED HELP!!!


Name: Dave B.
Email: Wuzborne82@aol.com
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Time: 08:03:55 PM

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I attended JOTC in March 93. B co 307th ENG attatched to 2/505 inf. 82nd abn. Great website!


Name: Judy Pollak
Email: JudithJae@aol.com
Date: Monday, September 22, 2003
Time: 03:49:41 PM

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I am an accent coach and would be happy to get involved in your program. I have taught Standard American English to people with thick, Brooklyn accents and have also taught "gay" men to sound "straight". I live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan so please call me at 212-362-6714 or 917-494-2811. Looking forward to speaking with you. Judy Pollak


Name: Judy Pollak
Email: JudithJae@aol.com
Date: Monday, September 22, 2003
Time: 03:49:37 PM

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I am an accent coach and would be happy to get involved in your program. I have taught Standard American English to people with thick, Brooklyn accents and have also taught "gay" men to sound "straight". I live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan so please call me at 212-362-6714 or 917-494-2811. Looking forward to speaking with you. Judy Pollak


Name: 1SG Carlos A. Colon Robles
Email: carloacr@juno.com
Date: Sunday, September 21, 2003
Time: 09:36:55 PM

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Just to let you know that I think your web page and link are as Tony the tiger would say Grrrreaat!. I fancy myself as a Jungleer, I was assigned to Company B, 4th Battalion 10th Infantry which when I arrived on 20 December 1973 was located at Fort Gulick. We were supposed to be there a year while they construction of the barracks at Fort Davis was completed but it actually took four years. Things were kind of slow. I spent the majority of my duty time in the Camp Pina area, and I use to make trail maps for the Battalion S-2. During my off duty time I would report to Fort Sherman then go out hunting, I got my first wild pig, with six shots off of a 22 .cal rifle I brought from Germany. I was reassigned to Company A, at Fort Davis and after the arrival of the “Pink Panther” Captain H.C.Clifton, things really did change. He had left the 3rd Battalion 7th SFG(A) at Gulick and wanted a line company, back then a SF officer was temporary duty not a career change, something like a career change into SF would definitely end a officers career as SF was still viewed as a beer drinking, jeep stealing soldier who wore a Sykes Fairbain knife, a star sapphire ring and a Rolex watch (ha ha). Anyway the guy broke all rules, he designated all teams in the company as commando, in example I was in the second platoon and my unit was designated commando 6, we were sent on reconnaissance missions before the 20th SFG(A) would insert, or other A teams. Then we would follow them until our unit was inserted into the jungle to find them. Sure that’s not nice, but it was realistic, you figure that it was our jungle anyway. We shared it with JOTC and the School of the Americas, our battalion perform more aggressor or OPFOR missions then any that I could remember. We went up against the newly formed 1st Battalion 75th Infantry (Ranger), the 1st of the 504th Infantry (Abn) units from the 4th Division and even from the 9th Infantry Division came to visit us. Our missions as aggressors was to interdict the US forces, harass them, attack them while they rested and keep them on their toes continuously for the duration of their Field Training Exercises. Coupled with that we also participated in the 7th Special Forces annual equivalent to Operation Flintlock, in the Canal Zone it was called “Savage Thunder”, Some times the teams called it Cuba Dagger Exercise as the battalion commander of the 3rd of the 7th was a former Bay of Pigs Cuban invasion member and had been traded back to the US for farming equipment. Apparently he was one of the guys who fell in the Lodge Act. Well sorry for all the war stories, I did want you to know that the entry on the History page, this one here: “In November of 1953 the JWTC was attached to the 33rd Infantry; its focus was to train Panama based soldiers in jungle warfare and survival. Improvements were made to Fort Sherman facilities, and formal training of the 33rd Infantry was begun in the Spring of 1954; the objective was to make the entire regiment proficient in jungle operations. In May of 1956 the 33rd Infantry was inactivated, and was replaced by the 20th Infantry Regiment, which inherited the JWTC and the mission of the 33rd Infantry.: Is slightly incorrect, In 1955 LTC Jeanie was flying into Fort Davis to begin the activation of the 10th Infantry Regiment at Fort Davis when his plane crashed in Gatun Lake, killing him and his staff. When I was at Fort Gulick I participated in the Soldier of the month board a couple of times and we had to study the battalion’s history. The battalion was reactivated in 1955 at Fort Davis, the 20th was reactivated at Fort Clayton and the 508th Infantry (Airborne) at Fort Kobbe. What happened to the 33rd was that it was shipped to Korea with the 65th out of Puerto Rico in or about 1951 to participate with the 3rd Infantry Division. When it came back after the war I believe the army broke apart all of the regiments and redesignated them. Therefore making battalions with a lineage. Unfortunately the 33rd was taken off the books and it is hard to find history of it. What I have for you is a lot of information if you want it. This includes 1:50,000 scale maps of the canal zone including Fort Sherman. I can scan in Sherman and send it to you if you give me a couple of days. Let me know.


Name: Eddie Addison
Email: Eddie@BeatlesTribute.com
Date: Saturday, August 30, 2003
Time: 09:53:56 AM

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GREETINGS: I thought I would say hello and let all of you know, I've added all of Volume One and part of Volume II and a working sample of John Lennon's last recorded song ‘Grow Old With Me' (which I am currently restoring, mixing and re-mastering) so everyone can see what Sgt. Billy D. Addison's son has been up to for the last 34 years as a music Producer. Set your Windows to 1024x768 (32-bit colors) and just go to http://www.beatlestribute.com and click on the song titles, and let each song load from its own lyrics page. Some of you might need the Windows Media Player (9 series), but I've got links for that too. The Windows Media 9 series player is a major improvement over previous versions, and if you have the old player I recommend the upgrade, besides, it's free. For those of you who do not have cable or DSL, and are using a 56K Modem (like me), every page on www.BeatlesTribute.com is very graphic intensive, and it takes every page at least half an hour to load the music and graphics on each page, but after you've visited the first time, it will be in your Microsoft Browser Cache, so the next time you visit, everything will load at near DSL speeds! That's the advantage of have cache memory in your web browser. Remember, if everything does not load on a given page, just push your F5 key (at the top of your keyboard), and the page and remaining graphic will load and reload. It's not every day you get to hear a whole album for FREE online, but I'm doing this because of the historical significance of the album, as much as I am doing this because I love the music and the memories. I think a lot of you guys will be surprised, even if you are not a John Lennon fan. I've updated dad's Sgt. Addison pages with a few more stories, thought you could never get away with some of that stuff in today's Army, like the story titled STRAIGHT EYE FOR THE QUEER GUY (Well here, let me fix that for ya). I debated putting stories like that one on the Web Site for several years, simply because I'm trying to be nice, but nowadays you can't turn on TV without some fag getting up in your F'-ing face, so F' it! If the queers don't like that little story, they can point their tow and just go have a good cry in their pillow! <I'm chuckling now> F'‘em! So enjoy and thank you, and may God Bless you and your families! Eddie Addison


Name: NOBLE
Email: NobleAirborne@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday, August 24, 2003
Time: 09:59:16 PM

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I AM PUTTING A PRESENTATION TOGETHER ON COMBAT SUPPORT IN OPERATION IN THE JUNGLE WOULD LIKE SOME CLIP ART ON CSS IF POSSIBLE CAPT NOBLE QM 2RGR BRUNEI


Name: Tredd Barton
Email: iam@tredd.com
Date: Thursday, August 21, 2003
Time: 02:47:07 PM

Comments

I attended JOTC with the 10th Mountain around December 1986 or 1987.


Name: keith smock
Email: kvsmock@msn.com
Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2003
Time: 12:38:38 PM

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In aug 1966 i was there for jungle warfare training befor I went to vietnam from fort davis cz.Battery A 4th msl Battalion 517 th artillary nov 1967. I was station there on the m-42 dusters for 18 months. The most one thing that brings back the jungle warfare training was sleeping in the swamps ON THE HAMMIK AND COVER BY A PONCHO,SNAKES,BLACK PALM,AND MONKEY MEAT WAS NOT LIKE BEEF,also like the slide for live, rafting the river, repleding down the falls climbing the cliff and the escape and evasion course, I didn't like the heat there it's like living in texas. after I got to vietnam there was no jungle were i was but it was hot lots of sand no tree a lots of water the south china sea, so the training help me with the heat and keeping me a live, It's not right to close fort sherman or giving up the panama cz. the kids now days are to soft and don't anything for there themselfs, they need a place like for sherman to build up their selfesttem. keith e smock texas This web site helped me to find two guys from fort davis


Name: keith smock
Email: kvsmock@msn.com
Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2003
Time: 12:37:10 PM

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In aug 1966 i was there for jungle warfare training befor I went to vietnam from fort davis cz.Battery A 4th msl Battalion 517 th artillary nov 1967. I was station there on the m-42 dusters for 18 months. The most one thing that brings back the jungle warfare training was sleeping in the swamps ON THE HAMMIK AND COVER BY A PONCHO,SNAKES,BLACK PALM,AND MONKEY MEAT WAS NOT LIKE BEEF,also like the slide for live, rafting the river, repleding down the falls climbing the cliff and the escape and evasion course, I didn't like the heat there it's like living in texas. after I got to vietnam there was no jungle were i was but it was hot lots of sand no tree a lots of water the south china sea, so the training help me with the heat and keeping me a live, It's not right to close fort sherman or giving up the panama cz. the kids now days are to soft and don't anything for there themselfs, they need a place like for sherman to build up their selfesttem. keith e smock texas This web site helped me to find two guys from fort davis


Name: Todd A. Whitehurst
Email: Whitey@kconline.com
Date: Sunday, August 17, 2003
Time: 02:44:33 PM

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Getting lost in that damn swamp sucked...followed our moronic Lieutenant. It was left up to the Sergeants to figure out where we were. 3/4 Cav, 25th Light Infantry Div.


Name: Todd A. Whitehurst
Email: Whitey@kconline.com
Date: Sunday, August 17, 2003
Time: 02:44:04 PM

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Getting lost in that damn swamp sucked...followed our moronic Lieutenant. It was left up to the Sergeants to figure out where we were.


Name: Louis Luongo
Email: LouisLuongo@att.net
Date: Saturday, August 16, 2003
Time: 12:59:10 AM

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The best training i had. There with 1/325 AIR, 82nd


Name: Rafael Sanabia
Email: SCABALLETE@AOL.COM
Date: Friday, August 08, 2003
Time: 09:23:53 AM

Comments

Brings back a lot of memories as an inst. there from 94-95.


Name: bill hoover
Email: wrh13@aol.com
Date: Thursday, August 07, 2003
Time: 04:39:14 PM

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was there in 1980 with the 101st airborne div.am proud of the patch and cert. i received. after i left the 101st i went to germany when i wore the patch on my claas a's was told to take it off- did i hell no


Name: TOM FRIEHOLTZ
Email: frieholtz@pasco.com
Date: Wednesday, August 06, 2003
Time: 03:00:48 PM

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I WOULD NOT BE HERE TODAY IF NOT FOR JUNGLE SCHOOL IN 1966 RVN. THANK YOU WHOEVER YOU WERE. 173RD ABN ALL THE WAY TOM FRIEHOLTZ


Name: E-4 David Heitmann
Email: budweisy@sbcglobal.net
Date: Tuesday, August 05, 2003
Time: 04:59:00 PM

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C/3/187th 101st RAKASAN 1980-83 That was some of the best training I had ever had as a Pvt out of boot camp,if any of you guys from 3rd platoon see this email me


Name: Scott Glendenning
Email: glendsj@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2003
Time: 01:52:36 PM

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I am a two time graduate and resident of JOTC and Fort Sherman. My first course was November 1985. Based out of Ft Sherman, I participated in operations various times over my 5 years of service with the 7ID LRSD.


Name: pv2jimenez
Email: soldier11x@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday, July 23, 2003
Time: 06:34:59 AM

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i w0uld like to know if the jungle school is still open. sincerely, pv2jimenez us army


Name: john gravish
Email: jgravish@omef.com
Date: Monday, July 14, 2003
Time: 01:58:35 PM

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don,i am a former 1st battle goup charlie co 32 buc.in 1958 1959.i love your web site.i lost,or forgot my password,and cant get back in.i like to review the buddy search from time to time.when i try to change passwords etc,i get rejected.some of usold timers arent the best with computers.can you help.once i get back in,i will have the system rember my password.many thanks,and keep up the fire....jg


Name: A.R. WARMINGTON
Email: DURCHFALL43@AOL.COM
Date: Friday, July 11, 2003
Time: 08:01:40 PM

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ONE OF YOUR GRADUATES, PETE DUGGAN, 101st AIRBORNE, FORCED ME TO READ THIS BECAUSE I WAS A LOWLY SQUID.


Name: A.R. WARMINGTON
Email: DURCHFALL43@AOL.COM
Date: Friday, July 11, 2003
Time: 08:01:37 PM

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ONE OF YOUR GRADUATES, PETE DUGGAN, 101st AIRBORNE, FORCED ME TO READ THIS BECAUSE I WAS A LOWLY SQUID.


Name: Tony LaConte USN/ret.
Email: tlaconte@quanticeng.com
Date: Friday, July 11, 2003
Time: 02:46:51 PM

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I was stationed at Rodman Naval Station, attached to the Combat Craft Division (PBR's/PCF's) from '82-'86. Went through JOTC in '83 and earned my Jungle Expert Patch, one of the few sailors to have one. I enjoyed the experience much more than the SERE training in '69 before I was shipped off to PBR's in "NAM. After JOTC and as a boat captain I had the opportunity to support many more JOTC training classes along with the Tropical Medicine doctors who managed to struggle through the training. My tour of duty in Panama was the highlight of my 22yr. career in the Navy.


Name: Kenneth G. Moten
Email:
Date: Thursday, July 10, 2003
Time: 03:10:20 PM

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I was with Charlie Company 1/504th 82nd, ABN. Div. My unit went to JOTC in October 1973. This site brought back bookoo memories. At Ft. Kobbe, their mascot was a mural of a parachuting alligator with a T-10 on his back and he was tailgating a C-130. The mural was on the cafeteria wall at Kobbe. My last name is Moten and so the guys in my unit nicknamed me Motengator. I ETS in July of 1975. Since 1976, I have been running personalized plates "MGATOR". I am now a Investigator with the Midland County District Attorney's Office. I retired from the Midland Police Department in Auagust of 2002. Do anyone remember the wait-a-minute vines or the fer de lance. My favorite qoute from the instructor at Ft. Sherman was, "You can eat it but you will die, you will die the worst faith known to man, you will die with your pants down." "You will @%&# yourself to death. Do anyone remember that one. How about down town Colon. During that time we wore the khaki uniforms and maroon beret. Same as their police force.


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Email:
Date: Thursday, July 10, 2003
Time: 02:55:46 PM

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Name: J Stevens
Email:
Date: Monday, July 07, 2003
Time: 05:01:13 PM

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I think it was 7 months after leaving JOTC that the last piece of "black Palm" worked its way out of my hands!


Name: J Stevens
Email:
Date: Monday, July 07, 2003
Time: 05:00:50 PM

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I think it was 7 months after leaving JOTC that the last piece of "black Palm" worked its way out of my hands!


Name: Daniel S Dorsett
Email: daniel.dorsett2@va.med.gov
Date: Sunday, July 06, 2003
Time: 12:33:46 AM

Comments

This brought back the good times.


Name: paul rebeil
Email: rebeil88@aol.com
Date: Tuesday, June 24, 2003
Time: 07:04:45 PM

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I was assigned to Ft. Kobbee from 1976- 77 at Charlie Co. 3rd BN 5th Inf -BDE. I went through Jungle Warfare Trng an served as an aggressor for 18 months....will never forget the RV-15's and recon night patrols assualting all the state side divisions at that time. It will be an experience we will never forget....I left as an E-5 and went to school (Univ of AZ) w/ my GI Bill in 1979. I am now a Director of HR for 500,000 worldwide org specializing in restaurant/sports entertainment and/or food services serving 96 countries. Is there anyone out there who served w/ the 193rd in Ft. Kobbe....I would love to see some pictures during those times......


Name: paul rebeil
Email: rebeil88@aol.com
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2003
Time: 11:10:16 PM

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HELLO! I WAS ASSIGNED TO THE 193RD, C- CO,. IN fT. kOBEE.C.Z.,Panama from 1976 - 1978. we were the aggresors at JOTC and I loved it since I was only 18/ I still have memories of our night patrols, the R-15 boats/waves, and the famous bats/bees.I live in dallas now and can only wonder what ever happended to my enlisted buddies from CA, MI, and NY? I did ETS in 1979 w/ an honorable discharge (as E5)and eventually went to college (univ. of AZ) afterward om my GI Bill. I do have a lot of stories of our "recon patrols" if anyone outthere also went through them? Also, what ever happened to the 193rd...is it gone? paul


Name: paul rebeil
Email: rebeil88@aol.com
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2003
Time: 11:04:45 PM

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HELLO! I WAS ASSIGNED TO THE 193RD, C- CO,. IN fT. kOBBEE. panama from 1976 - 1978. we were the aggresors at JOTC and loved it! I still have memories of our patrols and the famous bats..... I leive in dallas now and wonder what ever happended to my buddies...I ETS in 1979. as E5 amd went to colloge afterward om my gi bill....i have a lot of stories of our recon patrols.....and what happened to the 193rd...is it gone? paul


Name: Al Zehelski
Email: airbornenurse@comcast.net
Date: Friday, June 13, 2003
Time: 09:33:10 PM

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Graduate of '82 2/505, 82nd ABN


Name: assis santos
Email: assis.santos.neto@bol.com.br
Date: Friday, June 13, 2003
Time: 11:14:02 AM

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a página do junglefighter, está realmente muito boa!!!seria interessante uma maior troca de informações,entre os oficiais que possuem cursos de guerra na selva do mundo todo.eu tenho o curso de guerra na selva, que funciona em Manaus(BRAZIL).Estou a disposição de todos para troca de conhecimentos!!!!


Name: assis santos
Email: assis.santos.neto@bol.com.br
Date: Friday, June 13, 2003
Time: 11:07:22 AM

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Name: Rick Norwood USA/Ret
Email: rnorwood2@nc.rr.com
Date: Monday, June 09, 2003
Time: 01:50:06 PM

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Changed email address: I've heard from some of you. Airborne Name: Rick Norwood USA/Ret. Email: rickmct@faynet.com Great site and great comments. I was an instructor at Ft. Sherman 1990 to 1995 (56 rotations), best part of my military career. For those of you who have been there and done that, hooaaa. Be glad glad to hear form you.


Name: Samuel Waldom Silva
Email: samuelwaldom@hotmail.com
Date: Friday, June 06, 2003
Time: 10:55:38 PM

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I WANT INFORMATIONS ABOUT JUNGLE OPERATIONS THROUGH OF CD's OR BOOK's. I LIKE OF THE TITLE.


Name: Samuel Waldom Silva
Email: samuelwaldom@hotmail.com
Date: Friday, June 06, 2003
Time: 10:52:20 PM

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I WANT INFORMATIONS ABOUT JUNGLE OPERATIONS. I LIKE TITLE.


Name: Samuel Waldom Silva
Email: samuelwaldom@hotmail.com
Date: Friday, June 06, 2003
Time: 10:48:48 PM

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Name: William Dub Smith
Email: dubsmith_2000@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday, June 05, 2003
Time: 03:58:37 PM

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I was looking for a book entitled "Bushmasters: Americas Jungle Warriors" by Anthony Arthur. Printed by St. Martins Press of New York. 175 5th Avenue, New York, New York. Copyright 1987. My son-in-laws Grandfather just passed away, and we learned after his death that he was a member of the 158th infantry regiment, a Bushmaster. His name was Billy Bob Lefan of Texarkana, TX. He served in the Phillipines. We were both honored and humbled when we learned of his distinguished service and would like to learn more about the Bushmasters and his role in World War II. I found your website very informative and would like to learn more. If you have any information on where I could locate this book, please e-mail me. Respectfully.


Name: Wilson
Email:
Date: Wednesday, June 04, 2003
Time: 08:54:12 PM

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Big hua!!!!!!!!! to JOTC I enjoy it to the max. Gree hell you the best.


Name: Harris Gardner
Email: GFGRP@msn.com
Date: Tuesday, June 03, 2003
Time: 07:45:09 AM

Comments

Great site. Brings back lots of memories of my tour in Panama '66 - '68. During that time Sherman was hot with action training the Marine Corp. and troopps for jungle fighting in Nam, and also troops from throughout S.A.


Name: Craig Smith
Email: smit1172@bellsouth.net
Date: Friday, May 30, 2003
Time: 07:22:17 AM

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I was with 1st COSCOM/Ft. Bragg when I attended the JOTC in 1976. What a great school! I have held found memories of Panama since. Would like to hear from others that attended with COSCOM/Bragg.


Name: jimmy sellers
Email: selle307@aol.com
Date: Friday, May 23, 2003
Time: 02:15:30 AM

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I was stationed at Sherman from 86-87. Had some of the best times of my entire army career there. I was the S-2 and later chief of operations at the academy. Really miss the jungle.


Name: Johnny Soto
Email: johnjohn_76@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2003
Time: 08:50:42 PM

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Went to JOTC in June of 1979 while assigned to Co B, 2-31 Inf, 7th ID, Fort Ord, CA. I was a PFC so naturally I got to hump the 60 and the prick 77. We were soaked for most of our time there. Didn't know there were mountains in the jungle. Really appreciate all the excellent training we received. I fondly remember the Panamanian kids who traded mangos, coconuts and Cokes for our C-rations as we moved through the jungle. Went to Colon on a one day R&R and saw just how fortunate we truly were to live in the U.S. Am retired now and am a JROTC instructor in San Antonio, TX. Thanks for the opportunity to share my experience.


Name: Johnny Soto
Email: johnjohn_76@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2003
Time: 08:50:23 PM

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Went to JOTC in June of 1979 while assigned to Co B, 2-31 Inf, 7th ID, Fort Ord, CA. I was a PFC so naturally I got to hump the 60 and the prick 77. We were soaked for most of our time there. Didn't know there were mountains in the jungle. Really appreciate all the excellent training we received. I fondly remember the Panamanian kids who traded mangos, coconuts and Cokes for our C-rations as we moved through the jungle. Went to Colon on a one day R&R and saw just how fortunate we truly were to live in the U.S. Am retired now and am a JROTC instructor in San Antonio, TX. Thanks for the opportunity to share my experience.


Name: Richard L. Davenport
Email: menbrato@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2003
Time: 04:25:57 PM

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Co. C 3/7inf 1978-1982, JOTC May 1980 I loved the time that I spent at JOTC. I thought that the time there was to short.


Name: GARLAND MCGINNIS
Email: garland.mcginnis@ako.army.mil
Date: Monday, May 19, 2003
Time: 10:02:08 AM

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Team #8 Boathouse Mike is still here on the boats but now in Kuwait since Jan 03. Yes I was the last Boathouse NCOIC at Fort Sherman when they shut down and yes the Jungle is alive. I left Sherman in May 1999 and returned in October to bring equiptment back to the states.


Name: SFC Chris Simpler
Email: http://home.earthlink.net/~desert03/index.html
Date: Monday, May 19, 2003
Time: 12:57:55 AM

Comments

Great site Sir!, Glad to see that it's still active... I remember Ft. Sherman well as I lived on Ft. Clayton from 69-71 and my father wore the "Banana Boat" with pride. I Trained at the Jungle School with 4/325 AIR in 1988 and jumped in during "Just Cause". Our forces need more jungle training!!!


Name: David R. Alexander
Email: poppa1david@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday, May 15, 2003
Time: 05:52:07 PM

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I attended JOC in Panama early 1967, was awarded the patch which I wore with pride. Great to find the site.. God Bless...


Name: JOSE L.PEREZ ORTIZ
Email: atmman1305@hotmail .com
Date: Sunday, May 11, 2003
Time: 11:30:18 AM

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SERVED IN PANAMA,70-73/84,A CO.3/5(FORMER 508)MOATENGATOR,C CO. AND WI SCH.OF TE AMER.GREAT TOUR I WILL NEVER FORGET THE GOOD WITH THE BAD ,MY LAST DUTY WAS JUNGLE SCHOOL,PRIOR TO MY DEROS,NOT BAD BUT AFTER 4 TIMES ,WELL THATS THE ARMY??? GOOD TRAINING ,GOOD INSTRUCTORS AND A GREAT 'CHALLENGE'FOR ALL. AIRBORNE!


Name: Roger S. Rupe
Email: Ranger_Rupe@hotmail.com
Date: Friday, May 09, 2003
Time: 12:03:17 AM

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I was with the 1/508th, 82nd ABN. Div., went to JOTC in 1974, 1976 & 1979. Loved attending the school and what I learned. My oldest son is following in my footsteps, he enlisted for airborne and ranger training. He leaves Sept. 16th, 2003, for Ft. Benning. Just wish that JOTC was still there for him and all the "New Recruits" so that they could learn what we learned. I am now 100% Service-Connected Disabled.


Name: J. Roger Larson
Email: res1erjb@verizon.net
Date: Tuesday, May 06, 2003
Time: 09:21:26 AM

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Thanks, I didn't think I would ever see these sites again. 8th SFG ABN. FT. Gulick 1966- 1967


Name: COL. Daniel, A. Ness
Email: ghostsix@policeone.com
Date: Saturday, May 03, 2003
Time: 06:03:55 AM

Comments

Then SGT. JWTC Hawaii. By this time JWTC was RVN oriented. I believe that it was at least as valuable as Ranger School in combat, and as long.


Name: Jim Heitmeyer
Email: jimspolice@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2003
Time: 09:40:43 PM

Comments

I enjoyed my tours to Panama, 1988,1989 & again in 1992 after Desert Storm, I was a Military Policeman and patroled the training center on two occassions. It was not uncommon to run into troops doing their night navigation ops, and would at times give them directions back to the training site, super bunch! I would also spend alot of time doing guard duty at the entrance, quiet and peaceful it was. Shame we had to give Panama back. Great tactical terrain to learn from. Jim


Name: Jim Heitmeyer
Email: jimspolice@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2003
Time: 09:40:08 PM

Comments

I enjoyed my tours to Panama, 1988,1989 & again in 1992 after Desert Storm, I was a Military Policeman and patroled the training center on two occassions. It was not uncommon to run into troops doing their night navigation ops, and would at times give them directions back to the training site, super bunch! I would also spend alot of time doing guard duty at the entrance, quiet and peaceful it was. Shame we had to give Panama back. Great tactical terrain to learn from. Jim


Name: SSG Papin
Email: armyguy@iname.com
Date: Saturday, April 26, 2003
Time: 06:39:30 PM

Comments

Remember fondly the "zoo" and the cutamundis... a poncho DOES float! Worst decision the US ever made was to evac Panama...


Name: Martijn Jansen
Email: martijnmichiel@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday, April 26, 2003
Time: 03:14:24 AM

Comments

Thanks for giving insight! I am reading with great interest. After years of IT (civilian) I am searching for some (weekend..) survival info with military background. Former dutch army recon diver.


Name: Leo
Email:
Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2003
Time: 06:10:27 PM

Comments

Here's the best jungle warriors website www.cigs.com.br


Name: Fernando
Email:
Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2003
Time: 06:05:20 PM

Comments

Hi! This is the link to cigs(centro de Instrução de guerra na Selva). The brazilian army jungle warfare training center. Brazilians are the best jungle warriors in the world. Here's the link: http://www.cigs.com.br


Name: Tony Kessler
Email: moekincaid@aol.com
Date: Sunday, April 20, 2003
Time: 02:12:23 AM

Comments

Did at rotation as a M-60 Machine Gun A.G. with A.co 3/187th Infantry 101st Airborne Divison in the Spring of '90 was one of the first units to rotate thru. after Just Cause. Loved it all but the rust, man that jungle ate the gun and A.G. gear up, also remeber the 7th I.D. was still carrying out operations at the time, made it all the more interesting. 9 months later put all that jungle warefare learnin to good use in the desert of Iraq, God you have to love Army logic.


Name: D. R. ZIEGEL USAR RET.
Email:
Date: Friday, April 18, 2003
Time: 10:47:33 PM

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Name: D. R. ZIEGEL USAR RET.
Email:
Date: Friday, April 18, 2003
Time: 10:47:30 PM

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Name: mugu
Email: mugu@guy.com
Date: Thursday, April 17, 2003
Time: 11:46:37 PM

Comments

i dey here ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo


Name: D.R. Ziegel USAR RET.
Email:
Date: Thursday, April 17, 2003
Time: 03:59:36 AM

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Name: Sherman E. Locker
Email: elocker@hotmail.com
Date: Monday, April 14, 2003
Time: 08:10:57 PM

Comments

Was stationed with the 101st. A Co. 1/506th Inf. Went to Camp Sherman twice Oct. 1976 and Feb. 1978. Any other Currhees out there drop me an email.


Name: DR Ziegel UsAr Ret.
Email:
Date: Sunday, April 13, 2003
Time: 06:40:57 AM

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Name: DERLING MOTA
Email: comecacata@hotmail.com
Date: Friday, April 11, 2003
Time: 02:50:18 PM

Comments

I WENT TO COMMANDO COURSE AT FORT BENNING (SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS) 1993, A GREAT EXPERIENCE, IT'S NECESARY TO BE IN THE COMMANDO COURSE TO KNOW WHAT IT IS, I FEEL PROUD.


Name: Derling Mota
Email: comecacata@hotmail.com
Date: Friday, April 11, 2003
Time: 02:43:03 PM

Comments

the ones who don't know infantry, don't know what to feel the owner of the world is. that's why i'm proud of being a commando.


Name: Don
Email: EliteDogg@marinecorps.com
Date: Wednesday, April 09, 2003
Time: 05:21:31 PM

Comments

Outstanding site!! So much information and more. Makes me want back in even more!! Semper Fi!!..Don (Elite Dogg)


Name: Gary Thorstad
Email: gthorsta@glathor.info
Date: Monday, April 07, 2003
Time: 09:46:17 PM

Comments

Spent three years as an instructor in the Jungle Warfare Branch - best three years in the Army. 1977 - 1980


Name: Garland Hamlett
Email: hamlettgh_army@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday, April 05, 2003
Time: 11:48:02 PM

Comments

JOTC:June/July 1988.....2/116,29th Inf Div Light Inf,Scout Platoon,HHC.Platoon Sergeant


Name: Rex Diamond Coronia
Email: rdcorona@aol.com
Date: Thursday, April 03, 2003
Time: 08:20:01 PM

Comments

I attended JOTC as a combat medic with C Co. 1/32 Infantry, 10th Mountain Division in March 1997. I loved the waterborne training. You definately had to watch out for the killer bees and black palm. We definately need to open another quality jungle warfare school.


Name: TAMECA WILLAMS
Email: MECAANDPOOH2003@AOL.COM
Date: Wednesday, April 02, 2003
Time: 03:32:54 PM

Comments

I HAVE A HUSBAND JUST DEPLOYED TO KUWAIT AND I AM LAD YALL HAVE THIS WEB SIGHT WE WERE JUST MARRIED DEC 27,2002 AND HAVE A ONE YEAR OLD DAUGTHER WHO LOVES HER DAD SO THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE FOR PEOPLE LIKE ME.


Name: TAMECA WILLAMS
Email: MECAANDPOOH2003@AOL.COM
Date: Wednesday, April 02, 2003
Time: 03:31:15 PM

Comments

I HAVE A HUSBAND JUST DEPLOYED TO KUWAIT AND I AM LAD YALL HAVE THIS WEB SIGHT WE WERE JUST MARRIED DEC 27,2002 AND HAVE A ONE YEAR OLD DAUGTHER WHO LOVES HER DAD SO THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE FOR PEOPLE LIKE ME.


Name: MSG (R) Michael A. Wiley
Email: mike.brenda@att.net
Date: Friday, March 28, 2003
Time: 06:26:27 PM

Comments

I attended JOTC with the 2d Bn 162 Infantry in 1994. Had a great time, got to go fishing in Gatun Lake and we (20 grunts) caught 2,000 Peacock Bass, fed the whole battalion dinner that night.


Name: G. Caraballo
Email: nunca_duerme@mail2world.com
Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2003
Time: 11:53:58 AM

Comments

Went to JOTC in 1974 with Company B 3/5 "Bandidos" (Fort Kobbe). Remember the Ancon Inn, The Fox Hole, Pension Maria Isabel, El Chorrillo...? Good ol' times! Spent lot of time in Kobbe Beach and long fishing days at Lago de Arenosa.


Name: oakman
Email: proakman@family-net.net
Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2003
Time: 12:46:07 AM

Comments

Went to jungle school in 1980 and was assigned to csc 4/10 at Ft. Davis from '81-'83. Spent a lot of time at Devil's beach and down range in Colon at the El Morro. Anyone notice LTC jacobs on tv as a "military analyst"? Anyone there during this time drop me a line


Name: Harris C. Gardner
Email: GFGRP@msn.com
Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2003
Time: 01:09:48 PM

Comments

Ft. sherman was one of my guard duty gates and mobile patrol rsecurity for the 549th MP Co. at Ft. Davis across the canal. 10/66 through 5/68. Saw thousands of troops get JOC training on the way to Nam. There was a beautiful teen aged dependent living in the NCO housing at the gate. She was under 18 so I didn't approach her but I sure wonder whatever happened to her, whether she is living in the States now or just what. Oh well, Sherman was a good memory and I am so sorry that we don't occupy it any longer. I saw recent photos of what s used to be Ft. Davis and it is absolutely disgusting. Good web site, very informative. Thank you.


Name: cutie
Email: ahmet1234@sbcglobal.net
Date: Sunday, March 16, 2003
Time: 07:46:34 PM

Comments

i think that ur websites r totally awesome i love it its cool!and me and my friend go there almost every time


Name: Eric Pieper
Email: jebpieper@aol.com
Date: Sunday, March 16, 2003
Time: 06:18:03 PM

Comments

Outstanding training! I attended Jungle School in Ft. Sherman in 1995. The Cadre were pros. My only complaint was those African Killer bees that in had the displeasure of meeting. Had the pleasure to take some down time and go scuba diving on base and down at some resort down south. Panama is a beautiful country. A shame that the course is stateside now. the advantage of sherman are the elements that you face for real down in the Hungala! Keep the faith warriors!


Name: Wayne Rodrigues
Email: wayrod@comcast.net
Date: Saturday, March 15, 2003
Time: 01:59:33 AM

Comments

Great training.... I was there March of 83 w/ B co. 3rd/17th Inf. Fort Ord. Anyone that was there at the time email me..LIGHT FIGHTERS !


Name: JW
Email:
Date: Thursday, March 13, 2003
Time: 11:40:39 AM

Comments

I was an Army Brat, my dad was a Capt. I lived there in the first part of the 60'. I was a cub scoot and I knew that jungle and loved it. Troops would leave unused C-ration cases behind after partying all day at the Sgt.s beach there on Ft Sherman. We always had alot of chow for our camping trips into the jungle. Our father's liked the fact that we could handle the jungle like an everyday thing, so after awhile we could go camping on our on. The looks on G.I.s faces when we came humping thru thier jungle camps, you know some of them had been haten life untill they saw us little jungle panthers with the right attitude. Thats what Ft Sherman stands for, the right attitude. One of the greatest places to be a kid ever. Good times and nature all around you. I'm going back one of these days and do some hiking and camping around Ft Sherman. Take care...


Name: travis reeves
Email: travisreeves13@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday, March 09, 2003
Time: 10:54:28 AM

Comments

it was my only home


Name: bert lewis
Email: bwljr@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday, March 08, 2003
Time: 01:22:50 AM

Comments

thats 3/32 7th inf div from ft ord back in 79 any one that was there same time please email


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Email:
Date: Saturday, March 08, 2003
Time: 01:18:04 AM

Comments

great site


Name: bert lewis
Email: bwljr@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday, March 08, 2003
Time: 01:17:19 AM

Comments

done it with 3/32 hqco 1979 great place great training


Name: Mike Branley
Email: mdbranley@earthlink.net
Date: Thursday, March 06, 2003
Time: 03:40:07 PM

Comments

I completed jungle school in 1989, right before our participation in operation just cause with A company 4-17 Inf. from the 7th Inf. division out of ft. ord, ca. We had some fun.Thanks......


Name: jack provance
Email: jpro4u@yahoo.com
Date: Monday, March 03, 2003
Time: 11:50:52 AM

Comments

Attended and earned Jungle expert 1959, was station at Fort Kolbe, I was in Walker Co,the tank corp. Many great memories


Name: jack provance
Email: jpro4u@yahoo.com
Date: Monday, March 03, 2003
Time: 11:46:52 AM

Comments

Attended and earned jungle expert 1959 , I appreciate the memories you site gave me, will be visiting often.


Name: Peter C Duras
Email: petemv_99@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2003
Time: 01:10:54 AM

Comments

I am happy with your website. It brought back alot of good memories from when I went to JOTC. My Unit C co 2nd Bn 502inf Bn Went through JOTC in May of 1979. Panama was very beutful.


Name: Philip Zimmerman
Email: p_zim@bellsouth.net
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2003
Time: 10:48:05 PM

Comments

Great Site! and Great Course!! I went through the course Oct 1985, and it was the most fun and some of the best training I had in the Army (even better than jump school). Was disappointed when some months later at Ft Bragg our Top told us not to where our Jungle Patches anymore as they were'nt authorized.


Name: Raymond Mox
Email: Readers @ aol. com
Date: Monday, February 10, 2003
Time: 10:29:08 PM

Comments

I really like the sound efects.


Name: Raymond Mox
Email: Readers @ aol. com
Date: Monday, February 10, 2003
Time: 10:29:04 PM

Comments

I really like the sound efects.


Name: Alex MacDonald
Email: alejosemacd@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday, February 09, 2003
Time: 05:08:40 PM

Comments

Great site! I went through through the JOTC in 1979 while serving with the Scout Platoon of the 2/32 INF 7th INF DIV. It was some of the best training that I ever received and it was a great learning experience. I'm sorry that it's not still in operation today. The instructors were the best and the environment was a real challenge.


Name: Veronica Hernandez
Email: Daddys_Little_Girl711@yahoo.com
Date: Monday, February 03, 2003
Time: 02:30:28 PM

Comments

Dear Vicente Hernandez Hi father Vicente Hernandez Its just me your daughter Veronica Hernandez


Name: Eddie Addison -- www.BeatlesTribute.com
Email:
Date: Friday, January 31, 2003
Time: 04:36:19 AM

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Date: Saturday, January 25, 2003
Time: 06:08:26 PM

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Name: Joe Hubbard
Email: onebdsbk1@aol.com
Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2003
Time: 01:49:20 PM

Comments

Kick-Ass site.I was stationed at Ft. Davis, B Co. 5/87th INF. (L), from 1992-1995. This site really brings back the memories, damn that Green-Hell....I'll never forget it.......


Name: Bill Stephens(Stevie)
Email: big52fish@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2003
Time: 07:55:03 PM

Comments

Was with Marine BLT 3/6 in 1971. Went through the course and it was about the coolest school. The airborne and others didn't even pick on us for being Marines. You guys were proffessional and great to work with. God Bless, L/cpl. William Stephens (ret)


Name: Bill Steph ens(Stevie)
Email: big52fish@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2003
Time: 07:54:28 PM

Comments

Was with Marine BLT 3/6 in 1971. Went through the course and it was about the coolest school. The airborne and others didn't even pick on us for being Marines. You guys were proffessional and great to work with. God Bless, L/cpl. William Stephens (ret)


Name: MSG/E-8 (ret) Larry G. Foreman
Email: bohicabay@aol.com
Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2003
Time: 07:33:22 PM

Comments

I completed my JOTC class while assigeed to "C" Co 2/75th Ranger Bn in June of 1978. I turned 28 on May 28th and for a birthday gift,during "Green Hell" I fell cracking 1 rib and brusing 2 others. I did complete the course, however not without the incuragement from my "Ranger" buddies and of course the outstanding cadre at Ft. Sherman. It was a "Bitch at best" but well worth it.


Name: daisy the cow
Email:
Date: Monday, January 13, 2003
Time: 06:06:26 AM

Comments

We hope that the people of Jungle W£arfare have a really good time in heaven and that they neva have to see another jungle again


Name: joe janisheck
Email: joseph.janisheck@bliss.army.mil
Date: Wednesday, January 08, 2003
Time: 05:20:09 PM

Comments

haven't found any ADA guys. i was stationed at ft. sherman from sept 65 -apr 67. my unit was d btry 4th bn 517th ADA (Hawk-AW). pretty sure we were in the next to the last buiding on sherman. the last building by the zoo was R&D. we had two ADA batteries on sherman one was a M-42 Duster battery with equipment at btry howard in the jungle up behind the old movie house across the lagoon. the second was d btry a hawk missile battery further up the road up on the hill which i understand was converted to a horse stable or something in the early 70's. We provided air defense for the atlantic side of the canal to include Christobal and Colon. If ther's anyone reading this that has any info on those who were there , write. i work at the air defense school and beleive it or not three doors down from me is Jose Garcia a member of the Duster unit at the same time I was there. we discuss Panama all the time.


Name: SGT Jeffrey Craig
Email: jeffreycra@msn.com
Date: Sunday, January 05, 2003
Time: 08:26:07 PM

Comments

2/187th Bn Ft Kobbe then 1/508th Ft Kobbe 1986-1989.Ranger School 3/88 graduated..


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Email:
Date: Friday, January 03, 2003
Time: 05:49:27 AM

Comments

Fixed some HTML code in http://www.beatlestribute.com/The_Beatles_Sgt._Pepper.htm and check out the story under the Hitler photo! ....... ALSO ....... I Just added an eye openner about Prescott Bush http://www.beatlestribute.com/Salute!.HTM


Name:
Email: spikejohn207
Date: Wednesday, January 01, 2003
Time: 04:51:51 PM

Comments

very good should not have closed what about gulac


Name: rich McKellop
Email: pelvicpunisher@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2002
Time: 12:40:37 AM

Comments

Right on brother! this web site is the shit


Name:
Email:
Date: Friday, December 27, 2002
Time: 04:45:41 PM

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Name: leonardo
Email: avorray@bol.com.br
Date: Friday, December 27, 2002
Time: 05:05:34 AM

Comments

Hello! jungle! i'm sargeant from army of Brazil. i have jungle course in CIGS-Manaus. i would like speaking about experience jungle operate. writing me! Thank's


Name: leonardo
Email: avorray@bol.com.br
Date: Friday, December 27, 2002
Time: 05:04:51 AM

Comments

Hello! jungle! i'm sargeant from army of Brazil. i have jungle course in CIGS-Manaus. i would like speaking about experience jungle operate. writing me! Thank's


Name: leonardo
Email: avorray@bol.com.br
Date: Friday, December 27, 2002
Time: 05:04:43 AM

Comments

Hello! jungle! i'm sargeant from army of Brazil. i have jungle course in CIGS-Manaus. i would like speaking about experience jungle operate. writing me! Thank's


Name: SFC Tom Rutherford (Ret)
Email: marine_tom@excite.com
Date: Friday, December 27, 2002
Time: 03:07:32 AM

Comments

Outstanding website. Brought back great memories from my "visit" to the JOTC. It is really a shame that this great school was closed.


Name: David D. Leavitt
Email: davidleavitt@sbcglobal.net
Date: Friday, December 27, 2002
Time: 01:04:56 AM

Comments

Thanks for your site! It brings back great memories. David Leavitt "Doc" Jungle Warfare Branch, J.O.T.C. 1987-1990


Name: Eddie Addison
Email:
Date: Monday, December 23, 2002
Time: 10:29:50 PM

Comments

I made an fabulous update to dads Salute page! http://www.beatlestribute.com/Salute!.HTM Enjoy ladies! God Bless!, and have a great time remembering Christ our Lord!, and have a blessed new year! eddie addison


Name: Jim
Email: The .Sailor@btinternet.com
Date: Sunday, December 22, 2002
Time: 06:07:19 PM

Comments

Have yet to look at the website but no doubt I will enjoy it. Served with the British Army in Central America and passed out of JOTC in early '70. Have fond memories of the place, good fun and very good friends. If you want a photo or two drop me a line. Probably the only place I got on well with you Yanks.......take care


Name: JERRY OLDAKER
Email: oopiedoo@msmisp.com
Date: Sunday, December 22, 2002
Time: 04:11:50 PM

Comments

I WAS ONE OF SEVEN SAILORS TO BE THE FIRST NAVY PERSONNEL TO GO THROUGH JUNGLE WARFARE IN 59. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO SERVED AT CRISTOBAL HARBOR DEFENSE UNIT, COCO SOLO, USS NAHOKE YTB 536, IN THE CANAL ZONE FROM 1958 - 1960.


Name: WILLIAM AMARAL
Email: wilea@zipmail.com.br
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2002
Time: 05:18:58 AM

Comments

This site is so good. I'd like recieve more informations about lessons learned in jungle operations in all parts of the world. You shoul have more informations about CIGS- CENTRO DE INSTRUÇÃO DE GUERRA NA SELVA( Jungle Operations warfare Center)in Amazon Forest- Brazil.


Name: Clarence Potter
Email: tarheels@ojai.net
Date: Thursday, November 28, 2002
Time: 12:52:25 AM

Comments

To John I do remember banyan tree because we were supposed to knock out the canal generating motors that were locked up two gates deep , the air borne couldn't figure it out so what we did was sneak past the guards again over the fence and tied two bamboo poles together , someone had some chuak , we tied it to the poles , over the fence past the guards , stuck the pole thru the two locked gates and put two very large X 's on the motors , the other side couldn't figure out how we did it , we told them later , i as a jwtc personal and instuctor i had one hellava good time there for three years , i look at the pictures and seen a lot of changes on the base . i often long to go back and remember the wonderful good times i had and the fishing off the breaker wall , i would go out there on my time off and fish for hours for tarpon and snook and red snapper and then have a fish dinner on the old dock thats gone now and juat obsorb everything . i really miss that place even today and thats been over 45 years ago . Clarence Potter


Name: Rick Norwood USA/Ret.
Email: rickmct@faynet.com
Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2002
Time: 03:46:34 PM

Comments

Great site and great comments. I was an instructor at Ft. Sherman 1990 to 1995 (56 rotations), best part of my military career. For those of you who have been there and done that, hooaaa. Be glad glad to hear form you.


Name: Brion Sausser
Email: brionsausser@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2002
Time: 03:25:06 PM

Comments

1975 graduate TDY from Co. A, 4/68 Armor 82nd AB Div. looking for classmates. Spec. 4 Sausser (11B2P) "Black Palm on the right!"


Name: JOHN UNDERWOOD
Email:
Date: Monday, November 25, 2002
Time: 08:55:15 PM

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TO CLARENCE POTTER...I WAS STATIONED AT FT. DAVIS 4/10 193RD INFANTRY BRIG. THEN TRANSFERRED OVER TO FT. SHERMAN...I WAS IN OPERATION BANYAN TREE AS AN AGGRESSOR..REMMBER WHEN THE AIRBORNE UNIT THE JUMPED IN? THEY JUMPED IN AT THE DZ NEAR GATUN LAKE, WEARING WINTER GEAR..WE CAPTURED HALF THE UNIT IN TWO DAYS AND TO SENT OUT SEARCH UNITS TO FIND THE OTHERS. AFTER THE OPERATION THEY PULLED US OUT OF THE JUNGLE AND LINED US UP AT FRANCE FIELD..A GENERAL WALKED OUT AND STROKED THE AIRBORNE UNIT BY SAYING THE AIRBORNE DID AN MAGNIFICENT JOB...WE STARTED LAUGHING WE NEW THEY SCREWED UP..IF THIS WAS THE REAL THING WE WOULD HAVE WOULD HAVE WIPED THIS UNIT OUT.OUR OFFICERS TURNED AROUND AND ..WITH A SMILE TOLD US TO SHUT UP...WE THOUGHT WE WE GOING TO SPEARHEAD THE ARMY UNITS IN NAM..I AM GLAD WE DID NOT GO BUT TO SENDS A UNIT INTO THE JUNGLE WITHOUT TRAINING THEM PROPERLY WAS SUCIDIAL AND OUT RIGHT STUPID.CLARENCE I WROTE A COMMENT JUST BEFORE THIS ONE..PLEASE DISREGARD..A LOT OF SPELLING MISTAKES..SORRY......JOHN


Name: JOHN UNDERWOOD
Email:
Date: Monday, November 25, 2002
Time: 08:55:14 PM

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TO CLARENCE POTTER...I WAS STATIONED AT FT. DAVIS 4/10 193RD INFANTRY BRIG. THEN TRANSFERRED OVER TO FT. SHERMAN...I WAS IN OPERATION BANYAN TREE AS AN AGGRESSOR..REMMBER WHEN THE AIRBORNE UNIT THE JUMPED IN? THEY JUMPED IN AT THE DZ NEAR GATUN LAKE, WEARING WINTER GEAR..WE CAPTURED HALF THE UNIT IN TWO DAYS AND TO SENT OUT SEARCH UNITS TO FIND THE OTHERS. AFTER THE OPERATION THEY PULLED US OUT OF THE JUNGLE AND LINED US UP AT FRANCE FIELD..A GENERAL WALKED OUT AND STROKED THE AIRBORNE UNIT BY SAYING THE AIRBORNE DID AN MAGNIFICENT JOB...WE STARTED LAUGHING WE NEW THEY SCREWED UP..IF THIS WAS THE REAL THING WE WOULD HAVE WOULD HAVE WIPED THIS UNIT OUT.OUR OFFICERS TURNED AROUND AND ..WITH A SMILE TOLD US TO SHUT UP...WE THOUGHT WE WE GOING TO SPEARHEAD THE ARMY UNITS IN NAM..I AM GLAD WE DID NOT GO BUT TO SENDS A UNIT INTO THE JUNGLE WITHOUT TRAINING THEM PROPERLY WAS SUCIDIAL AND OUT RIGHT STUPID.CLARENCE I WROTE A COMMENT JUST BEFORE THIS ONE..PLEASE DISREGARD..A LOT OF SPELLING MISTAKES..SORRY......JOHN


Name: JOHN UNDERWOOD
Email:
Date: Monday, November 25, 2002
Time: 08:25:49 PM

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i MADE AN ENTRY ABOUT A YEAR AGO. I WAS STATIONED AT FT. DAVIS AND FT. SHERMAN. CLARENCE POTTER...I WAS INVOVED IN OPERATION BANYAN TREE. I WAS WITH THE 4/10 AT THE TIME AND WAS AN AGGRESSOR. REMEMBER WHEN THE AIRBORNE DROPPED IN THE DZ BY THE GATUN LOCKS..THEY JUMPED IN WEARING WINTER GEAR. WE CAPTURED MOST OF THE UNIT IN TWO DAYS AND HAD TO LOOK FOR THE REST OF THEM. THEY WERE LOST. THE AIRBORNE MISSION WAS A FLOP...REMEMBER WHEN THE OPERATION WAS TERMINATED..THEY PULLED WAS UNITS OUT OF THE JUNGLE..LINED US UP ON THE TARMAC AT FRANCE FIELD..A GENERAL CAME OUT AND GAVE A SOEECH ON HOW WELL THIER OPERATION WENT AND BOY DID WE LAUGH..IT WAS SO LOUD OUR OFFICERS ..WITH A SMILE TOLD US TO SUT UP...OUR BRIGADE COMMAND THOUHT WE WERE GOING TO SPEARHEAD THE ARMY UNITS INTO NAM...WE WERE ALL TRAINED TO SURVIVE AND FIGHT IN THE JUNGLE..THAT WHAT WE DID..NOT AN AIRBORNE UNIT THAT HAD ONE DROP IN THE JUNGLE AND DID NOT KNOW SHIT FROM SHINOLA WHEN COMES TO FIGHTING IN THE JUNGLE..WE WERE THE PROFESSIONALS WHEN IT COMES TO THIS TYPE OF FIGHTING.I AM GLAD WE DID GO..TO SENT ARMY UNITS WHO WERE NOT TRAINED IN JUNGLE FIGHTING WAS SUICIDIAL AND BULL SHIT.. GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU POTTER//JOHN THE CANADIAN.


Name: Jim Vernon
Email: DogBiscuit@earthlink.net
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2002
Time: 01:15:59 PM

Comments

Missed the school. Did manage to take in Vietnam as a Sgt with Special Forces assigned to SOG (Studies and Observations Groups -- of course -- yep). Hope you keep the site alive so people can see what you did and the pride you took in doing it.


Name: Vance Davis
Email: 310-268-3194
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2002
Time: 10:22:32 PM

Comments

Please help me find photo for the year 1974 or a list of graduates with my name on it Vance Davis I was station at Fort Bragg 18th Airborne 1/39. This information in not on my dd214. I a member of the AMVETS POST 2 but I would like to be able to prove that I am a Jungle Expert


Name: Michael Cooper
Email: kblman54@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2002
Time: 08:23:16 AM

Comments

I attended Recondo and JOTC, and the NCO Acad in Panama. Would like to hear from others who graduated and went on to Vietnam


Name: david bailey
Email: monkieman@excite.com
Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2002
Time: 08:14:48 AM

Comments

sp-4 David Bailey 534th military police fort clayton 79-82. went through in nov 1980 with 101st . what a great experience.sorry to see everything turned over .Panama was great tour


Name: Arielka lara
Email: jomareilpa@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday, November 09, 2002
Time: 08:44:55 PM

Comments

How can I get my puppy who is one month old to go to the bathroom in one plave? Please help me!


Name: gilberto v. silva
Email: sil@cybermesa.com
Date: Saturday, November 02, 2002
Time: 07:34:23 PM

Comments

this was one of the best training experiences in my military career.


Name: LUIS A VALDES
Email: vald8505@bellsouth.net
Date: Thursday, October 31, 2002
Time: 09:31:13 PM

Comments

I left a part of me there, 1977-1980,mad dog alpha Ft. Davis, and took a world of experience that has lasted since. Went to nco. academy there also, I remember being able to use patch on oposite side of uniforme which sybolized we went thrue the test evry time we went out to the jungla and humped.A-4-10/A-3-5abn, motengaters


Name: William K. Wilson
Email: pamilia wilson41
Date: Monday, October 28, 2002
Time: 09:51:10 PM

Comments

was with the 1/9 manchu's out of ft. ord Cali. home of the "Lighfighters" went to the school in 88 and was part of operation just cause. Great memories and great training.


Name: Mike Church, COL, IN (Ret)
Email: schurch433@knology.net
Date: Monday, October 28, 2002
Time: 12:33:54 PM

Comments

I was the Ops Officer from Dec 75-Jul 77 under LTC Will Roosma. We instituted the 3 week, unit based POI under the direction of the USARSO CG, BG William R. Richardson, probably the top GO with whom I served in 30 years. Took my own bn back May-Jul 88. We covered down on Clayton, Amador and Sherman. Relieved by my good buds from the 9th Rgt. Sure would like to hear from some of those super NCOs from the 70's, Ben Sanchez, Tom Courtney, MSG Wyvel, OB O'Brien, SSG Delp, et al. Didn't meet their equal til I commanded the Ranger Tng Bde 92-94. Anybody ever gets by Montgomery, AL, give me a call.


Name: Mike Church, COL, IN (Ret)
Email:
Date: Monday, October 28, 2002
Time: 12:32:55 PM

Comments

I was the Ops Officer from Dec 75-Jul 77 under LTC Will Roosma. We instituted the 3 week, unit based POI under the direction of the USARSO CG, BG William R. Richardson, probably the top GO with whom I served in 30 years. Took my own bn back May-Jul 88. We covered down on Clayton, Amador and Sherman. Relieved by my good buds from the 9th Rgt. Sure would like to hear from some of those super NCOs from the 70's, Ben Sanchez, Tom Courtney, MSG Wyvel, OB O'Brien, SSG Delp, et al. Didn't meet their equal til I commanded the Ranger Tng Bde 92-94.


Name: JOSE L. ROMAN
Email: SSG Jose.Roman2@CEN.AMEDD.ARMY.MIL
Date: Friday, October 25, 2002
Time: 12:10:48 PM

Comments

Went through with the 2/325. Thank you for keeping the JOTC experience real. It saved my BUTT in the jungles of Columbia and Bolivia.


Name: Clarence Potter Sr
Email: tarheels@ojai.net
Date: Monday, October 21, 2002
Time: 11:12:32 PM

Comments

this is sweet butchy all you old farts that was there from 58 thru 62 where are you , one day i got on the colon bus from sherman and couldn't find a seat , so one day i brought egar a 6 foot boa , i got a seat . us old rangers that were stationed used to interact with the air borne , one was exercise banyan tree , how about you other guys . the boys i know called me sweet butchy because i loved the ladys ! i have been watching this site sense mar of this year i know your out there guys.


Name: Steven Swann
Email: sswann@wachoviasec.com
Date: Sunday, October 20, 2002
Time: 09:19:16 PM

Comments

I had the pleasure of contracting malaria in 1967, while hanging out with Antonio and the other Choco Indians up the Chagres River. Had it not been for some Special Forces guys, they would have kept treating me for the flu until I had died. God, I miss that place. (anyone with pictures of the Chocos--------- please send 'em to me)


Name: President: Calvin Hickerson [Senior]
Email: 82101173@military.com, skysoldier196768@aol.com, skysoldier196768@earthlink.net
Date: Sunday, October 20, 2002
Time: 09:13:05 PM

Comments

101st Airborne Division Association Jack Nolan Chapter Louisiana [and] Mississippi Incorporated, 101st Airborne Division Association Jack Nolan Chapter Louisiana [and] Mississippi Incorporated, NEEDED SCREAMING EAGLES ATTACHED UNITS MEMBERS ASSOCIATED MEMBERS Join newly formed Monthly Roaming Meetings of Jack Nolan Chapter Louisiana [and] Mississippi, Incorporated, Date:/October/24/2002 Day/ Thursday/Time/7:P.M./Until/9:P.M. Place: My Home 6950 Yorktown Drive New Orleans, [EAST] Louisiana, and Zip Code 70127 E-Mail me your mailing address so I can send you and application. Contact: President: Calvin Hickerson [Senior] Phone: [504]-240-8659 COOL Websites http://www.screamingeagle.org/ http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=101stairborne+division+association http://www.saintjudeshrine.com/ http://www.saintjudeshrine.com/October2002.htm http://www.insideneworleans.com E-Mail Addresss Skysoldier196768@aol.com Are 82101173@aol.com Are Contact Vice President: Dennis J. Andras Address: 3505 Lake Arrowhead Dr. Harvey, Louisiana, Zip-Code 70058-5142 Phone: [504]-366-2087 Fax: [504]364-1367 E-Mail Address buck101st1@aol.com Together Than. Together Again. Assistant/Secretary Mrs. Oberdell Chanel Hickerson Phone [504]-240-8659 E-Mail Address: skysoldier196768@aol.com Are 82101173@military.com Treasurer Charles R. Coleman E-Mail Address mikekilo173@hotmail.com The 101st Airborne Division was formed at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana, During World War 11. And still has a Rendezvous with Destiny http://www.campbell.army.mil/history.htm Never has The 101st Airborne Division with it’ Proud History. Has been mention on Memorial Day, Veterans Day in any Newspaper, Television Station, and Are Radio Station, in Louisiana Are Mississippi. But it will now because. ALL GAVE SOME. SOME GAVE ALL. SOME STILL IS GIVING IT THERE’S ALL P.O.W ‘S & M.I.A.’S The 101st Airborne Division [Air-Assault] During this Worldwide War on Terrorists Attacks. God always have and always will Bless America’s Sacred and Holy Soil. Welcome Home Brother Yours Truly Calvin Hickerson [Senior] President Airborne All The Way 101st Airborne Division Association Jack Nolan Chapter Louisiana [and] Mississippi Incorporated, 101st Airborne Division Association Jack Nolan Chapter Louisiana [and] Mississippi Incorporated, NEEDED SCREAMING EAGLES ATTACHED UNITS MEMBERS ASSOCIATED MEMBERS Join newly formed Monthly Roaming Meetings of Jack Nolan Chapter Louisiana [and] Mississippi, Incorporated, Date:/October/24/2002 Day/ Thursday/Time/7:P.M./Until/9:P.M. Place: My Home 6950 Yorktown Drive New Orleans, [EAST] Louisiana, and Zip Code 70127 E-Mail me your mailing address so I can send you and application. Contact: President: Calvin Hickerson [Senior] Phone: [504]-240-8659 COOL Websites http://www.screamingeagle.org/ http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=101stairborne+division+association http://www.saintjudeshrine.com/ http://www.saintjudeshrine.com/October2002.htm http://www.insideneworleans.com E-Mail Addresss Skysoldier196768@aol.com Are 82101173@aol.com Are Contact Vice President: Dennis J. Andras Address: 3505 Lake Arrowhead Dr. Harvey, Louisiana, Zip-Code 70058-5142 Phone: [504]-366-2087 Fax: [504]364-1367 E-Mail Address buck101st1@aol.com Together Than. Together Again. Assistant/Secretary Mrs. Oberdell Chanel Hickerson Phone [504]-240-8659 E-Mail Address: skysoldier196768@aol.com Are 82101173@military.com Treasurer Charles R. Coleman E-Mail Address mikekilo173@hotmail.com The 101st Airborne Division was formed at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana, During World War 11. And still has a Rendezvous with Destiny http://www.campbell.army.mil/history.htm Never has The 101st Airborne Division with it’ Proud History. Has been mention on Memorial Day, Veterans Day in any Newspaper, Television Station, and Are Radio Station, in Louisiana Are Mississippi. But it will now because. ALL GAVE SOME. SOME GAVE ALL. SOME STILL IS GIVING IT THERE’S ALL P.O.W ‘S & M.I.A.’S The 101st Airborne Division [Air-Assault] During this Worldwide War on Terrorists Attacks. God always have and always will Bless America’s Sacred and Holy Soil. Welcome Home Brother Yours Truly Calvin Hickerson [Senior] President Airborne All The Way


Name: President: Calvin Hickerson [Senior]
Email: 82101173@military.com, skysoldier196768@aol.com, skysoldier196768@earthlink.net
Date: Sunday, October 20, 2002
Time: 09:11:43 PM

Comments

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Place my Home: Address: 6950 Yorktown Drive New Orleans, [EAST] Louisiana, Telephone: [504]-240-8659 For Directions. The Society of The 173D Airborne Brigade [Separate] And all it's Chapters are and are will be Incorporated, Surf these Cool Sites Brothers. I Pleadge A Legion To The Flag And To Our Nation's Children's We Pleadge To Protect. And Pass Our Proud Sky Soldiers Brotherhood Hearitage On To. God is and Allways will be our Jumpmaster. AMEN. insideneworleans.com http://mardigraschapterxxv1@173rdairborne.com http://www..82101173@military.com http://hometown.aol.com/skysoldiers30/myhomepage/profile.html http://www.saintjudeshrine.com/October2002.htm Come out Brothers to this History making Event. Espically so we can lay down what BY-Laws, Constitution, Board of Directors, for MARDI-GRAS Chapter XXVI Louisiana [and] Mississippi Incorporated, will have We the Officers work for you all the Members.Let's not let the United states of America people forget the Sacrife that was made during the Vietnam Conflict Not War.Remember Brothers Reunion [2006] New Orleans, Louisiana, Titled: The HERD Jumps With The HERD. Let's make this happen Brothers. ALL GAVE SOME. SOME GAVE ALL. SOME STILL IS GIVING IT THERE'S ALL. The Reactivated 173D Airborne Brigade [Separate] Infantry God Allways Have .An Allways will Bless America.Througth this Worldwide War of Terrorists Attacks. On America's Sacred and Holy Soil. [Amen] Romans 5-1,Psalms 23,24, Psalms- 91, John -14, Read it to be Holy, Wise, and Binding in God's Words Brothers It is the traver's map, the pilgram staff, the pilot's compass, the soldier's aword, and the Christian's charter. Here Paradise is restored, Heaven opened, and the gates of hell disclosed. [Amen] Yours Truly Calvin Hickerson [Senior] President MARDI-GRAS Chapter XXVI Louisiana [and] Mississippi Incorporated, E-Mail Addresses: skysoldier196768@aol.com Are E-Mail 82101173@military.com Please leave return E-Mail Address; Mailing Address: P.O. Box 50644 New Orleans, Louisiana, Zip-Code 70150 Welcome Home Brothers Airborne All The Way The International Society of The 173D Airborne Brigade [Separate] Incorporated, MARDI-GRAS Chapter XXVI Louisiana [and] Mississippi Incorporated, [1.] President: Calvin Hickerson [Senior] Mailing Address: P.O. Box 50644 New Orleans, Louisiana, Zip-Code 70150 Home Address: 6950 Yorktown Drive New Orleans, Louisiana, Zip-Code 70127 Home Telephone: [504]-240-8659 Future Fax Number: [504]-240-8659 E-Mail Addresses: 82101173@military.com And skysoldier196768@aol.com [2.] Vice-President: David Pagan Home Address: 2509 Givffrirs Avenue Apartment 809 Home Telephone Number: [504]-455-8052 Metairie, Louisiana, Zip-Code 70001 [3.] Vice-President: Coker C. Fletcher [Retired] Major General Home Address: 1348 Poki Place Diamondhead, Mississippi, Zip-Code 39525-3228 Home Telephone Number: [228]-255-6178 E-Mail Address: coker@jwfc.jfcom.mil Home Fax Number: [228]-255-6783 [4. ] Secretary: Christopher D. Hall Home Address:14561 Bekkman Road New Orleans, Louisiana, Zip-Code 70128 Home Telephone Number: [228]-255-6178 Office Telephone Number [504]-522-4475-Extension -113 [5.] Treasurer: August Brooks Home Address: 7160 Bunker Hill New Orleans, Louisiana, Zip-Code 70127 Home Telephone Number: [504]-248-6563 [6.] Treasurer: John H. Grubbs [Retired] Brigadier General Doctor: Prof & Chairman Civil & Env Engineering, Tulane University Home Address: 6037 Annunciation Street New Orleans, Louisiana, Zip- Code 70118 Home Telephone Number: [504]-895-7840 Office Telephone Number [504]-865-5778 E-Mail Address jgrubbs@tulane.edu [7.] Judge Advocate/Paralimentiarly: Charles R. Coleman Mailing Address: P.O. Box 71271 Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Zip-Code 35407 Home Telephone: [205]-752-9985 E-Mail Address: mikekilo173@hotmail.com [8.] Assistant/Judge Advocate/Paralmentiarly: Arthur W. Abercrombie [Retired] Brigiader General Attorney. Office Address: P.O. Box 2471 Baton Rouge Louisiana, Zip-Code 70821 Office Telephone Number: 225]-387-3221 Home Address: 1212 Glen More Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Zip-Code 70806 Home Telephone Nunber: [985]-343-6954 Office Telephone Number [985]-387-3221 Are [504]-387-3221 [9.] Chaplain: Marcus J. Tardieff Home Address: 309 Carol Street Thibodaux, Louisiana, Zip-Code 70301 Home Telephone Number [985]-446-0147 Yours Truly Calvin Hickerson [Senior] President The International Society of The 173D Airborne Brigade [Separate] Incorporated, MARDI-GRAS Chapter XXVI Louisiana [and] Mississippi Incorporated, ALL GAVE SOME. SOME GAVE ALL. SOME STILL IS GIVING IT THERE'S ALL. The Reactivated 173rd Airborne Brigade [Separate] Infantry http://www.SETAF Airborne All The Way.


Name: Calvin Hickerson [Senior]
Email: 82101173@military.com, skysoldier196768@aol.com, skysoldier196768@earthlink.net
Date: Sunday, October 20, 2002
Time: 09:10:38 PM

Comments

82nd Airborne Division Association Fort Kobbe Death From Above Red Devils Chapter Louisiana [and] Mississippi, Incorporated, NEEDED ALL AMERICAN PARATROOPERS ATTACHED UNIT MEMBERS ASSOCIATED MEMBERS Join newly formed Monthly Roaming Meetings of Fort Kobbe Death From Above Red Devils Chapter Louisiana [and] Mississippi, Incorpiorated Date:/October/2002/. Day: /Wednesday/Night/ Time:/7:P.M./Througth/9:p.m./. Place: My Home 6950 Yorktown Drive New Orleans, Louisiana, Zip-Code 70127 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 50644 New Orleans, Louisiana, Zip-Code 70150 The 82nd Airborne Division was formed during World War 11. At Camp Claiborne, Louisiana, It is time to be known .not forgotten. TOGETHER THAN TOGETHER AGAIN. Let’s also Open the First only [Combat] Homeless Veterans Standdown/Shelter/Multi-Purpose Center.By/December/2002/ Contact: Calvin Hickerson [Senior] President 82nd Airborne Division Association Fort Kobbe Death From Above Red Devils Chapter Louisiana [and] Mississippi, Incorporated, 82101173@military.com Are skysoldier196768@aol.com Also skysoldier196768@earthlink.net Home Telephone Number [504]-240-8659 Hhttp://www.Hickerson_calvin_senior@msn.com Your input is needed ALL GAVE SOME SOME GAVE ALL SOME STILL IS GIVING IT THERE’S ALL The 82nd Airborne Division Working 24 -7 Worldwide keeping Peace. And Americans safe from. Worldwide Attacks from TERRORISTS ATTACKS. GOD ALLWAYS HAVE AND ALLWAYS WILL BLESS AMERICA’S SACRIEFD AND HOLY SOIL. AMERICA’S PRISONER’S OF WAR MISSING IN ACTION WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN UNTIL EVERY MAN LIVING AND DEAD IS RETURNED HOME TO AMERICA’S SACRIEFD AND HOLY SOIL. WELCOME HOME BROTHERS ALL GAVE SOME. SOME GAVE ALL. SOME STILL IS GIVING IT THERE'S ALL The 82nd Airborne Division Fighting Terrorists Around the World 24-7 Keep the Faith Brothers and Sisters. We will keep the Homefront safe until you return. AIRBORNE ALL THE WAY 82nd Airborne Division Association Fort Kobbe Death From Above Red Devils Chapter Louisiana [and] Mississippi, Incorporated, NEEDED ALL AMERICAN PARATROOPERS ATTACHED UNIT MEMBERS ASSOCIATED MEMBERS Join newly formed Monthly Roaming Meetings of Fort Kobbe Death From Above Red Devils Chapter Louisiana [and] Mississippi, Incorpiorated Date:/October/2002/. Day: /Wednesday/Night/ Time:/7:P.M./Througth/9:p.m./. Place: My Home 6950 Yorktown Drive New Orleans, Louisiana, Zip-Code 70127 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 50644 New Orleans, Louisiana, Zip-Code 70150 The 82nd Airborne Division was formed during World War 11. At Camp Claiborne, Louisiana, It is time to be known .not forgotten. TOGETHER THAN TOGETHER AGAIN. Let’s also Open the First only [Combat] Homeless Veterans Standdown/Shelter/Multi-Purpose Center.By/December/2002/ Contact: Calvin Hickerson [Senior] President 82nd Airborne Division Association Fort Kobbe Death From Above Red Devils Chapter Louisiana [and] Mississippi, Incorporated, 82101173@military.com Are skysoldier196768@aol.com Also skysoldier196768@earthlink.net Home Telephone Number [504]-240-8659 Hhttp://www.Hickerson_calvin_senior@msn.com Your input is needed ALL GAVE SOME SOME GAVE ALL SOME STILL IS GIVING IT THERE’S ALL The 82nd Airborne Division Working 24 -7 Worldwide keeping Peace. And Americans safe from. Worldwide Attacks from TERRORISTS ATTACKS. GOD ALLWAYS HAVE AND ALLWAYS WILL BLESS AMERICA’S SACRIEFD AND HOLY SOIL. AMERICA’S PRISONER’S OF WAR MISSING IN ACTION WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN UNTIL EVERY MAN LIVING AND DEAD IS RETURNED HOME TO AMERICA’S SACRIEFD AND HOLY SOIL. WELCOME HOME BROTHERS ALL GAVE SOME. SOME GAVE ALL. SOME STILL IS GIVING IT THERE'S ALL The 82nd Airborne Division Fighting Terrorists Around the World 24-7 Keep the Faith Brothers and Sisters. We will keep the Homefront safe until you return. AIRBORNE ALL THE WAY


Name: gamze
Email: gamze@anzacday.biz
Date: Sunday, October 20, 2002
Time: 12:15:34 PM

Comments

...i am surfing the web and searching for new web sites for our Anzac Database...and now i am here...Your web site is fantastic, well done !!! if you like, have a look at our database also: Independent Anzac Network Database many greetings to all gamze http://www.anzacday.info


Name: mark Breymeyer
Email: mwbreymeyer@aol.com
Date: Saturday, October 19, 2002
Time: 08:27:15 PM

Comments

I was greatly pleased to run up on this site, I was stationed at JOTC twice, the first time was from 1979-1981, the second time was from 1990-1991. What a great place to be stationed. I miss Ft. Sherman every day I breath


Name: Rob Matthews
Email: robert.matthews9@verizon.net
Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2002
Time: 09:01:12 PM

Comments

Some of the best training I recieved while on active duty! C.co 1/327 inf bn 101st Abn. JOTC Graduate 18 Feb 83 - R. Matthews. "Oldham" are you out there - How about you Bob Barlow? Good training- goood people- and who could Forget "La Glorias" ! What an obstical course - Remenmber the cargo nets going down the cliff, I have plenty of phots that will bring back memories drop me an email if ya want some!


Name: Rob Matthews
Email: robert.matthews9@verizon.net
Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2002
Time: 09:00:52 PM

Comments

Some of the best training I recieved while on active duty! C.co 1/327 inf bn 101st Abn. JOTC Graduate 18 Feb 83 - R. Matthews "Oldham" are you out there - How about you Bob Barlow? Good training- goood people- and who could Forget "La Glorias" ! What an obstical course - Remenmber the cargo nets going down the cliff, I have plenty of phots that will bring back memories drop me an email if ya want some!


Name: Rob Matthews
Email: robert.matthews9@verizon.net
Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2002
Time: 09:00:31 PM

Comments

Some of the best training I recieved while on active duty! C.co 1/327 inf bn 101st Abn. JOTC Graduate 18 Feb 83 - R. Matthews "Oldham" are you out there - How about you Bob Barlow? Good training- goood people- and who could Forget "La Glorias" ! What an obstical course - Remenmber the cargo nets going down the cliff, I have plenty of phots that will bring back memories drop me an email if ya want some!


Name: Rob Matthews
Email: robert.matthews9@verizon.net
Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2002
Time: 08:59:36 PM

Comments

Some of the best training I recieved while on active duty! C.co 1/327 inf bn 101st Abn JOTC Graduate 18 Feb 83 - R. Matthews "Oldham" are you out there - How about you Bob Barlow? Good training- goood people- and who could Forget "La Glorias" ! What an obstical course - Remenmber the cargo nets going down the cliff, I have plenty of phots that will bring back memories drop me an email if ya want some! (Ltc Ray D Newman Inf Commandant)


Name: Rob Matthews
Email: robert.matthews9@verizon.net
Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2002
Time: 08:57:05 PM

Comments

Some of the best training I recieved while on active duty! C.co 1/327 inf bn 101st Abn JOTC Graduate 18 Feb 83 - R. Matthews "Oldham" are you out there - How about you Bob Barlow? Good training- goood people- and who could Forget "La Glorias" ! (Ltc Ray D Newman Inf Commandant)


Name: Rob Matthews
Email: robert.matthews9@verizon.net
Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2002
Time: 08:49:19 PM

Comments

Some of the best training I recieved while on active duty! JOTC Graduate 18 Feb 83 - R. Matthews (Ltc Ray D Newman Inf Commandant)


Name: R. S. Hill, MD
Email: capabob@napanet.net
Date: Sunday, October 13, 2002
Time: 09:59:00 PM

Comments

Great site! I was born and raised in the Canal Zone and remember well the JWTC. Used to sneak out to and around Fort Sherman to hunt in the bush. Was ambushed a few times by you guys and ambushed a few or you too!! Great times!!


Name: Steve Rodgers
Email: sdrodgers55@aol.com
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2002
Time: 04:12:14 PM

Comments

I completed JOTC training in May 1978. I was grabbed by a SM at Fort Bragg in 1983 and told my Jungle Expert Patch was no longer authorized. I have never seen any documentation if that is true and was wondering if anyone has any scoop on the subject.


Name: Ranger Petts
Email: pettsgm@doj.state.wi.us
Date: Monday, October 07, 2002
Time: 03:10:09 PM

Comments

Can anyone help me in attaining information (ie manual name and number) regarding deployment and use of a poncho parachute used as as resupply.


Name: H.H. from Germany
Email: parkez@gmx.de
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2002
Time: 12:50:02 AM

Comments

Hi, i´m a german recco man and a few week ago i bought a ford mutt to restauration. Now the jeep is ready to take off but i have now idea where the original tactical signs to fit. Anybody there to help me? The Mutt A1 is from the 82ABN. Now i need the original numbers,stars etc. Thanx


Name:
Email:
Date: Friday, September 27, 2002
Time: 10:19:18 PM

Comments

Dear William: In answer to your question "Where are American soldiers suppose to learn how to fight in a jungle environment if Fort Sherman was closed.", The school really isn't closed, we're just pretending its closed, so come on down to Panama and if you can find us hiding in the bush, then you don't need any jungle training, you passed the course. By the way, if that e-mail address of yours was B_plug@yahoo.com, it would be pronounced Yahoooo.com!


Name: william
Email: w_plug@yahoo.com
Date: Friday, September 27, 2002
Time: 01:26:45 AM

Comments

Where are American soldiers suppose to learn how to fight in a jungle environment if Fort Sherman was closed.


Name: Eddie Addison
Email: Eddie@www.BeatlesTribute.com
Date: Friday, September 27, 2002
Time: 01:03:10 AM

Comments

GREETINGS ALL: As you all know, my dad was one of the founders of the JWC under Major General Porter (1947, 1953-1999), and as former graduates of the J.O.T.C. I feel it is important I personally address you regarding the following link and article. http://www.beatlestribute.com/BRITISH_INTELLIGENCE!.HTM I am asking you, please do not bother dad with anything contained in the article, because he is now over 80 years old and he has both Alzheimer's and Parkinsons disease, and I do not want him upset by anything. I want dad to remain calm and at ease and so I am personally asking all of you to stand down. Thank you all.


Name: dale l. robbins
Email: clymor50@yahoo.com
Date: Monday, September 23, 2002
Time: 01:15:06 AM

Comments

i served in panama,1971-1973,an old airborne jungle fighter, i remember it well, rain,mud,heat,big nasty spiders,but loads of fun.oh yea and lots to eat.love this site keep it up.


Name: Clayton Struthers
Email: lothlorienarcher@attbi.com
Date: Sunday, September 22, 2002
Time: 01:33:39 AM

Comments

Looks refreshing, what are you guys going to be adding to it? I graduated from the school myself late January, early February 1989, must say, I miss it, is that boat still sitting on the reef out on the canal zone, lol!


Name: Herbert I. Anderson
Email: anderson@guamcell.net
Date: Friday, September 20, 2002
Time: 11:45:37 PM

Comments

I went through the Jungle Operations Training Center at Ft. Sherman in April '84 with the 101st Airborne Div. B co. 1/502nd Inf. The " Green Hell " obstacle course was one I'll never forget! To this day I'm proud to wear the "Jungle Expert" patch that I had earned with blood,sweat and tears !! ** Air Assault **


Name: Herbert I. Anderson
Email: anderson@guamcell.net
Date: Friday, September 20, 2002
Time: 11:45:35 PM

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I went through the Jungle Operations Training Center at Ft. Sherman in April '84 with the 101st Airborne Div. B co. 1/502nd Inf. The " Green Hell " obstacle course was one I'll never forget! To this day I'm proud to wear the "Jungle Expert" patch that I had earned with blood,sweat and tears !! ** Air Assault **


Name: Eddie Addison
Email:
Date: Friday, September 20, 2002
Time: 10:25:57 PM

Comments

I found a really interesting "old letter" my mother CONNIE ADDISON wrote concerning the Panama hand over that was being debated in the Congressional Record back in April of 1974. http://www.beatlestribute.com/Connie.htm


Name: Eddie Addison
Email:
Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2002
Time: 08:12:51 AM

Comments

Okay ladies, here we go! My friend Major Roger Gaines, who's web site you are on right now, as he will tell you, I don't say everything I know, but when I do speak, you better listen, because I don't bullshit around. Checkout the follow link. ("http://www.beatlestribute.com/INTRO.htm"). I think some of you guys will like what it says, and some of you guys will wince in pain. Roger, I know you are busy, but please e-mail me, because I lost your e-mail link. Thanks everyone. eddie


Name: SGT. PEDRO GUZMAN
Email: GOOSEMANN68@HOTMAIL.COM
Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2002
Time: 11:43:24 PM

Comments

I WENT THROUGH JOTC IN 89' AS A 60 GUNNER AND IN 91 AS A SQUAD LEADER AND WAS PART OF OPERATIONS NIMROD DANCER AND JUST CAUSE. WHAT A BEUTIFUL PLACE. (THE JUNGLE) AS HOT AND MUGGY AS IT WAS IT HAD A BEAUTY TO BE DESIRED. BLACK PALM,SNAKES,MONKEYS,BATS,PDF. A BIT TOO MUCH FOR AN AVERAGE JOE TO TAKE. BUT THEN AGAIN WE WEREN'T AVERAGE JOES HOOOOOOAAAAAH! LIGHTFIGHTERS 2/27 WOLFHOUNDS ALPHA COMPANY 89'-92'


Name: mugu
Email: mugu@mugu.com
Date: Monday, September 16, 2002
Time: 04:52:02 PM

Comments

pls all guy men,i was here.


Name: LTC Greg Barrack
Email: gregory.barrack@js.pentagon.mil
Date: Monday, September 16, 2002
Time: 12:55:21 PM

Comments

The link below will tap you into a good article ref. MAJ Cole Hogan. http://www.macon.com/mld/macon/news/local/4053757.htm God bless you, Cole God be with you, Pat - Amen


Name: Raul Jerrick
Email: raulj1972@yahoo.com
Date: Friday, September 13, 2002
Time: 08:09:22 AM

Comments

the importance of carrying your packs whilst operating in the jungle


Name: Raul Jerrick
Email: raulj1972@yahoo.com
Date: Friday, September 13, 2002
Time: 08:07:30 AM

Comments

the importance of carrying yours packs whilst operating in the jungle


Name: CPT Todd Coogan
Email: coogant@mms.dmsc.k12.ar.us
Date: Thursday, September 05, 2002
Time: 08:56:42 AM

Comments

Great Site! I was never stationed at Sherman but our entire Infantry Battalion from the Arkansas Army National Guard did a rotation throught the jungle school in 1991. Many of us still sit around and tell the younger guys that the jungle training was the most worthwhile and meaningful training we have ever gone through. I teach 7th grade geography and my students love the stories, slides, and momentos from my trip. I tell them It was a hot, stinking, steaming, nasty-assed place but I loved every minute of it. Thanks for keeping this site going.


Name: CPT Todd Coogan
Email: coogant@mms.dmsc.k12.ar.us
Date: Thursday, September 05, 2002
Time: 08:41:31 AM

Comments

Great Site. I was never stationed at Sherman but our entire Infantry Battalion from the 39th Brigade (Arkansas Army Naitonal Guard) did a rotation through the Jungle School in 1991. Many of us still talk about that period being the absolute best training, worthwhile experience of our infantry careers. Thanks for keeping it alive.


Name: CPT Todd Coogan
Email: coogant@mms.dmsc.k12.ar.us
Date: Thursday, September 05, 2002
Time: 08:41:19 AM

Comments

Great Site. I was never stationed at Sherman but our entire Infantry Battalion from the 39th Brigade (Arkansas Army Naitonal Guard) did a rotation through the Jungle School in 1991. Many of us still talk about that period being the absolute best training, worthwhile experience of our infantry careers. Thanks for keeping it alive.


Name: Warren O. Berry
Email: armycsm@mvp.net
Date: Wednesday, September 04, 2002
Time: 07:57:07 PM

Comments

Nice page, I was sorry when we gave JOTC away.After my first VN tour, I served at JOTC from mid 1967 to mid 1968. I was then promoted and assigned to the Infantry Committee at the School of the Americas at Ft. Gulick. It was a wonderful experience and one of the few times in my military career that I felt I was making a positive contribution to our war effort.


Name: Warren O. Berry
Email: armycsm@mvp.net
Date: Wednesday, September 04, 2002
Time: 07:57:05 PM

Comments

Nice page, I was sorry when we gave JOTC away.After my first VN tour, I served at JOTC from mid 1967 to mid 1968. I was then promoted and assigned to the Infantry Committee at the School of the Americas at Ft. Gulick. It was a wonderful experience and one of the few times in my military career that I felt I was making a positive contribution to our war effort.


Name: SSG Marianno M. Ortiz
Email:
Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2002
Time: 08:42:51 PM

Comments

I went through Jungle Warfare school in 1995 @ Fort Sherman. I think it stinks that we who went through this course can not wear the patch because someone decided to adopt it as their unit patch. We earned it but can not show it. The Army needs to come up with something for us who went through this training to desplay on our uniforms. It is only fair ,since we did after all earn the right.


Name: SSG Marianno M. Ortiz
Email:
Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2002
Time: 08:42:27 PM

Comments

I went through Jungle Warfare school in 1995 @ Fort Sherman. I think it stinks that we who went through this course can not wear the patch because someone decided to adopt it as their unit patch. We earned it but can not show it. The Army needs to come up with something for us who went through this training to desplay on our uniforms. It is only fair ,since we did after all earn the right.


Name: Wilson Vazquez
Email: salsabor@prodigy.net
Date: Thursday, August 22, 2002
Time: 10:23:53 AM

Comments

Good memories, enjoy it, keep updating the page. Huuaaaaa!!!!!!!!!


Name: James David Howard
Email: jd_howard@msn.com
Date: Monday, August 19, 2002
Time: 05:51:04 PM

Comments

I was stationed Co.C Ft.Clayton 4 BN (mech)20th Inf I was there 1973-1974 I had jus got from 129th AHC Anson, Vietnam got busted for smoking that panama red! I couldn't tell much defference between nam and panama same uniforn but that reefer in nam was better. I was76Y30 and done my best and got a nice medal in nam so what else can I say. Oh the medal was Army Commendation which ain't bad if more info needed just E-Mail me and we can comunicate man! Oh I took Basic training at Ft Polk LA and AIT at Ft Lee Virginia quatermaster school then to nam.


Name: James David Howard
Email: jd_howeard@msn.com
Date: Monday, August 19, 2002
Time: 05:49:21 PM

Comments

I was stationed Co.C Ft.Clayton 4 BN (mech)20th Inf I was there 1973-1974 I had jus got from 129th AHC Anson, Vietnam got busted for smoking that panama red! I couldn't tell much defference between nam and panama same uniforn but that reefer in nam was better. I was 76Y30 and done my best and got a nice medal in nam so what else can I say. Oh the medal was Army Commendation which ain't bad if more info needed just E=Mail me and we can comunicate man! Oh I took Basic training at Ft Polk LA and AIT at Ft Lee VIR quatermaster school then to nam.


Name: James David Howard
Email: jd_howard@msn.com
Date: Monday, August 19, 2002
Time: 05:46:30 PM

Comments

I was stationed Co.C Ft.Clayton 4 BN (mech)20th Inf I was there 1973-1974 I had jus got from 129th AHC Anson, Vietnam got busted for smoking that panama red! I couldn't tell much defference between nam and panama same uniforn but that reefer in nam was better. I was 11b10 and done my best and got a nice medal in nam so what else can I say. Oh the medal was Army Commendation which ain't bad if more info needed just E=Mail me and we can comunicate man! Oh I took Basic training at Ft Polk LA and AIT at Ft Lee VIR quatermaster school then to nam.


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Email:
Date: Friday, August 16, 2002
Time: 05:35:51 AM

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excellent site. best regards from athens GREECE


Name: shokoofeh
Email: soulofdiamond@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday, August 15, 2002
Time: 07:39:03 AM

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Name: Ted
Email: TedSr102@aol.com
Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2002
Time: 06:13:30 PM

Comments

Very interesting reading. I was looking for a field training manual on non deadly boobytraps to use on modern day private detectives who are trespassing on my property!


Name: John Staudt
Email: Jds1vette@aol.com
Date: Thursday, August 08, 2002
Time: 07:27:51 PM

Comments

I was stationed in Panama, Ft Gulick with the 549th MP Company from 1981-83. I went through JOTC in Sep of 81. I remember it like it was yesterday. "Green Hell" I still have my patch and certificate. I miss all the good friends I made in Panama and wish we could have a reunion. I'm currently with the Federal Police at Fort Sill, OK.


Name: Donald Shook
Email: deshook@7thinfantry.com
Date: Thursday, August 01, 2002
Time: 08:52:43 AM

Comments

Great Site that you have.. Went through JOTC in 1986 while with the 17th Infantry, 7th Light Infantry Division.. Great time, what a great place to be and what a shame that it is "NO MORE" My Brother Dan Houston was with the 7th as well (C-5-21 Infantry) and earned his CIB in Operation Just Cause. I have a site on the 7th Infantry Division: http://www.7thinfantry.com I also have some cool "I SURVIVED GREEN HELL" patches for sale along with some 7th ID and AIRBORNE patches for sale: http://www.7thinfantry.com/store/shop.asp


Name: Tibor I. Waldner
Email: waldtibi@aol.com
Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2002
Time: 03:06:09 PM

Comments

As former member of the 20.th Inf. Regiment (Sykes' Regulars) I am a JWTC (1959) graduate. Loosing the Canal Zone and the JWTC is a unfortunate political mistake. Keep up the good work! Sergeant Major Tibor I. Waldner US Army (Retired)


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Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2002
Time: 02:51:12 PM

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Name: Tibor I. Waldner
Email: waldtibi@aol.com
Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2002
Time: 02:45:54 PM

Comments

As former member of the XX.th. Infantry Regiment (Sykes'Regulars)and 1959 graduate of the Jungle Warfare Training Center, I deeply regret the closure of such a fine training facility. The Canal Zone experience will remain a highlite in my 26 years of military experience. Keep up the good work! Tibor I. Waldner Sergeant Major, US Army(Retired)


Name: Paul J McBride
Email: bigdaddysmokey420@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday, July 21, 2002
Time: 01:27:13 AM

Comments

Was there w/ C-3/505PIR 82nd abn div on 7-89. Had a good friend die during the invasion. PV2 Lance Troy Coats, 1st Batt. 508th ft.kobbe Panama. He died at the Panama Defenses' Comandancia, 20dec 89. He was 18 yrs old, sandy brown hair and the nicest guy you'd ever want to meet. I haven't had any closure guys and i would appreciate any info. By the way...loved the 3 weeks of pulling black palm thistles out of my ass and dodging monkey shit. Lots of fun. Tying off out wpns to our legs and mudslides and constant rain and 100 plus temps made for an enjoyable vacation. Sorry to hear it closed.


Name: THOMAS HERTZOG
Email: THSKATER69@YAHOO.COM
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2002
Time: 09:00:04 AM

Comments

HI GUY'S, WHATA SITE MOST PEOPLE DON'T EVEN KNOW ABOUT THE "JUNGLE SCHOOL" OR THE TRAINING WE WENT THROUGH. I WENT THROUGH IN 1966 (A LONG TIME AGO).I WAS LOOKING FOR A WINDOW STICKER FOR MY CARS, ANYBODY HAVE ANY INFO WERE THEY CAN BE PURCHASED OR EVEN IF ANY WERE EVER MADE.


Name: Bobby Rawls
Email: rjrawls@infoave.com
Date: Sunday, July 07, 2002
Time: 11:49:27 AM

Comments

Hey, just had to sign again because one of the articles is about the time I went through!! 1985, 2/504 82nd Airborne. God it brings tears to my eyes to remember and at the waste of giving this base up!! What stupid asshole liberal demecrats!!


Name: Bobby Rawls
Email: rjrawls@infoave.com
Date: Sunday, July 07, 2002
Time: 11:29:41 AM

Comments

WENT TO SCHOOL 1984 WITH 2/504TH 82ND AIRBORNE. Great web site!!


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Email:
Date: Saturday, June 29, 2002
Time: 02:17:50 AM

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Date: Saturday, June 29, 2002
Time: 02:17:44 AM

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Name: JOSE L PEREZ ORTIZ SFC-RET
Email: atmman1305@hotmail.com
Date: Friday, June 28, 2002
Time: 02:14:24 PM

Comments

WENT THERE ,WAS THERE,AND WOULD GO BACK IF IT WAS THERE AGAIN I WENT 5 TIMES I WAS STATIONED AT KOBBE,A3/5 AND WAS AN INST.AT THE SCH.OF THE AMERICAS,A TIME THAT I WILL NEVER FORGET AND WILL ALWAYS BE PART OF MY LIFE AND I DONT REGRET IT.....


Name: DOn Kyle
Email: wildblue@hawaii.rr.com
Date: Monday, June 24, 2002
Time: 05:19:54 PM

Comments

like to get some info on how I may get a record of my completing the jungle warfare course. I do not recall the exact dates, but it would have been in the spring of 1980 0r 1981. I was with the 2/10 Cav, 7th ID, Ft Ord, CA. We were attached to a Inf BN, I do not recall which one. If someone could let me know how I could some kind of record I would appreciate it. Don Kyle, former CW-2 2/10 Cav (air) 7TH ID


Name: jess
Email: j99rider@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday, June 23, 2002
Time: 10:03:48 AM

Comments

It is good to see someone taking an interest in preserving a part of Army History. I was stationed at Ft Davis and was made an honorary JOTC graduate. The 32 months I spent in Panama were enjoyable except for the warm weather (smirk). If any of my fellow associates see this email me at j99rider@yahoo.com, pleas id the email as I delete messages from strange screen names. Yours in peace, MSG Gaylor, Jess


Name: Jim Thomas
Email: jthomas10@cox.net
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2002
Time: 11:23:57 AM

Comments

Nice site!! Ft.Clayton 4 BN (mech)20th Inf HHC 1981-1984 drive on!!!!! Jungle expert!


Name: Jim Thomas
Email: jthomas10@cox.net
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2002
Time: 11:23:26 AM

Comments

Nice site!! Ft.Clayton 4 BN (mech)20th Inf HHC 1981-1984 drive on!!!!!


Name: T. A. L. "Dozer"
Email: taldozer@aol.com
Date: Friday, June 21, 2002
Time: 10:29:47 AM

Comments

Excellant site, great resource. It is a shame the school went to the way side, some day we will learn from our mistakes. I also have a site give it a look; WWW.selous-scouts.com


Name: David Dural
Email: ddural@earthlink.net
Date: Thursday, June 20, 2002
Time: 10:18:33 PM

Comments

I had a blast in Panama when I went in 1983. Being right on Lemone Bay was great. I will never forget GREEN HELL..


Name: Brian Crites
Email: redcossack@surewest.net
Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2002
Time: 12:13:46 AM

Comments

I earned my Jungle Expert Patch as a young Marine in 1980. The training was good and I have many fond memories of Fort Sherman. A lighting strike on a tree twenty five yards away, a night trying to sleep with ants cralwing all over me. It was also my first experiance with the difference between the Army and the Marine Corps. The Army said rucksack and we said pack. But it is still something I look back on with pride. We never got to wear those patches but I still have it and my cetificate. E/2/23


Name: Brian Crites
Email: redcossack@surewest.net
Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2002
Time: 12:09:31 AM

Comments

I earned my Jungle Expert Patch as a young Marine in 1980. The training was good and I have many fond memories of Fort Sherman. A lighting strike on a tree twenty five yards away, a night trying to sleep with ants cralwing all over me. It was also my first experiance with the difference between the Army and the Marine Corps. The Army said rucksack and we said pack. But it is still something I look back on with pride. We never got to wear those patches but I still have it and my cetificate.


Name: SAMUEL B HAIRSTON
Email: SHAIR42533@AOL.COM
Date: Sunday, June 16, 2002
Time: 10:47:57 PM

Comments

GREAT SITE BRINGS BACK MEMORIES 1985


Name: SD PM Pedro
Email: traira2@bol.com.br
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2002
Time: 05:48:23 PM

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Name: RT Marsh
Email: a104_1sg@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday, June 09, 2002
Time: 09:01:59 PM

Comments

Sorry to see it gone. Black palm, big open bay barracks, cheap beer, poncho rafting in the lagoon, and chugging up and down the Chagres in a landing craft, water sloshing around your ankle, with somebody's puke floating in it...... May-June 1984 Co B 3rd BN 327IN (Air Assault) 101st ABN DIV


Name: RT Marsh
Email: a104_1sg@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday, June 09, 2002
Time: 09:01:46 PM

Comments

Sorry to see it gone. Black palm, big open bay barracks, cheap beer, poncho rafting in the lagoon, and chugging up and down the Chagres in a landing craft, water sloshing around your ankle, with somebody's puke floating in it...... May-June 1984 Co B 3rd BN 327IN (Air Assault) 101st ABN DIV


Name: RT Marsh
Email: a104_1sg@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday, June 09, 2002
Time: 09:01:07 PM

Comments

Sorry to see it gone. Black palm, big open bay barracks, cheap beer, poncho rafting in the lagoon, and chugging up and down the Chagres in a landing craft, water sloshing around your ankle, with somebody's puke floating in it...... May-June 1984 Co B 3rd BN 327IN (Air Assault) 101st ABN DIV


Name: RT Marsh
Email: a104_1sg@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday, June 09, 2002
Time: 09:00:50 PM

Comments

Sorry to see it gone. Black palm, big open bay barracks, cheap beer, poncho rafting in the lagoon, and chugging up and down the Chagres in a landing craft, water sloshing around your ankle, with somebody's puke floating in it...... May-June 1984 Co B 3rd BN 327IN (Air Assault) 101st ABN DIV


Name: James Scott Jennings
Email: jsjennings@msn.com
Date: Friday, June 07, 2002
Time: 11:56:20 PM

Comments

Did 2 jumps into the tall grass 1979 and 1981 2/505 82nd


Name: David A de la Sierra
Email: delasierra214@hotmail.com
Date: Friday, June 07, 2002
Time: 12:32:51 PM

Comments

I went thru JOTC in Nov/Dec 89 with 4th BN 17th INF lightfighters just before we kicked the shit out pineapple face, land nav in the swamps, black palm, bushmasters, and the damn ants....great memories, sorry to hear it is gone now.....hoo ah


Name: Roderick Jamison
Email: cptric@attbi.com
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2002
Time: 09:54:39 AM

Comments

Thanks for the Web site. I was looking for my Jungle Expert Badge. Don't remember if we actually got one or just the patch. If there is such a badge let me know...I'm going to be in uniform for the 4th after 20 + years of retirement


Name: Richard J Burrill
Email: leathernecksrecruiter@attbi.com
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2002
Time: 11:32:16 PM

Comments

My name is Rick AKA Spiderman. I trained at the school in 1965 with Kilo Company 8th bn 2nd Marine Div.We were awarded the Jungle Expert patch but being Marines it was not allowed on our uniforms. I am now the recruiter for an all Marine and FMF Corpsman Motorcycle Club.http://www.leathernecksmc-capecod.cityslide.com And proudly were my Jungle patch on my vest. Nice site .It brought back a lot of memories especially witch trees not to hang a poncho in,? Dam Ants."


Name: Richard J Burrill
Email: leathernecksrecruiter@attbi.com
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2002
Time: 10:55:24 PM

Comments

My name is Rick AKA Spiderman. I trained at the school in 1965 with Kilo Company 8th bn 2nd Marine Div.We were awarded the Jungle Expert patch but being Marines it was not allowed on our uniforms. I am now the recruiter for an all Marine and FMF Corpsman Motorcycle Club.http://www.leathernecksmc-capecod.cityslide.com And proudly were my Jungle patch on my vest. Nice site .It brought back a lot of memories especially witch trees not to hang a poncho in,? Dam Ants."


Name: Hoop
Email: hoopadams@direcway.com
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2002
Time: 05:16:41 PM

Comments

I was stationed at Rodman Naval Station from 81 to 84 and went through JOTC (one of the few sailors to do it....I think) then supported it as OPFOR may a time. Thanks for the flash backs.


Name: ERIN BOSSARD
Email: fortunex@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2002
Time: 02:28:18 PM

Comments

I THINK THIS SIGHT COULD USE SO MORE TERRIFYING DETAILS ABOUT THE WAR IN VIETNAM WAR.


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Email: marikaolsen@pipeline.com
Date: Sunday, May 26, 2002
Time: 10:46:49 AM

Comments

I am curious to know if it is possible to confirm if a certain person attended jungle training and if so, what his military service entailed. Is this public record?


Name: Mike Wilson
Email: Gilmer82@webtv.net
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2002
Time: 02:47:14 PM

Comments

Good site was there in Feb.79 2/508 abn.inf 82 abn


Name: Spiderwoman
Email: www.geocities.com/spiderwoman_xxx/spiderwoman.html
Date: Friday, May 24, 2002
Time: 01:20:41 PM

Comments

I'm signing before I check out the site. Hopefully it will have the info I'm looking for. (how to survive in the jungle-- find food and look for water and build shelter!)


Name: John W. Burns O89782
Email: jburns@consultant-center.com
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2002
Time: 07:30:06 PM

Comments

Fantastic experience! Completed JOTC in April 1962. Training cadre and physical operations were the best. Appeciated the dedication and expertise of the school's staff. I have to admit I was really proud when I received my Jungle Expert patch. Sorry to see JOTC inactivated, it's a real loss.


Name: joe janisheck
Email: joseph.janisheck@bliss.army.mil
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2002
Time: 10:23:57 AM

Comments

I was ststioned at Ft. Sherman from Sep,1965-Mar,1967. i aws I was biilted in the next to last building on the right side down by the zoo. The last building on the right was R&D guys doing research and weather stuff. My unit was D btry 4th bn 517th Artillery (air defense). The battalion was unique in Air defense in that it was a composite battalion made up of 2 (two)M-42 Dusters (40mm guns on tracks for AD) battery's and 2 (two)Hawk Missile Battery's (SAM). One battery of each was at Ft. Sherman. The other two battery's were on the pacific side defending Panama City & Canal. The JOC was two builing down from our billets. I can only remember one guy from JOC. His name was SSG Babbs and he had a dog that went with him whereever he went even to formations and the Club whivh was in the quonset hut at the tip of land around the bend past the zoo. most of the SF guy's lived at Gulick but some single SF guys lived at Sherman. I have some pics of that time which was by the way a really great tour of duty. Except for the land crabs and the constant rain. rain and fungus takes a toll on Missile and radar equipment. Thanks for the memory. joe


Name: Brent M Stine
Email: bmstine@your-net.com
Date: Monday, May 20, 2002
Time: 03:06:36 PM

Comments

Excellant WEB site, JOTC was a very essential site for for all combat arms, a confidence builder for the young troops and a leadership challange for the well seasoned NCO's. I wish the school was still in operation or a form of it somewhere. AIRBORNE!!!


Name: Brent M Stine
Email: bmstine@your-net.com
Date: Monday, May 20, 2002
Time: 03:06:32 PM

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Excellant WEB site, JOTC was a very essential site for for all combat arms, a confidence builder for the young troops and a leadership challange for the well seasoned NCO's. I wish the school was still in operation or a form of it somewhere. AIRBORNE!!!


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Date: Monday, May 20, 2002
Time: 01:36:48 AM

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Name: madan
Email: madannda@indya.com
Date: Monday, May 20, 2002
Time: 01:36:13 AM

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Date: Saturday, May 18, 2002
Time: 09:54:02 PM

Comments

This page was updated as of 02/12/02.. ow does that work?


Name: sgt tim taylor
Email: ttay1215@yahoo.com
Date: Friday, May 17, 2002
Time: 08:05:23 PM

Comments

too bad it's closed down, the best training i've gotten is from those that went through the school, or who were instructors there.


Name: cruit
Email: moy3rd@hotmail.com
Date: Monday, May 06, 2002
Time: 06:21:34 PM

Comments

The message board for The Society of the First Infantry Division At www.bigredone.org is up and running.


Name: CASTELLANOS
Email: javier_orlando_c@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday, May 05, 2002
Time: 06:01:03 PM

Comments

I am a Captain from the BELIZE DEFENCE FORCE presently attending CAPTAINS CAREER COURSE at FORT BENNING. I found your web site very interesting and I am glad that there are still somebody dedicated to jungle training and are aware of its importance. Some of our soldiers from Belize had the oppurtunity to attend that former school and told me about the excellent training they conducted.


Name: SSG JACOBITZ, JERRY E.
Email: jejacobitz2001@yahoo.com
Date: Friday, May 03, 2002
Time: 12:43:13 PM

Comments

WOW!GOOD SITE. I WAS STATIONEDIN FT DAVIS WITH BRAVO CO JUNGLE CATS 5/87TH INF (L) FROM 93-95 AND THEN IN KOBBY FROM 95-97. I REALLY MISS MY BROS. IF ANY READ THIS SITE DROP ME A LINE AT ME EMAIL ADDRESS. SSG JERRY JACOBITZ


Name: Daniel Frady
Email: Panhead@nc.rr.com
Date: Friday, May 03, 2002
Time: 12:20:39 AM

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Great site... went thru JOTC in Winter '81 I am former 82nd ABN DIV - 1/17 Air Cav, Huey/Blackhawk crew chief. Memories... Deployed there in typical 82nd fashion. From Pope AFB, in-flight rigging, jumped onto Gatun DZ. Great old open-air barracks, GI cots to sleep on when not in the jungle... waitin' for the washing machines to wash the jungle crap off for the next phase. Quarter beers from vending machines in the day room when time allowed. Send mail and stock up on canned fruit from the store while there. Howler monkeys waking you up in the morning, tryin' to piss and shit on you as they pass over you in the trees!! Coatimundi, snakes of all kinds and sizes, fist sized spiders, parrots as common as pidgeons. Cutter bug repellent for the mosquitos (I really think they got a buzz off it and kept truckin') One night, I walked off a ten foot embankment, wandered in the dark for about ten minutes miraculously avoiding black palm and God knows what else before being rescued by my platoon leader who was wearing NVGs!! THANK YOU CPT. RAY... Once, we were two days into the jungle, when out of nowhere pops 3-4 kids running around in shorts barefoot begging for handouts. We got punji-proof boots, pieces of flea collar in our pockets to ward off the bugs and all manner of protective gear and they were running around like it was a day at the beach!!! I love obstacle courses, but the one down there was my all-time favorite. I regret not being able to run it again. Only one free day off the whole trip. Spent it in Colon. Drank beer at La Flora bar while fending off the hookers... Hit the tourist shops while trying to avoid the Guardia Nacional (SMGs, sunglasses and ice-cold stares!!) Sampled "monkey meat" on a stick from the street vendors (more than likely it was dog since they seemed to have a mutt tied to the cart waiting for the inevitable...) I still have a switchblade that I bought there. All in all it was three weeks packed full of excellent training. I am sad and sorry to see a great piece of American Military history come to an end. I will keep my personal opinion about whether we should have turned over our interests in this area to my self. D. J. Frady


Name: m.v. bailey
Email:
Date: Thursday, May 02, 2002
Time: 07:53:44 PM

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i was just woundering why u haven't got any pic from the men who went thro the jungle course? plus the awards recived from troops getting honor grad?i have two.I recived honor grad in 1982. p.s. i also have many pic u could add to your site.just drop me a line ..former sgt ,m.v. bailey (mvb32257@netscape.net....now naval res sea bees


Name: Eddie Addison
Email:
Date: Wednesday, May 01, 2002
Time: 09:33:30 AM

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Email:
Date: Wednesday, May 01, 2002
Time: 09:32:51 AM

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Name: Bruce Carbone
Email: dinkydau1@webtv.net
Date: Wednesday, May 01, 2002
Time: 08:49:21 AM

Comments

In 1971, I was assigned to 1st Bn 10th Inf at Ft Davis. During my tour, we spent a lot of time at Ft Sherman. It was a harsh environment, but it was survivable. 10th Inf Bn made up a composite company to attend a shortened version of Jungle School. The instructors were the best I have ever seen. With their guidance, we learned the ways of the jungle. I had served in Vietnam, however that was prior to Panama. Attending the school in Panama, should have been mandatory for anyone going to Vietnam. I enjoyed my tour in Panama, especially the jungle school course.


Name: Eric Mroz
Email: eric.mroz@soc.mil
Date: Monday, April 29, 2002
Time: 04:45:47 PM

Comments

I went to JOTC with 3/327th INF in the February 1992. Great school.


Name: Eric Mroz
Email: eric.mroz@soc.mil
Date: Monday, April 29, 2002
Time: 04:45:32 PM

Comments

I went to JOTC with 3/327th INF in the February 1992. Great school.


Name: Steven Swindle
Email: theswindles@yahoo.com
Date: Friday, April 26, 2002
Time: 02:45:19 PM

Comments

Great site, thanks for keeping the spirit alive!! JOTC was one of the highlights of my time on active duty with the mighty 82nd ABN DIV hoooooaaaahhhh!!!


Name: Joe Townsend
Email: woopwah@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2002
Time: 01:03:00 AM

Comments

Looking for folks who may have served with me in Company B, 4th Battalion, 10th Infantry at Fort Davis or Gulick, 76 through 78.


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Email:
Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2002
Time: 07:24:48 PM

Comments

Okay guys, here we go, an update on one of the founders of the JOTC! http://www.beatlestribute.com/Salute!.HTM


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Email:
Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2002
Time: 07:23:20 PM

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Name: Frank Sharp
Email: noirstory@hotmail.com
Date: Monday, April 22, 2002
Time: 04:43:27 PM

Comments

Seeing your webpage brought back a lot of great (and some not so great!) memories of Ft. Sherman and the Republic of Panama. It's a shame the post is closed. A great opportunity to train in a harsh and unfamiliar environment has been lost to U.S. and allied troops. I had the privilege of going twice, in NOV/DEC 95, and MAR/APR 98 while I was with C Co., 3/75 RGR RGT. Thanks for a great site.


Name: juan garcia
Email: jagarcia63@yahoo.com
Date: Monday, April 22, 2002
Time: 04:37:32 PM

Comments

I went thru it, good school! USMC-SEMPER FI!


Name: Jack R. Caudill
Email: jackie_caudill@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2002
Time: 02:41:27 AM

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I went to Jungle Warfare Training with my plt in the 82nd AB Div in May/Jun 1992. I never received a certificate or a patch and was wondering if I could get one. Our platoon received one certificate as a whole and we each were given a black and white xerox copy of it but I was wondering if there was a way I could get one. I loved the school. A funny story I tell was the time I woke up during the second week only to find a huge bat sucking on my finger. Needless to say they sent me to have my shots but I came back and finished up. What is with the patch? Why aren't we aloud to wear it? I just found your website and plan to study more. This was one of many fine memories for me. Thank you for any extra info.


Name: Bill Smith
Email: billysmith98@aol.com
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2002
Time: 12:27:47 AM

Comments

Thank for the memories. SGT Bill Smith A Co(Abn) 3/5 Inf Ft. Kobbe 1977 ~ 1982


Name: Steven Sanderson
Email: DASHEVSTDYMSN.
Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2002
Time: 09:28:31 PM

Comments

When I grow up I want to be in the U.S. Jungle Warfare. I'm 9 years old. Can you tell me were you train? Is it scary? OK, thanks.


Name: JayEee
Email: lima_delta20186@yahoo.com
Date: Monday, April 15, 2002
Time: 03:26:01 PM

Comments

Great site. JOTC was standard POR training during '68 for our unit, based in the Zone. Either we made JE or the harrassment would get so bad that the "mere graduates" would volunteer to recycle. (Our unit never had dropouts, or we never admitted to them.) Guilty pleasure: half my cycle of 200 folded by the end of the first week; virtually all of them were officers. Seriously, the training proved more than useful when I got to where I was going. And yes, it's too bad the school is gone, but it's not irreplaceable. Nothing is.


Name: Mark S Padilla
Email: marxus187@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2002
Time: 06:48:54 PM

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Greetings from a Veteran 0f Vietnam Conflict...notice I didn't say War. Change is inevitable but the overall formula stays the same...a little blood a little sweat and unfortunately sometimes tears. Keep up the good work defending our Freedom from a member of the lost generation. Mark S Padilla 187th AHC door-gunner 68-69 Tay Nihn VN 100% DAV


Name: 2º Ten Navarro
Email: aeiou10@ig.com.br
Date: Friday, April 12, 2002
Time: 09:24:12 AM

Comments

Visit CIGS: www.cigs.com.br (Jungle War Center Instrution)


Name: PEDRO DE CASTRO SALES
Email: pedroneto10@hotmail.com
Date: Friday, April 12, 2002
Time: 09:20:16 AM

Comments

Very Good !!!


Name: John J Hinkle
Email: hinklejeffrey@msn.com
Date: Tuesday, April 09, 2002
Time: 03:38:42 PM

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Went thru the school in early " 68 ", thought it was terrific. I remember the " black palm " trees with the inch long spikes that you grabbed on the night navigation course ( damned painful ) the San Blas who took care of the laundry for the Officers, the O Club after the E+E course, the Rio Indios, the Rio Chagras, the bohios, the cadre, God what a wonderful place. I miss it! I learned quite a bit and I passed along what I learned to those I was fortunate enough to lead during my 1st and 2nd tours of duty in RVN.I honestly believe that the school was as successful as it was because of the forsight of the cadre. Each and everyone of them deserves kudos for their professionalism and dedication to duty.


Name: CPT Kevin "Gaucho" Williams (3/A/5-87th IN)
Email: kevin.williams4@us.army.mil
Date: Monday, April 08, 2002
Time: 05:13:07 PM

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I was stationed as a PLT LDR in 5/87th IN (L) from 98-99 and did the final shut down of Fort Kobbe. I have been to JRTC, NTC and Southwest Asia for rotational deployments and to this day, I have never had a better training experience than our rotations to JWC. Their was no finer school to train small unit leadership than JWC. Where else could you train soldiers in the true difficulties of moving in a Jungle enviroment; land navigation, moving at night, command and control etc...We lost a great resource when they shut JWC down. Great web site! Any "Get Some" soldiers from Pananma give me a buzz!!


Name: Michael Cooper
Email: user926608@aol.com
Date: Thursday, April 04, 2002
Time: 08:59:02 AM

Comments

I signed your guest book as Lilcoop7797 but my new screen name is: user926608@aol.com.........just in case anyone wants to IM or email me


Name: TMOTHY E. LAXTON
Email: EARLTIMALACH@AOL.COM
Date: Tuesday, April 02, 2002
Time: 10:12:21 PM

Comments

GREAT WEB SITE ENJOYED READING YOUR HISTORY. CUIDADO,BUSHMASTER


Name:
Email:
Date: Tuesday, April 02, 2002
Time: 12:45:50 AM

Comments

Giving Panama back really sucked! Cpl Barzola


Name: Sgt Kelly
Email:
Date: Tuesday, April 02, 2002
Time: 12:40:39 AM

Comments

Guys forgot to include a little something about the most decorated waterborne transportation unit. The 1097th. Part of the JOTB family; or so we thought.


Name: Michael L. Cooper
Email: user926608@aol.com
Date: Sunday, March 31, 2002
Time: 10:26:37 PM

Comments

Click onto the "Australian Special Operations" you have listed under the "JUNGLE WARFARE RELATED LINKS" and see if you too get a message from some idiot hacker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Seriously....do check it out


Name: Michael L. Cooper
Email: user926608@aol.com
Date: Sunday, March 31, 2002
Time: 10:07:14 PM

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Graduated from RECONDO and NCO Academy there and have many memories of it all. This is the first site I have found that even mentions RECONDO or Jungle Expert. Still have my diplomas too and have really enjoyed the site. Was there from Fort Clayton latter part of 1969............Mike Anyone wanna chat or email me...please do


Name: Sean Keller
Email: seankeller_us@yahoo.com
Date: Friday, March 29, 2002
Time: 10:54:19 PM

Comments

I was stationed at Ft. Kobbe from 1996 to 1999, was the best time in my life. I would like to say thanks to all the leaders that I had there. It was my first duty station and I am trying to find another one like it. Starting to think it wont happen. It was awesome. WildCats!!! Conquer!!! Feel free to email and talk about the great times there, when we lost that we lost the best thing the army had.


Name: Leslie Larson
Email: leslieflarson@earthlink.net
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2002
Time: 07:02:09 PM

Comments

Major Gaines, Please contact me as I'm trying to get photo permissions by April 5. I need another email address for you so that I can write to you. Many thanks, Leslie Larson CEASPA volunteer, Sherman, Panama


Name: Leslie Larson
Email: leslieflarson@earthlink.net
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2002
Time: 07:01:41 PM

Comments

Major Gaines, Please contact me as I'm trying to get photo permissions by April 5. I need another email address for you so that I can write to you. Many thanks, Leslie Larson CEASPA volunteer, Sherman, Panama


Name: CLARENCE POTTER SR
Email: tarheels@ojai.net
Date: Sunday, March 24, 2002
Time: 05:08:55 PM

Comments

FORGOT THE E-MAIL I HAVE VERY FOND MEMORIES OF MY TIME AT JWTC CLARENCE


Name: CLARENCE POTTER SR
Email:
Date: Sunday, March 24, 2002
Time: 02:46:55 AM

Comments

ALL YOU PEOPLE WHO WAS AT FORT SHERMAN REMEMBER THE ZOO AT THE FAR END OF THE FORT , I WELDED THOSE CAGES FOR THE MONKEES AND OTHER ANIMALS , I ALSO REDID THE FORT SHERMAN SIGN IN 1958 , FROM 58 THRU 62 I WAS ONE OF THE GUYS WHO HELPED BUILD IT . ON SAT. MORNINGS WE WOULD RACE OUR HOT RODS DOWN THE AIR STRIP , I WAS ALSO STATIONED AT THE MOTOR POOL , BUT MOST OF ALL I AM A JUNGLE EXPERT AND HELPED IN SOME OF THE TRAINING , . SOME OF YOU DID NOT KNOW THAT OUR CAMP WAS CANISTER CLORINED IN 1960 BY CASTRO AND THE BAY OF PIGS , THAT WAS A SORRY DAY . I AM A DISABLED VET BECAUSE OF IT TO THIS DAY . IT WAS SAD TO HEAR THAT THEY GAVE IT BACK TO THE PAMAMANENS? . WE DEFENDED IT . EX JWTC MEMBER, I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER , THANKS


Name: chand Rana
Email: rbchand@enet.com.np
Date: Sunday, March 24, 2002
Time: 12:26:29 AM

Comments

i'm incharge of Special task force, Nepal police. i want to share experiences with the officers involved in thesame fields of other countries


Name: Chand Rana
Email: rbchand@enet.com.np
Date: Sunday, March 24, 2002
Time: 12:23:29 AM

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Name: RickSwallers
Email: ricks54@earthlink.net
Date: Saturday, March 23, 2002
Time: 08:06:02 AM

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Name: Noordin Idris
Email: alangid@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2002
Time: 09:26:40 AM

Comments

I am the Deputy Commandant of the Para Military Training Center of the Royal Malaysia Police and would like to share the experience with all veterans of the JOTC.


Name: Toler
Email: jtoler@citlink.net
Date: Friday, March 08, 2002
Time: 08:58:25 PM

Comments

the training was the most arduous i encountered in my time in the military....sadly we suffered a casualty...1974- Doc fell from the rappel cliff, wasn't roped off, split him from anus to solar plexus, pulverized his pelvis and vertebrae.....Doc, God be with you....


Name: Ryan Meinecke
Email: ryan-meinecke@uiowa.edu
Date: Wednesday, March 06, 2002
Time: 07:17:46 PM

Comments

i am an officer in the iowa army national guard, and i am very interested in looking into some jungle survival and warfare schools. what are some options available to me?


Name: Ryan Meinecke
Email: ryan-meinecke@uiowa.edu
Date: Wednesday, March 06, 2002
Time: 07:17:36 PM

Comments

i am an officer in the iowa army national guard, and i am very interested in looking into some jungle survival and warfare schools. what are some options available to me?


Name: Jeff Ramsey
Email: jramsey@accumulators.com
Date: Monday, March 04, 2002
Time: 01:13:42 PM

Comments

I feel sorry for all the troops that will not get a chance to vacation in Panama. Served my time with 2/327 FT Cambell. Assigned to "NO SLACK" bat 2/86 left for Panama 4/86. Nice start! Had alot of fun in the sun while there.


Name: jramsey@accumulators.com
Email: jra
Date: Monday, March 04, 2002
Time: 01:08:37 PM

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Name: Larry M. Richardson(The Rock)
Email: larryrckmn52@aol.com
Date: Saturday, March 02, 2002
Time: 12:01:18 PM

Comments

Attended training with 3/325 Inf Recon plt19 81. A great place to soldier.To bad the Brass is blinded by the light.


Name:
Email: bmallick@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2002
Time: 12:17:50 PM

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Name: Bruce
Email: b
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2002
Time: 12:15:31 PM

Comments

Great site, I willhave to go back in my pictures and dig out some from 1973-1976.We started GREEN HELL thanks to then SFC Losannno(SP)I have a picture of me going up the ladder. The first time in was run, They chopper reppled in and STABO out after running the course. They went on the reef and then climbed the cliff on a net.We trained the Rangers when they first formed.


Name: steve bausemer
Email: steve.bausemer@perkinelmer.com
Date: Monday, January 28, 2002
Time: 12:46:20 PM

Comments

the web site is excellent;i attended jotc with Co. A 1/327th INF.(101st ABN)in 1976;it was a blast!!!


Name: Sgt. Bret Kelly USA Ret.
Email: bretkelly@mindspring.com
Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2002
Time: 11:13:52 AM

Comments

My name is Bret Kelly and I was in 2nd BN 187th Rakasans at Ft. Kobbe. I was a medic and worked as Sr. Medic for each of the line companies in the BN. I formaly attended JOTC in 1986 and provided medical coverage for it on numerous occasions. When another unit would back out or miss their class date our Battalion commander would send us, consiquently I have actualy attended JOTC 6 times. When this school closes it will mean the loss of one of the most effective training environments of the US Military, and I feel will result in a drop in the effectivness of military personell to operate in a tropical environment. What the Hell could the brass be thinking? They will "kinder gentler" the military into the laughing stock of the world. You cannot rely on technology alone, it takes guts, knowlage, and intense realistic training in order to perform to a standard that not only will result in the accomplishment of the mission but in the survival of the young men and women performing that mission.


Name: Keith Felts
Email: kfelts@contractor.net
Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2002
Time: 08:34:30 PM

Comments

I was lucky enough to have provided some support to the JOTC when they were deactivating. Things at Sherman will never be the same.


Name: Paul Westmoreland
Email: westpaul2015@aol.com
Date: 1/15/02
Time: 1:35:07 AM

Comments

i went through the school in august of 1986 i was in the USMC with 2/8 out of camp geiger N.C. we had Rangers and Marines training us itwas definately an experience the training was excellent and the jungle was brutal, i will never forget it.


Name: ogbonna john
Email: johog@webmails.com
Date: 1/13/02
Time: 8:57:08 PM

Comments

i mind a school how would give me a scholarship for the marine navigation


Name: ogbonna john
Email: johog@webmails.com
Date: 1/13/02
Time: 8:53:54 PM

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Name: SGT KELLY F.O. 2/7 FA
Email: adamkelly70@aol.com
Date: 1/13/02
Time: 4:02:05 AM

Comments

Thanks for the site. I have fond memories of two rotations through the best school in my short military experience A 2/87 INF 10th MTN DIV. Especially enjoyed watching a certain prick 2nd LT suck wind during the FTX. Thanks and God Bless to the cadre that made it all possible.


Name: Louis Luongo
Email: LouisLuongo@att.net
Date: 1/13/02
Time: 2:08:28 AM

Comments

Jungle school was a great time. Some of the funniest time in the army. It's to bad that soilders will not be able to take advantage of the school. 1-325 AIR, 82nd, Sept. 92 'ALL THE WAY'


Name: Pat Morrison
Email: morrisonpw@hqda.army.mil / patwillmo@aol.com 
Date: 1/11/02
Time: 8:31:35 AM

Comments

Gentlemen,

Trying to contact COL Tom Heaney(former JOTB Bn Commander) and CPT(P)Ken Haynes(former JOTB S1) both served at the time of JOTC closing. Roger if you are reading these messages drop me a e-mail at morrisonpw@hqda.army.mil or patwillmo@aol.com I am serving at the Pentagon on the Army Staff for a LTG Riggs.

Thanks, Pat Morrison


Name: Joe Ogershok
Email: JOgershok@aol.com
Date: 1/7/02
Time: 8:24:17 PM

Comments

I was with the 3/7 SFG(A) twice (1/75 to 10/76 & 7/79 to 12/81) and helped support the school on a number of occasions. Jumped many time into Ft. Sherman airstrip/parade ground. I was in the last NCO Academy Class and took jumpmaster school at Ft. Sherman.


Name: Charles Barnes
Email: chuckbarnestx@aol.com
Date: 1/6/02
Time: 11:28:24 AM

Comments

I attended JOTC in Oct, 1985 with the 3/4 ADA 82nd Abn Div. It was Quite an experience.


Name: Stephen Crary (former USN QM2)
Email: s_j_c@bellsouth.net
Date: 1/6/02
Time: 2:13:10 AM

Comments

It's a shame to see some things come to an end. In this case I feel a certain sense of loss. My family was stationed in Panama in the early to mid 70's, and I remember when my father ( SSGT. J. Crary) would take me to work with him. Not just a "father and son" type thing either. He would actually teach me jungle survival and I even remember a lot of it to this day. Heck I've often woundered what ever became of that blind python and it's kid. A big sigh for the past, and for the future of that place.


Name: Stephen Crary (former UNS QM2)
Email: s_j_c@bellsouth.net
Date: 1/6/02
Time: 2:11:54 AM

Comments

It's a shame to see some things come to an end. In this case I feel a certain sense of loss. My family was stationed in Panama in the early to mid 70's, and I remember when my father ( SSGT. J. Crary) would take me to work with him. Not just a "father and son" type thing either. He would actually teach me jungle survival and I even remember a lot of it to this day. Heck I've often woundered what ever became of that blind python and it's kid. A big sigh for the past, and for the future of that place.


Name: Andrew Alvidrez
Email: aalvidrez@m18a1.org
Date: 1/5/02
Time: 10:56:35 PM

Comments

Served Panama 1987-1990. 1/187th and 5/87th A.T. Plt. Many memories, good and bad of the Jungla. Great place to train, fish, scuba and wonder.


Name: John Snyder
Email: jw508@yahoo.com
Date: 1/1/02
Time: 2:24:46 AM

Comments

was in the 508th from 62 - 65 at fort Kobbe Co. C 3rd Bn I had a great vacation at the JWTC the monkey meat was great and the ants we'll you had to be there. Would like to hear from 508th jumpers.


Name: John Snyder
Email: jw508@yahoo.com
Date: 1/1/02
Time: 2:24:25 AM

Comments

was in the 508th from 62 - 65 at fort Kobbe Co. C 3rd Bn I had a great vacation at the JWTC the monkey meat was great and the ants we'll you had to be there. Would like to hear from 508th jumpers.


Name: John Snyder
Email: jw508@yahoo.com
Date: 1/1/02
Time: 2:24:19 AM

Comments

was in the 508th from 62 - 65 at fort Kobbe Co. C 3rd Bn I had a great vacation at the JWTC the monkey meat was great and the ants we'll you had to be there. Would like to hear from 508th jumpers.


Name: John Snyder
Email: jw508@yahoo.com
Date: 1/1/02
Time: 2:16:00 AM

Comments

was with the 508th Co. C went threw it any 08 jumpers out there get hold of me. the monkey meat was great or was that snake.


Name: dennis greer
Email: flyrod85@hotmail.com
Date: 12/28/01
Time: 6:46:12 PM

Comments

my name dennis greer i went threw the school in 76 it was a great school the tranning i received there was some of the best in my career. if you know of anyone that has a jungle patch please let me know mine was destroyed in a house fire.


Name: dennis greer
Email: flyrod85@hotmail.com
Date: 12/28/01
Time: 6:45:59 PM

Comments

my name dennis greer i went threw the school in 76 it was a great school the tranning i received there was some of the best in my career. if you know of anyone that has a jungle patch please let me know mine was destroyed in a house fire.


Name: dennis greer
Email: flyrod85@hotmail.com
Date: 12/28/01
Time: 6:45:52 PM

Comments

my name dennis greer i went threw the school in 76 it was a great school the tranning i received there was some of the best in my career. if you know of anyone that has a jungle patch please let me know mine was destroyed in a house fire.


Name: dennis greer
Email: flyrod85@hotmail.com
Date: 12/28/01
Time: 6:45:46 PM

Comments

my name dennis greer i went threw the school in 76 it was a great school the tranning i received there was some of the best in my career. if you know of anyone that has a jungle patch please let me know mine was destroyed in a house fire.


Name: Charles Ellenbeck
Email: cellen75@aol.com
Date: 12/28/01
Time: 4:28:01 PM

Comments

I was assigned to the 4/10th from May 80 to Jul 83..we were usually detailed to jotc one week per month....I attended PNOC there in 82....will never forget the company "jungle wedge" though the mohingas swamp ....great times....I will retire 1 Feb 2002.....went to Ft Davis as an E-1...leaving as an E-8....could have done worse i guess..


Name: Robert Paul
Email: mike_paul_42025@yahoo.com
Date: 12/28/01
Time: 11:02:05 AM

Comments

Attended Jungle School in May 69 enroute to RVN. Great experience and one heck of a confidence builder. Glad I attended.


Name: Robert Paul
Email: mike_paul_42025@yahoo.com
Date: 12/28/01
Time: 11:01:44 AM

Comments

Attended Jungle School in May 69 enroute to RVN. Great experience and one heck of a confidence builder. Glad I attended.


Name:
Email:
Date: 12/24/01
Time: 10:26:26 AM

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Name: Sgt. E. Masters
Email: Masters533@aol.com
Date: 12/22/01
Time: 12:34:53 AM

Comments

I too am a Jungle Expert who was properly trained at our Ft. Sherman. I also served in Operation Just Cause with the 7th Special Forces Group. Now I am a private Bodyguard in Las Vegas. I really enjoy your Website, Thank you!


Name: steven duane smith
Email: dsmith@pcez.com
Date: 12/18/01
Time: 9:16:07 PM

Comments

thank you very much for all you hard work and production of this web page. i tought the same trainning in 1966-1968 out of fort kobbe airborne div. 105 th


Name: Jody Jones (Sgt.) 1987
Email: banjody@hotmail.com
Date: 12/11/01
Time: 4:11:59 PM

Comments

Been a while since I thought about Jungle Expert Training, thanks for the flashback......


Name: James Jennings
Email: jamesijen@aol.com
Date: 12/9/01
Time: 7:37:49 PM

Comments

I was stationed at Fort Sherman from OCT 1988 to JAN 1991(HHQ JOTC then JOTB). This brings back a lot of memories- some good and some not so good. Thanks for putting up this web site.


Name: Dan Kirtland
Email: MajorDK@sfahq.com
Date: 12/8/01
Time: 8:16:06 PM

Comments

I enjoyed visiting your aite as I went through the Jungle Ops Crs on my way to the 5th Special Forces Grp in Vietnam late in Jul'68. Never ate any monkey aside from that during the food classes..... did poach a few bananas here and there. Remember not wearing uder shorts because of the crotch rot the extreme humidity caused. Left Panama cetain I was a deadman enroute to Vietnam based on the booby trap training. It probably saved my life in 'nam.

Major Dan Kirtland, USA Ret.


Name: Dan Kirtland
Email: MajorDK@sfahq.com
Date: 12/8/01
Time: 8:16:00 PM

Comments

I enjoyed visiting your aite as I went through the Jungle Ops Crs on my way to the 5th Special Forces Grp in Vietnam late in Jul'68. Never ate any monkey aside from that during the food classes..... did poach a few bananas here and there. Remember not wearing uder shorts because of the crotch rot the extreme humidity caused. Left Panama cetain I was a deadman enroute to Vietnam based on the booby trap training. It probably saved my life in 'nam.

Major Dan Kirtland, USA Ret.


Name: Wolf
Email: maddwolf@hotmail.com
Date: 12/7/01
Time: 2:53:35 AM

Comments

Hot and wet, ALL the time it seemed like. Too busy to really see any of the sights/animals/plants as we humped on by. Sometimes a big blur. Learned a lot though, and things that saved my ass. Any of us that were there are all the better for it. Hoowah!


Name: SPC. A. SCOTT
Email: SCOTT62J@TICON.NET
Date: 12/6/01
Time: 7:07:25 PM

Comments

I ATTENDED JOTC IN 1993 W/ THE 101ST AIRBORNE. I WANT TO KNOW WHERE I CAN FIND A SUBDUED AND COLOR JUNGLE EXPERT PATCH FOR A SHADOW BOX. IF ANYBODY KNOWS PLEASE EMAIL ME!! IT WAS THE BEST TRAINING I HAD IN THE ARMY!!!!


Name: G. Parker
Email: gparker@bop.gov
Date: 12/6/01
Time: 3:54:30 PM

Comments

June, 1979. A lean 175 lb. 18 year watched the pay-load ramp of a C-141 open. And as the sweltering humid air almost immediately soaked my fatigues, I wondered "MAN WHAT AM I DOING HERE"??? The Wetness, the heat, the mud, the cliffs, the black palm and the sounds that seemed to close-in as I occupied the platoon LPOP, certainly linger fresh in my mind. Learning to operate in what I consider to be the most Miserable conditions you can heap on a man, was one of numerous Milestones which instilled an inner confidence like no other! I lost a good Watch when my buddy and I swam a Poncho Raft across that lagoon. Received my Training Certificate on my 19th Birthday. I haven't complained about anything life could throw at me since!!!


Name: David de la Sierra "doc"
Email: DSierra66@aol.com
Date: 12/2/01
Time: 12:38:49 PM

Comments

I went thru in Oct 89 with 4th BN 17th Inf 7th ID...great course I am sorry to hear it's gone.

doc


Name: David de la Sierra "doc"
Email: DSierra66@aol.com
Date: 12/2/01
Time: 12:38:27 PM

Comments

I went thru in Oct 89 with 4th BN 17th Inf 7th ID...great course I am sorry to hear it's gone.

doc


Name: SGT Weichseldorfer, Lou
Email: OLDMANLOU@msn.com
Date: 11/25/01
Time: 8:31:58 PM

Comments

I attended JOTC in Dec.'96, prior to ETS'ing in Jan.'97. I served with the 642nd Engineer Company (CSE)- Ft. Drum, N.Y. It was a deployment that I thought that I could dodge, but they sent me anyway. Probably, because I ran my mouth about being a short timer.


Name: Bob Werner
Email: kilnmaker@aol.com
Date: 11/19/01
Time: 12:17:46 AM

Comments

When I there I was a hard assed 18 year old straight from Nam. I was destined for bigger and better things and the training saved my life and the lives of many others. It also enabled the lives of certain undesiralbes to be terminated with prejudice. I often think of the lessons I learned and thank each and every on of the dirty bastards who crammed them into me.


Name: Jamie Daffron
Email: jamiedaffron@hotmail.com
Date: 11/14/01
Time: 1:21:53 PM

Comments

I never went to the school but the people who taught me did. There is a need for the school. what will they do for formal jungle training. Just because we are conserned with the desert for the most part. Us military people still need jungle training.


Name:
Email:
Date: 11/13/01
Time: 4:01:01 AM

Comments

maldanado and descota we will not forget you


Name: Brad Van Zant
Email: varthkur@hotmail.com
Date: 11/13/01
Time: 3:49:30 AM

Comments

I was in C Co 5/87th INF from mar. 93 to feb. 96 participated in the jotb program to many times to count opfor all the way. "only 10 more clicks to the chagres (groan)" anyways would like to talk with other wildcats from panama please e-mail me I have contacted several 5/87th alumni and looking for more. also bill thoelke if your out there email me buddy its been too long.


Name: R. Kurt Menning
Email: maverik106@gotomy.com
Date: 11/12/01
Time: 1:25:04 AM

Comments

Gentlemen, I just watched..I believe...the last segment of the series on "Band of Brothers" and I think it was the best and most stirring of the series. I was with the USAF in Korea from the Pusan Perimeter July 1950 to Jan. 1952 and unfortunately, I was one of several GI's that were "Yanks" and put into a southern outfit (as replacements) from North Carolina. My biggest regret of the war was that we 3 yanks were treated badly and reminded constantly that we were not "really part of their group". I keep hearing from other Ex GI's about the "esprit de Corps" in their units and how they enjoy getting together. For me, although I certainly had it easier than the "dog faces" in the trenches, I had to fight not only the North Koreans, and the Chinese, but the "rebels". It is just too damn bad that a few southerners still feel it is necessary to fight the Civil War over and over again instead of "being a band of brothers". Of course this was back in 1950-52. When I got back to the states and got married, I bought a car that had New York license plates..what a mistake that was because my last assignment was to Eglin AFB. I actually..while in uniform..had 2 gas stations in Alabama refuse to sell me gas. I could tell about 20 more similar stories. I hope all of the services now try to discourage this discrimination and work towards unity in each and every outfit. I actually envy men that served in outfits that had the kind of love and comradship that the men of Easy Company had.


Name: Sgt Hernandez, Eric 91BN9
Email: xaviers65@earthlink.net
Date: 11/11/01
Time: 5:54:15 PM

Comments

Good site, brought good memories back. I was stationed at Ft Kobbe with the 5/87th light Inf Bn from 97 to 99, did 3 rotations and 2 platoon exchange w/El Salvador and Colombia, Great Training, will miss it for ever!, looking back now, Those long weeks were the best of my training in Panama.


Name: Sgt Hernandez, Eric 91BN9
Email: xaviers65@earthlink.net
Date: 11/11/01
Time: 5:53:59 PM

Comments

Good site, brought good memories back. I was stationed at Ft Kobbe with the 5/87th light Inf Bn from 97 to 99, did 3 rotations and 2 platoon exchange w/El Salvador and Colombia, Great Training, will miss it for ever!, looking back now, Those long weeks were the best of my training in Panama.


Name: Sgt Hernandez, Eric 91BN9
Email: xaviers65@earthlink.net
Date: 11/11/01
Time: 5:53:22 PM

Comments

Good site, brought good memories back. I was stationed at Ft Kobbe with the 5/87th light Inf Bn from 97 to 99, did 3 rotations and 2 platoon exchange w/El Salvador and Colombia, Great Training, will miss it for ever!, looking back now, Those long weeks were the best of my training in Panama.


Name: SGT K Smith
Email: aloha25@msn.com
Date: 11/9/01
Time: 2:05:06 AM

Comments

Just wanted to say your site is pretty cool,Panama had some awsome training. I've been through two rotations one in July 94 with Cco 2/162nd INF from Oregon that was the one that made up my mind to go active.I went again in August 98 , right before the turn over, with Cco 3/327th INF from the 101st. both rotations were as a mortar maggot.The mortar manuever course was no joke! I have great memories from both trips.Thanks to JOTB I found something I love to do. I'm still serving although with 1/27th in the 25th tropic lightning. Thanks for the trip down memory road.


Name: SGT K Smith
Email: aloha25@msn.com
Date: 11/9/01
Time: 2:03:56 AM

Comments

Just wanted to say your site is pretty cool,Panama had some awsome training. I've been through two rotations one in July 94 with Cco 2/162nd INF from Oregon that was the one that made up my mind to go active.I went again in August 98 , right before the turn over, with Cco 3/327th INF from the 101st. both rotations were as a mortar maggot.The mortar manuever course was no joke! I have great memories from both trips.Thanks to JOTB I found something I love to do. I'm still serving although with 1/27th in the 25th tropic lightning. Thanks for the trip down memory road.


Name: SGT K Smith
Email: aloha25@msn.com
Date: 11/9/01
Time: 2:02:47 AM

Comments

Just wanted to say your site is pretty cool,Panama had some awsome training. I've been through two rotations one in July 94 with Cco 2/162nd INF from Oregon that was the one that made up my mind to go active.I went again in August 98 , right before the turn over, with Cco 3/327th INF from the 101st. both rotations were as a mortar maggot.The mortar manuever course was no joke! I have great memories from both trips.Thanks to JOTB I found something I love to do. I'm still serving although with 1/27th in the 25th tropic lightning. Thanks for the trip down memory road.


Name:
Email: darrell@ak.net
Date: 11/3/01
Time: 8:56:41 PM

Comments

October 1976 mud, ants, crabs, rain, "green" meat in the mess hall .25c beer and a buck for a pint of rum. we had a blast. 82ABN


Name: redneckhunta
Email: redneckhunta@junglist.com
Date: 10/31/01
Time: 2:21:04 PM

Comments

fuck any drum an bass hata


Name: samir
Email: icemen37@hotmail.com
Date: 10/31/01
Time: 5:54:41 AM

Comments

sir ! i want to become a army officer .and i like very much this job. and what is the purpose of training and join the army .plz give me some sugestion. bye


Name: samir
Email: icemen37@hotmail.com
Date: 10/31/01
Time: 5:51:35 AM

Comments

sir ! i want to become a army officer .and i like very much this job. and what is the purpose of training and join the army .plz give me some sugestion. bye


Name: GREG WILSON
Email: HORSEMAN339@AOL.COM
Date: 10/30/01
Time: 8:39:49 PM

Comments

C COMPANY 2/505 PIR HERES A MEMORY !!! 4,000,000 CRABS , EVEN IN THE TREES , NOT 2 MENTION THE ANTS TRYIN TO EAT THRU THE NETTING WHILE YOU SLEPT!!I WAS ABSOLUTELY MISERABLE AND WOULD BRING MY BOYS IF IT REOPENS!


Name: GREG WILSON
Email:
Date: 10/30/01
Time: 8:39:15 PM

Comments

C COMPANY 2/505 PIR HERES A MEMORY !!! 4,000,000 CRABS , EVEN IN THE TREES , NOT 2 MENTION THE ANTS TRYIN TO EAT THRU THE NETTING WHILE YOU SLEPT!!I WAS ABSOLUTELY MISERABLE AND WOULD BRING MY BOYS IF IT REOPENS!


Name: Vernon Davis
Email: decatur1417@aol.com
Date: 10/30/01
Time: 6:56:25 PM

Comments

I was at the JOTC with C-Battery, 2-8 FA in May-June of 1989. Up until that time, I had only read about the Canal Zone in school books. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine I would see Panama up close and personal.


Name: A Kissel
Email: Aokissel@aol.com
Date: 10/30/01
Time: 6:51:10 PM

Comments

I was at JOTC in 1984 with the 1st 325 from the 82d.It was one of the highlights of my 6+ years in Division. I was in the 82d AVN Bn and it gave me the opportunity to see how the other half lived.


Name: Jess
Email: j99rider@yahoo.com
Date: 10/25/01
Time: 11:02:24 PM

Comments

Thumbs up. JOTC Grad 1986 MSG Jesss Gaylor Ret


Name: THOMAS H. HERTZOG
Email: THSKATER@AOL.COM
Date: 10/24/01
Time: 6:09:38 PM

Comments

WHATA SITE! JUST SETTING HERE GOING OVER SOME OF THE COMMENTS FROM PAST JOTC STAFF AND CLASS MEMBERS REALLY MADE MY DAY.THERE ARE SOME THINGS I FORGOT ABOUT! BUT, BOY THIS WEBSITE BROUGHT BACK SOME MEMORIES.OH YEA WHATA BUFFET!! THANK FOR ALL THE INFO. IT KEPT ME ALIVE. THANKS AGAIN


Name: Kicking Ass!
Email:
Date: 10/17/01
Time: 6:51:51 PM

Comments

Check out the last photo on this page (click on this link). http://www.beatlestribute.com/WTC.htm


Name: herbi francis
Email:
Date: 10/15/01
Time: 12:18:04 PM

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Name: herbi francis
Email:
Date: 10/15/01
Time: 12:17:57 PM

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Name: Greg Barrack
Email: gregory.barrack@js.pentagon.mil
Date: 10/14/01
Time: 5:06:48 PM

Comments

I see no one's provided an update on MAJ Wallace C. "Cole" Hogan since CPT Boyer's a few weeks back. It deeply saddens me to confirm that John is correct -- Cole was killed in the line of duty by the attack of 11 Sep. Paid respects at his funeral Fri 12 Oct 01. Our nation most certainly lost one of our best. Please keep Pat and Cole's folks and family in your prayers -- they are absolutely the best of people. Many guys from Cole's time at JOTB showed up: Olague, Delacruz, Beavens, Guillette, Cordova, et al. LTC (P) Heaney spoke at the funeral as did MG Kensinger (you may recall MG Kensinger was the USARSO Cdr when many of us were there. Cole ended up as MG Kensinger's exec). Chaplain was a man of strong faith, an Airborne Ranger with a Ranger Batt Scroll combat patch -- he spoke with great conviction, you would've approved. Arlington County Police's motorcycle division out did themselves -- actually shut down I-95 for the procession from Belvoir Chapel to Arlington -- they were at attention & saluting at each intersection the entire route. The 3d Infantry Old Guard performed perfectly. GEN Shenseki and his wife were at Arlington. Don't know what you think of the CSA, but he is the real deal and you could see that every burial is driving nails in his soul. The CSA's actions brings to mind a concept Cole lived every day -- devotion -- to family, friends, our fellow soldiers, our great nation, and our Creator. It was an honor to serve with so many great soldiers at JOTB, it was an honor to serve with soldiers like CPT Hogan.


Name: Greg Barrack
Email: gregory.barrack@js.pentagon.mil
Date: 10/14/01
Time: 5:06:20 PM

Comments

I see no one's provided an update on MAJ Wallace C. "Cole" Hogan since CPT Boyer's a few weeks back. It deeply saddens me to confirm that John is correct -- Cole was killed in the line of duty by the attack of 11 Sep. Paid respects at his funeral Fri 12 Oct 01. Our nation most certainly lost one of our best. Please keep Pat and Cole's folks and family in your prayers -- they are absolutely the best of people. Many guys from Cole's time at JOTB showed up: Olague, Delacruz, Beavens, Guillette, Cordova, et al. LTC (P) Heaney spoke at the funeral as did MG Kensinger (you may recall MG Kensinger was the USARSO Cdr when many of us were there. Cole ended up as MG Kensinger's exec). Chaplain was a man of strong faith, an Airborne Ranger with a Ranger Batt Scroll combat patch -- he spoke with great conviction, you would've approved. Arlington County Police's motorcycle division out did themselves -- actually shut down I-95 for the procession from Belvoir Chapel to Arlington -- they were at attention & saluting at each intersection the entire route. The 3d Infantry Old Guard performed perfectly. GEN Shenseki and his wife were at Arlington. Don't know what you think of the CSA, but he is the real deal and you could see that every burial is driving nails in his soul. The CSA's actions brings to mind a concept Cole lived every day -- devotion -- to family, friends, our fellow soldiers, our great nation, and our Creator. It was an honor to serve with so many great soldiers at JOTB, it was an honor to serve with soldiers like CPT Hogan.


Name: Bob Werner
Email: kilnmaker@aol.com
Date: 10/13/01
Time: 11:18:31 PM

Comments

One of the greatest vacations I ever had in the mid sixties. One hell of a senior trip.


Name: Nick
Email: nhouser@one-eleven.net
Date: 10/13/01
Time: 2:27:22 PM

Comments

Commando 3/5 193 infantry Ft. Kobbe CZ 76-79 Greatest time in my life. We were also sent to the jungle as "THE ENEMY" so you JOTC trainies had some one to shot at. Best time in my life. Great experience. Planning on returning to Panama soon. Enjoy all comunications with prior services stationed their. email your experiences.


Name: James Thompson
Email: swatninja@msn.com
Date: 10/9/01
Time: 10:56:40 PM

Comments

I was in B 1/508 93-94 and B 5/87 97-99.I really miss the awesome times we had at Ft. Sherman and all over Central and South America. I've also served with B 3/187, 1/505, and 1/327. I hope the Army realizes that these new soldiers coming in today need to experience the effects of the jungle on operations. I'll close with,"BEES!!! BREAK CONTACT!!!!"


Name: Brian M TORKAR
Email: btorkar@state.pa.us
Date: 10/9/01
Time: 4:35:37 AM

Comments

Great experience. I attended the course in '93 and '94 with 10th Mountain Division 3-14 infantry. outstanding school and lots of lessons learned. The best training I ever went through. "SCOUTS OUT"


Name: shannon fielder
Email: bigsarge27@hotmail.com
Date: 10/4/01
Time: 7:28:30 PM

Comments

outstanding


Name: CPT John M. Boyer (last HHC JOTB CDR)
Email: Jmboyer1@aol.com
Date: 9/26/01
Time: 1:00:20 AM

Comments

Fellow JOTB'ers, Just wanted to stop by to express my deepest condolences and respects to the family of MAJ Wallace Cole Hogan Jr., (Cole to us at JOTB) and to those of us that served with him. Today (25 Sept 2001) I read from a list the Army published and unless my info. was faulty (which I can only pray that it was), Cole was killed in the Pentagon on 11 September 2001 from the plane that hit the Pentagon. I don't have any way to double-check this info. or have any additional insight, but the list seemed pretty official. It listed him as 40 years old (he sure didn't look near that age at Ft. Sherman) and from Florida. Maybe its a wild coincidence? Hopefully so...

Cole was the SF instructor (Team 7?, I forget) for Alpha Co. and was an outstanding guy in every respect...a very professional officer, fun guy to be around...just wish I could have served w/him more, as we had different jobs in different companies at JOTB. I distinctly remember him telling me how he was going to get married to Pat, the Air Force doctor he met on the Pacific side, and how he got the Pentagon job so that they could be assigned together (Pat at an AFB near D.C.--maybe Andrews, as a guess). I remember Cole stopping by my office just to talk every so often, or giving me advice, etc...a really great guy. Don't know what else to say except that we lost a great guy in Cole...Pat and family I am deeply sorry for your loss. If I can do anything please don't hesitate to call.

Best wishes, John M. Boyer CPT, IN DLI

(831) 393-1433 218 Tunisia Road Seaside, CA 93955


Name: ROBERT"BONES"MALONE
Email: malonebighill@aol.com
Date: 9/25/01
Time: 11:40:18 PM

Comments

in may of 84'panama had thier first elections in 17yrs.i was down town in panama city at nite had a car load of NG,so they cuold cash thier checks(guess where)any way we were goin down a one way street came to a T had to left or right all of a sudden a guy w/a shot gun leveled it at my car and fired,took out the right head lite,i turned sharply left towards ave of the america's in front of the SS building got back to post(clayton)told mp'swhat had happened we looked the car over(provost marshall is here now)the car had 22bullet holes in it no one in the car was hurt(i lost my car)all the window's were gone,one young kid did soil his pants on the way back to post.just another exciting story from panama in 84'DAN MALONE 1/187INF,FT CLAYTON CSCPLT.THX FOR THE GREAT SITE.


Name: ROBERT"BONES"MALONE
Email: malonebighill@aol.com
Date: 9/25/01
Time: 11:38:25 PM

Comments

in may of 84'panama had thier first elections in 17yrs.i was down town in panama city at nite had a car load of NG,so they cuold cash thier checks(guess where)any way we were goin down a one way street came to a T had to left or right all of a sudden a guy w/a shot gun leveled it at my car and fired,took out the right head lite,i turned sharply left towards ave of the america's in front of the SS building got back to post(clayton)told mp'swhat had happened we looked the car over(provost marshall is here now)the car had 22bullet holes in it no one in the car was hurt(i lost my car)all the window's were gone,one young kid did soil his pants on the way back to post.just another exciting story from panama in 84'DAN MALONE 1/187INF,FT CLAYTON CSCPLT.THX FOR THE GREAT SITE.


Name: ROBERT"BONES"MALONE
Email: malonebighill@aol.com
Date: 9/25/01
Time: 11:36:55 PM

Comments

in may of 84'panama had thier first elections in 17yrs.i was down town in panama city at nite had a car load of NG,so they cuold cash thier checks(guess where)any way we were goin down a one way street came to a T had to left or right all of a sudden a guy w/a shot gun leveled it at my car and fired,took out the right head lite,i turned sharply left towards ave of the america's in front of the SS building got back to post(clayton)told mp'swhat had happened we looked the car over(provost marshall is here now)the car had 22bullet holes in it no one in the car was hurt(i lost my car)all the window's were gone,one young kid did soil his pants on the way back to post.just another exciting story from panama in 84'DAN MALONE 1/187INF,FT CLAYTON CSCPLT.THX FOR THE GREAT SITE.


Name: ROBERT"BONES"MALONE
Email: malonebighill@aol.com
Date: 9/25/01
Time: 11:35:03 PM

Comments

in may of 84'panama had thier first elections in 17yrs.i was down town in panama city at nite had a car load of NG,so they cuold cash thier checks(guess where)any way we were goin down a one way street came to a T had to left or right all of a sudden a guy w/a shot gun leveled it at my car and fired,took out the right head lite,i turned sharply left towards ave of the america's in front of the SS building got back to post(clayton)told mp'swhat had happened we looked the car over(provost marshall is here now)the car had 22bullet holes in it no one in the car was hurt(i lost my car)all the window's were gone,one young kid did soil his pants on the way back to post.just another exciting story from panama in 84'DAN MALONE 1/187INF,FT CLAYTON CSCPLT.THX FOR THE GREAT SITE.


Name: SSG DARREN SMITH
Email: w90coupe@home.com
Date: 9/24/01
Time: 11:22:17 PM

Comments

I was JOTC back in 1989 with the 2/325 AIR. I really liked the course. I would like to hear from anyone that was there with the 82nd.


Name: Darren
Email: w90coupe@home.com
Date: 9/24/01
Time: 11:22:00 PM

Comments

I was JOTC back in 1989 with the 2/325 AIR. I really liked the course. I would like to hear from anyone that was there with the 82nd.


Name: SGT. TURNER
Email: TMANL62@YAHOO.COM
Date: 9/24/01
Time: 1:17:27 AM

Comments

I WAS STATIONED IN FORT DAVIS FOR TWO YEARS AND WENT THRU JOTC THREE TIMES AND NEVER RECIEVED A TAB,OR A CERTIFICATE IS THAT LOGICAL?


Name: SGT. TURNER
Email: TMANL62@YAHOO.COM
Date: 9/24/01
Time: 12:54:41 AM

Comments

I WAS STATIONED IN FORT DAVIS FOR TWO YEARS AND WENT THRU JOTC THREE TIMES AND NEVER RECIEVED A TAB, IS THAT LOGICAL?


Name: W.Barry DuBrosky
Email: SargJOTC@aol.com
Date: 9/21/01
Time: 5:22:49 AM

Comments

One of my most memorable assignments in my 24 year career. I attended JOTC in early 66 prior to RVN and then in mid 70's enjoyed a tour there as Chief of Tactics and then Support. In 86 my wife and I spent our honeymoon at Sherman, in the Jungle , slept in hammocks, dove on the wrecks in Limon Bay, and sunbathed at Hidden Beach. What a great time! About the third day of trekking thru the jungle my wife made the comment " I did'nt know that we would be on an Outward Bound honeymoon. She was thoroughly pleased. CSM Hargrove was there on his second tour and it was good to see him again. I love this website and visit it often.


Name: Steven E. Cook
Email: FOBCOOK@ aol.com
Date: 9/19/01
Time: 9:14:29 AM

Comments

Attended summer of 1967. I was assigned to the 3r Bn 506th Airborne Infantry, 101st Airborne Division. Attended with folks from the 503r Airborne Infantry of the 82 Airborne Division. Both of our battalions later sailed to South Vietnam on the same ship.


Name: PFC Ira E. Cooper
Email: dorothycooper@accn.org
Date: 9/17/01
Time: 5:35:35 PM

Comments

I was stationed at HHC 193 Infantry Brigade from 1984 to 1985 I was a Fire Support Specialist Airborne (13F1P) I was injured on a jump in Panama which ended my Military career. Would like to here from some of the guys from my old unit.


Name: SAM ARMES
Email: Armes71@aol.com
Date: 9/16/01
Time: 9:38:35 PM

Comments

I was stationed with the 8th Specail Forces Group 9th Phy.Warfair co. 8th Specail Forces Group Fort Gulick. July 1964-May 1966. I was Co.Motor Sgt. We spent a lot of time in the Bush. We did a lot of night marchs with full Battle gear,some of them lasted all night and into mid morning hours. I had a hand in building the V.C Village most of you fellows went thou while going thou jungle training. I think this is a great site.It brings back a lot of remembrance of good times, good things and fun places and People It's a sad thing that we gave up the Canal Zone. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL.


Name: Hank Corless
Email: corless@cableone.net
Date: 9/15/01
Time: 8:47:09 AM

Comments

Appreciate the site. I was in Panama with 193d,(4-10) from 1975-1978 and was many times an agressor for the school. Now retired, I think often of my tour in Panama.


Name: Bruce Rinderle
Email: ROEBRUCE85@cs.com
Date: 9/13/01
Time: 11:04:08 PM

Comments

What a find!!!! I was w/the 549th M.P.Co.Ft. Gulick from Oct.78-Oct.80 I spent one year stationed at J.O.T.C.w/ a 12 man Det.Worked 11 days on 3 days off,6days were spent standing the gate,and driving our one jeep on patrol. 5 days were in training. (Choice of agressing you grunts or going through night compass AGAIN!!)I could write a four volume set on this time frame of my life. All of your comments have brought serious memories to the surface.Anyone remember SSG.St.Piere(Frenchy)former marine that joined the U.S. Army Also former French For. Leg.He was an Instructor during my time at Ft. Sherman. A man amongst men. My three days off were always (something you dont want your kids to know about). See ya.... D-Day


Name: Jeff L. Dintleman
Email: DintlemanJ@or-arng.ngb.army.mil
Date: 9/13/01
Time: 1:12:05 AM

Comments

Great Site, My name is SFC Jeff Dintleman, I am an AGR Stationed in Roseburg OR. I took a 6 year break of service after the invasion of Panama. I went through the school in Oct of 89 while on deployment with B CO 4/17 IN & stayed in country until late Jan. It's great to see that we have so many well trained veterans out there. I will continue to visit your site to see if there is any of the old Nasty Bravo out there. Thanks


Name: Sgt. Lawrence Lewis
Email: Shlarry@yahoo.com
Date: 9/12/01
Time: 9:46:10 PM

Comments

Lucky enough to participate in jungle training with 3rd Bn/ 87 Infantry as a USAR annual training. This was probably the highlight of my Army experience.


Name: Sgt.Frank Fernandez
Email: frank.fernandez@bellsouth.com
Date: 9/10/01
Time: 10:04:39 AM

Comments

Great site and info. As a former member of c/3/7 sfg (abn.) I was stationed at FT.Sherman and FT.Davis 1979-1982. Because that wimp of Carter gave the canal away, sources like yours are the way to keep the spirit of the JOTC alive. Remembering all who went through the Green Hell obstacle course and the Slide for your Life over the Chagres river, and many other fond memmories of Panama. Keep up the good works guys!


Name: L Evans
Email: Weps@datawarp.net
Date: 9/10/01
Time: 6:13:50 AM

Comments

I can't stand to see that such a fine school was closed. I am hopeful that the Joint Chiefs did the right thing and ensured our good soldiers and sailors are able to defend us.

I am proud to have served and respect every youngster who has the willingness and the tenacity to stand up for his/her country.

This is a good site!!! Keep up the fine work.

Weapons Chief, US Navy (Retired)


Name: Shane
Email: Badexit@cs.com
Date: 9/9/01
Time: 3:56:23 PM

Comments

Awesome site sir. 1/508th INF. (ABN) 1994


Name: Jesse J Jones Jr
Email: jejones@dscr.dla.mil
Date: 9/7/01
Time: 2:15:52 PM

Comments

An Outstanding Website


Name: Kehoe
Email: jkehoe@mindspring.com
Date: 8/30/01
Time: 10:04:28 PM

Comments

Good site. Great Training! I was with the 3-327th Inf (AASLT) in Aug. 1998. Anyone else from that rotation?


Name: (SSG) Lauren R. Pacini
Email: lpacini@adelphia.net
Date: 8/30/01
Time: 2:37:00 PM

Comments

I was assigned to 401st Special Operations Detachment, 8th Special Forces Group, Fort Gulick Canal Zone. Attended JOC Class 67-18 and was assigned as cadre at JOC in 67 and 68. I still have scars on my ankles from the sand fleas and my palms from good old black palm. Remember, at night, all the trees are black palm. Great site! Great memories! Continue the mission!


Name: Michael Cooper
Email: Lilcoop7797@aol.com
Date: 8/30/01
Time: 2:32:41 PM

Comments

I attended JOTC, RECONDO and NCO Academy while stationed there after my return from Vietnam and before returning to Vietnam. I remember every minute of it and relive it regularly, gladly. It was great training and the staff and instructors were fantastic. Unlike X42 in Nam, there weren't the luxuries of dry footwear or such, but the jungle was as real as it gets anywhere. Brings back memories....great place


Name: deb hake
Email: ddm2411@aol.com
Date: 8/26/01
Time: 7:36:22 PM

Comments

hi! my name is deb and i was in the 984th military police company stationed at fort carson colorado. in the summer of 1979 iwent through the jungle warfare training at ft. sherman. wow what an experience. i have never forgotton it. it is great that you have a web site. and it would be fun to talk with someone who went through the training also!


Name: MAJ Darryl Ward
Email: wardd@hua.army.mil
Date: 8/24/01
Time: 1:20:17 PM

Comments

I was a former "Snake 2".

Nice memories and good training.


Name: anthony  young
Email: sgtyoung85@aol.com
Date: 8/24/01
Time: 7:55:25 AM

Comments

This is a great web site. I served with the 7th Infantry Division(light) from 1989-1993. I was a member of the 4th bn 17th Inf Reg. From late Oct 89 through early Feb 90, we took part in operations Nimrod Dancer and Just Cause. The month of Nov 89 we went through jungle training. Out of all of my army experience of 9 years on active duty, jungle training was the most challenging and rewarding experience. It still lives with me today along with the entire Panama intervention.


Name: anthony young
Email: sgtyoung85@aol.com
Date: 8/22/01
Time: 9:08:33 AM

Comments

this is a great web site. i served with the 7th infantry division(light) from 1989-1993. i was a member of the 4th bn 17th inf reg. from late oct 89 through early feb 90, we took part in operations nimrod dancer and just cause. the month of nov 89 we went through jungle training. out of all of my army experience of 9 years on active duty, jungle training was the most challenging and rewarding experience. it still lives with me today along with the entire panama intervention.


Name: Anthony C. Pinheiro
Email: parabellumpqdt@yahoo.com.br
Date: 8/21/01
Time: 12:26:19 PM

Comments

" Por mais que na batalha se vença um ou mais inimigos a vitória sobre si mesmo é a maior de todas as vitórias" Sun-Tzu.

I'm Brazilian Airborne and Jungle Warrior of "CIGS" Brazilian Army War and Jungle School, CONGRATULATIONS FOR YOU GUYS !!!


Name: M.Forte
Email: desmic@msn.com
Date: 8/20/01
Time: 10:57:26 PM

Comments

You are to be commended on your intestinal fortitude as a jungle fighter.Who will take up the training with the scool closed?


Name: antonio domingos tiengo
Email: tiengo@terra.com.br
Date: 8/20/01
Time: 4:43:23 PM

Comments

tiengo


Name: Nicky O Donnell
Email: nickaus1@yahoo.com
Date: 8/19/01
Time: 9:23:00 AM

Comments

Good site.

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Name: Sgt.Frank Fernandez
Email: frank.fernandez@bellsouth.com
Date: 8/13/01
Time: 10:03:34 AM

Comments

Great memmories, sand fleas and black palms. Went through JOTC twice,Green Hell obstacle course, slide for your life over the Chagres River. Full moons at Toro lighthouse over Gatun. Lunches at Coco Solo and the infamous Ancon Inn. c/3/7th SFG 1979-1981. That wimp of Carter gave away our paradise! We built it, sweated and died of desease building the canal. ITS OURS!!!


Name: Steve  Carlson
Email: Carlkeepe@aol.com
Date: 8/11/01
Time: 9:56:29 AM

Comments

Wonderful school with the best chow in the US Army.


Name: John W. Shepherd
Email: shephj@home.com
Date: 8/10/01
Time: 12:45:19 PM

Comments

Sad to see that JOTC is no longer in operartion. (thanks to the politicians)I went through the school in Aug.'82 with the 3/39 inf.from Ft.Lewis.Was the best trainning I had while I was in.


Name:
Email:
Date: 8/8/01
Time: 12:47:38 PM

Comments

war does not make one great Yoda the jedi master


Name: Vicente Remediz
Email: vrjr@aol.com
Date: 8/7/01
Time: 12:59:24 AM

Comments

This was sad to read about the closing of a fine school and well planned training that every soldier needs. I am a 1979 graduate of the school, september of that year we jumped into panama, prettiest drop zone I'd seen in 33 jumps, until I landed and encountered the 12 foot high elephant grass and the only mud puddle on the DZ...I still find that funny as heck... a lowly E-4 having the time of his life that day..


Name: Christopher Priest
Email: paratrpr@tampabay.rr.com
Date: 7/31/01
Time: 7:01:27 AM

Comments

I did two rotations through that bug infested "place" and it was som of the best training I've ever had. Did both times as OPFor. First was with 2/327 101st and then 3/504 82nd.


Name: Charles Solomone
Email: cordileone@earthlink.net
Date: 7/26/01
Time: 5:06:06 AM

Comments

Good site. I had some of the best training the Army could've given me for rotating to the 'Nam. Took over my first platoon in 3/8 Inf. up on the Cambodian border. Had just completed 3 week (?) course at JOTC and was so acclimated to the jungle that my RTO thought I had already completed a tour as an EM. Can't ask for more than that for being conditioned and prepared. Cadre did a great job at Ft. Sherman. Still have my 'Expert' diploma proudly on the wall of my office.


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Email:
Date: 7/21/01
Time: 4:58:19 PM

Comments

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Name: Joe Rozza
Email: Joepharm@frontiernet.net
Date: 7/18/01
Time: 7:32:33 PM

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Name:
Email:
Date: 7/18/01
Time: 7:31:50 PM

Comments

Thanks for establishing this great site. I was stationed in Ft. Gulick from 1981-1983. I went through JOTC in August 0f 1982. Joseph Rozza SP4 Panama 1981-83


Name: Robert"bones"Malone
Email: malonebighill@aol.com
Date: 7/16/01
Time: 12:29:01 AM

Comments

just want to know was there alot of combat in Colon during Operation Just Cause?I saw what happened in Panama City.I liked the Atlantic side,not to much brass,good duty,lotsa'pretty women.just an old 4/10inf"downranger"thinkin of the past,later.


Name: Chris Black
Email: black651@qwest.net
Date: 7/14/01
Time: 12:32:36 AM

Comments

2/187th (abn) hhc (med plt) Looking for other med platoon (or other rakkasans) from 84-?


Name: 2Lt. Rebbell Halloway
Email: Rebbell31@aol.com
Date: 7/13/01
Time: 9:19:13 PM

Comments

C Company 4/17 Inf 7ID Fort Ord, Ca. 89-90 Great Site


Name: Eddie Addison
Email: E^2@rmrc.net
Date: 7/12/01
Time: 1:44:02 PM

Comments

Dear Friends of the JOTC:

I read the article about Jane Fonda and all I can say is, if daddy Fonda was home a little more often and willing to properly ground his kids, they "both" would have not had such irrational liberal communists drug oriented leanings. However, having known many kids of superstars, almost everyone of them suffers from the same "self-centered" little problem. These kids, if they want headlines, are willing to do anything they can to get them. Today kids kill to get their name in the press, but the children of superstars prostitute themselves for the same results, knowing their family "name" will point a big spotlight right up their ass.

As much as Jane Fonda did to harm our nation during the Viet Nam era, and as angry or disgusted as we may feel about that, if we do not teach our children to understand and recognize how the communists use such publicity as a promotional bonanza for their own demented agenda, how else can we keep them from falling into that trap? I'm not as angry with Jane Fonda as I am with her father, who should have properly grounded his kids in the first place!

This is why you guys have a very delicate task facing you on the home front. And this is why you need to learn how to communicate to your children the truth of our nations best, without sounding like you are promoting your own past achievements, regardless of how great they may be. I know from my own parents, when it came time to celebrate the 4th of July, we saw emotions in them we never saw any other time of the year. The pride, the dignity, and the honor of remembering our nations founders and those who stand ready to defender her, makes kids hungry for "why" are they (their parents), so deeply moved over this one holiday!

Come on people, our kids reflect our deepest feelings, as long as they see we truly feel them, and I've never seen a kid get passionate about anything their own parents didn't feel deeply about! We might watch Henry Fonda in a movie and identify with his poise, but let's face it. He just a damn actor obsessed with his own career! John Wayne was just a damn actor doing the same damn thing Henry did!!!

How many of you guys have been to my web site to take an active role in helping my Congressional push to get the JOTC reinstated in Panama ("http://www.beatlestribute.com/Salute!.htm")? Coming to this web site any posting your little comments about how sad it is that the JOTC closed means nothing if you ladies do nothing about it!!!

This article about Jane is yellow journalism (meaning cowardly), because it absolutely serves no purpose other than to rile an already divided nation. Did anyone mention that little Jane finally gave up on her previous marriage just so she could embrace Christianity? I think that's one hell of a gutsy move on her part!!!

The bottom line is this gentleman. If you've got kids, it's your responsibility to communicate with them, so they don't end up doing asinine things. And when you see children like Jane or her brother, you should feel sorry for them, because kids like that can't come from a military family and do what they've done, without someone else at home being responsible for their behavior!!!

Eddie Addison


Name: ron
Email: xservicemeninfo@usa.net
Date: 7/12/01
Time: 9:49:43 AM

Comments

Many of us remember and are not fonda &#8220;Hanoi Jane!&#8221; Syndicated New Hampshire columnist Don Feder (Boston Herald, et alia) has the latest update on this individual's sorry history; it can be read at the printable page listed below. Don Feder July 11, 2001 "Little Jane, Sappy To The Last Call it Anti-American Heritage. In its July/August issue, American Heritage magazine has a cover story on Barbarella, the Viet Cong pinup girl ("Why Jane Fonda is a mirror of the nation's past 40 years"). The article concludes with the stunning observation, "The larger message of Jane Fonda's life may just be: Jane Fonda is America." Now that you've recovered from momentary nausea, two observations -- the piece is a whitewash of one of the most contemptable figures in popular culture, and Fonda is an avatar of sorts. Her activist career illustrates the follies of the left from the era of revolution to the age of condoms." Read the full article at: http://www.townhall.com/columnists/donfeder/printdf20010711.shtml


Name: Robert "bones" Malone
Email: malonebighill@aol.com
Date: 7/8/01
Time: 8:17:35 AM

Comments

like a bad penny,ikeep comin back.ex-4/10inf trooper here.remember we use to go up top of this one hill,real nice view of gatun locks.but there was a telephone on a 2x4 stuck in the ground.we justed picked it up and we could call the states,direct nocharge on either end,wild.lookin'for scotty reynolds,scout from 4/10inf,where are you?this site is one of the best i've neen on lately.also lookin for any "downrangers"out there who was at ft.davis from 81-83,when they folded the colors and we moved to ft.clayton to be 1/187inf.CSC,plt anyone out there?lets talk e-mail me.lets talk about the "doorgunners" at the EL MORO.later,malone


Name: Robert "bones" Malone
Email: malonebighill@aol.com
Date: 7/8/01
Time: 8:14:26 AM

Comments

like a bad penny,ikeep comin back.ex-4/10inf trooper here.remember we use to go up top of this one hill,real nice view of gatun locks.but there was a telephone on a 2x4 stuck in the ground.we justed picked it up and we could call the states,direct nocharge on either end,wild.lookin'for scotty reynolds,scout from 4/10inf,where are you?this site is one of the best i've neen on lately.also lookin for any "downrangers"out there who was at ft.davis from 81-83,when they folded the colors and we moved to ft.clayton to be 1/187inf.CSC,plt anyone out there?lets talk e-mail me.lets talk about the "doorgunners" at the EL MORO.later,malone


Name: Gaudencio C PLaza Jr
Email: DODONGPLAZA@YAHOO.COM
Date: 7/8/01
Time: 2:40:32 AM

Comments

I am a philippine navy inlestedman. i do not have any background or experience in jungle warfare. but with the present situation of my place BOHOL, PHILIPPINES which is infiltrated with terrorist rebels, i would like to request any reading materials or books with regards to jungle warfare without any obligation of part.

If granted please kindly send it to my address:

DODONG PLAZA NAVAL OPERATIONS DIVISION, N-3, HEADQUARTERS PHILIPPINE NAVY, Roxas Boulevard, Manila PHILIPPINES


Name: SGT Rivera
Email: RiveraAl@usfk.korea.army.mil
Date: 7/7/01
Time: 8:39:08 AM

Comments

As a "former student" I'm sad of seeing this school go away. I hope in the future the DoD comes up with a replacement for this course which is invaluable for the combat soldiers. WhooaaaH!


Name: Ricky Joe Lockhart
Email: LockhartRicky@msn.com
Date: 7/7/01
Time: 8:35:34 AM

Comments

Got to visit Fort Sherman in 79' with the 2/508, @ 19 years of age, school was great! The "wait a minute vines", shooting monkies with cleaning rods and blanks, trading "c" rats for Panama Red ( some did ), wanting an ice F@#king Cold Beer, training under some of the best instructors in the world in one of the most intense schools of my young life, and knowing the trooper beside you would give his all for God and America! The 82nd was a place for me to learn, Honor, Pride, and build friendships that has spanded decades! I raise a clod PBR to "Skunk Holler Ohio" and all the Troopers around the world, Airborne!


Name: Robert Wachsmuth
Email: rwgallry@mlecmn.net
Date: 7/6/01
Time: 8:49:59 AM

Comments

Greetings, I was stationed at Fort Sherman in the 1970's. Glad to see your website on the net. Brings back alot of memories. Thank you for keeping my past alive. PFC-Bob Wachsmuth "No Ground To Give". P.S. If Felix Montenez from Ponce Puerto Rico, is still out there , email me . I have been thinking of the past and you are always in it. Bob


Name: SGT. STEVENSON
Email: stevenson_m@hotmail.com
Date: 7/5/01
Time: 9:03:43 PM

Comments

Word is we cant wear our patches, WHY?


Name: Jerry Hossom
Email: knives@mediaone.net
Date: 7/5/01
Time: 9:23:05 AM

Comments

I attended JWTC, qualifying Jungle Expert, in November, 1959, and was stationed with Company E, 20th INF at Ft. Kobbe from July, 1959 - February 1961. Great experience!

The joys of Black Palm and killer bugs!


Name: fred caleffie
Email: fcaleffie@hot.rr.com
Date: 7/5/01
Time: 7:59:22 AM

Comments

I went to JOTC as part of a USMC BLT 2/2 in 69, after my tour in Vietnam. I had enough experience that they made me an AI, so I thought it was easy training.


Name: mark wilson
Email: ranger889@msn.com
Date: 7/4/01
Time: 4:14:34 PM

Comments

I WAS AT JOTC IN 81, I WAS NINETEEN YEARS OLD. THE FIRST THREE DAYS, I ACTUALLY CRIED MYSELF TO SLEEP, IT SO HARD. I AM PROUD TO SAY THAT THE JOTC HAS MADE ME REALIZE THAT THERE IS NOTHING THAT CANNOT BE ACHIEVED. AND I AM ABLE TO USE THOSE EXPERIENCES TO TEACH MY CHILDREN THAT .


Name: Archie Akins
Email: tokatee@yahoo.com
Date: 7/2/01
Time: 7:40:01 PM

Comments

Have two friends who served our country as SF 1954 & 1960s.


Name: Dave Cram
Email: Dave.Cram@WellsFargo.com
Date: 6/29/01
Time: 11:44:22 AM

Comments

Does anyone know how to get a replacement certificate for my JOTC completion? I lost mine.


Name: Dave Cram
Email: Dave.Cram@WellsFargo.com
Date: 6/29/01
Time: 8:27:58 AM

Comments

Your site rocks, I was stationed in Ft Lewis from 81-82 and went to JOTC with the 3/39th Inf from Lewis. I was the toughest thing I had done. I was only 18 yrs old, but the training tough you who to survive on your own and as a unit. I am disappointed that the school has been closed, what a shame. I am proud to hand my certificate and Jungle Expert patch on my wall.


Name: Dennis
Email: dhartsfield@asamedia.com
Date: 6/28/01
Time: 11:09:11 AM

Comments

Hello, Just searching for anyone who might have been to the JEST school in Subic Bay PI, I was there in 85/86 while in the U.S. Army. It was a Marine Base and the Local instructors took a group of us on a couple overnight patrols and it was one of the greatest learning exp. of my life. I still have the large knife we made from a VW leaf spring and water buffalo horn.


Name: Robert D Malone
Email: malonebighill@aol.com
Date: 6/26/01
Time: 12:07:20 PM

Comments

Just had to come back to this great site. At Ft.Davis in 82-late83.Colon was one the most whipped out places I've been to saw a guy get run over by a jivha jivha bus once. The bus didn't even slow down or stop. Saw a begger get shot by La Guardia 2 in the back one nite late, down by the EL MORO, he threw a beer bottle at the cop, so he shot him, bummer.  Those taxi drivers where something else, but they always got us where we asked to go!  Gatun Yacht Club was a pretty hoppin joint, sometimes! Well just thought I'd relate some stories, I'll be back later


Name: Curtis Hamm
Email: curtbutt@yahoo.com
Date: 6/23/01
Time: 6:52:20 PM

Comments

I was stationed in panama form 83-85, went through the coarse and set a new obstacle coarse record, we were often op-4 avoiding and hunting the not so saavy trail walking, state side novices! Most of my treasured memories were of the jungle around Sherman and all the critters!


Name: Robert D."bones"Malone
Email: malonebighill@aol.com
Date: 6/22/01
Time: 11:08:32 PM

Comments

I was on this earlier today, just had to come back, probably as close to Panama I"ll get ever again. Just had to add The EL MORO hotel.  Also seen a troop fall face first into black plam, ouch! I had to help him back to med-evac'd site he was hurtin' fer sertin'. Anyway just wanted to add that little story. As we said Jimmy Carter was the best president Panama ever had, I know Teddy Rosevelt is having a fit. Anyway it was some of the best duty I ever had. This is a great site, thanks. A vet from Panama, Dan Malone


Name: Robert D,"bones"malone
Email: loner492002@yahoo.com
Date: 6/22/01
Time: 7:12:38 AM

Comments

I was in 4/10inf at Ft. Davis,  81-84.Was always at JOTC for aggressor detail, did TDY there in 82. I was sqd ldr/grunt/ic of my unit my men always carried m-60's on aggressor ambush. It was always good duty/no hassle. We also always carried small play hand guns while on detail, they almost always didn't find them. Was detail for school right after rangers/82 went to Grenada, they thought they were hot/stuff! They were the one's who did not find our hidden pistols, they got their butts in sling for that, grader new we had the pistols. I'm a vietnam vet so I liked being in the jungle. Well this a great site keep up the good work, later


Name: TruongChieuNghi
Email: chieunghi@yahoo.com
Date: 6/18/01
Time: 6:37:49 AM

Comments

Dear sir and madam , i'm a student of journalism in Viet Nam . I'm finding schoolarship beacause i want to go abroad to advanced my knowledge. But I can't find schoolarship for journalism in university . Can you help me ? thanks . i'm waiting your reply . i wish i would a good reporter .

Webmaster: This guy doesn't have a clue that this school sent guys to kill people in his country!


Name: Robert E Little
Email: sargrlittle@yahoo.com
Date: 6/10/01
Time: 8:51:32 AM

Comments

I really enjoyed the site...my first visit but not the last. I served at Ft. Sherman from 1974-1977and 1984-1988. sure enjoyed my time there. I have been back on vacation almost every year 92-2000,and might get back again this year. Thanks. Robert E. Little Msg. ret


Name: Eddie Addison
Email: E^2@rmrc.net or orders@beatlestribute.com or producer_eddie_addison@yahoo.com
Date: 6/9/01
Time: 10:07:12 AM

Comments

To everyone who attended the JOTC and who are in the Jungle Training School Battalion: GREETINGS from Sergeant Billy D. Addison (co-founder of the JOTC), Ft. Sherman, Panama. On behalf of my father Billy, who is now too old and ill to speak for himself, I wish to extend to all of you his own personal warmest regards. Billy's memories and fond feelings for the JOTC and our mission in Panama remains fresh in his mind to this very day. I know it is his earnest desire that all who attended his school, would remain strong, loyal, and true the standards of the JOTC and to the U.S. Army in all they continue to accomplish in every endeavor.

Billy would never want any of you to sit on your asses regarding the preservation of our great nation, its Constitution or our role in fighting for the JOTC and our necessary presence in Panama. I cannot tell you how disappointed Billy is that anther Georgian is responsible for the closing of the school and for promoting our exit from Panama. While Billy has always honored the lawful wishes of every Commander and Chief, his loyalty still cannot extinguish his burning desire to keep our forces and the JOTC active in Panama and at Ft. Sherman.

The price we paid for the Canal Zone and for everything else we built there, cannot be paid for or compensated by the misguided wishes of a faltering administration or by any advisor that would recommend any other course contrary to our first best efforts in Panama. We bought it, we paid for it, we died for it, we earned it, and it is ours! Panama is where the JOTC should be!

While the Chinese are now running the Canal at both ends, all I can say is, if we ever have a major confrontation with the Chinese, the Canal Zone will be the first casualty of war. If you do not write your Congressman today, and if you do not invoke your friends to also write today, then we will never be able to restore our own rightful and worthy reward. Panama is where the JOTC should be!

I know all of you guys are tired, and I know you can also fight like hell too for what you believe in, so don't sit back and think it's over. Because it's not over! Major Roger Gaines's Web Site and my Web Site that honor's Billy (http://www.BeatlesTribute.com/The_Soldiers_Medal.htm), are not monuments to the old or to the dead! No! Our Web Sites are a continual reminder of who did what, when, and where, and any of you SOB's that don't have the guts to stand tall and move it, with respect to keeping our own government's feet in the fire, are not worthy to be called members of the JOTB.

I know a lot of you guys have your hands tied by military circumstances, but that's never stopped you who know how to wiggle your way through any obstacle! You are all proud member of the greatest, toughest, fighting force the United States Army has ever had the honor to call their own! And I mean all of you, including the USAF, the Navy, the Marines and all the others too, who are graduate members of the Jungle Training School, which you now call the JOTB! All of you are worthy of the best of the best of the best! You are a force of one, and if you don't believe it, well, all I can say is, you never met or worked with Sergeant First Class Billy D. Addison.

Remember this also. Billy refused every promotion, because that was Billy's way to keep his feet on the ground and remain in the bush, but everyone of you should do the best and go for the highest rank you can, because if you (as former JOTB members) can influence our nations best from within, isn't that the highest honor you can bring your training instructors and commanders who helped you get through the JOTC?

We all know the Army works best as a unit, but every man has to face everyday alone, which the Jungle Training School taught you all how to do so very well! You know when push comes to shove, if you're all alone, all I can say is "I FEEL SORRY FOR THE ENEMY", because the only army of one I ever saw, was you guys who made it through the Jungle Training School!

God Bless You All!!! I will never forget what it means to look at the sun set and to hear the proud call of the JOTB.

God Bless America!


Name: SSG Dunning GM
Email: gaeliclad@yahoo.com
Date: 6/7/01
Time: 8:37:12 PM

Comments

Well, been there, done that...Twice! After the "almost" Haitian Vacation back in late 1994, 2/504th PIR, 82nd Abn Div, were sent to JOTC, to "unwind"...LOL. It was a blast! Outstanding training. Then again in 1997, I think? WOW! how a few years change everything...can you spell LOCKDOWN...no fun...got our asses kicked by the Old Guard and couldn't even have a beer!!! I'll always remember flying nap-of-the-earth there along the rivers and Spies out over the canal. It's gonna be a real loss not being there anymore :-(


Name: Jose Gonell
Email: joseg@home.com
Date: 6/7/01
Time: 3:43:17 PM

Comments

Since the guys from 5/87th or 1/508 (5-0-ate-up), don't have a site maybe you could help us out and mention us since we played opfor for some of the rotations.

B co. 5/87th 91-93 (Baker Boys) Jungle Cats!!!

Hoooah


Name: vern greene
Email: vernon.e.greene@maf.nasa.gov
Date: 5/28/01
Time: 10:30:32 AM

Comments

cool site... could use some telephone numbers for the 4/10 INF if it is still there. I too was there from '81 - '83... as a LT in B Co and CSC 4/10


Name: SGT Mark Dean
Email: res09pbu@verizon.com
Date: 5/27/01
Time: 9:44:22 PM

Comments

I'm glad to see the website up and working again. My name is Sgt Mark Dean. I was at Sherman from 93-95. I was in the motorpool. Served with SFC Binger and SSG Burkey. I have a lot of fond memories of Sherman, it's a shame they had to close it down. Anyone wanting to look me up feel free my email is res09pbu@verizon.net or markdean@afninet.com or asoldier30@aol.com Thanks


Name: August  Pollio
Email: pollio2@juno.com
Date: 5/25/01
Time: 12:36:32 PM

Comments

I attended school at JOTC from mar-apr 1976 while assigned to 1/504 INF.(ABN) 82nd Airborne Div. Most definitely one of best schools in the Army.I was a rifle co.medic for 1st plt.Alpha Company Lt.Richard Mattingly was our plt.leader and LTC David Harris our Bn.commander.I lost my certificate of completion somewhere along the road and wondered if there was a way to get a replacement.Although there will never be anywhere quite like Ft.Sherman and JOTC,there will be the memories of the jungle and some of the finest men I ever served with.


Name: August  Pollio
Email: pollio2@juno.com
Date: 5/25/01
Time: 12:35:29 PM

Comments

I attended school at JOTC from mar-apr 1976 while assigned to 1/504 INF.(ABN) 82nd Airborne Div. Most definitely one of best schools in the Army.I was a rifle co.medic for 1st plt.Alpha Company Lt.Richard Mattingly was our plt.leader and LTC David Harris our Bn.commander.I lost my certificate of completion somewhere along the road and wondered if there was a way to get a replacement.Although there will never be anywhere quite like Ft.Sherman and JOTC,there will be the memories of the jungle and some of the finest men I ever served with.


Name: August  Pollio
Email: pollio2@juno.com
Date: 5/25/01
Time: 12:35:25 PM

Comments

I attended school at JOTC from mar-apr 1976 while assigned to 1/504 INF.(ABN) 82nd Airborne Div. Most definitely one of best schools in the Army.I was a rifle co.medic for 1st plt.Alpha Company Lt.Richard Mattingly was our plt.leader and LTC David Harris our Bn.commander.I lost my certificate of completion somewhere along the road and wondered if there was a way to get a replacement.Although there will never be anywhere quite like Ft.Sherman and JOTC,there will be the memories of the jungle and some of the finest men I ever served with.


Name:
Email:
Date: 5/25/01
Time: 12:35:11 PM

Comments


Name: August  Pollio
Email: pollio2@juno.com
Date: 5/25/01
Time: 12:32:33 PM

Comments

I attended school at JOTC from mar-apr 1976 while assigned to 1/504 INF.(ABN) 82nd Airborne Div. Most definitely one of best schools in the Army.I was a rifle co.medic for 1st plt.Alpha Company Lt.Richard Mattingly was our plt.leader and LTC David Harris our Bn.commander.I lost my certificate of completion somewhere along the road and wondered if there was a way to get a replacement.Although there will never be anywhere quite like Ft.Sherman and JOTC,there will be the memories of the jungle and some of the finest men I ever served with.


Name: August  Pollio
Email: pollio2@juno.com
Date: 5/25/01
Time: 12:31:30 PM

Comments

I attended school at JOTC from mar-apr 1976 while assigned to 1/504 INF.(ABN) 82nd Airborne Div. Most definitely one of best schools in the Army.I was a rifle co.medic for 1st plt.Alpha Company Lt.Richard Mattingly was our plt.leader and LTC David Harris our Bn.commander.I lost my certificate of completion somewhere along the road and wondered if there was a way to get a replacement.Although there will never be anywhere quite like Ft.Sherman and JOTC,there will be the memories of the jungle and some of the finest men I ever served with.


Name: August  Pollio
Email: pollio2@juno.com
Date: 5/25/01
Time: 12:30:38 PM

Comments

I attended school at JOTC from mar-apr 1976 while assigned to 1/504 INF.(ABN) 82nd Airborne Div. Most definitely one of best schools in the Army.I was a rifle co.medic for 1st plt.Alpha Company Lt.Richard Mattingly was our plt.leader and LTC David Harris our Bn.commander.I lost my certificate of completion somewhere along the road and wondered if there was a way to get a replacement.Although there will never be anywhere quite like Ft.Sherman and JOTC,there will be the memories of the jungle and some of the finest men I ever served with.


Name: August  Pollio
Email: pollio2@juno.com
Date: 5/25/01
Time: 12:29:39 PM

Comments

I attended school at JOTC from mar-apr 1976 while assigned to 1/504 INF.(ABN) 82nd Airborne Div. Most definitely one of best schools in the Army.I was a rifle co.medic for 1st plt.Alpha Company Lt.Richard Mattingly was our plt.leader and LTC David Harris our Bn.commander.I lost my certificate of completion somewhere along the road and wondered if there was a way to get a replacement.Although there will never be anywhere quite like Ft.Sherman and JOTC,there will be the memories of the jungle and some of the finest men I ever served with.


Name: August  Pollio
Email: pollio2@juno.com
Date: 5/25/01
Time: 12:29:34 PM

Comments

I attended school at JOTC from mar-apr 1976 while assigned to 1/504 INF.(ABN) 82nd Airborne Div. Most definitely one of best schools in the Army.I was a rifle co.medic for 1st plt.Alpha Company Lt.Richard Mattingly was our plt.leader and LTC David Harris our Bn.commander.I lost my certificate of completion somewhere along the road and wondered if there was a way to get a replacement.Although there will never be anywhere quite like Ft.Sherman and JOTC,there will be the memories of the jungle and some of the finest men I ever served with.


Name: Jeff Tucek
Email: jtucek07@earthlink.net
Date: 5/23/01
Time: 4:18:51 PM

Comments

I was with the 2/505, Company C in 1978 when I attended JOTC. What a great experience it was for me.


Name: James C. Adams
Email: jadams@stfranciscollege.edu
Date: 5/22/01
Time: 1:59:31 PM

Comments

I'm an alumnus (class of '69). Took the course enroute to Vietnam. Never saw jungle in the 'nam anywhere NEAR as formdiable as that in Panama! (Just as well, since I was an armored cavalry officer!)


Name: john w smith
Email: hipjjohn@wetv.net
Date: 5/13/01
Time: 11:02:07 PM

Comments

a great web site.i was a coxswain on lcm 8143 from dock 45 ft davis from 1961-1966.been into ft sheran and up the chagres river a lot of times,allso taking troops into divils beach. john w smith s/sgt usa ret.


Name: A curious future soldier
Email: Aries20414@cs.com
Date: 5/8/01
Time: 5:52:44 PM

Comments

Q: Will the Army have another ideal jungle training center in mind for the future?


Name: Rob Hammons
Email: res094l4@verizon.net
Date: 4/23/01
Time: 11:47:35 PM

Comments

I served in the 101st. My unit, the 1/502 Infantry Battalion from Fort Campbell, trained at the JWTC (JOTC) in January 1986. The training was great and so was the babes in Panama City. I was 22 years old and I had great fun during those 23 days. I remember paddling the zodiacs and running the through the jungle obstacle course. I took my duty seriously and our unit excelled in the training. Crashing through the surf beyond the breakwall, ah sweet memories of a place that could be a miserable hell. The training really showed us who needed a little more time to grow up. haha!


Name: Rob Hammons
Email: res094l4@verizon.net
Date: 4/23/01
Time: 11:40:38 PM

Comments

I served in the 101st. My unit, the 1/502 Infantry Battalion from Fort Campbell, trained at the JWTC (JOTC) in January 1986. The training was great and so was the babes in Panama City. I was 22 years old and I had great fun during those 23 days. I remember paddling the zodiacs and running the through the jungle obstacle course. I took my duty seriously and our unit excelled in the training. Crashing through the surf beyond the breakwall, ah sweet memories of a place that could be a miserable hell. The training really showed us who needed a little more time to grow up. haha!


Name: Rob Hammons
Email: res094l4@verizon.net
Date: 4/23/01
Time: 11:27:01 PM

Comments

I love the website. Keep up the good work. I still believe that the US Army should have kept control of the JOTC indefinitely. Giving up the training areas was a big ass mistake that will come back to haunt us later.


Name: Rob Hammons
Email: res094l4@verizon.net
Date: 4/23/01
Time: 11:26:49 PM

Comments

I love the website. Keep up the good work. I still believe that the US Army should have kept control of the JOTC indefinitely. Giving up the training areas was a big ass mistake that will come back to haunt us later.


Name: Mark Mettler
Email: mettler@newmarch.org
Date: 4/19/01
Time: 2:43:33 PM

Comments

JOTC - 1981 BushMaster - 1982 Enjoyed the beach, enjoyed the cookouts, enjoyed Colon, enjoyed the jungle buses, enjoyed the giant ants, enjoyed the Night Vision Center, did not enjoy the legs over in Panama City. Glad to see a site devoted to the memory of Sherman.


Name: john s. yurchak
Email: joelshch@aol.com
Date: 4/13/01
Time: 8:46:02 PM

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Name:
Email:
Date: 4/13/01
Time: 7:30:49 PM

Comments

Damn all you who want to shut down jungle operations:By Joe McCallister and Sam Spivey


Name: Ed Johnson
Email:
Date: 4/9/01
Time: 12:38:42 PM

Comments

Roger, Nice site. We hung out at Battery Mackenzie...not too far from where your action was. Some of the school's low flying choppers almost became victims of our weather rockets (they were surplus WWII anti aircraft rockets!) Fortunately we missed. I'll always remember the humidity and the sloths(among many other creatures). Also remember nights in colon where drinks were 2 bits. Lunches at Coco Solo were good...especially for us army brats. Take care, Ed Johnson SP5 USA Met Team, CZ 1969-70


Name: JEFFREY D. LONA  (11B3V)
Email: RANGERLONA@AOL.COM
Date: 4/7/01
Time: 10:40:00 PM

Comments

I INSTRUCTED FROM 10/93 - 8/95. A co TEAM 3. GLAD TO SEE THERE IS A WEB SITE DEDICATED TO THOSE WHO SERVED AT FT. SHERMAN....THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN THE ARMY!!!!!! IT WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR ME. I ENJOYED EVERY DAY OF MY TOUR!!!!


Name: JOHN J. TORRES
Email: Joespain@webtv.net
Date: 4/7/01
Time: 5:14:53 AM

Comments

I went through the JOWTC back in Nov of 79 as an MP, 101st attached to Co A2/327th Inf. One of the best years of my life.

Q: Was the Jungle Expert Patch ever authorized for wear on the uniform?


Name: Sfc Douglas T Lowe
Email: dlowe@clarksville.net
Date: 4/5/01
Time: 4:08:00 PM

Comments

I was there from Apr-Aug 96 and it was the best time I had ever had in the Army. I was there with the 2/502 we did 1 month on Sherman and 3 months on Clayton. I had considered going there when I retire.But I messed up and told my wife too much about the night life lol. Once a Rakasan always a Rakasan Bco 3/187


Name: Sfc Douglas T Lowe
Email: dlowe@clarksville.net
Date: 4/5/01
Time: 4:06:05 PM

Comments

I was ther from Apr-Aug 96 and it was the best time I had ever had in the Army. I was ther with the 2/502 we did 1 month on Sherman and # months on Clayton. I had considered going ther when I retire.But I messed up and told my wife too much about the night life lol. Once a Rakasan always a Rakasan Bco 3/187


Name: Sergeant Heath
Email: lpuck15@aol.com
Date: 4/5/01
Time: 11:35:39 AM

Comments

this is a great site


Name:
Email:
Date: 4/5/01
Time: 9:11:14 AM

Comments

Two words "BLACK PALM".


Name: Tiengo Luca
Email: dzw07336@niftyserve.or.jp
Date: 4/4/01
Time: 9:30:17 AM

Comments

Ciao,posso dire che e' un sito bello ed interessante soprattutto perche' mi ha dato alcuni consigli da utilizzare,sono un fotografo che si occupa di militaria ea Maggio andro' in Brunei per un servizio sui Gurkha,spero di potervi dare argomenti non racchiusi qui' dentro,sperando che vi siano utili distinti saluti Luca


Name: Joe Cicci
Email: JoeC1911@cs.com
Date: 3/30/01
Time: 12:35:06 AM

Comments

I was stationed in Panama (549th MP Co. Ft. Gulick) from 1981 to 1983. I went through JOTC twice I love this site. My 10 year old son enjoyed see what dad did back then. Who can forget the black palm, sand flees, the green eyed panthers, howler monkeys, tha sand crab invasion every year-"golfing" them with our night sticks while working the gate, busting open coconuts on the rear bumper of the jeeps,the sloth's, the ancon inn "home of the working girl",and those nasty "wait a minute vines" I will miss it forever!


Name: Joe Cicci
Email: JoeC1911@cs.com
Date: 3/30/01
Time: 12:08:36 AM

Comments

I was stationed in Panama (549th MP Co. Ft. Gulick) from 1981 to 1983. I went through JOTC twice I love this site. My 10 year old son enjoyed see what dad did back then.


Name: Kevin J mathias
Email:
Date: 3/29/01
Time: 11:16:43 PM

Comments

I went through the training at FT. SHerman in 1995. I was a member of the 2/22 out of FT. Drum 10th DIv. Inf. I had some good training and memories from Panama. It was tough but rewarding. I am out of the army now but my certificate showing my completion of JOTC still proudly hangs on my wall. thank you to all involved in the training. And to everybody I went through it with "triple Duece" brothers. Alpha company 3 pl 2/22


Name: Cpl.James Kirkley
Email: jjkirk01@aol.com
Date: 3/26/01
Time: 8:05:07 PM

Comments

I was on the last rotation through sherman with 101st.I cant say enough about the quality of instructers and the training.It was the shit.


Name: Lew Snover
Email: snover@goes.com
Date: 3/23/01
Time: 12:07:46 AM

Comments

Experienced jungle school in 1978,this brings back great memories,the school,sherman,panama city,etc,etc.Love you're site,Lew Snover,Bco 2/505 82abn 1975 to 1979.


Name: John Francis Richter
Email: gyrene-doc@webtv.net
Date: 3/20/01
Time: 2:53:24 PM

Comments

An OUTSTANDING web site!! --- Reporting in from the "Jungle School of Hard Knocks" (Guadalcanal,S.I. (1942) & Cape Gloucester.N.B. (1943-44)) -- SEMPER FI!!


Name: Webmaster
Email: junglefighter@pancall.com
Date: 3/16/01
Time: 1:17:51 AM

Comments

I hope folks keep coming back to read the book of memories about everyone's experiences from the school. Find lost buddies, relive the past and enjoy our experiences. Thanks a million everyone for "Keeping the Art of Jungle Warfare Alive."


Name: Gene Tomlinson
Email: tanstaaflgt69@cs.com
Date: 3/15/01
Time: 3:02:46 PM

Comments

Was stationed at JOTC in '89, worked in S-1


Name: Gaworski, Mark
Email: gaworskimn@usarc-emh2.army.mil
Date: 3/15/01
Time: 9:48:26 AM

Comments

End of an Era. 1953 - 1999


Name: SGT BONNER
Email: SKYSOLDIERVN@YAHOO.COM
Date: 3/14/01
Time: 5:15:28 PM

Comments

I WAS STATIONED AT FT KOBBE WITH CO C, 3/508 UNTIL DEACTIVATION AND WENT TO J0TC SUPPORT. HAD MANY A GOOD BEER SITTING ON THE DOCK. LISTENING TO OTIS READING SITTIN ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY. I REMEMBER A GROUP OF FORCE RECON MARINES WHO WERE THERE. ONE BIT OFF THE EAR LOBE OF A SUPPORT PERSONELL AFTER A DRUNKEN BRAWL AT THE CLUB. ALSO AN INDIANA NATIONAL GUARD SFC WHO WANTED TO GO BY HIMSELF FOR E&E WE LATER FOUND HIM UP A TREE WET AND HUNGRY BUT YOUR SITE IS EXCELLENT


Name: wally denike
Email: wdenike@aol.com
Date: 3/14/01
Time: 4:01:41 PM

Comments

i was a attached to the JOCT at ft sherman from the 193 inf. brig. at ft davis. from mid nov 1970 to late 1971.spent alot of time shooting up the students who came for the famed "balboa's crossing" patch.best years of my life, the jungle is your friend is what we used to tell the lads.best memories were drinking beer at the picnic tables near the barracks over looking the bay of limon.also use to love teaching the slide for life over the rio chagres river. fort san lorenzo was a classic for week ends off, sleeping on the beach in hammocks and shooting off star clusters at night. hope some of the old boys see this and remember the good times. how about drinking rum and cokes down at the panama canal yacht club in the zone at colon. ahh


Name: Dan Collins
Email: daniel_g_collins@navsup.navy.mil
Date: 3/14/01
Time: 11:19:33 AM

Comments

I was an Infantry Lieutenant variously assigned to G-2, HQS USARSO, the 470th CI Group, and the 193rd Infantry Brigade from 1967 to 1969. I was a JOTC graduate, and in all of my assignments supported efforts of the 8th Special Forces and the U.S. Army School of the Americas at Fort Gulick as they blunted communist aggression in Latin America. The JOTC and Fort Sherman have much to be proud of in that success, while the rest of the world was lost in the focus of Vietnam, and civil disorder at home.


Name: JOHN UNDERWOOD
Email: SIROSCO@aol.com
Date: 3/13/01
Time: 8:00:38 PM

Comments

I was stationed at Ft. Davis CZ HQ Co. 4th. Bn. 10 Inf. 193 Inf Brigade. 1962-1965 I played baseball for the Apaches. Was TDY to Ft. Sherman Jungle Warfare Center and was part of the training cadre until my discharge.What an experience...do you remember the BLACK PALM..the slide for life..the rafts crossing the Chagres River..the escape and evasion course..landing at Devils Beach..the night compass course...the 101st Airborne in operation Banyan Tree in 1963 they did a combat jump...my friends..Roland McNiel..Del La Crus..Timmerman..John Sparks..Meeks...John Ward..Robbins..we had a great time...remember Colon..boy did that City Stink..the riots..lots of memories..John from Canada.


Name: BILL BREHMER
Email: Beretta302@yahoo.com
Date: 3/13/01
Time: 4:00:55 PM

Comments

MAJ Gaines Good to see the site still alive, and I'm glad I spent the majority of my Army time on Fort Sherman. I miss it alot and want to get back soon. BILL BREHMER


Name: Bocanegra, julio L. Jr.
Email: bigtoe2632@hotmail.com
Date: 3/12/01
Time: 9:51:11 PM

Comments

I think it is great. I helped close down Ft. Sherman. I was in Tm 3. Keep it alive


Name: James A. Roberts
Email: JRober1969@aol.com
Date: 3/11/01
Time: 8:06:30 AM

Comments

Looking for old friend. SFC Bill Woolard was stationed at Ft. Sherman (JOTB Asst S-2) during the early 90's. I think he PCS'd in 93' to 7th Group at Bragg. If you know him and/or how to get in touch with him an email would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.


Name: promé
Email: jean.prome@fnac.net
Date: 3/10/01
Time: 8:31:55 AM

Comments

Cool site!


Name: CPL Veny Castillo, Retired
Email:
Date: 3/6/01
Time: 1:49:24 PM

Comments

1-87 Infantry, 10th Mountain Division ROCKS! Go Charlie Company Go. Cabanas '97. "To The Top!"


Name: Stephen C. SKinner
Email: skinner1056@aol.com
Date: 3/4/01
Time: 10:46:16 AM

Comments

Was in Panama 83 to 86. loved it. Went to JOTC 2 times. Some of the best training I had. Still remember it very well. Went when COl Hudson (THE ROCK) was commander of 193 INF. BDE. I wondered if they opened another JOTC like training organization. IT looks as if not. Too bad.


Name: JOHN WARREN
Email: JWWARREN@METLIFE.COM
Date: 2/28/01
Time: 4:07:12 PM

Comments

TERRIFIC WEB SITE! WENT THROUGH JWTC IN 1964 AND ALSO SPENT A MONTH ON GUARD DUTY ON ONE OF THE OLD COASTAL FORTIFICATIONS- BATTERY PRATT IS MY BEST GUESS. WENT DOWN THE CHAGRES EVEN THOUGH OFF LIMITS DURING AN ESCAPE AND EVASION PORTION OF THE JUNGLE SCHOOL AND LOST MY PANTS IN THE RIVER. WALKED INTO BASE CAMP NAKED FROM THE WAIST DOWN TO THE HOWLS OF THE TROOPS-THEY COULDN'T STOP LAUGHING. I HAVE VERY STRONG AND FOND MEMORIES OF PANAMA AND FORT SHERMAN.

!


Name: Richard Disney
Email: richard@rdisney.com
Date: 2/27/01
Time: 6:15:42 PM

Comments

I was stationed at Fort Davis during my first assignment as a lieutenant. I wouldn't trade the experience for anything. As part of 5-87 Infantry I participated in JOTB as BLUEFOR three times and as OPFOR five times. I learned lessons I will take with me for life. One is that it is not a "rain forest" its a jungle out there! Spent 10 years in the Army of which 8 were spent overseas. Now I have started a company with my brothers (www.rdisney.com). I look fondly on my Army experiece and a special place is held by my time in Panama. Great site!


Name: Bill Kays
Email: CPTKays@hotmail.com
Date: 2/23/01
Time: 3:17:45 PM

Comments

Went through JOTC in Feb 94. It was a blast and it is very unfortunate that others will not get the training.

Great website!


Name: former student
Email:
Date: 2/19/01
Time: 11:29:24 AM

Comments

its a tragedy that this school is gone,


Name:
Email: mattkisson@msn.com
Date: 2/18/01
Time: 9:41:28 PM

Comments

I was stationed in Panama from 86/90. It was a crazy tour, but the highlights were JOTC and Just Cause. Specially running into an old friend, First Sgt Valdes. And the old crew from 519. Will never forget the swamps,MOSQUITOS and chagres


Name: Robert hooper
Email: rbhmmh@cox_internet.com
Date: 2/17/01
Time: 10:08:45 PM

Comments

I was at ft clayton in the year1971 and 1972 a co and c co 18month of drugs and hell


Name: Josiah Perry
Email: josiahperry@hotmail.com
Date: 2/15/01
Time: 9:05:58 PM

Comments

Dude your site rocks. Hit me back. Just to chat.


Name: STEPHEN FRY
Email: FRYDADDY1969@YAHOO.COM
Date: 2/15/01
Time: 12:05:32 PM

Comments

I WAS ONE OF THE LAST MP'S ON FT SHERMAN. NOT A WHOLE LOT TO DO , SINCE EVERYONE WAS PRETTY MUCH GONE ! HAD QUITE A FEW BEACH PARTIES WITH THE JOTB GUYS, AND THE GIRLS FROM COLON !! GOT SCUBA CERTIFIED ! JUST FELL IN LOVE WITH THE OCEAN ! SPENT MOST OF MY TIME OUT AT TORRO POINT , BY THE LIGHT HOUSE !! LOVED IT !! DOES ANYONE REMEMBER TORRO POINT ON THE NIGHTS WITH A FULL MOON ??? JUST BEAUTIFUL !!! WISH I COULD GO BACK !! DID A WHOLE LOT OF SOUL SEARCHING OUT BY THAT LIGHT HOUSE !!!


Name: STEPHEN FRY
Email: FRYDADDY1969@YAHOO.COM
Date: 2/15/01
Time: 11:56:20 AM

Comments

I WAS DEPLOYED TO OLE FT SHERMAN FROM FT BRAGG FOR 6 MONTHS IN 1999. GOD, I LOVED THAT PLACE ! SPENT MOST OF MY TIME OUT ON TORRO POINT , BY THE LIGHT HOUSE !! OFF TIME , DURING WORK, AFTER WORK, SLEEP TIME !!! I LOVED IT !!! SO PEACEFUL, SO BEAUTIFUL !!!! I WILL NEVER FORGET IT !!!! THE BEST TIME I HAD IN THE ARMY !!! OH YEA, I WENT TO JOSAPHINE'S !!!! :)


Name: JOSEPH C. MYERS
Email: GIJOEMYERS@HOTMAIL.COM//JMYERS@SAN.OSD.MIL
Date: 2/11/01
Time: 4:31:26 PM

Comments

OUTSTANDING. THE ARMY IS KIDDING ITSELF THAT WE ARE PREPARED TO FIGHT IN A JUNGLE ENVIRONMENT ANYMORE. THE TRAINING STUDIES ARE EYEWASH.

WHERE IS THE POI ON CD?

WE HAVE TO GET JUNGLE OPS BACK INTO THE ARMY, MAYBE I CAN HELP.

LTC JOSEPH C. MYERS INFANTRY CHIEF, ARMY SECTION BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA [XO JOTB 1995-1996]


Name: MIKE LILLEY
Email: mikediddy@military.com
Date: 2/9/01
Time: 6:44:52 PM

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from the closing of the ao in the canal-zone to the removal of the boat patch, and now they have issued black berets to legs and pukes alike. things are (have been) changing for quite some time. I sure do wonder why all of these changes are were made ! great site, i will remember always and all. from the obstacle course to the blue-goose(you know what I'm talking about), and all the other experiences while in country. AIRBORNE-ALL THE WAY ! DIDDY-C1505


Name: Lee Jefferson USMC
Email: leejefferson@juno.com
Date: 2/5/01
Time: 1:02:35 AM

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I really like your site but I can't find anything about the event that got me, a Marine, training at Fort Sherman and JOTC. I am speaking about the testing of the M-16 that occurred in January and February of 1968. It was a joint services operation with a lot of clout. We did the jungle, the swamps, and beach landings at the mouth of the Chargris to evaluate the problems that were plagueing the M-16 in Nam.


Name: Karen Zelner
Email: zelner@dplus.net
Date: 2/4/01
Time: 2:20:39 PM

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Thank you so much for your web site, it helped me find the 158 Bushmasters for my father. As luck would have it they are having reunion in May and he will be able to attend, we are in Pa and the reunion is in MD so that is very close. Thanks again. Karen


Name: Ata Khamis
Email: atakhamis@usa.net
Date: 2/2/01
Time: 7:40:52 AM

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dear sir

i would like to get schoolarship in your programm training teachers mechanic cars. iam teacher in i Ministry of Education - mechanic cars in hussan khalid abu al-huda industrial secondery school

please, send me details.

Regards ata khamis


Name:
Email: hotknife89@yahoo.com
Date: 1/28/01
Time: 11:23:58 PM

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The jungle baby! It will change your whole outlook on life.


Name: mark wilson
Email: ranger889@msn.com
Date: 1/16/01
Time: 12:24:43 PM

Comments

excellent website!!!!!!!!!


Name: Lance
Email:
Date: 1/15/01
Time: 9:00:13 PM

Comments

Those damn swamps...thank God for my iodine tablets.


Name: Earl Tremain
Email: detect15@optonline.net
Date: 1/12/01
Time: 2:45:48 PM

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After basic and jump school at Ft Benning in 1983, my first duty assignment was an 18 month stint with the 2nd Bn 187th Inf. Ft Kobbe panama. I was lucky enough to be assigned to a 16 man recon platoon. Let me tell you, of my remaining 6 years in the army, Panama remained my toughest but most rewarding assignment. Of course due to JOTC and many many miles humping in the jungles of Panama. (I have to mention the nightlife in Panama City also, pretty exciting for a 19 year old GI, and I miss the taste of monkey-meat!) Great web site! brings back fond memories.


Name: Brian Chambers
Email: ChambersBD@aol.com
Date: 1/10/01
Time: 8:08:05 AM

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Great site,I was lucky enough to have twice with the 327 in 84 and 187 in 85. Welcome to the JUNGLE.


Name: Brian Chambers
Email: Chambersbd@aol.com
Date: 1/9/01
Time: 11:09:58 AM

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Great Site. 327 84 187 85


Name: brian shelman
Email: bshelman@netscape.net
Date: 1/4/01
Time: 9:57:03 PM

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hello i was in panama in 1990 for just cause i was with 7th id light out of ft ord, california and i once trained in green hell


Name: REXEL WARD
Email: redneckrex@hotmail.com
Date: 1/1/01
Time: 10:51:22 AM

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MY NAME IS SGT WARD AND I WAS ASSIGNED TO JOTB AS AN AMMO SPC FROM MAY97 TO MAY 98.FT.SHERMAN WAS THE BEST TIME I HAVE EVER HAD. I AM SORRY TO SAY THAT I WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO BE STATIONED THERE AGAIN.


Name: Scott Mealy
Email: Scotty617@hotmail.com
Date: 12/26/00
Time: 11:06:48 PM

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Great site. Brings back memories. I attended JOTC in April 85, with B/Co 326 Engr Bn - 101st Air Div. We trained with the 502nd Inf as a squad of Engineers to each company of grunts. Squad competition was exciting to say the least. We Engineers actually beat the grunts on the long, land navigation course! My former CO had a sign on his desk that said "Are we Engintry or Infanteers?"! We had some great times in Colon and Panama City (remember the "Blue Goose"?) Our unit was lucky enough to travel a portion of the canal and I have some wonderful pictures of us in LCM's. I am sorry to hear the school is closing. What a great loss to our military training.

AIR ASSAULT!

Scotty617@hotmail.com


Name: 1SG (R) Robert C. Oberlender
Email: oberlend@mpri.com.mk
Date: 12/16/00
Time: 5:28:32 AM

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As the former Chief of Jungle Warfare Instruction and the acting commander of Alpha Company (JWB), Jungle Operations Training Battalion during JUST CAUSE, I was delighted to see this website. The photos and history of JOTC and Fort Sherman help to keep alive the spirit and heritage of the men and women who served to train the Jungle Experts of the United States Army through the years. Please keep the site active.


Name: Sgt. Hector Almodovar
Email: HAlmodovar@aol.com
Date: 12/8/00
Time: 12:02:24 AM

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I was station in fort Davis csc 4/10 inf. During 1974 - 1978 I also trained in jotc and pnco at fort sherman, I love panama, also love the jungle. I also recieved my jungle expert patch.


Name: De La Cruz  A.
Email: delacrua@usarso.army.mil
Date: 12/4/00
Time: 12:47:03 PM

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THE HISTORY OF THE JUNGLE EXPERT PATCH

The ship on the patch is symbolic of the Spanish Galleons that once sailed in the Carribean area. The cross on the sail is a replica of the cross used by Columbus. The "Jungle Expert" tab signifies that the bearer has successfully completed the Jungle Warfare Course and is proficient in the art of Jungle Warfare. The Jungle Warfare Course (JWC) was conducted at the Jungle Operation Training BN at Fort Sherman, Panama.

The patch, affectionately called the "old banana boat" was first worn by the Carribean Defense Force (successor to the Panama Canal Department) in early years (1941 to 1942) of World War II. It was then adopted by the US Army Southern Command as its patch until 1974 when its mission was assumed by the 193d Infantry Brigade (Panama).

The galleon patch was also worn by the 33rd Infantry Regiment (that was stationed in Panama) after World War II; and is currently worn by the School of the Americas in Fort Benning, GA and was also worn by graduates of the Jungle Warfare Course (with the Jungle Expert Tab). After 30 SEP 1986 the Jungle Expert Patch (JEP) was no longer authorized to be worn on the field/work uniform, centered below the left pocket flap.


Name: Dave Sens
Email: dsens@mac.com
Date: 12/1/00
Time: 12:42:05 AM

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Attended the JOTC in March 1974 while assigned to Co A 2nd Bn (Mech) 60th Inf. The experience changed my life! I learned lessons there that have served me throughout my life. To the cadre, I bow in thanks. You will never be forgotton.


Name: Cliff Lewis
Email: Hpynss99@aol.com
Date: 11/24/00
Time: 5:13:59 PM

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When ever you think about the times that each of us have attended JOTC, you always remember the good the bad and the ugly. Getting bit by a 50cal ant, the ticks, the rain, the jungle, the wide variety of wildlife, the kids selling Coca Cola, the drive into town for your two days off. Who cannot remember how they drove over there. Wow!! It is sad to hear that JOTC is no more. My time spent in JOTC with the 3/75 Ranger Battalion was an experience that I will always remember. I took over my squad officially after a live fire while there. I remember trudging through the jungle for hours and hours and feeling like you have gone nowhere. I have always cherished the time we had there for one, we were out of the country, two, the experience was just unbelievable. Thanks to those who taught us what it was like to be in a jungle operation. "RANGERS LEAD THE WAY"


Name: Gene Ascherman
Email: ascherman@military.com
Date: 11/6/00
Time: 4:02:49 AM

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THE GEOGRAPHY OF FT. SHERMAN, PANAMA CANAL ZONE

A strategic U.S. artillery post during WWII, Ft. Sherman endures epics of untold warfare, beauty and wonder.

Originally built for commerce, the Panama Canal secured it's place in history in 1942 as an outpost for freedom, enabling allied forces to respond and reinforce America's Pacific fleet, shortly after the viscious Japanese airstrike on Pearl Harbor.

The nearby Spanish Fuerte San Lorenzo, is a cornerstone to the Carribean and the Rio Chagras. Built in the 16th Century by slave labor, the now abandoned Ft. San Lorenzo both endured and prevailed against countless naval attacks - vunerable only to greater expeditions of marine archers and light infantry.

The warm Limon Bay and nearby lagoons are teeming with tropical fish, fire coral and hidden treasures. Scuba and snorkel divers witness psychedelic color pageants of marine life. In the early 1980's, two scuba diving JOTC officers discovered a brass cannon sunken for centuries from the Spanish Armada, opposite the breakwater in the Carribean Sea.

In January, fireflies can be seen in the evening, as two extreme seasons of sun and rain divide Panama's contradictory tropical Summer and Winter. It is said that Ft. Sherman really has three seasons: a drowning Wet season; a blistering Dry season and the infamous "Crab season".

Thousands of medium sized Blue Crabs inhabit Ft. Sherman's surrounding rain forest year round, and innagurate the beginning of the wet season with their extended presence on roadways and garrisons while mating.

Other common and clearly visible wildlife include: magnificent butterflies; bizarre insects; spiders; poison frogs; exotic birds; buzzards, reptiles and several marsupials including kutamundi, kinkajou and various tree monkeys. Panthers, snakes and scorpions also inhabit the rainforest, but are less frequently encountered.

The heavens above the tropics display many constallations unknown to most of the Northern hemisphere, including the "Southern Cross" and the "False Cross" both pointing Southward. The North Star "Polaris" is not visible from the interior of Panama, but can be seen from Ft. Sherman at night, while standing near the lighthouse and breakwater, looking North acoss the Carribean Sea, just barely above the ocean horizon. Our Milky Way's two nearest galaxies: the Andromeda and the Orion are also visable, resembling two estranged blurry neighbors among an infinite collection of stars having much brighter magnitude.

An airstrip, boathouse, shipwreck, costal airwreck, and fabulous rows of royal palm trees, adorn this historic fort with an American thumbprint of the 20th Century.

(Please join us as a member of JOTC at Military.com)


Name: Aldo Conti
Email: aconti4@ieaccess.net
Date: 11/2/00
Time: 3:56:08 PM

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I was stationed at Ft. Sherman from August 1968 to December 1969.I was the only boat motor repair mechanic in the isthmus, Sgt.Aldo Conti. Had many experiences and good times. It's ashame the Fort is closed now.


Name: 1LT Angel R. Davila-Lopez
Email: angel_davila17@yahoo.com
Date: 10/31/00
Time: 2:01:48 PM

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That was the best assignment I have ever been assigned to. I loved it there. I was part of the 5th 87th Inf stationed at FT Kobbe. Everytime we deployed to Ft Sherman, we had a great time in that jungle. Great training... It is a pity that we left that paradise.


Name: Mark Perhot
Email: mark_perhot@mailcity.com
Date: 10/30/00
Time: 11:31:59 PM

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great school experience. attended with 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, Wpns Company in 1987 not too long after the Soldier of Fortune feature was published on JOTC. saddened to hear the school has closed - perhaps some kind of eco-tourist business could take civilians to see the Mojinga glow orange. my special experience was years after discharge, chatting with my old Devil Dog Great Uncle who was there decades before JOTC existed describing his unit's activities on the Chagres. There is nothing new under the Sun. 
Sol Invictus, Semper Fidelis


Name: Gedielson R A
Email: sargentolagartixa@zipmail.com.br
Date: 10/19/00
Time: 1:11:17 PM

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I think this is a very interesting  page. I'm in Brazil Air Force for 2 years and half. I like operations in jungle very much. I'm 21 years and I'm a sargeant. I'm trying to make the Course of War in Jungle because I think this is very important for the formation of all military. Congratulations for you!!!


Name: David Miedaner
Email: dmiedaner@excite.com
Date: 10/16/00
Time: 1:29:54 PM

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I went through JOTC as a marine, I lost my "jungle expert" certificate and am in search of proof that i did complete that training. Could you point me in the right direction. 

thanks,
 PS: I had en excellent time down there


Name: Benito Duran  SFC Retired
Email: b_l_duran@newmexico.com
Date: 10/14/00
Time: 4:32:07 PM

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I have alot memories of the years I spent in Panama at Fort Davis and Sherman. We were there from 1978 through 1980. I was in HQ 4/10 Infantry. The people we met there still call and we get together about once a year to talk old times in Panama. I was E-5 at the time, operated the 5 ton wrecker for the motor pool. I would go to the jungle and move cars for the ranges and pick up broken vehicles in the jungle. Lost indviduals would walk out of the jungle tired and lost. I would give them C rations and give them a ride just out of Fort Sherman. I remember cow shit valley good times partying there. Devils beach and the people we met there. The one thing I did regret was leaving my panamanian dog Amigo, qarentines and red tape I had to leave him there. I would like to go back some day and visit the old places if they are there. I retired in 1992 with the 82nd, I guess the adventure of Panama took me through a career in the Army. As with all it comes to and end.

AIRBORNE FOREVER


Name: George Murphy
Email: m0309@msn.com
Date: 10/13/00
Time: 9:20:57 PM

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Served with HHC 1/101 LRRP 67 - 68.

Great site, keep up the good work. God bless.

George "Rommel" Murphy


Name: todd johnson
Email: TODDJ99@Excite.com
Date: 10/9/00
Time: 8:25:10 PM

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i was one of the last personnel to be stationed there and i enjoyed every day of it. i was the last armorer for a co and still have a MAL roster listing all the personnel of a co by team if any one wants it. just email me and i can send you a copy.


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Date: 10/9/00
Time: 1:25:42 PM

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I was stationed at Ft.Kobbe from '80-'82 as a grunt in Company A "AIRBORNE" 3/5 193Inf. Bgde. We were a detachment of the 508th 82Abn. div. What ever happen to this unit?????? We LIVED in the jungle. We played the "enemy" for alot of JOTC "Jungle Experts". If I remember right the Jungle School was a 3 week course. And the students only stayed in the jungle at night durng the last week. We were always mad that we never got "Jungle Expert" qualified and could not wear the patch. We spent so much time in that bush. More than any other unit there. There is nothing like walking in the jungle at night. Prickly Heat OH YEA! We were also called "The Unkown Ranger Company". But we proudly called ourselfs "MOTENGATORS". M60 Humper


Name:
Email: paula67@avci.net
Date: 10/8/00
Time: 8:00:24 PM

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I'm a former resident/wife of Ft Sherman - 91-93. I will never forget the year and a half we lived next to the beach (the quarters on the end with the stone wishing well beside it). We made some wonderful memories and friends. I altered uniforms for soldiers going through the NCO Academy, my husband worked for the Academy. I know there was a rivalry between the jungle school and the Academy, but the wives all got along. What a beautiful and wild place. Ill always remember the C130 doing touch and goes, chasing the crabs away from my car with a broom, the howler monkeys in the trees, the power outages, africanized killer bees covering the playground, cutter ants destroying our gardens, the big black snakes around my garbage can, and the contests among the wives for "Yard of the Month" My children spent every day in or near the water catching hermit crabs and walking on the reefs at low tide, visiting Andy in the zoo. My son especially remembers sitting on the school bus almost every day, waiting for a ship to go through, so he could get back home or to school. I will never forget the day when the wives went through the jungle school obstacle course. What fun!! Ill keep those pictures forever! Thanks for letting me relive some fond memories!


Name: Conrad
Email: gvarsel @kopower.com
Date: 10/6/00
Time: 4:49:13 PM

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Glad what was broke is fixed with the site. It is too much a part of history to end on the trash heap. Spent several good years there and, in spite of the long hours, it has to qualify as one of the more enjoyable assignments of my career. Keep up the good work on the site. Hey Rudy, Steve and Bruce, glad you guys made it!


Name: Elio M. Garcia
Email: eligar@bellsouth.net
Date: 10/5/00
Time: 9:09:09 AM

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Great time prior to the ousting of Noriega. Met many friends from ranger School working at JOTC. Good diving time.


Name: James Keith Burns
Email: jkb509@aol.com
Date: 10/4/00
Time: 9:41:49 AM

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I attended the Jungle School back in Feb. 1984.One of the best school's attended while in the military.


Name: James Keith Burns
Email: jkb@aol.com
Date: 10/4/00
Time: 9:36:02 AM

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I went through the school in 1984.One of the best I attended while in the military.


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Email:
Date: 10/4/00
Time: 12:01:35 AM

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I'm back, I'm bad, but I'm scared of the Jungle.


Name: R. D. Winters
Email: RDRET1@aol.com
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Date: 10/2/00
Time: 7:19:59 PM

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I have attended JOTC twice. I thoroughly enjoyed it both times, although the second time we spent most of our time in Colon and at a buddies room at 3/7 barracks. Your site looks great. Wish the school was still serving little chunks of monkey meat to students. Keep up the good work.


Name: Mike Morin
Email: centuar@aol.com
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Date: 9/28/00
Time: 12:24:59 PM

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Roger,

You are the man. Keep up the good work. Say hi to the Captain.


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I was stationed at Ft.Kobbe from '80-'82 as a grunt in Company A "AIRBORNE" 3/5 193 Inf. Bde. We were a detachment of the 508th 82 Abn. div. What ever happen to this unit?????? We LIVED in the jungle. We played the "enemy" for alot of JOTC "Jungle Experts". If I remember right the Jungle School was a 3 week course. And the students only stayed in the jungle at night durng the last week. We were always mad that we never got "Jungle Expert" qualified and could not wear the patch. We spent so much time in that bush. More than any other unit there. There is nothing like walking in the jungle at night. Prickly Heat OH YEA! We were also called "The Unkown Ranger Company". But we proudly called ourselfs "MOTENGATORS". M60 Humper


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Attended JOTC in Jan 85, I remember listening out for Superbowl scores on the ole "Prick 77" and relaying it to the guys in the platoon. And the dark nights in the jungle.

I also remember a memorable evening in the "Blue Goose" where the Battalion Commander showed up and had a beer with us.

Man o' man! Thanks for the memories.

Allen Larson, B. Co. 2/505th PIR


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love the site! I was there 88-92 spec. Donaldson e-mail deand@casco.net


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I received my jungle training in the mid 80s at which I was already E-6 in the military by going the this training at the time I went made truly realize the job I had undertaken. Being a squad leader at the time made me aware that my mission was to complete the mission and take care of my men and get them back to there love one's.

This training also made me understand that man will fight with everything that he has, may it be a empty can or pit in the ground. He will fight to the end.

Jungle warfare training will heighten a soldiers senses due to training received and also a soldier become a where that everything he see is not what it appears to be. This will help in combat anywhere in the world, with everything going on in the world, I think all training will give our soldier a add edge anywhere in the world because a soldier is like a boxer because the enemy is looking for a right cross and give him left hook.

Jungle warfare training also techs soldier and squad leaders to fight as a squad. The best squad training in the world. Squads are the backbone of the army, weak squad, weak company, weak battalion and etc.

So please save jungle warfare training!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eric T Payton (SSGT) (RET)

 


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I received my jungle training in the mid 80s at which I was already E-6 in the military by going the this training at the time I went made truly realize the job I had undertaken. Being a squad leader at the time made me aware that my mission was to complete the mission and take care of my men and get them back to there love one's.

This training also made me understand that man will fight with everything that he has, by it be a empty can or pit in the ground.

Jungle warfare training will heighten a soldiers senses due to training received and also a soldier become a where that everything he see is not what it appears to be.

Jungle warfare training also techs soldier and squad leaders to fight as a squad and how to become a team.


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as a member of the florida national guard I was there in 1990, as a former special forces member, it was the best jungle survival school I attended.


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Hello,

My name is Ed Murphy. I was glad to find your site. I was stationed at Ft. Sherman from Jan 1986 to Jul 1988. I was a medic at TMC#5 and a short period at JWB. I still carry my JOTC Unit coin # 70. I would like to hear from anyone who was there at the same time I was.

Thanks, Ed Murphy murphy.294@osu.edu

Thanks, E


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one hell of a site . i trained there during the vietnam war after returning from nam its self. my name is larry applegate i live in southern ohio and on the ohio river. i served in nam, in 68/all 69 .one of the best jungle traing and survival schools that us army sent me to. sorry to hear it was closed. my email address is hilljacks @hotmail.com look fwd to hearing from any one in central highlands 70th cbt engr, co a bam me thout, pleiku hell the us troops did not lose the war the people of nam lost there own war proud as any one who served , god bless all ,all vets not forgotten we love this site


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Damn good site ! Brings back a lot of memories. Did 2 rotations through JOTC with 3rd Ranger Bn. Once in 88 and again in I think it was Sept 89. The best deployments in the Rangers I thought. It was tough but it also was a vacation. Humpin through the jungle and then drinking beer on the beach ! What a bummer it's gone and the Rangers of the future will not be able to experience it. My memories of the place will allways be there and thank you for having the place on the net to go and look at it again.


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Damn good site ! Brings back a lot of memories. Did 2 rotations through JOTC with 3rd Ranger Bn. Once in 88 and again in I think it was Sept 89. The best deployments in the Rangers I thought. It was tough but it also was a vacation. Humpin through the jungle and then drinking beer on the beach ! What a bummer it's gone and the Rangers of the future will not be able to experience it. My memories of the place will allways be there and thank you for having the place on the net to go and look at it again.


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Damn good site ! Brings back a lot of memories. Did 2 rotations through JOTC with 3rd Ranger Bn. Once in 88 and again in I think it was Sept 89. The best deployments in the Rangers I thought. It was tough but it also was a vacation. Humpin through the jungle and then drinking beer on the beach ! What a bummer it's gone and the Rangers of the future will not be able to experience it. My memories of the place will allways be there and thank you for having the place on the net to go and look at it again.


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I was there with the 1/505th PIR from Dec 96 thru Jun 97 for Operation Jungle Warrior. I thought that the training that I recieved was invaluable. The Instructors were the best that the Army could provide. I thank you all that were there during that time frame and God bless you all. Thank you, SGT Charles L.Cox


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i was in sherman , waterborne support ,1097th "mike boat " chief engineer, 87-89. loved it miss , it . im glad i found your web site. 'WATERBORNE' spc.williams ip in potato land. any watrborne out ther write me email.... tdwilliams@zilog.com


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Once again I have come back to visit and have been impressed. Thanks for including my punji pit in your photos. This site keeps getting better and better. When are you going to finish the Bushmaster Hall of fame? Still here in NC with the 82nd. Just about finished my recovery for the back surgery and ready to start pounding ground again. Thanks for the flashback. Jeff Adams junglesapper@worldnet.att.net


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Once again I have come back to visit and have been impressed. Thanks for including my punji pit in your photos. This site keeps getting better and better. When are you going to finish the Bushmaster Hall of fame? Still here in NC with the 82nd. Just about finished my recovery for the bck surgery and ready to start pounding ground again. Thanks for the flashback. Jeff Adams junglesapper@worldnet.att.net


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Nice site. Sad to see a right of passage for the US Army fade away. I attended with the Scout Platoon, 3/187th Infantry, 101st Airborne Div (Air Assault) in 1990. It was by far the best training I received in the Army.

Tim Jackson rokranger@hotmail.com 5/2/00


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They closed the JOTC?? That's sad! I went to the JOTC in 1990 when I was in the 10th Mountain Division and I'm glad that I trianed in the jungle. It was damn good training!


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I am a former trucker there at Fort Sherman from 1993 to June 1999, had lots of fun with the troops there, and will always remember doing skylines with the rotations while waiting to pick up land navers-- SGT French vjfrench13@cs.com


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As a Marine I attended Fort Sherman and know the Green Hell Obstacle Course. I even came to like those muddy hills that I swore was grease. I liked the country side.

Jon P. Rasch clesncron@aol.com


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I too, am sad to see Panama gone. I was a Mike boat coxswain with the 1097th between 1976 and 1979. WATERBORNE!!! Ft. Sherman Lagoon, many a memory there, like coming in on a dark night to load up for a first light Chagres river landing or the entrance into the river on a rough day. I could fill up these pages with stories but I won't bore you. Good luck on your site, I'll be checking back often.

JR "RED" Roberts Shadoridr1@AOL.com


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spc craine email me, spc nides at nemilio@yahoo.com


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Excellent website, very informative, and complete. I would like to order the CDs and video, can you provide us with your new address in Germany, please?

We are working in Fort Sherman, in building 202.... thanks very much,

Charlotte Elton Coordinator San Lorenzo Project e-mail: <coord@sanlorenzo.org>


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Excellent website, very informative, and complete. I would like to order the CDs and video, can you provide us with your new address in Germany, please?

We are working in Fort Sherman, in building 202.... thanks very much,

Charlotte Elton Coordinator San Lorenzo Project e-mail: <coord@sanlorenzo.org>


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Out of curiousity. Can anyone explain the history of the "Jungle Expert" patch? It contains what looks like a galleon but I'm not clear on that. I'm really interested in it.

Is it something that is given to graduates of JOTC?

~ Ignorant Civilian


Date:
10/28/99
Time:
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What a lot of work! Great site!

Was the only female, only civilian, in the Combat Developments Ofc, HQ USARSO from 1963-mid70s. We liased a lot with JOTC because we had to deal with CDC at Belvoir & provide info on BOI, etc. Also pieced together FM 31-30 with lots of help from JOTC. MTTs came thru for briefings (& debriefings) for down-country info needed -- some of them from JOTC, or headed that direction.

Nina Kosik nbrown@sinfo.net still in Panama


Date:
10/26/99
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This is for my dad the late MSG Raymond G. Rios, who past away in Dec of 1998. He use to let myself and my kid brother run the course with him. never the real danger parts, i always wonder why he went over every inch. later if found out because he and other like him trained you guys. my dad love the special forces and jumping, watching him pack a rig for a jump was best time of my life. living and growing up in panama in the 60's was great. sincerely, Susanna Rios Branon

ilike2kick@hitter.net


Date:
10/24/99
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10:53:26 AM
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I WAS A MEMBER OF THE 1/504 P.I.R 82ND AIRBORNE DIVISION COMBAT PARACHUTE INVASION OF PANAMA DECEMBER 20 1989.I WILL NEVER FORGET THE MEN WHO WERE WIA & KIA ON THIS "OPERATION JUST CAUSE!"THEY GAVE SO MUCH SO PANAMA CAN BE FREE OF TRYANTS.I REMEMBER THE COUNTLESS TRAINING MISSONS TO THE JUNGLE SCHOOL.I SALUTE YOU.GOD SPEED RICK A. BERNARDI SFC U.S.ARMY RET.


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MY NAME IS SPC MARCUS CRAIN AND I WAS ONE OF THE LAST GUYS STATIONED AT FT. SHERMAN IT WAS ALMOST A TEAR JERKING EXPERIENCE TO WATCH THE LAST ROTATION LEAVE IN MARCH BUT AS THEY SAY ALL GOOD THINGS MUST END..... SO TO CPT GAINES,THANKS FOR PUTTING THESE MEMORIES TOGETHER ITS LIKE GOING BACK TO THE BEACH.


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7/7/99
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SGT Sean P. Kelly, who supported JOTB on the LCMs from July 1993 - May 1999, Kudos to you good buddies. Cool Beans. It is great that you are keeping the dream alive.


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7/4/99
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Is it possible to include jungle warfare experience of the french army in indo china (past) and french guinea (present).


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7/2/99
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My name is pfc michael ramirez, and I would like to thank the cadre of JOTC for the eye opening experiences that I had in november of 98. The professionalism of people like ssg.berryhill allowed us to train to standard, and become the first battalion (1-24inf) to secure pavon hill in over a year


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7/2/99
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My name is pfc michael ramirez, and I would like to thank the cadre of JOTC for the eye opening experiences that I had in november of 98. The professionalism of people like ssg.berryhill allowed us to train to standard, and become the first battalion (1-24inf) to secure pavon hill in over a year


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6/28/99
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Nice web site. From the wargames guys. www.selectrec.net/wargames www.teamone.8m.net


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6/3/99
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I read a feature story on JOTC in the CS Monitor today and it brought back some memories of my two weeks of training at Fort Sherman in July 1968, just before my tour in Vietnam with the 108th FA Group, OpCon 3rd Marines, DMZ.

For me as for many it was the best two weeks of training I ever had, inside or outside of the military. It served me well in Vietnam and later as a journalist in Asia. 1Lt Ashley W. Wright


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6/3/99
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Great site. Spent a lot of time at Sherman being an aggressor against training units. I love the jungle.

Joe Schmidt, CSC 4/20 Inf., Ft. Clayton, C.Z., 4/76-4/78

schmidtj@ria.army.mil


Date:
6/1/99
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Outstanding site! You've done a great job of pulling in all kinds of info about the school and the training. I was assigned to JOTB from July 90 to September 92. I served as the A Co Cdr and the Bn S3. It was one of the most rewarding and enjoyable assignments I had. I worked with some of the best soldiers in the Army, had a great time, and learned a great deal. I still miss Sherman and the battalion, and will be sorry to see those doors closed for good. If anyone from my old unit sees this I can be reached at charlscarter@hotmail.com. Charles Carter, MAJ,SF, USAR


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5/30/99
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Hey Sir...Left on May 15th...only a handful of guys left!...although I only got the tail end of JOTB(August 98 to closing) I will always be thankful I got the chance to serve there. Some of the best Officers and NCO's I've had the pleasure to serve and train with. SFC Pew, Team 7 Mortars http://www.geocities.com/~robusto59/


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5/30/99
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Hey Sir...Left on May 15th...only a handful of guys left!...although I only got the tail end of JOTB(August 98 to closing) I will always be thankful I got the chance to serve there. Some of the best Officers and NCO's I've had the pleasure to serve and train with. SFC Pew, Team 7 Mortars http://www.geocities.com/~robusto59/


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5/17/99
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Sir best part of my carreer here in panama from March-98 to closing. I will miss this great place and the beaches. It was great working with every one there in HHC JOTB.GOODBY EVEREYBODY PFC Nides


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5/1/99
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farewell to ft sherman, jotb, and panama. SPC WILLIAM MCCULLOUGH 549TH MP CO FT CLAYTON


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4/27/99
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'Been There - Done That' in February, 1966 !!

An experience that I will with 'Pride' never forget.

tustinj@pacbell.net


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4/25/99
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Sir, Great Web site!!! Thanks for grabbing the great picture of me on the last jump at Gatun. I have the 8X10 in a frame and will take it everywhere I am stationed. We are all saddened to see this great school close. Memories here, past and present, will follow me for the rest of my life. SFC David L. Stewart, BN S-2, PAO (FEB 98 to closing)


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4/21/99
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Sorry to see the school close. I went there with the 2-22nd Inf. while stationed at Ft. Drum 3-62 ADA. I learned alot at that school, and was one of the best training events I ever did in the Army. Currently doing a group presentation in college on the Jungle Warfare School.

Spc. Gatchell Ohio Army National Guard


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4/15/99
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SPC WEISS

I was with 1097th Transportation Company and incase you don't know who that is with, we were the ones driving you around in those big old humps of rusted metal we call LCM's "MIKE" boats. My platoon was tasked out to JOTB for those in jungle training to get one hell of a ride and for some a sickening ride. But I enjoyed my time there at Ft. Sherman even though it was a short one. "WATERBORNE"


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4/11/99
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Sorry that that school will close, I was an instructor from 1974 to 1978 and consider it my best assignment. My name is SGM Rodolfo Capetillo, (retired) and hope to hear from former instructors of that time period. (rudolfo@express-news.net) Again thanks for the memory of JOTC. For those that were there, we shall not forget.


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3/31/99
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I WAS THERE FROM MAY87 TO OCT 90-----MANY TIMES I WAS THERE AS OPFOR FOR INCOMING TRAINING FOR NEW UNITS. I WAS WITH A/CO----5THBN,87THINF,FORT CLAYTON, ANY ONE THAT WAS THERE KNOWS THE AWE INSPIRING WORK IT TOOK TO MAKE IT THROUGH, WE SHOULD KEEP IT OPEN FOR TRAINING, WHO KNOWS, WE MAY NEED TO GO BACK, LARRY STUART, LARRYS1@PRODIGY.NET


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3/31/99
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Been there, done that, got the tee shirt and the hat. MSG (Ret) Steve Pimental @ the school from 73 thru 76. I would love to get back for the closing ceremonies but find that I do not have the time. I wish all former instructors, students and staff plus the current staff the best. I hope we can form another reunion to trade war stories about the good times we all share having served at the school. Keep up the good work on this web site!


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3/29/99
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I was an instuctor at JOTC from Oct 73 till Dec 76. I helped build "GREEN HELL" and was one of the first to run it. I started Mines and Booby Traps at the old Coastal Batt. Those were the good days chopper rapelling into moving LCMs. Having trained the Ranger Bats when they first started and having support people draw lines on a map and tell you you can do it. Thanks for a great WEB SITE. Bruce Mallick (DEMOMAN) Retired


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3/29/99
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I was an instuctor at JOTC from Oct 73 till Dec 76. I helped build "GREEN HELL" and was one of the first to run it. I started Mines and Booby Traps at the old Coastal Batt. Those were the good days chopper rapelling into moving LCMs. Having trained the Ranger Bats when they first started and having support people draw lines on a map and tell you you can do it. Thanks for a great WEB SITE. Bruce Mallick (DEMOMAN) Retired


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3/29/99
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I was an instuctor at JOTC from Oct 73 till Dec 76. I helped build "GREEN HELL" and was one of the first to run it. I started Mines and Booby Traps at the old Coastal Batt. Those were the good days chopper rapelling into moving LCMs. Having trained the Ranger Bats when they first started and having support people draw lines on a map and tell you you can do it. Thanks for a great WEB SITE. Bruce Mallick (DEMOMAN) Retired


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3/29/99
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I am Stationed in Panama and was with 518th Engineer company but know i'm working BLDG. 95 in DCSOPS and am leaving here 1 June 99 I am really sad to hear and see J.O.T.B go it is one of the best schools that the army has to offer. I went through the jungle school about last year thanksgiving time, it was a blast WATERBORNE hooooha!!!!! Peace Out PANAMA !!!!! ENGINEERS LEAD THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!


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3/24/99
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THE BETTER PART OF MY CAREER HAS BEEN SPENT IN PANAMA AND FT SHERMAN. I AM ONE OF THE LAST INSTRUCTORS. GREAT PAGE SIR!!!!!!!!

SSG JEFF ADAMS


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3/20/99
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I remember going through JOTC a few years back (January 1994, I believe) with the 1/9 Inf. (7th L.I.D.)

The training was tough. Very tough. My platoon (the HHC mortar platoon) was - if I remember correctly - the ONLY platoon to pass the course (and just barely, too!). The JOTC introduced me to a different terrain: one that was difficult, nasty, smelly, and awe-inspiring. It is a crime that it is being closed down. Readiness will surely suffer.

Regards,

Paul Cox

'Keep Up the Fire!'


Date:
3/19/99
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It is nice to see a site dedicated to such a great training center. I spent one year there as the S4. No better assignment. I only wish I had discovered Fort Sherman sooner. Sorry to see it go.

Matt Schermerhorn


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3/14/99
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I was one of eleven of the only ROTC cadets (Texas Christian Univ. & TX A&M) to graduate from JOTC (class 11-86). It still sticks in my mind as the most realistic, difficult, and beneficial training that I ever attended (yes, even after Airborne). My thanks to the legacy of the JOTC staff that made my life better for the training.

Regards,

Jonathan Westbrook Former Armor Officer jwestbrook@flash.net


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3/11/99
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I think that they should find some money somewhere so those personnel who would like the experience of getting the traing can get it.

tgarth 101st ABN DIV (ASSLT)

AIR ASSAULT!!!


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3/11/99
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I think that they should find some money somewhere so those personnel who would like the experience of getting the training can get it


Date:
3/7/99
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From DukeScout@aol.com

I can't believe they are closing JOTC with no intention of re-opening somewhere else! The men, and their teachings will not soon be forgotten. Soon there will be a need for such things and the people in the Puzzle Palace will scratch there heads and say: "Maybe we shouldn't have done that".


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3/5/99
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I was Stationed at Ft. Sherman 79 When the Canal was turned over it was a very sad day. I went thru the Jungle School and it was one of the best experiences in my life. I had several good friends who were instructors at the time. And during my slack days I would go out with the instructors on the training exercises. One of the thing I noticed most was after a unit completed the course the personnel were a lot closer, and the unit worked more as a team than they did when they started. I remember the Land Crabs getting into everything and stinking to all get out when they were ran over and fermented by the heat. I remember the rain that would come like clockwork where you could not see more the 15 feet in front of you. The Ft. Sherman Beach Club, Ft. San Lorenzo And the Great Fishing at Gatun Lake. I wish I could be at the closing but I will think about it that day. I hope that a lot of Jungle school Alumnis will find this site and set up a site where people can post names and pictures of their experiences at J.O.T.C.

Bert Morin


Date:
3/5/99
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Excellent website! What will happen to it after JOTB closes down? As far as JOTC's closure, it will be a sad day for the U.S. Army. I hope there are plans to make a good video of the entire closing ceremony. Best wishes to all JOTBers past and present. To those presently stationed at JOTC, run hard through the finish line! Respectfully, Greg Barrack


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3/4/99
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I feel honered to have had the opertunity to serve on the Bn staff of JOTB. It was one of the best units I have ever been assigned to and my life on Ft Sherman was, well, living in paridise. Where else could you work with a view that most people pay big money for out your office window and then go hunt lobster on the reef at night? It saddens me to think of it closing. I have many wonderful memeories of my time there and wish it could have been longer. SFC Tutor, Bn S2, March 97-March 98.


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3/4/99
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I think the school has a long proud history that should never be forgotten. It is unfortunate that many will never get to go through the most realistic jungle training, short of war. The U.S. Military and the U.S. has lost more than will be realized. I am fortunate to have had the experience of going through seven times in my career not counting all the times I was part of the aggressor force. I will never forget the lessons learned. Thanks to all of those who taught and supported the school. Thanks for this WEB site.

SFC PIGEON USARSO IG "DO THE RIGHT THING"


Date:
3/2/99
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Sir, I was stationed at Fort Sherman from Oct.87 thur Oct.90, LTC Hinton was in command at that time. I worked JWB the first 6 months or so with the recon ptl. I also helped train the D.E.A. for about the first year. LTC Richison took over command and I became NCOIC of JWB.When JOTC became JOTB and JWB became A Co. I Was the acting 1SG. This was right before Just Cause. Many Leaders were trained at Fort Sherman over the years. The Army will fined it out as time goes on. I will be back in Panama 11 Mar. My cell is 617-1913 

thanks George Chambon.


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2/20/99
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CPT Gaines

FYI - your email address does not seem to be working. I'm heading down to Panama next month and wanted to stop by JOTC - do you know if they offer public tours or anything like that?

Tom Hunter www.specialoperations.com


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2/20/99
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Sorry to see JOTC closing, it was probably the best experience while with HHC 3/17 Inf., 7th ID. I learned a lot there. Former Spec.4 Scott Wicklund


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2/12/99
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I can't believe there closing one of the most important schools I had been through! Your teachings and that of my 2/75 BN. used everything we were tought all over green hell central america. I was down there for some time and can't praise the cadre enough for all there effort and work, keep the spirit alive and HOOHA. Rangers Lead The Way!


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2/5/99
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I was stationed at Howard Air Force Base with the 24th Security Police Squadron from Feb 1985 to Aug 1990, and got to lead a squad of security policemen (attached to what was then HHC 2nd Bn (Airborne) 187th INF (Rakasans) through the course in 1986. It was one of the highlights of my 20 1/2 year career! Sad that the era has to end. Will the JOTB carry on elsewhere? No Obstacle Too Difficult!

MSgt Michael Tsung, 51st Security Forces Squadron Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea


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2/4/99
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The establishment of this webpage is long overdue, unfortunately JOTC is going away. I am currently at CGSC with exposure to the strategic arena and the objectives of the national defense. It amazes me that there has been a decision made to discontinue the training and experiences of the jungle and JOTC. I've been there and I know the expertise and professionalism that you all contribute to the units that train there. I believe that you all are making history and your efforts will be greatly missed, hopefully not at the expense of our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines.

Respectfully, Major Steven M. Roscoe SIGO (Jan 1997-May 1998)


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2/4/99
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CPT. Gaines I was stationed at JOTB as the Battalion Ammo NCO from Jun 96- Jul 97. During this time the S-3 used to show a video of JOTBto units wanting to train at and units training at JOTB. I belive that it was titled welcome to or this is JOTB. This video was also shown to visitors. I mentioned this video to my present Brigade Commander and he would like to make a video of his Brigade. I have been put on the team to help make this video happen. I would like to know the possibility of getting a copy of this video to show him some of the possibilties. If we need to pay for shipping or whatever I am sure that this Command would have no problem doing so. Any help you could extend would be appreciated. I may be reached at the number and Email below.

DSN: 581-4236 Comm: (573)596-4236 garciaju@wood.army.mil

Thank You SSG(P) Juan R. Garcia 1st Eng Bde Bde Ammo NCO


 


Name: Keith Felts
Email: kfelts@contractor.net
Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2002
Time: 08:34:30 PM

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I was lucky enough to have provided some support to the JOTC when they were deactivating. Things at Sherman will never be the same.


Name: Sgt. Bret Kelly USA Ret.
Email: bretkelly@mindspring.com
Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2002
Time: 11:13:52 AM

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My name is Bret Kelly and I was in 2nd BN 187th Rakasans at Ft. Kobbe. I was a medic and worked as Sr. Medic for each of the line companies in the BN. I formaly attended JOTC in 1986 and provided medical coverage for it on numerous occasions. When another unit would back out or miss their class date our Battalion commander would send us, consiquently I have actualy attended JOTC 6 times. When this school closes it will mean the loss of one of the most effective training environments of the US Military, and I feel will result in a drop in the effectivness of military personell to operate in a tropical environment. What the Hell could the brass be thinking? They will "kinder gentler" the military into the laughing stock of the world. You cannot rely on technology alone, it takes guts, knowlage, and intense realistic training in order to perform to a standard that not only will result in the accomplishment of the mission but in the survival of the young men and women performing that mission.


Name: steve bausemer
Email: steve.bausemer@perkinelmer.com
Date: Monday, January 28, 2002
Time: 12:46:20 PM

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the web site is excellent;i attended jotc with Co. A 1/327th INF.(101st ABN)in 1976;it was a blast!!!


Name: Bruce
Email: b
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2002
Time: 12:15:31 PM

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Great site, I willhave to go back in my pictures and dig out some from 1973-1976.We started GREEN HELL thanks to then SFC Losannno(SP)I have a picture of me going up the ladder. The first time in was run, They chopper reppled in and STABO out after running the course. They went on the reef and then climbed the cliff on a net.We trained the Rangers when they first formed.


Name:
Email: bmallick@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2002
Time: 12:17:50 PM

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Name: Larry M. Richardson(The Rock)
Email: larryrckmn52@aol.com
Date: Saturday, March 02, 2002
Time: 12:01:18 PM

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Attended training with 3/325 Inf Recon plt19 81. A great place to soldier.To bad the Brass is blinded by the light.


Name: jramsey@accumulators.com
Email: jra
Date: Monday, March 04, 2002
Time: 01:08:37 PM

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Name: Jeff Ramsey
Email: jramsey@accumulators.com
Date: Monday, March 04, 2002
Time: 01:13:42 PM

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I feel sorry for all the troops that will not get a chance to vacation in Panama. Served my time with 2/327 FT Cambell. Assigned to "NO SLACK" bat 2/86 left for Panama 4/86. Nice start! Had alot of fun in the sun while there.


Name: Ryan Meinecke
Email: ryan-meinecke@uiowa.edu
Date: Wednesday, March 06, 2002
Time: 07:17:36 PM

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i am an officer in the iowa army national guard, and i am very interested in looking into some jungle survival and warfare schools. what are some options available to me?


Name: Ryan Meinecke
Email: ryan-meinecke@uiowa.edu
Date: Wednesday, March 06, 2002
Time: 07:17:46 PM

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i am an officer in the iowa army national guard, and i am very interested in looking into some jungle survival and warfare schools. what are some options available to me?


Name: Toler
Email: jtoler@citlink.net
Date: Friday, March 08, 2002
Time: 08:58:25 PM

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the training was the most arduous i encountered in my time in the military....sadly we suffered a casualty...1974- Doc fell from the rappel cliff, wasn't roped off, split him from anus to solar plexus, pulverized his pelvis and vertebrae.....Doc, God be with you....


Name: Noordin Idris
Email: alangid@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2002
Time: 09:26:40 AM

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I am the Deputy Commandant of the Para Military Training Center of the Royal Malaysia Police and would like to share the experience with all veterans of the JOTC.


Name: RickSwallers
Email: ricks54@earthlink.net
Date: Saturday, March 23, 2002
Time: 08:06:02 AM

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Name: Chand Rana
Email: rbchand@enet.com.np
Date: Sunday, March 24, 2002
Time: 12:23:29 AM

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Name: chand Rana
Email: rbchand@enet.com.np
Date: Sunday, March 24, 2002
Time: 12:26:29 AM

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i'm incharge of Special task force, Nepal police. i want to share experiences with the officers involved in thesame fields of other countries


Name: CLARENCE POTTER SR
Email:
Date: Sunday, March 24, 2002
Time: 02:46:55 AM

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ALL YOU PEOPLE WHO WAS AT FORT SHERMAN REMEMBER THE ZOO AT THE FAR END OF THE FORT , I WELDED THOSE CAGES FOR THE MONKEES AND OTHER ANIMALS , I ALSO REDID THE FORT SHERMAN SIGN IN 1958 , FROM 58 THRU 62 I WAS ONE OF THE GUYS WHO HELPED BUILD IT . ON SAT. MORNINGS WE WOULD RACE OUR HOT RODS DOWN THE AIR STRIP , I WAS ALSO STATIONED AT THE MOTOR POOL , BUT MOST OF ALL I AM A JUNGLE EXPERT AND HELPED IN SOME OF THE TRAINING , . SOME OF YOU DID NOT KNOW THAT OUR CAMP WAS CANISTER CLORINED IN 1960 BY CASTRO AND THE BAY OF PIGS , THAT WAS A SORRY DAY . I AM A DISABLED VET BECAUSE OF IT TO THIS DAY . IT WAS SAD TO HEAR THAT THEY GAVE IT BACK TO THE PAMAMANENS? . WE DEFENDED IT . EX JWTC MEMBER, I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER , THANKS


Name: Leslie Larson
Email: leslieflarson@earthlink.net
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2002
Time: 07:01:41 PM

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Major Gaines, Please contact me as I'm trying to get photo permissions by April 5. I need another email address for you so that I can write to you. Many thanks, Leslie Larson CEASPA volunteer, Sherman, Panama


Name: Leslie Larson
Email: leslieflarson@earthlink.net
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2002
Time: 07:02:09 PM

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Major Gaines, Please contact me as I'm trying to get photo permissions by April 5. I need another email address for you so that I can write to you. Many thanks, Leslie Larson CEASPA volunteer, Sherman, Panama


Name: Sean Keller
Email: seankeller_us@yahoo.com
Date: Friday, March 29, 2002
Time: 10:54:19 PM

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I was stationed at Ft. Kobbe from 1996 to 1999, was the best time in my life. I would like to say thanks to all the leaders that I had there. It was my first duty station and I am trying to find another one like it. Starting to think it wont happen. It was awesome. WildCats!!! Conquer!!! Feel free to email and talk about the great times there, when we lost that we lost the best thing the army had.


Name: Michael L. Cooper
Email: user926608@aol.com
Date: Sunday, March 31, 2002
Time: 10:07:14 PM

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Graduated from RECONDO and NCO Academy there and have many memories of it all. This is the first site I have found that even mentions RECONDO or Jungle Expert. Still have my diplomas too and have really enjoyed the site. Was there from Fort Clayton latter part of 1969............Mike Anyone wanna chat or email me...please do


Name: Michael L. Cooper
Email: user926608@aol.com
Date: Sunday, March 31, 2002
Time: 10:26:37 PM

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Click onto the "Australian Special Operations" you have listed under the "JUNGLE WARFARE RELATED LINKS" and see if you too get a message from some idiot hacker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Seriously....do check it out


Name: Sgt Kelly
Email:
Date: Tuesday, April 02, 2002
Time: 12:40:39 AM

Comments

Guys forgot to include a little something about the most decorated waterborne transportation unit. The 1097th. Part of the JOTB family; or so we thought.


Name:
Email:
Date: Tuesday, April 02, 2002
Time: 12:45:50 AM

Comments

Giving Panama back really sucked! Cpl Barzola


Name: TMOTHY E. LAXTON
Email: EARLTIMALACH@AOL.COM
Date: Tuesday, April 02, 2002
Time: 10:12:21 PM

Comments

GREAT WEB SITE ENJOYED READING YOUR HISTORY. CUIDADO,BUSHMASTER


Name: Michael Cooper
Email: user926608@aol.com
Date: Thursday, April 04, 2002
Time: 08:59:02 AM

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I signed your guest book as Lilcoop7797 but my new screen name is: user926608@aol.com.........just in case anyone wants to IM or email me


Name: CPT Kevin "Gaucho" Williams (3/A/5-87th IN)
Email: kevin.williams4@us.army.mil
Date: Monday, April 08, 2002
Time: 05:13:07 PM

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I was stationed as a PLT LDR in 5/87th IN (L) from 98-99 and did the final shut down of Fort Kobbe. I have been to JRTC, NTC and Southwest Asia for rotational deployments and to this day, I have never had a better training experience than our rotations to JWC. Their was no finer school to train small unit leadership than JWC. Where else could you train soldiers in the true difficulties of moving in a Jungle enviroment; land navigation, moving at night, command and control etc...We lost a great resource when they shut JWC down. Great web site! Any "Get Some" soldiers from Pananma give me a buzz!!


Name: John J Hinkle
Email: hinklejeffrey@msn.com
Date: Tuesday, April 09, 2002
Time: 03:38:42 PM

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Went thru the school in early " 68 ", thought it was terrific. I remember the " black palm " trees with the inch long spikes that you grabbed on the night navigation course ( damned painful ) the San Blas who took care of the laundry for the Officers, the O Club after the E+E course, the Rio Indios, the Rio Chagras, the bohios, the cadre, God what a wonderful place. I miss it! I learned quite a bit and I passed along what I learned to those I was fortunate enough to lead during my 1st and 2nd tours of duty in RVN.I honestly believe that the school was as successful as it was because of the forsight of the cadre. Each and everyone of them deserves kudos for their professionalism and dedication to duty.


Name: PEDRO DE CASTRO SALES
Email: pedroneto10@hotmail.com
Date: Friday, April 12, 2002
Time: 09:20:16 AM

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Very Good !!!


Name: 2º Ten Navarro
Email: aeiou10@ig.com.br
Date: Friday, April 12, 2002
Time: 09:24:12 AM

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Visit CIGS: www.cigs.com.br (Jungle War Center Instrution)


Name: Mark S Padilla
Email: marxus187@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2002
Time: 06:48:54 PM

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Greetings from a Veteran 0f Vietnam Conflict...notice I didn't say War. Change is inevitable but the overall formula stays the same...a little blood a little sweat and unfortunately sometimes tears. Keep up the good work defending our Freedom from a member of the lost generation. Mark S Padilla 187th AHC door-gunner 68-69 Tay Nihn VN 100% DAV


Name: JayEee
Email: lima_delta20186@yahoo.com
Date: Monday, April 15, 2002
Time: 03:26:01 PM

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Great site. JOTC was standard POR training during '68 for our unit, based in the Zone. Either we made JE or the harrassment would get so bad that the "mere graduates" would volunteer to recycle. (Our unit never had dropouts, or we never admitted to them.) Guilty pleasure: half my cycle of 200 folded by the end of the first week; virtually all of them were officers. Seriously, the training proved more than useful when I got to where I was going. And yes, it's too bad the school is gone, but it's not irreplaceable. Nothing is.


Name: Steven Sanderson
Email: DASHEVSTDYMSN.
Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2002
Time: 09:28:31 PM

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When I grow up I want to be in the U.S. Jungle Warfare. I'm 9 years old. Can you tell me were you train? Is it scary? OK, thanks.


Name: Bill Smith
Email: billysmith98@aol.com
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2002
Time: 12:27:47 AM

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Thank for the memories. SGT Bill Smith A Co(Abn) 3/5 Inf Ft. Kobbe 1977 ~ 1982


Name: Jack R. Caudill
Email: jackie_caudill@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2002
Time: 02:41:27 AM

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I went to Jungle Warfare Training with my plt in the 82nd AB Div in May/Jun 1992. I never received a certificate or a patch and was wondering if I could get one. Our platoon received one certificate as a whole and we each were given a black and white xerox copy of it but I was wondering if there was a way I could get one. I loved the school. A funny story I tell was the time I woke up during the second week only to find a huge bat sucking on my finger. Needless to say they sent me to have my shots but I came back and finished up. What is with the patch? Why aren't we aloud to wear it? I just found your website and plan to study more. This was one of many fine memories for me. Thank you for any extra info.


Name: juan garcia
Email: jagarcia63@yahoo.com
Date: Monday, April 22, 2002
Time: 04:37:32 PM

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I went thru it, good school! USMC-SEMPER FI!


Name: Frank Sharp
Email: noirstory@hotmail.com
Date: Monday, April 22, 2002
Time: 04:43:27 PM

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Seeing your webpage brought back a lot of great (and some not so great!) memories of Ft. Sherman and the Republic of Panama. It's a shame the post is closed. A great opportunity to train in a harsh and unfamiliar environment has been lost to U.S. and allied troops. I had the privilege of going twice, in NOV/DEC 95, and MAR/APR 98 while I was with C Co., 3/75 RGR RGT. Thanks for a great site.


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Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2002
Time: 07:23:20 PM

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Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2002
Time: 07:24:48 PM

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Okay guys, here we go, an update on one of the founders of the JOTC! http://www.beatlestribute.com/Salute!.HTM


Name: Joe Townsend
Email: woopwah@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2002
Time: 01:03:00 AM

Comments

Looking for folks who may have served with me in Company B, 4th Battalion, 10th Infantry at Fort Davis or Gulick, 76 through 78.


Name: Steven Swindle
Email: theswindles@yahoo.com
Date: Friday, April 26, 2002
Time: 02:45:19 PM

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Great site, thanks for keeping the spirit alive!! JOTC was one of the highlights of my time on active duty with the mighty 82nd ABN DIV hoooooaaaahhhh!!!


Name: Eric Mroz
Email: eric.mroz@soc.mil
Date: Monday, April 29, 2002
Time: 04:45:32 PM

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I went to JOTC with 3/327th INF in the February 1992. Great school.


Name: Eric Mroz
Email: eric.mroz@soc.mil
Date: Monday, April 29, 2002
Time: 04:45:47 PM

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I went to JOTC with 3/327th INF in the February 1992. Great school.


Name: Bruce Carbone
Email: dinkydau1@webtv.net
Date: Wednesday, May 01, 2002
Time: 08:49:21 AM

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In 1971, I was assigned to 1st Bn 10th Inf at Ft Davis. During my tour, we spent a lot of time at Ft Sherman. It was a harsh environment, but it was survivable. 10th Inf Bn made up a composite company to attend a shortened version of Jungle School. The instructors were the best I have ever seen. With their guidance, we learned the ways of the jungle. I had served in Vietnam, however that was prior to Panama. Attending the school in Panama, should have been mandatory for anyone going to Vietnam. I enjoyed my tour in Panama, especially the jungle school course.


Name: Eddie Addison
Email:
Date: Wednesday, May 01, 2002
Time: 09:32:51 AM

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Name: Eddie Addison
Email:
Date: Wednesday, May 01, 2002
Time: 09:33:30 AM

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Name: m.v. bailey
Email:
Date: Thursday, May 02, 2002
Time: 07:53:44 PM

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i was just woundering why u haven't got any pic from the men who went thro the jungle course? plus the awards recived from troops getting honor grad?i have two.I recived honor grad in 1982. p.s. i also have many pic u could add to your site.just drop me a line ..former sgt ,m.v. bailey (mvb32257@netscape.net....now naval res sea bees


Name: Daniel Frady
Email: Panhead@nc.rr.com
Date: Friday, May 03, 2002
Time: 12:20:39 AM

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Great site... went thru JOTC in Winter '81 I am former 82nd ABN DIV - 1/17 Air Cav, Huey/Blackhawk crew chief. Memories... Deployed there in typical 82nd fashion. From Pope AFB, in-flight rigging, jumped onto Gatun DZ. Great old open-air barracks, GI cots to sleep on when not in the jungle... waitin' for the washing machines to wash the jungle crap off for the next phase. Quarter beers from vending machines in the day room when time allowed. Send mail and stock up on canned fruit from the store while there. Howler monkeys waking you up in the morning, tryin' to piss and shit on you as they pass over you in the trees!! Coatimundi, snakes of all kinds and sizes, fist sized spiders, parrots as common as pidgeons. Cutter bug repellent for the mosquitos (I really think they got a buzz off it and kept truckin') One night, I walked off a ten foot embankment, wandered in the dark for about ten minutes miraculously avoiding black palm and God knows what else before being rescued by my platoon leader who was wearing NVGs!! THANK YOU CPT. RAY... Once, we were two days into the jungle, when out of nowhere pops 3-4 kids running around in shorts barefoot begging for handouts. We got punji-proof boots, pieces of flea collar in our pockets to ward off the bugs and all manner of protective gear and they were running around like it was a day at the beach!!! I love obstacle courses, but the one down there was my all-time favorite. I regret not being able to run it again. Only one free day off the whole trip. Spent it in Colon. Drank beer at La Flora bar while fending off the hookers... Hit the tourist shops while trying to avoid the Guardia Nacional (SMGs, sunglasses and ice-cold stares!!) Sampled "monkey meat" on a stick from the street vendors (more than likely it was dog since they seemed to have a mutt tied to the cart waiting for the inevitable...) I still have a switchblade that I bought there. All in all it was three weeks packed full of excellent training. I am sad and sorry to see a great piece of American Military history come to an end. I will keep my personal opinion about whether we should have turned over our interests in this area to my self. D. J. Frady


Name: SSG JACOBITZ, JERRY E.
Email: jejacobitz2001@yahoo.com
Date: Friday, May 03, 2002
Time: 12:43:13 PM

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WOW!GOOD SITE. I WAS STATIONEDIN FT DAVIS WITH BRAVO CO JUNGLE CATS 5/87TH INF (L) FROM 93-95 AND THEN IN KOBBY FROM 95-97. I REALLY MISS MY BROS. IF ANY READ THIS SITE DROP ME A LINE AT ME EMAIL ADDRESS. SSG JERRY JACOBITZ


Name: CASTELLANOS
Email: javier_orlando_c@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday, May 05, 2002
Time: 06:01:03 PM

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I am a Captain from the BELIZE DEFENCE FORCE presently attending CAPTAINS CAREER COURSE at FORT BENNING. I found your web site very interesting and I am glad that there are still somebody dedicated to jungle training and are aware of its importance. Some of our soldiers from Belize had the oppurtunity to attend that former school and told me about the excellent training they conducted.


Name: cruit
Email: moy3rd@hotmail.com
Date: Monday, May 06, 2002
Time: 06:21:34 PM

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The message board for The Society of the First Infantry Division At www.bigredone.org is up and running.


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Date: Saturday, May 18, 2002
Time: 09:54:02 PM

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This page was updated as of 02/12/02.. ow does that work?


Name: madan
Email: madannda@indya.com
Date: Monday, May 20, 2002
Time: 01:36:13 AM

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Date: Monday, May 20, 2002
Time: 01:36:48 AM

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Name: Brent M Stine
Email: bmstine@your-net.com
Date: Monday, May 20, 2002
Time: 03:06:32 PM

Comments

Excellant WEB site, JOTC was a very essential site for for all combat arms, a confidence builder for the young troops and a leadership challange for the well seasoned NCO's. I wish the school was still in operation or a form of it somewhere. AIRBORNE!!!


Name: Brent M Stine
Email: bmstine@your-net.com
Date: Monday, May 20, 2002
Time: 03:06:36 PM

Comments

Excellant WEB site, JOTC was a very essential site for for all combat arms, a confidence builder for the young troops and a leadership challange for the well seasoned NCO's. I wish the school was still in operation or a form of it somewhere. AIRBORNE!!!


Name: joe janisheck
Email: joseph.janisheck@bliss.army.mil
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2002
Time: 10:23:57 AM

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I was ststioned at Ft. Sherman from Sep,1965-Mar,1967. i aws I was biilted in the next to last building on the right side down by the zoo. The last building on the right was R&D guys doing research and weather stuff. My unit was D btry 4th bn 517th Artillery (air defense). The battalion was unique in Air defense in that it was a composite battalion made up of 2 (two)M-42 Dusters (40mm guns on tracks for AD) battery's and 2 (two)Hawk Missile Battery's (SAM). One battery of each was at Ft. Sherman. The other two battery's were on the pacific side defending Panama City & Canal. The JOC was two builing down from our billets. I can only remember one guy from JOC. His name was SSG Babbs and he had a dog that went with him whereever he went even to formations and the Club whivh was in the quonset hut at the tip of land around the bend past the zoo. most of the SF guy's lived at Gulick but some single SF guys lived at Sherman. I have some pics of that time which was by the way a really great tour of duty. Except for the land crabs and the constant rain. rain and fungus takes a toll on Missile and radar equipment. Thanks for the memory. joe


Name: John W. Burns O89782
Email: jburns@consultant-center.com
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2002
Time: 07:30:06 PM

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Fantastic experience! Completed JOTC in April 1962. Training cadre and physical operations were the best. Appeciated the dedication and expertise of the school's staff. I have to admit I was really proud when I received my Jungle Expert patch. Sorry to see JOTC inactivated, it's a real loss.


Name: Spiderwoman
Email: www.geocities.com/spiderwoman_xxx/spiderwoman.html
Date: Friday, May 24, 2002
Time: 01:20:41 PM

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I'm signing before I check out the site. Hopefully it will have the info I'm looking for. (how to survive in the jungle-- find food and look for water and build shelter!)


Name: Mike Wilson
Email: Gilmer82@webtv.net
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2002
Time: 02:47:14 PM

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Good site was there in Feb.79 2/508 abn.inf 82 abn


Name:
Email: marikaolsen@pipeline.com
Date: Sunday, May 26, 2002
Time: 10:46:49 AM

Comments

I am curious to know if it is possible to confirm if a certain person attended jungle training and if so, what his military service entailed. Is this public record?


Name: ERIN BOSSARD
Email: fortunex@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2002
Time: 02:28:18 PM

Comments

I THINK THIS SIGHT COULD USE SO MORE TERRIFYING DETAILS ABOUT THE WAR IN VIETNAM WAR.


Name: Hoop
Email: hoopadams@direcway.com
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2002
Time: 05:16:41 PM

Comments

I was stationed at Rodman Naval Station from 81 to 84 and went through JOTC (one of the few sailors to do it....I think) then supported it as OPFOR may a time. Thanks for the flash backs.


Name: Richard J Burrill
Email: leathernecksrecruiter@attbi.com
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2002
Time: 10:55:24 PM

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My name is Rick AKA Spiderman. I trained at the school in 1965 with Kilo Company 8th bn 2nd Marine Div.We were awarded the Jungle Expert patch but being Marines it was not allowed on our uniforms. I am now the recruiter for an all Marine and FMF Corpsman Motorcycle Club.http://www.leathernecksmc-capecod.cityslide.com And proudly were my Jungle patch on my vest. Nice site .It brought back a lot of memories especially witch trees not to hang a poncho in,? Dam Ants."


Name: Richard J Burrill
Email: leathernecksrecruiter@attbi.com
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2002
Time: 11:32:16 PM

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My name is Rick AKA Spiderman. I trained at the school in 1965 with Kilo Company 8th bn 2nd Marine Div.We were awarded the Jungle Expert patch but being Marines it was not allowed on our uniforms. I am now the recruiter for an all Marine and FMF Corpsman Motorcycle Club.http://www.leathernecksmc-capecod.cityslide.com And proudly were my Jungle patch on my vest. Nice site .It brought back a lot of memories especially witch trees not to hang a poncho in,? Dam Ants."


Name: Roderick Jamison
Email: cptric@attbi.com
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2002
Time: 09:54:39 AM

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Thanks for the Web site. I was looking for my Jungle Expert Badge. Don't remember if we actually got one or just the patch. If there is such a badge let me know...I'm going to be in uniform for the 4th after 20 + years of retirement


Name: David A de la Sierra
Email: delasierra214@hotmail.com
Date: Friday, June 07, 2002
Time: 12:32:51 PM

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I went thru JOTC in Nov/Dec 89 with 4th BN 17th INF lightfighters just before we kicked the shit out pineapple face, land nav in the swamps, black palm, bushmasters, and the damn ants....great memories, sorry to hear it is gone now.....hoo ah


Name: James Scott Jennings
Email: jsjennings@msn.com
Date: Friday, June 07, 2002
Time: 11:56:20 PM

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Did 2 jumps into the tall grass 1979 and 1981 2/505 82nd


Name: RT Marsh
Email: a104_1sg@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday, June 09, 2002
Time: 09:00:50 PM

Comments

Sorry to see it gone. Black palm, big open bay barracks, cheap beer, poncho rafting in the lagoon, and chugging up and down the Chagres in a landing craft, water sloshing around your ankle, with somebody's puke floating in it...... May-June 1984 Co B 3rd BN 327IN (Air Assault) 101st ABN DIV


Name: RT Marsh
Email: a104_1sg@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday, June 09, 2002
Time: 09:01:07 PM

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Sorry to see it gone. Black palm, big open bay barracks, cheap beer, poncho rafting in the lagoon, and chugging up and down the Chagres in a landing craft, water sloshing around your ankle, with somebody's puke floating in it...... May-June 1984 Co B 3rd BN 327IN (Air Assault) 101st ABN DIV


Name: RT Marsh
Email: a104_1sg@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday, June 09, 2002
Time: 09:01:46 PM

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Sorry to see it gone. Black palm, big open bay barracks, cheap beer, poncho rafting in the lagoon, and chugging up and down the Chagres in a landing craft, water sloshing around your ankle, with somebody's puke floating in it...... May-June 1984 Co B 3rd BN 327IN (Air Assault) 101st ABN DIV


Name: RT Marsh
Email: a104_1sg@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday, June 09, 2002
Time: 09:01:59 PM

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Sorry to see it gone. Black palm, big open bay barracks, cheap beer, poncho rafting in the lagoon, and chugging up and down the Chagres in a landing craft, water sloshing around your ankle, with somebody's puke floating in it...... May-June 1984 Co B 3rd BN 327IN (Air Assault) 101st ABN DIV


Name: SD PM Pedro
Email: traira2@bol.com.br
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2002
Time: 05:48:23 PM

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Name: SAMUEL B HAIRSTON
Email: SHAIR42533@AOL.COM
Date: Sunday, June 16, 2002
Time: 10:47:57 PM

Comments

GREAT SITE BRINGS BACK MEMORIES 1985


Name: Brian Crites
Email: redcossack@surewest.net
Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2002
Time: 12:09:31 AM

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I earned my Jungle Expert Patch as a young Marine in 1980. The training was good and I have many fond memories of Fort Sherman. A lighting strike on a tree twenty five yards away, a night trying to sleep with ants cralwing all over me. It was also my first experiance with the difference between the Army and the Marine Corps. The Army said rucksack and we said pack. But it is still something I look back on with pride. We never got to wear those patches but I still have it and my cetificate.


Name: Brian Crites
Email: redcossack@surewest.net
Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2002
Time: 12:13:46 AM

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I earned my Jungle Expert Patch as a young Marine in 1980. The training was good and I have many fond memories of Fort Sherman. A lighting strike on a tree twenty five yards away, a night trying to sleep with ants cralwing all over me. It was also my first experiance with the difference between the Army and the Marine Corps. The Army said rucksack and we said pack. But it is still something I look back on with pride. We never got to wear those patches but I still have it and my cetificate. E/2/23


Name: David Dural
Email: ddural@earthlink.net
Date: Thursday, June 20, 2002
Time: 10:18:33 PM

Comments

I had a blast in Panama when I went in 1983. Being right on Lemone Bay was great. I will never forget GREEN HELL..


Name: T. A. L. "Dozer"
Email: taldozer@aol.com
Date: Friday, June 21, 2002
Time: 10:29:47 AM

Comments

Excellant site, great resource. It is a shame the school went to the way side, some day we will learn from our mistakes. I also have a site give it a look; WWW.selous-scouts.com


Name: Jim Thomas
Email: jthomas10@cox.net
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2002
Time: 11:23:26 AM

Comments

Nice site!! Ft.Clayton 4 BN (mech)20th Inf HHC 1981-1984 drive on!!!!!


Name: Jim Thomas
Email: jthomas10@cox.net
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2002
Time: 11:23:57 AM

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Nice site!! Ft.Clayton 4 BN (mech)20th Inf HHC 1981-1984 drive on!!!!! Jungle expert!


Name: jess
Email: j99rider@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday, June 23, 2002
Time: 10:03:48 AM

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It is good to see someone taking an interest in preserving a part of Army History. I was stationed at Ft Davis and was made an honorary JOTC graduate. The 32 months I spent in Panama were enjoyable except for the warm weather (smirk). If any of my fellow associates see this email me at j99rider@yahoo.com, pleas id the email as I delete messages from strange screen names. Yours in peace, MSG Gaylor, Jess


Name: DOn Kyle
Email: wildblue@hawaii.rr.com
Date: Monday, June 24, 2002
Time: 05:19:54 PM

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like to get some info on how I may get a record of my completing the jungle warfare course. I do not recall the exact dates, but it would have been in the spring of 1980 0r 1981. I was with the 2/10 Cav, 7th ID, Ft Ord, CA. We were attached to a Inf BN, I do not recall which one. If someone could let me know how I could some kind of record I would appreciate it. Don Kyle, former CW-2 2/10 Cav (air) 7TH ID


Name: JOSE L PEREZ ORTIZ SFC-RET
Email: atmman1305@hotmail.com
Date: Friday, June 28, 2002
Time: 02:14:24 PM

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WENT THERE ,WAS THERE,AND WOULD GO BACK IF IT WAS THERE AGAIN I WENT 5 TIMES I WAS STATIONED AT KOBBE,A3/5 AND WAS AN INST.AT THE SCH.OF THE AMERICAS,A TIME THAT I WILL NEVER FORGET AND WILL ALWAYS BE PART OF MY LIFE AND I DONT REGRET IT.....


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Date: Saturday, June 29, 2002
Time: 02:17:44 AM

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Name: Bobby Rawls
Email: rjrawls@infoave.com
Date: Sunday, July 07, 2002
Time: 11:29:41 AM

Comments

WENT TO SCHOOL 1984 WITH 2/504TH 82ND AIRBORNE. Great web site!!


Name: Bobby Rawls
Email: rjrawls@infoave.com
Date: Sunday, July 07, 2002
Time: 11:49:27 AM

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Hey, just had to sign again because one of the articles is about the time I went through!! 1985, 2/504 82nd Airborne. God it brings tears to my eyes to remember and at the waste of giving this base up!! What stupid asshole liberal demecrats!!


Name: THOMAS HERTZOG
Email: THSKATER69@YAHOO.COM
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2002
Time: 09:00:04 AM

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HI GUY'S, WHATA SITE MOST PEOPLE DON'T EVEN KNOW ABOUT THE "JUNGLE SCHOOL" OR THE TRAINING WE WENT THROUGH. I WENT THROUGH IN 1966 (A LONG TIME AGO).I WAS LOOKING FOR A WINDOW STICKER FOR MY CARS, ANYBODY HAVE ANY INFO WERE THEY CAN BE PURCHASED OR EVEN IF ANY WERE EVER MADE.


Name: Paul J McBride
Email: bigdaddysmokey420@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday, July 21, 2002
Time: 01:27:13 AM

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Was there w/ C-3/505PIR 82nd abn div on 7-89. Had a good friend die during the invasion. PV2 Lance Troy Coats, 1st Batt. 508th ft.kobbe Panama. He died at the Panama Defenses' Comandancia, 20dec 89. He was 18 yrs old, sandy brown hair and the nicest guy you'd ever want to meet. I haven't had any closure guys and i would appreciate any info. By the way...loved the 3 weeks of pulling black palm thistles out of my ass and dodging monkey shit. Lots of fun. Tying off out wpns to our legs and mudslides and constant rain and 100 plus temps made for an enjoyable vacation. Sorry to hear it closed.


Name: Tibor I. Waldner
Email: waldtibi@aol.com
Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2002
Time: 02:45:54 PM

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As former member of the XX.th. Infantry Regiment (Sykes'Regulars)and 1959 graduate of the Jungle Warfare Training Center, I deeply regret the closure of such a fine training facility. The Canal Zone experience will remain a highlite in my 26 years of military experience. Keep up the good work! Tibor I. Waldner Sergeant Major, US Army(Retired)


Name: Tibor I. Waldner
Email: waldtibi@aol.com
Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2002
Time: 03:06:09 PM

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As former member of the 20.th Inf. Regiment (Sykes' Regulars) I am a JWTC (1959) graduate. Loosing the Canal Zone and the JWTC is a unfortunate political mistake. Keep up the good work! Sergeant Major Tibor I. Waldner US Army (Retired)


Name: Donald Shook
Email: deshook@7thinfantry.com
Date: Thursday, August 01, 2002
Time: 08:52:43 AM

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Great Site that you have.. Went through JOTC in 1986 while with the 17th Infantry, 7th Light Infantry Division.. Great time, what a great place to be and what a shame that it is "NO MORE" My Brother Dan Houston was with the 7th as well (C-5-21 Infantry) and earned his CIB in Operation Just Cause. I have a site on the 7th Infantry Division: http://www.7thinfantry.com I also have some cool "I SURVIVED GREEN HELL" patches for sale along with some 7th ID and AIRBORNE patches for sale: http://www.7thinfantry.com/store/shop.asp


Name: John Staudt
Email: Jds1vette@aol.com
Date: Thursday, August 08, 2002
Time: 07:27:51 PM

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I was stationed in Panama, Ft Gulick with the 549th MP Company from 1981-83. I went through JOTC in Sep of 81. I remember it like it was yesterday. "Green Hell" I still have my patch and certificate. I miss all the good friends I made in Panama and wish we could have a reunion. I'm currently with the Federal Police at Fort Sill, OK.


Name: Ted
Email: TedSr102@aol.com
Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2002
Time: 06:13:30 PM

Comments

Very interesting reading. I was looking for a field training manual on non deadly boobytraps to use on modern day private detectives who are trespassing on my property!


Name: shokoofeh
Email: soulofdiamond@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday, August 15, 2002
Time: 07:39:03 AM

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Name:
Email:
Date: Friday, August 16, 2002
Time: 05:35:51 AM

Comments

excellent site. best regards from athens GREECE


Name: James David Howard
Email: jd_howard@msn.com
Date: Monday, August 19, 2002
Time: 05:46:30 PM

Comments

I was stationed Co.C Ft.Clayton 4 BN (mech)20th Inf I was there 1973-1974 I had jus got from 129th AHC Anson, Vietnam got busted for smoking that panama red! I couldn't tell much defference between nam and panama same uniforn but that reefer in nam was better. I was 11b10 and done my best and got a nice medal in nam so what else can I say. Oh the medal was Army Commendation which ain't bad if more info needed just E=Mail me and we can comunicate man! Oh I took Basic training at Ft Polk LA and AIT at Ft Lee VIR quatermaster school then to nam.


Name: James David Howard
Email: jd_howeard@msn.com
Date: Monday, August 19, 2002
Time: 05:49:21 PM

Comments

I was stationed Co.C Ft.Clayton 4 BN (mech)20th Inf I was there 1973-1974 I had jus got from 129th AHC Anson, Vietnam got busted for smoking that panama red! I couldn't tell much defference between nam and panama same uniforn but that reefer in nam was better. I was 76Y30 and done my best and got a nice medal in nam so what else can I say. Oh the medal was Army Commendation which ain't bad if more info needed just E=Mail me and we can comunicate man! Oh I took Basic training at Ft Polk LA and AIT at Ft Lee VIR quatermaster school then to nam.


Name: James David Howard
Email: jd_howard@msn.com
Date: Monday, August 19, 2002
Time: 05:51:04 PM

Comments

I was stationed Co.C Ft.Clayton 4 BN (mech)20th Inf I was there 1973-1974 I had jus got from 129th AHC Anson, Vietnam got busted for smoking that panama red! I couldn't tell much defference between nam and panama same uniforn but that reefer in nam was better. I was76Y30 and done my best and got a nice medal in nam so what else can I say. Oh the medal was Army Commendation which ain't bad if more info needed just E-Mail me and we can comunicate man! Oh I took Basic training at Ft Polk LA and AIT at Ft Lee Virginia quatermaster school then to nam.


Name: Wilson Vazquez
Email: salsabor@prodigy.net
Date: Thursday, August 22, 2002
Time: 10:23:53 AM

Comments

Good memories, enjoy it, keep updating the page. Huuaaaaa!!!!!!!!!


Name: SSG Marianno M. Ortiz
Email:
Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2002
Time: 08:42:27 PM

Comments

I went through Jungle Warfare school in 1995 @ Fort Sherman. I think it stinks that we who went through this course can not wear the patch because someone decided to adopt it as their unit patch. We earned it but can not show it. The Army needs to come up with something for us who went through this training to desplay on our uniforms. It is only fair ,since we did after all earn the right.


Name: SSG Marianno M. Ortiz
Email:
Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2002
Time: 08:42:51 PM

Comments

I went through Jungle Warfare school in 1995 @ Fort Sherman. I think it stinks that we who went through this course can not wear the patch because someone decided to adopt it as their unit patch. We earned it but can not show it. The Army needs to come up with something for us who went through this training to desplay on our uniforms. It is only fair ,since we did after all earn the right.


Name: Warren O. Berry
Email: armycsm@mvp.net
Date: Wednesday, September 04, 2002
Time: 07:57:05 PM

Comments

Nice page, I was sorry when we gave JOTC away.After my first VN tour, I served at JOTC from mid 1967 to mid 1968. I was then promoted and assigned to the Infantry Committee at the School of the Americas at Ft. Gulick. It was a wonderful experience and one of the few times in my military career that I felt I was making a positive contribution to our war effort.


Name: Warren O. Berry
Email: armycsm@mvp.net
Date: Wednesday, September 04, 2002
Time: 07:57:07 PM

Comments

Nice page, I was sorry when we gave JOTC away.After my first VN tour, I served at JOTC from mid 1967 to mid 1968. I was then promoted and assigned to the Infantry Committee at the School of the Americas at Ft. Gulick. It was a wonderful experience and one of the few times in my military career that I felt I was making a positive contribution to our war effort.


Name: CPT Todd Coogan
Email: coogant@mms.dmsc.k12.ar.us
Date: Thursday, September 05, 2002
Time: 08:41:19 AM

Comments

Great Site. I was never stationed at Sherman but our entire Infantry Battalion from the 39th Brigade (Arkansas Army Naitonal Guard) did a rotation through the Jungle School in 1991. Many of us still talk about that period being the absolute best training, worthwhile experience of our infantry careers. Thanks for keeping it alive.


Name: CPT Todd Coogan
Email: coogant@mms.dmsc.k12.ar.us
Date: Thursday, September 05, 2002
Time: 08:41:31 AM

Comments

Great Site. I was never stationed at Sherman but our entire Infantry Battalion from the 39th Brigade (Arkansas Army Naitonal Guard) did a rotation through the Jungle School in 1991. Many of us still talk about that period being the absolute best training, worthwhile experience of our infantry careers. Thanks for keeping it alive.


Name: CPT Todd Coogan
Email: coogant@mms.dmsc.k12.ar.us
Date: Thursday, September 05, 2002
Time: 08:56:42 AM

Comments

Great Site! I was never stationed at Sherman but our entire Infantry Battalion from the Arkansas Army National Guard did a rotation throught the jungle school in 1991. Many of us still sit around and tell the younger guys that the jungle training was the most worthwhile and meaningful training we have ever gone through. I teach 7th grade geography and my students love the stories, slides, and momentos from my trip. I tell them It was a hot, stinking, steaming, nasty-assed place but I loved every minute of it. Thanks for keeping this site going.


Name: Raul Jerrick
Email: raulj1972@yahoo.com
Date: Friday, September 13, 2002
Time: 08:07:30 AM

Comments

the importance of carrying yours packs whilst operating in the jungle


Name: Raul Jerrick
Email: raulj1972@yahoo.com
Date: Friday, September 13, 2002
Time: 08:09:22 AM

Comments

the importance of carrying your packs whilst operating in the jungle


Name: LTC Greg Barrack
Email: gregory.barrack@js.pentagon.mil
Date: Monday, September 16, 2002
Time: 12:55:21 PM

Comments

The link below will tap you into a good article ref. MAJ Cole Hogan. http://www.macon.com/mld/macon/news/local/4053757.htm God bless you, Cole God be with you, Pat - Amen


Name: mugu
Email: mugu@mugu.com
Date: Monday, September 16, 2002
Time: 04:52:02 PM

Comments

pls all guy men,i was here.


Name: SGT. PEDRO GUZMAN
Email: GOOSEMANN68@HOTMAIL.COM
Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2002
Time: 11:43:24 PM

Comments

I WENT THROUGH JOTC IN 89' AS A 60 GUNNER AND IN 91 AS A SQUAD LEADER AND WAS PART OF OPERATIONS NIMROD DANCER AND JUST CAUSE. WHAT A BEUTIFUL PLACE. (THE JUNGLE) AS HOT AND MUGGY AS IT WAS IT HAD A BEAUTY TO BE DESIRED. BLACK PALM,SNAKES,MONKEYS,BATS,PDF. A BIT TOO MUCH FOR AN AVERAGE JOE TO TAKE. BUT THEN AGAIN WE WEREN'T AVERAGE JOES HOOOOOOAAAAAH! LIGHTFIGHTERS 2/27 WOLFHOUNDS ALPHA COMPANY 89'-92'


Name: Eddie Addison
Email:
Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2002
Time: 08:12:51 AM

Comments

Okay ladies, here we go! My friend Major Roger Gaines, who's web site you are on right now, as he will tell you, I don't say everything I know, but when I do speak, you better listen, because I don't bullshit around. Checkout the follow link. ("http://www.beatlestribute.com/INTRO.htm"). I think some of you guys will like what it says, and some of you guys will wince in pain. Roger, I know you are busy, but please e-mail me, because I lost your e-mail link. Thanks everyone. eddie


Name: Eddie Addison
Email:
Date: Friday, September 20, 2002
Time: 10:25:57 PM

Comments

I found a really interesting "old letter" my mother CONNIE ADDISON wrote concerning the Panama hand over that was being debated in the Congressional Record back in April of 1974. http://www.beatlestribute.com/Connie.htm


Name: Herbert I. Anderson
Email: anderson@guamcell.net
Date: Friday, September 20, 2002
Time: 11:45:35 PM

Comments

I went through the Jungle Operations Training Center at Ft. Sherman in April '84 with the 101st Airborne Div. B co. 1/502nd Inf. The " Green Hell " obstacle course was one I'll never forget! To this day I'm proud to wear the "Jungle Expert" patch that I had earned with blood,sweat and tears !! ** Air Assault **


Name: Herbert I. Anderson
Email: anderson@guamcell.net
Date: Friday, September 20, 2002
Time: 11:45:37 PM

Comments

I went through the Jungle Operations Training Center at Ft. Sherman in April '84 with the 101st Airborne Div. B co. 1/502nd Inf. The " Green Hell " obstacle course was one I'll never forget! To this day I'm proud to wear the "Jungle Expert" patch that I had earned with blood,sweat and tears !! ** Air Assault **


Name: Clayton Struthers
Email: lothlorienarcher@attbi.com
Date: Sunday, September 22, 2002
Time: 01:33:39 AM

Comments

Looks refreshing, what are you guys going to be adding to it? I graduated from the school myself late January, early February 1989, must say, I miss it, is that boat still sitting on the reef out on the canal zone, lol!


Name: dale l. robbins
Email: clymor50@yahoo.com
Date: Monday, September 23, 2002
Time: 01:15:06 AM

Comments

i served in panama,1971-1973,an old airborne jungle fighter, i remember it well, rain,mud,heat,big nasty spiders,but loads of fun.oh yea and lots to eat.love this site keep it up.


Name: Eddie Addison
Email: Eddie@www.BeatlesTribute.com
Date: Friday, September 27, 2002
Time: 01:03:10 AM

Comments

GREETINGS ALL: As you all know, my dad was one of the founders of the JWC under Major General Porter (1947, 1953-1999), and as former graduates of the J.O.T.C. I feel it is important I personally address you regarding the following link and article. http://www.beatlestribute.com/BRITISH_INTELLIGENCE!.HTM I am asking you, please do not bother dad with anything contained in the article, because he is now over 80 years old and he has both Alzheimer's and Parkinsons disease, and I do not want him upset by anything. I want dad to remain calm and at ease and so I am personally asking all of you to stand down. Thank you all.


Name: william
Email: w_plug@yahoo.com
Date: Friday, September 27, 2002
Time: 01:26:45 AM

Comments

Where are American soldiers suppose to learn how to fight in a jungle environment if Fort Sherman was closed.


Name: H.H. from Germany
Email: parkez@gmx.de
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2002
Time: 12:50:02 AM

Comments

Hi, i´m a german recco man and a few week ago i bought a ford mutt to restauration. Now the jeep is ready to take off but i have now idea where the original tactical signs to fit. Anybody there to help me? The Mutt A1 is from the 82ABN. Now i need the original numbers,stars etc. Thanx


Name: Ranger Petts
Email: pettsgm@doj.state.wi.us
Date: Monday, October 07, 2002
Time: 03:10:09 PM

Comments

Can anyone help me in attaining information (ie manual name and number) regarding deployment and use of a poncho parachute used as as resupply.


Name: Steve Rodgers
Email: sdrodgers55@aol.com
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2002
Time: 04:12:14 PM

Comments

I completed JOTC training in May 1978. I was grabbed by a SM at Fort Bragg in 1983 and told my Jungle Expert Patch was no longer authorized. I have never seen any documentation if that is true and was wondering if anyone has any scoop on the subject.


Name: R. S. Hill, MD
Email: capabob@napanet.net
Date: Sunday, October 13, 2002
Time: 09:59:00 PM

Comments

Great site! I was born and raised in the Canal Zone and remember well the JWTC. Used to sneak out to and around Fort Sherman to hunt in the bush. Was ambushed a few times by you guys and ambushed a few or you too!! Great times!!


Name: Rob Matthews
Email: robert.matthews9@verizon.net
Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2002
Time: 08:49:19 PM

Comments

Some of the best training I recieved while on active duty! JOTC Graduate 18 Feb 83 - R. Matthews (Ltc Ray D Newman Inf Commandant)


Name: Rob Matthews
Email: robert.matthews9@verizon.net
Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2002
Time: 08:57:05 PM

Comments

Some of the best training I recieved while on active duty! C.co 1/327 inf bn 101st Abn JOTC Graduate 18 Feb 83 - R. Matthews "Oldham" are you out there - How about you Bob Barlow? Good training- goood people- and who could Forget "La Glorias" ! (Ltc Ray D Newman Inf Commandant)


Name: Rob Matthews
Email: robert.matthews9@verizon.net
Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2002
Time: 08:59:36 PM

Comments

Some of the best training I recieved while on active duty! C.co 1/327 inf bn 101st Abn JOTC Graduate 18 Feb 83 - R. Matthews "Oldham" are you out there - How about you Bob Barlow? Good training- goood people- and who could Forget "La Glorias" ! What an obstical course - Remenmber the cargo nets going down the cliff, I have plenty of phots that will bring back memories drop me an email if ya want some! (Ltc Ray D Newman Inf Commandant)


Name: Rob Matthews
Email: robert.matthews9@verizon.net
Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2002
Time: 09:00:31 PM

Comments

Some of the best training I recieved while on active duty! C.co 1/327 inf bn 101st Abn. JOTC Graduate 18 Feb 83 - R. Matthews "Oldham" are you out there - How about you Bob Barlow? Good training- goood people- and who could Forget "La Glorias" ! What an obstical course - Remenmber the cargo nets going down the cliff, I have plenty of phots that will bring back memories drop me an email if ya want some!


Name: Rob Matthews
Email: robert.matthews9@verizon.net
Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2002
Time: 09:00:52 PM

Comments

Some of the best training I recieved while on active duty! C.co 1/327 inf bn 101st Abn. JOTC Graduate 18 Feb 83 - R. Matthews "Oldham" are you out there - How about you Bob Barlow? Good training- goood people- and who could Forget "La Glorias" ! What an obstical course - Remenmber the cargo nets going down the cliff, I have plenty of phots that will bring back memories drop me an email if ya want some!


Name: Rob Matthews
Email: robert.matthews9@verizon.net
Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2002
Time: 09:01:12 PM

Comments

Some of the best training I recieved while on active duty! C.co 1/327 inf bn 101st Abn. JOTC Graduate 18 Feb 83 - R. Matthews. "Oldham" are you out there - How about you Bob Barlow? Good training- goood people- and who could Forget "La Glorias" ! What an obstical course - Remenmber the cargo nets going down the cliff, I have plenty of phots that will bring back memories drop me an email if ya want some!


Name: mark Breymeyer
Email: mwbreymeyer@aol.com
Date: Saturday, October 19, 2002
Time: 08:27:15 PM

Comments

I was greatly pleased to run up on this site, I was stationed at JOTC twice, the first time was from 1979-1981, the second time was from 1990-1991. What a great place to be stationed. I miss Ft. Sherman every day I breath


Name: gamze
Email: gamze@anzacday.biz
Date: Sunday, October 20, 2002
Time: 12:15:34 PM

Comments

...i am surfing the web and searching for new web sites for our Anzac Database...and now i am here...Your web site is fantastic, well done !!! if you like, have a look at our database also: Independent Anzac Network Database many greetings to all gamze http://www.anzacday.info


Name: Calvin Hickerson [Senior]
Email: 82101173@military.com, skysoldier196768@aol.com, skysoldier196768@earthlink.net
Date: Sunday, October 20, 2002
Time: 09:10:38 PM

Comments

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Name: Steven Swann
Email: sswann@wachoviasec.com
Date: Sunday, October 20, 2002
Time: 09:19:16 PM

Comments

I had the pleasure of contracting malaria in 1967, while hanging out with Antonio and the other Choco Indians up the Chagres River. Had it not been for some Special Forces guys, they would have kept treating me for the flu until I had died. God, I miss that place. (anyone with pictures of the Chocos--------- please send 'em to me)


Name: Clarence Potter Sr
Email: tarheels@ojai.net
Date: Monday, October 21, 2002
Time: 11:12:32 PM

Comments

this is sweet butchy all you old farts that was there from 58 thru 62 where are you , one day i got on the colon bus from sherman and couldn't find a seat , so one day i brought egar a 6 foot boa , i got a seat . us old rangers that were stationed used to interact with the air borne , one was exercise banyan tree , how about you other guys . the boys i know called me sweet butchy because i loved the ladys ! i have been watching this site sense mar of this year i know your out there guys.


Name: JOSE L. ROMAN
Email: SSG Jose.Roman2@CEN.AMEDD.ARMY.MIL
Date: Friday, October 25, 2002
Time: 12:10:48 PM

Comments

Went through with the 2/325. Thank you for keeping the JOTC experience real. It saved my BUTT in the jungles of Columbia and Bolivia.


Name: Mike Church, COL, IN (Ret)
Email:
Date: Monday, October 28, 2002
Time: 12:32:55 PM

Comments

I was the Ops Officer from Dec 75-Jul 77 under LTC Will Roosma. We instituted the 3 week, unit based POI under the direction of the USARSO CG, BG William R. Richardson, probably the top GO with whom I served in 30 years. Took my own bn back May-Jul 88. We covered down on Clayton, Amador and Sherman. Relieved by my good buds from the 9th Rgt. Sure would like to hear from some of those super NCOs from the 70's, Ben Sanchez, Tom Courtney, MSG Wyvel, OB O'Brien, SSG Delp, et al. Didn't meet their equal til I commanded the Ranger Tng Bde 92-94.


Name: Mike Church, COL, IN (Ret)
Email: schurch433@knology.net
Date: Monday, October 28, 2002
Time: 12:33:54 PM

Comments

I was the Ops Officer from Dec 75-Jul 77 under LTC Will Roosma. We instituted the 3 week, unit based POI under the direction of the USARSO CG, BG William R. Richardson, probably the top GO with whom I served in 30 years. Took my own bn back May-Jul 88. We covered down on Clayton, Amador and Sherman. Relieved by my good buds from the 9th Rgt. Sure would like to hear from some of those super NCOs from the 70's, Ben Sanchez, Tom Courtney, MSG Wyvel, OB O'Brien, SSG Delp, et al. Didn't meet their equal til I commanded the Ranger Tng Bde 92-94. Anybody ever gets by Montgomery, AL, give me a call.


Name: gilberto v. silva
Email: sil@cybermesa.com
Date: Saturday, November 02, 2002
Time: 07:34:23 PM

Comments

this was one of the best training experiences in my military career.


Name: Arielka lara
Email: jomareilpa@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday, November 09, 2002
Time: 08:44:55 PM

Comments

How can I get my puppy who is one month old to go to the bathroom in one plave? Please help me!


Name: david bailey
Email: monkieman@excite.com
Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2002
Time: 08:14:48 AM

Comments

sp-4 David Bailey 534th military police fort clayton 79-82. went through in nov 1980 with 101st . what a great experience.sorry to see everything turned over .Panama was great tour


Name: Michael Cooper
Email: kblman54@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2002
Time: 08:23:16 AM

Comments

I attended Recondo and JOTC, and the NCO Acad in Panama. Would like to hear from others who graduated and went on to Vietnam


Name: Vance Davis
Email: 310-268-3194
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2002
Time: 10:22:32 PM

Comments

Please help me find photo for the year 1974 or a list of graduates with my name on it Vance Davis I was station at Fort Bragg 18th Airborne 1/39. This information in not on my dd214. I a member of the AMVETS POST 2 but I would like to be able to prove that I am a Jungle Expert


Name: Jim Vernon
Email: DogBiscuit@earthlink.net
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2002
Time: 01:15:59 PM

Comments

Missed the school. Did manage to take in Vietnam as a Sgt with Special Forces assigned to SOG (Studies and Observations Groups -- of course -- yep). Hope you keep the site alive so people can see what you did and the pride you took in doing it.


Name: JOHN UNDERWOOD
Email:
Date: Monday, November 25, 2002
Time: 08:25:49 PM

Comments

i MADE AN ENTRY ABOUT A YEAR AGO. I WAS STATIONED AT FT. DAVIS AND FT. SHERMAN. CLARENCE POTTER...I WAS INVOVED IN OPERATION BANYAN TREE. I WAS WITH THE 4/10 AT THE TIME AND WAS AN AGGRESSOR. REMEMBER WHEN THE AIRBORNE DROPPED IN THE DZ BY THE GATUN LOCKS..THEY JUMPED IN WEARING WINTER GEAR. WE CAPTURED MOST OF THE UNIT IN TWO DAYS AND HAD TO LOOK FOR THE REST OF THEM. THEY WERE LOST. THE AIRBORNE MISSION WAS A FLOP...REMEMBER WHEN THE OPERATION WAS TERMINATED..THEY PULLED WAS UNITS OUT OF THE JUNGLE..LINED US UP ON THE TARMAC AT FRANCE FIELD..A GENERAL CAME OUT AND GAVE A SOEECH ON HOW WELL THIER OPERATION WENT AND BOY DID WE LAUGH..IT WAS SO LOUD OUR OFFICERS ..WITH A SMILE TOLD US TO SUT UP...OUR BRIGADE COMMAND THOUHT WE WERE GOING TO SPEARHEAD THE ARMY UNITS INTO NAM...WE WERE ALL TRAINED TO SURVIVE AND FIGHT IN THE JUNGLE..THAT WHAT WE DID..NOT AN AIRBORNE UNIT THAT HAD ONE DROP IN THE JUNGLE AND DID NOT KNOW SHIT FROM SHINOLA WHEN COMES TO FIGHTING IN THE JUNGLE..WE WERE THE PROFESSIONALS WHEN IT COMES TO THIS TYPE OF FIGHTING.I AM GLAD WE DID GO..TO SENT ARMY UNITS WHO WERE NOT TRAINED IN JUNGLE FIGHTING WAS SUICIDIAL AND BULL SHIT.. GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU POTTER//JOHN THE CANADIAN.


Name: Brion Sausser
Email: brionsausser@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2002
Time: 03:25:06 PM

Comments

1975 graduate TDY from Co. A, 4/68 Armor 82nd AB Div. looking for classmates. Spec. 4 Sausser (11B2P) "Black Palm on the right!"


Name: Rick Norwood USA/Ret.
Email: rickmct@faynet.com
Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2002
Time: 03:46:34 PM

Comments

Great site and great comments. I was an instructor at Ft. Sherman 1990 to 1995 (56 rotations), best part of my military career. For those of you who have been there and done that, hooaaa. Be glad glad to hear form you.


Name: Clarence Potter
Email: tarheels@ojai.net
Date: Thursday, November 28, 2002
Time: 12:52:25 AM

Comments

To John I do remember banyan tree because we were supposed to knock out the canal generating motors that were locked up two gates deep , the air borne couldn't figure it out so what we did was sneak past the guards again over the fence and tied two bamboo poles together , someone had some chuak , we tied it to the poles , over the fence past the guards , stuck the pole thru the two locked gates and put two very large X 's on the motors , the other side couldn't figure out how we did it , we told them later , i as a jwtc personal and instuctor i had one hellava good time there for three years , i look at the pictures and seen a lot of changes on the base . i often long to go back and remember the wonderful good times i had and the fishing off the breaker wall , i would go out there on my time off and fish for hours for tarpon and snook and red snapper and then have a fish dinner on the old dock thats gone now and juat obsorb everything . i really miss that place even today and thats been over 45 years ago . Clarence Potter


Name: JERRY OLDAKER
Email: oopiedoo@msmisp.com
Date: Sunday, December 22, 2002
Time: 04:11:50 PM

Comments

I WAS ONE OF SEVEN SAILORS TO BE THE FIRST NAVY PERSONNEL TO GO THROUGH JUNGLE WARFARE IN 59. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO SERVED AT CRISTOBAL HARBOR DEFENSE UNIT, COCO SOLO, USS NAHOKE YTB 536, IN THE CANAL ZONE FROM 1958 - 1960.


Name: Jim
Email: The .Sailor@btinternet.com
Date: Sunday, December 22, 2002
Time: 06:07:19 PM

Comments

Have yet to look at the website but no doubt I will enjoy it. Served with the British Army in Central America and passed out of JOTC in early '70. Have fond memories of the place, good fun and very good friends. If you want a photo or two drop me a line. Probably the only place I got on well with you Yanks.......take care


Name: David D. Leavitt
Email: davidleavitt@sbcglobal.net
Date: Friday, December 27, 2002
Time: 01:04:56 AM

Comments

Thanks for your site! It brings back great memories. David Leavitt "Doc" Jungle Warfare Branch, J.O.T.C. 1987-1990


Name: SFC Tom Rutherford (Ret)
Email: marine_tom@excite.com
Date: Friday, December 27, 2002
Time: 03:07:32 AM

Comments

Outstanding website. Brought back great memories from my "visit" to the JOTC. It is really a shame that this great school was closed.


Name: leonardo
Email: avorray@bol.com.br
Date: Friday, December 27, 2002
Time: 05:04:43 AM

Comments

Hello! jungle! i'm sargeant from army of Brazil. i have jungle course in CIGS-Manaus. i would like speaking about experience jungle operate. writing me! Thank's


Name: leonardo
Email: avorray@bol.com.br
Date: Friday, December 27, 2002
Time: 05:04:51 AM

Comments

Hello! jungle! i'm sargeant from army of Brazil. i have jungle course in CIGS-Manaus. i would like speaking about experience jungle operate. writing me! Thank's


Name: leonardo
Email: avorray@bol.com.br
Date: Friday, December 27, 2002
Time: 05:05:34 AM

Comments

Hello! jungle! i'm sargeant from army of Brazil. i have jungle course in CIGS-Manaus. i would like speaking about experience jungle operate. writing me! Thank's


Name: rich McKellop
Email: pelvicpunisher@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2002
Time: 12:40:37 AM

Comments

Right on brother! this web site is the shit


Name:
Email: spikejohn207
Date: Wednesday, January 01, 2003
Time: 04:51:51 PM

Comments

very good should not have closed what about gulac


Name:
Email:
Date: Friday, January 03, 2003
Time: 05:49:27 AM

Comments

Fixed some HTML code in http://www.beatlestribute.com/The_Beatles_Sgt._Pepper.htm and check out the story under the Hitler photo! ....... ALSO ....... I Just added an eye openner about Prescott Bush http://www.beatlestribute.com/Salute!.HTM


Name: SGT Jeffrey Craig
Email: jeffreycra@msn.com
Date: Sunday, January 05, 2003
Time: 08:26:07 PM

Comments

2/187th Bn Ft Kobbe then 1/508th Ft Kobbe 1986-1989.Ranger School 3/88 graduated..


Name: joe janisheck
Email: joseph.janisheck@bliss.army.mil
Date: Wednesday, January 08, 2003
Time: 05:20:09 PM

Comments

haven't found any ADA guys. i was stationed at ft. sherman from sept 65 -apr 67. my unit was d btry 4th bn 517th ADA (Hawk-AW). pretty sure we were in the next to the last buiding on sherman. the last building by the zoo was R&D. we had two ADA batteries on sherman one was a M-42 Duster battery with equipment at btry howard in the jungle up behind the old movie house across the lagoon. the second was d btry a hawk missile battery further up the road up on the hill which i understand was converted to a horse stable or something in the early 70's. We provided air defense for the atlantic side of the canal to include Christobal and Colon. If ther's anyone reading this that has any info on those who were there , write. i work at the air defense school and beleive it or not three doors down from me is Jose Garcia a member of the Duster unit at the same time I was there. we discuss Panama all the time.


Name: daisy the cow
Email:
Date: Monday, January 13, 2003
Time: 06:06:26 AM

Comments

We hope that the people of Jungle W£arfare have a really good time in heaven and that they neva have to see another jungle again


Name: MSG/E-8 (ret) Larry G. Foreman
Email: bohicabay@aol.com
Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2003
Time: 07:33:22 PM

Comments

I completed my JOTC class while assigeed to "C" Co 2/75th Ranger Bn in June of 1978. I turned 28 on May 28th and for a birthday gift,during "Green Hell" I fell cracking 1 rib and brusing 2 others. I did complete the course, however not without the incuragement from my "Ranger" buddies and of course the outstanding cadre at Ft. Sherman. It was a "Bitch at best" but well worth it.


Name: Bill Steph ens(Stevie)
Email: big52fish@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2003
Time: 07:54:28 PM

Comments

Was with Marine BLT 3/6 in 1971. Went through the course and it was about the coolest school. The airborne and others didn't even pick on us for being Marines. You guys were proffessional and great to work with. God Bless, L/cpl. William Stephens (ret)


Name: Bill Stephens(Stevie)
Email: big52fish@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2003
Time: 07:55:03 PM

Comments

Was with Marine BLT 3/6 in 1971. Went through the course and it was about the coolest school. The airborne and others didn't even pick on us for being Marines. You guys were proffessional and great to work with. God Bless, L/cpl. William Stephens (ret)


Name: Joe Hubbard
Email: onebdsbk1@aol.com
Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2003
Time: 01:49:20 PM

Comments

Kick-Ass site.I was stationed at Ft. Davis, B Co. 5/87th INF. (L), from 1992-1995. This site really brings back the memories, damn that Green-Hell....I'll never forget it.......


Name: Veronica Hernandez
Email: Daddys_Little_Girl711@yahoo.com
Date: Monday, February 03, 2003
Time: 02:30:28 PM

Comments

Dear Vicente Hernandez Hi father Vicente Hernandez Its just me your daughter Veronica Hernandez


Name: Alex MacDonald
Email: alejosemacd@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday, February 09, 2003
Time: 05:08:40 PM

Comments

Great site! I went through through the JOTC in 1979 while serving with the Scout Platoon of the 2/32 INF 7th INF DIV. It was some of the best training that I ever received and it was a great learning experience. I'm sorry that it's not still in operation today. The instructors were the best and the environment was a real challenge.


Name: Raymond Mox
Email: Readers @ aol. com
Date: Monday, February 10, 2003
Time: 10:29:04 PM

Comments

I really like the sound efects.


Name: Raymond Mox
Email: Readers @ aol. com
Date: Monday, February 10, 2003
Time: 10:29:08 PM

Comments

I really like the sound efects.


Name: Philip Zimmerman
Email: p_zim@bellsouth.net
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2003
Time: 10:48:05 PM

Comments

Great Site! and Great Course!! I went through the course Oct 1985, and it was the most fun and some of the best training I had in the Army (even better than jump school). Was disappointed when some months later at Ft Bragg our Top told us not to where our Jungle Patches anymore as they were'nt authorized.


Name: Peter C Duras
Email: petemv_99@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2003
Time: 01:10:54 AM

Comments

I am happy with your website. It brought back alot of good memories from when I went to JOTC. My Unit C co 2nd Bn 502inf Bn Went through JOTC in May of 1979. Panama was very beutful.


Name: jack provance
Email: jpro4u@yahoo.com
Date: Monday, March 03, 2003
Time: 11:46:52 AM

Comments

Attended and earned jungle expert 1959 , I appreciate the memories you site gave me, will be visiting often.


Name: Mike Branley
Email: mdbranley@earthlink.net
Date: Thursday, March 06, 2003
Time: 03:40:07 PM

Comments

I completed jungle school in 1989, right before our participation in operation just cause with A company 4-17 Inf. from the 7th Inf. division out of ft. ord, ca. We had some fun.Thanks......


Name: bert lewis
Email: bwljr@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday, March 08, 2003
Time: 01:17:19 AM

Comments

done it with 3/32 hqco 1979 great place great training


Name: bert lewis
Email: bwljr@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday, March 08, 2003
Time: 01:22:50 AM

Comments

thats 3/32 7th inf div from ft ord back in 79 any one that was there same time please email


Name: travis reeves
Email: travisreeves13@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday, March 09, 2003
Time: 10:54:28 AM

Comments

it was my only home


Name: JW
Email:
Date: Thursday, March 13, 2003
Time: 11:40:39 AM

Comments

I was an Army Brat, my dad was a Capt. I lived there in the first part of the 60'. I was a cub scoot and I knew that jungle and loved it. Troops would leave unused C-ration cases behind after partying all day at the Sgt.s beach there on Ft Sherman. We always had alot of chow for our camping trips into the jungle. Our father's liked the fact that we could handle the jungle like an everyday thing, so after awhile we could go camping on our on. The looks on G.I.s faces when we came humping thru thier jungle camps, you know some of them had been haten life untill they saw us little jungle panthers with the right attitude. Thats what Ft Sherman stands for, the right attitude. One of the greatest places to be a kid ever. Good times and nature all around you. I'm going back one of these days and do some hiking and camping around Ft Sherman. Take care...


Name: Wayne Rodrigues
Email: wayrod@comcast.net
Date: Saturday, March 15, 2003
Time: 01:59:33 AM

Comments

Great training.... I was there March of 83 w/ B co. 3rd/17th Inf. Fort Ord. Anyone that was there at the time email me..LIGHT FIGHTERS !


Name: Eric Pieper
Email: jebpieper@aol.com
Date: Sunday, March 16, 2003
Time: 06:18:03 PM

Comments

Outstanding training! I attended Jungle School in Ft. Sherman in 1995. The Cadre were pros. My only complaint was those African Killer bees that in had the displeasure of meeting. Had the pleasure to take some down time and go scuba diving on base and down at some resort down south. Panama is a beautiful country. A shame that the course is stateside now. the advantage of sherman are the elements that you face for real down in the Hungala! Keep the faith warriors!


Name: cutie
Email: ahmet1234@sbcglobal.net
Date: Sunday, March 16, 2003
Time: 07:46:34 PM

Comments

i think that ur websites r totally awesome i love it its cool!and me and my friend go there almost every time


Name: Harris C. Gardner
Email: GFGRP@msn.com
Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2003
Time: 01:09:48 PM

Comments

Ft. sherman was one of my guard duty gates and mobile patrol rsecurity for the 549th MP Co. at Ft. Davis across the canal. 10/66 through 5/68. Saw thousands of troops get JOC training on the way to Nam. There was a beautiful teen aged dependent living in the NCO housing at the gate. She was under 18 so I didn't approach her but I sure wonder whatever happened to her, whether she is living in the States now or just what. Oh well, Sherman was a good memory and I am so sorry that we don't occupy it any longer. I saw recent photos of what s used to be Ft. Davis and it is absolutely disgusting. Good web site, very informative. Thank you.


Name: oakman
Email: proakman@family-net.net
Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2003
Time: 12:46:07 AM

Comments

Went to jungle school in 1980 and was assigned to csc 4/10 at Ft. Davis from '81-'83. Spent a lot of time at Devil's beach and down range in Colon at the El Morro. Anyone notice LTC jacobs on tv as a "military analyst"? Anyone there during this time drop me a line


Name: G. Caraballo
Email: nunca_duerme@mail2world.com
Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2003
Time: 11:53:58 AM

Comments

Went to JOTC in 1974 with Company B 3/5 "Bandidos" (Fort Kobbe). Remember the Ancon Inn, The Fox Hole, Pension Maria Isabel, El Chorrillo...? Good ol' times! Spent lot of time in Kobbe Beach and long fishing days at Lago de Arenosa.


Name: MSG (R) Michael A. Wiley
Email: mike.brenda@att.net
Date: Friday, March 28, 2003
Time: 06:26:27 PM

Comments

I attended JOTC with the 2d Bn 162 Infantry in 1994. Had a great time, got to go fishing in Gatun Lake and we (20 grunts) caught 2,000 Peacock Bass, fed the whole battalion dinner that night.


Name: TAMECA WILLAMS
Email: MECAANDPOOH2003@AOL.COM
Date: Wednesday, April 02, 2003
Time: 03:31:15 PM

Comments

I HAVE A HUSBAND JUST DEPLOYED TO KUWAIT AND I AM LAD YALL HAVE THIS WEB SIGHT WE WERE JUST MARRIED DEC 27,2002 AND HAVE A ONE YEAR OLD DAUGTHER WHO LOVES HER DAD SO THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE FOR PEOPLE LIKE ME.


Name: TAMECA WILLAMS
Email: MECAANDPOOH2003@AOL.COM
Date: Wednesday, April 02, 2003
Time: 03:32:54 PM

Comments

I HAVE A HUSBAND JUST DEPLOYED TO KUWAIT AND I AM LAD YALL HAVE THIS WEB SIGHT WE WERE JUST MARRIED DEC 27,2002 AND HAVE A ONE YEAR OLD DAUGTHER WHO LOVES HER DAD SO THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE FOR PEOPLE LIKE ME.


Name: Rex Diamond Coronia
Email: rdcorona@aol.com
Date: Thursday, April 03, 2003
Time: 08:20:01 PM

Comments

I attended JOTC as a combat medic with C Co. 1/32 Infantry, 10th Mountain Division in March 1997. I loved the waterborne training. You definately had to watch out for the killer bees and black palm. We definately need to open another quality jungle warfare school.


Name: Garland Hamlett
Email: hamlettgh_army@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday, April 05, 2003
Time: 11:48:02 PM

Comments

JOTC:June/July 1988.....2/116,29th Inf Div Light Inf,Scout Platoon,HHC.Platoon Sergeant


Name: Gary Thorstad
Email: gthorsta@glathor.info
Date: Monday, April 07, 2003
Time: 09:46:17 PM

Comments

Spent three years as an instructor in the Jungle Warfare Branch - best three years in the Army. 1977 - 1980


Name: Derling Mota
Email: comecacata@hotmail.com
Date: Friday, April 11, 2003
Time: 02:43:03 PM

Comments

the ones who don't know infantry, don't know what to feel the owner of the world is. that's why i'm proud of being a commando.


Name: DERLING MOTA
Email: comecacata@hotmail.com
Date: Friday, April 11, 2003
Time: 02:50:18 PM

Comments

I WENT TO COMMANDO COURSE AT FORT BENNING (SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS) 1993, A GREAT EXPERIENCE, IT'S NECESARY TO BE IN THE COMMANDO COURSE TO KNOW WHAT IT IS, I FEEL PROUD.


Name: DR Ziegel UsAr Ret.
Email:
Date: Sunday, April 13, 2003
Time: 06:40:57 AM

Comments


Name: Sherman E. Locker
Email: elocker@hotmail.com
Date: Monday, April 14, 2003
Time: 08:10:57 PM

Comments

Was stationed with the 101st. A Co. 1/506th Inf. Went to Camp Sherman twice Oct. 1976 and Feb. 1978. Any other Currhees out there drop me an email.


Name: D.R. Ziegel USAR RET.
Email:
Date: Thursday, April 17, 2003
Time: 03:59:36 AM

Comments


Name: mugu
Email: mugu@guy.com
Date: Thursday, April 17, 2003
Time: 11:46:37 PM

Comments

i dey here ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo


Name: D. R. ZIEGEL USAR RET.
Email:
Date: Friday, April 18, 2003
Time: 10:47:30 PM

Comments


Name: D. R. ZIEGEL USAR RET.
Email:
Date: Friday, April 18, 2003
Time: 10:47:33 PM

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Name: Tony Kessler
Email: moekincaid@aol.com
Date: Sunday, April 20, 2003
Time: 02:12:23 AM

Comments

Did at rotation as a M-60 Machine Gun A.G. with A.co 3/187th Infantry 101st Airborne Divison in the Spring of '90 was one of the first units to rotate thru. after Just Cause. Loved it all but the rust, man that jungle ate the gun and A.G. gear up, also remeber the 7th I.D. was still carrying out operations at the time, made it all the more interesting. 9 months later put all that jungle warefare learnin to good use in the desert of Iraq, God you have to love Army logic.


Name: Leo
Email:
Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2003
Time: 06:10:27 PM

Comments

Here's the best jungle warriors website www.cigs.com.br


Name: Martijn Jansen
Email: martijnmichiel@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday, April 26, 2003
Time: 03:14:24 AM

Comments

Thanks for giving insight! I am reading with great interest. After years of IT (civilian) I am searching for some (weekend..) survival info with military background. Former dutch army recon diver.


Name: SSG Papin
Email: armyguy@iname.com
Date: Saturday, April 26, 2003
Time: 06:39:30 PM

Comments

Remember fondly the "zoo" and the cutamundis... a poncho DOES float! Worst decision the US ever made was to evac Panama...


Name: Jim Heitmeyer
Email: jimspolice@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2003
Time: 09:40:08 PM

Comments

I enjoyed my tours to Panama, 1988,1989 & again in 1992 after Desert Storm, I was a Military Policeman and patroled the training center on two occassions. It was not uncommon to run into troops doing their night navigation ops, and would at times give them directions back to the training site, super bunch! I would also spend alot of time doing guard duty at the entrance, quiet and peaceful it was. Shame we had to give Panama back. Great tactical terrain to learn from. Jim


Name: Jim Heitmeyer
Email: jimspolice@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2003
Time: 09:40:43 PM

Comments

I enjoyed my tours to Panama, 1988,1989 & again in 1992 after Desert Storm, I was a Military Policeman and patroled the training center on two occassions. It was not uncommon to run into troops doing their night navigation ops, and would at times give them directions back to the training site, super bunch! I would also spend alot of time doing guard duty at the entrance, quiet and peaceful it was. Shame we had to give Panama back. Great tactical terrain to learn from. Jim


Name: COL. Daniel, A. Ness
Email: ghostsix@policeone.com
Date: Saturday, May 03, 2003
Time: 06:03:55 AM

Comments

Then SGT. JWTC Hawaii. By this time JWTC was RVN oriented. I believe that it was at least as valuable as Ranger School in combat, and as long.


Name: J. Roger Larson
Email: res1erjb@verizon.net
Date: Tuesday, May 06, 2003
Time: 09:21:26 AM

Comments

Thanks, I didn't think I would ever see these sites again. 8th SFG ABN. FT. Gulick 1966- 1967


Name: Roger S. Rupe
Email: Ranger_Rupe@hotmail.com
Date: Friday, May 09, 2003
Time: 12:03:17 AM

Comments

I was with the 1/508th, 82nd ABN. Div., went to JOTC in 1974, 1976 & 1979. Loved attending the school and what I learned. My oldest son is following in my footsteps, he enlisted for airborne and ranger training. He leaves Sept. 16th, 2003, for Ft. Benning. Just wish that JOTC was still there for him and all the "New Recruits" so that they could learn what we learned. I am now 100% Service-Connected Disabled.


Name: JOSE L.PEREZ ORTIZ
Email: atmman1305@hotmail .com
Date: Sunday, May 11, 2003
Time: 11:30:18 AM

Comments

SERVED IN PANAMA,70-73/84,A CO.3/5(FORMER 508)MOATENGATOR,C CO. AND WI SCH.OF TE AMER.GREAT TOUR I WILL NEVER FORGET THE GOOD WITH THE BAD ,MY LAST DUTY WAS JUNGLE SCHOOL,PRIOR TO MY DEROS,NOT BAD BUT AFTER 4 TIMES ,WELL THATS THE ARMY??? GOOD TRAINING ,GOOD INSTRUCTORS AND A GREAT 'CHALLENGE'FOR ALL. AIRBORNE!


Name: David R. Alexander
Email: poppa1david@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday, May 15, 2003
Time: 05:52:07 PM

Comments

I attended JOC in Panama early 1967, was awarded the patch which I wore with pride. Great to find the site.. God Bless...


Name: SFC Chris Simpler
Email: http://home.earthlink.net/~desert03/index.html
Date: Monday, May 19, 2003
Time: 12:57:55 AM

Comments

Great site Sir!, Glad to see that it's still active... I remember Ft. Sherman well as I lived on Ft. Clayton from 69-71 and my father wore the "Banana Boat" with pride. I Trained at the Jungle School with 4/325 AIR in 1988 and jumped in during "Just Cause". Our forces need more jungle training!!!


Name: GARLAND MCGINNIS
Email: garland.mcginnis@ako.army.mil
Date: Monday, May 19, 2003
Time: 10:02:08 AM

Comments

Team #8 Boathouse Mike is still here on the boats but now in Kuwait since Jan 03. Yes I was the last Boathouse NCOIC at Fort Sherman when they shut down and yes the Jungle is alive. I left Sherman in May 1999 and returned in October to bring equiptment back to the states.


Name: Richard L. Davenport
Email: menbrato@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2003
Time: 04:25:57 PM

Comments

Co. C 3/7inf 1978-1982, JOTC May 1980 I loved the time that I spent at JOTC. I thought that the time there was to short.


Name: Johnny Soto
Email: johnjohn_76@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2003
Time: 08:50:23 PM

Comments

Went to JOTC in June of 1979 while assigned to Co B, 2-31 Inf, 7th ID, Fort Ord, CA. I was a PFC so naturally I got to hump the 60 and the prick 77. We were soaked for most of our time there. Didn't know there were mountains in the jungle. Really appreciate all the excellent training we received. I fondly remember the Panamanian kids who traded mangos, coconuts and Cokes for our C-rations as we moved through the jungle. Went to Colon on a one day R&R and saw just how fortunate we truly were to live in the U.S. Am retired now and am a JROTC instructor in San Antonio, TX. Thanks for the opportunity to share my experience.


Name: Johnny Soto
Email: johnjohn_76@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2003
Time: 08:50:42 PM

Comments

Went to JOTC in June of 1979 while assigned to Co B, 2-31 Inf, 7th ID, Fort Ord, CA. I was a PFC so naturally I got to hump the 60 and the prick 77. We were soaked for most of our time there. Didn't know there were mountains in the jungle. Really appreciate all the excellent training we received. I fondly remember the Panamanian kids who traded mangos, coconuts and Cokes for our C-rations as we moved through the jungle. Went to Colon on a one day R&R and saw just how fortunate we truly were to live in the U.S. Am retired now and am a JROTC instructor in San Antonio, TX. Thanks for the opportunity to share my experience.


Name: jimmy sellers
Email: selle307@aol.com
Date: Friday, May 23, 2003
Time: 02:15:30 AM

Comments

I was stationed at Sherman from 86-87. Had some of the best times of my entire army career there. I was the S-2 and later chief of operations at the academy. Really miss the jungle.


Name: Craig Smith
Email: smit1172@bellsouth.net
Date: Friday, May 30, 2003
Time: 07:22:17 AM

Comments

I was with 1st COSCOM/Ft. Bragg when I attended the JOTC in 1976. What a great school! I have held found memories of Panama since. Would like to hear from others that attended with COSCOM/Bragg.


Name: Harris Gardner
Email: GFGRP@msn.com
Date: Tuesday, June 03, 2003
Time: 07:45:09 AM

Comments

Great site. Brings back lots of memories of my tour in Panama '66 - '68. During that time Sherman was hot with action training the Marine Corp. and troopps for jungle fighting in Nam, and also troops from throughout S.A.


Name: Wilson
Email:
Date: Wednesday, June 04, 2003
Time: 08:54:12 PM

Comments

Big hua!!!!!!!!! to JOTC I enjoy it to the max. Gree hell you the best.


Name: William Dub Smith
Email: dubsmith_2000@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday, June 05, 2003
Time: 03:58:37 PM

Comments

I was looking for a book entitled "Bushmasters: Americas Jungle Warriors" by Anthony Arthur. Printed by St. Martins Press of New York. 175 5th Avenue, New York, New York. Copyright 1987. My son-in-laws Grandfather just passed away, and we learned after his death that he was a member of the 158th infantry regiment, a Bushmaster. His name was Billy Bob Lefan of Texarkana, TX. He served in the Phillipines. We were both honored and humbled when we learned of his distinguished service and would like to learn more about the Bushmasters and his role in World War II. I found your website very informative and would like to learn more. If you have any information on where I could locate this book, please e-mail me. Respectfully.


Name: Samuel Waldom Silva
Email: samuelwaldom@hotmail.com
Date: Friday, June 06, 2003
Time: 10:48:48 PM

Comments


Name: Samuel Waldom Silva
Email: samuelwaldom@hotmail.com
Date: Friday, June 06, 2003
Time: 10:52:20 PM

Comments

I WANT INFORMATIONS ABOUT JUNGLE OPERATIONS. I LIKE TITLE.


Name: Samuel Waldom Silva
Email: samuelwaldom@hotmail.com
Date: Friday, June 06, 2003
Time: 10:55:38 PM

Comments

I WANT INFORMATIONS ABOUT JUNGLE OPERATIONS THROUGH OF CD's OR BOOK's. I LIKE OF THE TITLE.


Name: Rick Norwood USA/Ret
Email: rnorwood2@nc.rr.com
Date: Monday, June 09, 2003
Time: 01:50:06 PM

Comments

Changed email address: I've heard from some of you. Airborne Name: Rick Norwood USA/Ret. Email: rickmct@faynet.com Great site and great comments. I was an instructor at Ft. Sherman 1990 to 1995 (56 rotations), best part of my military career. For those of you who have been there and done that, hooaaa. Be glad glad to hear form you.


Name: assis santos
Email: assis.santos.neto@bol.com.br
Date: Friday, June 13, 2003
Time: 11:07:22 AM

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Name: assis santos
Email: assis.santos.neto@bol.com.br
Date: Friday, June 13, 2003
Time: 11:14:02 AM

Comments

a página do junglefighter, está realmente muito boa!!!seria interessante uma maior troca de informações,entre os oficiais que possuem cursos de guerra na selva do mundo todo.eu tenho o curso de guerra na selva, que funciona em Manaus(BRAZIL).Estou a disposição de todos para troca de conhecimentos!!!!


Name: Al Zehelski
Email: airbornenurse@comcast.net
Date: Friday, June 13, 2003
Time: 09:33:10 PM

Comments

Graduate of '82 2/505, 82nd ABN


Name: paul rebeil
Email: rebeil88@aol.com
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2003
Time: 11:04:45 PM

Comments

HELLO! I WAS ASSIGNED TO THE 193RD, C- CO,. IN fT. kOBBEE. panama from 1976 - 1978. we were the aggresors at JOTC and loved it! I still have memories of our patrols and the famous bats..... I leive in dallas now and wonder what ever happended to my buddies...I ETS in 1979. as E5 amd went to colloge afterward om my gi bill....i have a lot of stories of our recon patrols.....and what happened to the 193rd...is it gone? paul


Name: paul rebeil
Email: rebeil88@aol.com
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2003
Time: 11:10:16 PM

Comments

HELLO! I WAS ASSIGNED TO THE 193RD, C- CO,. IN fT. kOBEE.C.Z.,Panama from 1976 - 1978. we were the aggresors at JOTC and I loved it since I was only 18/ I still have memories of our night patrols, the R-15 boats/waves, and the famous bats/bees.I live in dallas now and can only wonder what ever happended to my enlisted buddies from CA, MI, and NY? I did ETS in 1979 w/ an honorable discharge (as E5)and eventually went to college (univ. of AZ) afterward om my GI Bill. I do have a lot of stories of our "recon patrols" if anyone outthere also went through them? Also, what ever happened to the 193rd...is it gone? paul


Name: Daniel S Dorsett
Email: daniel.dorsett2@va.med.gov
Date: Sunday, July 06, 2003
Time: 12:33:46 AM

Comments

This brought back the good times.


Name: J Stevens
Email:
Date: Monday, July 07, 2003
Time: 05:00:50 PM

Comments

I think it was 7 months after leaving JOTC that the last piece of "black Palm" worked its way out of my hands!


Name: J Stevens
Email:
Date: Monday, July 07, 2003
Time: 05:01:13 PM

Comments

I think it was 7 months after leaving JOTC that the last piece of "black Palm" worked its way out of my hands!


Name:
Email:
Date: Thursday, July 10, 2003
Time: 02:55:46 PM

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Name: Tony LaConte USN/ret.
Email: tlaconte@quanticeng.com
Date: Friday, July 11, 2003
Time: 02:46:51 PM

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I was stationed at Rodman Naval Station, attached to the Combat Craft Division (PBR's/PCF's) from '82-'86. Went through JOTC in '83 and earned my Jungle Expert Patch, one of the few sailors to have one. I enjoyed the experience much more than the SERE training in '69 before I was shipped off to PBR's in "NAM. After JOTC and as a boat captain I had the opportunity to support many more JOTC training classes along with the Tropical Medicine doctors who managed to struggle through the training. My tour of duty in Panama was the highlight of my 22yr. career in the Navy.


Name: A.R. WARMINGTON
Email: DURCHFALL43@AOL.COM
Date: Friday, July 11, 2003
Time: 08:01:37 PM

Comments

ONE OF YOUR GRADUATES, PETE DUGGAN, 101st AIRBORNE, FORCED ME TO READ THIS BECAUSE I WAS A LOWLY SQUID.


Name: A.R. WARMINGTON
Email: DURCHFALL43@AOL.COM
Date: Friday, July 11, 2003
Time: 08:01:40 PM

Comments

ONE OF YOUR GRADUATES, PETE DUGGAN, 101st AIRBORNE, FORCED ME TO READ THIS BECAUSE I WAS A LOWLY SQUID.


Name: john gravish
Email: jgravish@omef.com
Date: Monday, July 14, 2003
Time: 01:58:35 PM

Comments

don,i am a former 1st battle goup charlie co 32 buc.in 1958 1959.i love your web site.i lost,or forgot my password,and cant get back in.i like to review the buddy search from time to time.when i try to change passwords etc,i get rejected.some of usold timers arent the best with computers.can you help.once i get back in,i will have the system rember my password.many thanks,and keep up the fire....jg


Name: pv2jimenez
Email: soldier11x@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday, July 23, 2003
Time: 06:34:59 AM

Comments

i w0uld like to know if the jungle school is still open. sincerely, pv2jimenez us army


Name: Scott Glendenning
Email: glendsj@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2003
Time: 01:52:36 PM

Comments

I am a two time graduate and resident of JOTC and Fort Sherman. My first course was November 1985. Based out of Ft Sherman, I participated in operations various times over my 5 years of service with the 7ID LRSD.


Name: E-4 David Heitmann
Email: budweisy@sbcglobal.net
Date: Tuesday, August 05, 2003
Time: 04:59:00 PM

Comments

C/3/187th 101st RAKASAN 1980-83 That was some of the best training I had ever had as a Pvt out of boot camp,if any of you guys from 3rd platoon see this email me


Name: TOM FRIEHOLTZ
Email: frieholtz@pasco.com
Date: Wednesday, August 06, 2003
Time: 03:00:48 PM

Comments

I WOULD NOT BE HERE TODAY IF NOT FOR JUNGLE SCHOOL IN 1966 RVN. THANK YOU WHOEVER YOU WERE. 173RD ABN ALL THE WAY TOM FRIEHOLTZ


Name: bill hoover
Email: wrh13@aol.com
Date: Thursday, August 07, 2003
Time: 04:39:14 PM

Comments

was there in 1980 with the 101st airborne div.am proud of the patch and cert. i received. after i left the 101st i went to germany when i wore the patch on my claas a's was told to take it off- did i hell no


Name: Rafael Sanabia
Email: SCABALLETE@AOL.COM
Date: Friday, August 08, 2003
Time: 09:23:53 AM

Comments

Brings back a lot of memories as an inst. there from 94-95.


Name: Louis Luongo
Email: LouisLuongo@att.net
Date: Saturday, August 16, 2003
Time: 12:59:10 AM

Comments

The best training i had. There with 1/325 AIR, 82nd


Name: Todd A. Whitehurst
Email: Whitey@kconline.com
Date: Sunday, August 17, 2003
Time: 02:44:04 PM

Comments

Getting lost in that damn swamp sucked...followed our moronic Lieutenant. It was left up to the Sergeants to figure out where we were.


Name: Todd A. Whitehurst
Email: Whitey@kconline.com
Date: Sunday, August 17, 2003
Time: 02:44:33 PM

Comments

Getting lost in that damn swamp sucked...followed our moronic Lieutenant. It was left up to the Sergeants to figure out where we were. 3/4 Cav, 25th Light Infantry Div.


Name: keith smock
Email: kvsmock@msn.com
Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2003
Time: 12:37:10 PM

Comments

In aug 1966 i was there for jungle warfare training befor I went to vietnam from fort davis cz.Battery A 4th msl Battalion 517 th artillary nov 1967. I was station there on the m-42 dusters for 18 months. The most one thing that brings back the jungle warfare training was sleeping in the swamps ON THE HAMMIK AND COVER BY A PONCHO,SNAKES,BLACK PALM,AND MONKEY MEAT WAS NOT LIKE BEEF,also like the slide for live, rafting the river, repleding down the falls climbing the cliff and the escape and evasion course, I didn't like the heat there it's like living in texas. after I got to vietnam there was no jungle were i was but it was hot lots of sand no tree a lots of water the south china sea, so the training help me with the heat and keeping me a live, It's not right to close fort sherman or giving up the panama cz. the kids now days are to soft and don't anything for there themselfs, they need a place like for sherman to build up their selfesttem. keith e smock texas This web site helped me to find two guys from fort davis


Name: keith smock
Email: kvsmock@msn.com
Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2003
Time: 12:38:38 PM

Comments

In aug 1966 i was there for jungle warfare training befor I went to vietnam from fort davis cz.Battery A 4th msl Battalion 517 th artillary nov 1967. I was station there on the m-42 dusters for 18 months. The most one thing that brings back the jungle warfare training was sleeping in the swamps ON THE HAMMIK AND COVER BY A PONCHO,SNAKES,BLACK PALM,AND MONKEY MEAT WAS NOT LIKE BEEF,also like the slide for live, rafting the river, repleding down the falls climbing the cliff and the escape and evasion course, I didn't like the heat there it's like living in texas. after I got to vietnam there was no jungle were i was but it was hot lots of sand no tree a lots of water the south china sea, so the training help me with the heat and keeping me a live, It's not right to close fort sherman or giving up the panama cz. the kids now days are to soft and don't anything for there themselfs, they need a place like for sherman to build up their selfesttem. keith e smock texas This web site helped me to find two guys from fort davis


Name: Tredd Barton
Email: iam@tredd.com
Date: Thursday, August 21, 2003
Time: 02:47:07 PM

Comments

I attended JOTC with the 10th Mountain around December 1986 or 1987.


Name: NOBLE
Email: NobleAirborne@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday, August 24, 2003
Time: 09:59:16 PM

Comments

I AM PUTTING A PRESENTATION TOGETHER ON COMBAT SUPPORT IN OPERATION IN THE JUNGLE WOULD LIKE SOME CLIP ART ON CSS IF POSSIBLE CAPT NOBLE QM 2RGR BRUNEI


Name: Eddie Addison
Email: Eddie@BeatlesTribute.com
Date: Saturday, August 30, 2003
Time: 09:53:56 AM

Comments

GREETINGS: I thought I would say hello and let all of you know, I've added all of Volume One and part of Volume II and a working sample of John Lennon's last recorded song ‘Grow Old With Me' (which I am currently restoring, mixing and re-mastering) so everyone can see what Sgt. Billy D. Addison's son has been up to for the last 34 years as a music Producer. Set your Windows to 1024x768 (32-bit colors) and just go to http://www.beatlestribute.com and click on the song titles, and let each song load from its own lyrics page. Some of you might need the Windows Media Player (9 series), but I've got links for that too. The Windows Media 9 series player is a major improvement over previous versions, and if you have the old player I recommend the upgrade, besides, it's free. For those of you who do not have cable or DSL, and are using a 56K Modem (like me), every page on www.BeatlesTribute.com is very graphic intensive, and it takes every page at least half an hour to load the music and graphics on each page, but after you've visited the first time, it will be in your Microsoft Browser Cache, so the next time you visit, everything will load at near DSL speeds! That's the advantage of have cache memory in your web browser. Remember, if everything does not load on a given page, just push your F5 key (at the top of your keyboard), and the page and remaining graphic will load and reload. It's not every day you get to hear a whole album for FREE online, but I'm doing this because of the historical significance of the album, as much as I am doing this because I love the music and the memories. I think a lot of you guys will be surprised, even if you are not a John Lennon fan. I've updated dad's Sgt. Addison pages with a few more stories, thought you could never get away with some of that stuff in today's Army, like the story titled STRAIGHT EYE FOR THE QUEER GUY (Well here, let me fix that for ya). I debated putting stories like that one on the Web Site for several years, simply because I'm trying to be nice, but nowadays you can't turn on TV without some fag getting up in your F'-ing face, so F' it! If the queers don't like that little story, they can point their tow and just go have a good cry in their pillow! <I'm chuckling now> F'‘em! So enjoy and thank you, and may God Bless you and your families! Eddie Addison


Name: 1SG Carlos A. Colon Robles
Email: carloacr@juno.com
Date: Sunday, September 21, 2003
Time: 09:36:55 PM

Comments

Just to let you know that I think your web page and link are as Tony the tiger would say Grrrreaat!. I fancy myself as a Jungleer, I was assigned to Company B, 4th Battalion 10th Infantry which when I arrived on 20 December 1973 was located at Fort Gulick. We were supposed to be there a year while they construction of the barracks at Fort Davis was completed but it actually took four years. Things were kind of slow. I spent the majority of my duty time in the Camp Pina area, and I use to make trail maps for the Battalion S-2. During my off duty time I would report to Fort Sherman then go out hunting, I got my first wild pig, with six shots off of a 22 .cal rifle I brought from Germany. I was reassigned to Company A, at Fort Davis and after the arrival of the “Pink Panther” Captain H.C.Clifton, things really did change. He had left the 3rd Battalion 7th SFG(A) at Gulick and wanted a line company, back then a SF officer was temporary duty not a career change, something like a career change into SF would definitely end a officers career as SF was still viewed as a beer drinking, jeep stealing soldier who wore a Sykes Fairbain knife, a star sapphire ring and a Rolex watch (ha ha). Anyway the guy broke all rules, he designated all teams in the company as commando, in example I was in the second platoon and my unit was designated commando 6, we were sent on reconnaissance missions before the 20th SFG(A) would insert, or other A teams. Then we would follow them until our unit was inserted into the jungle to find them. Sure that’s not nice, but it was realistic, you figure that it was our jungle anyway. We shared it with JOTC and the School of the Americas, our battalion perform more aggressor or OPFOR missions then any that I could remember. We went up against the newly formed 1st Battalion 75th Infantry (Ranger), the 1st of the 504th Infantry (Abn) units from the 4th Division and even from the 9th Infantry Division came to visit us. Our missions as aggressors was to interdict the US forces, harass them, attack them while they rested and keep them on their toes continuously for the duration of their Field Training Exercises. Coupled with that we also participated in the 7th Special Forces annual equivalent to Operation Flintlock, in the Canal Zone it was called “Savage Thunder”, Some times the teams called it Cuba Dagger Exercise as the battalion commander of the 3rd of the 7th was a former Bay of Pigs Cuban invasion member and had been traded back to the US for farming equipment. Apparently he was one of the guys who fell in the Lodge Act. Well sorry for all the war stories, I did want you to know that the entry on the History page, this one here: “In November of 1953 the JWTC was attached to the 33rd Infantry; its focus was to train Panama based soldiers in jungle warfare and survival. Improvements were made to Fort Sherman facilities, and formal training of the 33rd Infantry was begun in the Spring of 1954; the objective was to make the entire regiment proficient in jungle operations. In May of 1956 the 33rd Infantry was inactivated, and was replaced by the 20th Infantry Regiment, which inherited the JWTC and the mission of the 33rd Infantry.: Is slightly incorrect, In 1955 LTC Jeanie was flying into Fort Davis to begin the activation of the 10th Infantry Regiment at Fort Davis when his plane crashed in Gatun Lake, killing him and his staff. When I was at Fort Gulick I participated in the Soldier of the month board a couple of times and we had to study the battalion’s history. The battalion was reactivated in 1955 at Fort Davis, the 20th was reactivated at Fort Clayton and the 508th Infantry (Airborne) at Fort Kobbe. What happened to the 33rd was that it was shipped to Korea with the 65th out of Puerto Rico in or about 1951 to participate with the 3rd Infantry Division. When it came back after the war I believe the army broke apart all of the regiments and redesignated them. Therefore making battalions with a lineage. Unfortunately the 33rd was taken off the books and it is hard to find history of it. What I have for you is a lot of information if you want it. This includes 1:50,000 scale maps of the canal zone including Fort Sherman. I can scan in Sherman and send it to you if you give me a couple of days. Let me know.


Name: Judy Pollak
Email: JudithJae@aol.com
Date: Monday, September 22, 2003
Time: 03:49:37 PM

Comments

I am an accent coach and would be happy to get involved in your program. I have taught Standard American English to people with thick, Brooklyn accents and have also taught "gay" men to sound "straight". I live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan so please call me at 212-362-6714 or 917-494-2811. Looking forward to speaking with you. Judy Pollak


Name: Judy Pollak
Email: JudithJae@aol.com
Date: Monday, September 22, 2003
Time: 03:49:41 PM

Comments

I am an accent coach and would be happy to get involved in your program. I have taught Standard American English to people with thick, Brooklyn accents and have also taught "gay" men to sound "straight". I live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan so please call me at 212-362-6714 or 917-494-2811. Looking forward to speaking with you. Judy Pollak


Name: Dave B.
Email: Wuzborne82@aol.com
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Time: 08:03:55 PM

Comments

I attended JOTC in March 93. B co 307th ENG attatched to 2/505 inf. 82nd abn. Great website!


Name: leslie
Email: landerson@cox.net
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Time: 10:03:35 PM

Comments

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Name: leslie
Email: landerson@cox.net
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Time: 10:03:46 PM

Comments

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Name: leslie
Email: landerson@cox.net
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Time: 10:04:25 PM

Comments

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Name: leslie
Email: landerson@cox.net
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Time: 10:04:27 PM

Comments

You guys really need to look at the Midwest, namely Oklahoma. These guys NEED HELP!!!


Name: leslie
Email: landerson@cox.net
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Time: 10:04:30 PM

Comments

You guys really need to look at the Midwest, namely Oklahoma. These guys NEED HELP!!!


Name: leslie
Email: landerson@cox.net
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Time: 10:04:33 PM

Comments

You guys really need to look at the Midwest, namely Oklahoma. These guys NEED HELP!!!


Name: leslie
Email: landerson@cox.net
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Time: 10:04:36 PM

Comments

You guys really need to look at the Midwest, namely Oklahoma. These guys NEED HELP!!!


Name: leslie
Email: landerson@cox.net
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Time: 10:04:38 PM

Comments

You guys really need to look at the Midwest, namely Oklahoma. These guys NEED HELP!!!


Name: Keith Felts
Email: kfelts@contractor.net
Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2002
Time: 08:34:30 PM

Comments

I was lucky enough to have provided some support to the JOTC when they were deactivating. Things at Sherman will never be the same.


Name: Sgt. Bret Kelly USA Ret.
Email: bretkelly@mindspring.com
Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2002
Time: 11:13:52 AM

Comments

My name is Bret Kelly and I was in 2nd BN 187th Rakasans at Ft. Kobbe. I was a medic and worked as Sr. Medic for each of the line companies in the BN. I formaly attended JOTC in 1986 and provided medical coverage for it on numerous occasions. When another unit would back out or miss their class date our Battalion commander would send us, consiquently I have actualy attended JOTC 6 times. When this school closes it will mean the loss of one of the most effective training environments of the US Military, and I feel will result in a drop in the effectivness of military personell to operate in a tropical environment. What the Hell could the brass be thinking? They will "kinder gentler" the military into the laughing stock of the world. You cannot rely on technology alone, it takes guts, knowlage, and intense realistic training in order to perform to a standard that not only will result in the accomplishment of the mission but in the survival of the young men and women performing that mission.


Name: steve bausemer
Email: steve.bausemer@perkinelmer.com
Date: Monday, January 28, 2002
Time: 12:46:20 PM

Comments

the web site is excellent;i attended jotc with Co. A 1/327th INF.(101st ABN)in 1976;it was a blast!!!


Name: Bruce
Email: b
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2002
Time: 12:15:31 PM

Comments

Great site, I willhave to go back in my pictures and dig out some from 1973-1976.We started GREEN HELL thanks to then SFC Losannno(SP)I have a picture of me going up the ladder. The first time in was run, They chopper reppled in and STABO out after running the course. They went on the reef and then climbed the cliff on a net.We trained the Rangers when they first formed.


Name:
Email: bmallick@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2002
Time: 12:17:50 PM

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Name: Larry M. Richardson(The Rock)
Email: larryrckmn52@aol.com
Date: Saturday, March 02, 2002
Time: 12:01:18 PM

Comments

Attended training with 3/325 Inf Recon plt19 81. A great place to soldier.To bad the Brass is blinded by the light.


Name: jramsey@accumulators.com
Email: jra
Date: Monday, March 04, 2002
Time: 01:08:37 PM

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Name: Jeff Ramsey
Email: jramsey@accumulators.com
Date: Monday, March 04, 2002
Time: 01:13:42 PM

Comments

I feel sorry for all the troops that will not get a chance to vacation in Panama. Served my time with 2/327 FT Cambell. Assigned to "NO SLACK" bat 2/86 left for Panama 4/86. Nice start! Had alot of fun in the sun while there.


Name: Ryan Meinecke
Email: ryan-meinecke@uiowa.edu
Date: Wednesday, March 06, 2002
Time: 07:17:36 PM

Comments

i am an officer in the iowa army national guard, and i am very interested in looking into some jungle survival and warfare schools. what are some options available to me?


Name: Ryan Meinecke
Email: ryan-meinecke@uiowa.edu
Date: Wednesday, March 06, 2002
Time: 07:17:46 PM

Comments

i am an officer in the iowa army national guard, and i am very interested in looking into some jungle survival and warfare schools. what are some options available to me?


Name: Toler
Email: jtoler@citlink.net
Date: Friday, March 08, 2002
Time: 08:58:25 PM

Comments

the training was the most arduous i encountered in my time in the military....sadly we suffered a casualty...1974- Doc fell from the rappel cliff, wasn't roped off, split him from anus to solar plexus, pulverized his pelvis and vertebrae.....Doc, God be with you....


Name: Noordin Idris
Email: alangid@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2002
Time: 09:26:40 AM

Comments

I am the Deputy Commandant of the Para Military Training Center of the Royal Malaysia Police and would like to share the experience with all veterans of the JOTC.


Name: RickSwallers
Email: ricks54@earthlink.net
Date: Saturday, March 23, 2002
Time: 08:06:02 AM

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Name: Chand Rana
Email: rbchand@enet.com.np
Date: Sunday, March 24, 2002
Time: 12:23:29 AM

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Name: chand Rana
Email: rbchand@enet.com.np
Date: Sunday, March 24, 2002
Time: 12:26:29 AM

Comments

i'm incharge of Special task force, Nepal police. i want to share experiences with the officers involved in thesame fields of other countries


Name: CLARENCE POTTER SR
Email:
Date: Sunday, March 24, 2002
Time: 02:46:55 AM

Comments

ALL YOU PEOPLE WHO WAS AT FORT SHERMAN REMEMBER THE ZOO AT THE FAR END OF THE FORT , I WELDED THOSE CAGES FOR THE MONKEES AND OTHER ANIMALS , I ALSO REDID THE FORT SHERMAN SIGN IN 1958 , FROM 58 THRU 62 I WAS ONE OF THE GUYS WHO HELPED BUILD IT . ON SAT. MORNINGS WE WOULD RACE OUR HOT RODS DOWN THE AIR STRIP , I WAS ALSO STATIONED AT THE MOTOR POOL , BUT MOST OF ALL I AM A JUNGLE EXPERT AND HELPED IN SOME OF THE TRAINING , . SOME OF YOU DID NOT KNOW THAT OUR CAMP WAS CANISTER CLORINED IN 1960 BY CASTRO AND THE BAY OF PIGS , THAT WAS A SORRY DAY . I AM A DISABLED VET BECAUSE OF IT TO THIS DAY . IT WAS SAD TO HEAR THAT THEY GAVE IT BACK TO THE PAMAMANENS? . WE DEFENDED IT . EX JWTC MEMBER, I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER , THANKS


Name: Leslie Larson
Email: leslieflarson@earthlink.net
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2002
Time: 07:01:41 PM

Comments

Major Gaines, Please contact me as I'm trying to get photo permissions by April 5. I need another email address for you so that I can write to you. Many thanks, Leslie Larson CEASPA volunteer, Sherman, Panama


Name: Leslie Larson
Email: leslieflarson@earthlink.net
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2002
Time: 07:02:09 PM

Comments

Major Gaines, Please contact me as I'm trying to get photo permissions by April 5. I need another email address for you so that I can write to you. Many thanks, Leslie Larson CEASPA volunteer, Sherman, Panama


Name: Sean Keller
Email: seankeller_us@yahoo.com
Date: Friday, March 29, 2002
Time: 10:54:19 PM

Comments

I was stationed at Ft. Kobbe from 1996 to 1999, was the best time in my life. I would like to say thanks to all the leaders that I had there. It was my first duty station and I am trying to find another one like it. Starting to think it wont happen. It was awesome. WildCats!!! Conquer!!! Feel free to email and talk about the great times there, when we lost that we lost the best thing the army had.


Name: Michael L. Cooper
Email: user926608@aol.com
Date: Sunday, March 31, 2002
Time: 10:07:14 PM

Comments

Graduated from RECONDO and NCO Academy there and have many memories of it all. This is the first site I have found that even mentions RECONDO or Jungle Expert. Still have my diplomas too and have really enjoyed the site. Was there from Fort Clayton latter part of 1969............Mike Anyone wanna chat or email me...please do


Name: Michael L. Cooper
Email: user926608@aol.com
Date: Sunday, March 31, 2002
Time: 10:26:37 PM

Comments

Click onto the "Australian Special Operations" you have listed under the "JUNGLE WARFARE RELATED LINKS" and see if you too get a message from some idiot hacker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Seriously....do check it out


Name: Sgt Kelly
Email:
Date: Tuesday, April 02, 2002
Time: 12:40:39 AM

Comments

Guys forgot to include a little something about the most decorated waterborne transportation unit. The 1097th. Part of the JOTB family; or so we thought.


Name:
Email:
Date: Tuesday, April 02, 2002
Time: 12:45:50 AM

Comments

Giving Panama back really sucked! Cpl Barzola


Name: TMOTHY E. LAXTON
Email: EARLTIMALACH@AOL.COM
Date: Tuesday, April 02, 2002
Time: 10:12:21 PM

Comments

GREAT WEB SITE ENJOYED READING YOUR HISTORY. CUIDADO,BUSHMASTER


Name: Michael Cooper
Email: user926608@aol.com
Date: Thursday, April 04, 2002
Time: 08:59:02 AM

Comments

I signed your guest book as Lilcoop7797 but my new screen name is: user926608@aol.com.........just in case anyone wants to IM or email me


Name: CPT Kevin "Gaucho" Williams (3/A/5-87th IN)
Email: kevin.williams4@us.army.mil
Date: Monday, April 08, 2002
Time: 05:13:07 PM

Comments

I was stationed as a PLT LDR in 5/87th IN (L) from 98-99 and did the final shut down of Fort Kobbe. I have been to JRTC, NTC and Southwest Asia for rotational deployments and to this day, I have never had a better training experience than our rotations to JWC. Their was no finer school to train small unit leadership than JWC. Where else could you train soldiers in the true difficulties of moving in a Jungle enviroment; land navigation, moving at night, command and control etc...We lost a great resource when they shut JWC down. Great web site! Any "Get Some" soldiers from Pananma give me a buzz!!


Name: John J Hinkle
Email: hinklejeffrey@msn.com
Date: Tuesday, April 09, 2002
Time: 03:38:42 PM

Comments

Went thru the school in early " 68 ", thought it was terrific. I remember the " black palm " trees with the inch long spikes that you grabbed on the night navigation course ( damned painful ) the San Blas who took care of the laundry for the Officers, the O Club after the E+E course, the Rio Indios, the Rio Chagras, the bohios, the cadre, God what a wonderful place. I miss it! I learned quite a bit and I passed along what I learned to those I was fortunate enough to lead during my 1st and 2nd tours of duty in RVN.I honestly believe that the school was as successful as it was because of the forsight of the cadre. Each and everyone of them deserves kudos for their professionalism and dedication to duty.


Name: PEDRO DE CASTRO SALES
Email: pedroneto10@hotmail.com
Date: Friday, April 12, 2002
Time: 09:20:16 AM

Comments

Very Good !!!


Name: 2º Ten Navarro
Email: aeiou10@ig.com.br
Date: Friday, April 12, 2002
Time: 09:24:12 AM

Comments

Visit CIGS: www.cigs.com.br (Jungle War Center Instrution)


Name: Mark S Padilla
Email: marxus187@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2002
Time: 06:48:54 PM

Comments

Greetings from a Veteran 0f Vietnam Conflict...notice I didn't say War. Change is inevitable but the overall formula stays the same...a little blood a little sweat and unfortunately sometimes tears. Keep up the good work defending our Freedom from a member of the lost generation. Mark S Padilla 187th AHC door-gunner 68-69 Tay Nihn VN 100% DAV


Name: JayEee
Email: lima_delta20186@yahoo.com
Date: Monday, April 15, 2002
Time: 03:26:01 PM

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Great site. JOTC was standard POR training during '68 for our unit, based in the Zone. Either we made JE or the harrassment would get so bad that the "mere graduates" would volunteer to recycle. (Our unit never had dropouts, or we never admitted to them.) Guilty pleasure: half my cycle of 200 folded by the end of the first week; virtually all of them were officers. Seriously, the training proved more than useful when I got to where I was going. And yes, it's too bad the school is gone, but it's not irreplaceable. Nothing is.


Name: Steven Sanderson
Email: DASHEVSTDYMSN.
Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2002
Time: 09:28:31 PM

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When I grow up I want to be in the U.S. Jungle Warfare. I'm 9 years old. Can you tell me were you train? Is it scary? OK, thanks.


Name: Bill Smith
Email: billysmith98@aol.com
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2002
Time: 12:27:47 AM

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Thank for the memories. SGT Bill Smith A Co(Abn) 3/5 Inf Ft. Kobbe 1977 ~ 1982


Name: Jack R. Caudill
Email: jackie_caudill@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2002
Time: 02:41:27 AM

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I went to Jungle Warfare Training with my plt in the 82nd AB Div in May/Jun 1992. I never received a certificate or a patch and was wondering if I could get one. Our platoon received one certificate as a whole and we each were given a black and white xerox copy of it but I was wondering if there was a way I could get one. I loved the school. A funny story I tell was the time I woke up during the second week only to find a huge bat sucking on my finger. Needless to say they sent me to have my shots but I came back and finished up. What is with the patch? Why aren't we aloud to wear it? I just found your website and plan to study more. This was one of many fine memories for me. Thank you for any extra info.


Name: juan garcia
Email: jagarcia63@yahoo.com
Date: Monday, April 22, 2002
Time: 04:37:32 PM

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I went thru it, good school! USMC-SEMPER FI!


Name: Frank Sharp
Email: noirstory@hotmail.com
Date: Monday, April 22, 2002
Time: 04:43:27 PM

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Seeing your webpage brought back a lot of great (and some not so great!) memories of Ft. Sherman and the Republic of Panama. It's a shame the post is closed. A great opportunity to train in a harsh and unfamiliar environment has been lost to U.S. and allied troops. I had the privilege of going twice, in NOV/DEC 95, and MAR/APR 98 while I was with C Co., 3/75 RGR RGT. Thanks for a great site.


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Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2002
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Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2002
Time: 07:24:48 PM

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Okay guys, here we go, an update on one of the founders of the JOTC! http://www.beatlestribute.com/Salute!.HTM


Name: Joe Townsend
Email: woopwah@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2002
Time: 01:03:00 AM

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Looking for folks who may have served with me in Company B, 4th Battalion, 10th Infantry at Fort Davis or Gulick, 76 through 78.


Name: Steven Swindle
Email: theswindles@yahoo.com
Date: Friday, April 26, 2002
Time: 02:45:19 PM

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Great site, thanks for keeping the spirit alive!! JOTC was one of the highlights of my time on active duty with the mighty 82nd ABN DIV hoooooaaaahhhh!!!


Name: Eric Mroz
Email: eric.mroz@soc.mil
Date: Monday, April 29, 2002
Time: 04:45:32 PM

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I went to JOTC with 3/327th INF in the February 1992. Great school.


Name: Eric Mroz
Email: eric.mroz@soc.mil
Date: Monday, April 29, 2002
Time: 04:45:47 PM

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I went to JOTC with 3/327th INF in the February 1992. Great school.


Name: Bruce Carbone
Email: dinkydau1@webtv.net
Date: Wednesday, May 01, 2002
Time: 08:49:21 AM

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In 1971, I was assigned to 1st Bn 10th Inf at Ft Davis. During my tour, we spent a lot of time at Ft Sherman. It was a harsh environment, but it was survivable. 10th Inf Bn made up a composite company to attend a shortened version of Jungle School. The instructors were the best I have ever seen. With their guidance, we learned the ways of the jungle. I had served in Vietnam, however that was prior to Panama. Attending the school in Panama, should have been mandatory for anyone going to Vietnam. I enjoyed my tour in Panama, especially the jungle school course.


Name: Eddie Addison
Email:
Date: Wednesday, May 01, 2002
Time: 09:32:51 AM

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Date: Wednesday, May 01, 2002
Time: 09:33:30 AM

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Name: m.v. bailey
Email:
Date: Thursday, May 02, 2002
Time: 07:53:44 PM

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i was just woundering why u haven't got any pic from the men who went thro the jungle course? plus the awards recived from troops getting honor grad?i have two.I recived honor grad in 1982. p.s. i also have many pic u could add to your site.just drop me a line ..former sgt ,m.v. bailey (mvb32257@netscape.net....now naval res sea bees


Name: Daniel Frady
Email: Panhead@nc.rr.com
Date: Friday, May 03, 2002
Time: 12:20:39 AM

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Great site... went thru JOTC in Winter '81 I am former 82nd ABN DIV - 1/17 Air Cav, Huey/Blackhawk crew chief. Memories... Deployed there in typical 82nd fashion. From Pope AFB, in-flight rigging, jumped onto Gatun DZ. Great old open-air barracks, GI cots to sleep on when not in the jungle... waitin' for the washing machines to wash the jungle crap off for the next phase. Quarter beers from vending machines in the day room when time allowed. Send mail and stock up on canned fruit from the store while there. Howler monkeys waking you up in the morning, tryin' to piss and shit on you as they pass over you in the trees!! Coatimundi, snakes of all kinds and sizes, fist sized spiders, parrots as common as pidgeons. Cutter bug repellent for the mosquitos (I really think they got a buzz off it and kept truckin') One night, I walked off a ten foot embankment, wandered in the dark for about ten minutes miraculously avoiding black palm and God knows what else before being rescued by my platoon leader who was wearing NVGs!! THANK YOU CPT. RAY... Once, we were two days into the jungle, when out of nowhere pops 3-4 kids running around in shorts barefoot begging for handouts. We got punji-proof boots, pieces of flea collar in our pockets to ward off the bugs and all manner of protective gear and they were running around like it was a day at the beach!!! I love obstacle courses, but the one down there was my all-time favorite. I regret not being able to run it again. Only one free day off the whole trip. Spent it in Colon. Drank beer at La Flora bar while fending off the hookers... Hit the tourist shops while trying to avoid the Guardia Nacional (SMGs, sunglasses and ice-cold stares!!) Sampled "monkey meat" on a stick from the street vendors (more than likely it was dog since they seemed to have a mutt tied to the cart waiting for the inevitable...) I still have a switchblade that I bought there. All in all it was three weeks packed full of excellent training. I am sad and sorry to see a great piece of American Military history come to an end. I will keep my personal opinion about whether we should have turned over our interests in this area to my self. D. J. Frady


Name: SSG JACOBITZ, JERRY E.
Email: jejacobitz2001@yahoo.com
Date: Friday, May 03, 2002
Time: 12:43:13 PM

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WOW!GOOD SITE. I WAS STATIONEDIN FT DAVIS WITH BRAVO CO JUNGLE CATS 5/87TH INF (L) FROM 93-95 AND THEN IN KOBBY FROM 95-97. I REALLY MISS MY BROS. IF ANY READ THIS SITE DROP ME A LINE AT ME EMAIL ADDRESS. SSG JERRY JACOBITZ


Name: CASTELLANOS
Email: javier_orlando_c@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday, May 05, 2002
Time: 06:01:03 PM

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I am a Captain from the BELIZE DEFENCE FORCE presently attending CAPTAINS CAREER COURSE at FORT BENNING. I found your web site very interesting and I am glad that there are still somebody dedicated to jungle training and are aware of its importance. Some of our soldiers from Belize had the oppurtunity to attend that former school and told me about the excellent training they conducted.


Name: cruit
Email: moy3rd@hotmail.com
Date: Monday, May 06, 2002
Time: 06:21:34 PM

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The message board for The Society of the First Infantry Division At www.bigredone.org is up and running.


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Date: Saturday, May 18, 2002
Time: 09:54:02 PM

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This page was updated as of 02/12/02.. ow does that work?


Name: madan
Email: madannda@indya.com
Date: Monday, May 20, 2002
Time: 01:36:13 AM

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Name: Brent M Stine
Email: bmstine@your-net.com
Date: Monday, May 20, 2002
Time: 03:06:32 PM

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Excellant WEB site, JOTC was a very essential site for for all combat arms, a confidence builder for the young troops and a leadership challange for the well seasoned NCO's. I wish the school was still in operation or a form of it somewhere. AIRBORNE!!!


Name: Brent M Stine
Email: bmstine@your-net.com
Date: Monday, May 20, 2002
Time: 03:06:36 PM

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Excellant WEB site, JOTC was a very essential site for for all combat arms, a confidence builder for the young troops and a leadership challange for the well seasoned NCO's. I wish the school was still in operation or a form of it somewhere. AIRBORNE!!!


Name: joe janisheck
Email: joseph.janisheck@bliss.army.mil
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2002
Time: 10:23:57 AM

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I was ststioned at Ft. Sherman from Sep,1965-Mar,1967. i aws I was biilted in the next to last building on the right side down by the zoo. The last building on the right was R&D guys doing research and weather stuff. My unit was D btry 4th bn 517th Artillery (air defense). The battalion was unique in Air defense in that it was a composite battalion made up of 2 (two)M-42 Dusters (40mm guns on tracks for AD) battery's and 2 (two)Hawk Missile Battery's (SAM). One battery of each was at Ft. Sherman. The other two battery's were on the pacific side defending Panama City & Canal. The JOC was two builing down from our billets. I can only remember one guy from JOC. His name was SSG Babbs and he had a dog that went with him whereever he went even to formations and the Club whivh was in the quonset hut at the tip of land around the bend past the zoo. most of the SF guy's lived at Gulick but some single SF guys lived at Sherman. I have some pics of that time which was by the way a really great tour of duty. Except for the land crabs and the constant rain. rain and fungus takes a toll on Missile and radar equipment. Thanks for the memory. joe


Name: John W. Burns O89782
Email: jburns@consultant-center.com
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2002
Time: 07:30:06 PM

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Fantastic experience! Completed JOTC in April 1962. Training cadre and physical operations were the best. Appeciated the dedication and expertise of the school's staff. I have to admit I was really proud when I received my Jungle Expert patch. Sorry to see JOTC inactivated, it's a real loss.


Name: Spiderwoman
Email: www.geocities.com/spiderwoman_xxx/spiderwoman.html
Date: Friday, May 24, 2002
Time: 01:20:41 PM

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I'm signing before I check out the site. Hopefully it will have the info I'm looking for. (how to survive in the jungle-- find food and look for water and build shelter!)


Name: Mike Wilson
Email: Gilmer82@webtv.net
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2002
Time: 02:47:14 PM

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Good site was there in Feb.79 2/508 abn.inf 82 abn


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Email: marikaolsen@pipeline.com
Date: Sunday, May 26, 2002
Time: 10:46:49 AM

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I am curious to know if it is possible to confirm if a certain person attended jungle training and if so, what his military service entailed. Is this public record?


Name: ERIN BOSSARD
Email: fortunex@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2002
Time: 02:28:18 PM

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I THINK THIS SIGHT COULD USE SO MORE TERRIFYING DETAILS ABOUT THE WAR IN VIETNAM WAR.


Name: Hoop
Email: hoopadams@direcway.com
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2002
Time: 05:16:41 PM

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I was stationed at Rodman Naval Station from 81 to 84 and went through JOTC (one of the few sailors to do it....I think) then supported it as OPFOR may a time. Thanks for the flash backs.


Name: Richard J Burrill
Email: leathernecksrecruiter@attbi.com
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2002
Time: 10:55:24 PM

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My name is Rick AKA Spiderman. I trained at the school in 1965 with Kilo Company 8th bn 2nd Marine Div.We were awarded the Jungle Expert patch but being Marines it was not allowed on our uniforms. I am now the recruiter for an all Marine and FMF Corpsman Motorcycle Club.http://www.leathernecksmc-capecod.cityslide.com And proudly were my Jungle patch on my vest. Nice site .It brought back a lot of memories especially witch trees not to hang a poncho in,? Dam Ants."


Name: Richard J Burrill
Email: leathernecksrecruiter@attbi.com
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2002
Time: 11:32:16 PM

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My name is Rick AKA Spiderman. I trained at the school in 1965 with Kilo Company 8th bn 2nd Marine Div.We were awarded the Jungle Expert patch but being Marines it was not allowed on our uniforms. I am now the recruiter for an all Marine and FMF Corpsman Motorcycle Club.http://www.leathernecksmc-capecod.cityslide.com And proudly were my Jungle patch on my vest. Nice site .It brought back a lot of memories especially witch trees not to hang a poncho in,? Dam Ants."


Name: Roderick Jamison
Email: cptric@attbi.com
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2002
Time: 09:54:39 AM

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Thanks for the Web site. I was looking for my Jungle Expert Badge. Don't remember if we actually got one or just the patch. If there is such a badge let me know...I'm going to be in uniform for the 4th after 20 + years of retirement


Name: David A de la Sierra
Email: delasierra214@hotmail.com
Date: Friday, June 07, 2002
Time: 12:32:51 PM

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I went thru JOTC in Nov/Dec 89 with 4th BN 17th INF lightfighters just before we kicked the shit out pineapple face, land nav in the swamps, black palm, bushmasters, and the damn ants....great memories, sorry to hear it is gone now.....hoo ah


Name: James Scott Jennings
Email: jsjennings@msn.com
Date: Friday, June 07, 2002
Time: 11:56:20 PM

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Did 2 jumps into the tall grass 1979 and 1981 2/505 82nd


Name: RT Marsh
Email: a104_1sg@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday, June 09, 2002
Time: 09:00:50 PM

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Sorry to see it gone. Black palm, big open bay barracks, cheap beer, poncho rafting in the lagoon, and chugging up and down the Chagres in a landing craft, water sloshing around your ankle, with somebody's puke floating in it...... May-June 1984 Co B 3rd BN 327IN (Air Assault) 101st ABN DIV


Name: RT Marsh
Email: a104_1sg@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday, June 09, 2002
Time: 09:01:07 PM

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Sorry to see it gone. Black palm, big open bay barracks, cheap beer, poncho rafting in the lagoon, and chugging up and down the Chagres in a landing craft, water sloshing around your ankle, with somebody's puke floating in it...... May-June 1984 Co B 3rd BN 327IN (Air Assault) 101st ABN DIV


Name: RT Marsh
Email: a104_1sg@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday, June 09, 2002
Time: 09:01:46 PM

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Sorry to see it gone. Black palm, big open bay barracks, cheap beer, poncho rafting in the lagoon, and chugging up and down the Chagres in a landing craft, water sloshing around your ankle, with somebody's puke floating in it...... May-June 1984 Co B 3rd BN 327IN (Air Assault) 101st ABN DIV


Name: RT Marsh
Email: a104_1sg@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday, June 09, 2002
Time: 09:01:59 PM

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Sorry to see it gone. Black palm, big open bay barracks, cheap beer, poncho rafting in the lagoon, and chugging up and down the Chagres in a landing craft, water sloshing around your ankle, with somebody's puke floating in it...... May-June 1984 Co B 3rd BN 327IN (Air Assault) 101st ABN DIV


Name: SD PM Pedro
Email: traira2@bol.com.br
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2002
Time: 05:48:23 PM

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Name: SAMUEL B HAIRSTON
Email: SHAIR42533@AOL.COM
Date: Sunday, June 16, 2002
Time: 10:47:57 PM

Comments

GREAT SITE BRINGS BACK MEMORIES 1985


Name: Brian Crites
Email: redcossack@surewest.net
Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2002
Time: 12:09:31 AM

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I earned my Jungle Expert Patch as a young Marine in 1980. The training was good and I have many fond memories of Fort Sherman. A lighting strike on a tree twenty five yards away, a night trying to sleep with ants cralwing all over me. It was also my first experiance with the difference between the Army and the Marine Corps. The Army said rucksack and we said pack. But it is still something I look back on with pride. We never got to wear those patches but I still have it and my cetificate.


Name: Brian Crites
Email: redcossack@surewest.net
Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2002
Time: 12:13:46 AM

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I earned my Jungle Expert Patch as a young Marine in 1980. The training was good and I have many fond memories of Fort Sherman. A lighting strike on a tree twenty five yards away, a night trying to sleep with ants cralwing all over me. It was also my first experiance with the difference between the Army and the Marine Corps. The Army said rucksack and we said pack. But it is still something I look back on with pride. We never got to wear those patches but I still have it and my cetificate. E/2/23


Name: David Dural
Email: ddural@earthlink.net
Date: Thursday, June 20, 2002
Time: 10:18:33 PM

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I had a blast in Panama when I went in 1983. Being right on Lemone Bay was great. I will never forget GREEN HELL..


Name: T. A. L. "Dozer"
Email: taldozer@aol.com
Date: Friday, June 21, 2002
Time: 10:29:47 AM

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Excellant site, great resource. It is a shame the school went to the way side, some day we will learn from our mistakes. I also have a site give it a look; WWW.selous-scouts.com


Name: Jim Thomas
Email: jthomas10@cox.net
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2002
Time: 11:23:26 AM

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Nice site!! Ft.Clayton 4 BN (mech)20th Inf HHC 1981-1984 drive on!!!!!


Name: Jim Thomas
Email: jthomas10@cox.net
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2002
Time: 11:23:57 AM

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Nice site!! Ft.Clayton 4 BN (mech)20th Inf HHC 1981-1984 drive on!!!!! Jungle expert!


Name: jess
Email: j99rider@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday, June 23, 2002
Time: 10:03:48 AM

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It is good to see someone taking an interest in preserving a part of Army History. I was stationed at Ft Davis and was made an honorary JOTC graduate. The 32 months I spent in Panama were enjoyable except for the warm weather (smirk). If any of my fellow associates see this email me at j99rider@yahoo.com, pleas id the email as I delete messages from strange screen names. Yours in peace, MSG Gaylor, Jess


Name: DOn Kyle
Email: wildblue@hawaii.rr.com
Date: Monday, June 24, 2002
Time: 05:19:54 PM

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like to get some info on how I may get a record of my completing the jungle warfare course. I do not recall the exact dates, but it would have been in the spring of 1980 0r 1981. I was with the 2/10 Cav, 7th ID, Ft Ord, CA. We were attached to a Inf BN, I do not recall which one. If someone could let me know how I could some kind of record I would appreciate it. Don Kyle, former CW-2 2/10 Cav (air) 7TH ID


Name: JOSE L PEREZ ORTIZ SFC-RET
Email: atmman1305@hotmail.com
Date: Friday, June 28, 2002
Time: 02:14:24 PM

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WENT THERE ,WAS THERE,AND WOULD GO BACK IF IT WAS THERE AGAIN I WENT 5 TIMES I WAS STATIONED AT KOBBE,A3/5 AND WAS AN INST.AT THE SCH.OF THE AMERICAS,A TIME THAT I WILL NEVER FORGET AND WILL ALWAYS BE PART OF MY LIFE AND I DONT REGRET IT.....


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Date: Saturday, June 29, 2002
Time: 02:17:44 AM

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Name: Bobby Rawls
Email: rjrawls@infoave.com
Date: Sunday, July 07, 2002
Time: 11:29:41 AM

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WENT TO SCHOOL 1984 WITH 2/504TH 82ND AIRBORNE. Great web site!!


Name: Bobby Rawls
Email: rjrawls@infoave.com
Date: Sunday, July 07, 2002
Time: 11:49:27 AM

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Hey, just had to sign again because one of the articles is about the time I went through!! 1985, 2/504 82nd Airborne. God it brings tears to my eyes to remember and at the waste of giving this base up!! What stupid asshole liberal demecrats!!


Name: THOMAS HERTZOG
Email: THSKATER69@YAHOO.COM
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2002
Time: 09:00:04 AM

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HI GUY'S, WHATA SITE MOST PEOPLE DON'T EVEN KNOW ABOUT THE "JUNGLE SCHOOL" OR THE TRAINING WE WENT THROUGH. I WENT THROUGH IN 1966 (A LONG TIME AGO).I WAS LOOKING FOR A WINDOW STICKER FOR MY CARS, ANYBODY HAVE ANY INFO WERE THEY CAN BE PURCHASED OR EVEN IF ANY WERE EVER MADE.


Name: Paul J McBride
Email: bigdaddysmokey420@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday, July 21, 2002
Time: 01:27:13 AM

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Was there w/ C-3/505PIR 82nd abn div on 7-89. Had a good friend die during the invasion. PV2 Lance Troy Coats, 1st Batt. 508th ft.kobbe Panama. He died at the Panama Defenses' Comandancia, 20dec 89. He was 18 yrs old, sandy brown hair and the nicest guy you'd ever want to meet. I haven't had any closure guys and i would appreciate any info. By the way...loved the 3 weeks of pulling black palm thistles out of my ass and dodging monkey shit. Lots of fun. Tying off out wpns to our legs and mudslides and constant rain and 100 plus temps made for an enjoyable vacation. Sorry to hear it closed.


Name: Tibor I. Waldner
Email: waldtibi@aol.com
Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2002
Time: 02:45:54 PM

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As former member of the XX.th. Infantry Regiment (Sykes'Regulars)and 1959 graduate of the Jungle Warfare Training Center, I deeply regret the closure of such a fine training facility. The Canal Zone experience will remain a highlite in my 26 years of military experience. Keep up the good work! Tibor I. Waldner Sergeant Major, US Army(Retired)


Name: Tibor I. Waldner
Email: waldtibi@aol.com
Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2002
Time: 03:06:09 PM

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As former member of the 20.th Inf. Regiment (Sykes' Regulars) I am a JWTC (1959) graduate. Loosing the Canal Zone and the JWTC is a unfortunate political mistake. Keep up the good work! Sergeant Major Tibor I. Waldner US Army (Retired)


Name: Donald Shook
Email: deshook@7thinfantry.com
Date: Thursday, August 01, 2002
Time: 08:52:43 AM

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Great Site that you have.. Went through JOTC in 1986 while with the 17th Infantry, 7th Light Infantry Division.. Great time, what a great place to be and what a shame that it is "NO MORE" My Brother Dan Houston was with the 7th as well (C-5-21 Infantry) and earned his CIB in Operation Just Cause. I have a site on the 7th Infantry Division: http://www.7thinfantry.com I also have some cool "I SURVIVED GREEN HELL" patches for sale along with some 7th ID and AIRBORNE patches for sale: http://www.7thinfantry.com/store/shop.asp


Name: John Staudt
Email: Jds1vette@aol.com
Date: Thursday, August 08, 2002
Time: 07:27:51 PM

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I was stationed in Panama, Ft Gulick with the 549th MP Company from 1981-83. I went through JOTC in Sep of 81. I remember it like it was yesterday. "Green Hell" I still have my patch and certificate. I miss all the good friends I made in Panama and wish we could have a reunion. I'm currently with the Federal Police at Fort Sill, OK.


Name: Ted
Email: TedSr102@aol.com
Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2002
Time: 06:13:30 PM

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Very interesting reading. I was looking for a field training manual on non deadly boobytraps to use on modern day private detectives who are trespassing on my property!


Name: shokoofeh
Email: soulofdiamond@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday, August 15, 2002
Time: 07:39:03 AM

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Date: Friday, August 16, 2002
Time: 05:35:51 AM

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excellent site. best regards from athens GREECE


Name: James David Howard
Email: jd_howard@msn.com
Date: Monday, August 19, 2002
Time: 05:46:30 PM

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I was stationed Co.C Ft.Clayton 4 BN (mech)20th Inf I was there 1973-1974 I had jus got from 129th AHC Anson, Vietnam got busted for smoking that panama red! I couldn't tell much defference between nam and panama same uniforn but that reefer in nam was better. I was 11b10 and done my best and got a nice medal in nam so what else can I say. Oh the medal was Army Commendation which ain't bad if more info needed just E=Mail me and we can comunicate man! Oh I took Basic training at Ft Polk LA and AIT at Ft Lee VIR quatermaster school then to nam.


Name: James David Howard
Email: jd_howeard@msn.com
Date: Monday, August 19, 2002
Time: 05:49:21 PM

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I was stationed Co.C Ft.Clayton 4 BN (mech)20th Inf I was there 1973-1974 I had jus got from 129th AHC Anson, Vietnam got busted for smoking that panama red! I couldn't tell much defference between nam and panama same uniforn but that reefer in nam was better. I was 76Y30 and done my best and got a nice medal in nam so what else can I say. Oh the medal was Army Commendation which ain't bad if more info needed just E=Mail me and we can comunicate man! Oh I took Basic training at Ft Polk LA and AIT at Ft Lee VIR quatermaster school then to nam.


Name: James David Howard
Email: jd_howard@msn.com
Date: Monday, August 19, 2002
Time: 05:51:04 PM

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I was stationed Co.C Ft.Clayton 4 BN (mech)20th Inf I was there 1973-1974 I had jus got from 129th AHC Anson, Vietnam got busted for smoking that panama red! I couldn't tell much defference between nam and panama same uniforn but that reefer in nam was better. I was76Y30 and done my best and got a nice medal in nam so what else can I say. Oh the medal was Army Commendation which ain't bad if more info needed just E-Mail me and we can comunicate man! Oh I took Basic training at Ft Polk LA and AIT at Ft Lee Virginia quatermaster school then to nam.


Name: Wilson Vazquez
Email: salsabor@prodigy.net
Date: Thursday, August 22, 2002
Time: 10:23:53 AM

Comments

Good memories, enjoy it, keep updating the page. Huuaaaaa!!!!!!!!!


Name: SSG Marianno M. Ortiz
Email:
Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2002
Time: 08:42:27 PM

Comments

I went through Jungle Warfare school in 1995 @ Fort Sherman. I think it stinks that we who went through this course can not wear the patch because someone decided to adopt it as their unit patch. We earned it but can not show it. The Army needs to come up with something for us who went through this training to desplay on our uniforms. It is only fair ,since we did after all earn the right.


Name: SSG Marianno M. Ortiz
Email:
Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2002
Time: 08:42:51 PM

Comments

I went through Jungle Warfare school in 1995 @ Fort Sherman. I think it stinks that we who went through this course can not wear the patch because someone decided to adopt it as their unit patch. We earned it but can not show it. The Army needs to come up with something for us who went through this training to desplay on our uniforms. It is only fair ,since we did after all earn the right.


Name: Warren O. Berry
Email: armycsm@mvp.net
Date: Wednesday, September 04, 2002
Time: 07:57:05 PM

Comments

Nice page, I was sorry when we gave JOTC away.After my first VN tour, I served at JOTC from mid 1967 to mid 1968. I was then promoted and assigned to the Infantry Committee at the School of the Americas at Ft. Gulick. It was a wonderful experience and one of the few times in my military career that I felt I was making a positive contribution to our war effort.


Name: Warren O. Berry
Email: armycsm@mvp.net
Date: Wednesday, September 04, 2002
Time: 07:57:07 PM

Comments

Nice page, I was sorry when we gave JOTC away.After my first VN tour, I served at JOTC from mid 1967 to mid 1968. I was then promoted and assigned to the Infantry Committee at the School of the Americas at Ft. Gulick. It was a wonderful experience and one of the few times in my military career that I felt I was making a positive contribution to our war effort.


Name: CPT Todd Coogan
Email: coogant@mms.dmsc.k12.ar.us
Date: Thursday, September 05, 2002
Time: 08:41:19 AM

Comments

Great Site. I was never stationed at Sherman but our entire Infantry Battalion from the 39th Brigade (Arkansas Army Naitonal Guard) did a rotation through the Jungle School in 1991. Many of us still talk about that period being the absolute best training, worthwhile experience of our infantry careers. Thanks for keeping it alive.


Name: CPT Todd Coogan
Email: coogant@mms.dmsc.k12.ar.us
Date: Thursday, September 05, 2002
Time: 08:41:31 AM

Comments

Great Site. I was never stationed at Sherman but our entire Infantry Battalion from the 39th Brigade (Arkansas Army Naitonal Guard) did a rotation through the Jungle School in 1991. Many of us still talk about that period being the absolute best training, worthwhile experience of our infantry careers. Thanks for keeping it alive.


Name: CPT Todd Coogan
Email: coogant@mms.dmsc.k12.ar.us
Date: Thursday, September 05, 2002
Time: 08:56:42 AM

Comments

Great Site! I was never stationed at Sherman but our entire Infantry Battalion from the Arkansas Army National Guard did a rotation throught the jungle school in 1991. Many of us still sit around and tell the younger guys that the jungle training was the most worthwhile and meaningful training we have ever gone through. I teach 7th grade geography and my students love the stories, slides, and momentos from my trip. I tell them It was a hot, stinking, steaming, nasty-assed place but I loved every minute of it. Thanks for keeping this site going.


Name: Raul Jerrick
Email: raulj1972@yahoo.com
Date: Friday, September 13, 2002
Time: 08:07:30 AM

Comments

the importance of carrying yours packs whilst operating in the jungle


Name: Raul Jerrick
Email: raulj1972@yahoo.com
Date: Friday, September 13, 2002
Time: 08:09:22 AM

Comments

the importance of carrying your packs whilst operating in the jungle


Name: LTC Greg Barrack
Email: gregory.barrack@js.pentagon.mil
Date: Monday, September 16, 2002
Time: 12:55:21 PM

Comments

The link below will tap you into a good article ref. MAJ Cole Hogan. http://www.macon.com/mld/macon/news/local/4053757.htm God bless you, Cole God be with you, Pat - Amen


Name: mugu
Email: mugu@mugu.com
Date: Monday, September 16, 2002
Time: 04:52:02 PM

Comments

pls all guy men,i was here.


Name: SGT. PEDRO GUZMAN
Email: GOOSEMANN68@HOTMAIL.COM
Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2002
Time: 11:43:24 PM

Comments

I WENT THROUGH JOTC IN 89' AS A 60 GUNNER AND IN 91 AS A SQUAD LEADER AND WAS PART OF OPERATIONS NIMROD DANCER AND JUST CAUSE. WHAT A BEUTIFUL PLACE. (THE JUNGLE) AS HOT AND MUGGY AS IT WAS IT HAD A BEAUTY TO BE DESIRED. BLACK PALM,SNAKES,MONKEYS,BATS,PDF. A BIT TOO MUCH FOR AN AVERAGE JOE TO TAKE. BUT THEN AGAIN WE WEREN'T AVERAGE JOES HOOOOOOAAAAAH! LIGHTFIGHTERS 2/27 WOLFHOUNDS ALPHA COMPANY 89'-92'


Name: Eddie Addison
Email:
Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2002
Time: 08:12:51 AM

Comments

Okay ladies, here we go! My friend Major Roger Gaines, who's web site you are on right now, as he will tell you, I don't say everything I know, but when I do speak, you better listen, because I don't bullshit around. Checkout the follow link. ("http://www.beatlestribute.com/INTRO.htm"). I think some of you guys will like what it says, and some of you guys will wince in pain. Roger, I know you are busy, but please e-mail me, because I lost your e-mail link. Thanks everyone. eddie


Name: Eddie Addison
Email:
Date: Friday, September 20, 2002
Time: 10:25:57 PM

Comments

I found a really interesting "old letter" my mother CONNIE ADDISON wrote concerning the Panama hand over that was being debated in the Congressional Record back in April of 1974. http://www.beatlestribute.com/Connie.htm


Name: Herbert I. Anderson
Email: anderson@guamcell.net
Date: Friday, September 20, 2002
Time: 11:45:35 PM

Comments

I went through the Jungle Operations Training Center at Ft. Sherman in April '84 with the 101st Airborne Div. B co. 1/502nd Inf. The " Green Hell " obstacle course was one I'll never forget! To this day I'm proud to wear the "Jungle Expert" patch that I had earned with blood,sweat and tears !! ** Air Assault **


Name: Herbert I. Anderson
Email: anderson@guamcell.net
Date: Friday, September 20, 2002
Time: 11:45:37 PM

Comments

I went through the Jungle Operations Training Center at Ft. Sherman in April '84 with the 101st Airborne Div. B co. 1/502nd Inf. The " Green Hell " obstacle course was one I'll never forget! To this day I'm proud to wear the "Jungle Expert" patch that I had earned with blood,sweat and tears !! ** Air Assault **


Name: Clayton Struthers
Email: lothlorienarcher@attbi.com
Date: Sunday, September 22, 2002
Time: 01:33:39 AM

Comments

Looks refreshing, what are you guys going to be adding to it? I graduated from the school myself late January, early February 1989, must say, I miss it, is that boat still sitting on the reef out on the canal zone, lol!


Name: dale l. robbins
Email: clymor50@yahoo.com
Date: Monday, September 23, 2002
Time: 01:15:06 AM

Comments

i served in panama,1971-1973,an old airborne jungle fighter, i remember it well, rain,mud,heat,big nasty spiders,but loads of fun.oh yea and lots to eat.love this site keep it up.


Name: Eddie Addison
Email: Eddie@www.BeatlesTribute.com
Date: Friday, September 27, 2002
Time: 01:03:10 AM

Comments

GREETINGS ALL: As you all know, my dad was one of the founders of the JWC under Major General Porter (1947, 1953-1999), and as former graduates of the J.O.T.C. I feel it is important I personally address you regarding the following link and article. http://www.beatlestribute.com/BRITISH_INTELLIGENCE!.HTM I am asking you, please do not bother dad with anything contained in the article, because he is now over 80 years old and he has both Alzheimer's and Parkinsons disease, and I do not want him upset by anything. I want dad to remain calm and at ease and so I am personally asking all of you to stand down. Thank you all.


Name: william
Email: w_plug@yahoo.com
Date: Friday, September 27, 2002
Time: 01:26:45 AM

Comments

Where are American soldiers suppose to learn how to fight in a jungle environment if Fort Sherman was closed.


Name: H.H. from Germany
Email: parkez@gmx.de
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2002
Time: 12:50:02 AM

Comments

Hi, i´m a german recco man and a few week ago i bought a ford mutt to restauration. Now the jeep is ready to take off but i have now idea where the original tactical signs to fit. Anybody there to help me? The Mutt A1 is from the 82ABN. Now i need the original numbers,stars etc. Thanx


Name: Ranger Petts
Email: pettsgm@doj.state.wi.us
Date: Monday, October 07, 2002
Time: 03:10:09 PM

Comments

Can anyone help me in attaining information (ie manual name and number) regarding deployment and use of a poncho parachute used as as resupply.


Name: Steve Rodgers
Email: sdrodgers55@aol.com
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2002
Time: 04:12:14 PM

Comments

I completed JOTC training in May 1978. I was grabbed by a SM at Fort Bragg in 1983 and told my Jungle Expert Patch was no longer authorized. I have never seen any documentation if that is true and was wondering if anyone has any scoop on the subject.


Name: R. S. Hill, MD
Email: capabob@napanet.net
Date: Sunday, October 13, 2002
Time: 09:59:00 PM

Comments

Great site! I was born and raised in the Canal Zone and remember well the JWTC. Used to sneak out to and around Fort Sherman to hunt in the bush. Was ambushed a few times by you guys and ambushed a few or you too!! Great times!!


Name: Rob Matthews
Email: robert.matthews9@verizon.net
Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2002
Time: 08:49:19 PM

Comments

Some of the best training I recieved while on active duty! JOTC Graduate 18 Feb 83 - R. Matthews (Ltc Ray D Newman Inf Commandant)


Name: Rob Matthews
Email: robert.matthews9@verizon.net
Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2002
Time: 08:57:05 PM

Comments

Some of the best training I recieved while on active duty! C.co 1/327 inf bn 101st Abn JOTC Graduate 18 Feb 83 - R. Matthews "Oldham" are you out there - How about you Bob Barlow? Good training- goood people- and who could Forget "La Glorias" ! (Ltc Ray D Newman Inf Commandant)


Name: Rob Matthews
Email: robert.matthews9@verizon.net
Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2002
Time: 08:59:36 PM

Comments

Some of the best training I recieved while on active duty! C.co 1/327 inf bn 101st Abn JOTC Graduate 18 Feb 83 - R. Matthews "Oldham" are you out there - How about you Bob Barlow? Good training- goood people- and who could Forget "La Glorias" ! What an obstical course - Remenmber the cargo nets going down the cliff, I have plenty of phots that will bring back memories drop me an email if ya want some! (Ltc Ray D Newman Inf Commandant)


Name: Rob Matthews
Email: robert.matthews9@verizon.net
Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2002
Time: 09:00:31 PM

Comments

Some of the best training I recieved while on active duty! C.co 1/327 inf bn 101st Abn. JOTC Graduate 18 Feb 83 - R. Matthews "Oldham" are you out there - How about you Bob Barlow? Good training- goood people- and who could Forget "La Glorias" ! What an obstical course - Remenmber the cargo nets going down the cliff, I have plenty of phots that will bring back memories drop me an email if ya want some!


Name: Rob Matthews
Email: robert.matthews9@verizon.net
Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2002
Time: 09:00:52 PM

Comments

Some of the best training I recieved while on active duty! C.co 1/327 inf bn 101st Abn. JOTC Graduate 18 Feb 83 - R. Matthews "Oldham" are you out there - How about you Bob Barlow? Good training- goood people- and who could Forget "La Glorias" ! What an obstical course - Remenmber the cargo nets going down the cliff, I have plenty of phots that will bring back memories drop me an email if ya want some!


Name: Rob Matthews
Email: robert.matthews9@verizon.net
Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2002
Time: 09:01:12 PM

Comments

Some of the best training I recieved while on active duty! C.co 1/327 inf bn 101st Abn. JOTC Graduate 18 Feb 83 - R. Matthews. "Oldham" are you out there - How about you Bob Barlow? Good training- goood people- and who could Forget "La Glorias" ! What an obstical course - Remenmber the cargo nets going down the cliff, I have plenty of phots that will bring back memories drop me an email if ya want some!


Name: mark Breymeyer
Email: mwbreymeyer@aol.com
Date: Saturday, October 19, 2002
Time: 08:27:15 PM

Comments

I was greatly pleased to run up on this site, I was stationed at JOTC twice, the first time was from 1979-1981, the second time was from 1990-1991. What a great place to be stationed. I miss Ft. Sherman every day I breath


Name: gamze
Email: gamze@anzacday.biz
Date: Sunday, October 20, 2002
Time: 12:15:34 PM

Comments

...i am surfing the web and searching for new web sites for our Anzac Database...and now i am here...Your web site is fantastic, well done !!! if you like, have a look at our database also: Independent Anzac Network Database many greetings to all gamze http://www.anzacday.info


Name: Calvin Hickerson [Senior]
Email: 82101173@military.com, skysoldier196768@aol.com, skysoldier196768@earthlink.net
Date: Sunday, October 20, 2002
Time: 09:10:38 PM

Comments

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Name: Steven Swann
Email: sswann@wachoviasec.com
Date: Sunday, October 20, 2002
Time: 09:19:16 PM

Comments

I had the pleasure of contracting malaria in 1967, while hanging out with Antonio and the other Choco Indians up the Chagres River. Had it not been for some Special Forces guys, they would have kept treating me for the flu until I had died. God, I miss that place. (anyone with pictures of the Chocos--------- please send 'em to me)


Name: Clarence Potter Sr
Email: tarheels@ojai.net
Date: Monday, October 21, 2002
Time: 11:12:32 PM

Comments

this is sweet butchy all you old farts that was there from 58 thru 62 where are you , one day i got on the colon bus from sherman and couldn't find a seat , so one day i brought egar a 6 foot boa , i got a seat . us old rangers that were stationed used to interact with the air borne , one was exercise banyan tree , how about you other guys . the boys i know called me sweet butchy because i loved the ladys ! i have been watching this site sense mar of this year i know your out there guys.


Name: JOSE L. ROMAN
Email: SSG Jose.Roman2@CEN.AMEDD.ARMY.MIL
Date: Friday, October 25, 2002
Time: 12:10:48 PM

Comments

Went through with the 2/325. Thank you for keeping the JOTC experience real. It saved my BUTT in the jungles of Columbia and Bolivia.


Name: Mike Church, COL, IN (Ret)
Email:
Date: Monday, October 28, 2002
Time: 12:32:55 PM

Comments

I was the Ops Officer from Dec 75-Jul 77 under LTC Will Roosma. We instituted the 3 week, unit based POI under the direction of the USARSO CG, BG William R. Richardson, probably the top GO with whom I served in 30 years. Took my own bn back May-Jul 88. We covered down on Clayton, Amador and Sherman. Relieved by my good buds from the 9th Rgt. Sure would like to hear from some of those super NCOs from the 70's, Ben Sanchez, Tom Courtney, MSG Wyvel, OB O'Brien, SSG Delp, et al. Didn't meet their equal til I commanded the Ranger Tng Bde 92-94.


Name: Mike Church, COL, IN (Ret)
Email: schurch433@knology.net
Date: Monday, October 28, 2002
Time: 12:33:54 PM

Comments

I was the Ops Officer from Dec 75-Jul 77 under LTC Will Roosma. We instituted the 3 week, unit based POI under the direction of the USARSO CG, BG William R. Richardson, probably the top GO with whom I served in 30 years. Took my own bn back May-Jul 88. We covered down on Clayton, Amador and Sherman. Relieved by my good buds from the 9th Rgt. Sure would like to hear from some of those super NCOs from the 70's, Ben Sanchez, Tom Courtney, MSG Wyvel, OB O'Brien, SSG Delp, et al. Didn't meet their equal til I commanded the Ranger Tng Bde 92-94. Anybody ever gets by Montgomery, AL, give me a call.


Name: gilberto v. silva
Email: sil@cybermesa.com
Date: Saturday, November 02, 2002
Time: 07:34:23 PM

Comments

this was one of the best training experiences in my military career.


Name: Arielka lara
Email: jomareilpa@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday, November 09, 2002
Time: 08:44:55 PM

Comments

How can I get my puppy who is one month old to go to the bathroom in one plave? Please help me!


Name: david bailey
Email: monkieman@excite.com
Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2002
Time: 08:14:48 AM

Comments

sp-4 David Bailey 534th military police fort clayton 79-82. went through in nov 1980 with 101st . what a great experience.sorry to see everything turned over .Panama was great tour


Name: Michael Cooper
Email: kblman54@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2002
Time: 08:23:16 AM

Comments

I attended Recondo and JOTC, and the NCO Acad in Panama. Would like to hear from others who graduated and went on to Vietnam


Name: Vance Davis
Email: 310-268-3194
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2002
Time: 10:22:32 PM

Comments

Please help me find photo for the year 1974 or a list of graduates with my name on it Vance Davis I was station at Fort Bragg 18th Airborne 1/39. This information in not on my dd214. I a member of the AMVETS POST 2 but I would like to be able to prove that I am a Jungle Expert


Name: Jim Vernon
Email: DogBiscuit@earthlink.net
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2002
Time: 01:15:59 PM

Comments

Missed the school. Did manage to take in Vietnam as a Sgt with Special Forces assigned to SOG (Studies and Observations Groups -- of course -- yep). Hope you keep the site alive so people can see what you did and the pride you took in doing it.


Name: JOHN UNDERWOOD
Email:
Date: Monday, November 25, 2002
Time: 08:25:49 PM

Comments

i MADE AN ENTRY ABOUT A YEAR AGO. I WAS STATIONED AT FT. DAVIS AND FT. SHERMAN. CLARENCE POTTER...I WAS INVOVED IN OPERATION BANYAN TREE. I WAS WITH THE 4/10 AT THE TIME AND WAS AN AGGRESSOR. REMEMBER WHEN THE AIRBORNE DROPPED IN THE DZ BY THE GATUN LOCKS..THEY JUMPED IN WEARING WINTER GEAR. WE CAPTURED MOST OF THE UNIT IN TWO DAYS AND HAD TO LOOK FOR THE REST OF THEM. THEY WERE LOST. THE AIRBORNE MISSION WAS A FLOP...REMEMBER WHEN THE OPERATION WAS TERMINATED..THEY PULLED WAS UNITS OUT OF THE JUNGLE..LINED US UP ON THE TARMAC AT FRANCE FIELD..A GENERAL CAME OUT AND GAVE A SOEECH ON HOW WELL THIER OPERATION WENT AND BOY DID WE LAUGH..IT WAS SO LOUD OUR OFFICERS ..WITH A SMILE TOLD US TO SUT UP...OUR BRIGADE COMMAND THOUHT WE WERE GOING TO SPEARHEAD THE ARMY UNITS INTO NAM...WE WERE ALL TRAINED TO SURVIVE AND FIGHT IN THE JUNGLE..THAT WHAT WE DID..NOT AN AIRBORNE UNIT THAT HAD ONE DROP IN THE JUNGLE AND DID NOT KNOW SHIT FROM SHINOLA WHEN COMES TO FIGHTING IN THE JUNGLE..WE WERE THE PROFESSIONALS WHEN IT COMES TO THIS TYPE OF FIGHTING.I AM GLAD WE DID GO..TO SENT ARMY UNITS WHO WERE NOT TRAINED IN JUNGLE FIGHTING WAS SUICIDIAL AND BULL SHIT.. GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU POTTER//JOHN THE CANADIAN.


Name: Brion Sausser
Email: brionsausser@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2002
Time: 03:25:06 PM

Comments

1975 graduate TDY from Co. A, 4/68 Armor 82nd AB Div. looking for classmates. Spec. 4 Sausser (11B2P) "Black Palm on the right!"


Name: Rick Norwood USA/Ret.
Email: rickmct@faynet.com
Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2002
Time: 03:46:34 PM

Comments

Great site and great comments. I was an instructor at Ft. Sherman 1990 to 1995 (56 rotations), best part of my military career. For those of you who have been there and done that, hooaaa. Be glad glad to hear form you.


Name: Clarence Potter
Email: tarheels@ojai.net
Date: Thursday, November 28, 2002
Time: 12:52:25 AM

Comments

To John I do remember banyan tree because we were supposed to knock out the canal generating motors that were locked up two gates deep , the air borne couldn't figure it out so what we did was sneak past the guards again over the fence and tied two bamboo poles together , someone had some chuak , we tied it to the poles , over the fence past the guards , stuck the pole thru the two locked gates and put two very large X 's on the motors , the other side couldn't figure out how we did it , we told them later , i as a jwtc personal and instuctor i had one hellava good time there for three years , i look at the pictures and seen a lot of changes on the base . i often long to go back and remember the wonderful good times i had and the fishing off the breaker wall , i would go out there on my time off and fish for hours for tarpon and snook and red snapper and then have a fish dinner on the old dock thats gone now and juat obsorb everything . i really miss that place even today and thats been over 45 years ago . Clarence Potter


Name: JERRY OLDAKER
Email: oopiedoo@msmisp.com
Date: Sunday, December 22, 2002
Time: 04:11:50 PM

Comments

I WAS ONE OF SEVEN SAILORS TO BE THE FIRST NAVY PERSONNEL TO GO THROUGH JUNGLE WARFARE IN 59. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO SERVED AT CRISTOBAL HARBOR DEFENSE UNIT, COCO SOLO, USS NAHOKE YTB 536, IN THE CANAL ZONE FROM 1958 - 1960.


Name: Jim
Email: The .Sailor@btinternet.com
Date: Sunday, December 22, 2002
Time: 06:07:19 PM

Comments

Have yet to look at the website but no doubt I will enjoy it. Served with the British Army in Central America and passed out of JOTC in early '70. Have fond memories of the place, good fun and very good friends. If you want a photo or two drop me a line. Probably the only place I got on well with you Yanks.......take care


Name: David D. Leavitt
Email: davidleavitt@sbcglobal.net
Date: Friday, December 27, 2002
Time: 01:04:56 AM

Comments

Thanks for your site! It brings back great memories. David Leavitt "Doc" Jungle Warfare Branch, J.O.T.C. 1987-1990


Name: SFC Tom Rutherford (Ret)
Email: marine_tom@excite.com
Date: Friday, December 27, 2002
Time: 03:07:32 AM

Comments

Outstanding website. Brought back great memories from my "visit" to the JOTC. It is really a shame that this great school was closed.


Name: leonardo
Email: avorray@bol.com.br
Date: Friday, December 27, 2002
Time: 05:04:43 AM

Comments

Hello! jungle! i'm sargeant from army of Brazil. i have jungle course in CIGS-Manaus. i would like speaking about experience jungle operate. writing me! Thank's


Name: leonardo
Email: avorray@bol.com.br
Date: Friday, December 27, 2002
Time: 05:04:51 AM

Comments

Hello! jungle! i'm sargeant from army of Brazil. i have jungle course in CIGS-Manaus. i would like speaking about experience jungle operate. writing me! Thank's


Name: leonardo
Email: avorray@bol.com.br
Date: Friday, December 27, 2002
Time: 05:05:34 AM

Comments

Hello! jungle! i'm sargeant from army of Brazil. i have jungle course in CIGS-Manaus. i would like speaking about experience jungle operate. writing me! Thank's


Name: rich McKellop
Email: pelvicpunisher@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2002
Time: 12:40:37 AM

Comments

Right on brother! this web site is the shit


Name:
Email: spikejohn207
Date: Wednesday, January 01, 2003
Time: 04:51:51 PM

Comments

very good should not have closed what about gulac


Name:
Email:
Date: Friday, January 03, 2003
Time: 05:49:27 AM

Comments

Fixed some HTML code in http://www.beatlestribute.com/The_Beatles_Sgt._Pepper.htm and check out the story under the Hitler photo! ....... ALSO ....... I Just added an eye openner about Prescott Bush http://www.beatlestribute.com/Salute!.HTM


Name: SGT Jeffrey Craig
Email: jeffreycra@msn.com
Date: Sunday, January 05, 2003
Time: 08:26:07 PM

Comments

2/187th Bn Ft Kobbe then 1/508th Ft Kobbe 1986-1989.Ranger School 3/88 graduated..


Name: joe janisheck
Email: joseph.janisheck@bliss.army.mil
Date: Wednesday, January 08, 2003
Time: 05:20:09 PM

Comments

haven't found any ADA guys. i was stationed at ft. sherman from sept 65 -apr 67. my unit was d btry 4th bn 517th ADA (Hawk-AW). pretty sure we were in the next to the last buiding on sherman. the last building by the zoo was R&D. we had two ADA batteries on sherman one was a M-42 Duster battery with equipment at btry howard in the jungle up behind the old movie house across the lagoon. the second was d btry a hawk missile battery further up the road up on the hill which i understand was converted to a horse stable or something in the early 70's. We provided air defense for the atlantic side of the canal to include Christobal and Colon. If ther's anyone reading this that has any info on those who were there , write. i work at the air defense school and beleive it or not three doors down from me is Jose Garcia a member of the Duster unit at the same time I was there. we discuss Panama all the time.


Name: daisy the cow
Email:
Date: Monday, January 13, 2003
Time: 06:06:26 AM

Comments

We hope that the people of Jungle W£arfare have a really good time in heaven and that they neva have to see another jungle again


Name: MSG/E-8 (ret) Larry G. Foreman
Email: bohicabay@aol.com
Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2003
Time: 07:33:22 PM

Comments

I completed my JOTC class while assigeed to "C" Co 2/75th Ranger Bn in June of 1978. I turned 28 on May 28th and for a birthday gift,during "Green Hell" I fell cracking 1 rib and brusing 2 others. I did complete the course, however not without the incuragement from my "Ranger" buddies and of course the outstanding cadre at Ft. Sherman. It was a "Bitch at best" but well worth it.


Name: Bill Steph ens(Stevie)
Email: big52fish@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2003
Time: 07:54:28 PM

Comments

Was with Marine BLT 3/6 in 1971. Went through the course and it was about the coolest school. The airborne and others didn't even pick on us for being Marines. You guys were proffessional and great to work with. God Bless, L/cpl. William Stephens (ret)


Name: Bill Stephens(Stevie)
Email: big52fish@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2003
Time: 07:55:03 PM

Comments

Was with Marine BLT 3/6 in 1971. Went through the course and it was about the coolest school. The airborne and others didn't even pick on us for being Marines. You guys were proffessional and great to work with. God Bless, L/cpl. William Stephens (ret)


Name: Joe Hubbard
Email: onebdsbk1@aol.com
Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2003
Time: 01:49:20 PM

Comments

Kick-Ass site.I was stationed at Ft. Davis, B Co. 5/87th INF. (L), from 1992-1995. This site really brings back the memories, damn that Green-Hell....I'll never forget it.......


Name: Veronica Hernandez
Email: Daddys_Little_Girl711@yahoo.com
Date: Monday, February 03, 2003
Time: 02:30:28 PM

Comments

Dear Vicente Hernandez Hi father Vicente Hernandez Its just me your daughter Veronica Hernandez


Name: Alex MacDonald
Email: alejosemacd@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday, February 09, 2003
Time: 05:08:40 PM

Comments

Great site! I went through through the JOTC in 1979 while serving with the Scout Platoon of the 2/32 INF 7th INF DIV. It was some of the best training that I ever received and it was a great learning experience. I'm sorry that it's not still in operation today. The instructors were the best and the environment was a real challenge.


Name: Raymond Mox
Email: Readers @ aol. com
Date: Monday, February 10, 2003
Time: 10:29:04 PM

Comments

I really like the sound efects.


Name: Raymond Mox
Email: Readers @ aol. com
Date: Monday, February 10, 2003
Time: 10:29:08 PM

Comments

I really like the sound efects.


Name: Philip Zimmerman
Email: p_zim@bellsouth.net
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2003
Time: 10:48:05 PM

Comments

Great Site! and Great Course!! I went through the course Oct 1985, and it was the most fun and some of the best training I had in the Army (even better than jump school). Was disappointed when some months later at Ft Bragg our Top told us not to where our Jungle Patches anymore as they were'nt authorized.


Name: Peter C Duras
Email: petemv_99@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2003
Time: 01:10:54 AM

Comments

I am happy with your website. It brought back alot of good memories from when I went to JOTC. My Unit C co 2nd Bn 502inf Bn Went through JOTC in May of 1979. Panama was very beutful.


Name: jack provance
Email: jpro4u@yahoo.com
Date: Monday, March 03, 2003
Time: 11:46:52 AM

Comments

Attended and earned jungle expert 1959 , I appreciate the memories you site gave me, will be visiting often.


Name: Mike Branley
Email: mdbranley@earthlink.net
Date: Thursday, March 06, 2003
Time: 03:40:07 PM

Comments

I completed jungle school in 1989, right before our participation in operation just cause with A company 4-17 Inf. from the 7th Inf. division out of ft. ord, ca. We had some fun.Thanks......


Name: bert lewis
Email: bwljr@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday, March 08, 2003
Time: 01:17:19 AM

Comments

done it with 3/32 hqco 1979 great place great training


Name: bert lewis
Email: bwljr@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday, March 08, 2003
Time: 01:22:50 AM

Comments

thats 3/32 7th inf div from ft ord back in 79 any one that was there same time please email


Name: travis reeves
Email: travisreeves13@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday, March 09, 2003
Time: 10:54:28 AM

Comments

it was my only home


Name: JW
Email:
Date: Thursday, March 13, 2003
Time: 11:40:39 AM

Comments

I was an Army Brat, my dad was a Capt. I lived there in the first part of the 60'. I was a cub scoot and I knew that jungle and loved it. Troops would leave unused C-ration cases behind after partying all day at the Sgt.s beach there on Ft Sherman. We always had alot of chow for our camping trips into the jungle. Our father's liked the fact that we could handle the jungle like an everyday thing, so after awhile we could go camping on our on. The looks on G.I.s faces when we came humping thru thier jungle camps, you know some of them had been haten life untill they saw us little jungle panthers with the right attitude. Thats what Ft Sherman stands for, the right attitude. One of the greatest places to be a kid ever. Good times and nature all around you. I'm going back one of these days and do some hiking and camping around Ft Sherman. Take care...


Name: Wayne Rodrigues
Email: wayrod@comcast.net
Date: Saturday, March 15, 2003
Time: 01:59:33 AM

Comments

Great training.... I was there March of 83 w/ B co. 3rd/17th Inf. Fort Ord. Anyone that was there at the time email me..LIGHT FIGHTERS !


Name: Eric Pieper
Email: jebpieper@aol.com
Date: Sunday, March 16, 2003
Time: 06:18:03 PM

Comments

Outstanding training! I attended Jungle School in Ft. Sherman in 1995. The Cadre were pros. My only complaint was those African Killer bees that in had the displeasure of meeting. Had the pleasure to take some down time and go scuba diving on base and down at some resort down south. Panama is a beautiful country. A shame that the course is stateside now. the advantage of sherman are the elements that you face for real down in the Hungala! Keep the faith warriors!


Name: cutie
Email: ahmet1234@sbcglobal.net
Date: Sunday, March 16, 2003
Time: 07:46:34 PM

Comments

i think that ur websites r totally awesome i love it its cool!and me and my friend go there almost every time


Name: Harris C. Gardner
Email: GFGRP@msn.com
Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2003
Time: 01:09:48 PM

Comments

Ft. sherman was one of my guard duty gates and mobile patrol rsecurity for the 549th MP Co. at Ft. Davis across the canal. 10/66 through 5/68. Saw thousands of troops get JOC training on the way to Nam. There was a beautiful teen aged dependent living in the NCO housing at the gate. She was under 18 so I didn't approach her but I sure wonder whatever happened to her, whether she is living in the States now or just what. Oh well, Sherman was a good memory and I am so sorry that we don't occupy it any longer. I saw recent photos of what s used to be Ft. Davis and it is absolutely disgusting. Good web site, very informative. Thank you.


Name: oakman
Email: proakman@family-net.net
Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2003
Time: 12:46:07 AM

Comments

Went to jungle school in 1980 and was assigned to csc 4/10 at Ft. Davis from '81-'83. Spent a lot of time at Devil's beach and down range in Colon at the El Morro. Anyone notice LTC jacobs on tv as a "military analyst"? Anyone there during this time drop me a line


Name: G. Caraballo
Email: nunca_duerme@mail2world.com
Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2003
Time: 11:53:58 AM

Comments

Went to JOTC in 1974 with Company B 3/5 "Bandidos" (Fort Kobbe). Remember the Ancon Inn, The Fox Hole, Pension Maria Isabel, El Chorrillo...? Good ol' times! Spent lot of time in Kobbe Beach and long fishing days at Lago de Arenosa.


Name: MSG (R) Michael A. Wiley
Email: mike.brenda@att.net
Date: Friday, March 28, 2003
Time: 06:26:27 PM

Comments

I attended JOTC with the 2d Bn 162 Infantry in 1994. Had a great time, got to go fishing in Gatun Lake and we (20 grunts) caught 2,000 Peacock Bass, fed the whole battalion dinner that night.


Name: TAMECA WILLAMS
Email: MECAANDPOOH2003@AOL.COM
Date: Wednesday, April 02, 2003
Time: 03:31:15 PM

Comments

I HAVE A HUSBAND JUST DEPLOYED TO KUWAIT AND I AM LAD YALL HAVE THIS WEB SIGHT WE WERE JUST MARRIED DEC 27,2002 AND HAVE A ONE YEAR OLD DAUGTHER WHO LOVES HER DAD SO THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE FOR PEOPLE LIKE ME.


Name: TAMECA WILLAMS
Email: MECAANDPOOH2003@AOL.COM
Date: Wednesday, April 02, 2003
Time: 03:32:54 PM

Comments

I HAVE A HUSBAND JUST DEPLOYED TO KUWAIT AND I AM LAD YALL HAVE THIS WEB SIGHT WE WERE JUST MARRIED DEC 27,2002 AND HAVE A ONE YEAR OLD DAUGTHER WHO LOVES HER DAD SO THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE FOR PEOPLE LIKE ME.


Name: Rex Diamond Coronia
Email: rdcorona@aol.com
Date: Thursday, April 03, 2003
Time: 08:20:01 PM

Comments

I attended JOTC as a combat medic with C Co. 1/32 Infantry, 10th Mountain Division in March 1997. I loved the waterborne training. You definately had to watch out for the killer bees and black palm. We definately need to open another quality jungle warfare school.


Name: Garland Hamlett
Email: hamlettgh_army@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday, April 05, 2003
Time: 11:48:02 PM

Comments

JOTC:June/July 1988.....2/116,29th Inf Div Light Inf,Scout Platoon,HHC.Platoon Sergeant


Name: Gary Thorstad
Email: gthorsta@glathor.info
Date: Monday, April 07, 2003
Time: 09:46:17 PM

Comments

Spent three years as an instructor in the Jungle Warfare Branch - best three years in the Army. 1977 - 1980


Name: Derling Mota
Email: comecacata@hotmail.com
Date: Friday, April 11, 2003
Time: 02:43:03 PM

Comments

the ones who don't know infantry, don't know what to feel the owner of the world is. that's why i'm proud of being a commando.


Name: DERLING MOTA
Email: comecacata@hotmail.com
Date: Friday, April 11, 2003
Time: 02:50:18 PM

Comments

I WENT TO COMMANDO COURSE AT FORT BENNING (SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS) 1993, A GREAT EXPERIENCE, IT'S NECESARY TO BE IN THE COMMANDO COURSE TO KNOW WHAT IT IS, I FEEL PROUD.


Name: DR Ziegel UsAr Ret.
Email:
Date: Sunday, April 13, 2003
Time: 06:40:57 AM

Comments


Name: Sherman E. Locker
Email: elocker@hotmail.com
Date: Monday, April 14, 2003
Time: 08:10:57 PM

Comments

Was stationed with the 101st. A Co. 1/506th Inf. Went to Camp Sherman twice Oct. 1976 and Feb. 1978. Any other Currhees out there drop me an email.


Name: D.R. Ziegel USAR RET.
Email:
Date: Thursday, April 17, 2003
Time: 03:59:36 AM

Comments


Name: mugu
Email: mugu@guy.com
Date: Thursday, April 17, 2003
Time: 11:46:37 PM

Comments

i dey here ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo


Name: D. R. ZIEGEL USAR RET.
Email:
Date: Friday, April 18, 2003
Time: 10:47:30 PM

Comments


Name: D. R. ZIEGEL USAR RET.
Email:
Date: Friday, April 18, 2003
Time: 10:47:33 PM

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Name: Tony Kessler
Email: moekincaid@aol.com
Date: Sunday, April 20, 2003
Time: 02:12:23 AM

Comments

Did at rotation as a M-60 Machine Gun A.G. with A.co 3/187th Infantry 101st Airborne Divison in the Spring of '90 was one of the first units to rotate thru. after Just Cause. Loved it all but the rust, man that jungle ate the gun and A.G. gear up, also remeber the 7th I.D. was still carrying out operations at the time, made it all the more interesting. 9 months later put all that jungle warefare learnin to good use in the desert of Iraq, God you have to love Army logic.


Name: Leo
Email:
Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2003
Time: 06:10:27 PM

Comments

Here's the best jungle warriors website www.cigs.com.br


Name: Martijn Jansen
Email: martijnmichiel@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday, April 26, 2003
Time: 03:14:24 AM

Comments

Thanks for giving insight! I am reading with great interest. After years of IT (civilian) I am searching for some (weekend..) survival info with military background. Former dutch army recon diver.


Name: SSG Papin
Email: armyguy@iname.com
Date: Saturday, April 26, 2003
Time: 06:39:30 PM

Comments

Remember fondly the "zoo" and the cutamundis... a poncho DOES float! Worst decision the US ever made was to evac Panama...


Name: Jim Heitmeyer
Email: jimspolice@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2003
Time: 09:40:08 PM

Comments

I enjoyed my tours to Panama, 1988,1989 & again in 1992 after Desert Storm, I was a Military Policeman and patroled the training center on two occassions. It was not uncommon to run into troops doing their night navigation ops, and would at times give them directions back to the training site, super bunch! I would also spend alot of time doing guard duty at the entrance, quiet and peaceful it was. Shame we had to give Panama back. Great tactical terrain to learn from. Jim


Name: Jim Heitmeyer
Email: jimspolice@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2003
Time: 09:40:43 PM

Comments

I enjoyed my tours to Panama, 1988,1989 & again in 1992 after Desert Storm, I was a Military Policeman and patroled the training center on two occassions. It was not uncommon to run into troops doing their night navigation ops, and would at times give them directions back to the training site, super bunch! I would also spend alot of time doing guard duty at the entrance, quiet and peaceful it was. Shame we had to give Panama back. Great tactical terrain to learn from. Jim


Name: COL. Daniel, A. Ness
Email: ghostsix@policeone.com
Date: Saturday, May 03, 2003
Time: 06:03:55 AM

Comments

Then SGT. JWTC Hawaii. By this time JWTC was RVN oriented. I believe that it was at least as valuable as Ranger School in combat, and as long.


Name: J. Roger Larson
Email: res1erjb@verizon.net
Date: Tuesday, May 06, 2003
Time: 09:21:26 AM

Comments

Thanks, I didn't think I would ever see these sites again. 8th SFG ABN. FT. Gulick 1966- 1967


Name: Roger S. Rupe
Email: Ranger_Rupe@hotmail.com
Date: Friday, May 09, 2003
Time: 12:03:17 AM

Comments

I was with the 1/508th, 82nd ABN. Div., went to JOTC in 1974, 1976 & 1979. Loved attending the school and what I learned. My oldest son is following in my footsteps, he enlisted for airborne and ranger training. He leaves Sept. 16th, 2003, for Ft. Benning. Just wish that JOTC was still there for him and all the "New Recruits" so that they could learn what we learned. I am now 100% Service-Connected Disabled.


Name: JOSE L.PEREZ ORTIZ
Email: atmman1305@hotmail .com
Date: Sunday, May 11, 2003
Time: 11:30:18 AM

Comments

SERVED IN PANAMA,70-73/84,A CO.3/5(FORMER 508)MOATENGATOR,C CO. AND WI SCH.OF TE AMER.GREAT TOUR I WILL NEVER FORGET THE GOOD WITH THE BAD ,MY LAST DUTY WAS JUNGLE SCHOOL,PRIOR TO MY DEROS,NOT BAD BUT AFTER 4 TIMES ,WELL THATS THE ARMY??? GOOD TRAINING ,GOOD INSTRUCTORS AND A GREAT 'CHALLENGE'FOR ALL. AIRBORNE!


Name: David R. Alexander
Email: poppa1david@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday, May 15, 2003
Time: 05:52:07 PM

Comments

I attended JOC in Panama early 1967, was awarded the patch which I wore with pride. Great to find the site.. God Bless...


Name: SFC Chris Simpler
Email: http://home.earthlink.net/~desert03/index.html
Date: Monday, May 19, 2003
Time: 12:57:55 AM

Comments

Great site Sir!, Glad to see that it's still active... I remember Ft. Sherman well as I lived on Ft. Clayton from 69-71 and my father wore the "Banana Boat" with pride. I Trained at the Jungle School with 4/325 AIR in 1988 and jumped in during "Just Cause". Our forces need more jungle training!!!


Name: GARLAND MCGINNIS
Email: garland.mcginnis@ako.army.mil
Date: Monday, May 19, 2003
Time: 10:02:08 AM

Comments

Team #8 Boathouse Mike is still here on the boats but now in Kuwait since Jan 03. Yes I was the last Boathouse NCOIC at Fort Sherman when they shut down and yes the Jungle is alive. I left Sherman in May 1999 and returned in October to bring equiptment back to the states.


Name: Richard L. Davenport
Email: menbrato@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2003
Time: 04:25:57 PM

Comments

Co. C 3/7inf 1978-1982, JOTC May 1980 I loved the time that I spent at JOTC. I thought that the time there was to short.


Name: Johnny Soto
Email: johnjohn_76@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2003
Time: 08:50:23 PM

Comments

Went to JOTC in June of 1979 while assigned to Co B, 2-31 Inf, 7th ID, Fort Ord, CA. I was a PFC so naturally I got to hump the 60 and the prick 77. We were soaked for most of our time there. Didn't know there were mountains in the jungle. Really appreciate all the excellent training we received. I fondly remember the Panamanian kids who traded mangos, coconuts and Cokes for our C-rations as we moved through the jungle. Went to Colon on a one day R&R and saw just how fortunate we truly were to live in the U.S. Am retired now and am a JROTC instructor in San Antonio, TX. Thanks for the opportunity to share my experience.


Name: Johnny Soto
Email: johnjohn_76@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2003
Time: 08:50:42 PM

Comments

Went to JOTC in June of 1979 while assigned to Co B, 2-31 Inf, 7th ID, Fort Ord, CA. I was a PFC so naturally I got to hump the 60 and the prick 77. We were soaked for most of our time there. Didn't know there were mountains in the jungle. Really appreciate all the excellent training we received. I fondly remember the Panamanian kids who traded mangos, coconuts and Cokes for our C-rations as we moved through the jungle. Went to Colon on a one day R&R and saw just how fortunate we truly were to live in the U.S. Am retired now and am a JROTC instructor in San Antonio, TX. Thanks for the opportunity to share my experience.


Name: jimmy sellers
Email: selle307@aol.com
Date: Friday, May 23, 2003
Time: 02:15:30 AM

Comments

I was stationed at Sherman from 86-87. Had some of the best times of my entire army career there. I was the S-2 and later chief of operations at the academy. Really miss the jungle.


Name: Craig Smith
Email: smit1172@bellsouth.net
Date: Friday, May 30, 2003
Time: 07:22:17 AM

Comments

I was with 1st COSCOM/Ft. Bragg when I attended the JOTC in 1976. What a great school! I have held found memories of Panama since. Would like to hear from others that attended with COSCOM/Bragg.


Name: Harris Gardner
Email: GFGRP@msn.com
Date: Tuesday, June 03, 2003
Time: 07:45:09 AM

Comments

Great site. Brings back lots of memories of my tour in Panama '66 - '68. During that time Sherman was hot with action training the Marine Corp. and troopps for jungle fighting in Nam, and also troops from throughout S.A.


Name: Wilson
Email:
Date: Wednesday, June 04, 2003
Time: 08:54:12 PM

Comments

Big hua!!!!!!!!! to JOTC I enjoy it to the max. Gree hell you the best.


Name: William Dub Smith
Email: dubsmith_2000@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday, June 05, 2003
Time: 03:58:37 PM

Comments

I was looking for a book entitled "Bushmasters: Americas Jungle Warriors" by Anthony Arthur. Printed by St. Martins Press of New York. 175 5th Avenue, New York, New York. Copyright 1987. My son-in-laws Grandfather just passed away, and we learned after his death that he was a member of the 158th infantry regiment, a Bushmaster. His name was Billy Bob Lefan of Texarkana, TX. He served in the Phillipines. We were both honored and humbled when we learned of his distinguished service and would like to learn more about the Bushmasters and his role in World War II. I found your website very informative and would like to learn more. If you have any information on where I could locate this book, please e-mail me. Respectfully.


Name: Samuel Waldom Silva
Email: samuelwaldom@hotmail.com
Date: Friday, June 06, 2003
Time: 10:48:48 PM

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Name: Samuel Waldom Silva
Email: samuelwaldom@hotmail.com
Date: Friday, June 06, 2003
Time: 10:52:20 PM

Comments

I WANT INFORMATIONS ABOUT JUNGLE OPERATIONS. I LIKE TITLE.


Name: Samuel Waldom Silva
Email: samuelwaldom@hotmail.com
Date: Friday, June 06, 2003
Time: 10:55:38 PM

Comments

I WANT INFORMATIONS ABOUT JUNGLE OPERATIONS THROUGH OF CD's OR BOOK's. I LIKE OF THE TITLE.


Name: Rick Norwood USA/Ret
Email: rnorwood2@nc.rr.com
Date: Monday, June 09, 2003
Time: 01:50:06 PM

Comments

Changed email address: I've heard from some of you. Airborne Name: Rick Norwood USA/Ret. Email: rickmct@faynet.com Great site and great comments. I was an instructor at Ft. Sherman 1990 to 1995 (56 rotations), best part of my military career. For those of you who have been there and done that, hooaaa. Be glad glad to hear form you.


Name: assis santos
Email: assis.santos.neto@bol.com.br
Date: Friday, June 13, 2003
Time: 11:07:22 AM

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Name: assis santos
Email: assis.santos.neto@bol.com.br
Date: Friday, June 13, 2003
Time: 11:14:02 AM

Comments

a página do junglefighter, está realmente muito boa!!!seria interessante uma maior troca de informações,entre os oficiais que possuem cursos de guerra na selva do mundo todo.eu tenho o curso de guerra na selva, que funciona em Manaus(BRAZIL).Estou a disposição de todos para troca de conhecimentos!!!!


Name: Al Zehelski
Email: airbornenurse@comcast.net
Date: Friday, June 13, 2003
Time: 09:33:10 PM

Comments

Graduate of '82 2/505, 82nd ABN


Name: paul rebeil
Email: rebeil88@aol.com
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2003
Time: 11:04:45 PM

Comments

HELLO! I WAS ASSIGNED TO THE 193RD, C- CO,. IN fT. kOBBEE. panama from 1976 - 1978. we were the aggresors at JOTC and loved it! I still have memories of our patrols and the famous bats..... I leive in dallas now and wonder what ever happended to my buddies...I ETS in 1979. as E5 amd went to colloge afterward om my gi bill....i have a lot of stories of our recon patrols.....and what happened to the 193rd...is it gone? paul


Name: paul rebeil
Email: rebeil88@aol.com
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2003
Time: 11:10:16 PM

Comments

HELLO! I WAS ASSIGNED TO THE 193RD, C- CO,. IN fT. kOBEE.C.Z.,Panama from 1976 - 1978. we were the aggresors at JOTC and I loved it since I was only 18/ I still have memories of our night patrols, the R-15 boats/waves, and the famous bats/bees.I live in dallas now and can only wonder what ever happended to my enlisted buddies from CA, MI, and NY? I did ETS in 1979 w/ an honorable discharge (as E5)and eventually went to college (univ. of AZ) afterward om my GI Bill. I do have a lot of stories of our "recon patrols" if anyone outthere also went through them? Also, what ever happened to the 193rd...is it gone? paul


Name: Daniel S Dorsett
Email: daniel.dorsett2@va.med.gov
Date: Sunday, July 06, 2003
Time: 12:33:46 AM

Comments

This brought back the good times.


Name: J Stevens
Email:
Date: Monday, July 07, 2003
Time: 05:00:50 PM

Comments

I think it was 7 months after leaving JOTC that the last piece of "black Palm" worked its way out of my hands!


Name: J Stevens
Email:
Date: Monday, July 07, 2003
Time: 05:01:13 PM

Comments

I think it was 7 months after leaving JOTC that the last piece of "black Palm" worked its way out of my hands!


Name:
Email:
Date: Thursday, July 10, 2003
Time: 02:55:46 PM

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Name: Tony LaConte USN/ret.
Email: tlaconte@quanticeng.com
Date: Friday, July 11, 2003
Time: 02:46:51 PM

Comments

I was stationed at Rodman Naval Station, attached to the Combat Craft Division (PBR's/PCF's) from '82-'86. Went through JOTC in '83 and earned my Jungle Expert Patch, one of the few sailors to have one. I enjoyed the experience much more than the SERE training in '69 before I was shipped off to PBR's in "NAM. After JOTC and as a boat captain I had the opportunity to support many more JOTC training classes along with the Tropical Medicine doctors who managed to struggle through the training. My tour of duty in Panama was the highlight of my 22yr. career in the Navy.


Name: A.R. WARMINGTON
Email: DURCHFALL43@AOL.COM
Date: Friday, July 11, 2003
Time: 08:01:37 PM

Comments

ONE OF YOUR GRADUATES, PETE DUGGAN, 101st AIRBORNE, FORCED ME TO READ THIS BECAUSE I WAS A LOWLY SQUID.


Name: A.R. WARMINGTON
Email: DURCHFALL43@AOL.COM
Date: Friday, July 11, 2003
Time: 08:01:40 PM

Comments

ONE OF YOUR GRADUATES, PETE DUGGAN, 101st AIRBORNE, FORCED ME TO READ THIS BECAUSE I WAS A LOWLY SQUID.


Name: john gravish
Email: jgravish@omef.com
Date: Monday, July 14, 2003
Time: 01:58:35 PM

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don,i am a former 1st battle goup charlie co 32 buc.in 1958 1959.i love your web site.i lost,or forgot my password,and cant get back in.i like to review the buddy search from time to time.when i try to change passwords etc,i get rejected.some of usold timers arent the best with computers.can you help.once i get back in,i will have the system rember my password.many thanks,and keep up the fire....jg


Name: pv2jimenez
Email: soldier11x@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday, July 23, 2003
Time: 06:34:59 AM

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i w0uld like to know if the jungle school is still open. sincerely, pv2jimenez us army


Name: Scott Glendenning
Email: glendsj@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2003
Time: 01:52:36 PM

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I am a two time graduate and resident of JOTC and Fort Sherman. My first course was November 1985. Based out of Ft Sherman, I participated in operations various times over my 5 years of service with the 7ID LRSD.


Name: E-4 David Heitmann
Email: budweisy@sbcglobal.net
Date: Tuesday, August 05, 2003
Time: 04:59:00 PM

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C/3/187th 101st RAKASAN 1980-83 That was some of the best training I had ever had as a Pvt out of boot camp,if any of you guys from 3rd platoon see this email me


Name: TOM FRIEHOLTZ
Email: frieholtz@pasco.com
Date: Wednesday, August 06, 2003
Time: 03:00:48 PM

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I WOULD NOT BE HERE TODAY IF NOT FOR JUNGLE SCHOOL IN 1966 RVN. THANK YOU WHOEVER YOU WERE. 173RD ABN ALL THE WAY TOM FRIEHOLTZ


Name: bill hoover
Email: wrh13@aol.com
Date: Thursday, August 07, 2003
Time: 04:39:14 PM

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was there in 1980 with the 101st airborne div.am proud of the patch and cert. i received. after i left the 101st i went to germany when i wore the patch on my claas a's was told to take it off- did i hell no


Name: Rafael Sanabia
Email: SCABALLETE@AOL.COM
Date: Friday, August 08, 2003
Time: 09:23:53 AM

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Brings back a lot of memories as an inst. there from 94-95.


Name: Louis Luongo
Email: LouisLuongo@att.net
Date: Saturday, August 16, 2003
Time: 12:59:10 AM

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The best training i had. There with 1/325 AIR, 82nd


Name: Todd A. Whitehurst
Email: Whitey@kconline.com
Date: Sunday, August 17, 2003
Time: 02:44:04 PM

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Getting lost in that damn swamp sucked...followed our moronic Lieutenant. It was left up to the Sergeants to figure out where we were.


Name: Todd A. Whitehurst
Email: Whitey@kconline.com
Date: Sunday, August 17, 2003
Time: 02:44:33 PM

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Getting lost in that damn swamp sucked...followed our moronic Lieutenant. It was left up to the Sergeants to figure out where we were. 3/4 Cav, 25th Light Infantry Div.


Name: keith smock
Email: kvsmock@msn.com
Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2003
Time: 12:37:10 PM

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In aug 1966 i was there for jungle warfare training befor I went to vietnam from fort davis cz.Battery A 4th msl Battalion 517 th artillary nov 1967. I was station there on the m-42 dusters for 18 months. The most one thing that brings back the jungle warfare training was sleeping in the swamps ON THE HAMMIK AND COVER BY A PONCHO,SNAKES,BLACK PALM,AND MONKEY MEAT WAS NOT LIKE BEEF,also like the slide for live, rafting the river, repleding down the falls climbing the cliff and the escape and evasion course, I didn't like the heat there it's like living in texas. after I got to vietnam there was no jungle were i was but it was hot lots of sand no tree a lots of water the south china sea, so the training help me with the heat and keeping me a live, It's not right to close fort sherman or giving up the panama cz. the kids now days are to soft and don't anything for there themselfs, they need a place like for sherman to build up their selfesttem. keith e smock texas This web site helped me to find two guys from fort davis


Name: keith smock
Email: kvsmock@msn.com
Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2003
Time: 12:38:38 PM

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In aug 1966 i was there for jungle warfare training befor I went to vietnam from fort davis cz.Battery A 4th msl Battalion 517 th artillary nov 1967. I was station there on the m-42 dusters for 18 months. The most one thing that brings back the jungle warfare training was sleeping in the swamps ON THE HAMMIK AND COVER BY A PONCHO,SNAKES,BLACK PALM,AND MONKEY MEAT WAS NOT LIKE BEEF,also like the slide for live, rafting the river, repleding down the falls climbing the cliff and the escape and evasion course, I didn't like the heat there it's like living in texas. after I got to vietnam there was no jungle were i was but it was hot lots of sand no tree a lots of water the south china sea, so the training help me with the heat and keeping me a live, It's not right to close fort sherman or giving up the panama cz. the kids now days are to soft and don't anything for there themselfs, they need a place like for sherman to build up their selfesttem. keith e smock texas This web site helped me to find two guys from fort davis


Name: Tredd Barton
Email: iam@tredd.com
Date: Thursday, August 21, 2003
Time: 02:47:07 PM

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I attended JOTC with the 10th Mountain around December 1986 or 1987.


Name: NOBLE
Email: NobleAirborne@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday, August 24, 2003
Time: 09:59:16 PM

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I AM PUTTING A PRESENTATION TOGETHER ON COMBAT SUPPORT IN OPERATION IN THE JUNGLE WOULD LIKE SOME CLIP ART ON CSS IF POSSIBLE CAPT NOBLE QM 2RGR BRUNEI


Name: Eddie Addison
Email: Eddie@BeatlesTribute.com
Date: Saturday, August 30, 2003
Time: 09:53:56 AM

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GREETINGS: I thought I would say hello and let all of you know, I've added all of Volume One and part of Volume II and a working sample of John Lennon's last recorded song ‘Grow Old With Me' (which I am currently restoring, mixing and re-mastering) so everyone can see what Sgt. Billy D. Addison's son has been up to for the last 34 years as a music Producer. Set your Windows to 1024x768 (32-bit colors) and just go to http://www.beatlestribute.com and click on the song titles, and let each song load from its own lyrics page. Some of you might need the Windows Media Player (9 series), but I've got links for that too. The Windows Media 9 series player is a major improvement over previous versions, and if you have the old player I recommend the upgrade, besides, it's free. For those of you who do not have cable or DSL, and are using a 56K Modem (like me), every page on www.BeatlesTribute.com is very graphic intensive, and it takes every page at least half an hour to load the music and graphics on each page, but after you've visited the first time, it will be in your Microsoft Browser Cache, so the next time you visit, everything will load at near DSL speeds! That's the advantage of have cache memory in your web browser. Remember, if everything does not load on a given page, just push your F5 key (at the top of your keyboard), and the page and remaining graphic will load and reload. It's not every day you get to hear a whole album for FREE online, but I'm doing this because of the historical significance of the album, as much as I am doing this because I love the music and the memories. I think a lot of you guys will be surprised, even if you are not a John Lennon fan. I've updated dad's Sgt. Addison pages with a few more stories, thought you could never get away with some of that stuff in today's Army, like the story titled STRAIGHT EYE FOR THE QUEER GUY (Well here, let me fix that for ya). I debated putting stories like that one on the Web Site for several years, simply because I'm trying to be nice, but nowadays you can't turn on TV without some fag getting up in your F'-ing face, so F' it! If the queers don't like that little story, they can point their tow and just go have a good cry in their pillow! <I'm chuckling now> F'‘em! So enjoy and thank you, and may God Bless you and your families! Eddie Addison


Name: 1SG Carlos A. Colon Robles
Email: carloacr@juno.com
Date: Sunday, September 21, 2003
Time: 09:36:55 PM

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Just to let you know that I think your web page and link are as Tony the tiger would say Grrrreaat!. I fancy myself as a Jungleer, I was assigned to Company B, 4th Battalion 10th Infantry which when I arrived on 20 December 1973 was located at Fort Gulick. We were supposed to be there a year while they construction of the barracks at Fort Davis was completed but it actually took four years. Things were kind of slow. I spent the majority of my duty time in the Camp Pina area, and I use to make trail maps for the Battalion S-2. During my off duty time I would report to Fort Sherman then go out hunting, I got my first wild pig, with six shots off of a 22 .cal rifle I brought from Germany. I was reassigned to Company A, at Fort Davis and after the arrival of the “Pink Panther” Captain H.C.Clifton, things really did change. He had left the 3rd Battalion 7th SFG(A) at Gulick and wanted a line company, back then a SF officer was temporary duty not a career change, something like a career change into SF would definitely end a officers career as SF was still viewed as a beer drinking, jeep stealing soldier who wore a Sykes Fairbain knife, a star sapphire ring and a Rolex watch (ha ha). Anyway the guy broke all rules, he designated all teams in the company as commando, in example I was in the second platoon and my unit was designated commando 6, we were sent on reconnaissance missions before the 20th SFG(A) would insert, or other A teams. Then we would follow them until our unit was inserted into the jungle to find them. Sure that’s not nice, but it was realistic, you figure that it was our jungle anyway. We shared it with JOTC and the School of the Americas, our battalion perform more aggressor or OPFOR missions then any that I could remember. We went up against the newly formed 1st Battalion 75th Infantry (Ranger), the 1st of the 504th Infantry (Abn) units from the 4th Division and even from the 9th Infantry Division came to visit us. Our missions as aggressors was to interdict the US forces, harass them, attack them while they rested and keep them on their toes continuously for the duration of their Field Training Exercises. Coupled with that we also participated in the 7th Special Forces annual equivalent to Operation Flintlock, in the Canal Zone it was called “Savage Thunder”, Some times the teams called it Cuba Dagger Exercise as the battalion commander of the 3rd of the 7th was a former Bay of Pigs Cuban invasion member and had been traded back to the US for farming equipment. Apparently he was one of the guys who fell in the Lodge Act. Well sorry for all the war stories, I did want you to know that the entry on the History page, this one here: “In November of 1953 the JWTC was attached to the 33rd Infantry; its focus was to train Panama based soldiers in jungle warfare and survival. Improvements were made to Fort Sherman facilities, and formal training of the 33rd Infantry was begun in the Spring of 1954; the objective was to make the entire regiment proficient in jungle operations. In May of 1956 the 33rd Infantry was inactivated, and was replaced by the 20th Infantry Regiment, which inherited the JWTC and the mission of the 33rd Infantry.: Is slightly incorrect, In 1955 LTC Jeanie was flying into Fort Davis to begin the activation of the 10th Infantry Regiment at Fort Davis when his plane crashed in Gatun Lake, killing him and his staff. When I was at Fort Gulick I participated in the Soldier of the month board a couple of times and we had to study the battalion’s history. The battalion was reactivated in 1955 at Fort Davis, the 20th was reactivated at Fort Clayton and the 508th Infantry (Airborne) at Fort Kobbe. What happened to the 33rd was that it was shipped to Korea with the 65th out of Puerto Rico in or about 1951 to participate with the 3rd Infantry Division. When it came back after the war I believe the army broke apart all of the regiments and redesignated them. Therefore making battalions with a lineage. Unfortunately the 33rd was taken off the books and it is hard to find history of it. What I have for you is a lot of information if you want it. This includes 1:50,000 scale maps of the canal zone including Fort Sherman. I can scan in Sherman and send it to you if you give me a couple of days. Let me know.


Name: Judy Pollak
Email: JudithJae@aol.com
Date: Monday, September 22, 2003
Time: 03:49:37 PM

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I am an accent coach and would be happy to get involved in your program. I have taught Standard American English to people with thick, Brooklyn accents and have also taught "gay" men to sound "straight". I live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan so please call me at 212-362-6714 or 917-494-2811. Looking forward to speaking with you. Judy Pollak


Name: Judy Pollak
Email: JudithJae@aol.com
Date: Monday, September 22, 2003
Time: 03:49:41 PM

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I am an accent coach and would be happy to get involved in your program. I have taught Standard American English to people with thick, Brooklyn accents and have also taught "gay" men to sound "straight". I live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan so please call me at 212-362-6714 or 917-494-2811. Looking forward to speaking with you. Judy Pollak


Name: Dave B.
Email: Wuzborne82@aol.com
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Time: 08:03:55 PM

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I attended JOTC in March 93. B co 307th ENG attatched to 2/505 inf. 82nd abn. Great website!


Name: leslie
Email: landerson@cox.net
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Time: 10:03:35 PM

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Name: leslie
Email: landerson@cox.net
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Time: 10:03:46 PM

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Name: leslie
Email: landerson@cox.net
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Time: 10:04:25 PM

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Name: leslie
Email: landerson@cox.net
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Time: 10:04:27 PM

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Name: leslie
Email: landerson@cox.net
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Time: 10:04:30 PM

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Name: leslie
Email: landerson@cox.net
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Time: 10:04:33 PM

Comments

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Name: leslie
Email: landerson@cox.net
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Time: 10:04:36 PM

Comments

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Name: leslie
Email: landerson@cox.net
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Time: 10:04:38 PM

Comments

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