photos and text from John McKay (A/HHC, 1st BN, 1978-1979)
Typical classroom building at JOTC, Fort Sherman, CZ, October, 1978
On extended patrol in Panama's triple canopy jungle:
a "hooch" somewhere in the interior of the Canal Zone.
2LT Freakley, platoon commander of HQ platoon, A Company, 1-506th, with his command staff at the Spanish-American War era gun emplacements in Fort Sherman, CZ, October 1978.
Devil's Beach at Fort Sherman, CZ, during a break from Jungle School, October 1978. (L to R): SSG Edwin Sugai, PV2 Alan Windle, and PFC John McKay, all of A Company, 1-506th. (Note the Army-issue air mattresses.)
Barracks buildings at Fort Sherman, CZ, October 1978.
PFC John McKay inside one of the hangers at Scott AFB, CZ, November 1978, with A Company Currahees in a "hurry up and wait" mode for the trip back to Fort Campbell, KY.
For more information on the Jungle Operations Training Center,
check out the web site http://junglefighter.panamanow.net .