Old 03-14-2009, 15:32   #16
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Sorry if I missed something. But reading the prior posts, I thought this was a thread that

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Old 10-08-2009, 23:25   #17
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Name the Cars!

Can anyone name the owner's of the following cars - all Co A, 8th SFGA, ala June '71:
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Old 10-08-2009, 23:43   #18
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Gatun DZ during rainy season, and Co A views:
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Old 10-09-2009, 00:03   #19
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Pic #1 = Ft. San Lorenzo - where the Chagres River meets Limon Bay, supposedly "shark-infested" waters!
#2 = LCM disgorging JOTC students at Expedient Obstacle Crossing site
#3 = LCM after students landed
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Old 10-09-2009, 00:08   #20
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More 8th Group - JOTC

Pic #1 = Far side of Chagres, where students began the "Slide For Life"!
#2 = Student hitting the "end" of the SFL - lucky it didn't hit the huge tree!
#3 = "Knot Man" - Sgt Gates - telling dazed student how to "dismount" with 193rd Inf Bde support troops looking on
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Old 10-09-2009, 00:12   #21
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More 8th Group - JOTC

Pic #1 = Students making poncho rafts after "surviving" the Slide For Life!
#2 = Students swimming across the Chagres with their poncho raft
#3 = Assault boat with students who were picked up after drifting downstream!
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Old 10-09-2009, 00:23   #22
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More 8th Group

Pic #1 = Venado DZ, Pacific side - rainy season, looking inland from mid-DZ
#2 = Venado DZ, Pacific side - dry season, looking toward the ocean from hills inland
#3 = My last day in 8th SFGA before going to "leg infantry" Bn. So was everyone in this pic - to one 193rd Inf Bde unit or another: Sgt Bean with tennis racquet, Sgt Sellhorst in baseball cap, Sgt Pennel next to Sellhorst, Sgt Gates - looking at rear of motorcycle. (Sgt Doran taking picture!) Picture taken in front of B Co.
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Old 10-09-2009, 00:30   #23
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Final 3 - I promise!

Three pics taken at night with open exposure of a Nikonos II camera while Sgt of the Guard for 3/5 Inf during alert - guarding Thatcher Ferry Bridge (now JFK Bridge, I understand).
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Old 10-09-2009, 00:35   #24
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I lied!

Okay... one more group. Although NOT taken in 8th SFGA, it was in Panama. Shortly after I was transferred to CSC, 3/5 Inf - we loaded onto LCM's, LST's, etc and played "marine raider" - going out to sea and coming ashore near Rio Hato - to play with the PDF's "Cholo's Rojos" in wargames. I tried to be artistic with my Nikonos II and get some silhouette shots. Too dark.
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Old 01-13-2011, 17:50   #25
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8th sfg camp swampy?

hey all...sorry about the repost but i had this on the wrong thread...im trying to identify the soldier on the left...my dad is on the right...i believe this was taken sometime between 1963-66 in panama...he was in A Co. B3...bill schreiber...i am compiling his sf experience for the family and would appreciate any memories the members may have of him...he is a retired ltc. living north of tampa...
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:55   #26
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I am looking for confirmation on an individual who claims to have been in the 8th Special Forces Group during the late '60s. Any help or direction would be much appreciated!
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Old 05-25-2011, 13:38   #27
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I was assigned to B company 8th Group and my detachment was stationed at Fort Sherman.
I helped support Jungle expert training when classes were held, Lot's of guard duty, had a cool earthquake one night.
A few night jumps into the bush, LRRP's
Panama was a great experience.

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Old 06-08-2011, 07:57   #28
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Limon bay from Fort Sherman Barracks

There's an LCM in this photo from 1970.
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Old 10-13-2012, 13:02   #29
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8th SFG(A) Sep '68 - Feb '71

I was in the 8th from Sep 68 to Feb 71, when I left for the Nuclear Power Program at Belvoir. I was in B3, Co A, and I don't remember who the commander was when I got there, but SGM Burley was just taking over as Co SGM. Later Paul Darcy became Co SGM and Korchek was the commander when I left. One of the guys I went through Training Gp with (we were both commo) was also in my Spanish class at DLI, and he and I drove my VW from the States to the Canal Zone. What a great trip that was.

Is there anyone here who was on that FTX in Jan/Feb '69 (not certain of the dates) where we were administratively captured from a safe house in Gatun and put through the POW camp at Sherman? I'd like to hear from anyone who was part of that. An interrogator named Sellers had me in the water pit, and one day I'd like to have a conversation with him.
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You go to the right and the next building was group hq. If I remember correctly, if you continued past Group HQ there was a grade school at the bottom of the hill.
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