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  • 3 years 11 months ago
    1/92 FA JUN 69-JUN 70 @ Dak To, Artillery Hill, Tin Can, Plei Mrong. Enjoyed the slide show very much. Thanks.
    • E. Ray Austin (Private)
      3 years 11 months ago
      Thanks, and WELCOME HOME.

      Tell me more about yourself and what Battery and Section you were in with 1/92nd.  I was COMMO and with HHB at DAK TO and Tin Can, as we all called it,  Hope you have some pictures to share, I have received a lot of comments and made contact with a few of the men I was with.

      Again, Welcome Home, and hope you will stay in touch.

      Ray
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    4 years ago
    Ray, those photos you posted brought back a lot of memories was there in aug. of 68 near the east end of the runway right close to a guard tower on the bunker line.was a trucker going from dakto to plekiu and other firebases far and wide,we moved from there to firebase blackhawk for awhile then onto an-khe when I derosed out. I thank you for the photos a part of me is still there and guess it will always will. welcome home bro.   tom owens roanoke va
    • E. RAY AUSTIN Premium user United States (Private)
      4 years ago
      Same back to ya, Tom.  Welcome Home!
      Thanks for the message and I hope you will stay in touch.

      You can reach me at: scenicphoto@highland.net 

      Glad you enjoyed the pictures, has taken me awhile to collect all those and glad that someone is still looking at them.  
      Do you have any you could share with me and let me put an Album on my website with your name on it - No Charge of course! 
      I was 36K, Commo, at DAK TO from Jan 69-Jan 70 in HHB 1/92nd.  And like you, a part of me is still there.  Proud to have served.  Ray
  • Don Cline (Private)
    4 years ago
    Ray, Thanks for putting the photos  online.They bring back memories. I was an RTO for B Battery 1/92  from 29 Nov 68 to 9 May 69. served on FB 25 then onto FB 6..When I arrived in VN March 68, was assigned to commo section HQ 52nd Group, Arty Hill, Pleiku. Ran SB 86 switchboard "SPARTAN, Sir" for a few months, then got transfered to Nha Trang, HQ Battery IFFV Arty commo section. Ran another SB 86 switchboard "SCARLET, Sir", plus alittle pole climbing, and wire stringing. 13 Nov 68 B 1/92 got attacked at LZ Vera with I think 1 KIA and 20 or so WIA. I was one of the replacements. Stayed in VN a total of 30 months. After B Battery 1/92, I served with 41st Civil Affairs Co. then back to Arty Hill, HQ 52nd Group, then HQ Battery 5/22nd Arty 175's and 8 inch located at Phan Rang. Went to AIT at Ft. Huachuca, Arizona. Where did you go for AIT? Thanks for the Pics and articles, I really enjoyed reading and looking. Get back to me, anytime, "OVER",  Don Cline  Ravenna, Ohio
    • E. Ray Austin (Private)
      4 years ago
      Hi Don.  Glad to hear from you and - Welcome Home! You can reach me at: mailto: Glad you enjoyed the pictures, has taken me a while to collect all those and glad that someone is still looking at them.  Do you have any you could share with me and let me put an Album on my website with your name on it - No Charge of course! I was 36K, Commo, at DAK TO from Jan 69-Jan 70 in HHB 1/92nd.  And I did a few hours on the SB-86 and laid and worked a lot of WD-1 too! I took Basic at Ft. Gordon, GA, and AIT at Ft Sill, OK.  Stayed with Uncle Sugar for 26 years total. Stay in touch and do think about sharing your pictures, ok? Again, welcome home!  Ray
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    4 years 1 month ago
    hi my name is linda seiber bunch iknow a lot of pepol in stoney fork grew up willie and all the family thank you for posting all the pics 

    • E. Ray Austin (Private)
      4 years 1 month ago
      Hi Linda.
      Thank you for your comment.  I post a lot of pictures but I get so few comments.  It makes it all worth it to hear that someone appreciates seeing the pictures.

      Thanks again, Ray
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    4 years 2 months ago
    Hey Ray Just found your website by mistake,  so glad I did. I grew up in Clinchmore and have no photos mine were burned up in a house fire. loved looking at the pictures, brought back a lot of memories like my daddy worked in the comasary. His name was Shorty Ward
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    4 years 2 months ago
    Hey Ray enjoyed looking through your albums.  I am looking for any old picture of Clinchmore Tn or Stoney Fork School back around 45 and up. My name is Trish and our home burned down in Clinchmore in 1965 so we lost all our photos when we were little. Also, am looking for a picture of my dad, Cordice (Shorty) Ward in a uniform. any ideal contact me at mailto:   thanks
  • Lisa Morris (Private)
    4 years 4 months ago
    Hello. I enjoyed looking through your album's
    I am doing some research on my family from ScottCounty.
    EWas wondering if you would happen to remember the Sharp or th
    Morris Family? My grandmother is Anna Sharp & my grandfather is
    • E. Ray Austin (Private)
      4 years 4 months ago
      I do genealogy as a hobby and I do have a lot of data.  Contact me via email mailto: and tell me more about the people you are searching.  Your message was cut short before you listed your grandfather.....
  • Ron Parsons (Private)
    4 years 5 months ago
    Put your name in facebook a couple days ago and looked at some of your pictures and videos and enjoyed it very much.  Looks like you are doing well and enjoying life.  Maybe you have forgotten me.  I worked for you at Ft. Campbell back in I believe '83/'84.  Life is going well for me.  I retired in '88 and then again in 2010 from General Electric.  I am working part time at Enterprise Rent A Car.  Can't seem to stop working.  (Ron Parsons)  (Hello Betty)
    • E. RAY AUSTIN Premium user United States (Private)
      1 year 5 months ago
      Hey, Ron, I'm not sure I answered this or not, but I just now ran across it.  Yes I do remember you and me working together at FTCKY. Those were the days weren't they?  I do miss them.  Do you still work at Enterprise?  I get my rental cars from them each year.  Stay in touch, my email is:  erayaustin (at) gmail.com.

      ERay
      Put your name in facebook a couple days ago and looked at some of your pictures and videos and enjoyed it very much.  Looks like you are doing well and enjoying life.  Maybe you have forgotten me.  I worked for you at Ft. Campbell back in I believe '83/'84.  Life is going well for me.  I retired in '88 and then again in 2010 from General Electric.  I am working part time at Enterprise Rent A Car.  Can't seem to stop working.  (Ron Parsons)  (Hello Betty)
    • E. RAY AUSTIN Premium user United States (Private)
      4 years 5 months ago
      Hey, Ron.  I do remember your name but can't place where you worked.  Give me more details. I am doing good also.  Retired in 1991 (26 years), married 3rd time and finally settled in/down.  Too darn old to be running the Bars like I did in and around Ft. Campbell at that time.   Send me your email and lets exchange a little data. Mine is:  mailto:ERayAustin@gmail.com. Good to hear from you and hope to hear from you again soon....I'll take a look on Facebook and see if I find you!  ERay
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    4 years 7 months ago
    Hi Ray, just checking
    • (Anonymously) (Private)
      4 years 5 months ago
      I returned from Korea in the summer of '83.  I worked for you in that trailer for a few months until I transferred to Seneca Army Depot in upstate New York.  I think the Battalion Re Up NCO"S were named Otero and Kersellius.  I can't remember the third one.  I have been married twice.  The first one lasted almost 30 years.  So it was quite a shock.  But married again and very happy for 12 years now.  My email address is . Good to hear back from you.  Where were you assigned after '84 to '91?  I had orders to Alaska and they got cancelled because of PCS money and then they offered me Germany but I made the decision to retire.  I remember the little car you were driving when I worked for you.  We all get wiser as we get older.  That is a good thing.  Enjoying our kids and we have three grandchildren.  Grandchildren are so much better.  What are you doing in retirement? Take Care Ron

    • ERay (Private)
      4 years 7 months ago
      OK....it works but WHO ARE YOU?  Christie maybe?  
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    4 years 7 months ago
    was at dakto in 68 near a guard tower on bunker line. photos brought back alot of memories of that time so log ago.
    • (Anonymously) (Private)
      4 years 6 months ago
      hey I did guard duty also near a guard tower on bunker line was there in 68 to near the river memory serves me, photos did bring back thoughts. our company area was on the lower end of the runway. welcome home brother 
  • Evelyn Yancy (Private)
    5 years 1 month ago
    Hi Mr. Austin, Donna Mcghee sent me your link and it is amazing the amount of information you have on your website.  My mother's side of the family, the McGhee and Lowe's are from Scott County.  My husband and I are from Caryville but live in Maryland.  Marshall McGhee had some pictures in one of his genealogy books that you might be interested in.  He lives in Caryville.  I think he was a teacher at Clinchmore.  Your fall pictures are beautiful but that part of the country can't be beat. lol  Thank you for all your work.
    • E. RAY AUSTIN Premium user United States (Private)
      5 years 1 month ago
      Hi Evelyn.  I appreciate you taking the time to say those kind words, they mean a lot to me.  Knowing that someone is actually viewing any of my pictures makes it all worth it, but to have someone drop a comment makes my day. E. Ray Austin
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    5 years 2 months ago
    Mr. Austin, I have copied some of the pictures off for my father to look at to see if he knew anyone that didn't have names to them. He is in bad health and not able to get to the computer downstairs. He has been able to help me some but not alot. Thank you so much for your hardwork. I use this alot now in my geneology and I appreciate someone else taking their time to get this stuff together. God Bless you.... JoAnn Ward Bullman
  • Tammy Ellison (Private)
    5 years 2 months ago
    Visiting again... I love looking at your photos.  I have recently visited Stoney Fork and Clinchmore, I love looking around near Clinchmore Church. I try to imagine what is looked like years ago, and wonder how many times my grandparents may have walked the same road.  Thanks again for your hard work..

    Tammy

    • (Anonymously) (Private)
      5 years 2 months ago
      Your comments is what keeps me doing this...I get so few of them that I wonder if anyone is looking at the pictures and that I am just wasting my time.  Thanks you!
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    5 years 2 months ago
    I really enjoyed your pictures and have shared some of them with my family and friends on facebook i hope you don't mind. The main reason i did this is because i have started a facebook page titled Stony Fork School Pictures All Classes and just couldnt resist not sharing a couple i hope you dont mind! I posted a link to your page on my Facebook  as well.                                                                                                         Thanks Tony Phillips   
                                                                                                                                        Welch's Camp, Tn   :)
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    5 years 8 months ago
    I just found these pictures. I recently was at Stoney Fork's reunion and saw a few photos. My grandparents lived in Clinchmore, and as a child, I lived in Pee Wee.. I remember hearing stories about the flood, and seeing these photos helps me understand just how bad it was.
    Thank you
    Tammy Ward Ellison

    • (Anonymously) (Private)
      5 years 8 months ago
      You are more than welcome, Tammy....glad they were there for you! Do you have any of that era that I could scan or copy and add to my website that would be of interest to others? Ray
      • (Anonymously) (Private)
        5 years 8 months ago
        I have some of my grandparents,but I can't find any of Clinchmore during that time. I will ask around and if any of my family has any, I will let you know. My grandparents were John and Jessie Wallace and Noah Ward.


        • (Anonymously) (Private)
          5 years 2 months ago
          Wow!  John Wallace and Noah Ward.  I remember my Daddy driving my grandparents (Henry & Mollie Byrge)  to a Noah Ward's home.  Was there a WillaDean or Irene living there?  Do you have any Curnutts or Wilsons on the Wallace side?  If so, contact me at mailto:.
        • (Anonymously) (Private)
          5 years 8 months ago
          Is there any way that I could possibly get a copy of the ones you have of Clinchmore? I visit over there at least 3 times a month, and always try to go up toward the church to look around. I feel connected with my grandparents when visiting there. I grew up on stories of them living there and visiting there after the flood with them. I only wish I could remember all the stories, and tales they told.


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