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« on: September 26, 2013, 08:25:32 PM »

I know this is not camaro related..... but I know some of you were in the" Nam" during 1965 thru 1974. And for you younger guys, you can see what  these brave men had to endure. Vietnam Lost Films. The Beginnings ( 1964 - 1965 ) 1/6  Terry P. S. How many times have we heard of the servicemen coming home and buying a camaro...
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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2013, 09:31:21 PM »

A couple years ago history channel had a 5 part special about Vietnam.  One of the gentlemen talked about being a young engineer & having just bought a 68 Camaro before being drafted .  It showed a small pic of the car.   Looked like a red SS.
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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2013, 09:44:15 PM »

*1 owner told me he ordered Z while he was over sea's, pick up point was in Michigan ,drove back to Ohio where it has been ever since.
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« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2013, 10:14:39 PM »

I know this is not camaro related..... but I know some of you were in the" Nam" during 1965 thru 1974. And for you younger guys, you can see what  these brave men had to endure. Vietnam Lost Films. The Beginnings ( 1964 - 1965 ) 1/6  Terry P. S. How many times have we heard of the servicemen coming home and buying a camaro...
and many never came home..   and I heard of many, and know of at least one '69 Z28 which sat in his parents carport for many years.... in the last '70's, still waiting for the return that never happened....  It was a gorgeous azure with black vinyl top car..  that was one of the first Z28's I'd ever seen with the smog still intact, and I have no idea now what happened to it..   and forgive me for this one..  but in October of '69, while I was in the USAF, I ordered a lime green roadrunner HT... and I don't know where it is now either.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2013, 11:45:12 PM »

My '69 Z was purchased by  a Vietnam vet from Kardon Chevrolet in Mount Holly, NJ in Sept, '69. Still hoping to track down the original owner. Anyone know how to track down veterans?

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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2013, 10:56:58 AM »

Actually yes ,don't know the exact web address but there are USAFS sites to help track down old military buddies via name. I think there is a charge like ancestry .com ,but minimal ,got to shop. Air Force was easy ,I was in AMMO in the 80's, typed in search which took me right to a "role call" site for USAF . An old buddy from Bitburg found me after 911 (that night).He was living in New York at the time and witnessing the carnage. He knew I was a FF ( in Ohio) and guess he just wanted to talk. Haven't spoke since but always glad we did.
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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2013, 11:20:47 AM »

I know this is not camaro related..... but I know some of you were in the" Nam" during 1965 thru 1974. And for you younger guys, you can see what  these brave men had to endure. Vietnam Lost Films. The Beginnings ( 1964 - 1965 ) 1/6  Terry P. S. How many times have we heard of the servicemen coming home and buying a camaro...
and many never came home..   and I heard of many, and know of at least one '69 Z28 which sat in his parents carport for many years.... in the last '70's, still waiting for the return that never happened....  It was a gorgeous azure with black vinyl top car..  that was one of the first Z28's I'd ever seen with the smog still intact, and I have no idea now what happened to it..   and forgive me for this one..  but in October of '69, while I was in the USAF, I ordered a lime green roadrunner HT... and I don't know where it is now either.  Smiley

You wouldnt have been stationed in Texas by chance around the 69-73 time frame?
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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2013, 11:37:16 AM »

Hi Darrell,

I was only in Texas during basic training..   Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Mar-May '68...  Smiley
The Azure '69 Z28 was in Huntsville, AL in the late '70's when I saw it sitting in a carport; stayed there for a few years, then disappeared.   I WISH I'd followed up more often than I did..
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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2013, 01:05:48 PM »

The first Camaro I  ever rode in was bought by my cousin when he returned.   An orange rs/ss  with a white interior.  Beautiful and fast car;  I'll never forget, that's for sure.  The brave men who served our country in Vietnam.
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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2013, 02:47:40 AM »

For those that are Vets, you can go to this web site : http://www.military.com/buddy-finder/  I have been contacted by a few folks that I lost track of, and found a few.  My dad and i share the same first and last name and I have been contacted by some of his old buddies, kinda cool as one sent me a picture that I, my pops and he was in about a month after I was born.
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« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2013, 02:17:59 PM »

I know this is not camaro related..... but I know some of you were in the" Nam" during 1965 thru 1974. And for you younger guys, you can see what  these brave men had to endure. Vietnam Lost Films. The Beginnings ( 1964 - 1965 ) 1/6  Terry P. S. How many times have we heard of the servicemen coming home and buying a camaro...
and many never came home..   and I heard of many, and know of at least one '69 Z28 which sat in his parents carport for many years.... in the last '70's, still waiting for the return that never happened....  It was a gorgeous azure with black vinyl top car..  that was one of the first Z28's I'd ever seen with the smog still intact, and I have no idea now what happened to it..   and forgive me for this one..  but in October of '69, while I was in the USAF, I ordered a lime green roadrunner HT... and I don't know where it is now either.  Smiley

You wouldnt have been stationed in Texas by chance around the 69-73 time frame?
 
[/quote My 69 Z was stationed in El Paso Texas (Ft. Bliss) 1969/1970. Azure turquoise/black stripes/white interior
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« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2013, 02:21:28 PM »

My 69 Z was stationed in El Paso Texas (Ft. Bliss) 1969/1970. Azure turquoise/black stripes/white interior
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« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2013, 04:07:22 AM »

I'm the second owner ( May '13 ) of a nice '68 R/S, 327, 4 speed car that was bought new while the original owner was home on leave in August of '68.    Bought at Grant Chevrolet in Fremont Nebraska.   He said the '68s were gone and no '69s were in yet, so they had to wrestle it away from the dealer's son who had been driving it as a demo, Torq Thrusts and all.   He didn't want to give it up and I can't blame him.   Rich gave me the Polaroids he took of it before he went back showing "in Transits" and all.   They are creased and worn because he carried them with him at all times to show it off.    He also gave me permission to leave his "Airborne" pin in the visor right where he put it in '68.   I am honored that he chose me to take care of his baby and has allowed me custody of the items that tell it's story.    It was stored in his Grandmother's garage while he was overseas.
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« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2013, 01:06:05 PM »

Nice car..  and the torque thrusts look great on the early cars..  many ran them back then.. (anyone who could afford them).. Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2013, 06:02:00 PM »

Brings back both some great memories (car wise) and some extremely sad ones.
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