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Vietnam Transportation veterans hold reunion at the NIM


If you saw some unusual vehicles riding around town Thursday, Aug. 7, there's no reason to be alarmed. They were reproduction gun trucks owned by Vietnam veterans, and they were heading to the National Infantry Museum for a reunion.

This marks the 12th reunion of Vietnam transportation veterans. The events are open to anyone who served with any army transportation unit during the years of the Vietnam War, and on Thursday, the public was also invited to view the trucks.

The original gun trucks provided convoy and supply support over steep mountain passes to the 4th Infantry Division.

Bob Blackstone, owner of one of the Vietnam gun truck replicas, says, "It's history. That's what we're trying to bring back, the history of the transportation. And we meet once a year in different states, and we're trying to bring back the history."

At least five reproduction Vietnam gun trucks made the trip to Columbus, including the Ace of Spades, the Psychotic Reaction, the Black Widow, the Untouchable, and Proud American from Georgia.

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