Thursday, November 19, 2009

Memory form then

Tunza Gutz
How can you ever forget "Tunza Gutz" She went with us on most of the large convoys and came with us when we assisted at any of the Fire Support Bases. At coral she was officially listed as WIA with minor damage to her front end. Used more in unloading heavy loads then as a wrecker she got the job completed. If anyone can remember who the operators were I would love to list them on this blog. I think Tunza Gutz has a new home at the Army Transport Museum.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

From "Mud & Dust".
Cpl Dave McCallum & Cftm Ian (Bluey) Rowe went to Coral with a convoy & stopped to assist with an APC engine change, finishing too late to go to Long Binh. Tunza Guts was damaged during the attack that night. The damage included both front tyres flat radiator holed, both headlights and windscreen broken, drivers window broken (it was down in the door), brake lines, batteries & other items out of action.
The sump was also damaged & was repaired with a wooden plug held in place with araldite & a shirt tail. This repair apparently lasted for 6 months. A 9mm case was braised onto the ruptured air line. Front hydraulic lines were blanked off. The outer right dual whell was used on the front.
Tunza Guts was in country until 14 Sept 1971
Joe L 1969