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#1 - Duncan Family Pictures

I have permission from Abagail Hope "Abbie" Gibson-Hatfield to copy these pictures from FaceBook, and put them in an Album on my website for others to see.

I apologize, in advance, if I have misspelled a name or have left out anyone.

Please fell free to notify me and correct me. I will be happy to correct any mistakes I've made. Make sure you describe the picture you are referring to.

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Charles W. "Buck" Becker, Jr. - Vietnam Veteran 1970-1971

I was assigned to the 12th Combat Aviation Group (CAG) on 2 June 1970, and ETS'd 6 July 1971. I was further assigned to the 12th CAG Army Aviation Element Tactical Operations Center which was located several miles from the 12th CAG's Headquarters compound. My hours were 6 PM to 6 AM. I worked every day for 13 months without a day off or R&R. My choice.

My job in AAE was to contact each of the units 12th CAG supported (11th BN, 145th BN, 22nd BN, 1/9th ACS & 3/17th ACS) plus any allied units we supported during special operations. The info I collected was reviewed by the officers in AAE and condensed into a larger report/briefing each day for General West. My officers/pilots were Maj. Moore, Capt. Torrence, Capt. Kilcrease, CW Stamos, and CW Thibideau among others.

AAE TOC was a top secret installation. I was told we were 20-30 feet underground so the VC and NVA could not penetrate the bunker with rockets.

2 - VIETNAM, 1969-1970. 1st Tour of duty.

On my "first" tour of duty to Vietnam I was assigned to Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion 92nd Field Artillery, in the Central Highlands on a Firebase called, DAK TO.

E. Ray Austin's Vietnam - Album #6-2 - HHC, 12th Combat Aviation Group - “Blackjack Pad” and “LZ Plantation”

The remainder of Album 6-1:

Vietnam Photos scanned from an Album/Book made by my unit of assignment, 2nd Tour, in Vietnam, HHC, 12th Combat Aviation Group, from January 1971 until January 1972.

“Blackjack Pad” and “LZ Plantation” was located just across the fence from 90th Replacement at Long Binh and pretty close to the Bien Hoa Air Base.

12th Combat Aviation Group Website: http://www.12cagvietnam.com/index.html

#23 - Linda Gail (HUTSON) Clark

Sharing old family pictures and I hope everyone enjoys them.

I encourage you to share yours too so we can keep our family.alive for our descendants to see.

#9 - People of Scott County - Alonzo and Anna Lawson Collection

These pictures were copied from Facebook and with permission from Alonzo and Anna Lawson, I am adding them here for your viewing pleasure and for the sole purpose of sharing with others.

If you can identify the ones that need a name, or want to comment, please do so either by email: erayaustin@outlook.com, or at bottom of picture!

#10 - Norma in the Old Days

In the early 1900s, Norma, in Scott County, was a bustling community with several lumber mills although now it barely seems to exist. It fits prominently into the Walker story in the case of Dr. Andrew Calvin Walker, who was a doctor there late in his life and died in 1926. Some locations, from postcards that belonged to him, are included on this page; click any for a larger picture.
Visit: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~edwardbwalker/places/norma.html

INFORMATION FROM DESCENDANTS: John B. Jeffers, and Kizzie Duncan Jeffers, were married April 3, 1904 in Scott Co. Tennessee. John B and Frank Smithers built a two story building in Norma. The Store was downstairs and they called it “Norma Union Store”. Both Families lived upstairs. Apparently it wasn’t profitable enough to sustain two families and John eventually bought Frank’s share. Gradually the store became more successful and they weathered the Depression pretty well. Five of John B and Kizzie’s seven children were raised to adulthood with their primary years over the store. The children were: Dot (Oran Holloway); Tressie Beulah (Virgil Murley); Nevva (Marley Phillips); James Hoyal (Jean Debord); Darel (never married); Dennis (died at age 10); and Jaymon (died at 3 months). Nevva said that her early training in honesty came in this store when her dad (John B.) taught her to use a candy scales. He taught her to look at it straight on so that you didn’t cheat the customer or yourself. Those little white scales have passed down to Nevva’s daughter, Kay Phillips Davis, and are still in her possession. John B. told Nevva on his deathbed that if he ever cheated a man out of a penny he didn’t know it. When John B. retired and moved to Oneida, he sold the store to Kermit and Elwood Sharp and they changed the name to Sharp Brothers Store. Kermit worked the coal mines and Elwood ran the store for about eight years. It must have been about this time that Elwood bought Kermit’s share and it became known as Sharp’s Cash Store, which it remained throughout the years until it burned down.

If you can identify the ones that need a name, or want to comment, please do so either by email: erayaustin@outlook.com, or at bottom of picture!

1 - SP5 Norm Roy - Artillery Hill, Camp Holloway, and USAF Base

These are snapshots I took during various trips to Camp Holloway and the USAF base in the Pleiku area. I took many helicopter rides on repair missions. Most were in Hueys but occasionally a Kiowa Ranger served as my taxi. I also recall lifts on Chinooks and once on a C7 Caribou heading to Ben Het with some supplies.

#7 - People of Scott County - Alonzo and Anna Lawson Collection

These pictures were copied from Facebook and with permission from Alonzo and Anna Lawson, I am adding them here for your viewing pleasure and for the sole purpose of sharing with others.

If you can identify the ones that need a name, or want to comment, please do so either by email: erayaustin@outlook.com, or at bottom of picture!

#5-2 - Freeman and Johanna Marie (HANSSEN) Hughett's Old House

The Hughett house as I remember it, was once called the ‘Bungalow’ and was the residence of Frank G. Norcross, General Manager of the New River Lumber Company and it was built in 1908. Mr. Norcross was the man that New River Lumber Company sent to Norma to build and operate the Norma Band Mill. The house was later owned and occupied by the family of Freeman and Johanna Maria (HANSSEN) Hughett, and currently (2017) is owned by Mr. Leslie Byrd.

The pictures are of the restoration that is being done (2013-2017) to the house now owned by Mr. Leslie Byrd, and the work was done by Rev. Larry Sexton of the Norma Community. The house is located on the road that leads down past where the Norma Post Office and Pennington Store used to be.

Most of the photos were provided by the owner, Mr. Leslie Byrd.

Note from Walter Williams: A Coker family lived in the Hughett house when I went to Norma School last of the 1930"s and first of the 1940's. They farmed the lower River bottom and operated a Mule Coal Mine, way up on Brimstone Creek.



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