62nd Maintenance Battalion, Camp Holloway, Pleiku, Vietnam: Specialist 5, Terry Michael Carver 18 July 1969-22 Oct 1970

NOTE FROM HIS SON: My father was in the 62nd Maintenance Battalion I believe at Camp Holloway, in Pleiku. His name was Specialist 5 Terry Michael Carver. He was in Vietnam from July 1969 - Oct 1970 and worked as MOS: 63B20 "Wheel Vehicle Repairman" in the motor pool. - MIKE CARVER

Archived info of 62nd Maint in Vietnam: https://www.fold3.com/image/1/268376257

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#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.

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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.

http://bravecannons.org/History/FireBase6.html

1969-1970. Bravo Battery occupied FB6 from January 1969 to December 1970. The 4 th ID pulled out of Dak To in January 1969 so security for FB6 was then shifted to a CIDG from Ben Het. In turn, two of our howitzer sections displaced to Ben Het in a counter-battery role. Bravo battery's missions were in support of ARVN and local indigenous forces advised by US Special Forces. Enemy activity increased these two years. The 66 th and 28 th NVA Regiments supported by PT 76 Tanks and 130mm artillery were detected moving towards Dak To from Base Area 609 in early 1969. Ben Het was struck in early March. The assault with tanks was the first of its kind in the war. Firebase 6 provided a wall of steel around Ben Het to help repel the attack. Bravo Battery's fires were so effective that the NVA launched an attack against FB6 June 11, 1969. Sappers penetrated the perimeter but were ultimately, driven back with heavy losses thanks to the courageous CIDG defenders. This occurred during the Siege of Dak To/Ben Het.

Norma School Year 1968 "WILDCATS"

Pictures that Alonzo Lawson posted on Facebook and wanted to share with everyone.

I hope no one cares that I have posted these for others to see and reminisce.

If “you” have old pictures that you would like to see displayed in an Album, just contact me and I’ll explain how.

Album 7 - 62nd Maintenance Battalion, Vietnam, 1970 Year Book

62nd Maintenance Battalion was located at Camp Holloway which was a former U.S. Army base near Pleiku, in central Vietnam.

Album 6 - 62nd Maintenance Battalion, Vietnam, 1970 Year Book

62nd Maintenance Battalion was located at Camp Holloway which was a former U.S. Army base near Pleiku, in central Vietnam.

Album 5 - 62nd Maintenance Battalion, Vietnam, 1970 Year Book

62nd Maintenance Battalion was located at Camp Holloway which was a former U.S. Army base near Pleiku, in central Vietnam.

Album 4 - 62nd Maintenance Battalion, Vietnam, 1970 Year Book

62nd Maintenance Battalion was located at Camp Holloway which was a former U.S. Army base near Pleiku, in central Vietnam.

Album 3 - 62nd Maintenance Battalion, Vietnam, 1970 Year Book

62nd Maintenance Battalion was located at Camp Holloway which was a former U.S. Army base near Pleiku, in central Vietnam.

Album 2 - 62nd Maintenance Battalion, Vietnam, 1970 Year Book

62nd Maintenance Battalion was located at Camp Holloway which was a former U.S. Army base near Pleiku, in central Vietnam.

Album 1 - 62nd Maintenance Battalion, Vietnam, 1970 Year Book

62nd Maintenance Battalion was located at Camp Holloway which was a former U.S. Army base near Pleiku, in central Vietnam.

Norma High School Graduating Year 1966-1

This Norma Graduating Class of 1966 Album was provided by Alonzo Lawson

Norma High School Graduating Year 1966-2

This Norma Graduating Class of 1966 Album was provided by Norman "Ricky" Lawson

#11 - Historical Society Album #1

These pictures are from a CD that I purchased from someone, maybe Scott County Historical Society, and they are from the New River area of Scott County, TN.

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