EXCELLENT Turnout......the best I have seen in years. I didn't put it together. but a guy from channel 2 thought it was a reslut of the shootings at Hood.
Whatever the reason,,,,,,it was great. The best weather we could have hoped for.
Reinactors were in short supply, I think there were 6 or 8 Rangers and that was about it. 14th was there in the form of Sean Burton, Gary Adkins and myself did a nam impression.
There were a bunch of WWII and Korean vets...and a ton of Nam vets.....Gary and I tried to shake all of their hands.....some were in tears......
I hope we can build on this. Frankly guys, I can no longer shell out to move these tanks. I want to keep the truck for that....but I need to find sponsors for the transportation. If anyone knows of a business or group that would like to have a banner in the parades or events, let me know.
I have never wanted to sell out to commercial interests....but I must face reality.
Hopefully, my storage issues will be solved by next year and I can have one or more M5s here in the St Louis area....properly stored and ready to go.
Oh yeah.....never got a thumbs up on the hooters lunch. My last conversation with them included a lament on how bad business was...I understand....
Oh yeah......MVPA attendance was way down....only one jeep from the MVPA group.....so it was not a biggie....
The guys from Jeff county had a great looking collection of M35A2s, like 8 of them, with trailers and even a couple of 5 ton tractors that looked great.,. Very nice...I think they would be happy to help us out with transport of guys and gear sometime in the future.,.......great guys!