The infamous "Maroon Passport"
As you can see, this shows that George was just a typical US surfer boy - straight from the waves of Hawaii or somewhere. Just helping his country by doing some kind of helpful task for his government! Remember, as to the Maroon Passport - "Don't leave home without it!"
|Test time! Who is this bright eyed and bushy tailed Tracker caught leaving the latrine?? Time frame is 1968! Clue - 557th IPCT attached to the 101st Airborne.|
|This is what TEAM was all about - five guys who could operate together
like one entity.
From L to R: Sgt. Juan Duenas; Sgt. George Wade, Chief Arvalo, Sgt. Smallwood, and Snuffy Erickson.
|Lt. Sapp and Sgt. George Wade on the pad making sure that it's the right UH1D! "Nothing worse than going to the wrong LZ - Makes it look like we couldn't find our own selves!"|
|The Motto reads "We Find 'Em - You Kill 'Em"
This was the Team Motto. but as most of you all know, it didn't always quite work out that way.
Sometimes the Team would lock horns with the bad guys first. But, in the end, it didn't matter - the support unit ALWAYS go the credit!
|Lt Sapp and Sgt. George Wade at the front door of their orderly room.
I'm not sure if smacking an Officer with a fly swatter is a UCMJ offense or not,
I'll have to ask our Halotracker!
The CTT HQ was across a dirt road leading up to "No Slack" (327) from HHQ Co. 1st Bde - Camp Eagle.
|"Sgt. Juan Duenas dressed for the jog. The first time
"Sgt. D." was dressed like this and carried the AK on a Mission - it almost
caused him to become a KIA by "friendly (no such thing) fire". He went
back to the support element alone to talk to their CO and they came damn close to firing
him up! I cannot see why! Anyway - after that, I instructed him - and ALL the Teams
- to always move with one other Team member!"
|Albert Edward Smith, Jr. - KIA
This young member of the 557th IPCT was ambushed at a stream crossing on March 21st 1969. His name is located on the Wall at P28W R4.
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