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We jist missed the 6th of June

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8 years 1 month ago #170904 by Swishy
CONVOY

Was the dark of the moon on the sixth of June
In a Kenworth pullin' logs
Cab-over Pete with a reefer on
And a Jimmy haulin' hogs
We is headin' for bear on I-one-oh
'Bout a mile outta Shaky Town
I says, "Pig Pen, this here's the Rubber Duck.
"And I'm about to put the hammer down."

'Cause we got a little ol' convoy
Rockin' through the night.
Yeah, we got a little ol' convoy,
Ain't she a beautiful sight?
Come on and join our convoy
Ain't nothin' gonna get in our way.
We gonna roll this truckin' convoy
'Cross the U-S-A.
Convoy!

By the time we got into Tulsa Town,
We had eighty-five trucks in all.
But they's a roadblock up on the cloverleaf,
And them bears was wall-to-wall.
Yeah, them smokies is thick as bugs on a bumper;
They even had a bear in the air!
I says, "Callin' all trucks, this here's the Duck.
"We about to go a-huntin' bear."

'Cause we got a great big convoy
Rockin' through the night.
Yeah, we got a great big convoy,
Ain't she a beautiful sight?
Come on and join our convoy
Ain't nothin' gonna get in our way.
We gonna roll this truckin' convoy
'Cross the U-S-A.
Convoy!

Well, we rolled up Interstate 44
Like a rocket sled on rails.
We tore up all of our swindle sheets,
And left 'em settin' on the scales.
By the time we hit that Chi-town,
Them bears was a-gettin' smart:
They'd brought up some reinforcements
From the Illinois National Guard.
There's armored cars, and tanks, and jeeps,
And rigs of ev'ry size.
Yeah, them chicken coops was full'a bears
And choppers filled the skies.
Well, we shot the line and we went for broke
With a thousand screamin' trucks
An' eleven long-haired Friends a' Jesus
In a chartreuse micra-bus.

Well, we laid a strip for the Jersey shore
Prepared to cross the line
I could see the bridge was lined with bears
But I didn't have a dog-goned dime.
I says, "Pig Pen, this here's the Rubber Duck.
"We just ain't a-gonna pay no toll."
So we crashed the gate doing ninety-eight
I says "Let them truckers roll, 10-4."

'Cause we got a mighty convoy
Rockin' through the night.
Yeah, we got a mighty convoy,
Ain't she a beautiful sight?
Come on and join our convoy
Ain't nothin' gonna get in our way.
We gonna roll this truckin' convoy
'Cross the U-S-A.
Convoy! Convoy! Convoy! Convoy!






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OF ALL THE THINGS EYE MISS ................. EYE MISS MY MIND THE MOST

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8 years 1 month ago - 8 years 1 month ago #170905 by Lang
Replied by Lang on topic We jist missed the 6th of June
Great song Swishy.

Here is your old movie clip. In the movie he says 7th of June - they did say they ran through the night!



Here is a 6 minute take for those that have not seen the movie or forgot.



I think this might qualify. Bev and I led a convoy of 16 Aussie military trucks from Istanbul to Normandy for the 6th of June D-Day celebrations. Here is a posed photo.


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8 years 1 month ago #170907 by Skipjack
Lang, we sure could use some more photos of that run -- a lot more!

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8 years 1 month ago - 8 years 1 month ago #170908 by Lang
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If you are interested in the trip you can look at our web site

www.next-horizon.org Go to the "Latest News" at the top of the page which takes you to the blogs. On the right hand side click on 2009 and it will open the Normandy Convoy story (You have to scroll down to the bottom and start from there because blogs get put on top of the last entry. To keep going back to the start of the trip click on "Older Posts" at the bottom of the page))

Any photos can be clicked on for full size.

Lang
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1 month 2 weeks ago #252164 by Swishy
seems like we had a 6th of June only 12 Months Ago
WotSezU?
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1 month 2 weeks ago #252173 by Mrsmackpaul
80 years ago today was D day

And Mack truck movie was pretty good as well

The movie "Saving Private Ryan" is 26 years old, always thought it was a pretty good movie

Over 3500 Australian Airmen were in bomber command at the time

Lot's to think about really

Paul

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