Current Ride

Current Ride

This is my current ride. Its a 1954 Ford F-100.

The first picture was taken at a local car show. The second picture is of the engine bay with the stainless steel firewall. The third picture is of the custom made wheel and the cap that Grit had made for me in his custom shop. The caps were made to accept the custom made one sided challenge coins and have the 11th Marines Cannon and name: "The Cannon Cockers." Under that is the engraved names of Goog, Hunts, Grit, and Fuller.

Grit's custom department can make all sorts of items, give them a try sometime.

SSgt DJ Huntsinger

Note:

The 4 of us served with 11th Marines HQ Btty 69-70

Fuller passed earlier this year. Agent Orange related leukemia.

Sgt Grit

10 thoughts on “Current Ride”

  1. Served with 3/11 Sept 69-Sept70 with India,Golf,and Hotel Batteries.Spent time at Baldy Ross, Bushwack, and Ryder. So many of us are gone, the only thing we can do is honor those that remain and those that still answer the call of their country. D. D. Amick USMC Sgt E-5 Semper Fi 248xxxx

  2. I served with hqrtrs battery 2/11 Jan.69 to Apr.69… My billet was battalion ammo tech… Who remembers the observation tower getting hit??? Semper Fi… H Young 209xxxx RVN 65/66,69

  3. I was also with 2/11 HQ Battery. I would have been in the FO tower but rotated that morning. Two of my best friends were in the tower when it got hit, Corp. Ski and Sgt. Crabtree. Thank God neither were hurt. When I got to 29 Palms I received a letter from Ski telling me how lucky I was. I was on an extension when it happened. I had been with 12th Marines for 10 month before coming to 11th Marines. I worked in FDC right below the tower. Hq Battery 12th Marines March 1969- Dec 1969 2/11 HQ Battery An Hoa Jan 1970-Sept 1970

  4. BEAUTIFUL TRUCK I was in motor t 1979/1983 I also like Fords I had a F 150 when I was in the Marines well stay safe and thank you for your service to your country.

  5. First, Welcome Back & Thank You for your service !!! Second, very nice truck ! the color is outstanding as with the chroming. When I first got in Vietnam, I was assign to A Btry 1-13 at Khe Sanh in Feb. 1968 and was with A Btry 1-13 until July 1969. When I got out of the Corps ( July 1969 ) I bought a new 1969 SS Camaro, which I still own. Semper Fi to all Marines !

  6. every now and again I pop-off, i’m just an old hot-rodder myself- nice sled!! when I retired I GAVE my son my hot rods… no, he doesn’t have the same feelings for them as I do, BUT how else will he learn with-out getting involved?? I had a lot of trouble getting over “indian country”- a man I know here in Denver gave me what is called an “I.B.S.R.” , the dreams are gone (after 47 years).. I hope this will be a help to my brothers and sisters.. his name is Tom Pals, he’s online, look him up– SEMPER-FI- never back up

  7. i am a retired USMC PTSD SGT CHAPLAIN LIVING IN THE FILIPINES AT THE OASIS HOTEL ON CLARK AFB AND ACTIVE WITH VFW POST AND BOY SCOUT TROOP. I WAS THE FIRST VIDEOGRAPHER/ PRODUCER FOR THE BARRET JACKSON AUTO AUCTION… I HAVE NEW NEWS CO. CALLED VeteranNewsNet.com. We would like to have email confirmation to use your car info and pics on our car section..

  8. you know, even more than 50 years later, I have a few thoughts about “way back when”! at P.I. – our senior drill instructor (NOT D.I.) (that’s a great way to get the crap stomped out of you), was older than dust.. my serial number was WAY before S.S.N.’s, 218XXXX, but I think HIS was probably 000XXXX, anyway, 1 evening he was telling a story in the squad bay, “the general said ‘ they are in front of us, they are in back of us, and they are on our left and on our right, they can’t get away this time!!!’ ” !! a couple of weeks ago was “CHESTY’S 116th birthday, he is the general who said this, ” ‘THE MARINE OF MARINES’ “!! now, in 1965 most of the “old timers” were still combat marines from WW2 or our famous “police action”.. these “old salts” ate cold rolled steel, and pissed double edged razor blades.. there is no dought that he is long dead! I only wish my memory was strong enough to remember his name.. he was always “the senior drill instructor” but he was also a human, and could smile, and did!! HERE’S TO YOU, thanks for keeping me alive!!

  9. Graduated P.I. In the fall of 1957. Platoon 210. If any of my fellow boots are still on the planet , I would love to hear from them. Tel 770 993 1945.

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