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F getting old or just a typo?
10-07-2018, 04:11 PM,
#1
F getting old or just a typo?
Today, Dal posted another email in “Forrest Gets Mail.”

Here it is:

hi Forrest, ran across an old article, about the death of
Lt. Col. John H.I. Morse Sr., the article mentioned
your call sign, was that chosen by you or the
military and what was it for
thanks M
( Article is HERE )

———————-

Mary, thanks for the email about L/C John Morse and Litter 81. To answer your question:

Litter was the call sign of the 308th Fighter Squadron at Tuy Hoa, South Vietnam. The 8 indicated that it was the 8th combat mission of the day for that squadron. The 1 meant that I was leading the flight of F-100s. My wingmen were Litter 82, 3, and 4. Anyone hearing those call signs on the radio knew where the planes were from and could easily find out who was flying them.

The aircraft I ejected from on that day (20 Dec, 1968) was an F-100D, #647. The maintenance crew called it the “Hanger Queen,” because it was nearly always broken.
Thanks for the info about L/C Morse. I met him just that one time when his helicopter hoisted me out of the jungle in Laos. You don’t forget guys like that. it would be nice to know where Charlie Morse is now. I would like to talk with him. f

Okay, so now I’ll show you his answer to me when I wrote him the same question:

[Image: aeea9e2bcd7cb76b60cb1adeb68b8f66.png]

So was it the 306th or the 308th?


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10-07-2018, 04:28 PM,
#2
RE: F getting old or just a typo?
(10-07-2018, 04:11 PM)Mindy Wrote: Today, Dal posted another email in “Forrest Gets Mail.”

Here it is:

hi Forrest, ran across an old article, about the death of
Lt. Col. John H.I. Morse Sr., the article mentioned
your call sign, was that chosen by you or the
military and what was it for
thanks M
( Article is HERE )

———————-

Mary, thanks for the email about L/C John Morse and Litter 81. To answer your question:

Litter was the call sign of the 308th Fighter Squadron at Tuy Hoa, South Vietnam. The 8 indicated that it was the 8th combat mission of the day for that squadron. The 1 meant that I was leading the flight of F-100s. My wingmen were Litter 82, 3, and 4. Anyone hearing those call signs on the radio knew where the planes were from and could easily find out who was flying them.

The aircraft I ejected from on that day (20 Dec, 1968) was an F-100D, #647. The maintenance crew called it the “Hanger Queen,” because it was nearly always broken.
Thanks for the info about L/C Morse. I met him just that one time when his helicopter hoisted me out of the jungle in Laos. You don’t forget guys like that. it would be nice to know where Charlie Morse is now. I would like to talk with him. f

Okay, so now I’ll show you his answer to me when I wrote him the same question:

[Image: aeea9e2bcd7cb76b60cb1adeb68b8f66.png]

So was it the 306th or the 308th?


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Was that how you worded the question or was it different than the way it was written?

MM
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10-07-2018, 04:31 PM, (This post was last modified: 10-07-2018, 04:32 PM by Mindy.)
#3
F getting old or just a typo?
(10-07-2018, 04:28 PM)minotaur_moreno Wrote:
(10-07-2018, 04:11 PM)Mindy Wrote: Today, Dal posted another email in “Forrest Gets Mail.”

Here it is:

hi Forrest, ran across an old article, about the death of
Lt. Col. John H.I. Morse Sr., the article mentioned
your call sign, was that chosen by you or the
military and what was it for
thanks M
( Article is HERE )

———————-

Mary, thanks for the email about L/C John Morse and Litter 81. To answer your question:

Litter was the call sign of the 308th Fighter Squadron at Tuy Hoa, South Vietnam. The 8 indicated that it was the 8th combat mission of the day for that squadron. The 1 meant that I was leading the flight of F-100s. My wingmen were Litter 82, 3, and 4. Anyone hearing those call signs on the radio knew where the planes were from and could easily find out who was flying them.

The aircraft I ejected from on that day (20 Dec, 1968) was an F-100D, #647. The maintenance crew called it the “Hanger Queen,” because it was nearly always broken.
Thanks for the info about L/C Morse. I met him just that one time when his helicopter hoisted me out of the jungle in Laos. You don’t forget guys like that. it would be nice to know where Charlie Morse is now. I would like to talk with him. f

Okay, so now I’ll show you his answer to me when I wrote him the same question:

[Image: aeea9e2bcd7cb76b60cb1adeb68b8f66.png]

So was it the 306th or the 308th?


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Was that how you worded the question or was it different than the way it was written?

MM


It was worded somewhat similarly. I’ll post exactly.

[Image: e5ce4702dc4a768cfd4729c52a077173.png]


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10-07-2018, 04:40 PM, (This post was last modified: 10-07-2018, 04:41 PM by Mindy.)
#4
F getting old or just a typo?
(10-07-2018, 04:36 PM)fromtheotherside Wrote: I think it’s 308.
I believe he was himself shot down on his 6th mission. You can ask.
IMO


I don’t see that the 308th was in Vietnam, but the 306th was during the time he was there.

My mistake—looks like they were both there around the same time.

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10-07-2018, 04:41 PM,
#5
RE: F getting old or just a typo?
(10-07-2018, 04:31 PM)Mindy Wrote:
(10-07-2018, 04:28 PM)minotaur_moreno Wrote:
(10-07-2018, 04:11 PM)Mindy Wrote: Today, Dal posted another email in “Forrest Gets Mail.”

Here it is:

hi Forrest, ran across an old article, about the death of
Lt. Col. John H.I. Morse Sr., the article mentioned
your call sign, was that chosen by you or the
military and what was it for
thanks M
( Article is HERE )

———————-

Mary, thanks for the email about L/C John Morse and Litter 81. To answer your question:

Litter was the call sign of the 308th Fighter Squadron at Tuy Hoa, South Vietnam. The 8 indicated that it was the 8th combat mission of the day for that squadron. The 1 meant that I was leading the flight of F-100s. My wingmen were Litter 82, 3, and 4. Anyone hearing those call signs on the radio knew where the planes were from and could easily find out who was flying them.

The aircraft I ejected from on that day (20 Dec, 1968) was an F-100D, #647. The maintenance crew called it the “Hanger Queen,” because it was nearly always broken.
Thanks for the info about L/C Morse. I met him just that one time when his helicopter hoisted me out of the jungle in Laos. You don’t forget guys like that. it would be nice to know where Charlie Morse is now. I would like to talk with him. f

Okay, so now I’ll show you his answer to me when I wrote him the same question:

[Image: aeea9e2bcd7cb76b60cb1adeb68b8f66.png]

So was it the 306th or the 308th?


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Was that how you worded the question or was it different than the way it was written?

MM

It was worded somewhat similarly. I’ll post exactly.

[Image: e5ce4702dc4a768cfd4729c52a077173.png]

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Thanks, Mindy.

Ugh, unfortunately, this one is going to have me thinking for a while now.

MM
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10-07-2018, 05:14 PM,
#6
F getting old or just a typo?
Still not sure why Dal uses these tags:

[Image: 13cd8c4c5b902b7b2ca97d2d02c76592.png]


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10-07-2018, 06:49 PM, (This post was last modified: 10-07-2018, 07:05 PM by Beavertooth.)
#7
RE: F getting old or just a typo?
One group was nicknamed The Gunners, the other was nicknamed The Emerald Knights, if that helps anyone.

I think it is interesting he wants to talk with a man who has passed away.

It could be he is inferring morse code and jabbing the searchers currently debating issues in the Codes and Cyphers thread.



Lt. Col. Morse' obituary includes info about Forrest and a comment from Forrest, who was contacted at the time of the obituary:

https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/loc...PNmJG5REI/

“He is many times a hero to me,” Fenn, now 83, said Sunday in an email. “It made no difference on the 21st of December, 1968, that he didn’t know me. He risked his life to pull me out of an angry situation in Laos.”

Fenn’s rescue was the 1,500th save by combat search and rescue in Southeast Asia.

“In the years since,” Fenn said, “I have tried to find John so I could buy him a beer and tell him again how much I appreciate what he did for me. I have a special place in my heart for John Morse.”
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10-07-2018, 08:07 PM,
#8
F getting old or just a typo?
(10-07-2018, 06:49 PM)Beavertooth Wrote: One group was nicknamed The Gunners, the other was nicknamed The Emerald Knights, if that helps anyone.

I think it is interesting he wants to talk with a man who has passed away.

It could be he is inferring morse code and jabbing the searchers currently debating issues in the Codes and Cyphers thread.



Lt. Col. Morse' obituary includes info about Forrest and a comment from Forrest, who was contacted at the time of the obituary:

https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/loc...PNmJG5REI/

“He is many times a hero to me,” Fenn, now 83, said Sunday in an email. “It made no difference on the 21st of December, 1968, that he didn’t know me. He risked his life to pull me out of an angry situation in Laos.”

Fenn’s rescue was the 1,500th save by combat search and rescue in Southeast Asia.

“In the years since,” Fenn said, “I have tried to find John so I could buy him a beer and tell him again how much I appreciate what he did for me. I have a special place in my heart for John Morse.”


I believe it is the man’s son, Charlie, that he wants to talk to....


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10-07-2018, 08:09 PM,
#9
RE: F getting old or just a typo?
(10-07-2018, 06:49 PM)Beavertooth Wrote: It could be he is inferring morse code and jabbing the searchers currently debating issues in the Codes and Cyphers thread.
Don’t tell WK that.
I think that will do the trick!
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10-08-2018, 12:33 AM,
#10
RE: F getting old or just a typo?
(10-07-2018, 08:07 PM)Mindy Wrote: I believe it is the man’s son, Charlie, that he wants to talk to....

That certainly makes more sense! Smile
My bad for not reading more carefully.
Thanks, Mindy.
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