Really enjoyed the
site. Was in the army
,Atlantic side, Ft Gulick and Ft Sherman.
Our house was at France Field adjacent to Coco Solo.
Was there Jan 66-May 68. Also
We lived in Gamboa from 1982 to 1984, then moved to Ft. Sherman, then Ft. Gulick for another year. I went to 2nd and 3rd grade at Gamboa Elementary, 4th and 5th at Ft. Davis and Ft. Gulick. The pictures of the Ridge in Gamboa blew me away. I had no idea that they had built a resort not a block from my old house! The picture I saw of the last house on the Ridge, closest to the new resort, brought back a lot of memories. We lived right across the street, and an old hippie named Rex Raspberry ( no joke ) lived there, and he taught my brother and I how to make slings and hunt for small game. Of course, we never killed a single thing....
My dad moved me back there for 7th grade, as well. I went to an all Spanish school in La Chorrera. Interesting thing about that year: I missed two months of school because of political turmoil ( Noriega was about to be ousted, 'just because'.. )
Thanks for a great site!
hi there just want to say thank for the memories of colon . I was born in that city . my father was the general manager of the strangers club. since is no longer in place. the city has been run down . by the way there was another photographer in colon by the name SOLANO he use to take the foots of us and used the old method of adding color with paste. I was in panama two years ago. fort San Lorenzo is a shamble roads are in pot holes . the hotel Washington I use to swim there it's gone the pool I mean . they build another pool on the other side of the grounds by the old church. thank you again.