Great. I was stationed at Clayton 1958-1960 then managed an office doing a Master Plan of all DOD bases 1968-69. I made copies of a bunch of old defense plans while I was there.
Really enjoy since my father served and played baseball there for the 8thAAF in the early '40's Albrook Bombers won the CZ Championship in '41. dad was catcher on that team.
excellent site....very enjoyable.!!!
Bill: This is an excellent presentation. You brought back many memories. We lived at Ft. Davis from 1952-53 where my dad was the post commander. I will be happy to share some photos, if you like.
I live at Ft. Clayton from 53-55. I was a 1954 grad of BHS. A fair photo collection for there, too.
I made a return visit in Feb 1999. Perhaps, like so many others, the CZ will always have very fond memories. Thanks for your efforts to save so much for the rest of us.
for all the memories Thanks , Bill Unde , BHS class of 1952, and CZJC 1954.
What I would like to see on this site is some inkling to the ORIGINAL ZONIANS-the men who put their hearts and soul's in to the construction of the Big Ditch. That's what my Great Uncle and Grandfather called it. They were operating engineers on the 70-80- ton Bucyrus steam shovels during the construction of the canal. Now maybe there might be some records of these men in some Panamanian Archive. That would help me continue to write my families history. Do you know where I could find such information? Uncle-William E. Wade lived in Pedro Miguel-Grandfather William B. Webster and family lived in Balboa. These men were the first "Zonians". Margaret
Hey Bill, The site looks great. Good seeing you at the reunion. CD Sales have been fantastic for Panama 'LAST MAN OUT" We just got set up for credit card orders today to make things easier to order. Check us out at www.czmusic.com . Adios, Robert Bryan---Thanks for all your help!
Very impressive site. I loved the photos and they brought back memories. I only lived in the CZ (1954-1955) stationed at Fort Clayton. In the 45th Armored Cav. Recon Bn and then the 23rd Recon Co. I brought my wife to the CZ. We rented "vacation quarters" in Pedro Miguel, Diablo Hts. and in Panama City across from the Ancon Post Office. I was there when Pres. Remon was assassinated and it was an exciting time.
It is hard for my friends to understand how much I loved the short period of time I lived there. It was tempting to re-up and stay longer. I returned in 1976 to set up a corporation. Also, my corporate employer worked on computerizing the Canal.
I will never forget my time in Panama and will visit this site often. Jack Rudder
What a great job you've done on this!! I know everyone will appreciate all the hard work you've put into this. THANKS SO MUCH!
I am a student and I have a Spanish project to do! I need to know the price of a loaf of bread in Panama! Please help me find it! Thanks, Erin
CHS Class of 1975 Hi to all
This is a GREAT!! Website!! I miss home so much and this really made all the memories of this beautiful, tropical isthmus all come back!! Thank You!!!