Hello, I went through JOTC at Fort Sherman back in 1993. I had a geat time there with my buddies. The pictures on this site brought back a lot of great memories. There are places at Fort Sherman that I had forgotten all about until I saw those pictures. I would love to go back again one of these days and look the place over. I left traces of myself carved into trees and I would love to see if they are still there. Thank You Shaun Gray
Born and raised in the CZ. Graduated from BHS in '65. We go back to visit every two years just to check up on things and get our Ron Cortez and ceviche fix. Teddy R. must be rolling over in his grave thanks to Jimmy C. Miss the deep sea fishing and the all around great life we had there. Love your site. Keep it moving. I'll check in regularly now that I know it's there. I've got it on my "favorites". Hasta, Steve Clarke
Great site, I was in Panama from Aug 49 until Dec 51 assigned to the 20 and 548 TH MP Co. Wonderful duty and bunch of guys.
Being a Zonian and going to website brought many good memories of Panama. I make a visit once a year to visit my Panamanian family is great, but it will never be the same from what I remember as a kid. Talk about a tropical paradise and people in Panama being so friendly. Thanks for the wonderful website.....
What a website!! I was stationed at Fort Clayton, from 1964-66. I was an MP in the 534th MP Co. I investigated accidents that involved military personnel and their dependents, in the zone and the Republic of Panama. I spent a lot of time working hand in hand with the CZP and wish I was in contact with some of the guys who left the MP's and became CZP's. I was on the eligibity list, for the CZP, but was unexpectly transferred to Fort Ord, Cal. I became a deputy sheriff in Monterey County, California. I have a black and white photo of me, in uniform, along with a CZP Officer, standing on the side our patrol cards, in 1965. I would like to forward it to you, as I would like to post it to your website. Respectfully, Pat DuVal
Great website. I was stationed at Howard AFB from 5/86 til 5/90. Great times in Panama, really nice people. Was there for Just Cause, what a time that was. Would be interested in talking to anyone that was in the 24th Trans sq. during that time. Please feel free to e-mail me.
your site is an interesting one and the only one of its kind i've been able to find. i was stationed at Howard and worked at Albrook from a few days after the invasion, TDY for about 6 months. it was horrible and wonderful and to this day i still dream about Panama. If anyone reads this and remembers these animals that travelled in packs, they ate mangoes that had fallen off their trees and I think we called them "kutu-mundi" (like a cross between a raccoon and a moneky) but i'm probably spelling it wrong, PLEASE email me and if there's any question I will email you back with photos of these cute, wiley little characters. I'm trying to find them online and don't even know where to start, must have the name wrong... anyone at all who knows what they are, please email me. Great Site!
estoy interesado en comprar fotos del fuerte clayton y de su historia. actualmente vivo en la casa 419B en el fuerte clayton. quiero tener informacion sobre el pasado de esta zona.
I am searching for any info. on my mother's family: her name was Dorothy Mae Wirtz, born in Panama in 1910. Her father, William Wirtz, was the paymaster for the Canal Zone. She graduated from (I believe) Cristobal High School in 1928. I am also searching for any info on my father: his name was Carroll Houx. His family lived in the Volcane; and owned a coffee plantation. Thanks a lot!
I was browsing the net for info on the Canal Zone when I found your site. My Father who was a corporal at the time, and probably made Sgt. was stationed there in the 30's. He was in communications and I have one picture of him and 6 others sitting in the jungle with their radio equipment with them dated 1934 A.S.R.S. If you know any one who was stationed in the CZ during the 30's I would like to hear from them. I also have 5 more pictures of sites there. Dad was KIA in Korea in 1950 and I'm trying to gather as much info as I can for myself and to leave for my kids and grandkids. Thanks for the site.
Great site!!!...I was born in Gorgas Hospital in 1951 when my father was in the Navy.
Like your site ---- wonderful pictures! ---- bj
As a dependant member of the Eugene Parker F.A.A. Clan we lived in Cardenas Village from 1973 to 1977. I attended Curundu Jr. High and Balboa High School. I sat in the Cardenas Village Bus Stops. Ceviche, Chicha, El Chocho Quilts, Mola's, David, Chiriqui, Albrook, Ft. Clayton, Coin Collecting, Bottle Collecting, Bowling and Baseball at Albrook AFB, Baseball friendship series to Nicaragua, My $3.00 Tattoo, Napoli's Pizza, the French Cut, Cerveza Panama, Rita Cruz, Deanna Lohse, Kim Ave and Ginny Dolan. Class of 1977. Rev. Elmer Bueno.
Great web site..me trajo muchas memorias. Yo soy un medico panameno que se entreno en el Hospital gorgas. Tienes alguna foto del Hospital Gorgas? I will pass the information about this web sites to other expatriates and former Zonians. Thanks for the memories
Great web site; thanks........... Wow, memories of the CZ are flooding back, not unlike the torrential rains. Visited Albrook AFB in 1971,72, and 73 for weeks at a time. Stayed with Gus and Vickie and made many friends...Tom, anyone, remember me??? Would love to hear from you. Charley
Hey, Bill! Just visited your site - again - and wanted to thank you for posting the picture of our very own "Raps" on Memorial Weekend. Bless them all, past, present and future, and thanks for honoring them on your site.