My Dad, Bernard N Taylor, was in Fort Clayton with Company E of the 33rd Inf. 3rd Platoon in 1935 for a Company photo on Christmas. I have the menu as well as the photo. He had just celebrated his 19th birthday.
My husband and I were stationed at Ft Davis from 1992-1994. My twins were born in Panama and have duel citizenship (we were lucky and were able to get a panama social security #'s for them). Now that they are 9yrs, they are very curious were they were born. Thanks every so much for your photos and memories. They very much want to visit. Once again THANKS.
I take pictures with my Digital camera I have lots of them
Great web site. I made my first trip to Panama in 1971 when I was in the Air Force, was TDY to Howard AFB. Returned in 1978 with the Air National Guard and made numerous trips with the guard to Panama. Last trip was in 1992. I always loved going to Panama, what I didn't like was watching it deteriorate from 1978 (when you know what happened) until my last trip there. Always had great times, going to Amador, trips to El Valle and the Hotel Campestre, Las Cascades Restaurant, shopping downtown, cold Panamanian beer, visiting Old Panama, riding the train over to Colon, the list could go on for awhile. Would love to go back sometime but I know it would not be the same. I have a copy of Panama Canal Review October 1, 1980; Focus on Panama Vol. 10 No.2 1980-81; and another Focus on Panama with no dates. Once again I love the web site, esp the web cams.
Hey you have a neat website. I was born and raised in Panama and went to Balboa Elementary, Curundu JHS, and BHS. My ethnic background is Panamanian. I just noticed that almost all of your pictures have Caucasians in them. I realize that most Zonians are White Americans but it would be nice if you had some actual fotos of how most Panamanians look. My social status was not a so called "Zonian" but my family has been in Panama since anyone can remember. My Great Grandfather helped build the Canal. I feel that if anything the people who have the true roots to the country should be acknowledged as well. This website brings good memories for me about Panama. It also brings some bad memories as far as how the so called "Zonians" used to segregate themselves from everyone else. In my opinion the true Zonians are the men who risked their lives trying to build the Panama Canal. These are the people who should be honored because if it wasn't for them we wouldn't have a Canal.
I would like to thank you for the special walk down memory lane. I was stationed at Ft. Davis as NCOIC of the Customer Service Unit Oct 84-87. I lived in temps at Coco Solo then moved to permanent quarters at 166-D Ft. Gulick later redesignated Ft. Espinar. I took off duty classes at Panama Canal College. Thanks once more for a walk down memory lane of probably my fondest memories in the military. A2J Jess
Bill, Outstanding!!! Hope to get some time to look at some more. Nancy
I got stationed at Fort Clayton in 1986 and worked at the Southern Command Network, Channel 8. I was a Master Control Operator, Studio assistant and then later in charge of both. I retired from the Army and decided to stay here. I like living here. I like your web site. SCN has a web site: www.scncz.com .
Beautiful and very well done.
Good background on the Arco Chato. Excellent reference books. While I have you on line, Bill, I wanted to report that I went to two inaugurations of sections to the INTEROCEANIC MUSEUM donated by the Varela and Boyd Famililes in the past two weeks. The Varela Section is dedicated to THE QUALITY OF LIFE DURING CONSTRUCTION DAYS and the Boyd Section is dedicated to THE AMERICAN ENGINEERS DURING THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CANAL. The young team I introduced you to did a great job putting the displays together. NOW you have another reason to return to Panama to see these two exhibits.
Bill The Flat Arch layout is a superb job. Thanks very much for another great trip in your time machine!
Stationed At Fort Sherman, RP from 1990 to 1992 NCO Academy USARSO Chief Instructor PLDC
I was stationed with USARSO DCSOPS from 1991 through 1996 and have been looking for current pictures of Fort Clayton, Corozal, Rodman and other installations. Yours has been the best site that I have visited. Outstanding Job. USA Retired.
I was born at gorgas hospital in august 1975. my dad was in the army & we lived in panama for three years. nice to see pictures of my 'home'.
Bill: Your web site is wonderful. Keep up the good work. We Americans who lived and worked there will never stop loving Panamas history, cultures, and the unforgettable varieties of Panamas natural beauty. Your web site is helping to preserve this for the future generations who never got to experience it except through the tales passed down from their relatives. I hope to be able to take all of our grand children to visit "home"