I love your site. It brings back many happy memories. I used to dive off the old Gamboa Bridge when I was a kid.( got my tail beat for it too) Thanks again for this trip down memory lane.
I have enjoyed this web-site so very much. With the great photos, stories and comments from the site's visitors, it is very well done. I lived in the Canal Zone from 1940 to 1956 when my family moved to California. I guess I shall always miss the Canal Zone and the wonderful life we had down there. So many good memories with good friends. I will always have a special spot in my heart for the Town of Cocoli where we lived for many years. That West Bank town was special to all the kids that grew up there. I would like to hear from any friends from those days.
This is such an amazing feat to put this together. I just found it at work today and will really get into it at home this weekend. I was stationed at Howard AFB from 1963-1965 and this brings up so many memories. I remember an amazing athlete from Balboa named Luther Quinn and I attended lots of his games while he was in HS at Balboa. I had a few libations with a great guy who is probably gone now. His name was Red and he was Fire Chief in Balboa. Again, great job and I will enjoy all the info. Thnx
Just wanted to let everyone know that my Preston E. Minton passed away Sunday, October 3, 2004. At The Hospital Nacional in Panama. He is survived by his wife Faye C. Minton. And anyone wanting to send flowers or condolence and sympathy cards to Faye can do so to Room 247 at the Hospital Nacional Ave. Cuba & 38th – 39th Street, Panama City, Panama Mr. Bruce Felps curator for the Corozal cemetery in the Panama has informed me that the burial service for Preston will be conducted after the Veteran's Day Ceremony on the 11th of November at 12:00 or 12:30 at the Corozal Cemetery in the Panama Canal Area.
Liked your photos. Fun to see CZ again. Lived there 1960-1970. Worked at Gorgas Hospital.