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J. Lucero
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Thu Apr 14, 2011 09:29
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Redcatchers,

The Fishnet also had a forward Tactical Operation Control (TOC)where General Davison and other top brass worked. The 298th Signal Platoon had a teletype for sending and receiving coded, top-secret information. There was also a switchboard called "Redcatcher Forward TOC Switchboard." From the switch was a patchwork of limas limas throughout the Fishnet. I relieved 298thers when they went on R&R on teletype and switchboard.

The greatest experience of being at Fishnet was getting to know Davison, who would mingle with the grunts, showing a true sincerity of the great man he was during his leadership. He would tell his troops to use the G.I. Bill

Coincidently, today is the day that Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in basebal. That historic moment paved the way for Gen. Davison in later years.

Does anyone have pictures of Fisnhet?

Lucero the Great!!!


  • fishnet jymjon, Wed Apr 13 20:07
    Thanks a lot. You sure have a good memory. I never had a good one to start with and it hasn''t got any better. I wasn't part of the fight crew( pilots,crew chief and door gunner) I was what they call ... more
    • More Fishnet — J. Lucero, Thu Apr 14 09:29
      • Fishnetjymjon, Fri Apr 15 00:17
        Interesting post. But you lost me on the relationship etqween Jackie Robinson and General Davison, outside the obvious fact they were both black. You give too much credit to Jackie Robinson and not... more
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          • Fishnet memoriesKen Pepiton, Mon Nov 21 22:41
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      • FishnetAnonymous, Thu Apr 14 22:28
        Interesting Post.But can't figure out what Jackie Robinson had anything to do with paving the way for General Davison as a brigade Commander outside of the obvious fact that they were both black. I... more
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      Thanks For Your Response. I Remember The "Can"! The Guys @ Como, Told Me To Place The Can Close To The Generator, 5 Min Or So...Presto,Hot Water. One Time When The Rains Came There Was A Water Fall... more
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