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BEN RUMSON (AKA Dean Springer)

Turtle

KAILUA KONA HONU POND, US

Kailua Kona

HI

United States

Origin Story:

As the newest artillery forward observer assigned to the 2nd BN 9th FA in Pleiku, Vietnam one of my buddies there initiated me into the Turtle Club in late December, 1966. It had become a tradition for those of us who were attached to an infantry company to become a Turtle. We had no certificates or member cards of course but we certainly failed to answer the questions with clean minds but after 4 shots of 151 rum it didn't matter.