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Where the Fugawee?

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Re: Where the Fugawee?
Post by BillT52   » Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:51 pm

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Mark Time wrote:
Well the Hikawis had to be acceptable for prime time TV back in the 60’s. The Fugawee’s would never have made it past the network censors.

P.S. - Why was it "F Troop"


I'm old enough to remember the show, but young enough that my vocabulary at the time was still missing some words, including the F one. Never occurred to me to ask that question.
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Re: Where the Fugawee?
Post by Keith_w   » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:32 am

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BillT52 wrote:
Mark Time wrote:
Well the Hikawis had to be acceptable for prime time TV back in the 60’s. The Fugawee’s would never have made it past the network censors.

P.S. - Why was it "F Troop"


I'm old enough to remember the show, but young enough that my vocabulary at the time was still missing some words, including the F one. Never occurred to me to ask that question.


I was also too young to consider the "F" in Troop due to lacking that variety of vocabulary, and to be perfectly honest, until today, still had not. As for the fukawee tribe, my experience with them was not as specific as detailed in the original explanatory post, being limited to an admission of probable membership in said tribe.

I must say that this has been the most entertaining thread in quite a while.
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Re: Where the Fugawee?
Post by selden   » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:37 am

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EdThomas wrote:The best I can do for maps is Buckley's latest map on the fifthimperium site.
1. Is that Cornell thing available to the average bear?
2. Where are more up-to-date maps than Fifthimperium's?
Many thanks.


What do you mean by "available"?

A 27Kx13K version can be downloaded from https://www.classe.cornell.edu/%7Eseb/c ... x.html#3.2

The software to view it projected on a globe also is readily available for download.

That version of the planetary map was created, with permission from David, by (imperfectly) scaling and overlaying the maps available at http://www.davidweber.net/downloads/ind ... t/series:6

I'm not aware of David having made available any more recent maps.
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Re: Where the Fugawee?
Post by evilauthor   » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:38 am

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Keith_w wrote:I was also too young to consider the "F" in Troop due to lacking that variety of vocabulary, and to be perfectly honest, until today, still had not. As for the fukawee tribe, my experience with them was not as specific as detailed in the original explanatory post, being limited to an admission of probable membership in said tribe.

I must say that this has been the most entertaining thread in quite a while.


Truth be told, I've always associated the "F" in F Troop to be a reference to school grades where an F grade meant Failure.
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Re: Where the Fugawee?
Post by EdThomas   » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:48 pm

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196th Light Infantry Brigade
ORDER OF BATTLE

Brigade Infantry & Brigade Artillery
2d Battalion, 1st Infantry
3d Battalion, 82d Artillery
3d Battalion, 21st Infantry
Brigade Reconnaissance
4th Battalion, 31st Infantry
Troop F, 8th Cavalry (Air)
1st Battalion, 46th Infantry
Troop F, 17th Cavalry (Armored)
1st Battalion, 1st Cavalry (Armored)
64th Inf. Plt. Combat Trackers
48th Scout Dog Platoon
196th LRRP (E/51 LRP)
Brigade Support
8th Support Battalion
175th Engineer Company
196th MP Platoon
23rd MP Company
408th Radio Research Det. (ASA)
635th MID Team 2
544th MP Plt.
687th Signal Company
196th Signal Co. (Prov)
27th Chemical Detachment
10th Public Information Detachment
HHD & BAND, 196th Support Bn (Prov)
569th MI Det
8th AA Platoon Second Civil Affairs Company

Arrived Vietnam: 14 August 1966
Departed Vietnam: 29 June 1972

Headquarters Locations:
Tay Ninh Aug 66-May 67
Chu Lai June 67-Oct 67
Tam Ky Nov 67-Mar 68
Phong Dien Apr 68-May 68
Hoi An Jun 68- Jun 68
Chu Lai Jul 68-Mar 71
Da Nang Apr 71-Jun 72
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Re: Where the Fugawee?
Post by Louis R   » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:10 am

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Yeah, I always assumed the F came from them being the 3rd troop in the 2nd company of their regiment. Not that I didn't go 'how appropriate' from time to time, but it was not particularly significant.

EdThomas wrote:196th Light Infantry Brigade
ORDER OF BATTLE

Brigade Infantry & Brigade Artillery
2d Battalion, 1st Infantry
3d Battalion, 82d Artillery
3d Battalion, 21st Infantry
Brigade Reconnaissance
4th Battalion, 31st Infantry
Troop F, 8th Cavalry (Air)
1st Battalion, 46th Infantry
Troop F, 17th Cavalry (Armored)
1st Battalion, 1st Cavalry (Armored)
64th Inf. Plt. Combat Trackers
48th Scout Dog Platoon
196th LRRP (E/51 LRP)
Brigade Support
8th Support Battalion
175th Engineer Company
196th MP Platoon
23rd MP Company
408th Radio Research Det. (ASA)
635th MID Team 2
544th MP Plt.
687th Signal Company
196th Signal Co. (Prov)
27th Chemical Detachment
10th Public Information Detachment
HHD & BAND, 196th Support Bn (Prov)
569th MI Det
8th AA Platoon Second Civil Affairs Company

Arrived Vietnam: 14 August 1966
Departed Vietnam: 29 June 1972

Headquarters Locations:
Tay Ninh Aug 66-May 67
Chu Lai June 67-Oct 67
Tam Ky Nov 67-Mar 68
Phong Dien Apr 68-May 68
Hoi An Jun 68- Jun 68
Chu Lai Jul 68-Mar 71
Da Nang Apr 71-Jun 72
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