Peruvian Earthquake


  • I was stationed at Ft. Gulick in the Canal Zone with the 8th Special forces Group when this occurred. Myself and one other radio operator were sent the morning of the quake to provide communication. Being fluent in Spanish, we also acted as interpreters in the villages. I spent many weeks living in a tent and was there when Patricia Nixon visited. The devastation was incredible.

  • rene van wngaarden

    We visited Peru in 2014 and was privileged enough to visit the places where these terrible landslides were. My sister in law lost an great number of relatives and up to now its been hard for her to talk about it.

  • It sounds like your visit to Peru back in June of 1970 was more pleasurable than my own. I was the USAF Combat Control Ssgt who spent weeks camping in Anta to build and control the runway there.

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