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6 days 21 hours ago USS Tom Green County Landing Ship with Lt. Colonel Roger Phillips, USN Executive Officer

Lt. Colonel Roger Phillips of Orlando served as United States Navy Executive Officer on the USS Tom Green County Landing Ship during the Vietnam War and sent a request for Gabriel's Sub Shop sandwiches back home.

Paul Gabriel responded by arranging for Gabriel Sub Shop sandwiches to be delivered to Lt. Phillips onboard the USS Tom Green County Landing Ship via helicopter from Saigon.

Listen as Paul's son, Kevin Gabriel, describes the event in this excerpt from an oral history...

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1 month 1 day ago Western Union Telegram to Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel, Gabriel Sub Shop

SANDWICHES ARRIVED 12 NOON FRI 03 MAY VIA HELO FROM SAIGON. CONDITION EXCELLENT AND FLAVOR SUPERB AS USUAL. WARDROOM JOINS ME IN EXPRESSING MANY MANY THANKS. ALL NOW ARE VOWING TO REQUEST NTC ORLANDO FOR NEXT DUTY STATION....

Listen as Kevin Gabriel of Gabriel's Sub Shop describes how the Gabriel family delivered Gabriel's sandwiches to their friend, Lt. Colonel Roger Phillips, stationed in Vietnam. LISTEN (20:28).

See March 22, 1968 letter below with the sandwich request....

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1 month 1 day ago Letter from Lt. Colonel Roger Phillips to Doris and Kevin Gabriel Requesting Gabriel's Sandwiches in Vietnam

22 March 68

Dong Tam, Vietnam

Dear Paul and Doris:

I thought you might be interested in to see a picture of my ship, the Landing Ship Tom Green County. At the time it was taken, I had the Conn and as you can see, had dropped the stern anchor and was about to put her high and dry on a beach which is right at the foot of Mt. Fuji in Japan.

Well, as I told you last October, I'd get into Vietnam again and we really are in country this time. As the address shows, we...

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1 month 2 weeks ago College Park Oral History Night with Kevin Gabriel of Gabriel's Sub Shop, Part V

College Park Oral History Night with Kevin Gabriel of Gabriel's Sub Shop recorded at the College Park Community Center, October 23, 2017.

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1 month 2 weeks ago College Park Oral History Night with Kevin Gabriel of Gabriel's Sub Shop, Part IV

College Park Oral History Night with Kevin Gabriel of Gabriel's Sub Shop recorded at the College Park Community Center, October 23, 2017.

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1 month 2 weeks ago College Park Oral History Night with Kevin Gabriel of Gabriel's Sub Shop, Part III

College Park Oral History Night with Kevin Gabriel of Gabriel's Sub Shop recorded at the College Park Community Center, October 23, 2017.

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1 month 2 weeks ago College Park Oral History Night with Kevin Gabriel of Gabriel's Sub Shop, Part II

College Park Oral History Night with Kevin Gabriel of Gabriel's Sub Shop recorded at the College Park Community Center, October 23, 2017.

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1 month 2 weeks ago College Park Oral History Night with Kevin Gabriel of Gabriel's Sub Shop, Part I

College Park Oral History Night with Kevin Gabriel of Gabriel's Sub Shop recorded at the College Park Community Center, October 23, 2017.

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1 month 2 weeks ago Barbara Stansbury in Little Lake Conway, circa 1940s

We just loved growing up there. There were lakes and trees to climb. And my grandmother had a huge property that was like four lots... the lake was fabulous and we had a big wooden dock down there. And that's all we did was swim and canoe. She had a BBQ pit down on the property with the covers and chairs and benches and tables. We ate out there about every weekend that was nice, cooking out. And orange trees - we had - you name a fruit it was on that property. There were orange, tangerines,...

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