A few days ago, I received an email from a man who said his dad, Vic Vessakosal, had been around the Overland Mark 2. His email goes on to say that his dad went to high school then worked at R.G. LeTourneau, Inc. He also knew H.D. “Red” Reynolds, or “Mr. Reynolds” as his dad imparted upon him. His family has a number of his wildlife nature paintings and had no clue that Red painted for R.G. LeTourneau, Inc. His son Timmy said, “I knew him as a kid in the 1970s but, he was just Mr Reynolds to me.”

Timmy’s dad came from Thailand and attended LeTourneau University, while working at R.G. LeTourneau, Inc. I’ll talk more about Vic Vessakosal and his ties to a Thailand Colonel in my book.

Vic standing in front of the Overland Mark 2. Image courtesy Timmy Vessakosal
Vic Vessakosal, second from front, at the Longview, TX R.G. LeTourneau, Inc. factory. Image courtesy Timmy Vessakosal
Vic Vessakosal at the Longview, TX factory. Image courtesy Timmy Vessakosal.