SOTW 12-2-13: Downhill to Vietnam


Although it may look like Kentucky, Ken Henning, took these pictures at the zoo (Tiergarten) in Nuremberg, Germany in 1968. Pictured are American GIs from California enjoying a downhill session. Ken says this was the first time he ever saw anyone on a skateboard. The guys in these photos eventually shipped out to Vietnam, and Ken doesn’t know what became of them. Additional photo after the jump.

- Thanks to David Brosch for the photos.



  1. “Charlie don’t skate” – Robert Duvall

  2. The lumberjack on the left has a Roller Derby Mustang tucked under his arm.

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