I was at Guam and UT at the same times as Rick and actually remember him. Remember well dragging around the "heavies"! Also remember working working quite a few days straight during the bombing of Hanoi. 

Worst thing I can remember happening was when one of the HD radiators broke on a D model and all of the coolent drained down into the bay below it and covered 2 T28s. We had to replace all 3 boxes covered with DC200.

The easiest way to carry one was to carry two. Grab the top handle with each hand and lift with your legs. You'll be balanced. You could get from the back of the van to the 47 section hatch - about 30 feet and that's about it. That was 45 years ago. Wouldn't even think about it now.