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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:20 AM

Today is Veteran's Day. Please check in if you are a veteran, or if you love one.

SSGT Scuba, USAF

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Reply Today is Veteran's Day. Please check in if you are a veteran, or if you love one. (Original post)
Scuba Nov 2012 OP
a geek named Bob Nov 2012 #1
Tigress DEM Nov 2012 #2
TVet Nov 2012 #3
DiverDave Nov 2012 #4
tabasco Nov 2012 #5
mailman82 Nov 2012 #6
Freddie Nov 2012 #7
CabCurious Nov 2012 #8
lpbk2713 Nov 2012 #9
Neutrino_603 Nov 2012 #10
smaug Nov 2012 #11
hobbit709 Nov 2012 #12
IBEWVET Nov 2012 #13
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #14
Aristus Nov 2012 #34
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #46
Demonaut Nov 2012 #15
eqfan592 Nov 2012 #16
glacierbay Nov 2012 #17
IBEWVET Nov 2012 #20
glacierbay Nov 2012 #21
unhappycamper Nov 2012 #118
glacierbay Nov 2012 #119
IBEWVET Nov 2012 #120
HereSince1628 Nov 2012 #18
Scuba Nov 2012 #19
Vox Moi Nov 2012 #37
Pathwalker Nov 2012 #22
dmosh42 Nov 2012 #23
phylny Nov 2012 #24
rdmtimp Nov 2012 #25
PETRUS Nov 2012 #26
Tierra_y_Libertad Nov 2012 #27
FightingIrish Nov 2012 #28
cynatnite Nov 2012 #29
Glorfindel Nov 2012 #30
Wounded Bear Nov 2012 #31
OldDem2012 Nov 2012 #32
Aristus Nov 2012 #33
graywarrior Nov 2012 #35
Vox Moi Nov 2012 #36
Amonester Nov 2012 #38
Mugu Nov 2012 #39
Tikki Nov 2012 #102
mrmpa Nov 2012 #40
KatyAnn Nov 2012 #41
cliffordu Nov 2012 #42
11 Bravo Nov 2012 #43
craigmatic Nov 2012 #44
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #45
Elwood P Dowd Nov 2012 #47
jdadd Nov 2012 #48
mnhtnbb Nov 2012 #49
Jay1972 Nov 2012 #50
LP2K12 Nov 2012 #51
DemoTex Nov 2012 #52
Skittles Nov 2012 #135
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #136
Siwsan Nov 2012 #53
Royal Sloan 09 Nov 2012 #54
Adsos Letter Nov 2012 #55
jdadd Nov 2012 #101
Adsos Letter Nov 2012 #107
jdadd Nov 2012 #117
Adsos Letter Nov 2012 #132
jdadd Nov 2012 #134
OriginalGeek Nov 2012 #56
More_liberal_than_mo Nov 2012 #57
More_liberal_than_mo Nov 2012 #59
abolugi Nov 2012 #58
DonViejo Nov 2012 #60
HereSince1628 Nov 2012 #62
Brother Buzz Nov 2012 #61
roguevalley Nov 2012 #63
kairos12 Nov 2012 #64
SaveAmerica Nov 2012 #65
SaveAmerica Nov 2012 #67
hootinholler Nov 2012 #66
tkmorris Nov 2012 #68
OkieGranny Nov 2012 #69
hack89 Nov 2012 #70
amandabeech Nov 2012 #71
WooWooWoo Nov 2012 #72
VMA131Marine Nov 2012 #73
Tikki Nov 2012 #74
MadrasT Nov 2012 #75
ailsagirl Nov 2012 #76
Tyche Nov 2012 #83
ailsagirl Nov 2012 #86
dchill Nov 2012 #77
pinto Nov 2012 #78
rppper Nov 2012 #79
madrchsod Nov 2012 #80
Major Hogwash Nov 2012 #81
Tyche Nov 2012 #82
virgdem Nov 2012 #84
Stinky The Clown Nov 2012 #85
oneshooter Nov 2012 #87
patrice Nov 2012 #88
patrice Nov 2012 #89
doc03 Nov 2012 #90
karmaqueen Nov 2012 #91
upaloopa Nov 2012 #92
Ikonoklast Nov 2012 #93
underpants Nov 2012 #94
Veruca Salt Nov 2012 #95
stevenleser Nov 2012 #96
Skittles Nov 2012 #128
stevenleser Nov 2012 #129
Skittles Nov 2012 #130
Release The Hounds Nov 2012 #97
Autumn Nov 2012 #98
MrScorpio Nov 2012 #99
maveric56 Nov 2012 #100
Tyche Nov 2012 #103
maveric56 Nov 2012 #127
vankuria Nov 2012 #104
beac Nov 2012 #105
Libertas1776 Nov 2012 #106
aandegoons Nov 2012 #108
BlancheSplanchnik Nov 2012 #109
yortsed snacilbuper Nov 2012 #110
Sparky 1 Nov 2012 #111
Batt1eRatt1e Nov 2012 #112
shanti Nov 2012 #113
catchnrelease Nov 2012 #114
1620rock Nov 2012 #115
Jim Lane Nov 2012 #116
Scuba Nov 2012 #122
YankeyMCC Nov 2012 #121
JustABozoOnThisBus Nov 2012 #123
rocktivity Nov 2012 #124
Bobbie Jo Nov 2012 #125
Skittles Nov 2012 #126
loli phabay Nov 2012 #131
CatWoman Nov 2012 #133

Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:41 AM

1. My father served in Vietnam, medically retired as LCDR, USN

 

recently passed on.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:47 AM

2. My DAD

Army - Korean Conflict

My D-I-L's
Father - Marine
Brother - Marine

My Cousin - Airforce
His S-I-L - AD USAF

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:01 AM

3. Happy Veterans Day to everyone

plus all the LGBT vets.


Salute to my friend, Walt Fletcher, who passed on November 1.





Radio/RadarWOman
Vietnam, U.S.S. Somers D.D.G.34 1972

Sharon

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:12 AM

4. To refute the RW meme that all vets are rethugs.

I proudly vote Democratic, because I give a shit.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:34 AM

5. Army Infantry

Ranger qualified

10 years

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:36 AM

6. Vietnam Veteran

USMC 1967,medically retired 1970! Thanks to all my brothers and sisters who served! Especially my two sons!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:37 AM

7. My Dad, a WWII vet, age 90

And my FIL, a Korean War vet, age 80

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:39 AM

8. TY @ men & women of the military nt

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:41 AM

9. USN 65 - 69




I put my flag out this morning.


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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:43 AM

10. Have a good Veteran's Day

BUC, (SCW), USN, Retired
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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:59 AM

11. I'm a Navy veteran eom

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:01 AM

12. USAF 70-73

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:17 AM

13. Army Vietnam "69"

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:56 AM

14. Army Infantry - Vietnam '69-'70

My username was my last radio callsign in-country.

Captain pinboy3niner, AUS-Ret.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #14)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:28 PM

34. THAT explains it!

I always knew your user name was military in nature. I just didn't know the connection.

Happy Veterans Day, pinboy!

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Response to Aristus (Reply #34)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:19 PM

46. :)

Happy Veterans Day back, Aristus! Looking good in your photo downthread!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:09 AM

15. Photographers Mate Third Class USN 1981-1986

I shot a lot of people but no one died

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:14 AM

16. My dad. 22 years Army, Nam era vet.

Thanks a ton to him and to all our vets!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:23 AM

17. Happy Veterans Day everyone

 

Last edited Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:09 AM - Edit history (1)

US Army
25th ID
RVN 1969-1971

Dad flew the P-38 Lockheed Lighting in the Pacific Theater during WWII.



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Response to glacierbay (Reply #17)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:34 AM

20. Happy Veterans day glacierbay

I was in the 25th in 69. 65th eng. bn Dau Tieng.
TROPIC LIGHTNING glad you made it.

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Response to IBEWVET (Reply #20)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:12 AM

21. Welcome Home Brother

 

2/12 Cu Chi.

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Response to glacierbay (Reply #17)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:08 AM

118. Hey glacierbay!

I was the NCOIC of the MARS station in Cu Chi (after I got back from Cambodia in 1970). Any chance you made a call home thru AB8AJ?

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Response to unhappycamper (Reply #118)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:23 AM

119. I sure did

 

I really don't remember what dates, but yep, I did. Who knows, we may very well have met.

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Response to unhappycamper (Reply #118)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:02 AM

120. unhappycamper

I left Cu Chi the first of March and got a mars call from Cu Chi from my buddy on March 14th.He called the church where I was getting married. Happy Veterans Day!!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:32 AM

18. Checking in for a few who can't...

Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee.


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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #18)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:33 AM

19. Plus one quiet one.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #18)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:50 PM

37. Thank you.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:35 AM

22. My Uncles-WW2, My Father-Korea, both my Brothers &

several Cousins-Vietnam, & my Eldest Son-Gulf War 1. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines.
Happy Veterans Day.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:36 AM

23. USN-1960-66- 2nd class PO

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:49 AM

24. My husband was a

First Lieutenant, Airborne Ranger. Love him with all my heart.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:52 AM

25. My father (a proud Dem) who passed away in 2007...

Air Force, 21 years, Chief Master Sgt. Served in both Korea and Vietnam.

Also my brother, 8 years Air Force (still alive, still proud Dem).

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:54 AM

26. My family is full of 'em.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:54 AM

27. Marine Crotch '61 - '65

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:55 AM

28. USN 67-71 Patrol Squadron 48

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:55 AM

29. Husband infantry and I was a medic in the Army. n/t

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:17 PM

30. US Army, 66-68; Vietnam, Dec. 66 - Dec. 67

I worked at Headquarters, I Field Force Vietnam, in the Grand Hotel in Nha Trang. It's a pretty city. Some interesting pictures someone else posted here:

http://www.459thsignal.org/Nha%20Trang%20Photos.htm

Also, my brother served in Korea and four of my uncles served in World War II.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:19 PM

31. SSgt Utz, reporting as ordered!

1970-77

Union Street Marble Champs!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:24 PM

32. US Navy, 1976-1981....

....Naval Gunfire Liaison Officer assigned to the US Marines at 2nd BN, 11th Marines, Camp Las Pulgas, Camp Pendleton, CA.

There is an unbroken chain of veterans in my family line going back to the Revolutionary War.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:26 PM

33. Checking in makes me feel like I'm strutting or swaggering.

But I agree we need to show lurking trolls that we, too, serve our country with honor.

My grandfather, U.S. Coast Guard, World War II:



My father, U.S. Army, Vietnam War:



Me. 19Kilo, M1A1 Abrams Main Battle tanker, 1989-1993. Gulf War, 1991:

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Response to Aristus (Reply #33)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:33 PM

35. Very cool!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:47 PM

36. USMC, Vietnam Era

.... during an illegal war.

Many of us had serious problems with being in the service during a war we had come to detest during our time of service.
Some of us protested the war (this was a legal activity).
Some of us spent time in jail (not so very legally) for doing so.
I did both.
I also did my job, followed orders, was promoted several times, was invited to re-enlist and discharged honorably.
I went to college after discharge and told few people about where I had been.

I have never been at peace with my service and do not ask for thanks.

In a war like Viet Nam , honor is due those who followed their conscience and supported the war or objected to it.

I did both and survived but I claim no honor for it.
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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:53 PM

38. LJL, RCAF (Royal Canadian AF)

RIP, Dad.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:00 PM

39. USN 75-79, CV-64

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Response to Mugu (Reply #39)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:47 PM

102. Hey Mugu...



Just to let you know we are doing extra fine out here in Pt. Mugu land.

This Congressional District elected the first Democratic Congressperson in 70 years
and the first woman, ever.

Our Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D) CA-26th.



Tikki

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:01 PM

40. My Dad, US Marine Corps 1947-61...........

Korean War Vet, Chosin Reservoir survivor. Left flowers at his grave yesterday in honor of Veterans Day & the Marine Corps Birthday. Gone too soon in 2000, 3 weeks shy of his 71st birthday.

He was also a a proud Democrat & Union member.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:06 PM

41. Served USAF 1981-1984

Husband USAF

Dad WWII, Normandy, Liberated France, Battle of the Bulge.
A member of the Bloody Bucket.....28th Infantry Division.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:08 PM

42. Checking in. E-3, US army.

In country 1970.

I was trained to be a helicopter mechanic...but they saw my shooting scores from Basic training and I was given a rifle and a scope and the last 40 foot tower at the south side of the Hai Van pass.......




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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:08 PM

43. US Army ... VietNam '70-'71

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:10 PM

44. I had 2 uncles who faught in Vietman. It must've been hell on my grandmother.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:10 PM

45. Yup, hubby

And I am from somewhere else...we share that...

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:22 PM

47. Army 1970-1972 (nm)

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:38 PM

48. E5 US Army 69/71 Germany

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:38 PM

49. Hubby is Major, USAF (Retired) service during the Vietnam War.

My 93 year old uncle served in the Army as an airplane mechanic in the Pacific
WW II.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:39 PM

50. CWO4 USCG 74-04

My dad was in USN 44-46

My grandfather enlisted in the English Army during WWI before the US entered the war. He met my grandmother in Wales and brought her back to USA.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:41 PM

51. US Army. 2004-2010

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:47 PM

52. Vietnam 70-71

1st Radio Research Co. (AVN) - US Army (flying out of Naval Air Facility - Cam Rahn Bay)

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Response to DemoTex (Reply #52)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 07:32 PM

135. that looks like a 70's porn 'stache

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Response to Skittles (Reply #135)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 07:40 PM

136. ROFL!

Mac's gonna be laughing his ass off when he sees that!




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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:47 PM

53. Navy Veteran - 6 years

My father was a Marine, and served in Truman's honor guard
My uncle was with Patton's army at the Battle of the Bulge
Another uncle served in the Pacific war, and his ship was hit by a torpedo
My great-uncle served in France, during World War l
The rest of the family history goes back to the Revolutionary War

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:00 PM

54. USAF, SSgt

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:04 PM

55. U.S. Army. 3/2 ACR, 1972-1975. Toujours Pret.

Reporting as ordered.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #55)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:47 PM

101. Toujours Pret, Brother....1/2 ACR Bayreuth (Howitzer Battery)

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Response to jdadd (Reply #101)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:40 PM

107. Toujours Pret, Bro...Amberg, 3/2, also How. Btry., M109-A1's.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #107)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:01 AM

117. I spent two weeks "TDY" in Amberg....

Some kind of school, can't remember now....We also had M-109s 155mm...Here's a pic of F.O.s Taken at Graff, July of 71...

Chow time

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Response to jdadd (Reply #117)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:44 PM

132. Hey, I recognize those jeeps!

My assistant driver in FO's on the bunker line at Graf:



Rounds landing in the impact area:



Me, on top of our gun when I was on the gun crew before being transferred to the FO section:

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #132)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:21 PM

134. Nice Pics.....

I'd forgotten about the view from the bunker line. I thought I had some shots of the impact area, maybe they are on some 35mm slides I haven't scanned yet. Converting slides to JPEGs is my snowbound days project. I was the motor sergeant, I got all over the place when we were in the field.

I'm on the left, (the Kent State sweatshirt really bugged the Lifers) this is my 1953 Beetle 1100....What a dog, barely enough power to pull itself up a hill, in second gear....LOL My buddy Lyle, died in 2008. I stayed in touch with him after ETS

I went back to Bayreuth in 92, just missed the 2nd AC, they were sent back to the states after Dessert Storm....

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:20 PM

56. Checking in for my Grandpa

Retired CWO Airforce. WWII and Korea. 91 years old and one of the most quietly amazing men I've ever known.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:23 PM

57. US Navy

1967-1975
8 years 3 months 1 day
left as ET1 (Electronics Tech First Class Petty Officer)

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Response to More_liberal_than_mo (Reply #57)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:25 PM

59. Forgot to mention

My son, US Marine Corps 2003-2007, Corporal with 2 tours in Iraq

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:24 PM

58. Married to a Vietnam Veteran

USN 1965-1969
Stationed on aircraft carrier USS Hancock ( and he is deaf as a doornail because of it! )

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:50 PM

60. U.S. Army, ASA, 1969 - 1977 n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #60)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:42 PM

62. Also ASA 31J20b3, You'll appreciate this...

For everyone else...you need this pic of our shoulder patch to understand the references to color



THE BALLAD OF THE ASA
Anonymous – Many sources
To the tune of 'The Ballad of the Green Berets",
By SSgt Barry Sadler

Black is for the night we fear
Blue’s for water-- we don't go near
White is for the flag we fly
Yellow is the reason why.

Red is for the blood we shed
As you see, there is no red
'T**less WACs', that's what they say
about the men of the ASA.

Fighting soldiers jump and die
But we're the ones who sit and cry
One hundred men will jump today
but not a one from the ASA.

Drunken soldiers, always high
Dropouts from old Sigma Chi
Men who bullshit all the way
We're the men of the ASA.

We're not trained to fight or kill
But we'll always drink our fill
Men who drink can seldom fight
And ASA drinks day and night!

Trained to go from bar to bar
That's a war that's best by far
"Another round," someone insists,
"we give a shit for dahs and dits."

On a mid, a trick chief waits
For his men who’re always late
Men who drink among the best
'Another round', their last request.

Headphones humming in our ears
We've been cleared, so we're not q****s
One hundred men will test today
But only one makes the ASA.

A teal blue scarf 'round my son's neck
Would make my son a nervous wreck
One hundred men re-upped today
But not a one for the ASA.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:55 PM

61. Veteran, Army of the United States (AUS)

Rumsfeld is still an asshole

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:58 PM

63. Okay. :D

Robert Alonza Paxton-Civil War
Rowland Bruce Bishop-First World War
Alan Murray Bishop-Navy, WWII (my sweet dad)
Bruce Alexander Bishop-Air Force WWII
David A. Bishop-Navy WWII
Forest Paxton-Army -WWII paratrooper, Arnhem vet
John W. Paxton-Army, WWII fell at Boughainville survived
(There are about fifteen other cousins who served. Some were hurt but all my WWII family survived)
Josh Crouse-Army, Bosnian War

This doesn't count the dozens of relatives who fought in every war from the War for Independence to my brother's guard duty during Viet Nam (His draft number was 2. That's how his luck went. He was lucky to get into the guard. He would have bit it there, I know)

Other grandparents and a few girl cousins as well have served.

RIP most of you. You are remembered and loved as long as I live.

RV, proud to tell you about them

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:01 PM

64. Vet

Army Ranger

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:02 PM

65. I love many!!

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Response to SaveAmerica (Reply #65)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:02 PM

67. Oh wait, that didn't come out right!!

Many people in my family are Veterans and I called lots of Veterans friends. They are a special breed of people!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:02 PM

66. I R 1 n/t

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:04 PM

68. ET2 USN 87-93

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:11 PM

69. My dad

on the far left with his B-17 bomber crew in WWII Europe. He was 18 years old.



Also proud of my Uncle Rich, USMC, veteran of Vietnam, Bosnia, and Iraq.

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:13 PM

70. Retired USN.

My dad retired Army
My brother four years Army

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:15 PM

71. No. 1--To my Dad, U.S. Navy, WWII, PO1, Aviation Metalsmith 1.

Also, and in semi=chronological order of service:

My great uncle X3--Grand Army of the Republic (union army), Civil War, Michigan artillery.

My grandfather and his brother, my great-uncle, U.S. Army, g-u received purple heart.

My uncle (mother's brother), Tech. Sargent, U.S. Army Air Force, tail gunner and radioman in bomber in Pacific Theater

My uncle (my Dad's brother-in-law), PO1, U.S. Navy, WWII.

My aunt (mother's sister), Captain and Flight Nurse, U.S. Air Force, Korean Conflict

My uncle (my aunt's husband), Captain and Pilot, U.S. Air Force, Korean Conflict.

All are gone now, but I hope to see them again in a better place.

Amandabeech

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:16 PM

72. still active duty....so I guess I qualify as a veteran, right?

served in Afghanistan, OEF 10-11.

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:20 PM

73. USMCR 1982-90

Sgt, Aviation Ordnanceman

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:20 PM

74. My husband....U. S. Army...

drafted...did the 2 years (1968~1970)...no regrets...



Tikki

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:27 PM

75. Proud Daughter of a Union Veteran

Great great grandfather fought with the 98th PA Volunteers 1861-1865.

Grandpop WWII vet.

Dad served post Korea.

And my husband of 20 years (now deceased) served during Cold War.



Love vets.

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #76)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:06 PM

83. Happy Birthday!

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:11 PM

86. Thank you!

You'll find as you get older that it starts becoming "just another day," but nonetheless an enjoyable one.

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:36 PM

77. My dad, SSgt. WWII.

Belgium - 1944-45.

DU Vets: Thank you for your service.

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:52 PM

78. My brother-in-law, VietNam War vet.

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:01 PM

79. A list here....

Active duty.... I have a niece and nephew in the army, both staff sgt's....

Retired/out...:
-myself, us navy, submarines
-Father...:retired sgt. Major, army (green beret)
-two brothers....us army airborne, oldest served In Vietnam, the other during the early 80s
- my mom had numerous family members who served in the navy and coast guard during WW2 and every war since the French/Indian war....

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:04 PM

80. brother in law .. Vietnam vet

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:05 PM

81. I like Veteran's Day.

It reminds me why I am a Democrat.

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:05 PM

82. My son is in Marine boot camp right now

My brother, father, and grandfather also served (Navy, Army, Army respectively).

I'm sorry my son is missing all the fun (he's a progressive).

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:07 PM

84. US Navy...

Husband-U.S. Navy (Active) 1970-1993 Retired

Me-US Naval Reserve (12 years)

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:08 PM

85. Here is another thread. Wish we could merge them.

I didn't see yours when i started mine.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021790330

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:14 PM

87. USMC E5 1970-78 RVN 1972-74

My Dad USAF Airman 1st Class 1950-53 ROK 1951-53

My Son US Army Spec. 2008-present Afghanistan 2011

My Nephew US Army E5 2000-2012 Iraq 4 tours

My Nephew USMC Corp 2004-2008 Iraq 2 tours

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:24 PM

88. Ssgt, Aurora CO Tech school & NCO Leadership academy Knxvle, KY & Military familis

My Army nephew was part of Shock & Awe, and there is a navy nuclear engineer in my family.

I am a Veteran, so were both of my husbands, several of my brothers, and many others in my family.

There is a Marine in my family who has had 3 tours in Afghanistan. He's home now, thank goodness!

Peace! to all!

:p

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:27 PM

89. I'm also an honorary TX A&M Aggie, for graduate work at College Station TX,

great school at the time.

pi

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:28 PM

90. Army 1968-1970 n/t

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:31 PM

91. I was a Chaplain's Assistant in the Army..

Ft. Wadsworth NY Ft Hamilton NY & Ft Meade MD in the seventies..My husband was in the ASA Army Security Agency, and we lived in Sinop Turkey & Arlington VA.. We had some good times and met some good people.

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:38 PM

92. Vietnam 67-68 US Army

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:44 PM

93. My Dad. Marine Corp, Korean Conflict. Purple Heart.

My grandfather, WWI, France, AEF.

Second from the right, back row.



Grandpa was a cook back when the Army did everything, including baking the bread, in the field.





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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:44 PM

94. Cav Scout 1990-1993

gunner on a Bradley Fighting Vehicle

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:26 PM

95. My little bro

Afghanistan, now home and doing good work in DC.

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:27 PM

96. Former enlisted USAF here! nt

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Response to stevenleser (Reply #96)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:55 PM

128. et tu, Steven?


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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:28 PM

129. That is you?!?!?

That uniform looks early 1980's era. I enlisted in 1989

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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:38 PM

130. yeah that's right, tell everyone how old I am

actually it's from the 70's

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:28 PM

97. US Army 1992-97

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:30 PM

98. Wife of a Vietnam Veteran. k/r

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:31 PM

99. TSgt Ret USAF

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:34 PM

100. My son

He's in the Army at Ft. Stewart, GA. Will be deploying to Afghanistan in January.
I SO hope that they change his orders.

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:56 PM

103. I hope so too!

I will be thinking good thoughts for him

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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:55 PM

127. Thank You Tyche

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:57 PM

104. My Husband, Dad and 2 Uncles

My husband is a 21 yr. Army veteran having served in Desert Storm and Haiti. My Dad and Uncles all served in WWII. All are true patriots and I'm very proud of their service and hate when repubs start talking about their monopoly on patriotsim. When they go off on a rant about us terrible Liberals I tell them about my Husband's service to his country and ask them to please tell him what they think of us Dem's. That shuts them the hell up everytime!

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:00 PM

105. Grandfather, father, uncle and many, many cousins.

All U.S. Navy.

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:10 PM

106. Grandfather served in the big one....

European theater. Was an Italian immigrant, joined in '42 but didn't become a naturalized citizen until 1945 while in Germany which always fascinated me (I even know the town in Germany since its on his citizenship certificate). Also, had a great Uncle who served in the war, also i believe in Europe.



To the Veterans.

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:26 PM

108. us Navy early 80's

Brother Navy retired
Father Air Force retired
Grand Dad Army Air Force WWII
Grand Dad Army WWII
Great Great Grand Dad Army WWII (he lied about his age he was in his mid 50's)

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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:41 AM

109. I love one.

Miss him.

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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:50 AM

110. U.S.C.G.

?zz=1

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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:52 AM

111. Thank you all SOOOO much for your service!

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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:56 AM

112. check in

 

Active duty Army SGT here

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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:00 AM

113. Checking in

dad: TSgt USAF Ret, USMC
brother: USN
son: USAF

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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:22 AM

114. Husband...

US Army Vietnam 70-71 and in Army Reserves for 20.

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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:47 AM

115. US Air Force 1964 - 1972

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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:54 AM

116. Child of two vets

During World War II, my father was in the Army and my mother was in the SPARS (the United States Coast Guard Women's Reserve).

Now that it's too late, I wish that I had asked them to tell me more about their service. Alas, I know very little about their experiences during the war.

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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:10 AM

122. Same here. Mom served in the Women's Army Corp 43-45. Dad was Army Air Corp 43 ...

... and then the USAF Reserves up until his death.

Grandson is also an AF veteran.

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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:05 AM

121. USAF 1991 to 1997

Also from my family
Dad
Grandpa
Great Uncle Tom
Uncle Al
Uncle Ron

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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:26 AM

123. Army '66-'68

SP5 Bozo, reporting for beer call.

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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:43 AM

124. Worked in creative group at ad agency that did the Army's BE ALL YOU CAN BE campaign.

Promoted from secretary to copywriter in 1982. Wrote print ads, a TV spot, and radio commercials (one of which won an award). Visited Forts Lewis and Benning, but, oddly, not USAREC headquarters in Ft. Sheridan.


rocktivity

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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:58 AM

125. US Army 1984-1990

First Lieutenant

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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:53 PM

126. Sgt Skittles, USAF

yes INDEED

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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:41 PM

131. recce trooper

 

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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:50 PM

133. U.S. Army vet here

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