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« Reply #270 on: June 08, 2013, 02:47:48 PM »
Any former EOD Techs around?  1st Marine EOD Platoon, 91'-94 here.
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #271 on: July 03, 2013, 07:31:42 AM »
SGT. 94-99 US ARMY, Signal Corp. Airborne, Airassult. Ft. Bragg NC
We are in Ohio now. This is a great site with a TON of information. Love it.

Thank you to all who have Served.

& for my Dad..11th Airborne Div. 13B. - RIP


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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #272 on: July 13, 2013, 01:26:41 AM »
Cpl. US Army, B Battery 425 AAA Bn, Camp Stewart GA. Operation Sage Brush, Savannah River Plant 1954-1956

Bless them All.

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #273 on: July 16, 2013, 11:51:10 AM »
United States Air Force A1C 96th Combat Defense Squadron 1963-1967

 
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #274 on: July 16, 2013, 11:58:52 AM »
Thank you all for your service.
Adiós. . .

Bob †
and wife Betty Font
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #275 on: July 16, 2013, 09:25:39 PM »
US Navy 72-78 HT2 USS Semmes DDG18 USS Lexington CVT16 Thanks to all that served.

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #276 on: July 27, 2013, 10:02:30 PM »
Navy '58-62
522-34-27 boot camp San Diego
Pre A school Norman, Ok
Aviation Electronics A school Millington Tn
VF-142 wfff flyiing F8U Crusaders ASQ17
Westpac on the Oriskany CVA 34 as a plane captain ( brown shirt) my aircraft 107 bureau #146914
Shore duty VU-7 NAS Brown Field then reassigned to NAS North Island
Got out as an ATR-2 7/24/62

Was raised a Marine brat. Schools from Quantico, Va.  to Pearl Harbor Territory of Hawaii 15 of them before I graduated from Gar-Field Hi school.  Woodbridge. Va.
God bless all who served.   

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #277 on: August 02, 2013, 11:50:59 AM »
Here's a salute to all of you from a former Canadian Forces Reservist.

Lieutenant, Canadian Forces
Communications and Electronics Engineering Branch (CELE) working in Signals Intelligence
Reserve Electronic Warfare Squadron, CFB Kingston, ON. 1989 - 1994
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #278 on: August 03, 2013, 09:48:52 AM »
Figured I might just as well jump in too!!   Former Sgt with RCAF Auxiliary (reserve) 1956-1972 with 401(F) City of Westmount Squadron. Instrument  and Aircraft servicing  tech.... Worked out of RCAF base St.Hubert (near Montreal) ( Initially Air Defense command, later Air Transport Command and then Mobile command)
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #279 on: August 03, 2013, 01:46:56 PM »
USMC 9/7/67 - 9/1/80, Parris Island Plt 3038, NAS Millington for A & B schools in jet avionics, VMA 324 (A-4C), MCAS Beaufort, SC VMA 542 and VMA 513 (AV8A Harriers), H&MS 12 Sunny Viet Nam and Iwakuni, Japan and either VMA 542 or VMA 513 in MCAS Yuma, AZ.
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #280 on: August 05, 2013, 11:45:10 PM »
Wm. Henry Holley USAF 1963-1967 served Dyess AFB Abilene, Texas 1963-1965
Elemendorlf AFB Alaska 1965-1967.
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« Reply #281 on: August 06, 2013, 06:56:42 AM »
USN '76-'80 one boat, USS Blandy DD943, EN3 R division "A" gang, homeport Norfolk,VA.
"May the surface farce be with you".
The crew as a whole had a self deprecating sense of humor, but our boat was plastered with "E"'s. BLA...NDY... DEE DEE NIIINE FOOOUR THREEE, MICKEY MOUSE. Sung to the Mickey mouse tune, riding the bus back to fleet landing. Other crews didn't know what to make of us. Our CO was a hot sh*t, he got himself barked at a couple times for displaying amazing seamanship.

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #282 on: August 12, 2013, 07:05:38 PM »
USAF 1952-1981.  20% bad, 80% good.  While enlisted, I was an airborne radio operator on cargo planes and saw the world.  My commissioned time was in USAF Security Service and I saw the world a second time....I enjoyed my service.
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #283 on: August 12, 2013, 08:32:34 PM »
USAF 1952-1981.  20% bad, 80% good.  While enlisted, I was an airborne radio operator on cargo planes and saw the world.  My commissioned time was in USAF Security Service and I saw the world a second time....I enjoyed my service.

Hi George...I retired from Air Intelligence Agency in 2000, what you knew as USAFSS.  Where were you stationed while in USAFSS?
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #284 on: September 15, 2013, 09:10:56 AM »
US Army-E5-VietNam 65-66, Big Red One, Search and destroy missions, Glad to see all our troops getting a nice welcome home these days. We did not. It was like they blamed the troops for the war. We were just serving our country and did not run off to Cananda.  :-\
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #285 on: September 15, 2013, 09:29:25 AM »
US Army-E5-VietNam 65-66, Big Red One, Search and destroy missions, Glad to see all our troops getting a nice welcome home these days. We did not. It was like they blamed the troops for the war. We were just serving our country and did not run off to Cananda.  :-\

I got into a knock down, drag out fight with some hippy types the day I got back in December 1972, glad to say I came out on top of that one... :)

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« Reply #286 on: September 15, 2013, 10:34:57 PM »
Thanks for your time KYJOHN!

I always thought that the "average" American didn't need to know that I spent the summer of '67 off, barely, the coasts of Egypt, Israel, and Syria on a pigboat sub either.

I have always said, and I'll say it again, that 'if mothers actually knew what happened in war, they would never let their sons go'. If somehow the mothers of the world could be convinced that war actually is hell, war would be stopped in a day.
Larry --  Olathe, Kansas
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #287 on: September 16, 2013, 03:59:37 AM »
You forget, there are mothers that make the supreme sacrifice of sending their babies off to school with a bomb around their belly.

Bill
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« Reply #288 on: September 16, 2013, 10:09:02 AM »
Thanks to all of you.
  Sgt. USAF "62-"68: Orlando AFB, Lowry AFB, Denver, 873rd TAC Missile Squadron Kadena.
  WWII, Denmark '40-45. Grew up throwing rocks at the German's during the occupation. LOL
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #289 on: September 17, 2013, 05:22:25 AM »
You forget, there are mothers that make the supreme sacrifice of sending their babies off to school with a bomb around their belly.

Bill


I have never heard the name of a mother who is in the decision making hierarchy of those organizations. I didn't forget anything. I just have a different belief system than you.
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« Reply #290 on: September 17, 2013, 07:29:38 AM »

I have never heard the name of a mother who is in the decision making hierarchy of those organizations. I didn't forget anything. I just have a different belief system than you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsZtBu5yiHY
Lisa Ling for National Geographic.
I googled "mothers of Palastinian suicide bombers interviewed". I received multiple hits.


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« Reply #291 on: September 17, 2013, 08:58:29 AM »
My two cents...
Myself, wasn't in the service.  Not that I tried to avoid joining.  I just never thought about it that deeply at that time.  There was no draft and I was having too much fun being an idiot kid thinking I knew it all and making money.

BUT...I am the proud "owner" (I'm going to catch heck for that statement!) of a veteran DW of the USAF, Sargent, 1975-79, flightline mechanic.  And now the proud father of an Army infantry soldier at The Big Red One (Ft. Riley, KS).  He just reported this past Friday after leave from basic (Ft. Benning, GA). 

I get choked up every time I look at those newly framed pics of him in uniform on top of our entertainment center.  Pics of him and his comrades during training, pics of them during the Turning Blue ceremony and the graduation itself.  It just figures.  I'm not a little guy and have always held my own.  But now I feel so small, and proud as I look back.

A profound Thank You to all veterans.  I never realized the true meaning of it all until recently.  Forgive me. 

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #292 on: September 17, 2013, 02:49:45 PM »
Marc, I too was in the First infantry at Ft. Riley's Custer Hill..The Big Red One. One of my fav sayings is "If ya gotta be one...be a Big Red One".

Some how I noticed a man in uniform looks larger than a man who is not in uniform. No I'll probably catch it for that.
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #293 on: September 17, 2013, 04:13:11 PM »
Yep, that is where I left from for Viet Nam in '65. They shipped us out on a train to California then on a ship and did not tell us where we were going till we got out to sea. Duh!! Like we did not already know where we were going. Got action the first night in Nam. Top got killed the first night. We were told he pulled the pin on a garnade and was holding and waiting for an attack and fell asleep. (we had a long day and night) Killed him and wounded all in the CP. I was scared as he*#. But you put in your mind eather you make it or you do not. My mother did not know how bad it was till she made a trip to see her sister who liver over 300 miled away and my Aunt received a letter from me and my mother got a hold of it and read it. I was honest writing to my Aunt but now my mother knew how bad it was for us over there. I hated that she read the letter. Then she was worried to death. I was her only child. I was 21 at the time. I remember Fort Riley well. That was a life time ago. 
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #294 on: September 18, 2013, 10:35:59 AM »
Marc, I too was in the First infantry at Ft. Riley's Custer Hill..The Big Red One. One of my fav sayings is "If ya gotta be one...be a Big Red One".

Some how I noticed a man in uniform looks larger than a man who is not in uniform. No I'll probably catch it for that.

You won't catch it from me!  "Larger" is one way to put it.  Proud and disciplined is the best way to put it IMHO.  The DW and I drove down from MI to Ft. Benning in 17 hours to attend both the Turning Blue ceremony and the graduation.  I was fascinated at the number of those in uniform who sat in the bleachers also watching.  Family members and friends of those down on the field.  As well as those who just wanted to attend.  I could feel pride and honor in the air!  We are so glad we took the time to witness it all.  Not just to see our son graduate, but to see all of those new soldiers on that field who proudly stood in rank and file ready to move on to the next step.

Let me put it this way...
After spending about 11 days with him during leave before reporting to Ft. Riley, he left this house "larger" than he was before he went into basic!  But that's just through our eyes.

 
 
Mark

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #295 on: September 22, 2013, 08:50:53 PM »
Always ask if there is a discount for veterans.  Stay at Berlin RV park between Millersburg and Berlin, Ohio this weekend. They offer Veterans a discount.  ;) Also, discounts for seniors and Good Sam
Park opened in 2011 and is very nice.  Right in the heart of Amish country here in Ohio.
 
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #296 on: September 23, 2013, 08:24:42 AM »

Don't forget Lowe's too! My Dad a WW2 Vet, hated my cousins that got out of the Vietnam draft because they were in college!

Scott  :)
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #297 on: September 24, 2013, 11:30:23 PM »
I tried the Lowe's discount but they would not honor a DD214. They required an ID for retirees or active duty. I think they might honor any veteran on Veteran's Day.
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« Reply #298 on: September 25, 2013, 01:29:26 AM »
I tried the Lowe's discount but they would not honor a DD214. They required an ID for retirees or active duty. I think they might honor any veteran on Veteran's Day.
Join the VA and get a VA card. Lowe's requires a military ID that has a photo, such as my "Department of Veterans Affairs" ID card.

Go to your nearest VA hospital with your DD-214 and see if you qualify.  All Vietnam vets automatically qualify, regardless of income and such. If your income is too high and you are already covered elsewhere for medical and are NOT a Vietnam vet, you might have a problem qualifying.

IAC, talk to them and find out. It might take a few weeks to get the ID card, but when you do, Lowe's will give you the 10% discount all year (but it cannot be used with other discounts). I have received the military discount   in every Lowe's store I've been to, any time of year, since I have had the card.

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #299 on: September 25, 2013, 08:50:37 AM »

Our local VA office just started issuing veteran ID cards with a picture! Must bring a copy of your DD-214 of course. So check with your local VA office!

Scott  :)
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