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ceemike

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2011, 05:15:57 PM »
Wouldnt want to do most of it again, but wouldnt trade the experience for anything.

Well put, Paul.  My sentiments too.

Mike Wagner
Mike & Judy Wagner
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Ron from Big D

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #31 on: November 10, 2011, 05:38:14 PM »
Staff Sargent USAF 1950-54.  Aircraft Mechanic Instructor and Flight line Inspector.  Training Command.

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soilboy

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #32 on: November 10, 2011, 08:28:18 PM »
Sgt. USAF 1972-1976,  Firefighter
Fought the British at RAF Mildenhall
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gwcowgill

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #33 on: November 10, 2011, 09:40:11 PM »
USAF retired, Thanks to all who served!
2009 Bounder 36B, 2014 Honda CR-V, various grandchildren when school is out. KG4LHS
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M1894

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #34 on: November 10, 2011, 11:05:18 PM »
USAF retired 1953 - 1980.
LEE & PEGGY
1996 BLUEBIRD 40 ft./W Tag
1984 FC35SB Bluebird (Given to eldest son)
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Alaskansnowbirds

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #35 on: November 10, 2011, 11:32:18 PM »
Received this from my brother. He was a helicopter pilot in RVN. Recipient of Distinguish Flying Cross.

To Honor You On Veterans Day

WELCOME HOMEÖ

We share something very special, you and I, a certain bond forged through our mutual experiences in the military and possibly time in Vietnam.

On Veterans Day we remember the many blessings that we enjoy today were secured for us at a great price.

Freedom isnít free!

Our freedom, peace and prosperity were preserved by you and other veterans who proudly wore the uniform of our nationís military. You were willing to risk everything for America.  We live in the freest and greatest nation on earth, thanks to you and our other brave veterans. May you enjoy all the blessings of liberty which you preserved for us, and so richly deserve.

Remember Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you, Jesus Christ and the American G. I. - One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.

For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.

May God bless each of you.

 
Myself:

United States Navy

U.S.S. Enterprise CVA(N) 65 ∑ 1962 to 1963 ∑ Norfolk, Virginia Photo Lab
U.S.S. Observation Island EAG154 ∑ 1963 to 1965 ∑ Cape Canaveral, Florida Photo Lab
Naval Weapons Evaluation Facility ∑ 1965 to 1969 ∑ Albuquerque, New Mexico Photo Lab
Kenitra Naval Air Station ∑ 1969 ∑ Ville De Kenitra, Kenitra, Morocco Photo Lab

United States Air Force

Beale Air Force Base ∑ 1972 to 1976 ∑ Marysville, California 456th Avionics Maintenance Squadron Radio shop
Beale Air Force Base ∑ 1976 to 1977 ∑ Marysville, California 9th Avionics Maintenance Squadron Radio shop
Eielson Air Force Base ∑ 1977 to 1980 ∑ Fairbanks, Alaska 5010th CAMS Radio shop
Wright Patterson Air Force Base ∑ 1980 to 1983 ∑ Dayton, Ohio 4950 Test Wing ARIA Aircrew

Here is a video that has been around awhile but I enjoy it every time I watch it.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2487638612433437293&q=Vetera

Thank you all for your service and God Bless those that gave their all.

Don & Peg
Alaska/Arizona
Currently located here.
Weather at Camp Verde, AZ.

Jeff

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #36 on: November 10, 2011, 11:43:05 PM »
USAF 1961-1965 New Zealand, Antartica 1963, Korea, Saigon, Takli Thailand 64-65.

Jim Dick

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #37 on: November 11, 2011, 02:10:36 AM »
Don,

I've seen that video before and it is a keeper. All who have served have participated in a special rivalry between services. We have pet names for each other which are tolerated by all. However, don't let anyone who has not served try to use those names!!!! :)

All are brothers under one flag and nobody will ever take that away from us.
Jim

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Ernie Ekberg

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #38 on: November 11, 2011, 06:39:22 AM »
SSgt USAF-67-71 Reese AFB, Lubbock, Tx.-Air Training Command
Ernie Ekberg, Weatherford, Tx
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Ernie n Tara

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #39 on: November 11, 2011, 09:14:51 AM »

SSGT US Army 1964-1967. Instructor: Hawk Missile System Pulse Acquisition Radar, Battery Control Central, and System Simulator Repair.

Freedom has never been free - Thanks to all who've served!
Ernie 'n Tara

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jje1960

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #40 on: November 11, 2011, 02:23:10 PM »
Sgt. D Co. 1/6 198th LIB, Infantryman, HHC 1/6 198th LIB, Radio Operator, Americal Division, Chu Lai,  RVN 1970-1971

Wouldnt want to do most of it again, but wouldnt trade the experience for anything.

Paul
Kudos Paul, none of us would want to trade any of our Service for a socialist type of existence, all of us Americans have fought for (or have supported Freedom) that's who we are.
Jim
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jje1960

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #41 on: November 11, 2011, 02:41:12 PM »
Sorry for the double post...

But did not go far enough for the Veterans Day spirit.  Thank you all that have served, thank you my brothers and sisters.  We went into the unknown, worked, played, fought and cried, we were there.... Keep fighting Americans, we hopefully will prevail over the worlds communist and evil that attempts to prevail over our living Constitution.
Jim
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raz06759

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #42 on: November 11, 2011, 03:41:39 PM »
Many thanks to those whom have served, regardless of the branch of service.  We are all brothers and sisters !!!!!

Marty, AKA razu13612, now raz06759 !!!!!

waroland

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #43 on: November 13, 2011, 08:29:14 PM »
We are proud of all who served!

SSGT USAF 1961 - 1968 - Aircraft Eletronics Equipment Repairman
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Wendy

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #44 on: November 13, 2011, 08:40:24 PM »
Sgt US Army 1975-1978, Training NCO
 
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jje1960

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #45 on: November 14, 2011, 04:10:22 PM »
My my... bunch of Service members round here!

11yrs USMC, EOD, MSG, Combat Engineer.  Semper Fi.
Jim
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dsrtrdr

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #46 on: November 15, 2011, 04:58:38 PM »
Standing Tall and a sharp salute: Thank you fellow vets for your service to our country
USN Fleet Marine Force: platoon radioman  RVN 1971
Welcome Home...Bro!
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retusn

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #47 on: November 15, 2011, 10:52:21 PM »
AK1- Retired
1968-1970  USS Hornet CVS-12  (Gulf of Tonkin - Apollo 11 & 12 pickup)
1970-1970  Memphis Tennesee  "A" School
1970-1971   NAS Atsugi Japan (Supply Dept)
1971-1972   NAS China Lake, Ca
1972-1975   COMFLEACTS Okinawa
1975-1978   FASOTRAGRUPAC San Diego CA (Training Command)
1978-1982   VA-95  A6 Squadron NAS Whidbey Island Wa
1982-1988   FASOTRAGRUPAC San Diego Ca

Thanks to all the Vets who served as you allow us the Freedom we currently enjoy.

rvpuller

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #48 on: November 21, 2011, 06:39:19 AM »
USCG 1968-1973, EM2 (electrician) USCGC Woodrush WLB-407, Group Sault Ste Marie

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Molaker

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #49 on: November 21, 2011, 09:26:00 AM »
AK1- Retired
1968-1970  USS Hornet CVS-12  (Gulf of Tonkin - Apollo 11 & 12 pickup)
1970-1970  Memphis Tennesee  "A" School
1970-1971   NAS Atsugi Japan (Supply Dept)
1971-1972   NAS China Lake, Ca
1972-1975   COMFLEACTS Okinawa
1975-1978   FASOTRAGRUPAC San Diego CA (Training Command)
1978-1982   VA-95  A6 Squadron NAS Whidbey Island Wa
1982-1988   FASOTRAGRUPAC San Diego Ca

Thanks to all the Vets who served as you allow us the Freedom we currently enjoy.
retusn...you're not following me are you?  I spent time in Memphis (of course) in '60-'61 and again in '63-'65, hit Atsugi in '62, Whidbey Is. in '62-63, China Lake in '65-'66 and A6's in '67-'68.
Tom & Joyce and Ditto the "don't tell her she's a dog" Westie
U.S. Navy (Ret)
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retusn

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #50 on: November 21, 2011, 09:36:14 PM »
Molaker,
    That is kinda strange.  Just a few years apart, but the same places.  I finally retired in 1988 in San
Diego.

Bob

Jeff Brown

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #51 on: November 22, 2011, 07:53:23 PM »
2/75 1994- 1997
1st SFG 1997-2001
US ARMY SSG 18E

Jeff
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MikeCoke

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #52 on: November 23, 2011, 04:47:49 AM »
Sgt. USMC active duty 5/68-4/72
Aircraft Electrical Systems Technician F4 Phantom
VMFA 531 El Toro, Ca

VMFA 212 Kaneohe, Hi
Got to fly back seat in the F4 best ride ever.
Mike, Wendy & Gordon our Yellow Lab
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jagnweiner

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #53 on: November 23, 2011, 04:56:13 AM »
Capt, USAF (JAG), 1994-2000.  10 years in the private sector and now I'm an Army civilian attorney.  In Kuwait right now for a few months, then headed to Afghanistan for 6 mos. next year, which will hopefully provide the finances to become an RV owner.   ;D
-Scott
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #54 on: November 23, 2011, 09:03:43 AM »
Mike,

Didn't know you worked on the F4. One of my favorite planes of all time. Thought you might enjoy this photo I took back in '08 during a Blue Angels show at Kennedy Space Center.
Jim

Titusville, Florida
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ZuniJayne

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #55 on: November 23, 2011, 01:06:05 PM »
U. S. Army:

1975-1978, Transportation, 5-ton tractor-trailer driver at Ft. Polk and commercial semi in Germany.

1981-1985, Electronic Warfare, signal intelligence ops in Berlin before the wall went down.

Thanks to all the sisters and brothers who served!
-- Jayne and Hero
    --  Working on a 1973 Four Winds pickup camper for my 1993 Ford F250 pickup so I can tow the 1988 Dodge Raider 4WD too!
        - Settled near Albuquerque, NM

Ron from Big D

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #56 on: November 23, 2011, 01:09:40 PM »
Jim:  Here is another F4 taken at Oshkosh.

Ron from Big D
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jje1960

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #57 on: November 23, 2011, 03:48:05 PM »
Sgt. USMC active duty 5/68-4/72
Aircraft Electrical Systems Technician F4 Phantom
VMFA 531 El Toro, Ca

VMFA 212 Kaneohe, Hi
Got to fly back seat in the F4 best ride ever.

O my the memories... Flat out, F4, my favorite ever.  I remember when the top speed was not listed (most probably would have torn the airframe apart).  I was stationed at Kaneohe Bay, 84'-87'.  Came close to the back seat ride, requested for my re-enlistment... real close, like that week then someone got wind of it and no-go >:(.  Had a few friends on the VMFA side, I was over attached to 2/3 in 3rd Combat Engineers.
Jim
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mypursuit

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #58 on: November 23, 2011, 06:34:10 PM »
Wow, the memory's!!  I worked on the F-4N and F-4J on the Midway,VF-161  from 74 to 78.  The J-79 engine was the best.  I did maintenance turns almost exclusively for 2 years. My favorite turn was what I called the explosion test.  This test was to check for weak turbine blades.  Quite simply if you spit blades out the back it failed.  I would do a high power turn. A guy in the back seat pulled the CB for the afterburner fuel control as I moved the throttle to the afterburner detent.  At the count of ten he would reset the CB.  Boom!!--ten seconds of fuel @1800gpm would ignite.  I never did fail an engine.
1997 Georgie Boy Pursuit     2008 Ford Focus
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #59 on: November 23, 2011, 11:18:34 PM »
Ron,

I noticed the tail numbers are close, 478 vs. 490.
Jim

Titusville, Florida
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