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Heli_av8tor

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #510 on: July 15, 2017, 06:08:43 PM »
Infantry Medic, Bravo 1/52, 198 LIB, American Div. Chu Lia. March '70 - Feb '71.

Vietnam is part of who I am, but I have refused to let it define me.

Looking forward to a reunion with some of the guys I served with next month.

Tom
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #511 on: July 15, 2017, 11:06:44 PM »
Good decision Tom

This should help to refocus the positive aspect of this thread.

Thanks Tom.
I second Bill's sentiment.
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #512 on: July 16, 2017, 07:47:19 PM »
Many years ago, in March 1970, when I was a young kid of 18 and 3 days I raised my hand and pledged my allegiance to our flag and country, yes I was an enlistee.
I enlisted into the U.S. Army. I became a Combat Engineer, eventually a bridge specialist.

While I was going through getting my fingerprints I was talking to a fellow enlistee from high school  and I made a statement that I knew my luck and that within 6 months I would be sitting in Vietnam. I was swore in on the 19th of March and on the 5th of September I was sitting in Vietnam.

I then was released early due to a RIF in 1972 and spent the next 1 year 2 months in the Army National guard.

I got out and was practicing to become a civilian when the oil embargo hit the country. I only had 7 months on a job where I made car parts for big cars. I knew that my job wasn't going to last so I reenlisted only this time I enlisted into the U.S. Navy in January of 1974. After Interior Communications Electrician A school I was assigned to my only ship a Knox class destroyer escort as an Icman.

On my one and only westpac we were on the task group to go after the SS Mayaguez, but I didn't personally see anything. We also pulled a crew off their sinking freighter, searched for a Soviet Sub, and participated in the fall of Saigon.

I ended my military life in 1976 with a medical discharge after catching my toe and tripping through a hatch landing on my knee. Went back to the company where I assembled engines for 20 years until medically retired in 03.

Such is life.

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #513 on: July 19, 2017, 12:25:51 PM »
He's not a veteran yet, but our eldest Grandson just reported to Parris Island for Marine Boot camp Monday morning. He is to go to Ft. Leonard Wood after Boot Camp for Military Police training. Yeah, Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop are proud of him! :)
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #514 on: July 19, 2017, 09:10:20 PM »
He's not a veteran yet, but our eldest Grandson just reported to Parris Island for Marine Boot camp Monday morning. He is to go to Ft. Leonard Wood after Boot Camp for Military Police training. Yeah, Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop are proud of him! :)
You have every reason to be proud. I spent a fall and winter in Ft Leonard Wood learning to build bridges. Have lots of good memories of Leonard Wood. Also one of the coldest winters I've ever spent anywhere.
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #515 on: July 19, 2017, 09:38:18 PM »
He's not a veteran yet, but our eldest Grandson just reported to Parris Island for Marine Boot camp Monday morning. He is to go to Ft. Leonard Wood after Boot Camp for Military Police training. Yeah, Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop are proud of him! :)

Ft Leonard Wood has a great FamCamp and cabins on the lake. Wife and I stayed in a cabin, had a great time.

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #516 on: August 07, 2017, 06:37:55 AM »
1976-1980 US Navy- E3 Machinist Mate - C school for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration.

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #517 on: August 23, 2017, 12:40:29 PM »
US Navy 1976 - 1979 Attack Squadron VA-65 Tigers CVW7
Worked as a Structural Mechanic on the Grumman A6E Intruder aboard
CV-62 USS Independance & CV-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #518 on: August 23, 2017, 01:51:33 PM »
Infantry Medic, Bravo 1/52, 198 LIB, American Div. Chu Lia. March '70 - Feb '71.

Vietnam is part of who I am, but I have refused to let it define me.

Looking forward to a reunion with some of the guys I served with next month.

Tom

Wow, we were not that far apart.  I was with D Co. 1/6 July '70 most of the time till Sept '71.  We spent part of our time as security when the road to LZ Stinson was built.  I also remember being on LZ Dottie when the ammo dump on Stinson blew up.
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Heli_av8tor

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #519 on: August 23, 2017, 02:41:18 PM »
Paul,
Sounds like we've walked common ground. Humped to Stinson many times, but never got on Dottie. I didn realize that a road to Stinson was built in '71. Thou I know one exists now as one of our guys has been back several times and shared pictures.

I'm on my way now through Iowa to attend our Company reunion in Minneapolis. I've reconnected with a number of guys I served with and have found the bonds we formed still remain.

I've seen a number of your posts and wondered what part of Iowa you are in. I'm from the IL Quad Cities.

Tom
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PJ Stough

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #520 on: August 23, 2017, 02:51:23 PM »
Paul,
Sounds like we've walked common ground. Humped to Stinson many times, but never got on Dottie. I didn realize that a road to Stinson was built in '71. Thou I know one exists now as one of our guys has been back several times and shared pictures.

I'm on my way now through Iowa to attend our Company reunion in Minneapolis. I've reconnected with a number of guys I served with and have found the bonds we formed still remain.

I've seen a number of your posts and wondered what part of Iowa you are in. I'm from the IL Quad Cities.

Tom

We stay at an RV park in Grimes during the summer, which is a suburb on the north west side of Des Moines. 

The road to Stinson was built starting in March of '71 I believe. Not sure when it was completed as I moved from company RTO to battalion RTO in May of '71.

I was in Basic with a guy who ended up in the 1/52.  His name was Arlin Stratman who was from Nebraska.
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #521 on: August 23, 2017, 03:36:37 PM »
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #522 on: November 07, 2017, 03:50:43 PM »
US Army 1981-1987.    Thank all for your service!!!
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Heli_av8tor

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Re: Framily Veterans - LZ Stinson
« Reply #523 on: November 07, 2017, 05:43:33 PM »
Paul,

Here's a picture of LZ Stinson being signed over to the ARVN's in Oct 71.

Tom

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #524 on: November 18, 2017, 01:51:30 AM »
USAF 1976 - 1984 Airframe Repair, B-52, KC-135, F-111 & F-4  Fairchild AFB, RAF Lakenheath England, George AFB
USAFR/ART 1984 - 2006, Portland IAP, OR.
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #525 on: November 18, 2017, 03:30:51 AM »
Thanks to all, here and everywhere, for their service.
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #526 on: December 05, 2017, 06:53:45 PM »
US Army 70 to 77. I was at Ft Ord, Ft Knox, Ft Gordon, Ft Carson and Ft Stewart.  In between all of that I had tours in Germany, Korea (X2) and Viet Nam.  Medical discharge in December of 77 at the Oakland Army Depot.

As others have said, yes the Marines did get draftees.  When I was in the induction center, every fifth man was to go to the Marines.  Had one guy very diligently count so he could get in line and not be number five.  His plans were ruined when they skipped me because I was an enlistee.
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #527 on: December 27, 2017, 04:22:26 PM »
Just joined the forum but I am USN retired. 1954 to 1975 Retired MCPO 3 trips to nam
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Re: Family Veterans
« Reply #528 on: March 12, 2018, 09:48:16 PM »
Hello all.
I'm new here. I am retired US Navy, and ready to retire from federal service as well... just waiting to get a replacement hired. lol

We are looking forward to getting a new Pleasure Way Plateau XLTS or XLTD and hitting the road!

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #529 on: April 01, 2018, 12:57:52 PM »
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #530 on: April 03, 2018, 08:09:49 PM »
Welcome 2OLDDIGGERS, thank you for your service.

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #531 on: April 03, 2018, 11:56:34 PM »
Sgt, USAF, Small Arms Marksmanship Instructor 1966-1970. Beale AFB (SAC) then  NCOIC Pistol Range.  Wheeler Field. (PACAF) Hawaii. Member USAF Pistol Team - Hawaii. All my buddies went to Nam but I lucked out. Came home and spent 7 years as LEO.
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #532 on: April 05, 2018, 02:44:50 PM »
Just saw this thread. Thank You. And to all the others that served.
I served 20 yrs. in The US Air Force. So did my wife and kids.
John and Shirl
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #533 on: April 10, 2018, 08:27:55 AM »
Thanks and respect to everyone who served.

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #534 on: April 10, 2018, 09:27:10 AM »
Just saw this thread. Thank You. And to all the others that served.
I served 20 yrs. in The US Air Force. So did my wife and kids.
John and Shirl
Currently in Central Florida, leaving for Colorado in less than 2 weeks.
Excellent point John.  The spouses and kids served the same as the vet him/herself.  They made the moves, changed schools, made new friends, lost old friends, and tolerated separations just like their military father or mother.  In my case, they made it possible for me to complete a 20 year Air Force career.  Thanks to all spouses and kids of vets.

Bill
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #535 on: April 11, 2018, 02:49:06 PM »
Excellent point John.  The spouses and kids served the same as the vet him/herself.  They made the moves, changed schools, made new friends, lost old friends, and tolerated separations just like their military father or mother.  In my case, they made it possible for me to complete a 20 year Air Force career.  Thanks to all spouses and kids of vets.

Bill

Most Definitely   :)) :))  They are the Unsung Hero's of ANY Military Family. They retired.. along with Me.. after 22 years of service. I Honor them.. for that. And so should we all.
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #536 on: April 13, 2018, 05:29:24 PM »
Vietnam- 1st Cav. 2/8  1967-68 Infantry. Purple Heart.

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #537 on: May 04, 2018, 10:04:42 AM »
USMC  Arty Forward Observer  [VN '65, '66, '67]  Semper Fi

A huge thank you to all who served.

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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #538 on: June 17, 2018, 02:47:05 PM »
Artillery Forward Observer, 13F, 82-86, 87-94.

5 years Germany, Korea, Ft Hood, Ft Lewis, and Ft Polk.

Good times...
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Re: Framily Veterans
« Reply #539 on: July 01, 2018, 08:37:24 AM »
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