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jje1960

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Paul & Ann said:
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.
 

jje1960

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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.
 

waroland

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We are proud of all who served!

SSGT USAF 1961 - 1968 - Aircraft Eletronics Equipment Repairman
 

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jje1960

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My my... bunch of Service members round here!

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

dsrtrdr

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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!
 

retusn

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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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USCG 1968-1973, EM2 (electrician) USCGC Woodrush WLB-407, Group Sault Ste Marie

Denny
 

Molaker

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retusn said:
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.
 

retusn

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Molaker,
    That is kinda strange.  Just a few years apart, but the same places.  I finally retired in 1988 in San
Diego.

Bob
 

MikeCoke

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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.
 

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jagnweiner

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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
 

Jim Dick

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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.
 

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ZuniJayne

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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!
 

jje1960

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MikeCoke said:
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 :mad:.  Had a few friends on the VMFA side, I was over attached to 2/3 in 3rd Combat Engineers.
 

mypursuit

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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.
 

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