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Old 11-09-2006, 08:56 PM   #113
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We salute you

I am logging in for my husband who enlisted in the US Navy in 1978 and was an ET1/SS.

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Honorably discharged 2/91. Thank you, Jack, and to all who have served our great country.
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Old 11-09-2006, 09:03 PM   #114
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Falling in. 21 years as an attack pilot.

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Old 11-09-2006, 09:05 PM   #115
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Old 11-09-2006, 09:13 PM   #116
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Old 11-09-2006, 11:25 PM   #117
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Thanks azflycaster for bumping the thread…
And thank you Ultradog for starting this thread 3 years ago!
Hello fellow Hospital Corpsmen Jim Ruffner, Tinsel Loaf, and TMiller …
(BTW, TMiller, I also was doing flight deck duty receiving refugees during the Fall of Saigon…
and thanks for the memories of Olongopo, posted 10-16-04).

Hats off to all of our servicemen everywhere…
Happy Veterans’ Day!

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Old 11-10-2006, 04:59 AM   #118
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Tripler Army Hospital

I spent two years at Tripler Army Hospital in wonderful Honolulu despite my concerns about being drafted on 6-6-66. Worked in the Public Affairs Office and was Managing Editor of the Caducean for a part of my service. Aloha from Maine.
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Old 11-10-2006, 01:14 PM   #119
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Two cents

Originally Posted by Fyrzowt
You may be in the minority, but I have heard that sentiment expressed by many people, and believe so myself. Discipline, respect for authority, the list goes on - things that seem to be waning. Not that young folks are all going to pot...
Self respect, confidence, job skills, a bigger world view, performing a service...if there were an option in mandatory service to go into the Peace Corps or do some other kind of committed service to this country, I'd be all for it. I was never cut out for the military and I always knew it, but the Red Cross, Peace Corps, volunteerism that is meaningful and long term, if it were a requirement, even if it were run like the military...I'd do it, and it would have given me more direction those years I was in college and didn't know what to do next with my life and didn't know who I was. If I had no familial responsibilities now, I'd do it at this stage in my life.

Just a thought.
"Let's look Death in the face and say, 'Whatever man.'"
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Old 11-10-2006, 01:30 PM   #120
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Old 11-10-2006, 05:01 PM   #121
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Old 11-10-2006, 07:25 PM   #122
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Old 11-10-2006, 09:20 PM   #123
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Old 11-10-2006, 10:34 PM   #124
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Hi, drafted December 21st 1965.
U.S. Army Specialist 4th Class
Basic training Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas.
AIT Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas.
PDS 565 Medical Group, Baumholder, Germany.
Ambulance driver
M151 Jeep driver and radio operator
3/4 ton truck driver
Duce & 1/2 driver
company projectionist
generator mechanic
wheeled vehicle mechanic
NCO Academy graduate
#1 Honor graduate; generator operator and mechanic's school
#1 Honor graduate; wheeled vehicle mechanic's school
Honorable Discharged December, 7th 1967
I was quite busy for two years.


And in answer to previous post; I never got Veteran's Day off.
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Old 11-10-2006, 11:53 PM   #125
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