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Old 11-11-2003, 06:00 PM   #21
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1954 & 1955 San Diego, Camp, Hospital Coresman School and duty at US Navy Hosp. San Diego
1955 & 1956 Electrico Cardigram School Great Lakes
1956 - 1958 US Naval Academy Annapokis, MD. last 18 months as a trainner with the athelic dept. Got to see 2 Army - Navy football games from the 50 yard line iinside the fence, GOOD DUTY.
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Old 11-11-2003, 06:14 PM   #22
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Old 11-11-2003, 06:51 PM   #23
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Old 11-11-2003, 07:40 PM   #24
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Old 11-11-2003, 08:11 PM   #25
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Old 11-11-2003, 08:35 PM   #26
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Hospital corpseman United States Navy, VietNam Vet. I have never worked so hard in my life and have cried so much for those I could not save.
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Old 11-12-2003, 05:32 AM   #27
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Old 11-12-2003, 08:38 AM   #28
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Old 11-12-2003, 09:16 AM   #29
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i was a tico tiger and followed my C.O.s orders...never went to bed w/o my socks.....
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Old 11-12-2003, 01:56 PM   #30
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Guess I'm the oldest US Navy Seamen AG 71 Baham 1944 -1946 Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Philippine campaign, Japanese occupation. Not much fun, but a real education. Harry
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Old 11-12-2003, 05:39 PM   #31
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Old 11-12-2003, 08:53 PM   #32
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I had it easy compared to some of you.
I think it would be fun to start a "wear your ribbons on Vets Day"
Have all the vets around the Nation wear their ribbons to work.
After 26 years I found out that I was entitled to wear 2 more that I never recieved. There was a place in St. Louis you could write to to get replacements for any you were ever issued.
It took about 16 months from the time I sent them the form.
But they came in the mail one day...
4 of them.

Thank you all for what you did.
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Old 10-06-2004, 03:32 PM   #33
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Sheppard AFB, TX - Jan 1979 - Apr 1979 for Weapons System Training
Vandenburg AFB, CA - Apr 1979 - Jun 1979 for EWO training
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Old 10-06-2004, 05:44 PM   #34
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Got out Sept 2002. Stayed in the IRR and was recalled back Jan 03. Currently the 2nd Marine Division Information Management Officer, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, NC.

1987-1991 Midshipman, United States Naval Academy
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Sept 2002 - Jan 2003, Civilian, Test Project Officer, EDSI, Plymouth, NY for MCOTEA
Jan 2003 - Present see above - Camp Lejeune, NC living in my 34' 1985 Limited travel trailer FULL TIMING it, and loving it!

Go Navy, Beat Army! (We already beat Air Force this year)
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Old 10-06-2004, 10:33 PM   #35
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Old 10-06-2004, 11:30 PM   #36
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Major, US Army Medical Corps

IRR--1991-1998 while at Midwest University Medical School and in specialty training.

Active Duty--July 4, 1998 to July 4, 2001 Reynolds Army Community Hospital at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Hospital, clinic and troop medical care of both Army and Marine artillerymen. Trainer for PAs, NPs, residents and 18 Deltas. Home of the really, REALLY "big guns".

July 5, 2001 to present--IRR. Almost called back to active duty last week for 90days in Landstuhl, Germany when they thought I was a cardiologist...61Hotels are just little family medicine docs...not the big boys--the wife woulda killed me for leavin' again.

God Bless all of you all still wearing the uniform. Kick BUTT!
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Old 10-07-2004, 07:05 AM   #37
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Old 10-07-2004, 08:02 AM   #38
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Old 10-07-2004, 08:07 AM   #39
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6 years 3 months 8 days and 3 hours of service, but who's counting?
I can now look back and say "it was good".
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Old 10-13-2004, 09:26 AM   #40
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My husband was a seabee 1st lieutenant in Viet Nam at An Wah (?-tet offensive?? am I remembering right?). And then a great 19 months in Scicly. (he holds no rancor towards Kerry).

My biggest peeve is his large company (31 yrs) does not give him the day off for Vet's Day, or recognises his (or any vet's) service in any way. It bothers me that a 20 yr old bank clerk gets the day off, but he doesn't. Does this bother anyone else?
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