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    Ahoy! 50+ Vets

    "HERE'S TO US AND THOSE LIKE US, DAMN FEW LEFT."

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    Youth we got, what we need is a fountain of Smart!

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    Happy Veterans Day, everyone.


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    HEY - I just did an internet search and found some pictures from 43 years ago.

    I was the commander of this squadron at the time of this picture, and the logo was the result of a contest I sponsored. We had small plastic replicas we clipped to our uniforms. I also had the fence built to make the place a bit more "decorative." But, it didn't meet USAF regs, so it was torn down later.



    Here is the logo in color, which I also just found.

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    My thanks and praise to each of you who served.
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    I am supposed to be the 6th person from the right.


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    ME tooo

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    Us Navy 1968-1989 what a deal..And I got to play with the Marines acouple times and they let me shoot real guns.. I did smoke an M16 Barrel red hot one night heheThey mad me loose the double banna clips..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo Slim View Post
    USS Princeton (LPH-5) Aircraft Carrier
    That is one nice target.
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    USS Nathan Hale (SSBN 623)
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    Got a pleasant surprise today . . .
    Youngest grandson (17 ) stopped by today, unannounced, with his girlfriend.
    Presented me with a big chunk of my favorite dark chocolate, a big smiley balloon and a card thanking me for my service in Korea over 50 years ago.
    First time anyone ever thanked for doing that. Yeah, this old guy sorta choked up.
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    Quang Tri Viet Nam. 5/4 arty. Mid 70-71.

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    One of the biggest thrills of my life was riding my bike through a newly formed hole in the Berlin Wall. Here's some serious irony. I worked at an intelligence collection site, and after the fall, I rode my bike through the Wall, along the "death strip", and back through the Wall to get to work.
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    Usn 1965-72.

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    Did you catch this article:
    http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/11/11/las...ran/index.html

    We are down to the very last veteran from WW I, and he is 107 years old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CB HI View Post
    That is one nice target.
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    USNA, USS Nathan Hale (SSBN 623), USS Queenfish (SSN 651), USS Swordfish (SSN 579),
    USS Sam Houston (SSN 609)
    Targets are the enemy, but then you bubbleheads always were a little skewed.
    But you're right, one nice BIG target.

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    U.S.S. Forrestal CV 59

    Need I say more????

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    MM1/SS

    Quote Originally Posted by hbrogan
    Need I say more????
    Where were you when the fire broke out? We had to watch a movie about the Forrestal as part of orientation on one of my ships.

    Quote Originally Posted by CB HI View Post
    USS Sam Houston (SSN 609)
    We took some 609 guys onto the 610 during decom I think; sort of combined crews while they gutted the boats.
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    USMC 1970, 71, 72. "D" Company, 1st Battallion, Ninth Marine Regiment. "The Walking Dead". The name was earned before my time. Still, a proud unit with a remarkable story, where I was honored to serve.
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    Royal Marines 3rd Commando Brigade and I was lucky- Rugby and Boxing team so guess how often I was on Fatigues?
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    To anyone that was there and to those who were not. U.S. Navy Viet Nam Mobile Riverine Force c92-1, RVN 68-70.
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    Should also have said went to Cambodia where according to the president at the time we never were. 24 PBR's went in only 4 went home.
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