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Old 11-11-08, 12:58 PM
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Old 11-11-08, 08:51 PM
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Happy Veterans Day, everyone.


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Old 11-11-08, 08:54 PM
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Lowry TTC, Denver, CO

May '62 to August '65

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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Old 11-11-08, 08:56 PM
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My thanks and praise to each of you who served.
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Old 11-11-08, 09:09 PM
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I am supposed to be the 6th person from the right.

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Old 11-11-08, 09:15 PM
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USS Princeton (LPH-5) Aircraft Carrier 1969-70
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Old 11-11-08, 09:20 PM
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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..
Not bad for an old doc/
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Old 11-11-08, 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo Slim View Post
USS Princeton (LPH-5) Aircraft Carrier
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)
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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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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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Old 11-12-08, 12:09 PM
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MM1/SS

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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.

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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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Old 11-12-08, 12:27 PM
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USN 1961-1980 Was a different time.
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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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Old 11-12-08, 06:32 PM
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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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Not a Vet, just a military brat, Yokohama/Yokosuka, Japan, 1954 - 1973.
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