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Old 08-16-2016, 06:46 PM   #21
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Permanent assignment - Technical Control Communications Systems - 1957 Comm Gp -
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That should read Hickam AFB...my apologies to aviation pioneer Lieutenant Colonel Horace Meek Hickam for not having edited my post fully.
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Old 08-16-2016, 08:31 PM   #22
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Thanks to all our veterans who have served and are still serving our great country and God bless those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

US Air Force enlisted 1966 - 1970.

Basic training - Lackland AFB - San Antonio, TX;
Electronics Communications Tech school - Keesler AFB - Biloxi, MS;
Permanent assignment - Technical Control Communications Systems - 1957 Comm Gp -
Hickman AFB - Honolulu, HI 1967-1970. E-4
Larry,

We were in at the same time. After Keesler I went to Japan and then Turkey.

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Old 08-16-2016, 08:46 PM   #23
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Larry,

We were in at the same time. After Keesler I went to Japan and then Turkey.

Ken
Ken,

What was your AfSC? Must have been in electronics since you were at Keesler.
Fuchu AFB?

I was in the triangle area at Keesler. 3386th squadron. Biloxi then was nothing like what it is now. Was just down there this past weekend.

I had requested Japan or Philippines. Suppose they just decide to station me in the Pacific but couldn't complain. Lost some good friends in Vietnam.

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Old 08-23-2016, 03:58 PM   #24
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Old 08-23-2016, 07:41 PM   #25
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Ken,

What was your AfSC? Must have been in electronics since you were at Keesler.
Fuchu AFB?

I was in the triangle area at Keesler. 3386th squadron. Biloxi then was nothing like what it is now. Was just down there this past weekend.

I had requested Japan or Philippines. Suppose they just decide to station me in the Pacific but couldn't complain. Lost some good friends in Vietnam.

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Telecommunications, wanted radio maintenance; I was at Camp Drake. Army hospital facility mostly about an hour from Tokyo. 500 of our brothers wounded in Nam every two weeks. A few of our sisters also.
Then a year on a mountain top on the opposite side of the world.
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Old 08-25-2016, 12:05 AM   #26
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Enlisted - US Army, Feb '66 thru Nov. '68 E-6

Assigned to 98th MP, Fort Ord, CA Aug. '66 thru Dec. '66

Assigned 25th Infantry in Cu Chi and Tay Ninh as 11b Jan. '67 thru Dec. '67.

Assigned 25th Infantry D trp 3/4 Cav in Cu Chi as an aerial observer/door gunner Dec. '67 thru Oct. 28, '68.

Time in country, 22 mos, 8 days (8 hrs)

To my fellow Vets.......
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Old 08-29-2016, 02:29 PM   #27
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Sat around the camp fire at the host site the other night, 1 retired Marine, 3 Navy, one a WWII vet, 1 Army and myself to represent the Air Force. Get a lot of military here at Lewis Mtn on the Skyline Drive.
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Old 08-29-2016, 05:05 PM   #28
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Thanks to all that served and are serving. My prayers go out to the Families of those that gave all.

U.S. Army Retired here (25 yrs)
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God Bless the Soldier and their Family so that the Soldier can defend this great Country.
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Old 08-30-2016, 12:37 PM   #29
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U.S. Army E5 (transportation), Germany 1970, Viet Nam part of 1971-72, and then WSMR New Mexico 1973.


To all who served, thank you and welcome home. To all who are serving, god bless and we think of you often.
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Old 09-05-2016, 02:55 AM   #30
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Electronics school at Groton, CT, Loran Stations at Saipan and Palau, Port Clarence, AK. (80 miles NW of Nome), USCGC Chilula, CG Yard Electronics Depot, - Chief Electronic Tech at CG Radio Station, Washington DC,
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Flight Training , Air Stations at Brooklyn, NY, -Cape May,NJ -New Orleans , LA and -NAS Pensacola, FL
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Father was a sergeant in the Army, 1916, expedition with General Pershing and LT George Patton chasing Pancho Villa thru Mexico.

Thanks to all who have served-
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Old 11-08-2016, 03:45 AM   #31
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Half my life as a soldier- proud to serve
1971-1973 Regular Army (Infantry)
1976-1983 US Army Reserve
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Once a soldier always a soldier
thank-you to all the vets out there for your service
May God bless the USA
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Old 11-08-2016, 04:27 AM   #32
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27 Years total w/ the US Air Force
11/97-04/89 (US Army Res)
5/89-12/94 AD
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CONUS/ TX/MS/UT (2) /CO/WY/NM (2)
OCONUS: Philippines, Republic of; Italy; Korea, Republic of; Canada; Afghanistan, Islamic Republic of.

Now looking to full time in a RV and see this great county that I have defended.

For those who have served thank you!!!
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Old 11-08-2016, 12:20 PM   #33
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Veteran's Day 2016 - blessings to those who served and to those still serving. Thanks to you all everyday of the year but especially on Nov 11. Personal thoughts as an old Buffalo Solider "Ready and Forward" in remembrance.
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Old 11-08-2016, 12:51 PM   #34
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I retired from the Navy in 2007, 20 years of submarine service. Never saw an overseas tour, but many underseas tours...

I thank everyone here for their service. Each one of you did your part to preserve the freedoms of this country.
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Old 11-08-2016, 01:18 PM   #35
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[QUOTE=I thank everyone here for their service. Each one of you did your part to preserve the freedoms of this country.[/QUOTE]

I second that and wish everyone a great Veteran's Day and that you will get out and vote, and vote wisely today if you haven't already.

"We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm."
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Old 11-08-2016, 01:22 PM   #36
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Thanks to one and all Veterans Past and Present for your service to this great Country.

With November 11th just the end of the week the public sector are taking note and as such are offering many discounts and freebies to the Veteran.

Please go to themilitarywallet.com and download the Veterans day free meals and discounts listing.

I retired in 1995 and it is nice to see the appreciation these days (a lot different than in the early 1970's)!

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Old 11-08-2016, 03:25 PM   #37
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United States Marine Corp 1968-1975, 2 1/2 tours across the pond. Tried to reenlist for Desert Storm, was turned down because I was over 35, BS. Police officer 1975-1980 while attending college.


Grandfather served in WW1, fought in the Arden forest, he lost hearing in left ear due to grenade, shot in left leg, walked with a limp until passing at the age of 96!


It was an honor to have served! Thank you to every veteran for serving and also to everyone for supporting or troops!!!
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Old 11-08-2016, 04:16 PM   #38
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New member and first post, glad to have found this site with all the great info.


USAF 1970-1976, crew chief on Phantom F-4 fighter, many TDY'S (deployments).
It is so great to receive this appreciation for our service to our country as those of us that served during the 60's and 70's will understand.


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Old 11-08-2016, 05:55 PM   #39
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Old 11-08-2016, 06:14 PM   #40
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New member and first post, glad to have found this site with all the great info.


USAF 1970-1976, crew chief on Phantom F-4 fighter, many TDY'S (deployments).
It is so great to receive this appreciation for our service to our country as those of us that served during the 60's and 70's will understand.


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Welcome to the Forums. You'll find the people to be friendly and helpful with a wealth of knowledge to share. The F-4 is my all time favorite fighter.

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