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FreezerFreezer Senior MemberPosts: 1,988 Senior Member
A heart felt salute to all the men and women who have served this great country.

Lets stand together for Roll Call

HM2 R Brill USN 13 years (me)

HM1 J Brill USN 15 years (wife)
I like Elmer Keith; I married his daughter :wink:
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  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    My future son in law USAF Major and C130 Talon pilot just separated after 16 years.  This is his first Veterans Day!  Daughter is about to become one after 10.  Son still in and will be for 4 more to his 20.
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 8,205 Senior Member
    USAF 1969-1995. F-4 crew chief Da Nang 1971.
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,594 Senior Member
    USA 1977-1997  Traffic Management Specialist 
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 7,596 Senior Member

    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • 104RFAST104RFAST Senior Member Posts: 1,281 Senior Member
    1962/1966 F-104B and QF-104A Crew Chief, Eglin AFB. 
    BTW I had a very nice free lunch today at Applebee's, lots of Vet's, Good for Applebee's 
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,434 Senior Member
    86/94 5811 Military Police
    And Happy 244th  🎂 USMC

    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 4,983 Senior Member
    4 years USAF
    4 years USNR

    JAY
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    SH4 1972-1976. Ships Store records clerk and pants presser to the Chiefs, and the officers that thought they ran the ship! :D

    Me on left, and my shipmate 'Goose' Gosling skating away on the thin ice of a new day after morning muster somewhere in the Med in '73.


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    ― Douglas Adams
  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,484 Senior Member
    USAF 1978 -1985 C-141 crew chief, calibration tecnician
    "He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm."

    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and politician
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,529 Senior Member
    U.S.  Army 1969-1974, Fire Control Specialist, Army Air Defense Command
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 8,205 Senior Member
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,236 Senior Member

    Army, 1966-1971.  Viet Nam 68-69, 2/3, 199 Light Infantry Brigade.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,464 Senior Member
    edited November 2019 #14
    USMC, '77-'81. 2542 Comm, but our '30's era gear rarely worked, so in the field we usually got sent to the grunts.

    2nd Force Troops.
    3rd Marine Amphibious Brigade.
    1st Marine Air Wing.
    4th Marine Division HQs.


    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,594 Senior Member
    Woodsrunner was a USN Vet 
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,464 Senior Member
    Thanks for posting that.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • rbsivleyrbsivley Senior Member Posts: 1,166 Senior Member
    USAR 1975-1985 Engineers, USAR AGR 1986-2007, Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003-2004.
    Randy

    Rank does not concur privileges. It imposes responsibility. Author unknown

    8 For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God 9 not by works, lest any man should boast.
    Ephesians 2:8-9
  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 2,381 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    Woodsrunner was a USN Vet 
    Yes. Retired as a Commander as a I recall. 
  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 2,381 Senior Member

    USN 89-95. Data Systems Technician, USS Wasp. 
  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,721 Senior Member
    USN 76-80 Boiler tech. USS Henderson DD-785
    Just look at the flowers Lizzie, just look at the flowers.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,925 Senior Member
    Nutty Ned
    1965-1985

    Flew a C-46 once from the left seat once after getting airborne.
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,464 Senior Member
    NN said:
    Nutty Ned
    1965-1985

    Flew a C-46 once from the left seat once after getting airborne.
    Gotta be a story behind that.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,925 Senior Member
    NN said:
    Nutty Ned
    1965-1985

    Flew a C-46 once from the left seat once after getting airborne.
    Gotta be a story behind that.

    Mike
    Nothing special----I had tagged along on a logistic flight from Cherry Point to somewhere in VT. The aircraft Commander, a LTCOL, wanted to take a nap in the back and told me to get in his seat and fly the plane. He left me up there with some hotshot Maj co-pilot.


    I guess I was a little rough, having never flown a two engine prop A/C before and caught
    some static from the Major. Then when the Col came back up front, he complained about me being  ham-fisted.


    The Col told him to relax cause I was a NFO not a pilot.

    Actually I did not do too bad ----I stayed reasonably well on altitude and heading  and most importantly on the airway.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,925 Senior Member
    NN said:
    Nutty Ned
    1965-1985

    Flew a C-46 once from the left seat once after getting airborne.

  • GilaGila Posts: 1,830 Senior Member
    AT1 - Twelve years in the Navy, and member of the Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club. 

    We had a nice lunch at my VFW, Post 4903, after the parade in Tucson today.
    No good deed goes unpunished...
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Thank you all for your service and sacrifices.  You deserve much more than just one day in the calendar.
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,841 Senior Member
    US Army, April 1970 to April 1973 Medical Laboratory Specialist / Blood Bank Specialist (SP5), USAREUR Blood Bank, Landstuhl, Germany. This was a mobile unit and we went to many parts of Germany to draw blood from those stationed in Germany, and for the troops in Viet Nam and other places in Europe. The attached picture was taken on the morning I left Landstuhl before ETS-ing from the Army. The guy on the right side was going with me, and the one on the left was another friend from the company I was in.



    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,594 Senior Member
    US Army, April 1970 to April 1973 Medical Laboratory Specialist / Blood Bank Specialist (SP5), USAREUR Blood Bank, Landstuhl, Germany. This was a mobile unit and we went to many parts of Germany to draw blood from those stationed in Germany, and for the troops in Viet Nam and other places in Europe. The attached picture was taken on the morning I left Landstuhl before ETS-ing from the Army. The guy on the right side was going with me, and the one on the left was another friend from the company I was in.



    SP5, I was one of those for a while also. You and the guy on the left had pretty long hair, even for the 70s.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,841 Senior Member
    edited November 2019 #29
    Diver43 said:
    SP5, I was one of those for a while also. You and the guy on the left had pretty long hair, even for the 70s.
    Medical companies were traditionally pretty lax, at least in Germany compared to the combat outfits, but if you kept your hair above the collar and off your ears, and the moustache above the corner of the mouth, you could get away with it. The guy on the right had much longer hair, but he hid it by putting a lot of hair grooming stuff in it, and brushing it straight back. I think they were leaving short-timers be.
    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,594 Senior Member
    We forgot to account for BigChief and seeing he can't post on here Teach
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • Vic's ViewpointVic's Viewpoint Senior Member Posts: 1,210 Senior Member
    Victor T Lafrank, USAF 1962 - 1966, USAREUR ComZ, 3-1/2 years @ Evreux-Fauville Air Base, Normandy, France.  Admin specialist and unofficial base translator, Jack of all Trades.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Participated in a nice "Salute to our Alumni Veterans" at my old high school in Alexandria, VA yesterday, with the entire student body, teachers and administrators in attendance.  There was a guest speaker, patriotic hymns, the school band played the services' dedicated songs, and numerous standing ovations for us, the veterans.  Since I was easily the oldest vet alumnus there, I got my own portrait picture taken, plus the promise of a pic and small write-up in the school's annual magazine.  I must confess I can't wait to see it!  It was very pleasant, and I departed suitably uplifted.
    Member formerly known as "vlafrank."
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