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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Chipss36, Mar 9, 2020.

  1. slauson slim

    slauson slim Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

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    Sgt., USAF 1966-1970, logistics, computers - UNIVAC 1050-II, disaster control.
     
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  2. muscmp

    muscmp Tele-Afflicted

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    us army, pershing nuclear missile.

    last vet's day, i mentioned that i was a vet to the cashier in a store, thinking that i might get a discount. she said oh, my dog has an injured paw can you look at it? i told her i don't do house calls but she could look up a veterinarian, and i pronounced that word loudly, in her area.

    play music!
     
  3. skitched

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    USAF Ammo (AKA Munitions Systems) from 1997-2001 Active Duty, 2001-2006 Reserves.

    Good gig for a dumb-dumb that didn't really know what to do after high school, got to live in Kuwait and Turkey, went to Alberta and Vegas for short term TDI, and was able to travel a bit in Europe with free airfare. Helped me pay for college. . .

    Not sure why some people think the military has much to do with politics, most Veteran's have a better understanding of what a war really costs. . . Thankfully my job meant that during combat I was thousands of miles away working my ass off in the hot sun building bombs instead of on the front lines getting shot at. . . but I'm a bit of a *****.
     
  4. tery

    tery Doctor of Teleocity

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    Military service is a wonderful experience between high school and adulthood . One is away from home for the first time but still has some adult supervision and learns personal responsibility , discipline , and skill training with honor and pride .
     
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  5. TheGoodTexan

    TheGoodTexan Super Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

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    Admin Post
    Hey folks - I just cleaned up this thread a bit and handed out a warning.

    If anyone comes into this thread to cause derision or makes an attempt to troll it off the rails... please do not respond to that post - just hit the report button for it. If you respond to it, it makes it much harder to clean the thread up and allow it to keep going. If anyone on this site can practice self discipline, it should be the folks in this thread. Please just hit report on any trollish behavior. Don't respond to it, or quote it.

    Much appreciation!
     
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  6. hdvades

    hdvades Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    USAF/NYANG Duel Status Technician. Retired. '95-'13.
    Crew Chief and Metals Tech Specialist.
    C-5 and C-17.
    No combat.
     
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  7. Wobbles

    Wobbles Tele-Meister

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  8. chulaivet1966

    chulaivet1966 Tele-Afflicted

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    Cool...that works for me...guess I can chime with other Brothers who've served.

    Any combat vets?...yep...attached to the 5th Marines
    What branch?....USMC - 1965-1969
    What job ?....Mortars
    Anything else?...lotta a miles in choppers, WIA 9/11/66, drinking creek water and hoarding heat tabs (should anyone remember those :))

    Respect to all that have served honorably....carry on.
     
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  9. koolaide

    koolaide Tele-Afflicted

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    I have already responded. but want to give a shout out to Mod -Good Texan for getting rid of the inappropriate post, and for supporting this thread. Nuff said.
     
  10. Torren61

    Torren61 Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    USAF 1978-1982, Corrosion Control Specialist, Carswell AFB Fort Worth TX, I painted B-52 bombers in camo design. You ever look up and see one? I was good...
     
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  11. Chipss36

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    Goodtexan thank you sir.
    And will do!
    I had no idea so many of us out there.
    Love loyalty and respect to all for you!
     
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  12. Toto'sDad

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    On high blessing to each of you vets. You deserve anything you can get out of having served, plus some more. Thank you for your service.
     
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  13. tlsmith

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    Guarded a heli-base during Desert Storm in Germany in the snow instead of the sand.
     
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    Dreadnut Friend of Leo's

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    I will post a link here because I'm sure it will be OK. I founded the Guitars4Vets chapter here in Grand Rapids, MI in 2009; we were one of the first ten chapters established nationally. We've graduated over 85 Veterans through this program; each of them gets a brand new acoustic guitar + accessories from Guitars4Vets. We have a big State of Michigan Veterans Home here and a lot of generous volunteers, many who are also Vets. After some much-appreciated publicity, we had so many donated guitars that we were able to send 6 guitars each to Chicago and Cleveland to help them get their chapters started.

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct...eterans.html&usg=AOvVaw014Ij5O13kkUQNFpmINSBO
     
  17. Dreadnut

    Dreadnut Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks GT!
     
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  20. FLHT

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    Fair enough, I'll keep that in mind going forward. I apologize for contributing to that, it just hit a little too close to home and I couldn't let it go. I actually toned it down twice before I posted, but I should've done as you said. Cheers.
     
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