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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Chipss36, Mar 9, 2020.
Sgt., USAF 1966-1970, logistics, computers - UNIVAC 1050-II, disaster control.
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.
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 *****.
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 .
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.
USAF/NYANG Duel Status Technician. Retired. '95-'13.
Crew Chief and Metals Tech Specialist.
C-5 and C-17.
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.
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.
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...
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!
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.
2nd Btn 6th Marines, 2nd Btn 8th Marines Camp Lejeune, NC
Machine Gunner Infantry
Aircraft Armament Systems Specialist
RAF Lakenheath, UK
US Army 1990 - 1996
13N Lance Missile Crew member from 1990 - 1993
68F Aircraft Electrician (Apaches, Blackhawks, OH58s, Chinooks) from 1993 - 1996
Guarded a heli-base during Desert Storm in Germany in the snow instead of the sand.
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.
USN 1976-2001 Pentagon 9/11
Yes. But not American.
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.