How many vets here?

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  1. Cesspit

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    Okay;
    Royal Air Force 74-77
    Territorial Army 80-83
    'No combat'

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    'Lots of hand to hand' :eek: If that counts.
     
  2. Sparky2

    Sparky2 Friend of Leo's

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    US Army Warrant Officer helicopter pilot.
    1978 to 2003.
    Served in combat in Desert Shield/Storm.
    Still flying helicopters for the Army, at their aviation test center.
    Wouldn't go back on Active Duty if you held a gun to my head.
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  3. Chud

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    Da boys

    Still in regular contact with a bunch of the guys from back then. I am one of the admins of our reunion site, as well as one of the cat herders for our reunions each year. I also design and organize all of our gear. This year's reunion is in Nashville, and the design is appropriately themed. :cool:

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    Any chance you know Danny Suplee, Pat Rulo, or Terry Lorson?


    I can still hear my DI's yelling TWENTY ONE ELEVENNNNNN!!! :lol::lol:
     
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  4. marshman

    marshman Poster Extraordinaire

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    No, can’t say as I recall any of those names, but I only remember about 8 names anyway.
     
  5. Chud

    Chud Poster Extraordinaire

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    Yeah, I get that. Lol. They were all Cav Scouts in Germany around that time also doing border ops. Maybe a different border.

    I served with Danny's brother Paul in the Marines, but never met Danny unfortunately. He was killed in Afghanistan in 2006. Just by chance I was posting up about my time as a USMC Scout on a motorcycle forum one Memorial Day years ago, and Terry chimed in that he'd been an Army Cav Scout. We got to talking about timing and deployments and it turns out he served with Danny on several occasions. Small world.
     
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  6. arnie5150

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    16R US ARMY
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    Operation Desert Shield/Storm
     
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  7. telemnemonics

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    Not me I was too young for Vietnam and too old for Desert storm.
    I have my old man's dog tags on the table with my computer and the kill plaque thing off PT-192 he served on from '43 to '45 in squadron 12. I can't say he was on it all that time but he joined in 43, PT-192 was in service '43 to '45, and was decommissioned still in working order, never having lost a battle I guess.
     
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  8. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Not many WWII vets telling their tales here, this is off PT-192 and I understand each painted boat represents an enemy craft they sunk.
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  9. duzie

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    1/67 16r towed version .
    We used a gamma-goat for transporting the gun . 82-85
     
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  10. supersoldier71

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    USN 1990-1994 - Gunners Mate - USS Wisconsin, USS Hayler

    USA 2002-2018 - 14T PATRIOT missile launching station operator/maintainer; 37F PSYOP Specialist

    Desert Storm, OIF, OEF, OIR, 6 deployments and a year in South Korea.


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  11. Jim622

    Jim622 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Did the Cuban and Haitian migrations, lots of different types of law enforcement, and Search and Rescue. Oh and the spill in the gulf.

    Thank you to all who have served your countries.
     
  12. Milspec

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    Oh yes, I returned to 100% after getting my neck replaced with 2 three inch metal plates and a dozen screws. Sounds bad, but no loss of movement since. Iagree with you about the heroes, I just lament that I wasn't able to answer the bell the second time.
     
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  13. chulaivet1966

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    Great....that's good to hear Milspec.

    We gave the feds a blank check putting our lives in their hands for a period of time.
    I don't make my military experiences a subject of conversation with anyone....family or otherwise.
    I have nothing to prove....I have no regrets....I'm alive and well.

    On the occasional times this subject comes up I might be game to chime in and hear what others have experienced....whatever that may be.
    My highest respect to all who served honorably in any capacity or MOS.
     
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    PCollen Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Got busted up, sent to
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    honorable discharge, 70% disabled vet status.
     
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    Jim,

    Back when I was a sailor, I always enjoyed working with the USCG. This was kind of the interim period after the Cold War and the deep water (Blue Water) Navy was trying to find its way, so we did a lot of drug interdiction ops and such, but that requires a USCG presence.

    The Coast Guard always worked on the assumption that you could do what you were trained to do, and since you were an adult volunteer, you probably wanted to do whatever it was that needed done.

    It was refreshing!

    PS- I also retired in ‘18. May 1st of that year, I became Sergeant First Class, Retired.


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  18. Jim622

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    Oh yeah - I rode a few navy ships as part of a LEDET team, the El Paso, the Aubrey Fitch, 2 of the 3 hydrofoils out of Key West. When CG first started that your crews thought we were there to find out who had the drugs on board. We had to clear that up quick.

    My brother was navy. I used to enjoy telling him, the CG ensign had to fly from the ship during a boarding, because back then, pre 9/11, for the navy to board a foreign vessel was an act of war. So they had to for legal purposes become a CG vessel.

    Congrats on retiring.
     
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    PCollen Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    If a WWII vet were to have been 25 years old in 1945, they would be 100 this year.
     
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