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Are you a Vet?

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by DPSwitch, May 27, 2012.

  1. pintofstout

    pintofstout New Member

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    The Peterson (DD-969) had three. I needlegunned every last flake of paint from all three, I know them well.

    I wish I could go back to A-gang knowing what I know now.
     
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  2. doc havoc

    doc havoc A cunning linguist

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    And while needle gunning, did you inhale all of the "red lead" primer dust? :D I have no idea how many we had, just remember the guys from below the water line talking about York chillers.
     
  3. GTT

    GTT Wannabe on a boat on a bay with a beer, & my Babe!

    I was not in an engineering rate aboard the boats. But, much of the at sea time was in the north Atlantic, and, well, the seawater was rather on the COOL side. Would love to have copies of the piping and electrical TAB's we had to study for qualification.
     
  4. Refrigman919

    Refrigman919 Yes I am one of those DIRT TRACK people!

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    I am not a Vet. I do however have a stepson in the USMC. Thanks to all you guy's who served. They would not take me because of medical. Happy early Memorial Day.
     
  5. BuckeyeBob

    BuckeyeBob New Member

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    US army 1967-71.
    Thailand 1 tour
    RVN. 2 tours macv phu bai.
     
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  6. Texas-Tech

    Texas-Tech Official Geezer*

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    Thank you for your service. What years were you in Nam? Were you there for tet
     
  7. BuckeyeBob

    BuckeyeBob New Member

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    Was in vn from sept 67-Aug. 68 and August 69-July 70. Yes was there for tet. Phu bai is about 8 miles south of Hue. Was big fun.
     
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  8. Texas-Tech

    Texas-Tech Official Geezer*

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    I missed it, arrived in 69, June till 70. Main camp Cu Chi
     
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  9. BuckeyeBob

    BuckeyeBob New Member

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    Glad you missed tet. Cu chi couldn't have been much fun either. Thank you for your service also. I got to visit the hospital at Danang a few times for some minor extraneous holes in my carcass. Never got to cu chi. Did visit two other countries while there, oops, forget that part.
     
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  10. Texas-Tech

    Texas-Tech Official Geezer*

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    Cu Chi was a maze of tunnels underneath. I heard the rockets were plentiful
     
  11. BuckeyeBob

    BuckeyeBob New Member

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    Monday nights were rocket nights blew out the em club wall during some uso stripper show.
     
  12. Texas-Tech

    Texas-Tech Official Geezer*

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    That's like adding insult to injury
     
  13. BuckeyeBob

    BuckeyeBob New Member

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    There was an upside to this event. Three of us grabbed and protected three of the Filipino strippers. Only cost us $20 mpc. Each. Was a good time. Bye.
     
  14. jafcb

    jafcb New Member

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    20 Years in the U.S. Army as an Engineer! as far as deployments
    1995-96 94th Engineers, Bosnia in Tuzla
    2002 52nd/101st Engineers Iraq
    2004 60th/ 10th mountain Ordnance Iraq
    2006 43rd ASG Iraq
    2009 37th Engineers/ 82nd Airborne
    2010 37th Engineers/ 82nd airborne
    and 1 ex wife not sure if that is considered hostile environments
     
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  15. QuickRick

    QuickRick Proud to be a Deplorable

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    I was in the DC Army National Guard, 104th Light Maintenance Unit. (does this count?)

    QR
     
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  16. jafcb

    jafcb New Member

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    QuickRick it does not matter if you are national guard, reserve or even Coast guard you volunteered
     
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  17. doc havoc

    doc havoc A cunning linguist

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    jafcb Thank you for your service.
     
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  18. doc havoc

    doc havoc A cunning linguist

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    QuickRick thank you for your service
     
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  19. QuickRick

    QuickRick Proud to be a Deplorable

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    Thanks guys,

    this was 6 years of service but I was never in the danger as many of you others. My hat is off to you all!

    QR
     
  20. jafcb

    jafcb New Member

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    hey guys it is 1 am and i am wondering if any other vets have or have had issues with sleeping! i seem to go three or four days with out sleep then get 2-3 hours and am good for a few days! sorry if this is a ramble i am on day four and wide awake