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« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2006, 11:50:52 AM »

Ken Turner
USMC Sgt..... Aviation electrician and Instrument/flight Controls.

1952-1955.....13 months in Japan.... I was  a Canadian.living in USA when I joined.

I worked on Tug Boats before joining ......I asked for Sea duty or amtracts.   So they sent me to Aviation School!!!!
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« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2006, 12:06:39 PM »

    A/2 Robert P Smith   1958 / 1962
   Thule Greenland   Disc Jockey AFRTS
   Beale Air Force Base  Maryssville Cal   Heavy Equipment Operator
 
   Offitt Air Force Base  Omaha Neb   Heavy Equipment Operator

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WHAT EVER YOU DO, OR TO WHO YOU DO IT TOO, DO IT WITH A SMILE, IT MAKES IT LEGAL THAT WAY.
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« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2006, 12:45:46 PM »

Fellow BusNuts and brother Veterans.  I was too young for Korea and too old for 'Nam but served my time, proudly, in the uniform of the United States Army.  And I commend each and every one of you and thank you for your service to our country, whether in war or peace.

Because of Political interference in Korea and Viet Nam we were unable to attain what we Americans know so well as Victory, which is the total submission of the enemy.  And we left far too many MIA's unaccounted for in 'Nam...but one day......

We are once again on the threshold of a negotiated cease of hostilities.  To those of us with our hearts in the right place, next to our fallen comrades and the American Flag, I take issue with those who would make our colors run and will do so until I find Eternal Rest.

Like our Fathers, who placed the trust of our Nation and its' future in us, I pray that future generations might be inspired by the "Greatest Generation" and their offspring....but Oh...how I fear......

But I do, "Pledge Allegence to the Flag...of the United States of America.  And to the Republic, for which it stands...one Nation, Under God, with Liberty and Justice, for all.

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« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2006, 12:52:57 PM »

And let me add this, to our Allies who fought with us in each and every encounter with a foreign power who thought that they might force a ideology upon Free People...a personal "Thank you", whether you be Canadian, Australian, British,  or whatever. We also honor you today and thank you for your service to your country and the common cause for world peace.

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« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2006, 01:13:07 PM »

AO2 Chris Christensen  E-5
Fighter Squadron VF-84
1968-1972
Flightdeck Red Shirt Ordnanceman aboard the carrier FDR CVA-42
Participated in Top Gun June 1969

I'm not complaining, worked many, many Veternan's Day Weekends. 
I'm glad to have been given the opportunity to serve and would do it all over again, happily !!
To those saying "thanks" to us, thank you for recognizing us !!!!

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« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2006, 01:31:42 PM »

TT1 Jim King

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5/85 - 9/00

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« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2006, 05:15:52 PM »

Edegar Jewett
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9/63 to 12/66
Spent 23 months over seas but only drew 21 months combat pay for being in Vietnam.

When I came home, people were waiting at airports and spitting on the returning servicemen as they deplaned.  Somehow I expected better.

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« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2006, 05:22:24 PM »

Army Aviation Crew Chief, service in Vietnam and Germany.  Yeah, I guess I expected better too, but not everyone has the same insight as we do...Here's a handshake and my recognition of fellow veterans.  We should hold our heads high!
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« Reply #23 on: November 11, 2006, 05:52:48 PM »

US Army Infantry, Sgt. E5. Vietnam  Sept. 70- Nov. 71.  Two months in Co. A  2/27th  Wolfhounds, 25th Infantry Division. (Tropic Lightning),  and the rest of the time with Co. D 1/52nd,  21st Infantry Division, (Americal).
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« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2006, 07:43:11 PM »

SSGT Albert H. Clay
B.Co !5th. Medical Bn.
1ST. Cav. Div.
Vietnam - 66-67
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« Reply #25 on: November 11, 2006, 08:12:23 PM »

Ray Lala
US Navy 1966 to 1970
E-5  Avation electronics tech.
Viet Nam 1968-69
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« Reply #26 on: November 11, 2006, 08:22:24 PM »

What is BUS Spelled backwards?


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« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2006, 06:10:39 AM »

My Dad is a retired Master Chief USN 57-78 and He has told me alot of stories of how the Vietnam Vets were treated when they returned. I was just a kid, so I don't remember much. I personally have seen and done some things during the first Gulf War that I want to forget (trust me) I was at the battle of Al Khafji, but that is a drop in the bucket compared to what the Vietnam Vets have been through.

I am so humbled to be here in the presence of you guys (Vietnam Vets). Gentlemen I salute you and you will always have my HIGHEST respect.


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« Reply #28 on: November 12, 2006, 06:43:03 AM »

USAF (SAC) 1962-1966 Aircraft/mechanic B-47 & KC-135
A1/C E-4 Schilling AFB Kansas & Walker AFB New Mexico.
I tell folks that I am a Cold War veteran that I never was in Viet Nam.
Most reply like this Oh! So your not a Viet Nam verteran.
Would I do it again darn right I would.I enjoyed every minute of it.
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« Reply #29 on: November 12, 2006, 06:51:06 AM »

Retired CW3 U.S. Army 1966-1987
Combat medic RVN KheSahn, Ashau Valley.
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