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Discussion: Armed Forced: Did you Serve?

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May 1, 2005
Elmo
Men's 50
69 posts
Armed Forced: Did you Serve?
Was drafted & served in Viet Nam: got ridiculed when I came home; but felt I did the right thing. I love the way we are standing by our troops whether we believe in the war or not. Please post your time in the Armed Forces; indicate age & whether you are a Vet; any special medals please indicate.


SP/5 John
1970-1971 Can Tho, Viet Nam Vet
54 Years Old

Best growing up experience of my ENTIRE LIFE.
May 1, 2005
TaterinGa
Men's 50
178 posts
I do not have a clue how Elmo's name got on this (he is my teammate 4 hours down the road) but to set the record straight TaterInGa posted the Armed Forces Question

Thanks Taterman Miken/Old South 05
May 2, 2005
TexasTransplant
Men's 70
416 posts
For those of you have not attended, SPA and Ridge Hooks do a nice job of recognizing veterans at their All-America Classic (Plano, TX - June).

Jim Morgan
Age 60
1LT
US Army Signal Corps 1967-69
261st Signal Company
Phu Hiep, RVN - 1968
May 2, 2005
Airbosn
Men's 65
319 posts
USN, 31 years, Enlisted 62 - Retired Nov 92 CWO4, Nam 67 and backdoor to Nam 72/73(Thai/Cambo boarder). It was my pleasure to serve this great country.
May 2, 2005
TaterinGa
Men's 50
178 posts
Thanks for loving the USA that much.

Tater
May 2, 2005
Mitch
Men's 50
68 posts
USAF Apr. 69 to May 93 (retired), 24 yrs. Thailand 74-75, while there, got outstanding unit award with Valor. Stationed in England twice and 7 other places within the states. You have to Love what you're doing to move "that" many times. God bless our Troops and everyone defending this great country of ours. Give our troops any and everything they need, no questions asked.
May 3, 2005
kdog
Men's 50
13 posts
Ken Reese, Air Force, 66-69, Tet Offensive, Vietnam, NKP Thailand. Two year break, rejoined in 72-90, Korea, Okinawa, Japan, Panama Invasion, retired 1990. The Air Force was a great experience, and we should be proud of every minute, our present day military persons are serving.
May 3, 2005
seedog
Men's 55
28 posts
jimmy see usmc '68 republic of vietnam dong ha, khe san danang but spent 18 mos in beautiful olongopo, phillipines MANNNNN!!!!!!
May 3, 2005
armiho211
Men's 70
407 posts
joined the navy, jan 1960, served aboard 3 destroyers, USS LYMAN K SWENSON, USS PRESTON,USS ORLECK, while aboard the SWENSON, we were assigned patroling the taiwan/china straits, this was in '62/63, a little before viet nam started . when tour was over,on return back to the states, we were diverted to cuba, during the cuban missle crises. we do what we gotta do to protect this great country,... FRANK ARMIJO,USN, 3RD CLASS PETTY OFFICER, RD3, SERVED 1960- 1964. (TEXAS LEGENDS 60'S)
May 4, 2005
terryspears
Men's 55
38 posts
Enlisted Army April 1966
Retired September 1991
Tried to go to the Nam, but the Army in it's infinite wisdom sent me to Germany. I ain't mad at 'em. MP, Field Artillery, Drill Sgt
May 5, 2005
Joncon
285 posts
Draft lottery number 300 something in 1971

Thanks to all of you that DID serve but I was not cut out for the military. HIGH SCHOOL was too regimented for my candy ass.
May 5, 2005
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2617 posts
I too would like to thank everyone that served. My father was a lifer in the Air Force so I was around military life most of you younger years.
I was classifeid 1Y then 4F (flat feet!)
May 6, 2005
Steve
Men's 55
24 posts
Navy - '69-'73 Mostly in Japan. Russian Linguist who flew around the Sea of Japan just off Russia. The Pueblo taken, shot down EC-121 ring any bells in that area. Not 'Nam but we had the North Koreans.
May 8, 2005
Connie
Women's 55
116 posts
Hey Guys - Just wanted to say this-- don't forget us Women who also served our United States. I PROUDLY served in the U.S.A.F and I know a lot of the Senior Softball players did also! SO - for ALL that served GOD BLESS THE USA!!
May 10, 2005
houdini11
Men's 55
6 posts
Viet Nam was an experience of a lifetime. I praise "GOD" that he saw me thru --especially in the TET offensive of 1968
May 10, 2005
TaterinGa
Men's 50
178 posts
Connie: I know that the Armed Forces could not survive without the women. I would hate to think that God would have made the world & only put us guys in it. Thanks for all the contributions.
May 11, 2005
Rod
Men's 70
24 posts
Rod Sweet, USN 59-63 Radarman, USS Valley Forge CVS 45 and USS Randoph CVS 15 If I had to do it over again I would go USAF so I could play ball.
May 12, 2005
Cobrapilot
Men's 50
27 posts
Retired Army CW4 helicopter pilot (1970-1990). Served in Vietnam (Can Tho 71-72 & 2 tours in Germany). 56 years young. Praying for all those soldiers facing the dangers overseas!
May 12, 2005
Proudtex40
57 posts
I'm a retired Chief Warrant Officer; served 22 great years (71-93); served most of my career as a counterintelligence officer working primarily in special ops assignments; got a bunch of medals, but my most important document was my retirement papers. I had a great career serving with some of the finest officers, NCO's, and enlisted troops in the military and I'm still working as a Department of Army Civilian (GS15) at Fort Belvoir, VA.
God Bless All the Vets!
Steve Shannon
Damon's
May 12, 2005
TaterinGa
Men's 50
178 posts
CobraPilot: I was stationed @ Can Tho thru October 1971; served with the 16th Air Cav; AH-1G Cobra Technician. You & I must have been there about the same time. I may have worked on your heli.

Taterman
May 13, 2005
Cobrapilot
Men's 50
27 posts
Taterman: We must have met each other as I was also in C/16 Cav. My call sign was Darkhorse 20, and I mostly flew slicks but on occasion would help out the Cobra guys and fly front seat for them. I enjoyed myself in the Cobra so much that I later got a Cobra transition and went on to Cobra maintenance test flight training and spent the rest of my career flying cobras. If you are interested, Darkhorse has a web site, http://home.jps.net/~dhcntrl. It has some great information about the unit and all the personnel. It was a great unit and it provided me with some great memories and friends. Take care and keep swinging. Cobrapilot
May 15, 2005
TaterinGa
Men's 50
178 posts
CobraPilot: I was also in the Darkhorse division: Look me up if you come to the ASA,NSA,SPA, ISA, SSWC. Miken/Old South out of Ga. # 50 (you will recognize me; big & slow as molasses on a cold winter day).
Remember Capt. Chamberlain; Major Valouche; Sgt. Wright; Inspector Hougart???


Taterman
May 18, 2005
mad dog
Men's 60
3930 posts
was in the air force 69-73. phoenix(luke afb),osan korea,and mather afb in sacramento
bob modesto blackhawks #77
May 23, 2005
jax21
Men's 55
14 posts
Drafted 1969, Fort Polk, LA, 11 Bravo. Went to Nam in 1971, Cam Rahn Bay. Got early out to go back to school. Demonstrated a little against the war. Still a little bitter about how Americans treated us. Now, all military people are Heros just for showing up. I too respect and support the troops. Not the War.
June 4, 2005
GARYCOWBOYS
Men's 50
2 posts
yes i serve in the usaf 69-90 and love every minute of it . i was into all types of sports in which was my job
June 11, 2005
parko
2 posts
parko expow ww2
WAS IN 106 inf div in battle of bulge
June 11, 2005
parko
2 posts
parko12@aol.com

add to played with KIDS & KUBS OF FLA. WON WORLD SERIES IN DETROIT IN 80 YEAR OLD DIV>.
STILL PLAYING IN CENTRAL FLA.
June 11, 2005
TexasTransplant
Men's 70
416 posts
Congratulations, Parko.

My Dad was there with you in the Bulge.

I can only hope I'm still playing at 80. What's your secret?
June 12, 2005
Dudley
Men's 60
23 posts
Ron "Dudley" Turner, SMSgt, USAF,Retired.....27 Years....Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Germany, Italy, Hawaii. Played ball the whole 27 years!! Retired Jan 94. Wouldn't trade the military experience for anything!! God Bless the USA!
June 14, 2005
T-REX
64 posts
US ARMY...3 YEARS,AND DAMN PROUD TO HAVE SERVED,AND WOULD DEFEND OUR LIBERTIES,TOMORROW IF THE NEED BE....GOD BLESS THE USA
June 16, 2005
einstein
Men's 50
3114 posts
I'm proud of all you guys.
Patriots come in all shapes and sizes and commitments.
I went to Canada instead of going and you know what,
I'm proud of me, too.
God bless us, everyone.
June 19, 2005
Mitch
Men's 50
68 posts
Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there. Although my Father doesn't read this website, I'd like to wish him a Happy Father's day. He was at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 when it was attacked. He's alive today at 90 and doing great. I hope I've got his genes. I'm extremely proud of him and that's the reason why I stayed in the Air Force for 24 years.
God Bless you all.
June 22, 2005
TaterinGa
Men's 50
178 posts
Thanks to all responses: due to this post, I have found some lost friends that I served with in Can Tho, VN; Cobrapilot: you & I were on the same field. Cannot wait to work the next Darkhorse reunion into my schedule. Even though VN was not accepted by most Americans; I still would not take anything for that experience.
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