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  1. Revhendo

    Revhendo Master ACME Tech

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    That is awesome. I spent most of my time in an 818 5t 6x6 recovery truck. I later upgraded to the 10t 8x8 MAN recovery truck in Germany. (I don't remember the designation, 1002?)
    I wasn't dealing well with the transition of old army to the new army. Steel pots weren't the only thing from the Viet Nam era they were dumping, if you know what I mean. So I turned down a bonus for reupping and cross training at Ft. Huachuca, did some time in the reserves and called it a day.
     
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    • JoeSBP

      JoeSBP RLTW!

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      after 16 combat deployments, I'm counting the days to retirement.
      brother, times they are a changing..

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      • JeffisOld

        JeffisOld Old, Ugly and generally Disagreeable!

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        Oh my f#@$ing God!

        I am SOOOO glad I'm retarded!
         
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        • Revhendo

          Revhendo Master ACME Tech

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          Well, you are a Marine....:poke:
           
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            71-75 Pease AFB, Portsmouth, NH. 509th CES. Electrical Power Line Specialist, Airfield Electrician. E4
             
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            • PSegarra

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              USAF 1982-1989, Charleston AFB, SC. C-141 Flight Simulator Technician.. Still working on Flight Simulators... Love it..
               
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              • Revhendo

                Revhendo Master ACME Tech

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                Didn't those video games affect your golf game?




                Sorry, couldn't resist.
                 
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                No golf game for me. Just real aviation flight simulators..
                 
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                • Sublime one

                  Sublime one 72 Demon FABO Gold Member

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                  USMC late 70s to early 80s Iran (2nd place)
                  family is all military including wife she was Air Force crew chief on a F something or other, I think it is a plane maybe? Hah! Boy is still serving in Army I was only one dumb enough to go Marines!
                  Semperfi
                   
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                  • JeffisOld

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                    Welcome young man!
                     
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                    Army 78-82 MOS 32G Fixed Cryptographic Equipment Repair
                    Karlsruhe Germany 72nd Signal BN
                    Ft Ritchie, MD Site R
                    ETS as Spec 5
                     
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                    • enigma57

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                      The current administration is working at correcting this nonsense. I was going to attach a link outlining the recent policy changes, but when I googled the subject, all I got was links to the usual left-biased media protests and anti-American propaganda. Seems these people are dead set on destroying our military's capabilities to defend our nation and protect American interests abroad. Will follow the implementation of common sense changes to this nonsense with interest.

                      And for the record...... I reject the very notion that there even are such people as described in that memo. I have known both straight and homosexual people in my 70 years on this earth. And there is no way I can accept that even with the false narrative and anti-American indoctrination kids receive in public school and university now of days...... That some of them can be so confused as to which sex G-d made them that they can't simply take a quick look down their skivvies and figure it out. That's just nuts.

                      Best regards,

                      Harry
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                      • JeffisOld

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                        No need to be shy 'round these parts enigma57!

                        Most of us call em like we see em and GOD is never a bad word in any of these threads as far as I know.

                        N&P has it's own limitations of civility!




                        BTW - :welcome:.
                         
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                        • 68gtxman

                          68gtxman I used to reMember

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                          Welcome sublimeone, is23h and enigma57!!
                           
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                          • enigma57

                            enigma57 Well-Known Member

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                            Thanks for the welcome, Col. I haven't posted here on a regular basis for some while. Its good to be back.

                            Best regards,

                            Harry
                             
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                              Thanks, Master Sergeant! Appreciate the welcome aboard! And thank you for bringing up a point which I should clarify, lest there be any misunderstanding on anyone's part here as to why I spell G-d with a hyphen.

                              First of all...... There is not a shy nor a politically correct bone in my body. You may rest assured of that. And I agree wholeheartedly that now is not the time for anyone here to do anything less than to speak their mind...... And their heart.

                              That said...... This is why I spell G-d with a hyphen......

                              I am Jewish. And even though it is a descriptive term and not His given name...... Many of us adhere to the time honoured tradition of spelling G-d with a hyphen when writing in English. We do this out of respect and reverence for the Most High.

                              For even in the days before the destruction of the 2nd Temple in Jerusalem, only the high priest was permitted to utter G-d's name...... And even then, only in the temple when officiating on Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement).

                              I could refer to Him in other ways, but few here would understand my meaning. So I use the word G-d, as it is universally understood by Christians and by Jews alike.

                              Best regards and a very Happy Easter or Chag Pesach Sameach to all here, as the case may be......

                              Harry
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                              • JeffisOld

                                JeffisOld Old, Ugly and generally Disagreeable!

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                                Once more a sincere welcome sir.

                                BTW - Thank you for the explanation as I apologize for my ignorance of the Hebrew culture. I believe you are celebrating Passover at this time are you not? Enjoy!
                                 
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                                • enigma57

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                                  You are most welcome, Master Sergeant! Thank you for your kind words and well wishes.

                                  And no apologies necessary. We only comprise 2.4% of the population in the US and with the exception of one sect of which I am aware, do not proselytize. As a member of such a small minority, I would have no expectation of anyone who follows other traditions being familiar with our customs.

                                  Yes, we are presently observing the 8 days of Pesach (Passover). Actually, my wife is of the Christian faith and so in our family, we observe Easter as well.

                                  Best regards and Semper Fi,

                                  Harry
                                   
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                                  • Sublime one

                                    Sublime one 72 Demon FABO Gold Member

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                                    The posts above are a simple reflection of what the world could look like. Folks from seperate religious belief structures getting along in harmony based on their common respect and love for a simple thing like an A body Mopar. Coming from a family of military, and once looking down a rifle barrel thinking that guy just wants to drink beer and chase women like I do but he is wearing a different color uniform so oh well.
                                    Before I get flamed from the masses I am certainly not naive to believe we can change the world. I am just saying here is a group of folks very different yet all alike. So... it can be done.
                                    Thanks to all of the veterans before me and thanks to the ones after. We have all fought in different arenas but hold our values and core beliefs to be true. I am terribly proud of what and where I was, but am thankful everyday that my children did not have to do it. Just one son silly enough to go Military! And our family holds with old style religion being Scottish on all four sides meaning married under full moon in hand binding ceremony in a circle of candles complete with a broom jump. It was a beautiful ceremony. And yet here I am agreeing with both Christian beliefs and Judaism. Life is just to short.
                                    You guys rock.
                                     
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                                    • JeffisOld

                                      JeffisOld Old, Ugly and generally Disagreeable!

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                                      May I begin the flaming...

                                      Thank you for sharing your personal beliefs,

                                      I certainly wish more folks in the world could share and receive ideas in a similar way!

                                      I'm not sure if it's the military background, the stated belief questioning the morality and life of an enemy before possibly taking it, or what. But thank you for sharing, the world would be a better place!!!

                                      Have a GREAT Day all! :thankyou:
                                       
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                                      • enigma57

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                                        Well said, sublime one. And equally well said, Master Sergeant. Agree 100%!

                                        Please refer to posts #553 and #558 on page 23 and you will understand why I share your sentiments.

                                        Semper Fi to the both of you,

                                        Harry
                                         
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                                      • JeffisOld

                                        JeffisOld Old, Ugly and generally Disagreeable!

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                                        Whassup Brother?

                                        Those pictures are the first Sateen Utilities I've seen in a long time!

                                        Nice to have you with us!!
                                         
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                                        Appreciate the welcome aboard, Master Sergeant! Was glad to finally get an issue of sateens. You should have seen me in boot camp. Stood out like a sore thumb. They didn't have utiilties and boots in my size at MCRD (needed size 15 quadruple wide). So after the jokes about how I needed casters on my knuckles and they'd have to kill a couple cows to get me some boots, they sent me to an old warehouse on base near the rail line and found me some old herringbone utilities that had been returned from Hawaii after sateens came out. The boots only had smooth leather at the toes and heels. Everything in the middle was rough leather. So one of our DIs showed me how to break a Coke bottle and scrape the leather smooth so it could be spit shined.

                                        What's up? Well, I reckon you'll think I'm bug sh*t nuts...... But I have this thing I do at this time each year. Don't sleep. Sit up guarding the house until daybreak with enough firepower within reach to make a good accounting of myself if things go South.

                                        Was up on the hill at Con Thien along the DMZ in the early morning hours of 8 May, '67 when two battalions of NVA tried to overrun our position. Damned near bought the farm. Was medevac'd off the hill after daybreak. Ended up on hospital ship and eventually Stateside. My buddy Robert and a lot of other good men didn't make it. We had maybe 245 men up on the hill altogether if you count the 11th Engineers to our rear and a handful of Army Spec Forces and the 15 Nung they were riding herd on at our right flank where the NVA blew the perimeter wire. We took 154 casualties that day...... 44 KIA and 110 WIA.

                                        Its just a thing I do (sitting up until daybreak on this day each year). Yes, I know its been 51 years. But to me, its as if it were only the other day.

                                        Best regards and Semper Fi,

                                        Harry
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                                        • JeffisOld

                                          JeffisOld Old, Ugly and generally Disagreeable!

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                                          Well sir, God Bless you and thank you! 4th Marines was a rough place to be during that timeframe and I appreciate the ability to speak to you at all. We are all products of our experiences and I certainly understand you actions in May each year.

                                          "For those who have fought for it Freedom has a Flavor the Protected will never know"

                                          Welcome, and thank you my brother for what you've left behind! Feel free to holler if this old fat man might be of service!

                                          Semper Fi! :usflag:
                                           
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                                            Thank you for your service and welcome home.
                                             
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