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  1. wheelsport

    wheelsport Well-Known Member

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    Hi cchrishefish,

    MY 4th GGrand Father, Joseph Breed fought in the Revolution. His family owned Breeds Hill where the Battle of Bunker Hill was fought. My dad was in WW1. I had family in every war that the US has had. My paternal Grand Mother was a member of the Daughters of the Revolution. I applied for the Son of the Revolution but decided to opt out. I already have an extensive file on my family history and they wanted me prove it their way. It made no sense to me.
     
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    • cchrishefish

      cchrishefish Well-Known Member

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      Yes, it can be a PIA, I have other reasons for joining. I find some of their activities like handing out awards to ROTC students and Eagle Scouts to be rewarding. And, I like the fact that they mark Revolution ancestor graves with a nice ceremony. They dress in full colonial uniforms at cemetaries and fire muskets, something I have never done. Also my sons will be eligible for college scholarships. They hold parades in Washington DC and other places in colonial uniforms. I will not be able to do everything on their schedule now, but when I retire in 6 years, this could be something to keep me busy.
       
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      • Steven190

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        My service was from 1966 to 1969, USN aviation second class, Viet Nam 68-69, UH1B'and C's.
         
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        • cchrishefish

          cchrishefish Well-Known Member

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          I received 2 of the SAR car medallions they are aluminum. I am considering placing one on my 64 Dart GT and my F-150. They are removable. SAR.jpg
           
        • doctor mopar

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          US Navy 4-75 to 4-80 Petty Officer MM2 served aboard Guided Missile Cruisers USS Dale CG19 and USS William H Standley CG32. Engine Room Supervisor. 43,500 shaft horsepower ! Patroled Straits of Hormuz with the first Iranian Uprising when American Embassy was Seized and hostages taken.
           
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          • ZMan67S

            ZMan67S FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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            Thank you for your service!!:thumbsup:
             
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              We need you back on the boats headed over there now. Lol thanks for your service.
               
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                Thank you for your service shipmate, I spent 2 years aboard USS Franklin D. Roosevelt CVA-42 during Vietnam conflict 1970-1971.
                 
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                • Bill440cars

                  Bill440cars Old Mopar Man That Likes Old & New Skool

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                  Signed up, for the Air Force, with my 2 best Buddies, in April of 1966, on the delayed enlistment, actually left for Amarillo AFB, Tx, on the 19th of August of 1966, served my 6yr enlistment (4yrs active, 2 inactive), started out in wheeled vehicle maint. & about 6 months into my enlistment, about 20 of us, were selected to "volunteer" to cross train into other fields I chose Jet Acft, 1 & 2 Eng, was trained at Sheppard AFB, Wichita, TX, then spent a 2 yr tour, in Northern Japan, crewing an F4C Phantom II & Spent the remainder of my Enlistment, at Hamilton AFB, CA, crewing an F-106 & most of that time, was on Alert Duty, at the end of the runway. Worked for about 2yrs, on the outside & then decided to try for a Dual Status Position, working on the Army Reserve Equipment on the civilian side & as a mechanic, in the Motor Pool, on the Military side. last 2 months then after working for 2 yrs in maintenance, on the onside, I decided to go for a Dual Status position Federal Employee/requiring enlistment in the Army Reserves. I was assigned as a mechanic, in the Motor Pool, in the Reserves & hired on as a WG-08 Federal Employee, working on Power Generation & misc. other equipment. Worked my way up, through the Reserves, to become the Maint Control NCO, in a Direct Support Unit & in my Civilian side of the job, I worked my way up, from a WG-08 Heavy Mobile Equipment Specialist, to a WG-10 Hvy Mobile Equipment Inspector & Retired from both, in 1996, with nearly 30yrs, in each. And, just for the info, my 4 yrs Active Air Force, counted toward my years in service, on the Federal Side. My Dad, was my encouragement. He was drafted in WWII, the Army Reserves started up, shortly after he was released from the Army, after WWII & joined the Army Reserves, right after they started up & he also took the same route, that he encouraged me to, for the security & benefits, to include retirement, from both & put in a total of 42yrs, for retirement purposes. Funny thing is, when I was a Senior in high school, in 1966, there was a day set aside, for the Recruiters to come in and talk to the Seniors. the evening, before they were going to be there, I asked my Dad for his input, on which branch of service I should go for. He looked me straight in the eyes and told me that that was MY decision & he wasn't commenting, because, if he did & I didn't like the choice, afterwards, I would only be able to blame myself, because it was MY decision. LOL! I felt good, with my choice & would do it again. BUT, would most likely stay longer, in the Active Service. Hope I didn't drag that out too much. I KNEW it was MY duty, to serve.
                   
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                  • 67/6barracuda

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                    Thanks for your service, I will retire February 1,2020 with 20yrs 4months active Army. I’ll be out by thanksgiving this year with all my leave days. Ill need to find a job soon.
                     
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                    • Dartsun

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                      Congrats on your pending retirement. What mos are you?
                       
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                      • Bill440cars

                        Bill440cars Old Mopar Man That Likes Old & New Skool

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                        I appreciate that & I'd like to return that, by the way, I'd like to thank YOU, for YOUR service as well.

                        And, if you all don't mind, I would like to extend a Blanket "Thank You", to all of the members who have & are Still serving, in the effort, to Protect Our Country & Our Way Of Life.
                         
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                        • Avispa

                          Avispa FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                          USN Avionics Tech, I level (6673) ran The Calibration lab on CV-41 U.S.S. Midway and the U.S.S New Orleans LPH-11, I level (6605) APN-171 radar altimeter, I level (9526) Micro-Miniature PCB repair. O level I worked on SH-3G helos, TA4's, A-4's, TH-57's.
                           
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                          • Robert Sweeney

                            Robert Sweeney 1966 Plymouth Barracuda

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                            Oh the boredom of being back here in the sandbox.... at least it’s a little extra money to pipe into my ‘66 Cuda when I get back!

                            Hope everyone out deployed are doing well and those of you at home are relaxing!
                             
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                            • Dartsun

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                              Oh man the sandbox is boring. Was there in 03-04, 06-07. Stay safe brother
                               
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                              • SpikeWills69

                                SpikeWills69 Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart

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                                God bless you brother and stay safe. I had a 66 back in the day and had more fun with that fish than I could ever tell. I had my parents sell it when I went off to basic training because I was still making payments on it. I am glad you are smart enough to hang onto yours. Such a cool car.
                                 
                              • Matt Miller

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                                U.S. Army 86-91 Matt Army.jpg Panama.jpg
                                 
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                                • A body

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                                  USAF.... 4yr and done. Don’t consider myself a “veteran”. Close to 3yrs at Minot AFB. Worked in the GP mech shop for 4mos then was picked up for a mobile maintenance team out in the missile field. Last year they sent me out to the end of the Aleutian Islands. About 9 mos into that prison sentence with alcohol privileges, one night both surveillance aircraft and all 4 refuelers and all support staff vanished into the night...... Desert Storm kicked off shortly thereafter. I was worried about my release date being put on indefinite hold (a lot were) but apparently the usaf had plenty of wrench benders and I left AK in March of 91 as planned...
                                   
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                                  • Revhendo

                                    Revhendo Master ACME Tech

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                                    You signed that check, you're a vet. Not a combat vet, but a veteran just the same. Take the time to support veteran causes when you can, how you can. I have friends who are combat vets and sometimes they just need to talk. Those are the times to listen because sometimes they just need to be heard.
                                     
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                                    • Eagle771

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                                      was there also 95 bravonice to know you brother
                                       
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                                      USNMCB 10 PORT HUEMENE CAL.1970...USNMCB1 DAVISVILLE RI /DIEGO GARCIA...1971/72..USNMCB R SPRINGFIELD MASS/NAS BRUNSWICK ,ME. 1973-1980.
                                      CONSTRUCTION MECHANIC HEAVY (TS-24'S) DIEGO GARCIA. CM2 NAS BRUNSWICK RES.
                                      WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO SC PILLOW'S ?
                                       
                                    • 2 Darts

                                      2 Darts A-body Addicted

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                                      21B45 1974-1986 Active Duty 86-94 USAR. Plt Ldr 902d Engr Co (74-76) and CO 502 Engr Co (AFB), Karlsruhe, Germany (79-80) [equipment shown]. RIBBON2.JPG Last active duty assignment was as Comptroller (RMO). Kornwestheim, Germany (83-86).
                                       
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                                      • zigs

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                                        The Dale was a DLG correct? I had a ship mate that was stationed on the Dale , talked about it all the time.
                                         
                                      • 1973Barracuda

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                                        Haven’t seen that for a while. Assault Float Bridge.
                                         
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                                        • Revhendo

                                          Revhendo Master ACME Tech

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                                          Don't call it that. They'll want to ban it.

                                          #bridgelivesmatter
                                           
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