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Old 12-03-2012, 08:34 PM   #603
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:45 PM   #604
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:09 AM   #605
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Mine is from my years in the fire department. MEC for the fire department I was in. 67 for the number I had that is now retired.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:34 AM   #606
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Gank. It was my mothers fathers nickname. He got it in ww1. He was in the blues royal cav.

When I started to ride motorcycles I was told I needed a road name. As I ride with mostly veterans. I adopted his nickname to honor his memory and military service

During my military service I went by Sir or ( insert rank here). So I did not have one.

My mother was very touched. I feel proud wearing his name on my vest close to my heart He was a very kind and gentle man. I wish I could have spoken more with him about his service

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Old 07-23-2013, 02:26 AM   #607
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Explain your username (Part II)

(Thought I'd resurrect one of the popular threads in this section, since I couldn't do a shameless bump of the original (thread is too old to reply) and also for the new members who have just recently joined).

Here's my explanation (again):


In my "former life", I was a U.S. Army UH-1H flight engineer or "crew chief". I served with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) out of Ft. Campbell, KY supporting Task Force 3/327th in the Sinai. We were the U.S. contingent serving alongside many nations in the MFO - Multinational Force and Observer, a.k.a. "Sinai Peacekeepers". Our aviation unit provided support and reconnaissance to the infantry units sent there.

"Peacekeeper6" was the call sign of our commanding officer who flew my Huey many times. (My bird was a '72 H-model, and had served many missions in Vietnam). My CO was an NCO who became a major, and was one of those commanders who got respect without really asking for it; his chest full of awards and medals, coupled with being an aviator and a former member of the Special Forces in Vietnam, got noticed. His leadership style was the right blend of authority and compassion. All of his subordinates enjoyed serving under his command.

And being 40-something and in GREAT shape (at the time), he could outrun A LOT of 18-year old "punks".

Anyway, I've always admired him and never forgot his cool call sign.

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Mine was from when I was in the Marines. I would walk into a party or event, look around and say What no beer? So when the internet opened up to the general public in the early 90's that seemed to stick. So there you have it.
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We are both retired from the high stress, fast paced world of technology and medicine. One of our goals in retirement was to slow down and pay more attention to the world around us, to observe and understand more about nature.
The word selah is a Hebrew word found in the Old Testament generally meaning to pause and reflect.
So, as we travel the country in the MH, that is what we want to do; pause and reflect on the beauty and mystery of the things we see and experience.
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