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Old 07-02-2015, 08:48 PM   #99
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Originally Posted by BeltoneMagoo View Post
USN 1957-1961. AT2(E5). Got around 2,000 hours in one of the A/C pictured in my Avatar. Pretty sure bad hearing is due to that service. Would do it again. We did have service numbers instead of SS numbers. Navy's was XXX-XX-XX format. If ST. Peter asks I am sure I will be able to rattle it off!
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Old 07-02-2015, 08:53 PM   #100
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Checking into this thread, just found it....

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Old 07-03-2015, 07:08 PM   #101
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You may be correct but it amazes me the number of thank you's I get when I wear my old USMC cover (that's a kind of a baseball cap -a cover was what USMC called it in the early 1960's). Certainly a different and better greeting from the the reception in the 1960's.
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Where all the US Navy guys? US Navy 1963-1969

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Thank you from my heart. I taught World and US History for 22 years and I made it my privilege and honor to inform young Americans of the heroism and honor of our men and women in uniform.

I was "4 F 'd" at my pre-induction physical in 1966 (back problems).

I am the youngest of 8 (and I'm 70). I recently found out that my father volunteered for the service in '42. He was 35 and was the father of SIX at the time. They wouldn't take him in large part because of the skilled trade he was in at GE. No one in his department (if in a skilled trade doing gov't work) were taken into the service.

Again, thanx to all who served our country so well.
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Old 05-08-2017, 11:01 PM   #108
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Old 05-09-2017, 01:17 AM   #109
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Proud to be a veteran of the USAF 1969 to 1973.

I served in Yokota, Japan and Travis, California with the Military Airlift Command. SSGT. with the greatest moving company in the world.
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Where all the US Navy guys? US Navy 1963-1969
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Gotta say, not many "thank yous" in the 70s. After 22 years of service and a 2nd civilian career retirement, I get "thank yous" routinely. Like many of you that served in the 60's and 70s, I was at first taken aback but have become thankful. Often it makes my eyes water a bit as I flashback to a dark time in our country's history. Sometimes that is noticed and I will respond and tell the individual "so glad to hear your comments - just sometimes it wasn't always so". Then I have to stop because it such a tender spot.

Anyway, thank you to all who wrote the check. The check wasn't always cashed for the full amount. Sometimes it was cashed for missed kids birthdays, graduations, divorces, Christmases and missed births. But hey, if you cannot stand someone cashing it - don't write it. No regrets, just thankful for the "thank yous".

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