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Old 12-05-2012, 12:34 AM   #57
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Was in my 3rd year enlistment in the US Navy, and on my 2nd Western Pacific (WestPac) deployment onboard the USS Sterett (CG-31). Being single, those were the "Fun" days going foreign port to foreign port showing the flag. Got married the following year and that's when those 6 - 9 month deployments were not fun anymore, what with a family to worry about back home.

But, still have that love to serve the country that I ended up serving 22 years in the greatest Navy in the world. GO NAVY!!!

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Old 12-05-2012, 03:37 AM   #58
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Let's see, 1977...
In my second year of college on the G.I. Bill after joining USAF in 1972;
Illinois Air National Guard in Peoria fixing O-2's,
Drove my Dad's 25' Class C for a 3 week vacation though the South.

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Old 12-05-2012, 03:56 AM   #59
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Just had got out of high school (graduated) that winter here in pennsylvania a blizzard came, Haven't had that much sence then. I bought my first snowmobile and what a fun winter......
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:22 AM   #60
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Did you sleigh down off your roof? Wish we would have taken pictures! Thank you for reminding me!
I could have as that was the first and last time I have ever seen snow drifts reaching the ease troughs.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:30 AM   #61
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Love that story- (thread #55).

Reminds me of the WW II story of a C-47 pilot taking off and losing an engine, loaded to the hilt, in England. He survived the crash to tell this story-
There was a guy standing in an apartment looking out his window, looking at this C-47 coming right at him. He looked away briefly, then back at the approaching airplane, and just before impact, reached up and pulled the window shade down!! .

I was in the Air Force stationed at Randolph AFB, Headquarters Air Training Command, in the pilot training business. I retired the next year.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:44 AM   #62
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Where were you in 1977 ??

First 6 months - quiet life on a SD farm - busy though - then all heck broke loose -----

Lets see 17 yoa rural South Dakota - graduated high school 15 days later
First cab ride, airplane ride, jet ride, out of South Dakota gray bus and some yelling later - boot camp San Diego. Then another plane ride and cab ride first time on a ship - USS Dale CG-19 in dry dock Charlestson SC,
then haze gray n underway turned 18 in middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
Then back to San Diego for school - ya gotta love the government.

Everyone remember wanting to be 18 yoa to buy first beer (ok - legally)...well no beer on US Navy ship.
Intersting year in life of small town person from the farm.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:35 AM   #63
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Jan to July of 1977 Ft. Ritchie, Maryland, communications installation team.

Spent the next year United States Army Garrison Yongsan, Seoul Korea

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Old 12-05-2012, 12:09 PM   #64
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SStarted the year working for Grinding Service.. Where Lou could sharpen just about anything including your wits.

Feburay I got letter from Michigan State Police, thought "uh oh, now what" opened it and found a job offer.. Accepted and on Washington's birthday (Well the day the country used to celebrate it) went to work as a police dispatcher, 25 years and change later, on Halloween, I retired. Next Feb, I get Social Security if all goes well. (Applicaiton filed last week)
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:30 PM   #65
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:36 PM   #66
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In 1977, I was going to Prince Georges Community College in Landover, Maryland. I had classes all day Tuesdays/Thursdays.

I worked the other five days at a bakery in Langley Park, Maryland. My shift started at 5am to pack the donut & pastry orders, and then I worked the counter when the bakery opened. My boss had a wonderful business philosophy that you couldn't be a good salesperson if you didn't know what the products tasted like, so all items were free to be sampled.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:45 PM   #67
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We moved back to our home town Chilliwack BC, where I started my own business with a log truck. We were living in Richmond BC, where I was shop foreman for a large earthmover tire repair facility. It was a better place to raise our 3 kids who were just starting into
school. Life was good then, the good old days. But now we are retired and RVing and life is great aside from the being old aches and pains.

The post #55 reminded me of a story a friend of mine told about being in that flight simulator. He said you can get caught up in what you are doing and forget that it is a simulator.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:01 PM   #68
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I must say I am surprised at all the responses,,, Thankyou ! It is very interesting reading of the diversity of the people in the RV community...
Here's wishing everybody a Safe and Happy Holidays !!
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:36 AM   #69
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Thumbs up Where ws I in 1977

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Thanks to all my brothers and sisters who have served and currently serve in all branches. "Freedom had a special meaning that the protected will never know."
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:56 AM   #70
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