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Old 10-04-2007, 03:23 PM
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Joined the Air Force in 1966 went Ton Son Nhut 1967 to 1969 then Brasilia, Brazil. Got out finished college went back in in 1972. Did another tour to Ton Son Nhut then two tours to Korat, Thialand. After that went to Germany and England with stops at in between at Eglin AFB and Hurlburt Field Florida. Finally retired out at Edwards AFB, California.
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Old 10-04-2007, 03:41 PM
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Signed up for Army in 1964, served 12 years.

Ft. Jackson,SC. 6 mos.
France 1 year
Germany 5 years
Vietnam 2 years
Korea 13 months
Ft. Carson, CO 2 years
Ft. Riley,KS. 6 mos.
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Old 10-04-2007, 04:28 PM
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Yup, 3 tours of View Nam as a gunner on a "slick" with the 173 Robin Hoods out of Phu Loi. Shot down twice in the middle of hot LZ's and mechanical failure once I feel lucky and blessed to have survived. Now enjoying life in TV.
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Old 10-04-2007, 05:00 PM
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Wow, I feel like an antique!


Boot camp, Great Lakes, 56, 2 Years before the mast>56-58 on Carrier CVS36 Antietam,

Then 25 years later, reserves, MIUW in Miami.

Good times...

Tony
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USMC 1961-1965 - Aviation Electronics - http://mywebpages.comcast.net/zcaveman/usmc.html

Spent 1 year in the reserves out of Jacksonville Fl - 65-66.
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Old 10-04-2007, 08:21 PM
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US NAVY 1957-1961

Boot camp at Great Lakes, ILL
Radioman school at Bainbridge, MD
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Old 10-04-2007, 10:23 PM
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[b]U.S.A.F. :cop:

1953 -1957 SAMPSON AFB NY.
PARKS AFB CA.
BEALE AFB CA
RUSHMORE AFS. SD.
WESTOVER AFB MA
STONEY BROOK AFS. MA.
GOOSE BAY AFB LABRADOR
THULE AFB GREENLAND
OTHERS TO NUMEROUS TO MENTION...

TRANSPORTED FUNNY LOOKING ROUND CYLINDERS....
GOOD EDUCATION ON THE GI BILL.......GO FALCONS
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Old 10-06-2007, 09:39 AM
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Enlisted in the Navy in 1954 and retired as a CPO in 1974. Lucky to get a heavy security clearance and spent time in Ottawa at the Embassy, the War College in Newport, with Adm Zumwalt in Saigon, and flew with a multi-service crew out of England on CINCEUR's Airborne Command Post. After two years on a tin can out of Newport when I first joined, I insured that I was eligible for intelligence jobs for the rest of my career. (Had an XO on the can who was unable to sleep at night. He made sure I didn't sleep either.)

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US Army enlistee - served 1967-69 - Ft. Knox, KY - Redstone Arsenal, AL - South Korea. I was a fire control & radar technician for the HAWK missile system.
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Old 10-09-2007, 12:11 PM
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there is a HUGE retired military contingency here in the Villages. They have meetings every month. I would suggest you call the Hacienda Recreational Center and ask them for the contact number of the leader(s) of this group. They are from all services, officers, enlisted, retired, wounded, etc. I don't think you will be disappointed.
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:44 PM
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This is SO good to see so many vets still kicking. 12 years Army Active and a few more Reserves.

Jan67-Mar69 was the 'Nam time - Nha Trang, Dak To, Dong Ba Thin, Chu Lai, Pleiku, Duc Pho, Hoi An (LZ Baldy), Bong Son, Kontum, Ben Het, Ban Me Thuit (and the neighborhood), and a number of places I can't remember.

Went back on a vet's tour in 2001 - website with photos of trip at http://www.geocities.com/steve_05g is still running.

Welcome Home!

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Old 10-10-2007, 07:36 PM
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Husband was Aviation Radio Repairman USMC 67-70. San Diego-67, El Toro-68, Chu Lai and Danag-early 69 and came out as E5-Sergeant in 1970. TV in 2008.
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Old 10-10-2007, 07:48 PM
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Hey Steve Z,

I was at Duc Pho 1970-1971 with the 6/11 FA BN. Went up to the DMZ and over near the Rockpile (close to Khe Sanh). Were you with the Americal?

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US Army enlistee - served 1967-69 - Ft. Knox, KY - Redstone Arsenal, AL - South Korea. I was a fire control & radar technician for the HAWK missile system.
You mean the hawk missile we deployed in Germany that would never work, and always broke-down. Spent 6 months TDY with a unit outside Mainz, Germany and they could never get the system working right and always had system failures and repair parts that caused more problems. Actually from memory the only thing that consistently worked was the monitors in the FC truck where the people always fell asleep and got Article 15 punishments.

However when the units went to Ft. Bliss and other testing/training locations for annual required training/testing those machines and the missiles did the jobs. From that standpoint they were very effective during the cold-war.
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Old 10-11-2007, 01:47 PM
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LarryDube,

Actually, was with Project Oregon (the forerunner to Americal being activated) early in '67 and later with a small intelligence unit (Det 2, 374th RRC) which was attached to 3rd brigade, 4th Infantry which was part of the original Americal (as was a brigade on 101st Airborne, 1st Cav, 196th LIB and 198th LIB, all just before 11th LIB "landed" at Duc Pho). The detachment and brigade are still listed on the Americal Association's Orlder of Battle page.

Boy, that's a long time ago and far far away....

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