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Old 01-25-2008, 09:33 PM
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Ditto Donna,

There are no words to express the gratitude we feel for their commitment to our freedom.
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Aren't there any nurses out there in TOTV land? There were so many of us going through basic that I thought for sure some would have found there way to TV.
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[Places that I have been stationed are: San Antonia, Tx; Amarillo, Tx; Topeka Ks; Madison, Ws; Clark AB, Philippines; Saigon Viet Nam; Camrahn Bay Viet Nam, Tucson, Az; Ubon Thailand; Sumter, SC; Wichita Ks; Turkey, England, France, Greece, Saudi Arabia, Guam, Azores, Bermuda, Patrick AFB, Fl.,
When were you at Clark? My Dad was stationed there from 1957-1960. I was a teenager there and met an airman there who would become my husband.
I was there in 1964-66, but spent most of the time on temporary duty into Nam, Thailand
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- US Army Sept 1966 to April 1969.
- Basic @ Ft. Dix, NJ
- MOS Training @ Ft. Eustis, VA
Trained as a Transportation Movement Specialist (Travel Agent)
- Assigned to Viet Nam and sent to the 173rd Robin Hoods (a helicopter unit stationed in Phu Loi)
- Viet Nam Job: a Door Gunner
- Served 3 tours of Viet Nam during which time I was shot at many times and shot down a couple of times, but thank God I some how survived the ordeal
- Now living the good life in TV!!!

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A tribute.......



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Old 03-06-2008, 11:31 AM
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Bumping this thread.

Fullrob, maybe you could find someone is this very impressive list from our archives.


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Are there any veterans in TV that served in the 9th Infantry Division of the US Army?

I served with the 1st/11th Artillery and 3rd/34th Artillery. I was in Nam, at Bearcat and Dong Tam in '67. When I was with the 3rd/34th Arty, in Dong Tam, we were attached to the Riverine Force, in the Delta. The Navy would tow our 105's up the river, we would anchor the rafts, and provide fire support to the infrantry units in the area. Then the Navy would tow us back to our base at Dong Tam.
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US Army '59-'61 (drafted)
3rd Infantry Division
Ft. Dix entry
Ft. Benning basic training
Permanent assignment; Bamberg, Germany
Mortar fire direction controller

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US Army '59-'61 (drafted)
3rd Infantry Division
Ft. Dix entry
Ft. Benning basic training
Permanent assignment; Bamberg, Germany
Mortar fire direction controller

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50 klicks downriver in Schweinfurt during 65 and early 66
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Drafted March 1963 in the US Army
Basic Training Fort Gordon, Georgia
Stationed Fort Sill, OK in Headquarters Co (Signal Corp) May to Dec 1963
19 day trip via USS Mann to Inchon, Korea Jan 1964
Stationed in Taegu, Korea, Co B Sig LL Bn (Camps Walker and Henry) Jan 1964 to Feb 1965
21 day trip via USS Mitchell from Korea to Oakland, Ca. Feb, 1965
Active Duty Honorable Discharge in Oakland, Ca. then to home in Maryland
Assigned to Inactive Reserve for 4 years (4 summer camps)
Learned to read, write and speak basic Korean while there.

Saw a lot of the world, best experience in the world
I believe that the draft should still be in place today, many of our youth would benefit from the experience.
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Old 03-09-2008, 03:04 AM
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Pajames, Sounds like you packed a lot of action into two years. On land and sea. Thanks for your service. I also agree the draft should be in place but not all will agree.
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JohnnyM,
Thanks, I'm glad you agree with the view of the draft. This country is free today because of the all who served in the Military, many of those were drafted. I ran across a web site the other day listing all of the Medal of Honor soldiers. The web site is as follows;
http://www.history.army.mil/moh.html. If you get a chance, visit it and read what each hero did to receive this country's highest honor. These soldiers are true hero's. Most gave their life so other could live. Thanks for you service to our country.
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Old 03-09-2008, 04:17 PM
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Tks Pajames, great site. A tribute to all who received her:

THE MEDAL OF HONOR


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Old 03-09-2008, 04:24 PM
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pajames:

Thanks for the link the the Medal of Honor website - bookmarked it

I went to Germany on the MSTS Patch from Brooklyn to Bremen in 7 days during December 1964. Had us bunked in hammocks 5 high in the cargo hold, guy on the bottom was inches from the floor and the guy on the top was up with the ductwork. Great trip across the North Atlantic in the winter - rockin and rollin the whole way

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Old 03-09-2008, 04:30 PM
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I posted this earlier on a different thread but thought a lot of our military guys might have missed it so I repeated the posting here:

A C-130 was lumbering along when a cocky F-16 flashed by.
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The jet jockey decided to show off.
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The fighter jock told the C-130 pilot, 'watch this!' and promptly went into a barrel roll followed by a steep climb. He then finished with a sonic boom as he broke the sound barrier.

The F-16 pilot asked the C-130 pilot what he thought of that?

The C-130 pilot said, 'That was impressive, but watch this!'

The C-130 droned along for about 5 minutes and then the C-130 pilot came back on and said 'What did you think of that?'

Puzzled, the F-16 pilot asked, 'What the heck did you do?'

The C-130 pilot chuckled. 'I stood up, stretched my legs, went to the back, took a pee, then got a cup of coffee and a cinnamon bun.

When you are young and foolish - speed and flashy may be a good thing.

When you get older and smarter - comfort and dull is not such a bad thing.!!
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