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Old April 18, 2007, 09:31 AM   #176
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Old April 18, 2007, 07:39 PM   #177
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Old April 18, 2007, 10:49 PM   #178
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Served my country?

US Army Reserve 1966 - 1972.

Had to vote "no." Reservists were not, and are not, considered veterans unless they were called to active duty beyond the basic requirements of reserve duty.

I don't mind not being considered a veteran, but I'm not sure that means I didn't serve my country.

Best regards to all.
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Old April 19, 2007, 08:12 PM   #179
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fomalley, you're a veteran in my book, and I'm willing to bet a whole lot more of our members will agree with me. You served and that's all that counts. Thank you.
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Old April 19, 2007, 08:38 PM   #180
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Fomalley, Big Don is right. You signed your name, took the oath, and took your chances. Consider yourself a vet. We do!
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Old April 19, 2007, 08:45 PM   #181
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Old April 20, 2007, 10:58 AM   #182
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Old April 21, 2007, 02:12 PM   #183
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Old April 21, 2007, 02:21 PM   #184
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reserves

"they also serve, those that stand and wait" there are those that don't consider me a viet vet because I only sreved on ship that stood of the coast and provided NGFS. They think there is no risk. I consider being shot at by a 200mm shore battery a risk. Especially when all you have to shoot back with is 5" guns (aprox. 126mm). We did have the advantage of movement where they were in a fixed position.
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Old April 21, 2007, 03:16 PM   #185
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served

I served in the Navy from 1976 to 1980. Two tours of duty in the far east. Nearest I came to war was Carters attempted rescue of hostages in Iran in 1979. Lucky for me nothing came of it, as far as war. The ship I was on broke down while in the Persian Gulf, and we left. Found out about the rescue attempt in Pearl Harbor on our way back to California.
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Old April 21, 2007, 04:21 PM   #186
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Have you served your country?

Yes, every damn year when I pay my taxes!

Also US Army in the 70s. MOS 45B20

And both my children are serving today. USAF Dad, and pround of it!
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Old April 21, 2007, 06:50 PM   #187
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Old April 21, 2007, 08:30 PM   #188
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Old April 21, 2007, 08:47 PM   #189
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Old April 22, 2007, 12:15 AM   #190
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Old April 22, 2007, 02:24 PM   #191
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I served...

US Army, 91A10 Medic, 21st Evacuation Hospital, 1st Medical Group, Ft. Hood, TX 1986-1989
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Old April 22, 2007, 02:51 PM   #192
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USN 1978-1982. Under that wimp Carter who could have done alot to put a stop to all this crap we have going on now
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Old April 22, 2007, 03:15 PM   #193
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Army Reserve '75 - '78
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Old April 22, 2007, 03:18 PM   #194
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Old April 22, 2007, 09:48 PM   #195
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I served 23 years, 3 months and 9 days in the US Navy! I joined the Navy in Mar 21, 1977 and retired as a Chief Petty Officer in Jun 30, 2000. I finally received my official retirement certificate last month transferring me from the Fleet reserve to regular retirement status. It would have been 30 years if I did not retire, now I am no longer subject to recall.


fomalley, you are a veteran in my book too!
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Old April 23, 2007, 12:11 PM   #196
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November 1985 - Lackland AFB - ATC

January 1986 - Lowry AFB - ATC 231X1 (graphics artist specialist)

April 1986 - Beale AFB, Cali - SAC (9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing) then MAC (1360 Aerospace Audio-Visual Squadron) 231X2 secondary awarded as still photographic specialist

April 1991 - Altus AFB, Okla - AMC (formely MAC) 1365th Aerospace Audio-Visual Squadron) reassigned to 97th Air Mobility Wing

i spent Eldorado Canyon in Tech School
i spent Just Cause on leave in Michigan
i spent Desert Shield/Desert Storm watching Denise Austin's aerobics in California
i spent Gothic Serpent on terminal leave in Oklahoma

my dad is a Tin Can Sailor DE 698 Raby, APD 106 W.B. Cobb, AGC 8 Mt. Olympus January 1951- January 1955

two of his brothers U.S. Army in WWII, one a survivor of the Malmedy Massacre

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Old April 23, 2007, 12:14 PM   #197
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Old April 25, 2007, 09:02 PM   #198
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Old April 25, 2007, 10:11 PM   #199
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Old April 27, 2007, 03:44 PM   #200
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Great opportunity for a 1st. Post.

US ARMY ... RVN 70/71

Thanks to all who have served.
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