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    On this Memorial Day weekend it would interesting to see how many members are Veterans. Also where you served and when. Maybe we can start with Master Doug who I think might have been a WW1 U-Boat Captain Just kidding Master Doug.

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    U. S. Navy enlisted '69 - '75 SSN-660

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    I enlisted in the US Army in 2004. I was sent home after six months after being injured in training. I was trained in Fort Leonard Wood. My MOS was military intelligence but no one seems to believe me by claiming there is no such thing.

    I'd also like to point out that Memorial Day is for those that didn't come home alive like I did. Veterans have their own day to celebrate.

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    IA_farmboy wrote:
    My MOS was military intelligence but no one seems to believe me by claiming there is no such thing.
    I believe it. But I assume the injury was at Fort We-Got-Cha.
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    Hey, I was on the first submarine with Doug! SS-1! JK.

    U.S. Navy 1978 to 1999. SSN-671, USS Canopus (TAD), SSBN-624(Blue), NNPS Staff Orlando, SSN-758(TAD), SSN-759, SSN-663, MTS-635 Staff Naval Weapons Station Charleston SC, SSBN-729 (Blue).

    Father U.S. Army 1944 to 1972. Served WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Passed years ago. Never would tell me about his time in the wars.
    “The Constitution shall never be construed... to prevent the People of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.” -- Samuel Adams

    “Today, we need a nation of Minutemen. Citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom.”

    —John F. Kennedy

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    Lots of Navy guys here.

    USMC Reserve 03-09, MOS was Comm.
    2 deployments, 1 to Iraq and 1 to the horn of africa.
    Former Corporal of Marines.

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    USN 1973-77, VF-32 Fighter Squadron on board CV-67 aircraft carrier

    U.S.S. JOHN F. KENNEDY.I was an AE2 [aviation electricians mate 2nd class]



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    I was in the WI Army National Guard from Feb 2004 to Sept 2009. I was 11B (infantryman). Served in Kuwait from February 2006 to November 2006.


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    USS Kitty Hawk CV63 Desert Storm.
    I was a -seldom seen on TV- blue shirt, working the flight deck.
    It's all fun and games until someone flash bangs the kids.

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    I suppose I could find a picture of me in a Soviet uniform... I wore it far more often than my U.S. uniform. :P
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    US Air Force
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    Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Facilities Specialist
    F.E.Warren AFB - Cheyenne, WY

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    Ground Radar Technician and Satellite Weather Radar Technician
    Stationed in more places than I can remember

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    WWII European theater

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    Demolition - Yes, he blew up alot of Nazi ****!!
    WWII - European theater


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    My grandfather used to point out that someone from every generation of the family had served in the military since the Revolutionary War. I believe I was the last in that long line, unless I have an unknown cousin somewhere who has served or is serving.

    I'm Vietnam, Era Military Intelligence. My father was a radio operator and forward observer in the 6th Marine Division in WW2. My grandfather was a doughboy in WW1, awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for making a solo charge up a hill and taking out German machine guns that had his unit pinned down (my dad jokingly said that his father didn't realize nobody else was charging with him.) My grandfather also was in MI during WW2, and retired a colonel.

    To all veterans, a salute!


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    USMC 1990-1994

    GSM Co 1st Maint BN 1st FSSG.

    We were a part of V MEF which was activated Jan 1991 for Desert Storm.



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    Airforce 1951 to 1955. Pope AFBase Ft Bragg, Japan,and 4th Ftr. Wing, Kimpo, Korea. I remember going to Japan on the Gen. Patrick, cant remember coming home.All I remember is taking my boots off and dancing with some girls at theChi Chi Club in S.F. The next thing I was standing in front of the Kenney Shoe Store in Kenosha watching my brother fixing the display in the front window. He was the mgr. there. I was standing there for several minutes before he saw me. Its funny because I can remember that part like it happened yesterday.:?

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    U.S. Army

    1972 too 1975

    Fire control insterment repair/ tanks/ small arms/large arms.

    six months thialand, pick up a bug.

    finish up in Germany..

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    U.S. Army 86-94 four years 3rd ACR M60/M1 Abrams crewmember (Corporal) Four more years TDY, school, helicopter crewchief 8th Army Korea, Ft. Rucker Alabama (Sgt.) I liked Alabama the best, can't beat the people or the BBQ. USAF Reserve 2003-2009 Security Forces

    Right now thinking about Grand Dad,Navy, duration ofWWII in South Pacific. Also two great uncles Grunts in Europe WWII. They all came home but have since passed. May God please bless our troops and keep them safe but if one should fall have mercy and enterthem into the kingdom of heaven.

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    United States Marine Corps
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    Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii
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    IA_farmboy wrote:
    I'd also like to point out that Memorial Day is for those that didn't come home alive... Veterans have their own day to celebrate.
    Concur on the Memorial Day remembrance....

    AD USAF
    1994 - Present

    Korea - 96
    Bosnia - 97, 99 (w/1 CAV, 10th MTN)
    USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) - 2001 (WESTPAC)
    Kuwait/Iraq - 2003 (I MEF)
    Iraq - 2004 (w/1 CAV)
    Afghanistan - 2008, 2009 (CSTC-A)

    Please don't forget:

    Capt Denny Gingerich, USMC - Killed in June 2003 upon return from Iraq
    1Lt Roslyn L. Schulte, USAF - Killed 20 May 2009 by an IED just north of Kabul, Afghanistan (http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/20...sualty_052109/)


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    US Army: 1964-1967 - Helicopter Mechanic - Germany and Viet Nam.

    US Army Nat'l Guard: 1969-1972 - Madison, WI


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    Army National Guard/ SupplySeptember 1977 – February 1979[/b]
    HHC Battalion 1/120th Field Artillery
    WIsconsin Rapids, Wisconsin




    Enlisted into the regular Army in 1979 in the Infantry[/b]


    [/b][/b]US Army / RA[/b]February 1979 – September 1985[/b]
    1/325th Company C 82nd Airborne Infantry Battalion
    Ft Bragg North Carolina
    Rank SGT



    1/9th Infantry South Korea SGT patroled the DMZ "Keep up the fire"
    Camp Greaves, Korea


    29th Infantry Regiment support group
    Ft Benning GA
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    Army Guard Reserve (AGR) Title 10 / RADecember 1985 – November 1987[/b]
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    Don


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    1 day late, as usual.

    USN 1991-1997 nuke electrician (also a student of MTS-635). 3 years on the Bainbridge (CGN-25) and 1 year on the Eisenhower (CVN-69).

    -Fred

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    I'm late too... Army Reserve from 2000-2008, with a trip to Afghanistan from '04-'05, took a little break, and now I'm back in and doing the Guard thing. Engineer of some form so far (21T, E, B... E again...)

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