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History A Proper Veteran's Day Post

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,062

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    The earlier one got deleted... cuz well, it came across as a facebook post... which this joint isn't... This is a forum about hot rods and customs - not modern american culture, politics, or current events.

    Still, I love our veterans. How could a good cold blooded American not?

    So, this here is a PROPER Vet Day post!

    Check it out. Could this be the very first ever belly tank?


    Of course, it's not... But still, gotta love the ingenuity from our military men and woman that made it happen

    I'll cap it with this:


    My favorite belly tank of all time...

    In any case, that's the proper way of thanking vets on a forum about traditional hot rods and customs. Just so yall know... :)
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  2. pumpman
    Joined: Dec 6, 2010
    Posts: 2,641


    Yup, we did some crazy shit with left over parts. Thanks Ryan.
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,682


    Within the context of those guidelines, here is my '37 Chevy utility express (could have actually done time on the Burma Road) with my Dad's CBI Theater commemorative plate. He was a motor pool Staff Sgt. In a Army Air Corps Combat Cargo outfit in Burma.

  4. AVater
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,226

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    I’m am adding in a THANK YOU to all the veterans who sacrificed so we can have the life we do.
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    Thanks! For way too many years veterans did not get the respect that we deserved. One thing that I will say is that the HAMB has a lot of very patriotic members. Ryan thanks for this forum. I’m a proud veteran, and thanks to all of you that appreciate what we did for our country!!
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  6. bubba55
    Joined: Feb 27, 2011
    Posts: 316


    I would also like to add my Thanks to all our Vets
    Thank you

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  7. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 24,935

    Jalopy Joker

    Yes, must pay to tribute those that have given so much for ourselves, and others worldwide, to be able to exercise our freedoms. But, still too many Vets have a hard time day to day dealing with physical, mental and financial problems. Give a extra anytime that you can with a donation of money, or volunteering.
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  8. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,411


    Cold, red or hot-we all owe your guys and gals who served. Thank you. And that belly tank pic is fabulous. Both of them actually.
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  9. v8flat44
    Joined: Nov 13, 2017
    Posts: 446


    Dr harold Brown, a Tuskegee Airman lives in my town & flew P-51's & wrote a book called Keep Your Airspeed Up. 92 now, & i met him in a grocery store. From Port Clinton Ohio where so many gave it all in "The Bataan Death March". You should see all of the falgged graves in our cemetary.
    Thank you to all of our GR8 vets !!!!!
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  10. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
    Posts: 1,022

    41 GMC K-18

    A salute to all of my fellow veterans that have served, thank you for your service !
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  11. winduptoy
    Joined: Feb 19, 2013
    Posts: 1,970


    A hearty 'Thank You' to all that served and sacrificed along with those that actively are. I'd also like to add a thanks and recognition to those that served in a war time essential civilian position, like my dad, who worked with the development and refinement of RADAR and then on to northern New Mexico and the Manhattan Project
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  12. 427 sleeper
    Joined: Mar 8, 2017
    Posts: 1,022

    427 sleeper

    My family and I would ALL like to extend our most heartfelt Thank You to all the men and women, past and present, who have fought to preserve the Freedom's we hold so dear. Although at the same time, a simple Thank You, does not seem just, for the sacrifices made, especially for those that have paid the Ultimate Price.
    That being said, and for lack of better word's, THANK YOU to ALL of the Brave men and women who have and do, selflessly, put themselves in harm's way to protect our Freedom and this GREAT COUNTRY.
  13. 392
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,122


    Without them the world would look a lot different. Thanks, Thanks to all vets.
  14. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 5,814

    anthony myrick

    Thanks veterans and families.
    Could be a prototype racer being developed here.
  15. We really do live in the best place on earth!
    And it is here for us because of the ones that went,,,,,,back then,,,and even today!
    Thank you veterans,,,for all you have done!!!

  16. choptop40
    Joined: Dec 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,584


    Ditto to all of the above...Thanks Ryan for the recognition...
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  17. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,845


    I served from '71 to '73. It was kind of tough to be in the military then but I'm a better person because of it. Glad to see veterans are now getting the support and recognition they so richly deserve. And as the old saying goes, "if you can read this thank a teacher, if you can read this in English thank a veteran.
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  18. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 2,148

    from NKy

    Semper Fi Do or Die Brothers . Thank you and to all who served . May you never be forgotten and always given the honor you fully deserve . If you ever need a thing , please look me up , what’s mine is yours . If it wasn’t for people like you , I’d probably be livin in a mud hut , in some God forsaken hell hole . You are the reason I’m able to speak my peace , and visit church and ask for forgiveness .
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    I was in from 1969 to 1971, and don’t regret it at all. People are always thanking me for my service and I always tell them it was my privilege.
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  20. Sting Ray
    Joined: Mar 24, 2012
    Posts: 929

    Sting Ray

    5150 summed it up the best. I remember sitting in a crowded airport in my uniform to fly cheap and no one would sit on either side of me. I finally got up and leaned against a wall so people could sit down and I wouldn't feel so conspicuous. That and some fucken long hair screaming in my face as I'm trying to go about my business.

    Navy Corpsman 1969 - 1973.
    Corpsman badge.jpg 1970.jpg
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  21. I want to thank all of you who have served. I cannot express my gratitude enough for what you have done...
    As we now know, time's are always changing, and we adapt to them....
    BUT- If in ever a time, anytime, I saw someone giving a veteran any kind of shit, or grief, there would be an ass kicking and beyond. I mean that sincerely.
  22. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 26,944


    me in hooch door.jpg
    late April/early May 1968 LZ Sharon near Quang Tri. I had just switched from blues to scouts witht A troop 1/9 Cav to be a scout observer and had just finished building my hooch out of 2.75 Rocket boxes filled with dirt and gravel.
    My mini gun ammo can that safely sealed my rod magazines that were sent to me from the states was about 6 feet behind me. We had a bunch of car freaks in the group.
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  23. oldsjoe
    Joined: May 2, 2011
    Posts: 2,523


    THANK YOU to all veterans past present and future! Never forget the veterans that never returned they gave the ultimate sacrifice so we can live in the greatest country in the world. Being able to do whatever and say whatever we want when we want. SEMPER FI Joe USMC 1977 / 1980

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  24. Took my two favorite Veteran buddies to Texas for a week and go to the Gary Howard Memorial. Had a blast and that's what life is about. We even managed to be a backdrop for an awesome photo at the event. Kind of cool to boot ! A6A5BD59-C4DD-4882-8E97-BAEF8993525E.jpeg
  25. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 4,604

    from Ks

    Thankyou to all who served. past and present. 2/2 armoured CAV. Headquarters troop. Always ready. Lippy 18722383_135134677047678_530159497319022592_n.jpg
  26. 51 mercules
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
    Posts: 2,987

    51 mercules

    Cool the CBI! My dad was there with Merrill's Marauders.
  27. LAROKE
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,682


    Small world. When the movie came out, Dad, Mom, my brother and I went to see it at the drive-in in a '55 Chevy two-door post. That drive-in is still operating, btw.
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  28. Dave Lee
    Joined: Nov 5, 2019
    Posts: 7

    Dave Lee

    I Like these warplanes here is one most people know about not a war plane but one that was deadly to pilots that flew it. (GEE BEE) 2000+HP pratt & whitney radial wasp 18 cylinder.

    Attached Files:

  29. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 16,405



    This was a Digital Inspiration I posted in the Friday Art Show Recently in Remembering Those Who have Served and Fallen, it is my impression that it's Something that We Should Do Very Often as 2 Minutes is Just Not Enough...

    Thanks For Protecting and Upholding Freedom to Carry on Where They Departed...

    Thoughts, The Poppy
    P51 Mustang, Supermarine Spitfire
    and the Postwar Hotrods...


    Credit to Photographer's, Owner's
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2019
  30. My dad, his brothers and their dad all served in WWII. None of them got killed. I spent my time in the 60s......Nuremberg Germany.........66-69.
    Thanks to all the GIs who put yourselves in danger in combat .

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