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Roll call of military veterans past and present

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by sckracing, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. With Veterans Day just around the corner I thought it'd be cool to see a show of hands (so to say) of those here on this board that have either served or have been influenced in hot rodding by someone (relative, neighbor, shop owner) that served in the military... that includes those men/women from outside the states that stood beside us in war and peacetime.

    Personally, as a pre-teen and teen, I got a alot of influence from WWII vets in my neighborhood that were of the old school rodding days and ways (my best freind's dad was a tank commander and knew how to make an engine sing). Not to forget the guys that tromped thru the Vietnam hell, they really influenced my love of muscle cars.

    My best influnce was a korean war vet..., my dad, USAF, Okinawa, '50-'54 B-29 Tail Gunner. Thanks for your service dad.

    Thank you to all the military vets that have come and gone before us, and to all that are still around; for your courage and your influences on us (some bad, some good, it all evens out)...

    (Proudly served 20 yrs USAF; 314 Tactical Airlift Wing, 93rd Bombardment Wing)
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2009
  2. Mark H
    Joined: May 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,461

    Mark H
    from Scotland

    Royal Air Force,vehicle technician,'80-'92.
  3. Harrisontx
    Joined: Oct 28, 2007
    Posts: 57

    from Waco Texas

    Im currently active duty Army.
    Im in a Special operations unit, and im currently deployed on my third tour.
    I hit 5 years last month. I get out in 8 months, and have boxes upon boxes of parts for my projects, i cannot wait to devote time to them
  4. One influence for me was stories my dad told me of his 34 Ford hot rod back before he went to WWII.I enlisted and hung out with buddies from all over the US that were gear heads.We would meet up at the hobby shop to work on our cars when I got back from overseas.
    (USAF 1961 CommGp,RPI/\363RTC Shaw AFB)

  5. chevy3755
    Joined: Feb 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,055


    Ex Navy Photograhper here 66-68 Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club
  6. US Navy 1983-2003.
  7. NAS Backyard
    Joined: Aug 11, 2009
    Posts: 143

    NAS Backyard

    USN Patrol Squadron 48 (VP-48) 81-85 AMS2, Adak AK, Okinawa, Misawa Japan, Diego Garcia and all stops in between.
  8. LoneBeagle
    Joined: Sep 10, 2009
    Posts: 2

    from SWVA

    Turned wrenches on Army helicopters while active and fixed wing counter-measures birds in the Reserve.
  9. jerry
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 3,469


    US Army '70-'73

    Wheel and track mechanic.

  10. glmke
    Joined: Jun 1, 2007
    Posts: 792


    USN 1989-1992
    uss detroit
    operation desert storm/shield
  11. AnimalAin
    Joined: Jul 20, 2002
    Posts: 3,417


    Proud (retired) member of the World's Finest Air Force (1974-1994). Hercules pilot.
  12. 73RR
    Joined: Jan 29, 2007
    Posts: 6,876


    75 Inf Reg, 'Nam

  13. AeroMonte
    Joined: Feb 5, 2007
    Posts: 156


    US Army, 1979-1983. 25th Inf Div (Hawaii).......hey somebody has to go there. MOS 11C heavy morters but spent most of my time in the motor pool.
  14. US Army Ranger 1978 - 1986 SOC 1st Bn 75th Reg MOS 18B SF Weapons Specialist

    Many Thanks and Eternal Gratitude to Everyone that has or will serve our great countries military forces.
  15. orange52
    Joined: Feb 21, 2003
    Posts: 462


    Was in the U.S. Army, 31M1P then 31F1P. In laymans terms that means I was a commo puke that jumped out of airplanes. Also a veteran of Desert Shield\Storm.
  16. USAF Ret. '79 - '99. Aircrew.

    Thanks Dad, Walter, Tom, Vic, Dick, Steve, and Mark (USN)
    George, Jim, Ray, Richard & Lance (USA)
    Bud and Don (USAAF)
    Steven (USCG/USAF)

    And my cousin Ora (my grandfather's first cousin), who was one of the very LAST doughboys killed in WWI, in the very last gun battle of the war, six hours AFTER the Armistice was signed...91 years ago, 11/11/1918
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2009
  17. Dirk35
    Joined: Mar 8, 2001
    Posts: 2,065


    Former 11B4X Infantry Drill Sergeant, Now 31B and 31E Military Police and MP Corrections. Currently playing in the sand as I type, 2nd mobilization.

    AeroMonte, I Just attended the 25th's TOA out of here last week. How cool...such a small world. 3Id already has almost every single patch and remenants of the 25th totally gone.

    Attached Files:

  18. Viet Nam 1965-67, Desert Shield/Desert Storm Aug 90-Mar 91, Mogadishu, Somalia Oct 93-Mar 94. Retired 18th ABN SOC 2001...
  19. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792

    Member Emeritus

    US Navy. '89-'99 Damage Controlman 2nd Class
  20. sixinarowjoe
    Joined: Aug 10, 2002
    Posts: 337

    from eastcoast

    US Navy USS Peleliu LHA-5 Longbeach Ca 1982-86 En-2 A-gang
  21. 57210
    Joined: Jan 16, 2008
    Posts: 64


    Herky Bird crew chief 65-69 USAF
  22. CheapCat
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 64

    from Illinois

    USAF 1972-1976
    Munitions Maintenance

    My biggest influence with cars was from my grandfather WWI vet had his on shop till he retired.
  23. Wild Turkey
    Joined: Oct 17, 2005
    Posts: 903

    Wild Turkey

    3 years active duty at Ft. Knox ('72-'75), 17 more in Army Reserve

    Too young for Viet Nam, too old for Desert Storm, just an burned out old Cold Warrior:cool:
  24. Toddjg
    Joined: Jun 9, 2008
    Posts: 202

    from florida

    ARMY/USAR 2000-2008 military police operation noble eagle E-4
    Joined: Apr 19, 2008
    Posts: 159


    Hey sckracing, I was with the 93rd Bombardment Wing, '75-'79, 93rd MMS. When were you with the 93rd?

    USAF, AFSC 10162 Munitions Maintenance Spec., 1975-1979, 93rd Bombardment Wing, 93rd MMS, Castle AFB. Loaded 50 cal. and 20 MM ammunition for B52 training missions. Was also on local ordinance disposal team. I got paid to blow stuff up! How cool is that?! :cool::eek:

    GOD BLESS!!! Those that served before me and those that continue to serve after me!!! THANK YOU!!!

    Have A Great Day!!! See ya' later!
  26. 1gearhead
    Joined: Aug 4, 2005
    Posts: 465


    USMC 1965-1969, Viet Nam Vet, Semper Fi
  27. dudley32
    Joined: Jan 2, 2008
    Posts: 2,160


    U.S.Army..67U20(Helicopter Mechanic)..Viet Nam

    Chu Lia..Da Nang
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2009
  28. yt boy
    Joined: Jul 23, 2009
    Posts: 47

    yt boy
    from Spring,Tx

    2nd Class Electronics Tech, U.S. Coast Guard '97-'07
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2009
  29. hrm2k
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
    Posts: 4,478


    USAF,66 - 70. Recip aircraft mech...C-124's, Hickam AFB Honolulu HA
  30. MAC50
    Joined: Aug 2, 2009
    Posts: 77

    from Illinois

    USMC 1969- 1972 1st and 3rd Marine Divisions
    1980-1982 US Army
    Thanks to all of you who have and are now serving our country.

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