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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. US Navy 1969 - 1975. Vietnam 1970 - 1971, Naval Intelligence & Special Ops. Proud Disabled Veteran. And THANK-YOU all on the HAMB that have served and are currently serving!
  2. JimA
    Joined: Apr 1, 2001
    Posts: 4,796


    USAF 1985-1991- repaired communications systems on B-52s, KC-135s, F-4s, F-16s, helicopters and a few others.

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  3. Southfork
    Joined: Dec 15, 2001
    Posts: 1,465


    USAF '72-77; Intelligence Officer/B-52 Targeting Southeast Asia
  4. stealthcruiser
    Joined: Dec 24, 2002
    Posts: 3,748


    Working F-4's, and F-16's, where????
  5. hoodprop
    Joined: Oct 26, 2010
    Posts: 329


    MS3(SW) USN 1999-2007 active duty 2007-2008 reserve. USS Chief MCM 14 NAS Kingsville,
  6. Funny we all credit vets for shoring up our rights and freedom, yet a decorated combat vet puts in his 2 cents and he gets called out. I wont speak for any other vet but freedom and liberty was the last thing on my mind in 72. What was there was I could not let my fears stand in the way of being there for my brothers. And I honestly believe that's what most guys find as a motivator.

    Doc, you were/are absolutely right it was a bit sappy, but not hardly vomit material. But then if anyone earned the right to say that it would be you.

  7. Crankshaft
    Joined: Dec 4, 2004
    Posts: 38


    Many thanks to all that served. Hardships were many, the praises few, but we'd all do it all over again.

    Cpt Dale Meek, USAF Ret. 13 years of Civil Engineering & 10 years of jet engines (TSgt Dale Meek)
    For my Dad, SMS Darrell Meek, 26 yrs service RIP
    For my Brother Darin & his kids, Darin Jr and Robert, all AF Fire Services and SPS.
  8. Frist State Hillbilly
    Joined: Apr 4, 2007
    Posts: 65

    Frist State Hillbilly
    from dover de.

    USAF 1958 1963 Out of WV Dupont High School Class of 58
  9. old man's '37
    Joined: Oct 31, 2010
    Posts: 21

    old man's '37
    from Florida

    23 years U S NAVY. mcpo ret. first 10 yrs fighter and attack sdns. next 13
    yrs p3 flight engineer. saw the world been there done that!
  10. ZZ-IRON
    Joined: Feb 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,964

    from Minnesota

    My friend a Navy Vet sent me this YouTube video

    Gene Simmons Military Tribute on a USO Tour

    it's worth watching, check it out

    This was filmed in Iraq at a USO tour of a US Marine Base

    attended some USO events myself when i served they were appreciated
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2010
  11. JimA
    Joined: Apr 1, 2001
    Posts: 4,796


    March AFB and Minot AFB.
  12. Kiwi Tinbender
    Joined: Feb 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,155

    Kiwi Tinbender

    For my Son, Senior Airman Conor Gillespie. Currently at Mc Chord A.F.B., WA,to be deployed to Kandahar, Afganistan, starting April 2011.....Keep your head down.....
  13. justinpba
    Joined: Nov 5, 2010
    Posts: 29


    Machinist Mate (Nuc) First Class, Submarines 2001-2007. Funny how now all I can remember were the good times! To all still in, stay safe!
  14. another bubblehead and m-diver as well! What boat where you on? I was on the boise out of norfolk 2002-2006, did my six and out too!
  15. 50chief
    Joined: Jul 28, 2010
    Posts: 16

    from HAMPTON VA

    US NAVY 2000-2009
    aviation machinist mate
    medically retired
    Thank you to all who served past and present.
  16. Thank you, I feel very humbled! You are right, the biggest motivator is your mate and your section/platoon brothers. All else really seems to fall by the weigh side.


    PS, I guess I just don't go in for sentimentality.
  17. Lord Purple
    Joined: Sep 22, 2006
    Posts: 201

    Lord Purple

    Charles Edward Harman, Observer in the Royal Flying Corps in WW1 served in France and survived the war despite going loop-de-loop in an open biplane without his belt done up!

    R.I.P Grandad

  18. 57Custom300
    Joined: Aug 21, 2009
    Posts: 1,364

    from Arizona

    USMC 69-71 drafted. (yes, you can get drafted into the Marines)
    9th Marines Semper Fi Jarheads
  19. Dog427435
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
    Posts: 9,439


    When I was inducted at Ft. Hamilton there were about 60/70 of us – A Marine Drill Sgt came in and said they needed 8 volunteers to join the Marines. After a brief wait, he called out the names of the volunteers! Thank God, I wasn’t one!
  20. low merc51
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 227

    low merc51

    US Navy 1986-1990 ,,USS Mobile Bay Cg-53,,DC3(R-Divsion),,Mayport, Florida
  21. 57Custom300
    Joined: Aug 21, 2009
    Posts: 1,364

    from Arizona

    There were 200 of us that day at Fort Wayne in Detroit. They mentioned they were drafting for the Marines that day and to state your preference.
    Of course everyone said Army. As I watched the bleachers empty and only a few of us left I thought "Maybe they don't need me". They finally call my name, walk me past all the desks into an office, close the door and give me the good news.
  22. Scarynickname
    Joined: Dec 18, 2006
    Posts: 151

    from Toney, Al

    I guess I need to update this because I'm some kind of glutton for punishment.

    As of October 2011 I joined the Alabama National Guard as a Combat Medic,
  23. U.S. Army 04 Bravo desert shield/storm . mogadishu , somalia. hoooooya GOT SOME!!!! WELCOME HOME Brothers/Sisters.
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2011
  24. Also My son is on Active Deployment in U.S.M.C. shoot straight and count your TARGETS . Get Some Jarhead. God Bless Chesty Puller
  25. Active duty USAF '01-Present.....was a fighter crew chief (F-16's) but now thanks to under-manning im a tanker crew chief (KC-135's), hell of a lot slower pace now.
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2011
  26. rafael
    Joined: Jun 28, 2007
    Posts: 194

    from Moody AFB

    HOA?!!! hell, i just got back from there, you wouldn't recognize the joint!!!
  27. flat 39
    Joined: Dec 31, 2007
    Posts: 241

    flat 39

    US Army 1969-1972. Drafted served in Panama.
  28. 48FordFanatic
    Joined: Feb 26, 2011
    Posts: 1,335

    from Maine

    Us Army 1969-1971 , 3rd Squad/ 7th US Cav, 2nd Btln 64th Armor, 3rd Infantry Div
  29. rick finch
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 2,003

    rick finch

    USAF 1968-1972....Flight medic, air search & rescue.
  30. Scarynickname
    Joined: Dec 18, 2006
    Posts: 151

    from Toney, Al

    Yeah it was still a tent city when I was there. Do they still burn garbage everynight?

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