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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. Salty
    Joined: Jul 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,259

    from Florida

    Me: US Navy 2000-2005 Active Duty jumpin outta Helo's and mannin the guns at HSL-40, HSL-42...Took part in Enduring Freedom

    2005-present US Navy Reserves doing the same job Currently Aviation Warfare Operator 1st Class

    Dad: US Navy Vietnam (cant remember the years) He was a scope dope on the USS Hancock....Electronics Warefare Tech 2nd class....he was supposed to put on 1st the day after his enlistment was up :)

    Gramps: Army Air Corp neither me nore my pop know what he did there but he served in the Phillipenes (SP) and Japan in WWII...other than a few cryptic photos by some planes no one has ever seen thats all we have on info....he never did talk about it.

    Never met my gramps...but listening to the stories, both him and my dad are larger than life heroes in my eyes.
  2. abonecoupe31
    Joined: Aug 11, 2005
    Posts: 696

    from Michigan

    Ex USN reserve.... proud to have served...
  3. Bill Van Dyke
    Joined: May 21, 2008
    Posts: 810

    Bill Van Dyke

    USAF/ANG '61-'65 enlisted and '65-95 flew single engine/single seat fighters. retired in '99 Great memories, great people.
  4. I'd just like to jump back in here to say, this so far, has been everything I was hoping it would turn out to be.
    You can talk about your car clubs and how deep they are, but this here is what's known as a BROTHERHOOD IN ARMS, and apparent by these threads.
    Oh yeah, and we all just happen to flow heavily toward all things hot rodding.

    Take time Wednesday Nov. 11 to be honored by family and freinds, and for the most part, a greatful country.

    Again a huge salute of honor to all. :cool:
  5. Lightning
    Joined: Mar 29, 2008
    Posts: 91

    from N. Nevada

    U.s.m.c. '68 - '71 semper - fi
  6. jmon77
    Joined: Nov 5, 2007
    Posts: 181

    from Tennessee

    Never served, but my dad was Army late 60's early 70's. I want to personally thank every single one of you guys from every branch of military and in every war or during peace time! Without you we wouldn't be enjoying this hobby we love. Thanks again!!
  7. fathead429
    Joined: Oct 24, 2008
    Posts: 85

    from Yuma, AZ

    USMC 1992 - Present.
    My brother, 2 brothers-in-law and 2 cousins are Marines.
    My grandfather was in WWII and my ole man was in Vietnam.

    My ole heaps have been boxed up and stored too many times to remember. Its a little like christmas when I come home and unpack em though!
    Semper Fi
  8. Royal Canadian Army Reserve 1959-61
    RCAF pilot 1965 - 1974
    1970 -1973 -- 3 year exchange tour in the USAF at Tyndall Fla/ Laredo Tx / Randolf Tx, as an instructor pilot/check pilot.
  9. 53z
    Joined: Jul 13, 2008
    Posts: 5

    from mn

    Army , 68 - 9
  10. steve53
    Joined: Aug 11, 2009
    Posts: 75


    U.S. Army 2001-2005

    served in OIF in 2003. tank crewmember. powersliding tracked vehicles pretty much makes my day.
  11. bob myers
    Joined: May 24, 2007
    Posts: 302

    bob myers

    US Army, 82Airborne Div, Ft Bragg NC,11bravo2p, 71-72
  12. claymore
    Joined: Feb 21, 2009
    Posts: 896


    Grandfather: Army WWI silver star

    Father: USMC WWII pacific theater including Iwo, recalled for Korea.

    Me: USMC 1969-1971 VMFA 251

    Don't forget the people on the black side (spooks) they make their contribution but get forgotten in the secrecy.
  13. I was at K-Town in part of '71 & 72 Ramstien was like going uptown, one of our guys had a little VW powered Fiat, pretty cool back then...
    Used to make a stop on the way home at a three story "apt." building:rolleyes:
  14. Slim Pickens
    Joined: Dec 15, 2008
    Posts: 3,342

    Slim Pickens

    My Dad was in the Army Air Corp in WWII and my Grandfather served in the Army in WWI. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SERVICE. I am very grateful to you. Slim
  15. rexrogers
    Joined: Sep 18, 2007
    Posts: 1,033


    Marines Corps 94-98
    When i singed up for the Corps they asked me what my interest were. I had just spent most of my high school time building a 61 Chevy truck. The Marines made me an auto body repairman, a whole lot of rust repair and patch panels were made the next four years, then the current administration said that my job was no longer needed and when it was time for me to move on i stuck with the restoration and hot rod world. if it wasn't for the Corps experience who knows where i would have ended up.

    To all that have served thank you.

    Rex Rogers Semper Fi
  16. flatblackG
    Joined: Aug 11, 2009
    Posts: 13


    USMC 1995-1999

    Motor "T"- If you can't truck it, **** it! That's what they say anyway
  17. jkherd
    Joined: Mar 13, 2009
    Posts: 83


    USAF 1981-2001 Fighter Crew Chief- A-10, F-15, F-117

    My Father was a twenty year Veteran (WWII) also in the USAF
    and now two of my sons are both serving in the USAF
  18. 33 ply 440
    Joined: Jun 1, 2007
    Posts: 101

    33 ply 440
    from mn

  19. 6-71
    Joined: Sep 15, 2005
    Posts: 540


    Army 1966 to 1970. Stationed at Hakata Japan,Ft.Devens Mass.(New England Dragway) and Bangkok Thailand. Refrigeration and air conditioning specialist. Thanks to all who sacrificed for our freedom to do what we do every day.
  20. texoutsider
    Joined: Jul 6, 2005
    Posts: 826

    from Frisco, Tx

  21. CGkidd
    Joined: Mar 2, 2002
    Posts: 2,845


    US Coast Guard 23Nov90 to present. Chief Electricians Mate.
    Grandpa (dads side) was engineman on landing crafts in european theatre WW2.
    Grandpa (moms side) lifer USMC forced to retire 32 years. Still has problem talking to me cause I didn't go USMC. He will get over it eventually.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2009
  22. Army Air Corps 1990 - 1994 Airtrooper
  23. ECIGUY
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
    Posts: 111


    Usaf 65-69, 496 fis, hahn ab, germany, aircraft mechanic.
  24. ronnie tidwell
    Joined: May 25, 2008
    Posts: 97

    ronnie tidwell
    from odessa tx

    611th ordinance ammo, cam rahn vietnam 1969 1971 us army
  25. ENFO
    Joined: Apr 27, 2005
    Posts: 249

    from Tucson AZ

    My dad was a Huey UH-1 helicopter pilot in the Army 2 tours in Vietnam... shot down 5 times.... died at home in 1981 from lung cancer, from spraying Agent Orange. MMiss you and love you Dad.
    I was in the Air Force from 1988 till 96 and National Guard for 4 years. Was in Saudi for 6 months for Desert Storm....
    My Dad was a huge influence on me even though he died when I was 13 years old.


    P.S. My Sister is a car nut as well....
  26. Not everyone gets forgoten.
    SAS (Or here SASR)
    Delta, (1stSFOD)
    SEAL (Sorry, but a bit of a joke here)
    Sayeret Matkal
    FSK-17 (Swiss)
    French Foreign Legion (OK so not formaly SF, but every bit as good these days)

    Thats as 'Black' as ops get and all I can remember off the top of my head. I wonder if I will wake up in the morning now? Either for listing or not listing someone?


    PS, then there is the CIAs funny little guys, Special Activities Division, National Clandestine Service. I wonder if thats on a big sign out the front?
  27. Draw3D
    Joined: Feb 12, 2008
    Posts: 6

    from Az

    USAF 1972-1976, thanks to all Vets for their service.
  28. F.O.G
    Joined: Oct 31, 2006
    Posts: 259

    from Pacific,Mo

    USMC 1965-69. Helo mechanic/crew chief/gunner. RVN '66-'67.
  29. 26 roadster
    Joined: Apr 21, 2008
    Posts: 2,015

    26 roadster

    USN E-6(SS) Viet Nam and desert storm vet. Thanks to the Navy I can build a hot rod.
  30. okiegreaser
    Joined: Oct 6, 2009
    Posts: 94

    from LA

    A big THANK YOU to all of the vets here and all of our fighting men and women oversees.

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