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#5801332 - 11/11/11 08:06 AM Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: Seafire]
GotAmmo Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 03/03/10
Posts: 1994
Loc: Durham NC
Thanks everyone, for all you have done ! Happy Vets day

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#5801704 - 11/11/11 09:50 AM Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: GotAmmo]
chesshirecat Offline
Member

Registered: 10/19/11
Posts: 95
went to the Marine Corps Birthday Ball last night by a personal invite (I'm Army). Boy what a party!! Some showed up in their dress blues, and really looked strack! Had a huge birthday cake, and a young Marine in his blues had the honor of cutting the cake. He made a three or four minute speach that was often interrupted with cheers. Told how the dress blues were never pressed and why. Then cut the cake with (your gonna love this) with a captured WWII Japanese sword!
gary


Edited by chesshirecat (11/11/11 09:51 AM)

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#5801712 - 11/11/11 09:52 AM Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: chesshirecat]
chesshirecat Offline
Member

Registered: 10/19/11
Posts: 95
to all my friends with us and those departed but never forgotten.

Welcome home brothers!
gary

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#5803286 - 11/11/11 07:46 PM Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: chesshirecat]
David_Walter Offline
Campfire Outfitter

Registered: 09/07/04
Posts: 9515
Loc: TriCities, WA
My name is really.....David Walter!
Went delayed enlistment in Nov 1976
Active duty 1977
Keesler AFB, MS
RAF Alconbury, UK
Grand Forks ND
Nellis AFB, NV
University of Akron, OH
Enlisted Electronic Warfare Technician until 1987
Commissioned 2LT in April 1987
Pope AFB, NC
Eielson AFB, AK
got out as a Capt in 1992
Entered Reserves 2001
Capt - Youngstown Air Reserve base
Major - McChord AFB, WA
Commanded USAF Reserve Civil Engineers Sqdn at McChord 2007-2011
Commanded 506 expeditionary Civil Eng Squadron at Kirkuk, Iraq
Lt Col - present Air Guard at Camp Murray, WA

Seen and met a ton of fantastic people. Loved every minute of it, even the frozen north, and the oven heat in Iraq. Learned a lot about me, and the quality of young men and women we're raising and I'm comfortable the Republic will endure in good hands.

Thanks to all the vets, and to all the folks who've trusted us with your sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, and moms and dads.


Edited by David_Walter (11/11/11 07:48 PM)
_________________________
"I look upon war with horror. But if it must come, I am here."

Anon

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#5804314 - 11/12/11 09:39 AM Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: David_Walter]
chesshirecat Offline
Member

Registered: 10/19/11
Posts: 95
Originally Posted By: David_Walter
My name is really.....David Walter!
Went delayed enlistment in Nov 1976
Active duty 1977
Keesler AFB, MS
RAF Alconbury, UK
Grand Forks ND
Nellis AFB, NV
University of Akron, OH
Enlisted Electronic Warfare Technician until 1987
Commissioned 2LT in April 1987
Pope AFB, NC
Eielson AFB, AK
got out as a Capt in 1992
Entered Reserves 2001
Capt - Youngstown Air Reserve base
Major - McChord AFB, WA
Commanded USAF Reserve Civil Engineers Sqdn at McChord 2007-2011
Commanded 506 expeditionary Civil Eng Squadron at Kirkuk, Iraq
Lt Col - present Air Guard at Camp Murray, WA

Seen and met a ton of fantastic people. Loved every minute of it, even the frozen north, and the oven heat in Iraq. Learned a lot about me, and the quality of young men and women we're raising and I'm comfortable the Republic will endure in good hands.

Thanks to all the vets, and to all the folks who've trusted us with your sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, and moms and dads.


welcome home
gary

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#5806201 - 11/13/11 05:51 AM Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: chesshirecat]
old06 Offline
Member

Registered: 08/31/03
Posts: 66
Loc: Keithville Louisiana
1974
to
1994
USAF
Civil Engineers
here
there
everywhere


It was great times miss it some days don't on other days
_________________________
Psalm 16:1 Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.


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#5806393 - 11/13/11 07:07 AM Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: old06]
David_Walter Offline
Campfire Outfitter

Registered: 09/07/04
Posts: 9515
Loc: TriCities, WA
What type of engineer?
_________________________
"I look upon war with horror. But if it must come, I am here."

Anon

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#5807029 - 11/13/11 10:57 AM Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: old06]
chesshirecat Offline
Member

Registered: 10/19/11
Posts: 95
Originally Posted By: old06
1974
to
1994
USAF
Civil Engineers
here
there
everywhere


It was great times miss it some days don't on other days


welcome home
gary

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#5813253 - 11/15/11 08:20 AM Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: GotAmmo]
Swampman700 Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Registered: 11/14/08
Posts: 11193
USAF 1st Special Operations Wing 1975-1983
USAF 919th Special Operations Wing 1983-1985 1993-1994
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1st Special Operations Wing 1975-1983
919th Special Operations Wing 1983-1985 1993-1994

"Manus haec inimica tyrannis / Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem" ~Algernon Sidney~

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#5813397 - 11/15/11 08:53 AM Re: Call to fellow Vets [Re: Swampman700]
chesshirecat Offline
Member

Registered: 10/19/11
Posts: 95
Originally Posted By: Swampman700
USAF 1st Special Operations Wing 1975-1983
USAF 919th Special Operations Wing 1983-1985 1993-1994


were you with the guys flying the C130's and C121's that were painted flat black with enough bumps and blisters to make you think the plane needed a penecillen shot? Those guys were the ones that flew "Bright Light" and a couple others a few years prior.

Wecome Home
gary

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