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Old 07-13-2012, 10:10 AM
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well thank you. I always well send out a "welcome home" note when I run accross a RVN vet. It's not a slite towards other vets, but for the guys that were not welcomed home 45 years ago.

I long for the day when we done ever have to say "welcome home" to any vet again!
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:40 AM
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I was a Viet Nam era veteran('68-'72) although I never left the states. I served in the Air Force for four years,three of them at Nellis AFB. I was an avionics repairman commonly referred to as a "black box weenie".
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:16 AM
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n Chu Lai whenever we got back in town. Remember walking thru the bone yards looking at all those shot up planes with aircraft carriers names on them often wondering where they had the ships parked out there.
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We were safe and snug out in the gulf of tonkin. Moved from 75 miles out to 125 miles out when that got missiles that would go 75 miles. Wimps. . .

When the North Koreans shot down an USAF Cargo plane we steamed to the sea of Japan. What a sight that was. Horizon to horizon war ships. 3 carrier groups plus. The New Jersey turned around and joined in.

My thought is that an aircraft carrier is way too large to hide.

Tried my best to get on the gun boats. Rickover said he had too much invested in me.
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:27 PM
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well thank you. I always well send out a "welcome home" note when I run accross a RVN vet. It's not a slite towards other vets, but for the guys that were not welcomed home 45 years ago.

I long for the day when we done ever have to say "welcome home" to any vet again!
gary
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:05 PM
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Thanks to all the Vets, the Vet families and the Vet supporters!

US Army 65-71, 11Bravo 66-67 1/7 Cav, 1st Air Cav Div.......

Over 40 years ago for most Americans, but only 40 seconds for the Vets. Sad, but there are times I actually miss it!!

Best Regards......Eagle Six
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:11 PM
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We were safe and snug out in the gulf of tonkin. Moved from 75 miles out to 125 miles out when that got missiles that would go 75 miles. Wimps. . .

When the North Koreans shot down an USAF Cargo plane we steamed to the sea of Japan. What a sight that was. Horizon to horizon war ships. 3 carrier groups plus. The New Jersey turned around and joined in.

My thought is that an aircraft carrier is way too large to hide.

Tried my best to get on the gun boats. Rickover said he had too much invested in me.
We had the New Jersey shoot for us a little west of Tam Key two or three times. Code named "Big Boy" and after the first HE round I new why! The last two thirds of my vacation over in that garden spot was out in the Lao border area. We usually went back to DaNang or Chu Lai to take a warm shower and gear up for a CA the next morning at first light. I told my youngest kid I weighed the ghastly sum of 147lb. Carried the sixty, three belts, two barrels, and the cleaning stuff for a total of about 110lb.
no room for fat boys up there
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:20 PM
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Thanks to all the Vets, the Vet families and the Vet supporters!

US Army 65-71, 11Bravo 66-67 1/7 Cav, 1st Air Cav Div.......

Over 40 years ago for most Americans, but only 40 seconds for the Vets. Sad, but there are times I actually miss it!!

Best Regards......Eagle Six
Greetings from the Que Son valley! Kinda cool tonight as it's in the low 120's. Picking us up in the morning to scout out another nameless LZ fifteen klicks west (hey that's gotta be in Laos!!). Got stuck with chopped ham & eggs again, but that red dust really seasons it well

"welcome home brother"

may you showers and clothes always be clean, and most of all have good food to eat. It's all gravey now brother, and you earned every bit of it.
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