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ozboy

Irene..I think you may be off topic..let me guess..you were a skydiver..

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Probably have a pretty easy job. Just reach around and pull some out of your diaper. Stop by again when you sober up. It's not often us old guys get to converse with a spoiled teenager. 

My dad spent a lot of time with the grunts. He was an Navy FMF Corpsman for 14 of his 20 yrs.

I jumped out of perfectly good airplanes.   When I got too scared to jump, they pushed me.

contraman

Irene..I think you may be off topic..let me guess..you were a skydiver..

Yes Off Topic

No you have it wrong,

That was me.

I distinctly remember a dream along those lines :)

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cebubird

" _._.  _ _ _   _ _ _  ._..     _ ...  .  ._  _.  ... " :biggrin_01:   

 

 

 

 

 

Rather have hot beans than cool beans.

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rainymike

Helicopter turbine engine repair. Hueys, Chinooks, Cobras, Mohawks. 3 years and out.

 

After testing, the army recommended intelligence, but I was too smart to go that route. Drill sergeant recommended OCS, but I wanted to work for a living. Actually wanted to fly, but had real shitty peripheral vision in one of my eyes. 

 

Designers built them engines with Murphy proof designs. Knew a lot of Murphies who easily outsmarted them.

 

 

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Aviation Structural Mechanic (E) in the Navy. Specialty was ejection seat, air conditioning and oxygen systems. Enlisted June 1965, retired Jan 1989. Worked on F4,P3,E2,F8.A4.A7,T2,and finished up in Guam with VQ-1 as a Maintenance Control CPO with EA3 and P3 aircraft. Spent 81/2 years aboard various carriers. Wouldn't trade the experience for anything.

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Topper

Started out as a "Deck Ape" aboard a "Tin Can" and later moved into the ships office as an Personnelman where I finished up my 2 year stretch on active duty from 68 to 70. Went to school on the GI Bill and after a few years rejoined the USNR as a Seabee Construction Electrician and retired after 24 years in the reserves. Proud holder of the "Golden Shellback Award" and left many a broken heart in ports around the world. Made Chief Petty Officer before retiring. 

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ellenbrook2001

2 years in the navy but in land in ALGERIA on the electric fence patrolling with an Armour car with an automatic rifle 20 mmm for 15 months then 3 months in the city of  ALGIERS do patrol in the city before the Independence and kick out then 6 months  personal cook too the ADMIRAL yes someone did  push me in by the back door . 

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Topper

2 years in the navy but in land in ALGERIA on the electric fence patrolling with an Armour car with an automatic rifle 20 mmm for 15 months then 3 months in the city of  ALGIERS do patrol in the city before the Independence and kick out then 6 months  personal cook too the ADMIRAL yes someone did  push me in by the back door . 

What a cake job!  :good:

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hi can only tell you a bit about my late father an Australian that served in the American army in ww2, served in New Guinea, Philippines, and China, lots of stories there,anyone intrested

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hi can only tell you a bit about my late father an Australian that served in the American army in ww2, served in New Guinea, Philippines, and China, lots of stories there,anyone interested

 

I'm always interested in hearing stories about the past. I've always valued older generations for the stories they tell and the sage advice they provide for free.

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ozboy

Yes would be great on a separate thread....apart from RSL n Anzac type get-togethers it seems aussies don't seem to talk much about their personal wartime experiences...maybe wrong though, just never met many....

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contraman

Yes would be great on a separate thread....apart from RSL n Anzac type get-togethers it seems aussies don't seem to talk much about their personal wartime experiences...maybe wrong though, just never met many....

Perhaps they have good reason

Or long memories

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Paddy

British Army. Signals Officer - UK, Germany, Cyprus, N Ireland, "Europe" - Force Radio Officer for NATO's ACE Mobile Force. Paymaster (Infantry Battalion) - Belize, UK including a spell of public duties at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle - that was interesting, Falklands, Kenya. Apart from a short stretch in N Ireland, missed all the shooting and stuff - poor timing on my part! Best job I ever did was train 16 year old junior soldiers (who went into R Signals as adults at 17) up in the wilds of Northumberland on Hadrian's Wall.

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Captainmike

Morse Intercept Operator/analyst/DF&RFP for USAFSS.(AKA "Silent Warrior"

Stress factor high-but LOVED my work!!!!!!!

 

 

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So James and Cebubird were "diddy bopps"   I was a 202-50 Communications Analysis Specialist USAF...  I was in the 6970th ABG attached to NSA from 1975 to 1979.  I was a Chinese analyst.  It was a pretty interesting time in chinese history...   :cool:

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RogerDuMond

Hospital Corpsman/Operating Room Tech stationed on USS Repose off of the coast of Vietnam and then US Naval Hospital Key West Florida. 1965-1969

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