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Re: 2017 Veterans Day

PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:52 am
by irtredbirdr33
Thank you Jeff and thanks to all my fellow vets.

Larry, RedbirdR33

Sgt, United States Air Force 1968-1972

Re: 2017 Veterans Day

PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:20 pm
by Charliemta
Bit late on this because I just noticed the thread.

I was in the US Navy late 60's/early 70's. Was at Pearl Harbor on a tugboat, and then on the USS Constellation. A lot of good times with a bunch of great guys.

Re: 2017 Veterans Day

PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:12 pm
by Lincoln78
Thanks to all for serving. The continued shrinking percentage of people who have served (and the fact that many families haven't had anybody serve since WWII or the end of conscription) is troubling to me.

USN 1982-93/USNR 1993-2007 Son of two WWII veterans and father of two Coast Guard officers. Daughters and I have all engaged in risky behavior but nobody has ever shot at us. I am very happy that younger one is no longer patrolling the Arabian Gulf.

Re: 2017 Veterans Day

PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:32 pm
by Gilbert B Norman
irtredbirdr33 wrote:Thank you Jeff and thanks to all my fellow vets.

Larry, RedbirdR33

Sgt, United States Air Force 1968-1972


Sgt. Redbird, any chance we X'd in Nam?

Me: Jul 67-68 7th AF TSN awarded VSM. VCM, AFOU, AFCM (Lotta ribbons for simply "doing a tour").

Mr. Lincoln, my Father "ducked" WWII; something about a "defense related job". Needless to say, that I chose to "drop college (I am a graduate) and go in" was the subject of "gnashing of teeth".

Re: 2017 Veterans Day

PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:10 pm
by irtredbirdr33
Gil: I never served "in country". I spent most of my stint in England and Spain.

My father served in WW2 (PTO) and was awarded the Bronze Star.

Larry, RedbirdR33

Re: 2017 Veterans Day

PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:03 pm
by Aa3rt
I realize that I'm about two weeks late but somehow have missed this until now.

US Coast Guard 1974 - 1978

US Coast Guard Reserve 1986-1994

My late father, a Brooklyn, NY native, served in a US Navy amphibious battalion in WWII seeing some heavy combat in the South Pacific. After the war he went visiting former shipmates. He reached Jamestown, NY where he met the older sister of a shipmate and was smitten. (My mother always said that with his thick Brooklyn accent she could only understand about every third word that he said.) Regardless, a romance developed with my future parents visiting each other on holidays using the Erie Railroad as their chosen mode of travel in those pre-Interstate days. They eventually married with my father relocating to Jamestown. I always tell people that I had railroads in my blood long before I was born owing to all the trips my parents took on the Erie.

Re: 2017 Veterans Day

PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:53 pm
by Cannon Ball
Late to the party, but here goes:

USA Ordnance Corps 1968-1972; then USAR 1972-1976.

Last duty station was Fort Dix. I was the post Ammunition Officer. Middays with ammo handed out and nothing else to do until the unused rounds came back, would go down to the railyard and watch GE 44-tonner PRR #9999 go about its work for the PRR-owned shortline which I think was called the Union Transportation Company, but somebody correct me if the name's not right! Seemed like such a big number for such a little locomotive!

Thanx to all my fellow vets for your work and sacrifices.

CannonBall

Re: 2017 Veterans Day

PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:41 pm
by Return to Reading Company Olney Sta
Cannon Ball wrote:Late to the party, but here goes:

USA Ordnance Corps 1968-1972; then USAR 1972-1976.

Last duty station was Fort Dix. I was the post Ammunition Officer. Middays with ammo handed out and nothing else to do until the unused rounds came back, would go down to the railyard and watch GE 44-tonner PRR #9999 go about its work for the PRR-owned shortline which I think was called the Union Transportation Company, but somebody correct me if the name's not right! Seemed like such a big number for such a little locomotive!

Thanx to all my fellow vets for your work and sacrifices.

CannonBall


You are correct!