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#1 SEAJAY

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 09:32 PM

I would like for every veteran that belongs to FMCA to register here. It make no difference which service you served in or when you served. It makes no difference to me if you were a combat veteran or a clerk in Washington typing letters. IF YOU SERVED THIS COUNTRY DO THE FOLLOWING:

One: List your name.
Two: List the branch of service you were in.
Three: List the amount of time you were in service to this country and when you were in service.
Four: List your rank while in service..
Five: List your job while in service (I think it was your MOS)
Six: List where you served. (NAM, DESERT STORM, ATLANTIC, PACIFIC, WW2, KOREA)

I am doing this because I am a second generation NAVY vet and proud of my service to this country. I am so proud of our service people today. It gives me great pride to see them in uniform.

I hope this is OK with the ''powers that be'' on this forum because I feel we need to honor our vets for their service to this great nation. God bless our service personnel and bring them home safe. God bless our great nation.

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 09:52 PM

One. Wayne
Two. United States Marine Corps
Three. 23 years, 6 months, 1 day (according to DD214)
Four. Master Sergeant
Five. 2691 - - Signals Intelligence/Electronic Warfare Chief
Six. Vietnam (And a whole lot of other places like: Parris Island, MCB San Diego, 29 Palms, USS El Dorado (AGC-11), El Toro, Pensacola (School), Hawaii, Fort Devens (School), Camp Lejeune (twice), Guantanamo Bay Cuba, Norfolk, Cherry Point, Okinawa)

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 11:08 PM

First....I want to thank you guys for your service.


One-Paul "Road Dog" Hardin
Two-US Army
Three-8 Years 69-78
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Six-Vietnam, Ft Lewis, Wa, Ft Bragg, NC, Ft Leonard Wood, MO, Cincinnati, Oh
Seven-100% DAV
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Posted 09 August 2009 - 11:35 PM

Joseph W. Kleinsmith :rolleyes:
Branch: Regular Army
Service: 20 years, 2 months, 2 days 30 Jul 71-1 Oct 91 Retired
Rank/Grade: Sergeant First Class, E-7
Specialties: Sr Personnel Sgt 75Z, Sr Administrative Asst 71L, Sr Instructor, Platoon Sergeant, Training NCO,
Combat Developer, Reenlistment NCO, Property Book Officer, NBC Specialist, Survivor Asst Officer,
Assignments: DMZ and Pyongtek Republic of So Korea (twice), Sinop Turkey, Neu Ulm Bavaria West Germany,
Ft Ben Harrison Indianapolis IN, Presidio of San Francisco, CA (twice), Fort Ord, CA (twice),
[6th Army, 8th Army, 2d Inf Div, 7th Inf Div, INSCOM, FORSCOM, TRADOC, VII Corps]
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Posted 10 August 2009 - 11:25 AM

James M. Moore Jr
USN- USNR
USN -^ July 1961- 30 Sept 1973 enlisted e-1 to e-7 Chief Petty officer commissarymen
USNR commissioned 30 Sept 1973- to sept 1984 Lt
enlisted belly robber (ommissrymen cook- baker-butcher)
commissioned - Comphibron 10 staff- ops dept - USS Mamitowoc LST 1180 CIC- JOOD-Legal officer, Personnel officer- postal officer, electronics Officer, SLJO.
My primary job on staff and on the Manny was putting Marines on the beach-- Ole Navy saying " you can always tell a marine- but you can't tell them much"

I was on the AF-10 Aldebran and got shot at in Bayrute Lebanon in 1962- I was a cook then and some turkey was shooting at our ship from a hotel. we shot back with a 5"
Only Major ops was the Oct war 1973. the staff which se up the clearing of the Suez cannal.

I retired from Charleston Naval Ship Yard Jan 1995 highest grade gs-12 health physics (rad contols)
I retired as a nuclear engineer GS-11 (pro pay) more moneythan a gs 11 hp
In the ship yard I worked on all the types of Navy ships from carrier to admerals gigs, Nuclear subs, battle ships ( Iowa- NJ ), deep divers and hydofoil, engine rooms - deep tanks to the flight decks and the yard arms. nuclear reactors to turbines and recipracating steam engines.
I could tell you more but then I'd have to kill ya. LOL Uncle sam sent me to a lot of schools and paid me well to go. learned a lot.
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Posted 25 August 2009 - 10:29 AM

Good idea Seajay.

Name: Michael Pleskoff
Branch: United States Navy
Service: Nine years (1960-1969)
Rank: HM1/E-6 (Petty Officer First Class)
Specialty: Independent Duty Hospital Corpsman/EEG Technician
Duty Stations: Boot Camp, Great Lakes, IL
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Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, VA
Naval Hospital, St. Albans, NY
USS SABINE (AO-25), homeport Mayport, FL
USS KASKASKIA (AO-27), homeport Mayport, FL
Naval Hospital, Great Lakes, IL
Naval Hospital, Oakland, CA
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Posted 25 August 2009 - 12:49 PM

J C McCullough
US Army
Aug 1981-Sep 85
Four years 1 month active
Sergeant E-5
Dignatary Protection, MP, Reenlistment NCO, Como Chief, Telephone Systems repairmen
Ft Hood Tx, DMZ Korea, Ft. Ord Ca., Ft. Gordon Ga., Ft. Jackson, SC.
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Posted 25 August 2009 - 05:08 PM

Bill Jackson
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1973 to 1976
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Had originally joined the Air Force under the delayed enlistment program but woke up one night after hearing a voice (some say it was the Almighty, but I'm not sayin'), reminding me that a sailor's got a girl in every port. Well, that was enough for this young buck to march right over to the Navy recruiter the next morning, confess my sins about joining the Air Force and pleaded with him to show me the way. I told him how I could barely hold my head up as a wing-nut... and how much I wanted to become a sailor, be a part of the real military... :)

Next thing I knew, I was in the Navy now...ended up in CorpC, Tx for my enlistment and never really got to check out the 'girl in every port' thing... :rolleyes:
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Posted 26 August 2009 - 12:11 AM

1. Terry L Mize
2. US Navy, GAARNG (Georgia Army National Guard)
3. USN 3 years acive 1968-1971, 3years inactive 1971-1974--GAARNG-1975-1993==2 years 15 days
4. USN AOAN (E-3)----GAARNG--SSG (E-6)
5. USN-Door gunner-Crew Chief HA(L)-3 Seawolves
6. RTC-San Diego, NAS North Island (V-21), Ft.Rucker, Al. door gunner and crew chief school, Little Creek, Va. SERE school, NAS Imperial Beach, Ca. HC-5, Binh Thuy, RVN, Det 7 Hal-3, Ben Luc, Muc Hoa, Tay Ninh, Dong Tam, most of the air space include in III & IV Corp.

GAARNG- Winder, Ga. 1140th Transportation Co. Det 1, A Co. 1-122nd inf TLAT, HHC 48th Brig.(Mech. Inf.)
Courteousy of my rich uncle I had vacations at Ft. Campbell, Ky, Ft. Gordon, Ga. Ft. Stewart, Ga. Ft. Benning, Ga. ROK Team Spirit 1986 and Yakami Firing Center, Wa.. I have put my feet in both the Atlantic and Paciic Oceans, the Columbia River and viewed some of the most beautiful scenery that a service man could want to view though tired eyes, and yes I would do it all over again and enjoy every minute of it giving all the glory to God for looking out for me during some of my more foolish moments. I'm not ready yet but will one day join God's army for eternity!!!!!!
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Posted 26 August 2009 - 02:28 PM

1) Ray
2) USMC
3) 6 years active, Captain An Hoa Valley, intelligence
4) parris island, 29 stumps and naval hospitals
5) 80% Disabled vet

Son was in Delta force from the beginning of Iraq and stayed there for 5 years, I thank god every day he came home in one piece
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#11 mapleskoff

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 07:33 AM

And qwe thank God with you! Too many of our young women and men haven't returned, and WAAAY too many with injuries from which recovery may be elusive at best.

Thanks to all who have serbed and continue to serve. To borrow from Wayne and the USMC, Semper Fidelis.

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#12 SEAJAY

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 09:37 AM

I would like to thank each and every person that has registered here and I encourage each of you to look for vets on FMCA and encourage them to come and register.
It gives me such great pride to be a small part of such a great and distinguished group of people that have served this fine nation. It makes me feel good to know that you men have answered the call of your nation and have put your a-- in the grass and did what Uncle Sam told you to do without hesitation. I believe that we have lady vets on here also. I think that Wayne the Marines wife was also in the Marine Corps and I would be honored if she would register as a vet. Any other ladies that have served is also welcome to join our merry little group.
Again, many thanks for the honor of me being a small part of such a fine group of veterans. May God bless you and keep you safe....
GOD BLESS OUR GREAT NATION..... FLY THE FLAG ON 9/11
GOD BLESS OUR VETS
GOD BLESS OUR SERVICE PERSONNEL AND BRING THEM HOME SAFE

Seajay the sailor man ......
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#13 johnfv2

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 10:21 AM

One: John :)
Two: Air Force
Three: 4 Years
Four: Sergent
Five: Jet over 4 mechanic & crew Chief
Six: States, Phillipines, England, Alaska, Nam :rolleyes:
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Posted 27 August 2009 - 09:30 PM

I would like for every veteran that belongs to FMCA to register here. It make no difference which service you served in or when you served. It makes no difference to me if you were a combat veteran or a clerk in Washington typing letters. IF YOU SERVED THIS COUNTRY DO THE FOLLOWING:

One: List your name.
Two: List the branch of service you were in.
Three: List the amount of time you were in service to this country and when you were in service.
Four: List your rank while in service..
Five: List your job while in service (I think it was your MOS)
Six: List where you served. (NAM, DESERT STORM, ATLANTIC, PACIFIC, WW2, KOREA)

I am doing this because I am a second generation NAVY vet and proud of my service to this country. I am so proud of our service people today. It gives me great pride to see them in uniform.

I hope this is OK with the ''powers that be'' on this forum because I feel we need to honor our vets for their service to this great nation. God bless our service personnel and bring them home safe. God bless our great nation.

Seajay the sailor man

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 07:15 PM

Henry D. Bott
U.S. Navy
22 Years and a few months
RMC (Radioman Chief Petty Officer)
Communication equipment repair, Instructor RM "A" and RM "B" schools.
Stationed on 13 Different ships mostly destroyers.
Mostly on the west coast, Vietnam 1966 to 1968 PBR Squadron commander

I have been out longer now than i was in and I am getting very long in the tooth but my wife and I still like to vacate good ol Utah in the winter
and head south.

smooth seas and following wind to all my uniformed brothers
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Posted 29 August 2009 - 08:24 PM

1- JOHN ALDERTON
2- USAF
3- 1965-1969
4- E-4
5- ELECTRICIAN (RED HORSE)
6- STARTED IN TEXAS , GERMANY HAHN AB, SPAIN ZARAGOZA AB, BACK TO TEXAS BROOKES AFB 3 MONTH, NAM DA NANG
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#17 mapleskoff

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 08:26 AM

So where are all of the WAVES, WMs (or is it...no, bad acronym), and WACs? No Nurses out there that were in the Armed Forces? Surely there are some.

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 11:56 AM

1- JOHN GRAY
2- USN
3- 1982-2006
4- W-4
5- INTELLIGENCE
6- STARTED IN SAN DIEGO, USS CONSTELLATION, USS RANGER, USS MIDWAY, NSAWC, SEAL TEAM FOUR, NORTHCOM, BAHRAIN (5TH FLEET), CARRIER AIR WING TWO, DESERT STORM, IRAQI FREEDOM. CURRENTLY WORK FOR NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, RECENTLY RETURNED FROM IRAQ, GOING TO AFGHANISTAN.
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#19 mapleskoff

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 12:09 PM

Be well and safe John Gray, you have my prayers and thanks!
I hope the wind is always at your back, and someone else too.

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 01:44 PM

If my adding is about correct I show that we as a group have served this nation a total of about 161 years of service so far.

We run the gambit from butchers, bakers, gunners, communications, warrant officers, grunts, sailors, marines and air force personnel.

We have served in peace time, wars, declared and un-declared, police actions, and about every form of defense necessary to help keep this great country safe.

I am sure that some of you have shed your blood on some far flung battle field with names most people can not pronounce properly. We have stood proudly as our colors were raised in victory and we have fought back tears at the playing of ''taps''for our fallen comrades that made the ultimate sacrifice. I feel that we are a special group and it gives me great pleasure and great pride to be a small part of such a distinguished group. We are carrying on a heritage that was started at Bunker Hill and on Lexington Green when brave men were willing to put their life on the line for the cause of liberty and for the good of his fellow man.

In the closing of most of my posts I always write ''GOD BLESS OUR VETS AND KEEP THEM SAFE'' and I really mean that for if it were not for the ''vets'' that have put it on the line when necessary we would not have this great nation that many people sometimes take for granite. Folks should remember to thank a Veteran for his or her service to this nation for without them WE WOULD NOT HAVE THIS GREAT NATION AND THIS WONDERFUL WAY OF LIFE.

"Freedom isn't Free...... It is bought with the blood of our youngest and finest usually for wages not equal to what you can earn flipping burgers at Mickie D's''..............

GOD BLESS OUR VETS AND KEEP THEM SAFE
GOD BLESS OUR SERVICE PERSONNEL AND BRING THEM HOME SAFE
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04 Ford Ranger with a ''Port-a-Boat on top. We Fish...
3 dogs, Gus, Finnie and Gypsie... Each will kill a Potato Chip on command
Remember .. If you use any of my good ideas you have to pay me ten cents the next time you see me.
''CJ&WILLA'' is our NC license plate. Stop by and say ''HOWDY''
Willa and me......




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