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Joe Luster

Army

April 69 til Nov 70  Just over 19 months

E 4

11 Bravo  Infantry  Grunt  M60 gunner    If you were not infantry you were support

Only permanant station was Viet Nam

Was hit 5 times & rode 3 choppers down They shot my hide so full of holes it would not hold shucks, still made it home with a little sanity, depends on who you talk to as how much I have  100% disabled service connected Vet

I have a ground burial plot in Arlington with my name on the stone. I buried my late wife there in 1999 which locked my site in

To all who played in the big playground in South East Asia      WELCOME HOME BROTHERS

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Joe, 

Sorry for the loss of your wife.

Welcome home and God Bless You For Your Service to Our Country! 

Herman 

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Herman,

I would not take a million dollars for that experience, but you could not get me to do it again for a million dollars at my age. I had the honor of serving with a group of guys who would have died for me & I would have died for them. To many of them died for us all. I am closer to many of them than I am my blood family.

Some men go thru life looking for a good woman. The good Lord gave me a super woman and then decided he wanted her in heavens choir. Then he gave me another one who is amazing. I have been blessed to have had two wives who have to be counted among the greatest women God ever put on this earth.

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Retired Air Force E-7,  1991 to 1996 (25 years)  Active & Reserve. Retired from Westover ARB, MA  Telecommunications Center Specialist Supervisor.  Stationed: Otis AFB, MA; RAF Bentwaters, England,, RAF Lakenheath, England, Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota.  Various deployments to Aviano AB, Italy; Moron AFB, Spain, Saint Truiden, Belgium, RAF Sculthorpe, England.

I was advised to stay in the reserves.  Best advise I have ever been given.  Paid medical and pays for the motorhome.  :-)

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Winnie2015, Welcome to the forum and thanks for your service.

Bill

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Retire Coast Guard Chief Boatswains Mate.  Retired in 1995 off the USCGC Ouachita at Chattanooga, Tn.  Served on various river buoy tenders, Search and Rescue/law enforcement Stations and schools.  

Semper Paratus!

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US Navy Surface Warfare Officer

1986-1997

USS LaMoure County (LST-1194) - CIC Officer
Special Boat Unit 20 - Ops Officer
Instructor - Fleet Combat Training Center Atlantic - Dam Neck
USS Nitro (AE-23) - Ops Officer
USS Saipan (LHA-2) - 1st LT

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