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Herman "TEX" "MOON" Mullins

United States Navy

7 years 8 months 11 days

September 17, 1956-----March 24, 1964

Parachute Rigger 3rd Class Petty Officer

Being a Airdale I had many Exotic duty stations, Great Lakes NS, IL-- Hutchinson NAS, KA-- Norman NS, OK--Pax River NAS, MD-- Argencia, NewFoundland (Several times)--Lake Hurst NAS, NJ--Pax River NAS, McGuire AFB, NJ--Quansit Point NAS, RI ( Finaly got to Sea with duty on the USS WASP CVA-18, 3 cruises).

While stationed at McGuire AFB I came to understand what is was like to be a MINORITY. I was a Sailor, on an Air Force Base inside and Army Fort (Dix).

I found out just lately that I am considered a Vietnam Veteran. I thank the Government for this desiganation but I am no where near the ranks of our brave men who served in that conflict. I salute each and everyone of those that served over there.

GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

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Randy Pollard

USMC 1958 -1962

Parris Island, Camp Geiger, NAS Jacksonville, NAS Memphis, Tenn., Atsugi Japan, Phillipines, MCAS Beaufort, S.C., GITO, Cuba

I have to say, it was some of the best years of my life. Tough but fun! I have some great friends from the Corps. I would have stayed in but I wanted out to continue my education. Not for that, I would have made a career of it.

One thing, THANKS to ALL who served.

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1. Jack Halpin

2. Navy

3. 21 years, 1970 - 1991

4. AGC/AC

5. Weather Forcaster/Weather & Ice Recon.

6. Lakehurst NJ, Fleet Weather Central Guam, NAS Brunswick, ME, NSFA Port Huneme, CA, McMurdo Station, Antarctica, Fleat Weather Central Rota Spain, Naples, Italy, USS Saipan LHA-2 Med & Africa

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Yes, Doc Mike there are Nurses out here!!

One: Cathe Spangler

Two: USN-USNR

Three: Time in Service: 30 years, 6/1971 to 3/2001: list of duty stations USN: Oakland, Midway Island, Charleston SC, Balboa, NAS Miramar, Guam, NAS Lemoore; USNR: Fleet Hospital 9, 4th Med BN, Medical Logistics-4th Supply BN, 4th FSSG, Camp Pendleton

Four: Ensign to Captain

Five: Nurse Corps Officer (2900) Charge Nurse to Senior Nurse Executive

Six: Serving to Care, Caring to Serve all warriors regardless of branch of service who walked or flew in the lands of Viet Nam, Somalia, and every small conflict in before 9/11.

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I would like to welcome each new member who has registered recently. My situation is that I am on the road right now and my Internet is not the best, to say the least. I welcome each one who has registered and I especially welcome our first lady vet to this forum. Remember this guys: Fresh showers, spiff up, clean undies and NO FREEKIN CUSSIN, cause we have a lady present now.

Here is a special welcome aboard to Capt. Cathe Spangler. All respects to you, shipmate, and it's great to have you aboard

(remember this guys: she can give you the ''square needle'' in the left thing, so be nice).

Wind to your backs guys ... smooth seas ahead ...

I will get back on board with this forum as soon as I get back home. I came out to California to attend a funeral for a dear friend who was U.S. Air Force vet and also an FMCA member.

God bless our troops and bring them home safe.

Seajay the sailor man

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James D. Etenburn

U.S.Navy

Yeoman 2nd Class (E-5)

Almeda Naval Air Station VP-1 (1968-1969)

Thailand with Observation Squadron 67 - VO-67 (1967-1968)

Imperial Beach with Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 1 - HC-1 (1965-1967)

Basic Training - San Diego (1965)

1992 HR Endeavor LE

Towing 1992 Geo Tracker

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FELLOW VETS............... I am stuck in Denver, Colorado waiting on a new tranny for my Pace Arrow. The old one gave up the ghost back on 70 eastbound at 251 mile just out of Denver. I would like to apologize to all for my deselection of duty for about the past month. I have not taken the opportunity to WELCOME NEW VETS to the forum and I am totally ashamed of my self. For some time I had no internet because of my location out in Upper Lake, California. When I did have internet I was busy fixing something or getting stranded somewhere or something falling apart. I give you guys my word that I will get back ''squared away'' when I get back home and get my ''stuff'' together. I fully intended to go by and see a couple of you guys on this trip but it just didnt work out due to circumstances beyond my control. I am still working toward some kind of VETS REUNION somewhere this spring or summer. I will try to draft a cover letter to you guys and get some input as to your travels so we might get the biggest crowd together at a convenient place to most of us... all this is yet to be seen and worked out.

Anyhow................ WELCOME NEW REGISTERED VETS AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO THIS GREAT NATION

GOD BLESS THIS NATION

GOD BLESS OUR VETS

GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS AND BRING THEM HOME SAFE AND REAL SOON ...............

Seajay the sailor man ..........

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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

May the wind be at your back Chief

Retired 1972 I understand long in the tooth

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Don Croner

USAF

29 years 9 months 14 days

Chief Master Sergeant (E9)

Missile Maintenance, ICBM, Ground Launched Cruise Missiles and Space Launch Vehicles

My misslie maintenance career field kept me in the USA for most of my career execpt for 9 years in Europe installing the GLCM in NATO.

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Yes, Doc Mike there are Nurses out here!!

One: Cathe Spangler

Two: USN-USNR

Three: Time in Service: 30 years, 6/1971 to 3/2001: list of duty stations USN: Oakland, Midway Island, Charleston SC, Balboa, NAS Miramar, Guam, NAS Lemoore; USNR: Fleet Hospital 9, 4th Med BN, Medical Logistics-4th Supply BN, 4th FSSG, Camp Pendleton

Four: Ensign to Captain

Five: Nurse Corps Officer (2900) Charge Nurse to Senior Nurse Executive

Six: Serving to Care, Caring to Serve all warriors regardless of branch of service who walked or flew in the lands of Viet Nam, Somalia, and every small conflict in before 9/11.

Captain Spangler,

Thank you and all of the Nurses and Corpmen and Women who have served our Great Country.

One note, 1957 Base Hospital Hutchinson, KA. Nurse, Lt Comander, "Drop'm sailor and bend over. I can still feel that needle to this day.

"FAIR WIND AND FOLLOWING SEAS"

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1. Stephen Keller

2.USAF

3. May 28, 1968-July 21 1991- 23 Years 1 Month 4 Days.

4. Senior Master Sgt. E-8

5. Aircraft Fuel System Mech, Aero Space System Branch Chief.

6. Eglin AFB Fla, Da Nang AFB Vietnam, England AFB, La., Hurburt Field Fla., Zweibrucken AFB, Germany, MC Dill AFB Fla., Eielson AFB AK., Offutt AFB, NE.

It was a great time in my life.

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Patricia Ann Kohl Sennett

US Navy

July 1969 - July 1972; Plus Two years Active Reserve.

Hospital CorpsWAVE 2nd Class, E-5.

Lab 8412/8417 however assigned to Dependents Clinics instead.

BootCamp= Bainbridge MD; Hospital Corps School= Great Lakes; San Diego Naval Hospital; NAS Miramar.

Proud to say my younger sister Retired US Army 25 years in Dec 2007, now is lead Finance Officer for the Wounded Warrior program in Landstuhl Germany. Someday she hopes to return Stateside and join FMCA.

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Tom Arnold

US Coast Guard

30 yrs 28 days 1967 - 1997

Masterchief Boatswain Mate - E-9

Search & Rescue, Law Enforcement, Aids to Navigation .....etc...

Retirement was at the N. end of the Golden Gate Bridge

60% DAV

Wish more people realized the Coast Guard is a Valuable Military Service

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pianodan   

Just saw this thread today looking under New Posts. Here's OUR (my wife's and my) service.

Me First :rolleyes:

Dan Armstrong

USN

20 years, 16 days and some odd hours. from 75/13/01-95/31/01

Honorable discharge

Boiler Technician, (discontinued rating)Petty Officer 1st class, Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist ('85)

Various specialty NECs, Bailey Automatic Boiler Controls, Instructor , Pressure fired Boilers, Boiler Repairman, Recruit Company Commander, Water Survival and Physical Fitness Instructor, Oil and water King on two ships.

In order of precedence, served on the following duty stations:

Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL

Propulsion Engineering Command, BT "A" school, Great Lakes, IL (now decomissioned)

USS Juneau LPD-10, San Diego, CA,(now de-comissioned), LPO as a 3rd class PO in the FWD Fireroom, on station for the fall of Saigon, with the resulting chaos of evacuation...we had the flag on board, so we evacuated the AF base in Sattahip, Thailand

USS Preble DDG-46, Pearl Harbor, HI, ABC tech for both engineering plants, made 2nd class and 1st class PO there, stood watches in the after fireroom.

1st shore duty in Great Lakes, IL , Propulsion Engineering Command, teaching advanced boiler operation and theory to BT-6 year obligatory trainees

USS Albert David, FF-1050, San Diego, (leased to Pakistani Navy in '86, sunk by them in the Indian Ocean), Oil and water king, responsible for all liquid load and fuel oil/lube oil quality on board.

USS Ajax AR-6, San Diego, LPO of the Boiler Repair Shop, decomissioned in '87.

USS Denver, LPD-9, San Diego, LPO of the FWD Fireroom

Recruit Training Command, San Diego(closed and gone in the mid '90s), Company Commander (7 companies), Water Survival and Phisical training Instructor

TAD to USS Harry W. Hill DD-986, San Diego to map steam lines for Gas Turbine Specialists for 3 months while on shore duty (they had steam heating from auxiliary boilers and didn't know where it went)

USS Niagara Falls, AFS-3, Guam (where America's daylight begins), Oil and water king, decomissioned Aug '94, re-comissioned in the Military Sea Lift Command as TAFS-3

My wife's Navy time was a little shorter:

Susan Armstrong

USN

'74 (delayed entry program) '75 active duty-'78 (son was born)

USNR

'80-'83

Honorably discharged twice.

Machinest's Mate Petty Officer 3rd Class

No specialty NECs

Duty stations:

Recruit Training Command, Orlando, FL (closed and gone in the mid 90's)

Propulsion Engineering Command, Great Lakes, IL, MM "A" school (5th female MM trainee in the US, 1st from MN)

Miramar Naval Air Station, Security Division

Service Craft, Port Operations, Pearl Harbor Naval Station, HI

Active drilling USNR in Great Lakes, IL and San Diego, CA

NOTE: We're both considered Vietnam Vets because we were in at the end of the conflict, though I was the only one over there for any reason, we both wear the "geedunk" medal/ribbon, but mine has a star on it because I also did Desert Storm.

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Tom Arnold

US Coast Guard

30 yrs 28 days 1967 - 1997

Masterchief Boatswain Mate - E-9

Search & Rescue, Law Enforcement, Aids to Navigation .....etc...

Retirement was at the N. end of the Golden Gate Bridge

60% DAV

Wish more people realized the Coast Guard is a Valuable Military Service

Hey, Coastie, thank you for your service. I have a very good friend that is the commander of USCGC Maro Bay based out of New Londom Connecticut. He just got promoted to LTCMDR and will be watered (what ever that means, must be somthing like getting pinned) next month.

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