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Okay, all you Swab Jockeys, Jar Heads, Ground Ponders, Fly Boys, Shallow Water Sailors, Reservists, Lifers and Weekend Warriors ...

SHUT UP AND LISTEN UP ... We have our own spot now. This will be our gathering place to say hello, tell lies, brag, swap stories, get acquainted and otherwise have good fellowship among the vets here on FMCA.com Mind you, this forum is open to everyone, so we will have ''civies'' dropping by from time to time to read the posts. Therefore, we need to keep it decent in here. The permitted military talk shall be limited to the following. SHUX, DARN, HECK, OH FUDGE, DRAD, BY GOLLY, AND DAD BLAME. This is modified ''sailor language'' and I am sure we can all live with this.

I am truly happy that FMCA has given us this forum. I believe we will enjoy having our own ''port'' to drop anchor in and be welcomed by our fellow vets. I believe it will give newbies who are vets a place to come to and be with their own kind and feel comfortable asking questions and making comments. Please remember this: EVERYONE IS WELCOME HERE.

I ask that your encourage all military vets to "register" here and make postings in Veteran's Corner as they see the need.

I also suggest that we start an ''HONOR ROLL of FALLEN WARRIORS." If you have a friend, a son or daughter, or a parent who gave the ultimate sacrifice for this country, please list this person by name, year of service, and branch of service. Feel free to post any comments about this person(s) and encourage others to do the same.

God bless our great nation. God bless our troops and bring them home safe.

Seajay the sailor man

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Seajay, It appears that you have a corner on the market for vets. Good for you and thanks for getting things started. Just wanted you and others to know that the USAF is 'on-board' and ready to relate a few war stories. Spent 30 years in the USAF and enjoyed every minute of it and could do another 30 if given the opportunity and a little more energy. Been places like Iwo Jima, Thailand, Japan and Korea and numerous state-side bases. Would love to hear from others who have been stationed on Iwo Jima in the 50's.

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Welcome aboard my brother vets. Its good to have you aboard. Number 2 mess hall is open and serving ''brunch'' and the movie for tonight is ''FIGHT, KISS, OR GO FOR YOUR GUN'' staring Joe Lewis, Marilyn Monroe, and Hopalong Casady. ENJOY........ LOL ......

I will ask each of you to go to ''ARE YOU A VETERAN'' and register there also. I am trying to compile a ''list'' of as many vets in FMCA as possible. I would love to organize some sort of VETS RE-UNION for the vets here on FMCA. I am working toward that to maybe happen in the late spring or early summer next year. I will e mail you guys a ''cover letter'' concerning this in the near future. I am already getting some feed back on letters I have already sent out. I remind you that VETS CORNER is open to everyone and it is my hope that the vets will gather here and swap stories about their memories of their service to this great nation. It is my hope that if you know of a vet that gave the ultimate sacrifice for this great nation that you would enter his or her name in THE HONOR ROLL OF FALLEN HERO'S. Read the instructions and feel free to place a name there. Also feel free to post anything legal here. This is our corner and it is primarily for vets but all are welcome. Just keep your post within the rules of FMCA and everything will be fine. I have worked hard with the powers to be to get us this corner and we dont want to ''mess it up''..........

Again ...... WELCOME ABOARD MY BROTHERS .... It is an honor to have been a very small part of such a great force as our military....

GOD BLESS THIS NATION...

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

Seaay the sailor man .......

PS. spread the ''word'' about our corner and invite other vets here ....

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rmmpe   

I'm here too.

USN, 1959-1966

Qualified in Submarines (USS Cavalla (SSK244), USS Dogfish (SS350).

USS Wrangell (AE12)

Navy Diver

Coronado, CA

Marine Recon instructor.

SE Asia Country Club

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SEAJAY

Thank for this forum. Let me know if I can help.

Herman Mullins

U. S. Navy

Airdale

9-1956 to 3-1964

PR-3

Great Lakes Boot Camp

Hutchinson, KA TDY

Norman, OK School

Pax River MD VW-15

Argencia, New Foundland

Norman, OK School

Lakehurst, NJ School

Pax River, MD VW-15

McGuier A. F. Base VR-6

Quanset Point, RI VS-31

USS Wasp CVA 18

Even at 72 I would go back in a heart beat.

GOD this is a great Country!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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skyking8   

There are a limited few military ranks that no one messes with. That would be COB (chief of the boat), Gunny (Marine E-7), and Chief Warrant Officer Five (Army/Navy). I happen to be the latter, but bow in respect to the first two. I don't know that the Air Force has a similar type rank, but I think we'd all swap a body part or two for one of their country club tours. :)

I hope civilians do join in. We all appreciate their honest support of the military service members.

Has anyone one besides me noticed that today's service member is awfully young?? :rolleyes:

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Guest Wayne77590   
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Skyking8,

Every darn year those "boots" are getting younger and younger. :rolleyes:

And hour are right. Of all the ranks I held, Gunny was by far the best. As a Master Sergeant (E-8) I still had the respect, but it just wasn't the same as a Gunny. The Gunny is both office and field. It is really good to be out with the troops in a working environment. The Gunny can "get the job done."

The WO also commanded respect. It was nice to know that when you talked to a WO and asked for advice or instructions that he was also once enlisted and most likely came up through the ranks. They were specialists in their field.

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dgo1369   
There are a limited few military ranks that no one “FUDGES†with. That would be COB (chief of the boat), Gunny (Marine E-7), and Chief Warrant Officer Five (Army/Navy). I happen to be the latter, but bow in respect to the first two. I don’t know that the Air Force has any “respected†rank, but I think we’d all swap a body part or two for one of their country club tours. :)

I hope “civies†do join in. We all appreciate their honest support of the military service members.

Has anyone one besides me noticed that today’s service member is awfully young?? :rolleyes:

You must be a young guy as there never was anything above CW4 when I retired. Besides, it was always common knowledge that a 1SG was FAR more respected than any Warrant could hope to be.

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Since another welcomed his brother vets;

I'll welcome aboard my SISTER Vets!

I noticed a few husbands included their Veteran wives info with their posts.

Thank YOU all for your Service!

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nc108   

Hey skyking8,

Try Cuba in the 60s with CIA handlers. Great country club!!

There were body parts.

Anyone else in Cuba? Would like to touch base.

Paul USAF

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Hello Fellow Vets, I always thought it was hilarious that being in the Navy, the only shore duty I ever drew was thirteen months in Danang, Vietnam. From July 1965 through August 1966. Seems like a hundred years ago.

May all of you have a great day & a long trouble free life.I respect each & everyone of you for answering the call of our great nation when it needed you.

Sincerly, Wayne & Deborah :)

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USAF/SSGT...VN-2tours-67-68-69...100% disabled vet..Shot down Aug 69,,,crew chief/doorgunner on Helo"s...Hue's and HH43's down for 28 days before Marine Recon team found us...I owe you one boys!!!! Never knew an ugly Marine could look so GOOD!!

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In reply to the comment about CW5's. Here at Ft huachuca CW5 are treated equal to O-6's parking places and all.

I am one of those people that spent my whole life in the army. Army brat, 20 years AD, Married to career army woman 36 years svc, and retired dual status.

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Thanks Seajay for getting the ball rolling on this forum. And, thanks FMCA for allowing it. I served in USAF 1964-1968. My youngest son is serving now in USAF...been in a little over 21 years. I appreciate all veterans for their service to our great country. Looking forward to this forum. Happy travels....

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First post...this "sub"forum is the reason I joined after lurking for a long time.

First off, thank you to all for your service.

I was a third gen. "Tanker" grandfather was on tanks ,my father was a tanker until he hit E-6 and join JAG...he retired as a w4-"P" the the 5 wasn't assigned yet(he had just finished "writing" the class),I was fortunate to be sworn into the service by my father.

I don't want to boast....I am just **** proud.

I remember Ft Huachuca(home of the buffalo soldiers)

I served with 3/3ACR as a driver and gunner(1 time late night on radio watch...T54 at 2000 meters)

Sorry for ramble...I just got excited and went back in time

Thank you again everyone....out.

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I have asked on various Military forums and doubt I  will find any answers.

Dad entered the army at Ft Oglethorpe, Ga in 1934 at age 17. 

He was Heavy Cannoner. Served in Panama  from 34 to  40 and sent home with what they said was Asthma. Recalled in June 41 and was a Basic Trainer, what we call Drill Instructor, at the old Camp Forrest  for 34 months before being shipped though Camp Columbus and to Saipan.

I have not been able to find any info on the Panama service. We have two discharges but the first does not mention station or duty.

Just about everyone is gone from WWII although I do meet and talk with some at the VA. Doubt any from the 1934 to 1940 era are still with us but.

Anyone know anything about Panama and units with cannons perhaps coastal guns?

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TT,

That could have been during the time of the building of the canal. There were a great number of military personal there during the building. You might investigate the history of the Canal's construction.

Herman 

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Eyephoto   

Timetraveler, I am doing research on my wife's father's time in the Army durring WWII. Some of his records were singed in the building fire. Some may have been lost.  I have some, and was told to look through the daily reports to recreate information on his awarded metals.  This is on microfiche.  It is available, but you would have to do the research for yourself. The National Archives is located 1 Archives Dr St Louis, MO 63138-1002  www.archives.gov  Hope this helps.

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I was told that my records were also lost in the fire in St. Louis. But a few months after I requested them they showed up. I have been told that all records are duplicated somewhere. Not sure if that is Fact or Fiction.

Herman

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