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4 hours ago, sparks1093 said:

I'm glad that there are other permanent monuments.

Here in the Phoenix is the town of Gilbert.  They rolled out a big project about 3 or four years ago to build a Welcome Home park with a permanent 3/4 scale wall.  Lots of hoopla and fund raising but I guess they just pulled the plug on everything at the end of 2019.

 

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On 5/17/2020 at 4:15 PM, CVS33 said:

USN 64-68

ETN3

USS Kearsarge CVS33

Shellback

Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club

I served 64-68 also on the destroyer Frank E. Evans DD-754. We deployed with the Kearsarge 3 times to West-Pac.

I was rated ETN2.

(The Frank E. Evans was cut in half in June 1969 by an Australian aircraft carrier during exercises and we lost

74 shipmates with the sinking of the front half of ship.)

Angelo

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I understand that the USS Kearsarge picked up many survivors from this tragedy. I had been discharged the prior year and was not on board. During our April 2018 USS Kearsarge reunion, we has a survivor from the Evans share his photos and stories.

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Would love to meet that SOB on a cruise. 

Rick, 4th Inf,Vietnam '66-'67.

Edited by Pumbaamd
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Does anyone else remember things now more fondly than when you were in?  I say I would go back to serving on a boat tomorrow but I am sure I would change my mind on the second day!

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On 4/25/2020 at 8:10 PM, Marie51 said:

US Army 1967-1969

45th Surgical Hospital, Tay Ninh 1968

My brother was at Tay Ninh in 1968. He said to tell you he was at the Headquarters Company and that the hospital building was right behind them. He also said they would line up there to give blood.

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On 5/27/2020 at 4:25 PM, zonacruiser25 said:

Here in the Phoenix is the town of Gilbert.  They rolled out a big project about 3 or four years ago to build a Welcome Home park with a permanent 3/4 scale wall.  Lots of hoopla and fund raising but I guess they just pulled the plug on everything at the end of 2019.

 

Saw this one and could not resist posting

Air Force deployments.jpg

I was TDY in the 80's to Palmerola (Soto Cano) AFB in Honduras.. Air Force types wanted a pool. Funding said no way. The fire department requested an auxiliary water holding facility and they got it. It was painted blue with a ladder but we never made the mistake of calling it a swimming pool.

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Air Force Security Police 1981-2001.

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3 hours ago, zonacruiser25 said:

I know all you Marines can identify...

Totally get it! I wasn't in the Marines, but status quo for all branches of the military.  

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On ‎5‎/‎28‎/‎2020 at 7:01 PM, XSWABBY said:

I served 64-68 also on the destroyer Frank E. Evans DD-754. We deployed with the Kearsarge 3 times to West-Pac.

I was rated ETN2.

(The Frank E. Evans was cut in half in June 1969 by an Australian aircraft carrier during exercises and we lost

74 shipmates with the sinking of the front half of ship.)

Angelo

Was in the Med on the USS Stormes DD780 when we heard about this.  Sad day.

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Great thread...

 

My husband;  USMC, 1977-1979 Combat Engineer.

 

He is very ill now (and disabled) due to be stationed at Camp LeJeune. 😞
 

God bless all of our men and women who served. 🇺🇸

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On 6/8/2020 at 3:09 PM, davekathy said:

Totally get it! I wasn't in the Marines, but status quo for all branches of the military.  

I tried to join the Marines but I was turned down. They did a background check on me and found out my parents were married (US Army Paratrooper, 82D Abn Div 74-90.

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On 6/8/2020 at 8:56 PM, Esmerelda said:

Great thread...

 

My husband;  USMC, 1977-1979 Combat Engineer.

 

He is very ill now (and disabled) due to be stationed at Camp LeJeune. 😞
 

God bless all of our men and women who served. 🇺🇸

So sorry about your husband. God bless him for serving. 

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Today (14 June) is Flag Day. Symbol of Independence, freedom, national pride, respecting our country and individual rights.  

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6 hours ago, davekathy said:

Today (14 June) is Flag Day. Symbol of Independence, freedom, national pride, respecting our country and individual rights.  

 

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