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Old 11-12-2016, 05:40 PM   #221
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petehoovie, I am in 100% agreement with you on this. when I was young
and stupid, I was against the draft. I will say now however that it is probably the best thing that ever happened to me. when I was drafted I decided I did not want to be in the army, so I joined the Air Force , before I was due to show up at the draft board for induction. made my Dad happy since he was a career Air Force man. the military taught me sel-reliance, humility, respect for others, and how to conduct one's self in general. I think everyone should be required to serve the minimum 2 years of service with a 4 year inactive obligation like all others have done. I also some times think that this should be required before you are able to vote, but that maybe carrying it a bit to far. just my .02. now back to the Fords
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Old 11-12-2016, 07:21 PM   #222
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I think we'd have less rioting in the streets if there were a 2 year mandatory government service obligation for all of the 'snowflakes' out there....
As a retired 24yr Air Force vet, the last thing I'd want to see is compulsory service. I had to deal with first-termers who were only there for the new fat GI bill and openly admitted they were only there for college benefits.

If I was King, no one could be admitted to full-time college under the the age of 23. 5 years of working in the real world and saving after high school should set them straight.

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Old 11-12-2016, 11:50 PM   #223
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Old 11-13-2016, 02:11 AM   #224
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My Grand father was in WW1 4 Light Horse Reg. My Dad was in WW11 defending the Islands north of Aussie. I didn't go to any wars luckily for me but did 20 Years in the RAAF 1967-1987 engine fitter.
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Old 11-13-2016, 09:20 AM   #225
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My Dad lied twice about his age to get into WWII (didn't let him in at 16, did at 17) - ended up in the Submarine Service.

I thank ALL of you for the freedoms, lifestyle and opportunities that I enjoy - because without the service and sacrifices of so many, I would not have the life I have today. My freedoms are and were never "free". THANK YOU and your families for your service.

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Old 11-13-2016, 09:30 AM   #226
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USAF 62-66 never got shot at but got hollerd at a lot. My deepest respect for those that were and are in harms way!
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Old 11-13-2016, 05:20 PM   #227
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Remembering those veterans that our glorious leaders left behind!
Current Status of Unaccounted-for Americans Lost in the Vietnam War

http://www.dpaa.mil/Resources/Fact-S...ss-in-vietnam/

Still unaccounted for 1,618
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Old 11-13-2016, 09:31 PM   #228
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USAF 1964-1993 Active, 1993-1996, Active Reserve, B-52 Pilot, Never closer to 'Nam than 22,000 feet. That flight level 22 to you other pilots.
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Old 11-14-2016, 11:32 AM   #229
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Thank You All for Your Service!! Dave
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Old 11-14-2016, 06:23 PM   #230
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Old 11-14-2016, 07:48 PM   #231
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US Navy.............1966-1971. Vietnam 1967-1968 TET Offensive.
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Old 11-14-2016, 09:05 PM   #232
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Haze Grey and Underway to Gitmo, The Med, and North Africa.

Old ships, old sailors, old K-rations.

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Old 11-14-2016, 09:13 PM   #233
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Old 11-14-2016, 09:33 PM   #234
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Old 11-14-2016, 11:34 PM   #235
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Drafted in Feb 1964, served in Viet Nam US ARMY 1st Division, 3rd Brigade, 16th Infantry, LAI KHE from 1965 to 1966
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Old 11-15-2016, 01:17 AM   #236
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Old 11-15-2016, 11:53 AM   #237
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USAF May '66 to Jan '71. E5 Aerospace Ground Equipment Repairman. Still using skills, both mechanical and electrical, I learned in AF Tech School....tried to get as much good out of the obligation as I could. Who knew it would later have a Ford Flathead application??
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Old 11-15-2016, 07:25 PM   #238
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Old 11-15-2016, 08:17 PM   #239
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Old 11-15-2016, 09:13 PM   #240
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Am I the only WWII veteran? If there are others I missed them.

US Army WWII, 29th Infantry Division, 116th Regiment, teen ager rifleman, Omaha Beach to Germany. Three awards of Purple Heart, and other awards.

US Army Air Corps, Army of Occupation Germany, 9 months Squadron Supply NCO for an air engineering squadron.

Gotta quote you barnstuf... I personally was given a high lottery number in '73 while working at a boatbuilding operation in Mattapoisett Mass., and they didn't call many guys up at that time. My dad had a similar situation, as his flight school was washed out when the war ended. He served in the army air corps during the occupation, stationed at Nordholz Germany. They flew Thunderbolts (is that what he's in in the photo?) He was a Mattapoisett native, but all the ancestors were from West Harwich on Cape Cod. Sisson Road. I have a very deep respect for all of you who served. I consider myself to be a very proud American.
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