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Re: When and Where Did You Serve [Re: Achipmunk] #1243141 Mon Nov 13 2017 04:22 PM
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US Army Tanker. Retired in Dec2005. I served in 2/69 AR in Benning, 1/68Ar in Wildflecken W. Germany, 2/102 CAV in New Jersey and Combat Vehicle Transition Team Gowen Field Idaho.
I was on M48A5s, M60A3s, and all of the M1s up to through the M1A1H.

Re: When and Where Did You Serve [Re: Achipmunk] #1297058 Thu Jan 31 2019 06:31 PM
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Apache1 Offline
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I see this thread hasn't been visited for some time.

U. S. Coast Guard....retired Senior Chief Machinery Technician, E-8. August 1973 - September 1994, 21yrs. Active Duty, Honorably Discharged. Spent 8 yrs. aboard (2) different Coast Guard cutters patrolling the waters off the coast of Alaska...looking for US fishery violations from the Canadian fishing fleet. Search and Rescue ops. 4 yrs. patrolling the Gulf of Mexico...drug interdiction, Search and Rescue ops...etc.
Served at the U. S. Coast Guard training Command Center, Yorktown, VA. (2) tours. One tour as a Coast Guard recruiter in the eastern sector of the US.

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Re: When and Where Did You Serve [Re: Achipmunk] #1300178 Fri Feb 22 2019 06:24 PM
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Stevenichol Offline
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2 years US Army. 1969- 1971.
Thanks for all the service, Vets. Hope we never need to do it again. 72 is not to old. God bless you all. God bless the USA.
Nuff said.
N4RSN
Steve N

Re: When and Where Did You Serve [Re: Achipmunk] #1300616 Tue Feb 26 2019 01:37 AM
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Achipmunk Offline OP
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A lot of us visit and read but not everyone leaves a comment.
So far this forum has had over 59,000 views so someone is looking.

Thanks to all who are posting your units and thank all of you for your service.

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Re: When and Where Did You Serve [Re: Achipmunk] #1300718 Tue Feb 26 2019 04:34 PM
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Apache1 Offline
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Your welcome AChipmunk.


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Re: When and Where Did You Serve [Re: Achipmunk] #1301013 Thu Feb 28 2019 02:31 PM
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Apache1 Offline
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AChipmunk>you know this section of the site should be visited and appreciated daily NOT just November of each year and specifically the 11th of the month. Your thoughts....

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Re: When and Where Did You Serve [Re: Achipmunk] #1301015 Thu Feb 28 2019 03:09 PM
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Senior, if you spent time recruiting in Maine, ('82 time frame) you may have recruited my best friend Davey. One of my neighbors currently is a retired Chief (Machinist Mate) and spent most of his time on buoy tenders out of Portland (the REAL Portland, not the one out west ...) and on my childhood river, the mighty Kennebec.

One of my favorite "There I was..." stories: On the Island of Iwo Jima in '92 as an assistant Battle Study Leader. Just up from invasion beach, a recent typhoon had deposited the bow ramp from a Higgins Boat. (one can guess what happened to the rest of the boat ...). For some reason, a couple of us flipped it over and on the front side, still visible after 50 years exposure to the pacific Ocean, was a big. colorful, United States Coast Guard emblem. It reminded us all immediately of Douglas Munro (for those of you who don't know of him, look him up). I wish we could have saved it.

We Marines remember who our friends are.

Semper Paratus/Semper Fidelis,

John


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Re: When and Where Did You Serve [Re: Achipmunk] #1301027 Thu Feb 28 2019 04:23 PM
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Apache1 Offline
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Hello John and thank you for your service to our country. Great story...what a piece of history you and your comrades discovered on that beach, to bad the CG insignia couldn't have been salvaged and archived away. By 1982 I had moved on from recruiting duty. USCGC Kennebec homeported in Portsmouth, VA. Had some friends stationed aboard the USCGC Munro 378 ft. High Endurance Class Cutter many, many years ago. The story of Douglas Munro and his heroism is one everyone should read. If I would have not retired my next duty assignment more than likely would have been on a 378 on the west coast.

Semper Paratus (Always Ready)
George

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Re: When and Where Did You Serve [Re: Achipmunk] #1301078 Fri Mar 01 2019 12:37 AM
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Semper Fi, George. Douglas Munro's story, along with his shipmate, Navy PO Samuel B. Roberts, never fails to move me. As for Munro, what can you add to a write up like that? A MOH submitted by Chesty Puller himself?? Ooh rah!!

Yeah, well, we share a bond only Mud ducks and Jarheads understand wink i.e., We share a common enemy .... hehehehehe wink

I hear you about the latest Munro -- too bad she was built ...down there. I am the proud son of two Bath Iron Works retirees smile

.... "Bath built is best built"

And there is no need to thank me for my service -- the Marine Corps was far better to me and my family than I deserved. smile It sent us to to one tropical island island paradise after another -- which is why I always felt that I need to thank the taxpayers, not the other way around wink



John

'49 Chevrolet 3804
'70 Boston Whaler Sakonnet w/ '84 Evinrude 90
'85 Ford F-350 "The Farm Dawg"

Re: When and Where Did You Serve [Re: Achipmunk] #1301098 Fri Mar 01 2019 02:52 AM
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2-Ton Offline
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Off topic, But, Munro is my mother's maiden name.
Guess I need to look it up.
Don


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