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Title: Veterans
Post by: billy on May 14, 2012, 04:47:44 pm
I have a question? How many veterans here?

The second question, are u service connected?

IF you prefer you can send me a person message or just don't answer the second question. I don't want to pry. I have other questions. But they can waite.
Title: Re: Veterans
Post by: Frank on May 14, 2012, 05:53:01 pm
Yep Billy, USMC 1946/1951
Title: Re: Veterans
Post by: Gary on May 14, 2012, 06:04:54 pm
Army 11b Infantry, 1979-1991. 70% sc
Title: Re: Veterans
Post by: lghjr on May 14, 2012, 06:28:36 pm
USAF-ANG 1965-1987  70290-12yrs, 40471-10+yrs
Title: Re: Veterans
Post by: lmichael on May 15, 2012, 12:16:04 am
USAF 1968-1972
Title: Re: Veterans
Post by: gl1500 on May 15, 2012, 12:24:29 am
U.S. Navy, 1961-1966/Dept. of the Navy 1966-1994-USS Hancock, USS Oriskany, USS Ranger and USS Constellation all in the Air Branch.  VF-121 & VAW-11.
Title: Re: Veterans
Post by: TomHanlon on May 15, 2012, 06:06:07 am
USNR 1962-1968 Active duty 1963-1965 Pensacola 6 months then Guam. CT2
Oh yea, I was born into the US Navy. My dad was a navy chief, so I was a navy brat until I joined the USNR between my 11th and 12th grade. :-D
Title: Re: Veterans
Post by: Bob Mahon on May 15, 2012, 07:30:05 am
USN, 1959-1966, Diesel-Electric Submarines (Smokeboats) & Diver. Still active with Sub Service. :)(:
Title: Re: Veterans
Post by: JackD on May 15, 2012, 10:37:22 am
USMC - 1957-1960 -  0302 - and SEMPER FI Billy!!!
Title: Re: Veterans
Post by: Barry-Sue on May 15, 2012, 04:04:03 pm
U.S.A.F 65-69 606thACW (606thACS)

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Post by: Paul/Marilyn on May 15, 2012, 05:15:10 pm
U.S. Army, 7th Infantry Reg., 3rd Div., Korea 1951-1952
Title: Re: Veterans
Post by: gradygal on May 17, 2012, 08:17:15 am
U.S. Army 7th Battalion 15th Field Artillery 1970-1971 Vietnam

Title: Re: Veterans
Post by: bigbadjc on May 19, 2012, 07:04:19 am
US Navy 1964-69 (Naval Academy staff, Seabee battalions (16 mo in VietNam), ROICC at England AFB)
40% SC, but don't use VA facilities.

Title: Re: Veterans
Post by: billy on May 25, 2012, 08:32:33 pm
Memorial Day is upon us, to all our veterans, Thank You.
Title: Re: Veterans
Post by: Ron Dittmer on May 28, 2012, 08:16:52 am
I never had the honor of serving our country in that manner.  I turned 18 in 1976, a few years after the draft was over.  As a young man in love, I quickly got married, worked a job, and bought a house, never considering to serve our country.  As the years have passed, I have paid more attention to the world around me, the history of mankind, and especially US history and it's contribution in maintaining order in this world, During my adulthood I have grown to appreciate...Greatly Appreciate what our veterans have contributed so that I could raise a family and live out my life in the greatest place in all the world, in peace.

To Me Every Day Is Memorial Day.  To Every Veteran, I Thank You.

Title: Re: Veterans
Post by: aimee on May 28, 2012, 11:02:23 am
 tymote to each and every one of our veterans and their families.  heartshower
Title: Re: Veterans
Post by: dickreid1 on May 28, 2012, 05:00:59 pm
317 Army Band 1952-1954
Title: Re: Veterans
Post by: bert on May 30, 2012, 04:27:01 pm
World war II  Army Air Corp
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Post by: Gary on May 30, 2012, 11:27:00 pm
World war II  Army Air Corp

So was my Dad, he was a FE on a B-29

Title: Re: Veterans
Post by: Ron Dittmer on May 31, 2012, 04:01:04 pm
My father was in WW2, stationed in Hawaii after Pearl Harbor, a Navy Postmaster sargent.  He never saw any action.
His older brother in WW2, was infantry in Europe, stories of hidding in foxholes with shells going off all around.
My father-in-law in WW2 was infantry in France....stories of bullets wizzing past his ears, and then there were the ladies.
My father's younger brother was infantry in the Korean war.
My cousin retired from USAF, a chaplin.  He served in Vietnam.

On my mother's side, they were the eneny in Europe in WW2.
My mother's brother was a German sniper, for all we know shooting those wizzing bullets at my father-in-law.  After his second war wound, he was sent back injured and never heard from again.
My mother's brother-in-law was a radio repairman for the Luftwaffe, POW'd on the US side and made donuts for US troups till the end of the war.

My Mom's family were German farmers in WW2, living pretty much in isolation.  They never learned much about the war until long after it was over.  They scrammed when the Russians invaded.  They eventually came to the USA where my mother and father met in the mid 50's when their parents, my grandparents from both sides reunited from a pre-WW2 relationship in Germany.

My siblings and I never served in the Armed Forces.
Title: Re: Veterans
Post by: Gary on June 01, 2012, 12:59:46 am
Great grandpa on Mom's side was in the spanish american war, after I came back to the states in '82 grandma told me after she got my new address, that I was in the same Infantry Battalion as great grandpa. He went on to be the town mayor and a state Senator.

Grandpa on Dad's side was in WW1, as I said Dad was in WW2, 2 Uncles on Mom's side were in Korea durring the war and one stayed in for a while after.
Three brothers were in Vietnam, two in the Air force, one in the Army.
Me I went into the Army in 1979 at 19, was told that I scored high enought to get any job I wanted, while looking at the jobs  I was told that if I joined up for 4 years and was Infantry I would get a $3,000 bonus, and all I saw was dollar signs   lol. Turns out that I loved it, first two years in Germany, BOY talk about a eye opener for a boy right off the farm!!!!!
After that I was in for Grenada,Panama and ,the Persian Gulf War, I guess the body was done after that I blew out two disks in my back.

I don't think great grandpa was hurt, grandpa was in a wheelchair, he got shot in the lower back in the ardennes forest he was a Marine. Dad was 10% disabled, one uncle I don't know the % but he uses the VA, one brother is 30% and is trying to get more, he has proven that he was sprayed with agent orange ,me 70% for my back and I have no feeling down to my knee on the right leg the left is numb down to the toes, there are days that I fall out of bed and crawl on all fours till the pain pills kick in, and both dogs and six cats love it, Play time..............right.

Both great grandpa and grandps were Infantry, dad was a Flight Engineer, one uncal was a mp, the other was in commo, two brothers were air force, one was Missle Systems Electrical Maintenance, the other was aircraft Maintenance, the brother that was in the Army was a combat Engineer.

Title: Re: Veterans
Post by: detspcl on June 01, 2012, 05:57:20 am
USAFSS (Mostly Misawa AFB). 1967 - 71.

Title: Re: Veterans
Post by: bigbadjc on June 06, 2012, 09:35:14 am
I noticed a mention of Agent Orange, so I thought I'm mention something about it.  As far as I know, being sprayed with AO doesn't qualify for disability, BUT there are many conditions related to AO exposure that do.  For example, I have Type II Diabetes and had prostate cancer, which are "presumed" to be due to AO exposure.  You qualify if you were in Viet Nam during certain years as shown on your DD214.  If you then develop these conditions, you can receive disability benefits.  The VA still has to determine the extent of your continuing disability, but not that it was actually caused by the AO exposure.  If you were in country during the war, you might want to browse through the VA website and read what conditions are attributed to AO.  By the way, in the case of diabetes you might even qualify for back benefits dating from when it was diagnosed. 

Title: Re: Veterans
Post by: billy on June 06, 2012, 10:19:46 am     this is a very helpfully site.
Title: Re: Veterans
Post by: Butchadams on July 04, 2012, 12:07:29 am

USAF 1966-1991 Taiwan (twice), Korea, Germany (three tours) Belgium. Texas (twice), California (twice), Washington State, Missouri.  Traveled aroun a lot!!
Title: Re: Veterans
Post by: JimDenny on July 04, 2012, 12:29:07 pm
US Submarine Service (nine years) - three diesels subs - one fleet ballistic missile sub (blue crew lead missile tech on it)!
Title: Re: Veterans
Post by: JimDenny on July 04, 2012, 12:33:53 pm
I remember a motto painted on the blast door of a Minuteman Missile Silo Launch Control Center which I toured somewhere in the Dakotas.  "The first one on time and on target or the second one is FREE!"  Go Missiliers!