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737tdi

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As the title says. I would love to see pics. of some of y'all when you were young(er). Plus it is a just a bit before Veterans day and would be interesting. Here are two of mine.











Me final checking a F/A-18A on the USS Coral Sea in the Med.. Circa 1989.



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Semper Fi:

Karl
 

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Myself and my squad leaders in basic training in September of 1972 at Lackland AFB, TX. That's me on the far right. Then I went to Lowry AFB, CO for Nuclear Weapons School and then to FE Warren AFB, WY and Vandenberg AFB, CA where I worked on the Minuteman III ICBM until 1976 when I got out of the regular AF. In 1986 I rejoined the Missouri Air Guard at St Louis in AMMO (Munitions) and served there for 6 years then I did another 17 with the Tennessee Air Guard at Memphis as a training manager and supply.
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My oldest son and myself in the desert in 2006. Yep, we deployed together. Scared the crap out of the wife.
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All of my photographs were lost when I went West in 1965. Here is one from 1969.
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Here is one with my bride to be before we were married in August 1974. I went into the submarine service the next month. We lost her in October 2009.
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At al Ain airbase in the UAE during Desert Shield/Storm. The temperature was 131-degrees, so I dressed up.


Retirement...yes, my retirement ceremony was in BDU's.


Was asked at church 'how long I served?' Had to think a few moments...figured it to be 36 years, 3 months and 9 days. The only reason I had to think was I served Active, ANG, and Reserves; not all connected.
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Graygun, my friend I bet you do. Even little things you have forgot about. Basic training, Squadron books, articles. You just never know. Most of my pics. are scanned from old ass photos.

Karl



By the way, keep these gorgeous pictures coming.
 

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Not me, but an old pic my father took of an American legion Parade, Los Angeles, 1938 . Everyone watching the flyover.

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A different kind of parade. DaNang, 1966. I'm in this pic.

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1972, Basic Training



Looks like I needed a haircut. This would have been at Yakima Firing Center. 1974?



And this, summer of '75, just prior to my ETS.



This was also just prior to my ETS. Hurt my ankle pretty badly. They wanted me to extend, for surgery on it. I said no, thanks. Now, when I need help, the VA says they have no record of this injury. :shock:



Me, on the far right.



I have very few photos of my time in the Army.



Then finally, me on the left.



WAYNO.
 

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One of my favorite pics on my last of three deployments in 2004. I'm the newly minted lieutenant colonel, just promoted minutes before, on the back of an AC-130. I started my career 21 years earlier as an aerial gunner on AC-130a's and was a security forces commander on this tour. I've got my supply sergeants, first sergeant, senior enlisted advisor, S-1, and S-3 with me. Damn, I kind of miss that camaraderie.
 

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Well, here's me. Btry C 1/12 Comm Platoon


Third from the Left, Back Row. LSD 33 USS Alamo, Somewhere in the South Pacific



Camp Fuji, Japan


Self Portrait a few years ago.........................
 

737tdi

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vito said:
Someone please remind me how to add a picture to a reply. Thanks.



Vito: The only way I know how to do it is use Photobucket. If you have an account (free) upload the picture, open the picture and on the right there will be a box with methods to link the pic.. The bottom one says .img. copy that address then paste it on this site.


Thank all of y'all for participating. It is great to see some of your histories. I hope we get a lot more.

Semper Fi:

Karl
 

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My father, troop F, 103rd cav, Pa. Army Nat. Guard 33-41. US Army 41-45, Army reserve 45-60. 27 years and passed before his pension started.
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Myself after basic training graduation.
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Bien Hoa, Rep. S. Viet Nam.
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Playing with the Pa. Army Nat. Guard.
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These are for Badger Matt...
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I enjoyed working on the Spectres at Ubon. I did 26 years total and I'm enjoying my little pension...
 
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Here's a couple of a skinny me with hair. :D Onboard the USS Midway; CVA-41 in the Tonkin Gulf circa summer 1971.

Performing a daily/preflight inspection on A7B Corsair, squadron VA-93.


Another inspection on another day........


Dave
 

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Last patrol 1970.
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Instructor 1979, had to have a picture so students knew whom to look for.
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USS Saratoga 1985
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With my sister and granddaughter 2013.
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Nice pics Dave, I was last on the Midway in 1978.
 

Badger Matt

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These are for Badger Matt...
Image I enjoyed working on the Spectres at Ubon

2Late45 -- Thanks, brother. Love those "fabulous 4-engine fighters." Those look like H-models with the monstrous 105mm cannon. Our poor lil' ol' A-models had two 40mm Bofors instead. Neat you were at Ubon. My father earned his Silver Star Medal as a WSO on F-4's out of Ubon in '69-70. He told a humbling story of when spappers ran right past his row of F-4's...to attempt to blow up the AC-130's instead :wink:
 
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