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On This Memorial Day!

Discussion in 'The Attic' started by shewoff, May 25, 2015.

    May 25, 2015
  1. shewoff

    shewoff Senior Member webby mm1

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    retired
    Location:
    northeast
    As the world grows more intense and our leaders less in touch with the common folk. This day is set aside to remember those who have fallen. Right or wrong these people died defending what they or the powers that be felt was a good cause. As a veteran of combat i speak from my own loss of 16 brave and righteous men. Who where in my charge as a platoon nco in Vietnam.
    Our time is again changing , and honestly it seems a shame that certain people have the power to make soldiers go into combat under circumstances that are often not very clear. We as the people of this fair country should remember that soldiers are NO different than anyone else. The cry and feel and have families that care. So on this day i wish to take the time too remember those that i have known who fell and are to this day in my mind!Peace Out! Out Of The Mist!shewoff
     

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  2. May 26, 2015
  3. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

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    What unit were you in? I was a squad leader in later conflicts (Vietnam was before my time). We have a number of vets here.
     
  4. May 26, 2015
  5. shewoff

    shewoff Senior Member webby mm1

    Occupation:
    retired
    Location:
    northeast
    Really i,am very glad to hear that my friend.I was in the 31st AmeriCal and after my 1st tour i went to 172nd the 1st of the herd. It was a life time ago but for me it is very real even to this day.I was a long time believer in god and country. Vietnam straighten me out. The longest conflict in our history the Nam was a major malfunction lots mistakes and it was almost if you look at Iraq Afghanistan war they have a lot in common, Both started with lies and politics and the american people where lead astray in both.
    I,am glad to hear that there are vets here as we are brotherhood of fire we combat vets.Makes no difference where in the jungle or mountain,s its a thing you have that never goes away. Good on ya and Peace Out!shewoff
     
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  6. May 26, 2015
  7. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

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    I was a 12B (airborne) Spent eight years at Ft. Bragg in the Rapid Deployment force (27th Engineers - rough terrain platoon - masterblaster) - deployed to central America during the Reagan administration once, and then spent three years in Germany in a mechanized 12B unit - deployed to Saudi/Iraq/Kuwait during the big oil grab of 1990/91. Eleven years was enough for this dude. I bailed in '92 as an E7. Member of the VFW.
     
  8. May 26, 2015
  9. shewoff

    shewoff Senior Member webby mm1

    Occupation:
    retired
    Location:
    northeast
    WOW gave eleven and did not pull 20 that,s kinda funny what happened ?Burn out?I did 13 and my jungle rot and agent orange has put me into a wheelchair and that is looking pretty bad these days.Lots of little things in my blood and they are not happy. But it is a time in my life that i would not trade i don,t believe.
    As a young man i saw lot,s of trouble and i was looking at maybe do,in time. The army gave me direction all thou i would have wished it be not Vietnam.I,am happy to hear that there are other vets here and maybe we can get together and have some exchange of experience,s if that would be ok with you. I mean you are the main man here. How did you like Germany i spent some of my early years at Rhine Mein. It was a trip and that,s for sure bought a euro pass on the train and saw lot of very good bands of the day.Anyway good to hear from a fellow vet and look forward to maybe some discussions in the future!It,s a good life!:cool: Peace Out!Out Of The Mist!shewoff
     
  10. May 26, 2015
  11. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

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    That's a shame. Sorry to hear of your health issues. I'm fortunate enough to still be in relatively good health. I still run in the morning and do the occasional workout.

    I bailed at eleven years knowing that if I stayed in any longer, I'd return to airborne duty, and the NCOs there start to seriously burn-out in their thirties/forties. That wasn't for me. I had done enough, and took a special offer to leave early during the draw-down of troops in 92. They gave me a year's severance pay and I went back to the university - and commercial fishing, which was my main occupation before I enlisted. :D

    Then came Casinomeister :p

    I still live in Germany about 5 minutes away from my old barracks - but the G.I.s are gone. Just me and some expats are all who are left.
     
  12. May 27, 2015
  13. shewoff

    shewoff Senior Member webby mm1

    Occupation:
    retired
    Location:
    northeast
    Fisherman hey i have worked long liners out of Florida and ice boats out of Homer La. and snapper fished with all kinds of different friends and relative,s out of Dauphin Island,Alabama I liked long lining really good money but long periods at sea on a small boat sometimes 30 to 40 foot. I was then on a 90 foot shrimper it was also the ice boat for the fleet. She sank at 1 am on a very dark and rough night after a smaller ship in the fleet ran into her and we did not realize the damage until it was too late.
    I spent the night in a 100 gallon igloo and there were sharks. Thank god for the kleet pullers or as regular folks call them the coast guard. Wow i have spent a lot of my life off shore in 1 way or another i worked as a cook on a lift barge that was a really good job. Oil based opportunity though. It was a trip when she went 300 feet off the water line to get too the top of a oil rig. And stay that way for days and sometimes weeks it was a true mind blower. Any way it appears that you and i have sought out the more daring methods of making a living and i should say a great way as a young man to learn the true ways of the sea.
    Life,s kind a funny it seems.Peace Out!Out Of The Mist!shewoff
     
  14. May 27, 2015
  15. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

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    Wow - you definitely have some stories to tell. :D

    I was a longliner (Halibut, Blackcod) out of Petersburg AK and Kodiak Island. I also did a bit of purse seining - (but that was a gentleman's sport compared to longlining). :p Like you, on a small boat (50 ft schooner) two hundred miles offshore in the Gulf of Alaska. Those were pretty trippy times.

    Needless to say, we ate like kings. I never ate more fresh fish in my life - barbequed, baked, smoked....and then there was the crab too. :D
     

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