MLP Vets introduce yourselves!

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  1. DarrellV

    DarrellV Derl Ver.... ERMAHGERD!.........It's a Nerlin! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    MLP Vets thank you for your service! I want to use this thread to help me and others see who you are among us as a recognition of your service to our country.
    This is not limited to current MLP members. Anyone who you served with you or your family and friends are welcome additions.
    If you're a vet you needn't say much of anything, if you don't want to, just post a hello.
    I'm more interested in the number of vet members and getting acquainted with you all than hero worship.
    As a vet I understand not wanting to seek a spotlight.
    I'll let the forum members supply the thanks!
     
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  2. DarrellV

    DarrellV Derl Ver.... ERMAHGERD!.........It's a Nerlin! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Ok, I'll go first.

    US Army, 1980's
    Wheeled Vehicle / Power Generator Mechanic
    2nd and 23 Infantry
    Fort Lewis Washington

    EDIT: Just uploaded some pics I found from back then...

    HA! Try not to laugh too hard. I was in motor-pool.. I don't make a very scary soldier!LOL! :laugh2:

    On Christmas pass 1981 from Ft Dix NJ. Basic Training. Ft Dix Sweatshirt.

    Making a decent fake at looking like I know what I'm doing on that cheap peice of crap, pine necked Hondo! My first guitar!


    In my barracks at Ft Lewis WA dressed up in all my hero garb before going to live in the field for a week or so... FUN!!!


    Receiving a citation for motor-pool excellence at a Company picnic!

    BMO (Battalion Maintenance Officer) presenting the award.


    Dress greens at Ma's house!


    And let's not forget its where I first met:

     
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  3. Slater529

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    US Air Force, 1970-1974.
     
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  4. Minte

    Minte I need a snappy title Premium Member

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    dave b Senior Member

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  6. cherrysunburst00

    cherrysunburst00 Senior Member

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    My Dad was in the Medical Corps in the Third Army as the Korean War was winding down. He was pretty sure/scared he would end up a medic in Korea, but ended up as a dental tech. He got lots of his Ph D paid for through the GI Bill, which I think is a terrific deal for our vets.

    I was headed into the USAF (SAC missileer) through ROTC, but I hurt my knees during my summer field training and was given a medical release w/out prejudice. I am of course not a vet, but I consider myself privileged to have been able to wear the uniform while I was in training.
     
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  8. DarrellV

    DarrellV Derl Ver.... ERMAHGERD!.........It's a Nerlin! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Like I said friend, honorable mentions for family or friends count. All vets count. Props for your Dad and your intention to serve. :thumb:
     
  9. DarrellV

    DarrellV Derl Ver.... ERMAHGERD!.........It's a Nerlin! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Woof! RESPECT!
     
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    HeartString Senior Member Premium Member

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    My 6 times great grandfather fought in one of the early French Indian Wars in approx. 1715. Many of my 4 times great grandfathers fought in the Revolutionary War. My great great grandfather fought in the Seminole War and the Civil War along with his son who also spent some time in Andersonville Prison. My grand father was a Corporal in WWI. My father was a Sgt in WWII spending over 20 years in service. I was in Vietnam Aug 1964 to Jul 1965. I also spent 2 years in Germany.

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    sonar1 Senior Member

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    Brown Water Navy. Vietnam '71/'72 Counter-Insurgency Advisor.

    But at least I didn't jump out of perfectly good airplanes, like Roberteaux!
     
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  13. DarrellV

    DarrellV Derl Ver.... ERMAHGERD!.........It's a Nerlin! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    HOLY CRAP!!!
    This is what I'm talkin about right here. Bringing notice for all to share of people whom helped shape our country, and our world, and for most of us, without our knowledge!
    Thank you all for stopping by this thread, It's my first and you guys are really making it work.
    This is what i was hoping for, a very positive response from a lot of great people I haven't met yet!:wave:
     
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  14. LtDave32

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    Platoon leader, then Company XO.

    1980's. 75th Ranger Rgt.

    "Sua Sponte"; "Of Our Own Accord". Meaning, 'we make it happen'.
     
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    KP Wililits is the sh!t. Gave service in Vietnam, came home to give service as a patrolman in the PD.

    Like him, I have a family that extends service to this country for generations. The sacrifices the Willits clan has offered up to this country are profound and many.

    For me, mother's side; A Brigadeer general, William H. Hovey in the Civil war.

    Father; Platoon Leader, WWII. Grandfather; Battlefield commission at Pearl Harbor, Navy cross. His little brother, Wolfhound Raider (25th Infantry) Korea, and Ranger. Silver Star, Purple Heart. . Mother's little brother, three tours on a riverboat (PBR, Brown water Navy) Vietnam.

    I gleaned my inspiration from my family, mainly my Uncle Joe. Ranger all the way. One tough monkey. Saw and fought the most horrible sh!it a man could imagine during Korea. Post-Korea, heart of gold, sweetest, most loving man you'd ever meet.


    In the end, I'm no hero. I am nothing. Not even a footnote.

    However, I served with heroes. They never came back.

    Those are the heroes, boys. Those are the heroes. They cannot tell their tales. They never came home to tell them.
     
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    Pentagon 67 - 69. 13 levels of TS security clearance. Saw everything coming into the US gov't from everywhere (CIA, DIA, embassy's, military bases, etc.) and enough to know that I didn't need to see the news for 6 months (I knew it was happening before it did). My debrief when I got out (ETS) was basically "STFU for 6 months". Didn't get shot at, but boy did I see $hit!!!!
     
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    280 class? or the Provider/Protecteur

    Only a Canuck would even know what I'm asking...lol.
     
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    You know what I find truly amazing? That our Vets who have seen the most serious stuff are so humble about their sacrifice. Just blows my mind.
     
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    Nothing of value I can add except "thanks".
     
  20. dave b

    dave b Senior Member

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    HMCS Huron (DDH 281) '78-'82
    HMCS Iroquois (DDH 280) '83-'86

    Lots of good times. Travelled the world, and got paid to do it:applause: (Don't miss the military though:laugh2:)
     

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