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Booshway
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Happy Veteran's Day.
If you are a veteran be proud!

I am a Navy veteran myself. I was a navigator (quartermaster) on a destroyer. Vietnam veteran and proud of it. We provided naval gunfire support to our troops fighting street by street through the City of Hue during the 1968 TET offensive, and much more. Besides navigation, part of my duties was plotting target coordinates.

I sure would like to join the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR). To be a member you must have an ancestor proven to have been in the Continental Army, militia, or who otherwise helped the cause. Unfortunately so far, all my known ancestors of that time period were non-combatant "Quakers". There is one, however, with my family name who was in the Continental Army, but there is a two generation gap between him and the earliest known individual with the same family name. So, until I can fill the gap I cannot absolutely prove the connection.

Meanwhile, the deer hunt continues. I have seen plenty of does, and although they are legal game, I am holding out for a buck - at least until next month when I won't be so picky.


Know what you believe in. Fight for your beliefs. Never compromise away your rights.
 
Posts: 1262 | Location: Cherokee Land, Tenasi | Registered: 06 January 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Hivernant
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Thanks for your service, Rancocas, and all veterans.
AE-2
USS Ticonderoga
Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club ‘69
 
Posts: 138 | Location: Cedar Valley, Travis Co., TX | Registered: 24 December 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Booshway
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Hey Rocklock;
Glad to hear from a fellow sailor and member of the Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club. Thank you for your service, also.
USS Ticonderoga - was that the CG47? A high tech, modern ship for its time.
I was on the USS Manley, DD940, an older style destroyer built in the 1950's with plenty of old fashion firepower, but no missiles.
This past weekend was a good one with doings at the American Legion, veteran's parade in town, and a free dinner for veterans at Appleby's. There were a half dozen high school ROTC students in full dress uniform greeting the veterans at the restaurant. It was nice talking with them about their future military plans.

It is raining a monsoon here today, but I will get back to the deer hunt as soon as the weather permits.


Know what you believe in. Fight for your beliefs. Never compromise away your rights.
 
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Free Trapper
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Thanks to all veteran's, USS Benner DD807, 1965 to 1967, NSA Da Nang 1967 to 1968(Deep Water Piers), USS Higbee DD806, & USS O'Brien DD725 1968to 1969. Mark/WI BM3
 
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Hivernant
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No, sir. A WWII carrier christened in 1944. Stopped 2 kamikaze with her flight deck and got back into the war. Had been upgraded to an angled flight deck but was still wood.
 
Posts: 138 | Location: Cedar Valley, Travis Co., TX | Registered: 24 December 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Booshway
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Howdy to all you Tin Can sailors. My Dad was a plank owner of USS Waddell DDG24. He was in the Tonkin Gulf on afore mentioned Tin Can during the unpleasantness in Vietnam. From his descriptions, I can appreciate just how unpleasant it was....We were glad to get him back.


Beer is proof that God loves us,and wants us to be happy-B. Franklin
 
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