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Old 07-18-2020, 10:14 PM   #61
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Three combat tours in Vietnam as an airborne Pathfinder with the 11th Pathfinder Company, 1st Cav. Div. Airborne. I logged 61 combat assaults while with the 1st Cav. The Pathfinders made 13 combat jumps with several being night jumps at 800 or 900 feet for recons.
I served through the 1968 TET Offensive around Hue.
I returned to FT Bragg, NC. as a S.E.R.E instructor to finish my enlistment and went to work as a pilot for the government.
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Old 07-18-2020, 10:39 PM   #62
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If he was British SBS, he was with an elite unit. Working with the SAS.


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Old 07-27-2020, 02:57 PM   #64
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Old 07-27-2020, 03:06 PM   #65
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Old 07-27-2020, 03:19 PM   #66
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Old 07-27-2020, 05:31 PM   #67
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Old 07-27-2020, 05:48 PM   #68
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Old 07-30-2020, 10:05 AM   #70
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Old 09-01-2020, 11:50 AM   #71
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Old 09-01-2020, 12:14 PM   #72
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Old 09-08-2020, 09:21 PM   #73
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Old 09-09-2020, 05:10 PM   #74
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Old 09-10-2020, 09:07 AM   #75
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AWC (Anti-Submarine Warfare Operator) 21 years. Did a tour in Viet Name, USS SPHINX, ARL-24, riverboat repair.
I so want to make some snide comments about my AW (Arse Wart) friends. I shall refrain though. Seriously though, you Aviation Wastes were awesome. And I still have AW buds that I am friends with. I was an AD.
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Old 09-10-2020, 09:16 AM   #76
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Old 09-10-2020, 09:29 AM   #77
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Did you fly also? I am from Maryland, retired in 1990. Maybe we will cross paths.
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Old 09-10-2020, 10:45 PM   #78
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Did you fly also? I am from Maryland, retired in 1990. Maybe we will cross paths.
Nope, not a flyer or aircrew. Just a wrench turner on H-3's, 60B's, F's and H-s, some on the H-1 and H-2. My time was all West coast.
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Old 09-10-2020, 11:13 PM   #79
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Old 09-13-2020, 08:34 AM   #80
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Wow Zipmart, you seriously just brought back some memories. I used to work on those exact Skyhawks as an Avionics Tech in the Marine Corps. I was stationed at NAS Alameda, MAG-42. I got to the MAG in 89. Served active duty 5 years, 88-93'.
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