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  1. gatormandan

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    I spent 45 days at a time in that dust bowl and many times the only shower I got was out of a farmers cow trough.
     
    • Concrete Helmet

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      Never knew that about you...Now I feel bad for all the times I made fun of you for being old. Good luck with the treatments .....oh and thanks for your service.
       
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        Thanks to all the great members here for your service.....as sh!tty and uncertain as this entire year has been it's nice to know that we Americans have the most dedicated, loyal and highly trained armed forces on the planet...you guys are the best. :drunk:
         
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          No need to feel bad. All banter is welcome. It helps keep us going. Besides, I know I am old.
           
          • Concrete Helmet

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            In that case.....
            FIFY :lol2:
             
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              But I am still getting around...

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                No need to thank us. You paid for my college education at UF since I went through the ROTC program. It does piss me off when people complain about education costs. If they would do the military or peace corps they would not have the debt.
                 
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                • CGgater

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                  @BMF, sorry I'm a little slow to reply... THANKS and back atcha! I don't typically make many glowing comments about officers, but mustangs probably keep the wardroom from becoming completely ridiculous. Plus, as a LCDR, I'll bet you handled a ton of dirty work, only to have some CDR or CAPT take all the credit! Throw in (if memory hasn't failed me) deployments over in the sandbox and you have certainly earned our gratitude!

                  Congrats again on your recent and well-deserved retirement! I definitely look forward to swapping sea stories in Gainesville next year. Just be warned that my sea stories are probably not as entertaining as you might think - the one major drawback to clean living.
                   
                  • BMF

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                    As a junior officer, being older (a mustang), I never felt like I was ever "in charge". I was an office chief a couple of times and had 15+ people working for me (Sector Baltimore), but I was never a CO or XO.

                    I've got some stupid sea stories, mostly from my Navy enlisted time...so I'll make up for your clean living!! :)

                    PS do you drink beer or whiskey?
                     
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                      Hang tough, brother Dan.
                       
                      • CGgater

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                        Neither, which is probably an embarrassment to Coasties and squids everywhere. But don't let that stop you from enjoying your beverage of choice. I've never been a big fan of alcohol, which enhanced my ability to bring several shipmates back safely across the brow without a police escort. I'll keep you out of trouble.
                         
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                          The Command MC when I was at FC......ooooof!!! We'll talk about that over a couple of iced teas someday!

                          I was raised a southern baptist, so I understand the no drinking - and fully respect it! I was just a heathen and enjoy a cold drink occasionally (like today....I did some day drinking w/ my cousin out here in the Virginia mountains!). Looking forward to the day we shake hands in Gainesville, Master Chief Petty Officer!
                           
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                            I am a Vet and I thank all Vet's for their service.
                             
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                              Sorry I didn't see this thread on Veterans Day. Thanks to all serving or retired! You all Made America Great.

                              My father, 1966 Mekong River, Go Cong Province, Republic of Vietnam. Retired as LTC. Dad's final resting spot, South Florida National Cemetery, Lake Worth Fl.
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                              My grandfather, Yalu River, Nov. 1950, the first unit to reach the Yalu river that separates N. Korea from China. A few hours later hordes of Chinese Army poured over the mountains. Retired as COL. Picture and article, Stars & Stripes.
                              Buried at Arlington.
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                              My g-grandfather, WWI, retired as Major General.
                              My g-g-grandfather, 51st NY Volunteers, 1861 - 1865.
                              My g-g-grandfather (grandmother's side), 5th Michigan Cav. (Custer's Brigade), 1861 - 1865.
                              Two distant cousins, brothers both died at Andersonville, Ga. within a month of each other.
                              My son, currently 15 years of service USAF, now at at Beale AFB, Calif.
                              God Bless our veterans and service members, God Bless the USA.
                               
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                                All the best to you Dan. Me: prostate cancer 2014, testicular cancer '09.
                                 
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                                  Trench art on a Japanese canteen uncle sent back from New Britten Island during WW2 IMG_20201114_105938504.jpeg
                                   

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