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Old 07-13-2015, 06:48 AM
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At Bradly field yesterday- some pics Last on is inside the bomb area (bay) of the B-52

Spent a few hours in the air on thos choppers. Kids loved it. They (air guard and VA) put on a nice show - the whoop whoop whoop still sends chills down my spine.

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Old 07-13-2015, 06:54 AM
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The kids look like they are eating that up!!.... good stuff
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Old 07-13-2015, 07:00 AM
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Thank you for serving and let's pray those little guys never have to!
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LOL, yeah that little kid on the right looks like he's ready to light somebody up.
My cousin is a Chittyhook pilot, training instr now after doing his time in the big rock pile over sees, and he say's "somethings fly themselves and somethings that weren't meant to fly need a real big kick in the ass."
Cool pic's Bob.
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7/17th first cav....Pleku... still think everyday about the unit...
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Props to the lil guy for rockin the Thomas the tank engine hat, I can still name just about all of the trains

And a sincere thank you for your service
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My goodness.has it been 50 years ?.... I was there in '65...but not till I read this post did I realize it was half a century ago.
No wonder my bones hurt....we got old.

But...
Lest we forget.
Those we lost.....are forever young in out hearts.


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Old 07-14-2015, 02:57 AM
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
My goodness.has it been 50 years ?.... I was there in '65...but not till I read this post did I realize it was half a century ago.
No wonder my bones hurt....we got old.

But...
Lest we forget.
Those we lost.....are forever young in out hearts.

It has, we have become those old guys. This event was mostly an aircraft show. Got thru that day great with the kids there but the Hueys Chinook and Huey and even the C130 got to me the next day as I looked at the pics. That wall still brings tears to my eyes every time I see it. Just hope our grandkids never have to look back on these things with personal memories one day. Take care and carry on - to all my Nam brothers...and thanks to all for the kind words.
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Thanks for your service brother, welcome home. The wall is tough to look at for me as well, but I know the boys on those walls would be happy to know we will remember them, and think of them perhaps more often than we ever thought we would. I still shutter to think we (the majority of us) were 18 and 19 year old kids...
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Great thread. Thanks for sharing.

A guy that used to serve on a conservation board with me had been a medic in Vietnam. At the state meeting one year he opened up and told me about some gut wrenching stories he still has recurring night mares about.
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Originally Posted by Afishinado View Post
Thanks for your service brother, welcome home. The wall is tough to look at for me as well, but I know the boys on those walls would be happy to know we will remember them, and think of them perhaps more often than we ever thought we would. I still shutter to think we (the majority of us) were 18 and 19 year old kids...
That was so true. YIKES! We were soldiers but crap, we were almost children....

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Great thread. Thanks for sharing.

A guy that used to serve on a conservation board with me had been a medic in Vietnam. At the state meeting one year he opened up and told me about some gut wrenching stories he still has recurring night mares about.
Good of him to share. Nam was the TV everyone saw the bad stuff on TV. Now everything is censored -Patriot Act Rules of Communication, etc. Maybe the stories are the only way people can realize it ain't a video game or movie - these are real people and it ain't glorious. You don't get to choose the war you serve in and there is no "good" war.

I guess what we learned from Nam was to sell war now you have to get rid of the draft and censor everything - sad when you look at it that way....
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Not a day goes by that I don't think of that time in my life and those that I served with .The Wall is very hard for me to look at but it stands to remind all of the ultimate sacrifice made by all inscibed on it "Forever Young".
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