BB-USO for Armed Forces Veterans

Discussion in '2005 Archive' started by Dr. Bob, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. Dr. Bob

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    We have places for banter and chatter (like the Pit Stop or the Old Codgers threads) on the BB and would like to see a place for vets. Active, inactive, reserve, any branch, etc.

    [​IMG]Want to talk? Now there's a place. "Bear" with us as we get this started and see if there is interest.
     
  2. El_Guero

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    Dr. Bob

    Thank you!
     
  3. Barnabas H.

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    This old man (I was on the border line for a draftee and they would not have bothered with me if I was a year older) has served in the US Armed Forces from 1963 through 1966. Had my basic training at Fort Dix, NJ., MOS schools at Fort Lee, VA, before being shipped out to Verdun and then Orleans, France. Anyone else served in the European theather during the time indicated? [​IMG]
     
  4. Salty

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    I beat the draft back in 1970. I enlisted :D [​IMG]

    This will be great. A place for Vets to gather together. Would you (vets) agree that there is a special bond among veterans [​IMG] .

    For my complete Army service check my home page.

    Sgt Salty

    ps Do we need PCS orders to travel to this new vets board :confused:
     
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    3d Armored Division Association homepage

    Thanks Baptist Board! Ain't a day goes by that I don't think about my Army days.
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    • Co, C, 122d Maint Bn, 3AD, Ray Barracks, Germany, Nov 81 - Dec 84</font>
    Sergeant E5(P) Durand.

    Where's the donuts? A USO always has donuts.
     
  6. Jim1999

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    It is always nice to be recognized by the general community for service to one's country. Thank you.

    For those of us who actually saw battle, most of us just want to forget those times.

    I served as a chaplain with the 2nd Battalion PPCLI, from 1950-58 and we have a meeting once a year near where I live. In Korea, we served along with the 101st US Airborne; we were an airborne unit as well. Our numbers are dwindling, but many of the younger soldiers have joined us.

    In Canada, there are many cars that have a bumper sticker that says,,,If you enjoy your freedom....thank a vet...That often brings a little drip to my eyes as I remember.

    Cheers, and God bless,

    Jim
     
  7. Carolina Baptist

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    I was in the Coast Guard for 5 years, 1 month and 4 days.
    Foreign service - New Jersey.
    We did search and rescue, and law enforcement mostly.
     
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    There's got to be a campaign medal for that!

    Still no donuts? What kind of USO is this anyway? Next thing Supply Sergeant Salty will be telling us is that there won't be any entertainment.
     
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    [​IMG]
    Wasn't any good in the Navy so might as well be piling high the donuts . . .

    Watch out for cops; they always have a glazed look in their eyes when we say "donot".
     
  11. Salty

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    Dr Bob, we will let you on the Vets board, even though you were not in the military :D [​IMG]
     
  12. Dr. Bob

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    Oh, now, 'dem is fighting words.

    I have that commission paper somewhere. And can't find my DE-commission paper, so must STILL be in! Guess I should thank tricky-Dicky for pulling the plug on my tenure.

    Lt.jg Bob, USN
     
  13. Gayla

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    "It's a Long Way to Tiparary"
     
  14. Dr. Bob

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    Stand Navy down the field
    Sails set to the sky,
    We'll never change our course,
    So Army you steer shy-y-y-y
    Roll up the score Navy
    Anchor's Aweigh,
    Sail Navy down the field
    and sink the Army, sink the Army Grey.

    Get under way, Navy
    Decks cleared for the fray
    We'll hoist true Navy Blue
    So Army down your Grey-y-y-y
    Full speed ahead, Navy
    Army heave to,
    Furl Black and Grey and Gold
    And hoist the Navy, hoist the Navy Blue.

    Blue of the Seven Seas,
    Gold of God's great sun
    Let these our colors be
    Till all of time be Done-n-n-ne
    By Severn shore we learn
    Navy's stern call:
    Faith, courage, service true
    With honor over, Honor over all.

    LET'S HEAR VERSION 2

    Stand Navy out to sea,
    Fight our Battle Cry;
    We'll never change our course,
    So vicious foe steer shy-y-y-y.
    Roll out the TNT, Anchors Aweigh.
    Sail on to Victory
    And sink their bones to Davy Jones,
    Hooray!

    Anchors Away, my boys,
    Anchors Aweigh.
    Farewell to foreign shores,
    We sail at break of day-ay-ay-ay.
    Through our last night on shore,
    Drink to the foam,
    Until we meet once more.
    Here's wishing you a happy voyage home.

    Blue of the Mighty Deep;
    Gold of God's Sun
    Let these colors be
    till all of time be done, done, done,
    On seven seas we learn
    Navy's stern call:
    Faith, Courage, Service true,
    with Honor, Over Honor, Over All.

    http://www.contemplator.com/america/aweigh.html
     
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    Who let the Squid in here? And an officer to boot [​IMG] I'm going to the NCO Club.

    Here, let me grab a donut or two for the trip.

    March along, sing our song, with the Army of the free
    Count the brave, count the true, who have fought to victory
    We’re the Army and proud of our name
    We’re the Army and proudly proclaim

    First to fight for the right,
    And to build the Nation’s might,
    And The Army Goes Rolling Along
    Proud of all we have done,
    Fighting till the battle’s won,
    And the Army Goes Rolling Along.

    Refrain: Then it’s Hi! Hi! Hey!
    The Army’s on its way.
    Count off the cadence loud and strong
    For where e’er we go,
    You will always know
    That The Army Goes Rolling Along.

    Valley Forge, Custer’s ranks,
    San Juan Hill and Patton’s tanks,
    And the Army went rolling along
    Minute men, from the start,
    Always fighting from the heart,
    And the Army keeps rolling along.
    (refrain)

    Men in rags, men who froze,
    Still that Army met its foes,
    And the Army went rolling along.
    Faith in God, then we’re right,
    And we’ll fight with all our might,
    As the Army keeps rolling along.
    (refrain)
     
  16. FrankC

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    I served in the Navy 1960-63
    I served in the Army 1963-68

    I served with C-Co 2/27th Inf for 18 months in Vietnam.
    Entered in the ministry in 87. One year later I came down with cancer. Today, I finished up on my sixth case of cancer, all related to Agent Orange exposure in Vietnam. I am 100% total disabled SC.
     
  17. I Am Blessed 24

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    I found this site and thought someone on here might be able to help...

    Returning dog tags

    This is one of the more positive sides of the Internet. The site is dedicated to reuniting military dog tags with their rightful owners.

    A few years ago, Martha and Verlyn Roskam found 37 American dog tags being sold in Vietnam. They purchased them all with the intention of returning them to the soldiers who lost them.

    So far, they've made great progress. They've returned 12 sets of the tags, and they're in the process of returning more.

    But they're having difficulties with the remaining tags, and they're looking for help. They've created a Web site listing the veterans they're trying to find.

    The brave soldiers who lost these deserve to have them back. It's a matter of honor...

    CLICK HERE TO VISIT THIS SITE
     
  18. Jim1999

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    The Canadian mint just issued a new 25 cent piece that has the image of two veterans on it. Quite a tribute to the Canadian veterans who served so valiantly over the years...and close to our national Remembrance Day celebrations.

    Bravo to Canada!

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    Navy 1963-1967, Stationed in Norfolk, VA. Cruised to France & England. Many cruises to the Carribean with oblgatory stops in Gitmo. Virgin Islands, Peutro Rico, Barbados, Haiti, Jamaica.

    Dominican Republic assisted Army Special Forces in putting down overthrow of their government.
    The ship I was on USS Guadalcanal picked up the Gemini 10 space capsule in the Carribean.
     
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    What about us guys that were called up for a physical, took the test, but didn't get in? Seriously, thanks to everyone who served.
     

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