Who are our Veterans on the BB?

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  1. Dr. Bob

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    In the USA May 30th is Confederate Memorial Day and May 31st is Federal Memorial Day observed. We have a flag flying proudly.

    Wonder which of our BB members in any nation are veterans?

    Short word of testimony would be in order, as would be our thanks.
     
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    I'm not a Vet myself, but am married to one, the daughter of one, the sister of several, the mother'n'law of one, the daughter'n'law of one, the neice of some, cousin to many, the grandaughter of one, and the greatgrand of a Confederate Vet. [​IMG]
     
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    My father was a WWI vet.

    My late husband was a Korean War vet.

    My present husband is a Viet Nam vet (26-year retired Navy Chief).

    GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!
     
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    I am a Korean veteran, chaplain with the 2nd Bn Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (airborne) and served alongside the US 101st airborne. I don't make much of it and would rather forget.

    And, of course, lived through WWII in London where we had as much bombing as anywhere in Europe. I didn't get any medals for that!

    Cheers, and thanks,

    Jim
     
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    My dad is a retired Air Force Vet who served during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He worked on C-130's. We moved to Guam a year after I was born where the C-130's were stopping off on their way to bringing the troops home from Vietnam. Moved to Jacksonville, Arkansas' Little Rock Air Force Base in 1975 and have been in Jacksonville ever since. We were extremely lucky that we didn't have to move around a lot. We did miss dad, however, whenever he would go TDY for 8 months to a year. But, I have to admit that I had more stability than most kids I knew who moved every 2 years or so to a different place.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    I was a soldier in the signal corps. At Fort Gordon Georgia.
     
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    My husband was Signal Corp too because of his Broadcast Engineering Degree but transfered to Military Intelligence. He was a First Lieutenant during Viet Nam. Our son, Scott, served in the Army and in Desert Storm. Our son, Jon, served 4 years but not overseas. Our daughter was National Guard. My father was Navy.

    Diane
     
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    I served during the sixties in the US Armed forces, stationed in Fort Dix, NJ., Fort Lee, VA., Verdun, France, and Orleans, France, before returning to the good old USA. [​IMG]
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    Served "only slightly". Was drafted in 67, but deferred until finish school/ordination.

    Lt.jg US Navy (Chaplain) June-September 1972
    Detroit Naval Yard

    After resigning my pastorate and being accepted into the chaplaincy, the Vietnam war began an earnest "phase down" (in order to get the President re-elected). I was asked by President Nixon to resign my commission as I would not be needed after all.

    So I did after just a few weeks, and then accepted a senior pastorate that fall. Asked by the Navy Department to reconsider in 1983 (get back in 1 week short of turning 35, the cut-off age). Failed the physical so was unable to go to Lebanon (where the barracks were blown up a few weeks later).

    Great respect for those who have served full time and especially for those in harm's way.
     
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    I spent 15 years as a "grunt" with the 82d Abn Div and 1st SOCOM. Transitioned from active duty into the reserves. Got shot at, shot back; glad I don't have to do that any more.
    Went to the First Gulf War as a senior NCO and a brand new believer (3 months in the faith), felt God calling me into something completely different (little did I know). I'm very proud to have served with the soldiers that I did, am thankful to those who went before, pray for those who serve now, and remember those I knew who didn't come home.
     
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    4 Years enlisted in the Air Force, 1963-1967.
     
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    U.S. Coast Guard, '82-'87. Search and rescue, and law enforcement.
     
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    Carl (Luckyman) officially retired Tuesday, June 1, 2004 after serving 20 years in the USAF.
     
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    I served in the US Army as a Military Policeman in Japan from January 1977 to December 1979. It was a great experience, it taught me a lot about people and the Lord used it to help prepare me for the ministry. God Bless our troops!

    Bro Tony
     
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    U.S. Navy - Six Years - 1970 to 1976 - Vietnam Era 'Vet'...

    Though I don't *really* consider myself a 'vet' because I was never 'in-country'.
     
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    It's good to see another former Coastie on the Baptist Board. I was beginning to think that I was the only one.

    Roy
     
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    Is the Coast Guard like the Marines in that they need the NAVY to provide officers for them?

    When I enlisted as a naval chaplain they had me assigned to the Marines. Never got called up (thankfully).

    But the Marines needed NAVAL officers in the professional areas - doctors, chaplains, etc
     
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    USAF, 20 years, six months, four days, two hours. Loved every minute--did not want to retire, but could not afford a divorce (and I do love her more than the USAF--I swear I do--). Volunteered for return to active duty 9/12/01, but post-50 guys were not what they were after. (A sergeant at the personnel center emailed me that they had been contacted by 40,000 USAF retirees within 48 hours of 9/11--then the email system committed Hari-Kari.)

    Served 8 years as an enlisted mechanic, 12 years as an officer, mostly as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer. Promoted up through the ranks to Major, had with a clear track upward, when the missus said, "This ain't fun for me any more...". Get twitches when I pass an airport and smell the jet fuel. I stay on top of things by reading semi-official and official publications and through old buddies who are still in or who work in the defense industry.
     
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    I was in your dad's maintenance outfit on Guam from 73-74--what career field (specific) was he in? I was an A1C, promoted to Sgt while there. I worked in the Nav Aids shop, AKA Radar Shop. A good friend of mine was SSgt Charley Parker who was an engine mech, and my roomie was a black dude from the South Side of Chicago, named James Robinson--he was a "crew chief" (aka, APG for Airplane General or All Purpose Goon :D )
     
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    He was a crew cheif on the C-130's. That is awesome. I will ask him if he might have known you or any of the other guys next time I see him.

    Joseph Botwinick
     

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