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To: jazusamo

I served from 66-69 making me a Vietnam Era Veteran. I would never presume to call myself a Vietnam Veteran.


18 posted on 10/03/2018 3:39:17 PM PDT by Starstruck (I'm usually sarcastic. Deal with it.)
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To: Starstruck

Also Nam era. Conscription ended while we were in recruit training in March/April 1973.


21 posted on 10/03/2018 3:40:56 PM PDT by jimfree (My18 y/o granddaughter continues to have more quality exec experience than an 8 year Obama.)
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To: Starstruck

A friend was in the Navy. He was on the ground at a port in Vietnam when it came under attact. He had to take cover for several hours.

Even though he was in vietnam, under Fire he doesn’t even call himself a Vietnam era veteran.


30 posted on 10/03/2018 3:47:08 PM PDT by cyclotic ( Democrats must be politically eviscerated, disemboweled and demolished.)
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To: Starstruck
Same thing here. Desert Shield/ Desert Storm Era.

I work with a guy who was an Army cannon cocker over there, He has some stories.

62 posted on 10/03/2018 4:41:15 PM PDT by real saxophonist (You can play a shoestring if you're sincere. - John Coltrane)
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To: Starstruck

Me too. Air Force, 1964-1968...VietNam era, yes...VietNam service, no.

I spent my four years in Maine, and in Germany, having the time of my life.

I won’t even wear my USAF cap in public because people come up and thank me for my service...I don’t feel like I deserve that thanks for what I did in the Air Force was to get excellent training for a future civilian career, play in my band, and chase girls.

The only saving grace I might lean on is, I was IN, and I guess I was subject to being sent to VietNam, but I was never sent. The missiles I worked on went to Vietnam, so I guess that was my ‘indirect’ connection.


64 posted on 10/03/2018 4:47:19 PM PDT by FrankR (You gotta stand for something, or you'll fall for anything!)
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To: Starstruck

66-70, and I make sure it is understood that I am an Era Vet.


81 posted on 10/03/2018 6:22:59 PM PDT by Wilum (Never loaded a nuke I didn't like)
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