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ochoco
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Posted - 01/17/2016 :  11:18:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ago today. Got on an airplane at Travis AFB, Ca. Next stop Vietnam.

elubsme
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USA
1202 Posts

Posted - 01/19/2016 :  03:57:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Finishing up my leave in Pa. after my first tour in Chu Lai. Then I did a second tour in DaNang 07/05/66.
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Laredo Lefty
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USA
13295 Posts

Posted - 02/04/2016 :  11:08:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I left from Travis also, but we stopped in Hawaii over night, then Guam and Nam. My trip was 48 yrs ago.

Joe
"Never let school interfere with your education"
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Jim Rau
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USA
4275 Posts

Posted - 04/27/2016 :  10:13:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We are all getting to be old farts!!! I have my 50 class reunion this June. My first trip to the 'BIG GREEN LATRINE' was in 68!!! The second one in 71! You guys are real old farts!!!

Self defence is an absolute and natural right. An armed society is not always polite, but it is A FREE AND SAFE SOCIETY! Keep your head down and your powder dry! J. Rau, Alabama
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CapnMidnight
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USA
7630 Posts

Posted - 04/27/2016 :  11:42:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Seems like last week, sometimes.
W.D.

"The most pervasive and least condemned form of dishonesty is not doing the best you can." Jeff Cooper
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Old-Colts
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USA
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Posted - 04/28/2016 :  10:55:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
44 years ago this month, April 10th, 1972 to be exact, we (the USS Midway and its Air Wing CAW-5) were steaming under the Golden Gate Bridge headed for Vietnam and 19 days later we were conducting strike operations in the Tonkin Gulf. We deployed 7 weeks early and our workups were cut severely short; basically our training and workups were live, not practices and exercises!!!

Dang, time sure passes fast!!!!!
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