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09-26-11, 07:22 PM #226
It’s a good ideal to scan those to your computer. I scan all my old documents such as birth and death certificates, deeds, medical info, important receipts, ect., ect. Once scanned the are easily restored by someone familiar with something like Photoshop.
If you know how to use a scanner it’s a fairly simple process. But I remember when I first started with Windows 95, NOTHING was simple. Before Windows, I had to learn MS/DOS for my job.
In your “Documents” or “My Documents” folder, according to your version of Windows, you can create a “Important Docs” folder then inside that you can create different folders for each type document. That way they are organized for you to easily find. When scanning I choose “save as” .jpg files, as that creates smaller files that won’t take up much room on your hard drive, or on a disk. I would also advise doing the same with all old photos saving those to your “Pictures” folder. Do the same there as in the “My Documents” folder, that is creating folders inside the “Pictures” folder to keep them organized.
An add bonus is that the documents and photo can easily be restored using a program such as Photoshop. Restoring can be as simple as using the “auto” tone, color, contrast or sharpen function in Photoshop. To be sure all these are safe, I suggest saving to at least three different media. In other words, save at least three different ways.. I have them on an external hard drive, on DVD’s and backed up online. I have been doing this for three years now and still have boxes full of photos to scan.
I’m going to start a thread in the near future on PC and internet help/security, and do a step by step screenshot on just such subjects.
09-26-11, 07:45 PM #227
In the 80's they used your SSN" in fact it was even on your dogtags. I don't wear mine anymore for that very reason.
09-27-11, 03:57 PM #228
I had never given that a thought.Good idea!It is a shame to watch theses things slowly self destruct.I'm going to give it a try.Thanks again and of coarse SEMPER FI
09-29-11, 04:45 AM #229
Mine was 1108310. Anyone remember SSgt Deason, DI, MCRD San Diego? I graduated in December, 1950 and can't remember my platoon number. I know, sounds stupid, but wait until you've lost it, kiddo.
09-30-11, 06:22 PM #230
09-30-11, 10:25 PM #231
Since this thread seems to have brought attention to Gen'l Krulak, here's another one.
He was based at Quantico (Maj Gen Merrill B. Twining, who's brother was Lt Gen Nathan B. Twining - was Base Commandant) while I was there.
One of the events Quantico was noted for was it's (this was the 1958) Annual Horseshow (as best I recall, Quantico housed one, if not THE, largest stable in the Marines).
And Gen'l Krulak was apparently quite an accomplished equestrian (or maybe he thought he was), but he was preparing for a jump and just as the horse was about to lift for the hurdle, a base photographer snapped a flash picture.
Apparently that caused the horse to buck and the Gen'l went flying off. He got up and lit into the photographer -much to that person's chagrin.
The Gen'l may have been short of stature, but he was plum full of vinegar that day.
10-06-11, 11:45 PM #232
12-08-11, 10:54 AM #233
I was a Unit Diary Clerk (Remington Raider) in '72 and I was responsible for changing all of our Marine's MSN's to SSN's. I think it is a good thing they are changing them back.
12-16-11, 08:32 AM #234
I was in when they made the change. I didn't see the necessity of making the change in the first place. The only thing that was told to us was that it was to make the joint services more uniform. I can't figure out why the Marine Corps would want to be more like the other services. Only our ID cards were reissued with the ssn on them. Does anyone know when this happens, will they sequentially pick up where they left off?
12-19-11, 07:31 PM #235
It changes, and changes, as time goes on. Wait until you see guys with bar codes on their necks. (real ones, or chips) or on the arm. Easy access, and the property of the U.S. government.
01-03-12, 01:01 PM #236
Anyone from the Apr54 Plt 315, SDI J. Runge, JDI T. Winski (Who just graduated two plts ahead of us. Our S#'s ranged from l3 to mine l459798 Eckert. Runge was from Colorado and had just returned from Korea. Semper Fi!!
01-03-12, 02:11 PM #237
I remember Gen. Krulak, he was the C.G. at MCRD in San Diego. We had a C.G. inspection and he stood behind me, and questioned Capt. Hayes about my uniform being pleated in the back. We were in our summers and wore dresses, they were green and white pinstripe with big green buttons. The men pleated their blouses, so I did the same with my uniform. My serial #was W711***.
03-03-12, 06:48 PM #238
Sept.1958 Plt 394 MCRDSD 1839131
03-05-12, 12:40 PM #239
Hey guys, trying to type this, forgive me if I make a mistake, still till next week, Doc to do surgery, on right hand, anyway, 65- 21911xx 2nd bat. MCRD, SD.
03-05-12, 02:04 PM #240
Boot Camp MAGGOT
Gruenwald J.E.2439364 (0311) Class Of '68,Graduation was a B**CH!!!
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