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    When I was in Vietnam, every payday I had money...

    When I was in Vietnam, every payday I had money left over, which I saved. We got paid cash in MPC, but I could send money home via postal money orders in US dollars. When I made corporal, I was...
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    I made big bucks in boot camp (1971). $143/mo....

    I made big bucks in boot camp (1971). $143/mo. Because I had been in the delayed entry program, I got paid at the E-1 over 4-months rate. Whoo-hoo. When in truck driver's school I was a PFC. Don't...
  3. I've read a couple of articles about this case....

    I've read a couple of articles about this case. When I was on the job I ran our narcotics unit, and later the whole detective bureau, which included the narcotics unit. I was a very aggressive user...
  4. Thread: Marine records

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    Going through the National Record Center in St...

    Going through the National Record Center in St Louis is the much better route. I've always had fairly fast service. I not only got my records, but some of my dad's (his Army records were destroyed in...
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    I was stationed at Montfort Point in 1973...

    I was stationed at Montfort Point in 1973 (Schools Battalion). As I recall, there were no wooden barracks there at that time, all cinder block. There were some old wooden WWII era classroom...
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    One of my great-uncles was KIA at Guadalcanal. He...

    One of my great-uncles was KIA at Guadalcanal. He was a Marine dive bomber pilot and was lost attacking Japanese shipping in October 1942.His status is KIA-Body not recovered.
  7. Reality. What a concept.

    Reality. What a concept.
  8. Dave, Assuming they didn't shut up, and paid...

    Dave,

    Assuming they didn't shut up, and paid up, the national debt would be zeroed out pretty damned fast.
  9. If they tax livestock farts and burps, then...

    If they tax livestock farts and burps, then anytime a Democrap politician talks, they should be taxed as well under the same theory.
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    Russ, Yep, I'm definitely a boot to some of...

    Russ,

    Yep, I'm definitely a boot to some of you guys.:beer:
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    Dono, Just had my cataracts removed too. Not...

    Dono,

    Just had my cataracts removed too. Not 100% healed yet, but my doc thinks I'll be good for no glasses for distance, but will probably still need reading glasses. I'm not using glasses for...
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    These aircraft stopped at the base I was at...

    These aircraft stopped at the base I was at during Desert Storm to RON and refuel.
  13. Thread: knife

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    Regarding cleaning it. It depends on what you...

    Regarding cleaning it. It depends on what you eventually plan to do with the knife. If you want to keep it and potentially sell it to a collector, do not clean it. You will ruin whatever patina...
  14. Thread: knife

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    That is a Fairburn-Sykes fighting knife....

    That is a Fairburn-Sykes fighting knife. Developed by those two gentlemen initially for British commandos in WWII. They were also adopted and issued to US Army Rangers and other special forces of the...
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    All Marine officers attend OCS or a service...

    All Marine officers attend OCS or a service academy to gain their commission. Afterwards, ALL Marine officers (including wanna-be pilots, lawyers, whatever) attend The Basic School and become basic...
  16. Thread: Moral Waivers

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    Slim to none, if not lower.

    Slim to none, if not lower.
  17. Nope, the Ex lives in Putnam County.

    Nope, the Ex lives in Putnam County.
  18. Russ, Maybe she can move in with my Ex. They...

    Russ,

    Maybe she can move in with my Ex. They can yak in Spanish with each other and make one another Moors and Christians (white rice and beans).
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    The 40 Thieves are no more

    RIP to PFC Roscoe Mullins, the last surviving member of my father's WWII platoon, the 6th Marines Scout-Snipers, aka: The 40 Thieves. He was 96-years old. Died today, Dec 28, 2021.
  20. I agree with you, Billy. You've got to be plum...

    I agree with you, Billy. You've got to be plum mad dog mean (to paraphrase Clint Eastwood from "The Outlaw Josey Wales") to win a battle. Probably need to be nastier and more violent than your enemy....
  21. Kegler, I agree they are as feckless as they...

    Kegler,

    I agree they are as feckless as they come. I truly hope 2022 and 2024 will be horrible years for our socialist/communist "friends." Sometimes I think that they should be rounded up and...
  22. Perhaps he does, but the author is an officer in...

    Perhaps he does, but the author is an officer in the Texas Army Guard. I'd think he has at least a little insight.

    I spent 14-years in the Michigan Air Guard. I was federally activated three...
  23. Mongoose and other Texans, Read this article...

    Mongoose and other Texans,

    Read this article from the Army Times. The author is not kind to Gov Abbot.
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    I remember Tinian as my father fought there as...

    I remember Tinian as my father fought there as well as on Saipan. But I'm also a military history nut, particularly WWII in the Pacific.
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    Not necessarily an automatic go. The only way to...

    Not necessarily an automatic go. The only way to know, is to apply for a new waiver IF a recruiter will do the paperwork for you. Good luck.
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