Would anyone help with daughter's homework

Discussion in 'Home Defense/Guns' started by Speciallady, Nov 4, 2006.

  1. Speciallady

    Speciallady Well-Known Member

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    She has some questions to ask a Veteran. It's for a program they are having for Veteran's day in school. We only need one person, and they are simple questions. I really appreciate this,

    Here are the questions

    Which branch of service were you in?
    Where did you do basic training?
    Where were you stationed?
    What medals or ribbons did you receive?
    What did you do in the service?
    What other countries were you in?
    Do you keep in contact with any of your friends from the service?

    The project is due on Monday. Thanks so much!!! :)
     
  2. moopups

    moopups In Remembrance

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    I will answer these questions;
    The USMC, 2391135 - Viet Nam era.
    Boot camp - Ran a lot, scrubbed the floors with a tooth brush, cleaned toilets down below where you can see in the drain system.
    Stationed at Parris Island, SC. For boot camp, then to Viet Nam for a tour and two extensions, 26 months total. Then to Camp Le Juene, NC. for the remainder of my duty.
    Honored with the National Defense Ribbon, the Viet Nam Campaign Ribbon with 4 *, Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, Naval Unit Citation, Congressional Unit Citation, Good Conduct Ribbon, Rifle Expert Medal, Pistol Expert Medal.

    MOS (military occupational specialty) was #3531, heavy vehicle operator, drove tractor trailer to deliver big gun ammunitions.

    Duty stations were Parris Island for boot camp, Quang Tri Providence (VN), back to Camp Le Juene for the remainder of tour of duty. Did quickly visit Alaska and Hawaii during transport, just a few minutes each.

    I have 1 contact whom I keep in touch with, a guy in NY whom paralleled my service.

    Any further question, just ask.
     

  3. Speciallady

    Speciallady Well-Known Member

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    Mitch Thank You so much for your help. Journey really appreciates it. I will let you know her grade and such.

    She says " Thank you Mr. Mitch"
     
  4. moopups

    moopups In Remembrance

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    Let Journey know that at age 8 to 10, when I first heard about the USMC I knew I was destine to be a person with that background. I was going to be the best regardless of the consequences. Tell her she is welcome, but do not let her join the WM (Woman Marines) unless she has full knowledge of the difficulties involved. PM me if you want graphic details. WM's is a very tough row to hoe. Most fail.
     
  5. babygoats!

    babygoats! Well-Known Member

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    And some don't fail. What would YOU know about being a Woman Marine, Whompups?
    If Journey wants to know the "graphic details", maybe she should ask a Woman Marine. :shrug:
     
  6. moopups

    moopups In Remembrance

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    Would you like my ex wife's phone number?
     
  7. babygoats!

    babygoats! Well-Known Member

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    Getting sprayed by a skunk doesn't make you a skunk.
    Sure. Send me her number.
     
  8. tweety

    tweety Tweety

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    Here's some answers from a WW11 vet: (not me, I interviewed him )
    In the Navy
    Trained at the Great Lakes Naval training center
    Stationed in the Pacific, mostly on the minesweeper "Seminole"
    Ribbons & awards...he modestly only admits to the regular service ribbons and good conduct awards
    He was a radar operator, and radar was very secret then. Even the other guys on the ship weren't supposed to know a whole lot about what went on in the radar shack. They all supposed that whatever it was, it would make the operators unable to father children. Luckily they were wrong, my interviewee went on to have 5 kids.
    He did come ashore in China after the War, was in Tsingtao when Mao's army was just outside the gates. The sailors on leave were not allowed to go out of town for fear that they might be captured by the People's Army
    He still hears from a couple of buddies at Christmastime, but most of the others have passed on.
    He is 83 and in good health, thin and active, God bless him this Veteran's Day!
     
  9. hesmith

    hesmith Active Member

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    This is probably too late but here is my info.

    US Navy
    Great Lakes, Ill.
    Stationed at:
    Memphis
    Jachsonville
    Quonset Pt., R.I.
    Key West, Fl.
    Made cruises on:
    USS Wasp CVS18
    USS Forrestal CV59
    USS Independence CV62
    USS Enterprise CVN65

    Countries visited:
    England
    Germany
    Italy
    Greece
    Africa
    Singapore
    Hong Kong
    Canada
    Spain
    Porgutal
    France
    India
    Phillipines
    Several Islands in the Caribean Sea

    Career Field:
    Avation Electronics Technician

    Yes, I still stay in touch with several families my wife and I met while in service.

    I was in from 1961 until 1981.
    Was awarded several campaign medals.
    Good conduct medals.
     
  10. labrat

    labrat Well-Known Member

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    Same here, but . . .

    Which branch of service were you in?
    United states Coast Guard
    Where did you do basic training?
    Alameda, California
    Where were you stationed?
    Attu, Alaska
    Petaluma, California
    Alexandria, Virginia
    Kodiak, Alaska aboard the USCGC Storis
    Berkeley, Virginia
    USCGC Ingram
    Berkeley, Virginia
    What medals or ribbons did you receive?
    National Defense Service Medal
    What did you do in the service?
    I was classified as cook, but at sea, you do what is necessary.
    What other countries were you in?
    Throughout England, Norway, Spain, and Portugal,
    Do you keep in contact with any of your friends from the service?
    Not anymore, as we aged and raised families we have grown apart.