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no napalm this morning

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no napalm this morning

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quasi Report This Comment
Date: May 15, 2012 11:36AM

For someone who was around during the Vietnam War, there was something spooky this morning about being in a jungle like setting and hearing that distinctive thump, thump, thump from those big rotor blades on a Bell UH-1 "Huey" helicopter, a mainstay of that war.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: May 15, 2012 01:27PM

I forgot, are you a Viet Nam vet?
quasi Report This Comment
Date: May 15, 2012 03:03PM

No, I was fortunate enough to be too young to get caught in that mess.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: May 15, 2012 03:30PM

I got in on the last coupla years of it. I was smart enough to join the Navy rather than get drafted. It was a close call. Ironically they stopped just before they got to my lottery number and I spent the next 3 years kicking myself in the ass over that in a way. In retrospect I am glad I did the service time though. I don't regret it.
Wolfgang613 Report This Comment
Date: May 15, 2012 09:41PM

Thank you for your service BlahX3 cool smiley
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: May 16, 2012 06:26AM

Blah your situation with the Navy was exactly the same as mine. I joined in 1970 to avoid the draft then the stopped taking them in 2 numbers before mine came up. I had the same feeling about it but I really don't regret the time I was in that much. I was in for 3 years 8 months 22 days 14 hours and 32 minutes.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: May 16, 2012 10:09AM

Yep. I recall you saying something about that before. I went in 2 years later than you and stayed for 3 years. There were definitely times I didn't like being in the Navy but as I said I have no regrets about it.
pro_junior Report This Comment
Date: May 17, 2012 12:28AM

G.I. beans and G.I. gravy...
gee I wish I'd joined the Navy...
left...left...left-right...

rumor had it your chow was better than ours...
Lt_Col_Bill_Kilgore Report This Comment
Date: May 17, 2012 12:31AM

I love the smell of napalm in the morning. You know, one time we had a hill bombed, for 12 hours. When it was all over, I walked up. We didn't find one of 'em, not one stinkin' dink body. The smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole hill. Smelled like.......victory.
Someday this war's gonna end...
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: May 17, 2012 06:47AM

I couldn't complain about the food in the Navy, it was very very good.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: May 17, 2012 07:31AM

It was no rumor. The food was fine.
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: May 18, 2012 07:07AM

The food had to be because with the majority of sailors stationed on ships that was about the only good thing they had. Other branches of the military could at least go off base to eat frequently but when you are hundreds of miles out to sea it is rather difficult to go out to eat.
quasi Report This Comment
Date: May 18, 2012 09:33AM

A guy I used to work for was on an aircraft carrier during Vietnam and he said the drinking water on board always had a slight taste of jet fuel.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: May 18, 2012 09:36AM

Boy, that is the truth. Sea duty is a pretty difficult adjustment and the food was a blessing for sure. It didn't make up for being out at sea for months at a time but it helped.
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: May 19, 2012 06:55AM

Fortunately my sea duty consisted of land bases my whole enlistment and I never had to serve on a ship. My little brother did though on a destroyer escort for years until his medical discharge.
quasi Report This Comment
Date: May 19, 2012 08:43AM

My buddy Joe who passed away last year joined the navy just to spite his dad who was a career army officer. The dad, a Colonal at the time, knew enough of the right people to get Joe kicked over into the army where he damn near got killed over there in the jungle. He was given up for dead once until somebody finally noticed he was still breathing.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: May 19, 2012 10:09AM

Boy that is a fuck story Q.

You lucked out JG. I spent the majority of my 3 years at sea.
quasi Report This Comment
Date: May 19, 2012 11:41AM

Tell you what, old Joe was a smart,tough southern boy who did not take shit from anybody 'cause he'd already been to hell and back.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: May 19, 2012 12:32PM

Sounds like a good way to remember a buddy.

Sailors always bitch a blue streak about being out at sea for so long but for the most part there is something about it they all loved. For starters, there is nothing comparable to a 360 degree horizon and the sky at night is indescribable. If I had to choose whether or not to do it over again I'd do it again without a doubt or hesitation. Sometimes I have wished I would have stayed in the Navy as a career for 30 years and had full pay retirement. It isn't that much money but beats the hell out of being unemployed without any income at all.
quasi Report This Comment
Date: May 19, 2012 01:22PM

Yeah, my youngest is in the Air Force, half way through his first hitch and he's all ready to muster out. I'm not particularly fond of him being in the service but I've been coaxing him to stay with it so he won't be where I'm at 30 years down the road. He doesn't quite understand that every job has it's sucky side and a guaranteed three hots & a cot aren't there on the outside.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: May 19, 2012 01:36PM

There are definitely worse things a guy could do with his life. Maybe after he gets out he'll change his mind about it and they'll take him back in unless he's a total fuck up. It's a tough call for a young person to make.
quasi Report This Comment
Date: May 19, 2012 01:47PM

His biggest gripe is the number of fuckups he's surrounded by but, again, he doesn't understand that that goes on everywhere.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: May 19, 2012 02:01PM

If he stays in maybe he can help make a difference. That's always been a problem in the military, a lot of the good guys and gals want to get out rather than stay on and help improve the situation.
quasi Report This Comment
Date: May 19, 2012 04:03PM

Go Air Force!

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jgoins Report This Comment
Date: May 20, 2012 07:18AM

I only wish I hadn't been such a lazy screw up when I was in the Navy but I wouldn't change a thing because if I had changed I would not have the really great family I have now. Changing anything in the past changes the future and I am happy now.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: May 20, 2012 07:58PM

I hear ya JG. I can say the same damn thing about myself. I wouldn't change anything either except maybe had tried not to worry so much and enjoy the ride more.
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: May 21, 2012 06:07AM

Well I did enjoy the 2.5 years I spent on Guam but not the beating I took on Crete from a Seal Team Chief Petty Officer I think might have been Jessie Ventura.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: May 21, 2012 01:05PM

Time in service requirements to make Chief Petty Office is over 14 years. Ventura was only in for 6 years.
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: May 22, 2012 07:55AM

Good, I am glad it wasn't him
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: May 22, 2012 10:41AM

I never got in any fights when I was in. A couple of close calls is all. I tend to be a happy drunk smiling
smiley
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: May 23, 2012 06:56AM

I'm a happy drunk as well but I was hitting on a waitress he also wanted.