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Harold Williamson

 

From:
Kermit, West Virginia, USA (deceased)
Post  Posted 27 Dec 2004 11:21 am    
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Just wondering if there is any retired military in the forum. I retired from the Navy in Dec. 77 as a Chief Petty Officer. Spent time in San Diego, Cal., Morocco, Adak, Alaska, Okinawa, Washington DC (Pentagon), and retired out of Norfolk, Va. It was definitely an experience. Can't say that i would do it again, but glad that i did it. Met wonderful people at all my duty stations, and still keep in contact with some. Wishing all a very happy new year.
God bless you and yours. Harold
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Bill Plemmons

 

From:
Simpsonville, SC
Post  Posted 27 Dec 2004 2:35 pm    
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Retired from the Air Force as a Chief Master Sergeant in Oct 1977, with 27 years. It was a great experience and I would do it again in a heartbeat. Worked for the Air Force for another 14 years retiring again in 1993. I'm sorry I have to sit this one out, but, ALL of our military are doing a fantastic job and we shold be proud of them and support them in every way possible.

Bill
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Harold Williamson

 

From:
Kermit, West Virginia, USA (deceased)
Post  Posted 27 Dec 2004 5:39 pm    
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Bill, I think our troops are doing a fantastic job and I support them, and our leaders in all their endeavers. What I meant about not knowing if I would do it again was the finiancial part. As you know we really had long hours and low pay. Started a new career in the coal mines after retirement. Involved in a roof fall and disabled at the age of 48. Was very glad to have served our great country, and if was called and able would do again.
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Ed Altrichter

 

From:
Schroeder, Minnesota, USA
Post  Posted 27 Dec 2004 9:23 pm    
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30% disability retirment here... does that count ?
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Paul Graupp

 

From:
Macon Ga USA
Post  Posted 28 Dec 2004 6:16 am    
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Retired in '92 with 28-30 years, don't know exactly because of a Truman extention in '52 that mixed up my years and I never really paid it any attention because I was staying !!

Regards, Paul
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Mike Richardson

 

From:
Rutledge, Georgia, USA
Post  Posted 28 Dec 2004 6:31 am    
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Got out in 1972 from the Army when the war was winding down and finished up with the Nation Guard as a MP of all things.Heck of a trip for a Huey Crew Chief.

Mike Richardson
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Perry Hansen

 

From:
Bismarck, N.D.
Post  Posted 28 Dec 2004 8:23 am    
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Nine years Navy, four years Air Force, Eight years Navy reserves. Retired 95.
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Kenny Drake

 

From:
Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Post  Posted 28 Dec 2004 9:29 am    
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Retired SMSgt here. Served in USAF (Communications) for 26 years. Wouldn't trade a minute of it.

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Gene Jones

 

From:
Oklahoma City, OK USA, (deceased)
Post  Posted 28 Dec 2004 10:48 am    
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Sixteen years US Army....didn't serve long enough to qualify for retirement benefits; only 12 years active and 4 years Reserve.

A conflict of duties between the Army and the Oklahoma City Fire Department required that I give up one of them so I accepted an honorable discharge from the Army. I did receive some credit for my Army service when I retired from the OKC Fire Department.

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c c johnson

 

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killeen,tx usa * R.I.P.
Post  Posted 28 Dec 2004 11:32 am    
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Did not retire' quit after army Jan 46 to Dec 58.
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Carl Williams


From:
Oklahoma
Post  Posted 28 Dec 2004 1:15 pm    
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Retired U.S. Air Force, Senior Master Sergeant, 22 years, 1996. Elmendorf, England, La.(x3), Comiso, Sicily, and Tinker. What a ride for a country boy from Arkansas and the check clears every 30 days!

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Chick Donner

 

From:
North Ridgeville, OH USA
Post  Posted 28 Dec 2004 2:11 pm    
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Uh-oh. Wait til Jim Florence finds this thread.
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David Coplin


From:
Eugene, Oregon, USA
Post  Posted 28 Dec 2004 4:05 pm    
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Kenny,
Were you ever stationed in England ? (chicksands or Bushy Park)
I was there for about 3 1/2 years in the Air Force as a radio intercept operator.
Dave
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Jack Stoner


From:
New Port Richey Florida
Post  Posted 28 Dec 2004 4:59 pm    
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I only spent 8 years in the Air Force, 1955 to 1963, as a ground radio op and then as a Tech Controller, and instructor in the radio op and tech control schools at Keesler AFB.

I'm retired from Fed Civil Service (SSA).
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Bill Beall

 

From:
Branson, MO. USA
Post  Posted 28 Dec 2004 6:07 pm    
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For David Copland,

When were you at Goodfellow AFB? I went through there in 1964-65 as a 202, you, of course, were a 203.
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Allen

 

From:
Littleton, CO USA
Post  Posted 28 Dec 2004 6:17 pm    
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Sort of like Jack...
Eight years (1956-1964) Air Force, fighter crew chief. Another 25 years with the Dept. of Defense. Was very close to the warfighters and special ops folks. Very proud of my 33 years of Defense work and glad to have made a contribution to our nations defense.
I am extremely proud of my Marine nephew, now on his second tour in Iraq with the 1st MEF.

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Allen Harry
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Nashville 1000


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Bob Hayes

 

From:
Church Hill,Tenn,USA
Post  Posted 28 Dec 2004 7:12 pm    
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US Air Force....I think we've done this a few times in earlier threads. Sept'58-May '8o. Fuels Supply(POL) to '73..cross trained to Manpower/ Management Engineering (to keep dry,warm,clean,and safe. I served in Chateroux France;Bitburg,Germany; Ramstien,Germany; Nellis,Nev.,Kadena Okinawa,Westover Mass,Tuy Hoa RVN,Otis Mass,Andrews Maryland,Bolling Wash DC,and Robins Georgia. With TDY's to Italy,Nigeria,The (then) Belgium Congo,Turkey,Iran,Afganistan,Alaska,Newfoundland,Greenland,Labrador,other SE Asia. I sure wasn't bored!
Grouchy
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Kenny Drake

 

From:
Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Post  Posted 29 Dec 2004 7:40 am    
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David C. Yes, '91 - '95 At HQ 3AF, RAF Mildenhall. I had the dubious honor of helping close down the "pound" at Chicksands.

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Jimmy Campbell


From:
Fayette, Alabama.
Post  Posted 29 Dec 2004 7:42 pm    
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Air Force Feb 1965-Apr 1970
Lackland AFB Texas.
Seymour-Johnson NC
Spangdahlem, Germany
Korat, Thailand
Seymour-Johnson-Discharged.

Joined the Alabama Army National Guard Nov 1976, retired June 2004.

7 Months until first retirement check and Tricare benefits.
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David Coplin


From:
Eugene, Oregon, USA
Post  Posted 30 Dec 2004 12:20 pm    
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For Bill Beall,
I was never based at Goodfellow AFB. I went through Keesler in 55 then to England. Spent
time at Bushy Park in London ( tough duty )
then was sent to Chicksands AFB.
Dave Coplin
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