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Social climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 11, 2012 - 11:15am PT
Okay.. here's the way to do this
Branch of Service:
Years of Service:
Where you Basic trained:
Where you were stationed:
If in a war where?

We must never forget the sacrifices made by those who served.

Thank you Soldiers!

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 11, 2012 - 11:19am PT
OK. . . right holiday. . .

I didn't serve, but my dad was a USAF pilot in WWII and Korea.

Not a day goes by that I don't think of him and celebrate his greatness!


The Granite State.
Nov 11, 2012 - 11:22am PT
You go first. Where'd you serve?

Thank you vets. I've been thinking of my Grandpa, who died earlier this year, a lot today. Purple Heart, Silver Star, 10'th Mtn division in Italy. Dropped out of Yale to enlist.

I went to his grave to say hi a couple of hours ago.

Social climber
Nov 11, 2012 - 11:22am PT
hey there say, MissJ...

yes, a thank you, and:
some prayer as well...

folks forget what they went through and how so many live on, with the loss of many buddies, in their hearts... :(

thanks for sharing... i know a few folks who
still how sons out there...

someday, they will be vetrans, if they make it through...

some eastside hovel
Nov 11, 2012 - 11:24am PT
Kirk Sager
Army (Infantry)
8 years
Ft Benning,Ga.
Stationed @ Ft Carson,Co.- 4th ID,E-1/8


Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 11, 2012 - 11:32am PT
I did not serve but I was raised near Fort Bragg and know a lot of soldiers who did. So when I worked at an aerospcae firm I became a member of the EOAC and when I found out they had never done anything to officially recognize the veterans within our workforce I created a booklet to recognize and honor our men and women who served. It didn't matter if they were in battle or not
only that they served to protect our country.

The book was well received and they incoporated it as a yearly event for veterans day.


Nov 11, 2012 - 11:43am PT
'Just had my Dad's memorial service yesterday. He passed last Sunday. Here's what I put in his obit:

"Edwin (Joe, aka Jeong S. Wing) enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps and served as a tail gunner on an A-20 attack bomber, based in England. Uniquely, Edwin was the only Chinese-American in the 416th Bomb Group and flew on 55 missions. On September 29, 1944, Edwin and his two other crew members volunteered for a mission over Bitburg, Germany, where their plane was shot down by anti-aircraft fire. Edwin parachuted to safety and was the sole survivor. Edwin eluded capture by German troops for seven days; after which he spent over a year in captivity until the end of WWII. Edwin was awarded two Purple Hearts as he had sustained frost bitten feet and shrapnel wounds from his heroic service. "

Truely, this had been my Dad's 'greatest adventure.'


Nov 11, 2012 - 11:50am PT
Name: Kantuser
Branch of Service: Service Santé
Years of Service: 1975-1976
Where you Basic trained: Nantes
Where you were stationed: Berlin
If in a war where: Berlin (cold war)
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Nov 11, 2012 - 12:00pm PT
Sierra Ledge Rat <br/>
Call sign "Bad Dog"
Sierra Ledge Rat
Call sign "Bad Dog"
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

Branch of Service: US Navy
Years of Service: 9 yrs active duty in combat arms
Where you Basic trained: Pensacola, Florida
Where you were stationed: San Juan Islands, Washington
If in a war where?
Cold war, stationed around the world on aircraft carriers
Gulf War, stationed underground at Cheyenne Mountain in the missle warning center

Home, Sweet, Home
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat


Ice climber
Sacramento, CA
Nov 11, 2012 - 02:17pm PT
Coast Guard
1995-current (three years to go!)
Basic: Cape May, NJ
Charlevoix, MI; Kodiak, AK; Sacramento, CA

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Nov 11, 2012 - 02:29pm PT


Trad climber
Fumbling towards stone
Nov 11, 2012 - 03:13pm PT
Remembering our family's beloved Cousin Bob, who served in WWII on the Vestal (docked next to the Arizona in Pearl Harbor) and later was the commander of a destroyer (whose name escapes me at the time). He was an amazing human being and just passed about a couple of years ago at 93. His ashes are appropriately in the Pacific, just off Manhattan Beach now. Many said that whoever you were, when you engaged with him, he made you feel like the only person in the room. Something I aspire to.

Also much gratitude for my brother in law, also named Bob (lot of Navy guys in our family.. my wife's grandfather also served in WWI and WWII as a judge... he is yet another Robert). He flew sorties from the Ranger in the first Gulf War. He is a sweet guy and is a wonderful uncle with my kids (the classic kind who has a lot of fun with them, gets them all riled up, and is generally silly; they love him). He doesn't really seem to like to talk about his time there. I wonder what is going on inside of him sometimes and pray that all is well.

Very grateful to all veterans.


Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Nov 11, 2012 - 03:19pm PT
4 years USAF Survival Instructor
4 years RSAF Survival Instructor
Fairchild, AFB.

Just came from a veterans parade in Auburn. Saw some great stuff.
One Vietnam vet with 3 purple hearts and 3 bronze stars....WHOA!!!

Social climber
Nov 11, 2012 - 04:19pm PT
US Army
Ft. Polk
Ft. Riley
Enlisted during Viet Nam but the Paris Peace Accord was signed while I was in Basic and the worst I had to do was go to Kansas.

55D20 - EOD Specialist

Big Wall climber
Richmond, CA
Nov 11, 2012 - 05:16pm PT
If I told you, I'd have to kill you.

Mountain climber
San Diego
Nov 11, 2012 - 05:43pm PT
Name: GS
Branch of Service: US ARMY, 11Bravo, Sp4, Expert Dragon Gunner
Years of Service: 82-84, "The Raygun Years"
Where you Basic trained: Fort Benning, GA, (I was at A-4-2, aka "The Hell Hole" near Ranger Country)

Where you were stationed: Ft. Myer,VA, 3rd US Infantry, Co. E Honor Guard. Watch the Hollywood movie "Gardens of Stone" and that's what I did. Helped bury many Vietnam vets in Arlington after the war on casket carrying duty. Very sad and a very moving experience. Forever taught me the tragedy of war.

If in a war where? I'm a peacetime vet. Although we did kick butt on an the island nation Grenada and we did a huge ceremony for those combat vets. Also I escorted family at the Andrews AF Base in Wash. DC, after the Beirut Marine bombing. Personally saw everyone in my Chain of Command from the President on down. That was very cool. I should of had the forethought to tell VP Bush and family not to drive our nation off the cliff. Hindsight is 20/20. Sorry. Mybad.

John M

Nov 11, 2012 - 05:59pm PT
Thinking about you George. Hope you are okay.. Wherever you are.

Thank you for your service!

Trad climber
Sierra Vista
Nov 11, 2012 - 06:05pm PT
Major Steve Blake MBE (Retd)

25 Yrs - Int Corps retired 2004

Trained: Ashford Kent, JSPI RAF Wyton, Navy Yard Washington DC, Fort Lewis, and a lot of other places.........

First Gulf War, Sierra Leone, Kosovo, YADDA YADDA, and a lot of other small places and little wars

Sat out the second GW at Fort Huachuca.


can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Nov 11, 2012 - 06:10pm PT
Pat Nay
U.S. Army, Sgt E5
Fort Ord, California
Kornwestheim (outside Stuttgart) and Garmisch-Partenkirchen Germany
Vietnam ERA vet, I never saw combat or served in a combat zone.

Nov 11, 2012 - 06:39pm PT
Branch of Service: Army
Years of Service: 6
Where you Basic trained: Ft Ord, AIT Ft Holabird (neither of which exist today - Ft Ord is a Campus and holabird is a Mall)
Where you were stationed: Ft Holabird, Taipei, Ft Bragg, Bien Hoa, Ft Shafter
If in a war where? the Nam

I'm ambivalent about my service.

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