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Old 11-11-2010, 02:54 AM   #1
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Veterans Day - November 11

Happy Veterans Day!

We appreciate all that you do and have done. Thanks for keeping us safe and free.


To my Pop.....served 1959-1979 USN

still gett'n it at age 75

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Old 11-11-2010, 03:00 AM   #2
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Happy Veterans Day!

We appreciate all that you do and have done. Thanks for keping us safe and free.


To my Pop.....served 1959-1979 USN


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Old 11-11-2010, 03:34 AM   #3
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Thanks to all those who have served and those who are currently serving
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:42 AM   #4
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Thank you Scotty. We'll have to drink to our Fathers next time we see each other.
My Dad was 17 in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. He decided that day that he was going to serve. The day after graduating from high school, 6 months later, my dad and THOUSANDS of young Americans went down to the recruiter and signed up. A boaty person, my Dad chose the USCG. Very soon after that he was in the Mediterranean supporting the war against the Germans.
He was on a relatively small vessel. A U boat fired a torpedo at my Dad's boat, and the aim was good. At the last moment the torpedo broke the surface and pierced the hull midships above the waterline and did not detonate until it was in the cargo hold. The boat did not go down, but my Father lost many fiends and his youth that day.
He has been gone for 20 years, but I will say Semper Paratus to all in his honor.
You may see me wearing USCG items. I do so to honor all the men and women who have sacrificed so much.
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:23 AM   #5
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We can do that Jack, and thanks for sharing.


Don't forget to hoist thoses flags from sunrise to sunset.
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:26 AM   #6
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OMG.....Lets not forget MOM for raising us while Pop was away.
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:33 AM   #7
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We can do that Jack, and thanks for sharing.


Don't forget to hoist thoses flags from sunrise to sunset.
Mine is up - stays up.


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Old 11-11-2010, 04:48 AM   #8
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:50 AM   #9
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Thank you Scotty. We'll have to drink to our Fathers next time we see each other.
My Dad was 17 in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. He decided that day that he was going to serve. The day after graduating from high school, 6 months later, my dad and THOUSANDS of young Americans went down to the recruiter and signed up. A boaty person, my Dad chose the USCG. Very soon after that he was in the Mediterranean supporting the war against the Germans.
He was on a relatively small vessel. A U boat fired a torpedo at my Dad's boat, and the aim was good. At the last moment the torpedo broke the surface and pierced the hull midships above the waterline and did not detonate until it was in the cargo hold. The boat did not go down, but my Father lost many fiends and his youth that day.
He has been gone for 20 years, but I will say Semper Paratus to all in his honor.
You may see me wearing USCG items. I do so to honor all the men and women who have sacrificed so much.
My uncle was career Coast Guard, and had several boats under his command. The painting below was done in his honor:


Two of his daughters married into the USCG family, both aviators (rescue helicopters). Altho' both performed some heroic rescues, one was honored for one in particular:


He is on the left with his crew:


My dad never served in the active service. He was exempt because he was a research chemist and went to work for a company contracted by the government. His expertise had him developing specialized detonators for artillary shells.

EDIT: I can't leave out my dad's other brother. He was also exempt from active service since he worked at the David Taylor Research Center (Basin) doing hull design research for Navy submarines and ships.

And finally, my grand-dad served in the Spanish American War. His name appeared on a memorial poster dedicated to those from West Virginia who served in that conflict:




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Old 11-11-2010, 05:00 AM   #10
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Thanks Guy.........lets keep it going.

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Old 11-11-2010, 08:04 AM   #11
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My late father, Robert Howell Brooks, who served as a AAA gunner on Okinawa during the Korean War. (You can see where I get my good looks.)

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Old 11-11-2010, 08:20 AM   #12
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My Dad served in the Navy he was in the Koren conflict..Hmm do they call it that anymore
The ships he was on was The Pittsburgh and The Wooster.. I have his service medals...

HB was in the Army... He got a special thank you this morning


Thank You all who served and serving !!!!
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:42 AM   #13
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My Dad served in the Navy he was in the Koren conflict..Hmm do they call it that anymore
The ships he was on was The Pittsburgh and The Wooster.. I have his service medals...

HB was in the Army... He got a special thank you this morning


Thank You all who served and serving !!!!
I certainly hope this happens for more than one holiday out of the year????
















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Old 11-11-2010, 09:49 AM   #14
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:42 AM   #15
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Grandpa's (center) Plane


Grandparents


Pops


Can't find the one of Mom but it is out there.

Thank you to all Vets.
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