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Open invitation to all who lived through or served during the cold war and can remember a world before computers.

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Comment by James F. Burgos on January 13, 2011 at 10:14am
Oh Crap !  I just found out that I have Cancer of the esophagus.  I have an appointment with an Oncologist this morning.  Boys, I ask you for your prayers.  At 63, I am too young for Fiddlers Green. ( to damned ornery too ).  I will keep the Troops posted.  Toujous Pret
Comment by Dave Gettman on January 13, 2011 at 9:07am
That's what we're all about, Alan.
Comment by Alan J. Lorincz (AJ) on January 12, 2011 at 11:09pm
Also, the pics are great and it puts the whole story together.  Which I would have taken more pics like Frank Moseley and others.  Thank you for your time and sharing.
Comment by Alan J. Lorincz (AJ) on January 12, 2011 at 11:05pm
We all shared a special time in are lives but did not know it at the time.  Now older and wiser and can think about are experiences.  Served are country,learned new things, tested are skills.  In a form also survied  and supported each other and completed the mission as best we could.  We are just a better person for it!  Thank you for this group and also for serving!
Comment by James F. Burgos on January 12, 2011 at 2:05pm
OOOPS.  make that " situational awareness ".
Comment by James F. Burgos on January 12, 2011 at 2:04pm
Joseph, in my job it is always EASY to spot Prior Service people.  They have an erect, alert bearing and they look you in the eye when speaking to you.  " Situational Alertness "  is always evident, especially among Prior Service people who have had one or more Deployments.  I find it refreshing.
Comment by Joseph P Weber on January 12, 2011 at 1:23pm
I was a recruiter in Lincoln, Nebraska from 1996 - 1999. You are correct on that one James. When we went to University of Nebraska to eat in the student union we always got a table. All we had to do was approach with our trays and all the college kids grab their crap and run for it. Apparently afraid that someone in uniform might actually talk to them.
Comment by Harry Warner on January 12, 2011 at 1:06pm
Enlisting was one of the better things I have done.  Once in awhile I'm sorry I didn't stay in, but considering  the time period (mid 60's)  I'm not sure where I'd be now.  Medics were targets, what with those big red crosses. 
Comment by James F. Burgos on January 12, 2011 at 11:40am
Yeah Alan, I agree about good training.  I have a part time job ( to keep my sanity, or what remains of it )  driving Military Recruits from Tucson to Phoenix for testing. I tell them that after they finish Basic or Boot Camp their attitude will change. They will begin to feel that there is nothing that they cannot do and if they want to better their position in Life, they will be ready to work their asses off for it.  Maybe, as a Veteran, I am prejudiced but I think that those who do not serve are SECOND STRINGERS.  You can see it in their demeanor and the little pukes won't even look you in the eye when you talk to them.  They look down at their feet and just mumble their replies.  Yep, SECOND STRINGERS. 
Comment by Alan J. Lorincz (AJ) on January 12, 2011 at 1:07am
Jim, what we all when thru was good training for the civilian world.  The waking up at unusual hours.  Having things needed at the bedside for any occasion.  Skip the fourteen because you don't need it now.  Ya, the land of the big PX. What a site endue.  I know when I came home from Nam, missed my security blanket(weapon) greatly.  Also could not be with crowds of people.  In time it wore off.  But still good training!!!!
 

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