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

Members: 252
Latest Activity: 10 hours ago

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A little Simon and Garfunkel. OK, a lot, complete with the crackle and pop of vintage vinyl.

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Started by Dave Gettman. Last reply by Dave Gettman Mar 1.

Troop Ships 43 Replies

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Comment by Shannon Ryan 10 hours ago
Rain and wind up here in Lake Tahoe and Truckee. You can feel Autumn in the Air. They were calling for a light dusting of snow above 7000 feet and I am at 6500' hoping to finish up on Friday and get back home. No chains for the company 10 wheeler and backhoe trailer.
Comment by Harry Warner 18 hours ago
Wayne, the last couple days we had some on-and-off rain and wind but nothing serious. Summer's humidity is still hanging on. Sure would be nice to get some weather from the north. Jo and I are doing well. Our best to you and Vi.
Comment by Wayne Dixon 20 hours ago

Greetings to all of our fellow troopers and their families, we send the best from our family to all. Hope all having good weather, we are having a run of extra warm weather, it is in the mid 90's here this week, in my area of Texas. sure going to have a high bill, with air-conditioner running full all the time.

Comment by Wayne Dixon 20 hours ago

HARRY, that storm coming up the east, is it going to cause you any bad weather, we sure are having our share of bad weather here this year.  All over the world.  I don't think we have had all of this in a long time. Sure don't need any more, that is for sure.  Hope you had a good birthday, tell Jo that we send our best.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig 23 hours ago

Good fishing yesterday 12 fish, mostly Bass, enjoying the cooler weather !

Comment by Thomas G. Carlson yesterday

I know what you mean Joe.

Comment by Dave Gettman yesterday

You folks ready to get your minds blown? Check this out....the oldest person buried at Arlington National Cemetery at 103 years old, Sgt. Jeff King, served in Troop L, 2d Cavalry.....and he was a Navajo Indian!!!

Here is his enlistment record....KING, Jeff [Indian name illegible]; enlisted: May 3, 1891, Fort Wingate, New Mexico, by Lieut. Hoppin; born: Navajo Reservation, New Mexico; age: 23 yrs; occupation: herder; black eyes, black hair, copper complexion, 5’8”; Company L, 2d Cavalry; discharged: August 2, 1894, Fort Wingate, New Mexico, General Order 80, Adjutant General’s Office, 1890; rank: sergeant; character: excellent.

Comment by Joe Sellner yesterday
I am taking Lisinoprilm also ! Now the big thing is they want to get everyone on Statin for fat in the blood. They put me on it and I ended up in the ER and proceeded to have a $5000. Check up on my heart. Thought it was the big one. Heart is fine they said. Nurse told me some people systems cannot handle the Statin. If what you have does not kill you . The cure will!
Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn on Monday
Anyone into Ken Burn's new 18 hour documentary Viet-Nam ? First hour & half last night, also showing tonight.
My wife's next door neighbor Dewight Birdwell will be part of this film before it is over. Birdwell was buddies with her brothers and was in and out of their home before he was drafted into the military.
Birdwell is the highest decorated person from our area in the Viet-Nam war. DSC, Silver Star and more than one Bronse Stars.
After his service Birdwell went to school and become a lawyer. He practice's Real Estate Law and resides in Oklahoma city.
Birdwell is a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.

He did okay for a rural boy from the hills whose father had a old rig who drilled water wells. That old rig didn't really drill, it punch them.
Comment by Sigmund Fertig on Monday

Good morning to all the troopers out there, hope your week is blessed !

 

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