- Jan 12, 2006
- Dodge City KS
Thank you for your service.Been retired long time at 82 all my buddies are gone just buried the last nam. vet Sunday.He was 76 like the old saying goes "life is like a vapor,here one minute and gone the next" 000RAH --SEMPERFI
In boot camp 4:30 am was chow call,cannot shake it to this day.Hey wait a minute! I thought when you retire you didn't have to get up at 4:30 am. Great isn't it.
I've had to make many changes to my lifestyle but we, the wife & I, are finally getting settled into a rhythm. I might actually be able to buy myself a Les Paul guitar again. Although, what I'm playing here is a 1975 Electra 2264 White Zephyr. I bought brand new in 1975. Almost 50 years old and sweet as can be. A bit rare as well. If you Google 1975 2264 Electra you'll find two. One of them is this guitar. Not sure who has the other. Note the top (headstock) is what they call "Les Paul lawsuit" open book style. Only on the 1974-1975 then Gibson files a lawsuit making it illegal to copy the headstock.Retirement? I can't afford it.
"I want to be an Airborne Ranger" sort of the same here, I was finishing up AIT in Ft Ord Ca, and was told no one here would be going to Nam.Thank you for your service.
I joined 82nd Airborne to go to Vietnam. Went through the accelerated 6 weeks, instead of 8 weeks, basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, jump school at Fort Benning, and on my way to Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Bragg, they started to bring people home. Sounds like it was a good thing I missed going.
Yep ,so it was in 1960Oh Lord! My 4:30 chow call was back in 1968. But I finally got over that.
San jose philippines 50 miles from Nam.also made Subic bay.Where was that James?
Now for sure I am up by 5 amIn boot camp 4:30 am was chow call,cannot shake it to this day.