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Thread: Wow! Time sure flies... almost 50 years have passed since I arrived at Kadena AFB

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    Wow! I'm still here and it has been 50 years now, since I arrived at Da Nang and participated a bit in the Têt Offensive. That's about when we started getting Fake News from the Mainstream media, too: http://www.nationalreview.com/articl...th-anniversary

    Wynn
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    I'm glad you are still with us and thank you for your service sir!
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    Greg
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    And thank you, too, Greg. Semper Fi!

    I know that the # of years is a little low.
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    Frédéric Bastiat’s essay, The Law: http://mises.org/books/thelaw.pdf

    Thomas Jefferson said

    “A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.”
    and

    "Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading".

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    You might enjoy this, Wynn:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnloEX36WCg

    I was USAF 1971-1975, but the closest I got to Nam was Hickam AFB in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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    I didn't see those. We had vests with stuff in the pockets. I brought back a pen flare gun kind of like that one, but mine had a screw-in adapter that you inserted the Gyro-et pen flares into. I lost that adapter and fired my last flare by sticking a shortened nail into the plastic cap over the firing pen. I dropped that like a mortar round into my 20-gauge shotgun barrel that took off the gun and stood on the sidewalk. I dropped the flare nail first down the barrel and it fired perfectly on hitting the concrete.


    USAF Retired '88, NRA Life Member. Wife USAF Retired '96
    Avatar: Wynn re-enlists his wife Desiree, circa 1988 Loring AFB, ME. 42nd BMW, Heavy (SAC) B-52G's
    Frédéric Bastiat’s essay, The Law: http://mises.org/books/thelaw.pdf

    Thomas Jefferson said

    “A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.”
    and

    "Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading".

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    I got to Hickam a few times. In 1981 we diverted there on the way to Guam with a B-52D with the new Digital Bombing Navigation System DBNS with INS. We got a few days vacation. In late 1982 our crew got to take a B-52D to Hickam for an open house/air show display... another "vacation". We drove through the Magnum PI set past the red Ferrari parked on the side of the road with a mass of people on the other side with cameras and equipment! That was one of my favorite shows!
    USAF Retired '88, NRA Life Member. Wife USAF Retired '96
    Avatar: Wynn re-enlists his wife Desiree, circa 1988 Loring AFB, ME. 42nd BMW, Heavy (SAC) B-52G's
    Frédéric Bastiat’s essay, The Law: http://mises.org/books/thelaw.pdf

    Thomas Jefferson said

    “A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.”
    and

    "Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading".

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    Quote Originally Posted by wyntrout View Post
    I got to Hickam a few times. In 1981 we diverted there on the way to Guam with a B-52D with the new Digital Bombing Navigation System DBNS with INS. We got a few days vacation. In late 1982 our crew got to take a B-52D to Hickam for an open house/air show display... another "vacation". We drove through the Magnum PI set past the red Ferrari parked on the side of the road with a mass of people on the other side with cameras and equipment! That was one of my favorite shows!
    That would have been cool to see. I almost made it into a scene of Hawaii 5-0 once, which was being filmed on the road in front of runway 4 at HNL, near the Kam Gate at Hickam.

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