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To honor all that are serving, and have served our country.

Paul Rohrs
Paul Rohrs Member Posts: 357
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Regards,

PR

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  • Firedragon_4
    Firedragon_4 Member Posts: 1,436
    Peace is our profession,

    United States Air Force, Strategic Air Command, and it worked. There's not a B-52 on alert status anywhere in the world today, FACT!
  • imatellerslie
    imatellerslie Member Posts: 111
    We still have 14

    SSBN's that hide in the depths with the firepower to keep our foes shivering with fear. 560 feet long, 18000 TON submarines, each with hundreds of times the firepower of the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

    Now you want to see a boiler room?! They have amazing boiler rooms. :-)
  • jackchips_2
    jackchips_2 Member Posts: 1,338
    Two sides

    to every story. Thanks, IMat.
  • George_10
    George_10 Member Posts: 580
    In what seems

    now to be another lifetime, I flew Buffs out of Homestead AFB in the early 60s. I flew during the Cuban crisis and was on alert the day President Kennedy was killed.

    Boy am I getting old.
  • Mad Dog
    Mad Dog Member Posts: 2,595
    God Bless you all

    Saw a lovely black Gent while at my insurance office. He had on A "Combat Veteran" cap on. I took him for Vietnam Era, but asked him anyway. He said, yeah, 69-70, what year were you in? I said, damn, I look that old! We both laughed and I told him how grateful My family and I are for guys like you. He said, "awwwwww it was an honor." I think we both walked away with a chill down our spine. Mad Dog

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  • PJO_5
    PJO_5 Member Posts: 199
    I had a similar encounter, MD

    I was in the Poconos on vacation, and was waiting for management to come out of the store. An elderly gent (about 80 years old I guessed) was walking out of the store, and he had a cap on from one of the destroyers in WWII.

    My daughter commented on how he had a really bad limp in his walk. He got to his car that was next to ours, and I said "thank you"...to which he looked puzzled. I then said "thank you for your service to our country" to which he said "it needed to be done".

    When he drove away his license plate was a custom Purple Heart Recipient. I told my kids that he most likely has had that limp for at least 59 years.

    That's the closest I came to shaking hands with a recipient...and didn't know it until it was too late.

    George, I served in the AF at a SAC base...Loring AFB, Maine. Slightly colder than Homestead :-)

    God Bless the Troops. PJO
  • My son....

    > I was in the Poconos on vacation, and was waiting

    > for management to come out of the store. An

    > elderly gent (about 80 years old I guessed) was

    > walking out of the store, and he had a cap on

    > from one of the destroyers in WWII.

    >

    > My

    > daughter commented on how he had a really bad

    > limp in his walk. He got to his car that was

    > next to ours, and I said "thank you"...to which

    > he looked puzzled. I then said "thank you for

    > your service to our country" to which he said "it

    > needed to be done".

    >

    > When he drove away his

    > license plate was a custom Purple Heart

    > Recipient. I told my kids that he most likely

    > has had that limp for at least 59

    > years.

    >

    > That's the closest I came to shaking

    > hands with a recipient...and didn't know it until

    > it was too late.

    >

    > George, I served in the AF at

    > a SAC base...Loring AFB, Maine. Slightly colder

    > than Homestead :-)

    >

    > God Bless the Troops. PJO



  • My son....

    Seth was born at Pease SAC Air Force Base, in NH.

    While my wife was there, getting used to the hospitality, they had a basewide drill.

    Woke her up....and THEN some.

    Noel
  • George_10
    George_10 Member Posts: 580
    Another big difference

    between Homestead AFB and Loring AFB was its proximity to Cuba. During the Cuban crisis we had to fly our B-52s and KC135 up to Michigan so the base could be taken over by the Army and 3 or 4 fighter squadrons. I left my wife and two week old daughter there. It was a very odd mental state to fly away from danger and leave your family behind.

    It is only now some 40 years later that we find out how close a call that really was. I remembered at the time thinking about the sub commander in the book On The Beach,
    which later became a very good Gregory Peck movie. My AC at the time was the other fellow that I personally knew who had the Silver Star. He got his in Korea.

    I never got shot at, but we did have some very tense psychological situations during that time. And then later when Kennedy was killed.

    Ah yes and then there was Dr. Strangelove, the movie where another Lt. and I made complete fools out of ourselves laughing at the movie and the other people in attendence did not get our reason for laughing so loud.
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