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Offline douglas george

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Re: It seems that a lot of us
« Reply #45 on: January 24, 2009, 03:18:22 PM »
My father was on the Officers staff for General Clark in the Fifth Army in WWII.  He was issued a Harley Davison's  model 45 motorcycle, and would deliver orders to field commands.  He was with the Italian Partisans for six months before that. My father's great Uncle Stephen was the commander of the Kings Guards to Frans Joesph, and was a second cousin to Nicholas Romanov.  After 1905 most of my fathers faamily came to the US from Russia.  On my mom's side my uncle Tommy had 7 ships sunk under him in the NAVY in WWII.  My Grandfather Tom O'Brian was an ordnance sargent in WWI, and was gassed by the germans, he supplied the machine guns with ammo.  My Mom's great great uncle O'Brian was the second engineer on the CSS Alabama during the Civil War.  I was in Air Force ROTC Missle Command in collage.  I worked for the Dept of the ARMY as a light weapons instructor for ARMY ROTC at UVA, and as a NAVY ROTC rifle instructor, also at UVA.  At McCormick Obseervatory, UVA,  I worked on a Dept of Defence Nuclear Missle targeting project (Astrometry) and did the targeting calculations for ICBM's 1982-86.  Two of my best friends today are formar Army Snipers both were in viet Viet Nam, and Laos, and they were MAC SOG.  Both shoot today, but one is disabled from a UH-1 crash in Nam. (Pat Saunders ARMY ret.)  I have a lot of respect for the US fighting men.  History should be remembered.  The country must remain strong.  The world is not a very nice place.  Thank God for:  The US Marines, The US Army, The US Navy, the USAF (I teach today at McConnel AFB) and the US Coast Guard...God Bless The U.S.A.!!!
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Re: It seems that a lot of us
« Reply #46 on: January 25, 2009, 07:42:41 AM »
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Re: It seems that a lot of us
« Reply #47 on: January 25, 2009, 08:16:32 AM »
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RE: It seems that a lot of us
« Reply #48 on: January 25, 2009, 12:50:39 PM »
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My official job description was "Cryptologic Technician Maintenance".  I worked on the equipment used to transmit secret data around the navy, and on equipment that was classified secret.  Wouldn't trade that time of my life for anything!

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RE: It seems that a lot of us
« Reply #49 on: January 25, 2009, 04:11:55 PM »


Hey Henry...I'll be darned....I used to work side by side with the "Cryptos". I was an ET (Electronics Tech)in the Radar Room and the Radio Room. We used to crack up when the Crypto Tech would bring out his rubber mallet. He'd be over there tappin on stuff with his mallet, and we'd be over in the Recievers with the book cracked, drawer popped open, and the oscope playin. Went on a few hard rides in the Sea of Japan...I aint never goin back...there aint no amount of money. I thought for sure that we were all gonna die.



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RE: It seems that a lot of us
« Reply #50 on: January 25, 2009, 10:23:27 PM »
Dave,

I didn't have a rubber mallet, but I know all about getting that book out and 'shooting those R-390s!!  

I worked on the Outboard equipment.  Part of that system was the TactinTel system, which was almost identical to the satcomm system in the Radio Shack.  Spent many long nights in there side-by-side with the ETs!  Worked with the EWs quite a bit also.




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Re: It seems that a lot of us
« Reply #51 on: January 26, 2009, 12:28:59 AM »
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Re: It seems that a lot of us
« Reply #52 on: January 26, 2009, 08:40:53 AM »
I don’t think my service would be taken into account here.
Radio - Radar Operator (by training) in the Soviet Army. In reality just cannon meat (1983-85 Afghanistan).

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RE: It seems that a lot of us
« Reply #53 on: January 26, 2009, 09:03:48 AM »
does livin 18 years with a gunny count,if so I'm in :emoticon:
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RE: It seems that a lot of us
« Reply #54 on: January 26, 2009, 12:40:32 PM »
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Re: It seems that a lot of us
« Reply #55 on: January 27, 2009, 02:44:04 AM »
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Re: It seems that a lot of us
« Reply #56 on: January 27, 2009, 03:47:43 AM »
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