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Old 11-10-2009, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Don't put words in my mouth, FB

I specifically said --" combat tours"--in the Navy are a lot different than --" combat tours"-- in the Army or Marines.

I said it and I stand by it !

( why did so many guys enlist in the Air Force or Navy to escape the draft into the Army or Marines during Vietnam )
How many months would your 18 "Combat tours" put you deployed in a Combat Zone?
My 2nd tour in Vietnam was 20 months.
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Old 11-10-2009, 06:09 PM
 
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It's not from the perspective of an older person but with a younger person trying to find friends with similar interests in a cluster of older people their parents' age. I retired at 55 and saw the difference right away. There are some very intelligent active seniors where I live, 65 - 85. As long as we're doing the thing that brought us together, it's fine, but in casual conversation we're on different planets. I just couldn't imagine what it would be like for a 45 year old.
Nothing wrong with 45 hanging out with a 25 year old.
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Old 11-10-2009, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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How many months would your 18 "Combat tours" put you deployed in a Combat Zone?
My 2nd tour in Vietnam was 20 months.
My 17 'patrols' were each between 95 and 105 days each. My 'deployment' was 36 months.
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Old 11-11-2009, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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So how many Overseas or Combat Bars is that on your sleeve
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Old 11-11-2009, 07:35 AM
 
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Nothing wrong with 45 hanging out with a 25 year old.

25 year olds might disagree with you
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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So how many Overseas or Combat Bars is that on your sleeve
I wear silver dolphins;
a silver patrol pin w/3 silver stars and 1 bronze star
[the pin denotes one patrol, each silver denotes 5 and each bronze denotes 1];
National Defense Service Medal;
Kosovo Campaign medal;
Good Conduct Medal w/3 bronze stars;
Sea Service Deployment Ribbon w/3 silver stars and 4 bronze stars;
Overseas Service Ribbon w/1 silver star;
Expert Rifleman Medal;
and Expert Pistol Medal.

On my sleeve I wear 5 gold service stripes [one for every 4 years of service]
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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I wear silver dolphins;
a silver patrol pin w/3 silver stars and 1 bronze star
[the pin denotes one patrol, each silver denotes 5 and each bronze denotes 1];
National Defense Service Medal;
Kosovo Campaign medal;
Good Conduct Medal w/3 bronze stars;
Sea Service Deployment Ribbon w/3 silver stars and 4 bronze stars;
Overseas Service Ribbon w/1 silver star;
Expert Rifleman Medal;
and Expert Pistol Medal.

On my sleeve I wear 5 gold service stripes [one for every 4 years of service]
I guess the Navy has no equivalent of the Overseas Bars worn on the right sleeve which indicate six months in a Combat Zone

http://www.752ndtank.com/images/OverseasStripes.jpg (broken link)
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:21 AM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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forest beekeeper and boompa -

Haven't you done a good enough job of hijacking the thread yet?
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:32 AM
 
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The writer Pete Hamill, a very handsome successful writer, when in his 60s stated that he was no longer going to date the hot young things he could have on his arm "because I was tired of explaining who the Brooklyn Dodgers were."
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:26 PM
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forest beekeeper and boompa -

Haven't you done a good enough job of hijacking the thread yet?
Agreed, but I'm ignoring it today in honor of everyone who served, "decorated" or not.
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