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  1. ccheese

    ccheese Member In Perpetuity
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    Guess I should have done this from the git-go...... introduce myself, I mean.
    OK... I'm 73, I retired from the U.S. Navy in 1971. When I left boot camp
    I was an Airman Apprectice going to radio school. I was an Aviation Radio-
    man (AL) until they killed the rate, then I went to Radioman (RM). I've
    flown in a lot of aircraft that people only read about (B-17, PB4Y-2, B-26,
    B-25, AD-4Q B-36 (yeah ! ) and some others.). I've served in Korea
    and did eleven months in "Nam" attached to a Korean Marine outfit.

    I'm a WW-II nut and read whatever I can get my hands on.
    My sign-on is ccheese, but you may call me....... Charles

    This looks like a great site..... my compliments to those in charge.
     
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    Welcome to the forum and greetings from Poland.:)
     
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    Hello there and welcome to the forum, Charles! :)
     
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    Welcome to the site Charles.
     
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    Morning Chas from limey land
     
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    Welcome from another Aussie....G'Day Mate!
     
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    Hello from someone else on the Right Coast!
     
  11. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    Glad your here Charles
     
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    Welcome Charles from a Marine
     
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    Welcome enjoy the site: From a retired AECS.:) Now let me help you feel really old, I went to Boot Camp at RTC Great Lakes 6/30/1969 and I retired with 23 years.
     
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    You navy guys are crazy with all your rates. How in heck do you remember all those different rates? Man...
     
  16. ccheese

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    Dougrd: C'mon chief.... In was in GLakes August 1951 !! I retired in '71.
    Hey.... I am Old !!

    mkloby: Talk about rates..... Doudrg is a (retired) Senior Aviation Electricians
    Mate Chief. Unless they changed something since I got out. I've been told
    the new Radioman (RM) do not have to learn morse code !!! How times have
    changed...

    Charles






    Welcome enjoy the site: From a retired AECS. Now let me help you feel really old, I went to Boot Camp at RTC Great Lakes 6/30/1969 and I retired with 23 years.
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    mkloby: Some of my best friends were Marines. I even shared a foxhole
    with a ROK Marine (Actually an Army guy, but they called themselves
    Marines). I use to love the guy with the BAR !!

    Charles
     
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    Patience mk, lots and lots of patience. Actually you usually become familiar with the rates you work with first and then kind of branch out from there. If you go aboard ship then you're exposed to more rates and it all builds from there. But the most important thing to remember is there is a hierarchy of rates. The highest group is called "Airdales" then you have the shipboard types called "Blackshoes" then there's everyone else like the Seabees and Corpmen, disbursing clerks etc...:lol:
     
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    You're not old shipmate, you're ancient!! I was born in May,1950!!!!:lol: :lol:
     
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    Hey ccheese, I see you live in VAB. Where abouts?( in general terms) I used to live just off Independence Blvd near the Chimney Hill shopping center.
     
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