Douglas James Riley and Lee Damicone are now friends
Mar 14
Douglas James Riley replied to William (Bill) Karr ETC(SS)'s discussion Veterans can render salute to the flag
"We all have a duty to God and Country. Obama and 75% of our elected officials are violating their oath and duty and this are nothing better than criminals and traitors.
You are right, till the apathetic elect good politicians, we will not turn the…"
Aug 21, 2019
James Franklin Benson replied to Douglas James Riley's discussion Tragedy at Travis
"Those old Steermans could cuise at about 80 mph,having a LOT of drag,what with the fixed landing gear along for the ride.I piloted a 1975 Cessna/172 at Kitty Hawk,NC,flew south at the Outer Banks over the Bodie Island Light House,and it was a…"
Aug 21, 2019
James Franklin Benson replied to Douglas James Riley's discussion China submarine
"It's all GREEK to me."
Aug 21, 2019
Douglas James Riley left a comment on Chief of Naval Reserve
"RADM Lyon was the deputy for VADM Charbonnet when I was there. He wasn't a line officer, I think he was supply and logistics.
I remember hearing about them bringing the new boat down the inter-coastal waterway (from NC I think).  Prior to that they…"
Aug 21, 2019
Douglas James Riley replied to James A Fick Jr's discussion Rank Question
"a more formal address, if space permits:

Petty Officer Third Class xxxx xxx  USN
or
Hospital Corpsman Third Class xxxx xxx USN

I would use the Hospital Corpsman title if she was particularly proud of her rating.  Most are, but HMs who worked with…"
Aug 21, 2019
Douglas James Riley commented on Thomas Peavy's photo
"in early 70s we didn't have the button up coat.  Dress blues and whites were crackerjack style, undress whites had a white button up shirt, but no jacket. all worn with Dixie cap.
Dungarees and chambray  shirt was the working uniform with either…"
Aug 21, 2019
Douglas James Riley commented on Thomas Peavy's photo
"undress whites"
Aug 21, 2019
Douglas James Riley replied to Edward Antone Madsen's discussion Proper protocol for wearing pea coat after discharge
"Your respect is the sign of a true veteran.
Thanks for your service!
You could just remove the crow and then wear the Pea coat."
Aug 21, 2019
Douglas James Riley replied to Edward Antone Madsen's discussion Proper protocol for wearing pea coat after discharge
"Since the Pea coat is part of a "uniform", it appears that it would only be considered proper at special occasions by retirees.  From the text below, I think wear by a veteran is not sanctioned at all.

Retired personnel may wear uniforms at…"
Aug 21, 2019
Douglas James Riley commented on Roger Hutchings's blog post Supreme Court Ruling
"Its the same as flag burning. Our PC/liberal politicians are destroying the very fabric of this nation."
Aug 21, 2019
Douglas James Riley commented on Roger Hutchings's blog post Supreme Court Ruling
"Its the same as flag burning. Our PC/liberal (and RINOs) politicians are destroying the very fabric of this nation."
Aug 21, 2019
Douglas James Riley replied to Michael G. Smith's discussion Any ideas where to get navy flight jacket for my older brother
"My pilot store . Com
G-1 goatskin. 425.00
100% Military Spec goatskin, made in the USA"
Aug 21, 2019
Douglas James Riley left a comment on Wisconsin Navy Veterans
"ACU-1 vet (70-78), just moved to Sparta area this month."
Aug 21, 2019
Douglas James Riley left a comment on Chief of Naval Reserve
"Bruce, I didn't move from New Orleans area till 1990, so it might have been mid to late 80s that I saw the single screw barge.
We used to tease the flag LT unmercifully too! Must have been a Navy tradition. Ha
Did Adm. Palmer take over in 78 when…"
Aug 21, 2019
Douglas James Riley replied to Ronald C. Brabbin's discussion World war 2 USA production
"Lack of effective leadership.
It's the me, me, me generation of citizens and worse, the politicians."
Aug 21, 2019
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