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February 2013 Blog Posts (5)

mess cooking 1950

Spaghetti Benders

By Jack Dillon V2 div. 1949 -52

Mess cooking under OP Ryan, mess deck M.A. as any Coral Sea sailor will tell, was a unique experience. He was a legend aboard the ship in those days. Ryan always had an ace up his sleeve to keep ahead of the men temporarily and begrudgingly assigned to his I was one, and during my 3 months of T.A.D. had the memorable experience of all possible duties that this detail can assign. From dumping chow on passing mess trays,…


Added by John F. Dillon on February 25, 2013 at 10:24pm — No Comments

Service related Leakemia

Hello!   I was recently diagnosed with AML - Acute Myeloid Leaukemia and I'm wondering if anyone else out there has experience getting service related benefits for this? Thanks for any info!

Added by Larry Ballard on February 25, 2013 at 5:45pm — 1 Comment

The Greatest Man I Know

I've never met another person in my entire life that has had as much integrity as my father. In his life, he was wronged by many people that he helped out - and never held a grudge. He never lied. He never cheated. He never tried to short anyone for his own gain.

My father found a relationship with God after he lost everything - and has gone to Church every Sunday for…


Added by Douglas Karr on February 24, 2013 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

VA Home Loans

Not too long ago we applied for a VA home loan pre-qualification with a company that has advertised on this site.  After several phone conversations and e-mails back and forth I was told that because of a significant hit on my credit rating I was not eligible for a VA loan.  The company 'Veterans United Home Loan" would not work with me to overcome or fix or whatever the right word is.

I took this as an insult (my wife say I take too many things personally).  After a…


Added by Rick Gamber on February 18, 2013 at 9:36am — 1 Comment

Asking for any Information

  Hello to all

     I was stationed aboard the USS America CVA-66 from Dec. 1970 till Sept.1972 G-1 Division. I left the ship on our mail plane (COD) while at Yankee Station in the Tonkin Gulf and landed in DaNang, Air Base in transient to San Francisco for separation.  What I would like to find out has anyone else during their Vietnam duty left their ship while on station and went to Vietnam? and if so how did you show or prove to VA that it happen that way. My problem is my DD214 says…


Added by Wesley A. Sayre (Zeek) on February 2, 2013 at 3:54pm — No Comments

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