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July 2009 Blog Posts (11)

National health care vs. Veterans health care

As a new member of , let me begin by saying THANKS to all of you for your service, it's an honor to be here. I'm very impressed with this site, and the passion of it's members to help and assist other vets. With that in mind, I will continue my blog. We all know of the continuing controversy in congress and the senate with the proposed health care reform package. Some are for it, others against it, ( for the record, I'm totally against it) , but it seems that no one is posing the… Continue

Added by Anthony Mascari on July 30, 2009 at 3:45pm — 1 Comment

Pirates; The Real Story

This is another E-Mail from someone I know only as FW, read it it's very interesting.H. Polny

Original Message-----


Subject: FW: Hostage Decision Making

FYI.... matches with my sources.

FYI only, can't vouch for validity/accuracy, but the Marine

that sent it often has good USMC/Navy inside details. Best,


Subject: FW: Navy SEALs on Obama Hostage Decision Making

Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 12:04:31… Continue

Added by Harry D. Polny on July 27, 2009 at 7:55pm — 3 Comments

A3s from VAH 6 onboard USS Forrestal 1965

Ask Phil Tucker why the tail letters are painted like they are.

Added by Harry D. Polny on July 27, 2009 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Slap me in the face and then offer me a beer!!????

After insulting all the men and women in law enforcement Obama trys to "smooth" things over with a six-pack! If I were that sargent I would do two things:
one: demand a "straight apology"
two: refuse to go unless I was at least offered Chateau LaFitte 1970, caviar over truffels and duck eggs.

Added by Harry D. Polny on July 26, 2009 at 1:18pm — 11 Comments


Anyone served in HS-9 from 1976 to 1979 send me a PM. Looking to get in touch and catch up.

Added by John C Morris on July 21, 2009 at 7:45am — No Comments

Memories of RTC Orlando...Company 3013

One event I will never forget during bootcamp happened around Thanksgiving. It was rainy and our company was leaving the mess hall. We were marching back to the barracks when we encountered a large puddle in our path. We weren't sure what to still thinking like civilians I suppose...we split up and went around the puddle. Do I need to tell you we got our tails chewed out and then spent the next half an hour marching through the puddle?! That still makes me chuckle 37 years later!!!

Added by Felice Vigil on July 14, 2009 at 8:21am — No Comments


I think we all remember cumshaw, you know you give something to get something. In civilian life it;s called grand larceny. I recall when I was aboard the Seirra and running the photo lab I had been using my own 35mm camera to take photos and it was taking a beating. When i tried to order a 35mm camera through supply I was informed I was not allowed one. Soooo...... I had to make an end run around the red tape.

Here's what I had to do: First I located a "stash" of Nikon cameras at the… Continue

Added by Harry D. Polny on July 12, 2009 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Hindsight is 20/20

I too am proud to be a Navy Veteran. I got out of high school in 1972 and had no idea what I was going to I joined the Navy. My dad had been in the Navy during WW II, so it wasn't hard to decide which branch of the service to join.

I was in the 13th company (3013) to pass through RTC Orlando for the WAVES. I got my orders to VT-31 as everyone was boarding the buses for the airport after graduation! So when I arrived at my squadron they had no idea I was coming.

I… Continue

Added by Felice Vigil on July 11, 2009 at 4:58pm — 1 Comment

Greeting all my old shipmates

Just want to say hello to everyone, I have been off the computer for awhile so I.m back. drop me a line anyone and we will talk,


Added by tommy allen on July 6, 2009 at 7:08pm — No Comments

The sign of the times?

Here it is, a day after the birth of our country. Turn the TV on and what do you see? Stories about the different festivities that happened throughout the country? A story about a vet, telling his/her story about how much the 4th of July means to them? A story from the good ole heartland, where a family "really" feels grateful to be Americans and how they ALWAYS celebrate the holiday with their flag flying, etc? If........IF you're lucky, you did see a few stories like I mentioned. That's… Continue

Added by Rick "Dutch" Wegman on July 5, 2009 at 10:27pm — 5 Comments

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