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December 2008 Blog Posts (8)


As some of you might already know, there is an ongoing effort by volunteer members of the Amphibious Forces Memorial Museum (AFMM) to restore the LCI 713 at her home in the Janzten Beach area of Portland, Oregon.

In recent months 20mm machine guns were acquired, rebuilt and refitted to the 713s gun mounts.

And just a few short weeks ago a generous donor gave the AFMM 2 12-cylinder detroit diesel engines that will allow the 713 to make way under her own power once they are… Continue

Added by Richard Levine on December 24, 2008 at 1:12pm — No Comments

What is the weather like where you live?

I've got to tell you,we don't know if we should plan to go out and get a tan or just go skiing? Just a few days ago,it was 80-85 degrees and then yesterday and today,we are below freezing and snowing. In fact,we broke records and even made some new ones.Today,we broke the record for the most rain in a 12 hour period and Las Vegas started a new record of getting over six inches of snow when they have never had snow before. They have gotten snow flirries in North Vegas before but nothing that… Continue

Added by Todd Wilson on December 18, 2008 at 4:15am — 43 Comments

Happy Holidays

With the clock ticking away, we never seem to have enough time to get all things done. The holidays seem to bring this out moreso than any other time of the year.

We run to and fro, going to the malls, buying presents. Then off to the grocery store, buying all the goodies for dinners. Then off to the hardware store for needed things to use to decorate the house. OMG, where is that damn extension cord? Those lights worked fine last year!!! What size of turkey and ham do we REALLY… Continue

Added by Rick "Dutch" Wegman on December 14, 2008 at 11:23am — 10 Comments

New Assault Craft Veterans and Idaho Veterans Command

Greetings to All!

I added a new command for Assault Craft Veterans, you can use the link to the website lcusailors. This is a group that I am in the process of joining. They are going to have a reunion in San Diego in May (21-24) in 2009. If anyone wants to join, you can find the information on the website. Also, I added a new command for Idaho Navy Vets. This had not been approved yet. If it is approved, I invite anyone that lived in Idaho or is an Idaho resident to join. I hope to get a… Continue

Added by Kelley Boyd on December 11, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Glad to be here and proud to be a Navy Vet

I have had quite a year, I just received my first retirement check from the Navy. Being a reservist for nearly 18 years and serving on active duty in Vietnam and later in the Philippines has really been an honor for me. My first years were on an LCU in Assault Craft Unit 1, but my last 15 years were as a Seabee in NMCB-18. I retired as an EO1 in 2000. Of course you have to wait until you are 60 to get the retirement. I didn't have a lot of points and only 2 and 1/2 years on active duty, but it… Continue

Added by Kelley Boyd on December 10, 2008 at 11:46am — 4 Comments

Breaking News

I wanted to start a new thread for breaking news. It doesn't need to be just Navy or Marines but anything military would be fine. It could be in your state,your city or even in your own backyard. Just give us something to read about when we come and visit.

Added by Todd Wilson on December 8, 2008 at 4:43pm — 18 Comments


Let us not forget what tomorrow is; December 7, 2008 "a day that will live in infamy"! I know we never will.

I always wanted to visit Pearl Harbor and pay my respects. My father was a First Class Petty Officer who served in the Navy during WWII. He had a friend, who had a friend, who was on board the Arizona when it sank. He is still there, entombed with the other Sailors.

See ya.


Added by Clayton Kaminska on December 6, 2008 at 11:55am — 5 Comments


Hi fellas, it sure is good to hear from former Buckeyes! Thanks for welcoming me aboard


It’s times like this, when you can correspond with new and former shipmates, that really

makes you proud to be a Navy Veteran and an American Citizen.

I hope this will be a long and lasting relationship between all of us, who have served our

country honorably, and to those who are “now giving all they have” to keep America a free


Thanks… Continue

Added by Clayton Kaminska on December 6, 2008 at 11:02am — 1 Comment

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