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    Please permit a dissenting voice. I enlisted into he Army in 1968 to avoid the possibility of being inducted into the Marines.

    From the time I started at Ft Dix, NJ until I was realeased, the operative code was "FTA." Almost ALL of us hated the Army. The higher our educational level, the more we despised the Military. The only "pro-military" people we ran up against were (mostly) REMFS, Lifers and losers who couldn't make it outside in the "real World."

    Now, it appears that all of the guys of that age were eager to join up, that we wanted to preserve your way of life and protect your right to vote. Nothing could be farther from the truth. We hated the War, we hated the Draft and we hated the Old Men who sent us to die for their fantasies. When I see a young person in the Military now, I just feel a sense of sorrow and loss. I respect them but I hope for so much MORE for them after the military.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spidereyes View Post
    Please permit a dissenting voice. I enlisted into he Army in 1968 to avoid the possibility of being inducted into the Marines.

    From the time I started at Ft Dix, NJ until I was realeased, the operative code was "FTA." Almost ALL of us hated the Army. The higher our educational level, the more we despised the Military. The only "pro-military" people we ran up against were (mostly) REMFS, Lifers and losers who couldn't make it outside in the "real World."

    Now, it appears that all of the guys of that age were eager to join up, that we wanted to preserve your way of life and protect your right to vote. Nothing could be farther from the truth. We hated the War, we hated the Draft and we hated the Old Men who sent us to die for their fantasies. When I see a young person in the Military now, I just feel a sense of sorrow and loss. I respect them but I hope for so much MORE for them after the military.
    You are certainly entitled to voice your opinion but I think you miss the mark attributing your views to others. Most others that I know that served in the same era as you had and have a more positive view of their service and its long term positive impact on their lives. I regret that your experiences seem to have left you with an apparently bitter view of military service. As to the young men and women who are currently choosing to serve, despite your claim to respect them, your implication that their service is less than they deserve sends a conflicting message.
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    USNR> USNR-R(TAR)> USN 1959>1987 I witnessed first hand the negative effects of Vietnam on Navy personnel from the late 60's thru President J. Carter. The election of Ronald Reagan revitalized our military and our country. I enjoyed my time in the Navy and worked with many intelligent hard working sailors. The young men and women that I see today are capable, smart, motivated, and deserving of the respect of all Americans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grafikfeat View Post
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    Nice looking ship. I served on the USS Columbus CG-12 from April 73 to decommission in Sep 75.
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    Quote Originally Posted by r11rs94 View Post
    Nice looking ship.
    Isn't that a boat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKBeemer View Post
    Isn't that a boat?
    No I ment ship., see me up on th 0-9 level steering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by r11rs94 View Post
    No I ment ship., see me up on th 0-9 level steering.
    You were on the USS Albany? CG-12?
    Ooops... I meant the Columbus... Albany was CG-10...
    Last edited by grafikfeat; 12-09-2008 at 04:01 PM. Reason: tpyos- Arrgh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by grafikfeat View Post
    You were on the USS Albany? CG-12?
    Ooops... I meant the Columbus... Albany was CG-10...
    The Albany was the CG-10, My father-in-law served aboard her in the late 60's. That covers the 3 CG's
    The thing about traveling is, you never want it to end and you can't wait to get home.
    I answer to Roy, Chief, or Sarg.
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