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    Default Similarities...My Dad and GHWB

    Had my Dad still been alive, he would have been the same age of GHWB.

    After the attack on Pearl Harbor, 07 Dec 1941, both immediately enlisted into the Navy.

    Dad got banged up while serving on a plywood hulled minesweeper in the South Pacific,
    wounds he carried all of his life: USS Dash AM88. He had a different career path, not
    at all into politics, or the power and prestige that comes with it or wealth. His family owned a
    butcher shop in Cicero, IL during the era of Al Capone...which was the turf of Capone in Chicago.

    Why do I admire GHWB? Best of two CIC's I served under.

    Two persons I consider to be real American Heroes.

    Irony in GHWB's passing. Pearl Harbor Day is tomorrow, forgotten by so many.
    GHWB was buried 06 Dec 2018, a day short of the anniversary of that event.
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    I have lost my mind. If found, please give it a snack and return it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elessar View Post
    Had my Dad still been alive, he would have been the same age of GHWB.

    After the attack on Pearl Harbor, 07 Dec 1941, both immediately enlisted into the Navy.

    Dad got banged up while serving on a plywood hulled minesweeper in the South Pacific,
    wounds he carried all of his life: USS Dash AM88. He had a different career path, not
    at all into politics, or the power and prestige that comes with it or wealth. His family owned a
    butcher shop in Cicero, IL during the era of Al Capone...which was the turf of Capone in Chicago.

    Why do I admire GHWB? Best of two CIC's I served under.

    Two persons I consider to be real American Heroes.

    Irony in GHWB's passing. Pearl Harbor Day is tomorrow, forgotten by so many.
    GHWB was buried 06 Dec 2018, a day short of the anniversary of that event.
    You my friend , have every right to be immensely proud of having such an honorable, brave and wonderful father!
    Sad that in this day and age, far fewer such heroes exist in this nation, IMHO.
    Yes we have some in this day and age, but not as many as existed back then, before the dem party destroyed education system and the honor of being a true patriot --as they have now done, IMHO .-Tyr
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyr-Ziu Saxnot View Post
    You my friend , have every right to be immensely proud of having such an honorable, brave and wonderful father!
    Sad that in this day and age, far fewer such heroes exist in this nation, IMHO.
    Yes we have some in this day and age, but not as many as existed back then, before the dem party destroyed education system and the honor of being a true patriot --as they have now done, IMHO .-Tyr
    Thanks Robert.

    To clarify one thing I saw as an error in my initial post.
    I served under 6 CIC's. 3 I thought were outstanding, GHWB, Reagan, GWB.
    Carter, Clinton, and Obama were weak, the last two especially.
    I have lost my mind. If found, please give it a snack and return it?

    "I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same of others"...John Wayne in "The Shootist"

    A Deplorable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elessar View Post
    Thanks Robert.

    To clarify one thing I saw as an error in my initial post.
    I served under 6 CIC's. 3 I thought were outstanding, GHWB, Reagan, GWB.
    Carter, Clinton, and Obama were weak, the last two especially.
    I like Jimmy Carter but he was a horrible CinC. We were still using gear that probably first got issued to CSM, NamVet and AT.

    I would have retired at 28 before serving under Obama. That was a non-happening event.
    My quota of bullshit cop outs from closed minds is full today, Tomorrow's not looking good for you either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunny View Post
    I like Jimmy Carter but he was a horrible CinC. We were still using gear that probably first got issued to CSM, NamVet and AT.

    I would have retired at 28 before serving under Obama. That was a non-happening event.
    Carter is a good man, but horrible as a CIC. Our budget cuts through his term were
    horrendous.
    I have lost my mind. If found, please give it a snack and return it?

    "I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same of others"...John Wayne in "The Shootist"

    A Deplorable!

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