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    Dallas
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    Miller
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    Baseball card collector, ride motorcycle, collect coins and paper money

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    Stationed at Naha, Okinawa 1967-68. I was in the 41st TAS at Naha. Tech Sargent Robert Lawson was my NCOIC. I was the assistant crew chief on 55-025. The crew chief was Ronald Johnson.Worked on and flew on "A" models entire time.
    One trip to Ubon blind bat. Plane was hit by 37 mm cannon fire. Patched up and flown back to Naha. Spent a lot of time at Cam Rahn Bay TDY. Engine run and taxi qualified. Taxied and ran engines a lot at Cam Rahn. Did high speed taxi checks with instructor pilots. Ran engines and taxied at Naha also.

    Stationed at Pope 1969-70. Worked on E Models while there. Spent a lot of time in England and Germany. Chosen to fly the Air Force Band around Europe once along with two other aircraft. Could not wear military uniforms, had to wear civilian clothes. It seemed real strange.
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    Mechanical Engineer, Quality Control Manager, www.deltascientific.com

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  1. Just an update, I have had a couple of hearing tests and was found to have a lot of high frequency hearing loss. I was approved for hearing aids and have gone for the ear fitting appointment. I will get them in about six weeks. I am having trouble distinguishing speech sounds from TV and people I am talking with. It all seems to run together sometimes. Just as a side note, the VA only wants the very best hearing aids. These are quite costly if I had to pay for them myself. Hope this helps others! Dallas
  2. nascarpop

    AC-130

    Interesting article: https://www.dm.af.mil/Media/Article-View/Article/1940777/ac-130u-spooky-gunship-rolls-into-retirement/fbclid/IwAR10UFtKav9cS9AHUVtfE5XAiRDq69CCjKO47XmnuoIV0FYjmKI0XxO1I3U/
  3. I went to the local VA with my copies of records. They did the filing for me. I just had to sign on the dotted line. I had requested my medical records from the records department and there was a visit to the hospital in CRB. I must have had a cold or something, I don't remember. Just go to your local VA office and they will help you. Make an appointment first! I received a DD215 to attach to my DD214. Good luck.
  4. I just received a letter from Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center at Randolph AFB that my Vietnam service time has been added to my DD-214. I was TDY from Okinawa quite often and It never was reflected in my service records. I was awarded Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze stars, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm. They determined I had 5 months and 10 days in country. It only took two years to get the correction letter after I submitted paperwork through the local VA office. I am just more proof it can be accomplished.
  5. I just received a letter from Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center at Randolph AFB that my Vietnam service time has been added to my DD-214. I was TDY from Okinawa quite often and It never was reflected in my service records. I was awarded Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze stars, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm. They determined I had 5 months and 10 days in country. It only took two years to get the correction letter after I submitted paperwork through the local VA office. I am just more proof it can be accomplished.
  6. nascarpop

    Flag Day

    That is because only 1% of the population serve. Too bad it isn't taught better in schools!
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  8. I don't remember ice tires either. On a side note, this is how we worked, down on your knees and it didn't matter how dirty or dusty it was. No nice clean spaces. And you worked until the aircraft was ready to fly. Sometimes that was a day or two if you had no relief.
  9. As far as I remember the ones I crewed and flew on were pressurized!
  10. The plane I went to Ubon on was painted all black. It was an "A" model, early 55-003 - 55-027, somewhere in that range of numbers. As said only made two flights the time I was with it when it got hit. If I remember correctly the plane left at dusk/dark and returned early early morning. I have photos somewhere of the repair job. I will post them when I come across them. FOUND THEM. Seems the refueling line wasn't drained completely and that is why it caught fire.
  11. I was at Ubon in 1967. The plane flew two missions. It was all black. The second mission it took a 37mm in the right wheelwell. Took about a week to get it flyable and went back to Naha. Never had the opportunity to go again. I was with the 41st TAS. I flew once with the crew and helped with flares.
  12. That's what I'm thinking. I graduated high school in 1964 also, but I was six months ahead because I was born in December. I am 72 now. RIP Bob, this board will miss you!!
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