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  1. For Sale. Used WWII bomber, Low Hours, Some water damage. "Skunkie", a B-25C Mitchell bomber that ditched in Lake Greenwood in SC on June 6, 1944 (D-Day) and recovered in 1983 is for sale. Any takers?
  2. When we were doing low level airdrops, we were required to wear one of the chutes. We were told that it probably wouldn't open before hitting the ground. Is this true, and has anyone ever bailed out of a Herk during an emergency? Pat Wylie
  3. Good job Casey. Let us know if we can help in any way. Pat
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    Chow Halls

    Don't you remember, there are no stray dogs in SEA.
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    Chow Halls

    Does anyone remember the momma sohn at Takhli, Thailand that would meet us at our planes on the ramp with a push cart full of fresh bananas, peanuts, iced cold pineapple and drinks after a long, hot and dusty day in country. She would even make you a peanut butter and banana sandwich. It was hard to beat at the time.
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    Chow Halls

    It was a toss up between Incerlik, Turkey in 1971 or Wake Island in 1973.
  7. "Only those who are fit to live who do not feat to die, and none are fit to die who have shrunk from the joy of life. Both life and death are parts of the same Great Adventure. Never yet was worthy adventure worthily carried through by them the man who put his personal safety first. Pride is the portion only of those who know bitter sorrow or the foreboding of bitter sorrow. But all of us who give service, and stand ready for sacrifice, are the torchbearers. We run with the torches until we fall, content if we can then pass them to the hands of the other runners. The torches whose flame is brightest are borne by the gallant men at the front. By the gallant women whose husbands and lovers, whose sons and brothers are at the front. These men are high of soul, as they face their fate on the shell-shattered earth or in the skies above or in the waters beneath; and no less high of soul are the women with torn hearts and shinning eyes, the girls whose boy-lovers have been struck down in their golden morning, and the mothers and wives to whom the word has been brought that henceforth they must walk in the shadow. These are the torch-bearers; these are they who have dared the Great Adventure." ____ Theodore Roosevelt, a tribute to his son, fallen in WWI, France.
  8. What is it with these Democrat Presidents. Obama can't control his generals, and Clinton can't control his privates.
  9. Tiny, May your good memories bring you strength and peace. Pat
  10. Maybe a little Frank Zappa?
  11. Someone told me that if they would just put a wedding band on that broken pipe it would stop putting out.
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    I remember the counter sit-in protest at Woolworths here in Charleston, SC during the 60's. Those young men were really brave to stand up for there rights.
  13. A good tribute to our older warriors.
  14. Here's one of my son with a Barrett 50 Cal.
  15. Palin, Newt, Beck, North, Charlie Daniels and Ted Nugent. All in one weekend. Lots more fun stuff. Ted says if you're not a member "you ARE the enemy." Imagine 70 thousand gun owners at one place and not one shooting. Charlotte's Mayor said "it would not be wise for criminals to be out this weekend."
  16. They make double pain windows in 'float' glass just for this type of application. The float glass looks just like antique glass, along with all of the imperfections. It's been approved by the local 'Hystrical' Society here in Charleston and used all the time. Kinda pricey.
  17. It was all, 'A Piece of Cake'.
  18. God speaks with a Southern accent. I spoke with him this morning.
  19. We also lost a brother. May God help you find peace.
  20. That was my first TDY and First ORI. They put us up at The Prince Charles on Hay St. It was a real dump at the time. Our FE got rolled the first night.
  21. These people now have free healthcare. Including fertility drugs, and I hope birth control.
  22. That should be an interesting story.
  23. If you wrote a loadmaster's job description, no one would believe it!
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    Human Tug

    It looks to me like a typical TAC crew chief getting the job done on a MAC base. Usually getting done, what can't be done, without......
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