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  • core_pfield_11
    C130 loady with 36TAS from July 70 to Feb74. Retired Fire Department captain. Most spare time spent playin' the fiddle and working on 18th century re-enacting. married to same lady since 1972, and have one daughter.
    I was a fire instructor for the University of Maryland for 25 years, and for the West Virginia University for 22. I was a paramedic, a search and recovery diver, and leader of the department confined space rescue team.
    I attended several colleges in a variety of disciplines and finally completed a bachelor's degree in May, 2004 from Fairmont State University.
    My wife and I own a small business that specializes in 18th century children's' clothing and wood items such chairs, boxes, tape looms, and candle lanterns. She does demonstrations of various subjects related to kids clothing and child rearing in the mid 18th century and I do a personna of an 18th century surveyor.
    I, at one time, was pursuing my private pilot's license until insurance and money issues came up.
    I am most proud of my military service and am a proud charter member of Vietnam veterans chapter 172, and an active member of the chapter color guard. WELCOME HOME!!!!!

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  1. Hey, Ken, glad to hear the gear struts are workin' well. Somewhere along the line here Ol' Tinwhistle is celebratin' an anniversary of his birth, I think....... Load clear Giz
  2. How are things, Sparks.....email me at hoem when you get the chance
  3. Ain't just you.............................
  4. gizzard

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    Naw, he thinks they ought to be SILVER!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't know what the poor man's hang up is!!!!!!!! LMAO!!!!!!!!!! Giz
  5. No, we will be providing 18th century education, information and entertainment to the public at the Museum of the American Frontier, in Staunton, Va.. Reckon y'all will have to carry on without us this year................. Giz
  6. Yeah, but she still has that damn quacker!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. Hey, troops, the world renowned Giz is BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just had to say about this....sometimes I would have a pax ask what that was back there, cause they could see the rods moving. I would tell them that it was our tail guns, in search mode. Never once did anyone ask why the bores were visible instead of the receivers.................... My wife and I went to Wisconsin to visit Tinwhistle in June. What a trip!!!!!!!!!!!! EVERYBODY should go..........................TNX, TW, we really had a grand time.. load clear Giz
  8. Same thing happenin' to me and I am usin' firefox
  9. Yep, believe me, the travel vouchers are the best thing you can have. Just because you were awarded a VSM, does not immediately fill that requirement. BUFF crews got the VSM and never put a foot on VN soil. I think that that should be expanded to"wheels on the ground", too. because suppose a flight crew brought a plane to somewhere in country for a one-time quick offload, the only members of the crew who got off were the loady and crew chief.......but ALL would qualify for the VSM, there is no time requirement, no location requirement, the personnel workin' in Thailand, Guam, Okinawa,on ships at sea, all were eligible for it if they participated in any way in support of the war. The VN Campaign medal required six months service, I'm not sure of the locations, etc.
  10. Have you all seen the pictures of the slimeballs, mainly of the Wisconsin army National Guard, supposedly, havin' fun and games with a flag-draped casket????? Now the casket is supposed to be empty, and all, but still......Google the thing and see what you see and read. I for one think it is a disgrace...................
  11. Ya know, what bothers me about all this is simply, if these troops require the chairs, the ramps, and all that, and if they are legitimately injured in the line of duty, then why the hell does there even have to be organizations, setting themselves up as tax-free non-profits and so on, with large corporate structures, to provide them???? Why the hell does our government that put them in their situation take care of it????? Oh, yeah, forgot..... VA!!!! BUT the government can hand out cell phones, free food.,cars, heat, you name it to people who never turned their hand at anything in their lives, but put the bone to our troops???? I don't get it!!!!!!!
  12. You have a point, to some degree, Sonnie, but when you mention you are from Western Maryland, the flatlanders down there say " oh, you're from FREDERICK!!!!!!!!" and look at the way they gerrymandered our congressional district to include areas of the state that have nothing in common with us in regards to income, race, education, job opportunities, transportation, or culture, just so they could cancel out what conservative votes we had. Good old OWE-Malley and his cronies can be thanked for that. The state put three prisons up here, one really a Super-Max which was promised never to be here, and, immediately afterward came the crime, the drugs, and increased welfare.......Ain't the same as when Larry and TW were truckin' through here, that's for sure. now they barkin' down in Annapolis about coal generation surcharges and rescinding the coal credit tax, and some ridiculous paper production "black liquor" standard that will, if passed, kill two of the last major industries left here.......We must SECEDE to SUCCEED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  13. No we just spray paint them black now......... I'd like it better if we were a separate state,,,,,,, the eastern part only thinks of us as a revenue source, anyway.
  14. Since this is my home newspaper, such as it is, I would believe this was a HEADLINE!!!!!!!!!!!!
  15. Did different wings have different equipment lists???? TW, you may be the best to answer this, when I was in basic survival at Fairchld, in december 70, one of the troops in my squad was an FE from Pope. He insisted that the POB birds had seat pack type survival kits in the racks, and that they were attached to the chutes before bailout. I told him that the 316th birds only had chutes and the racks held the survival suits. And I did not think our chutes could even accept the seat packs. Oh no he insisted the planes are all the same............Any thoughts????
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