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Old 11-11-2012, 10:36 AM
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'82-'86 Boatswain's Mate, USS La Moure County (LST-1194). In Amphibious Warfare, there is no shortage of gun opportunities.

I'm a Son of a Sailor. My Dad did 23yrs, got out as an HTCM.

A "Thank You for your service," to my Dad and all fellow veterans reading.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:49 AM
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:11 PM
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:16 PM
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:28 AM
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Hello again hmr17
What are the chances for sure, I have a good budd that lives in Texas, south of San Antonio, he and I did the same work after we got out. I worked 33 years for IPL and he worked same time for San Antonio power. You can send me a PM and we can exchange emails etc.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:10 PM
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The jarheads wouldn't let the squids play with their guns, so they are making up for lost time.
Actually, they were quite generous: We always had a FAMFIRE (familiarization firing) on the way back from a float. They wouldn't let us touch grenade launchers (and heavier). So, the usual assortment of M2, SAW, etc. off the fantail, usually with empty drums for targets.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:22 PM
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:42 AM
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The jarheads wouldn't let the squids play with their guns, so they are making up for lost time.
We had to man the guard force... got to play with everything up to 50Cal.

Funny though, we had non-operational m14's to lug around in boot camp during sentry duty!
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:16 PM
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:12 AM
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My MARDIV buddies on the New Jersey let me shoot their stuff when we were in the Philippines. I had the pin, from the grenade that I threw, on my keyring for many years. I finally retired it to my box-o'-Navy-stuff in my gun room. Great memories of shooting and my Navy time. "Haze gray and underway."


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Old 11-15-2012, 04:35 PM
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:14 AM
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BU2 1988-1993 NMCB 3 Pt. Hueneme, Ca when home. Deployed all over the world though... Fun times. Oldest son is now serving in the Army. I spent quite a bit of time training with the Marines over my 5 years as well. Some of my best friends and memories were made while serving. Especially the ones made with the M60 and MK19...
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Actually, they were quite generous: We always had a FAMFIRE (familiarization firing) on the way back from a float. They wouldn't let us touch grenade launchers (and heavier). So, the usual assortment of M2, SAW, etc. off the fantail, usually with empty drums for targets.
Same here! Got to shoot the Ma Deuce many a time on a few Carriers. 55-Gal Drums DO make good targets!

AKCS(AW) '74-'01. Retired! Set foot on every Flat Top on the East Coast during my career. Lotsa Squadrons... Ships... Stations... Deployments... & Visited 22 Countries!

Worked 5 years as a Navy Contractor, then Retired-2... The Sequel!

I spend 1 day a week at the Range, having GUN-FUN!

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