New Member

June 4th, 2004  

Topic: New Member

Hello to everyone out there. I'm a little late posting my intro but better late than never.
I'm from Oklahoma. I was in the Airforce from 1962 to 1966 as a heavy equip. operator. I learned one thing in the military. If you want it you won't get it, if you don't want it it's yours. I volunteered to go anywhere in the world witht the Airforce and they didn't send my anywhere for a long time, then with 9 months to go they ask me if I wanted to re-enlist and I said no and that I didn't want to be shipped anywhere. Guess what? They sent me to Nam with 6 months left. I must admit though I wouldn't trade that experience for anything other than getting rid of the guilt for not experiencing what the majority of combat troops did while they were there.
I found the forum while looking for information for my son who is in the Army and on his way to Iraq.
I enjoy looking at all the post especially quotes etc.
Thanks for this cool web site.
June 4th, 2004  
Welcome smitty. It's good to have another old timer here. Don't worry about the Nam thing brother. I'd have traded places with any fly boy most of the time I spent my tour humping the central highlands with the infantry. They'd send us to places like DaNang for R&R and we'd really appreciate the break because they only got shelled once a night there. That gave us an opportunity to see how the other half lived though.
June 4th, 2004  
Welcome Smitty, doesn't matter what you did during Vietnam us young enlisted and commisioned guys appreciate all of you who served over there just the same. What unit is your son in??
June 4th, 2004  
Welcome to the forum, Smitty, thank you for your service. My Dad was AF during that time, too, and I am very proud of what he did.
June 4th, 2004  
Italian Guy
Welcome Smitty ! Nice to read your intro.
June 4th, 2004  
Welcome smithy,more expiriance to share
June 4th, 2004  
Welcome Smitty, as DTop said, it is good to have some more old timers here, makes me not seem quite so old.

Great to have ya here. Enjoy the site!
June 4th, 2004  
Welcome Smitty. I think we could use some more old timers the more you guys show up the younger I get to feel.
June 4th, 2004  
Welcome, Smitty. Good to see you around.
June 4th, 2004  
Welcome Smitty.

Glad to hear that you like the site..