Apr 08, 2012, 06:25 PM
da book worm--researcher
working as a cheif steward (merchant marine) on various ships supplying goods for the us military it was sadly far more common for me to be onboard a ship at thanksgiving & christmas and my birthday (feb) than to be at home with freinds / loved ones -- onboard ship it was me and my cook amd mess hand (3 of us) who made the " holiday feast" for the crew -- ham , turkey . prime rib -- shrimp and devil eggs and lots of other food and desserts
Apr 08, 2012 06:25 PM
Jul 10, 2012, 02:51 PM
I spent the Christmas of 1986 in Darmstadt Germany. In eleven years active duty it's the only Christmas I spent by myself.
"Hello from deep within the copper mines of Western Kentucky."
Jul 10, 2012, 03:12 PM
I was in the USAF stateside for four years, we worked on the flight line. We could get either christmas or new years but not both. Married guys wanted christmas, us young single guys wanted new years. I missed all four christmas holidays but it was my own choice. My family would have a regular christmas and a late one for me around the 28th. It really wasn't missing christmas.
Last edited by Denniss; Jul 10, 2012 at 03:17 PM.
Jul 17, 2012, 02:51 PM
The first Christmas away (Fort Campbell,Ky.,1963) was the roughest-though lucky enough not to be in a combat zone.
The rest of them are indistinct.
Jul 18, 2012, 05:37 AM
Mr. FreedomUIC to you!
33 Beer or Bier La Rue will do that to you!
Originally Posted by TerryC
[R.I.P. Rich Hartford - Champion CRH of All Time]
Jul 18, 2012, 05:50 AM
1972 1973 spent christmas in greece and spain.
Jul 25, 2012, 12:53 PM
Spent 2 Christmas in Afghanistan. The first was in 2004 and 2010 for the second.
Jan 09, 2013, 05:12 PM
Christmas 2005 in Falluja, Iraq
Mar 12, 2013, 12:19 AM
Baumholder Germany in '85
Camp Casey Korea '91
Ft Hood Tx '04 just before shipping to Iraq
El Paso Tx '06 Operation Jump Start
Taill Iraq '07
Basrah Iraq '10
Abolish the USPS it is wasteful and it has out lived its usefulness!
Mar 12, 2013, 07:41 AM
1987, and 1988 on patrol in a 688 class submarine in unfriendly waters.
Mar 12, 2013, 05:49 PM
1968, 1969, 1970 AND 1971 6931ST SECURITY GP. Iraklion Crete.....Joe
Mar 14, 2013, 11:14 AM
64, 65 and 66; South China Sea off Vietnam
Banking off a Northeast wind, sailin' on a summer breeze
Mar 15, 2013, 09:23 AM
Mar 17, 2013, 08:24 AM
Christmas 1996 in Marseille France (US Navy)
Mar 17, 2013, 08:45 AM
Where about were you? I was in the anbar. I think x-mas was at Ramadi? Hard to remember, I did convoy security so I got around.
Originally Posted by Adjove
Mar 17, 2013, 11:36 AM
Camp liberty, I was a heavy combat engineer. I did route sanction ops from in triangle of death. Our vehicles had 288 on the side.
Originally Posted by EODsweeper
Mar 17, 2013, 12:17 PM
To answer your question: Too many.
Mar 17, 2013, 12:28 PM
Christmas 1969 and 1970 in Vietnam, 22 straight months
Mar 18, 2013, 03:39 AM
I was with the 46th ENG in Ramadi. We fell under the 130th Eng. at Balad. I think we were one of 2 Engineer Bn in the Anbar.
Originally Posted by Adjove
Mar 18, 2013, 04:41 AM
1970 South Korea[Seoul], met her family and became one. Learned about slot machines and found coins on Military Security route, saw wife of Pres. Park killed. It was very different, and I daily miss all my brothers.
There is nothing as constant as change.
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