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  1. #361
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    Randy

    Feb 2015
    Fullerton CA
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    my detecting bug came out of a necessity to scavenge. I was raised in the Barrio with 10 brothers and sisters. There was no extra money to but things so I had to find them. Dumpster diving and scavenging back alleys for discarded things to sell. I learned how to fix things for cash and learned electricity plumbing and roofing from my father. At 18 years old I became a facilities manager for a large corporation for their LA CA area. In three years I was their West Coast Director of Real Estate and Facilities. I spent 20 years in Corporate as a DRE and retired as Global VP of Real Estate for USTG at 38 years old (too young to retire but the job was very stressful) They had acquired a company that did Data Cabling as a division and they were going to shut it down. I asked and they gave it to me. Today I operate a Low Voltage Data Company and am licensed for High voltage as well. We build Data Centers all over the world as well as Live Broadcast Television studios and Radio stations. 3 years ago I took on another opportunity. We operate a Safety Supply company doing ear eye and fall protection as well as 5K other items. It is doing well. It keeps me very busy and also lets me take what time i need when I need it to go out and scavenge Its in the blood and it will never leave.
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    Anything That Comes Out of The Dirt Is Awesome!

    Best find 1941 Patek Philippe 2 register flat pusher Chronograph Bought 1,000 Sold 62,000 !!
    First Year 911 Porsche Purchased 36K SOLD 140K!!! Whoo Hoo

  2. #362
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    Feb 2012
    AZ Native. Now travel fulltime across this beautiful country. Metal detecting and fishing!
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    Retired LEO here. Was introduced to detecting by our Police Chaplain in the late 80"s.
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    Travel - Detect - Fish - Repeat!!!

    Rescuing old coins and giving them a good home since 1989!

  3. #363
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    Come out from under your bed today...... DO SOMETHING!

    Jun 2008
    Yarnell, AZ
    Ace 250 (2), Gold Bug 2, Tesoro Cortes, Garrett Sea Hunter, Whites TDI SL SE, Fisher Impulse 8, Minelab Monster 1000, Falcon MD20, Garrett pinpointer, Calvin Bunker digger.
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    7683 times
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    Quote Originally Posted by trdking View Post
    my detecting bug came out of a necessity to scavenge. I was raised in the Barrio with 10 brothers and sisters. There was no extra money to but things so I had to find them. Dumpster diving and scavenging back alleys for discarded things to sell. I learned how to fix things for cash and learned electricity plumbing and roofing from my father. At 18 years old I became a facilities manager for a large corporation for their LA CA area. In three years I was their West Coast Director of Real Estate and Facilities. I spent 20 years in Corporate as a DRE and retired as Global VP of Real Estate for USTG at 38 years old (too young to retire but the job was very stressful) They had acquired a company that did Data Cabling as a division and they were going to shut it down. I asked and they gave it to me. Today I operate a Low Voltage Data Company and am licensed for High voltage as well. We build Data Centers all over the world as well as Live Broadcast Television studios and Radio stations. 3 years ago I took on another opportunity. We operate a Safety Supply company doing ear eye and fall protection as well as 5K other items. It is doing well. It keeps me very busy and also lets me take what time i need when I need it to go out and scavenge Its in the blood and it will never leave.
    Rags to riches. A true success story! Good job. ╦╦«
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    3 out of 4 of the voices in my head are telling me to go to sleep. The other one wants to know what a chair would look like if our knees bent the other way.

  4. #364
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    Randy

    Feb 2015
    Fullerton CA
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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryC View Post
    Rags to riches. A true success story! Good job. ╦╦«
    Thanks Terry, I am not hurting that is for sure.
    Another thing that I can assure of is it came through HARD work and determination. Which all Vets and LEOs are very familiar with.
    We had a choice growing up. Join the local gang or find a way out. I chose Get out at any cost. I moved out before I finished High school after I got out the drive was so ingrained that I did not stop and I still haven't.
    I firmly believe that if the kids in this generation were deprived of all of those "loving provisions of necessities" like iPods pads video games name brand clothing etc.. we would have very few snowflakes today. aka This mysterious sense of entitlement. My parents bought me two "gifts" that I can remember in my life at home. A tricycle (Used) when i was three and a car cover for my first car (which I purchased with lawn mowing money) They showed up out of the blue with a car cover and I was so floored I think about it to this day.
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    Anything That Comes Out of The Dirt Is Awesome!

    Best find 1941 Patek Philippe 2 register flat pusher Chronograph Bought 1,000 Sold 62,000 !!
    First Year 911 Porsche Purchased 36K SOLD 140K!!! Whoo Hoo

  5. #365
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    Come out from under your bed today...... DO SOMETHING!

    Jun 2008
    Yarnell, AZ
    Ace 250 (2), Gold Bug 2, Tesoro Cortes, Garrett Sea Hunter, Whites TDI SL SE, Fisher Impulse 8, Minelab Monster 1000, Falcon MD20, Garrett pinpointer, Calvin Bunker digger.
    6,801
    7683 times
    Metal Detecting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Quote Originally Posted by trdking View Post
    Thanks Terry, I am not hurting that is for sure.
    Another thing that I can assure of is it came through HARD work and determination. Which all Vets and LEOs are very familiar with.
    We had a choice growing up. Join the local gang or find a way out. I chose Get out at any cost. I moved out before I finished High school after I got out the drive was so ingrained that I did not stop and I still haven't.
    I firmly believe that if the kids in this generation were deprived of all of those "loving provisions of necessities" like iPods pads video games name brand clothing etc.. we would have very few snowflakes today. aka This mysterious sense of entitlement. My parents bought me two "gifts" that I can remember in my life at home. A tricycle (Used) when i was three and a car cover for my first car (which I purchased with lawn mowing money) They showed up out of the blue with a car cover and I was so floored I think about it to this day.
    I am from a family of 8 kids. Also very poor. I had to put cardboard into my shoes to keep from wearing out all of my socks. Had to go to school many times without eating breakfast. Paper route at 12 to buy stuff for myself. 4:30 every morning! High school drop out. The Marine Corps was the best thing that happened to me. My last responsibility was platoon Sgt. on the 81 mortars, Guantanimo Bay, Cuba. The Police Dept. (1970) took me without a US driver's license, no diploma, and I wasn't 21 yet. They really wanted the Viet Vets bad. I got everything done before the training started so I was good to go. $8220/year starting pay. Better than most grown men those days. Because of Vietnam, I could not sleep at night. PTSD 100% disabled service connected. I did not realize how bad off I was until 2007 when my back required me to quit working. Consuming oxy like it was candy. Could not work and take pain killers at the same time (armed position). If you include five years as Fed sec. police Kennedy Space Center, 2002/2007, 35 years LEO. With the VA 100% compensation and SS, I'm comfortable.... but not well to do. As you can see, my status nearly parallels Looking harder's. ╦╦«
    3 out of 4 of the voices in my head are telling me to go to sleep. The other one wants to know what a chair would look like if our knees bent the other way.

  6. #366
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    DALTON

    Dec 2008
    NW Arkansas
    Fisher F75 SE/LTD2, minelab Etrac, whites classic id, spectrum xlt, fisher f7, fisher 1266, king of all Tesoro Cibola, Tesoro Vaquero
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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryC View Post
    I'm sorry, Looking. My last remark was very crude. I have the L3 to the S1 fused. Operations in '04 and '07. They also want to replace my right shoulder. Between those, I thought my detecting days were over. I had the nerves in my back burned off and shots are helping my shoulder. I feel so good now, I've bought three more detectors (can never have too many) and joined two more clubs! I don't have as many maladies as you have but I KNOW your pain. Hang in there! Terry
    I need to get my right shoulder checked out as well. Canít even sleep on it. Pretty sure itís from years of fighting morons on the streets as a deputy. Somehow I always managed to do something to that shoulder.
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    Digging up relics one day at a time. Always looking for fellow detectorist to go out with and enjoy this hobby. Been swinging a coil going on 24 years now this year and loving every minute of it.

    Everyone is just one swing away from finding that one target to change your whole life

    Also I want to thank all my great friends on here for keeping me going through all these years. Couldn't do it without yall.

    Visit my YouTube Channel: Relic Recovery Specialist. Will be adding new videos every day. Thanks for the support everyone.

    CHECK OUT MY YOUTUBE SITE AT:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/relic recovery specialist

  7. #367

    Feb 2018
    Florida
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Retired after 25 years in as detention and correction deputy. But that was long ago in a galaxy far far away.
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  8. #368
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    Come out from under your bed today...... DO SOMETHING!

    Jun 2008
    Yarnell, AZ
    Ace 250 (2), Gold Bug 2, Tesoro Cortes, Garrett Sea Hunter, Whites TDI SL SE, Fisher Impulse 8, Minelab Monster 1000, Falcon MD20, Garrett pinpointer, Calvin Bunker digger.
    6,801
    7683 times
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    Quote Originally Posted by civil_war22 View Post
    I need to get my right shoulder checked out as well. Can’t even sleep on it. Pretty sure it’s from years of fighting morons on the streets as a deputy. Somehow I always managed to do something to that shoulder.
    In '89, I tackled a burglar. Screwed up my right shoulder so bad I had completely separated one of the main tendons. wasn't so bad then but could no longer raise my arm to shoulder height. Now, I could not raise my arm high enough to pull a sidearm out of a right side holster. Cross draw and shoulder holsters from now on. I got the shot, last month and I can again draw on the right. When the shot wears off I will get another. I too could not sleep on it. It would always go numb and tingle. Now, no more! Oh, the vagaries of approaching 70. ╦╦«
    civil_war22 likes this.
    3 out of 4 of the voices in my head are telling me to go to sleep. The other one wants to know what a chair would look like if our knees bent the other way.

  9. #369
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    DALTON

    Dec 2008
    NW Arkansas
    Fisher F75 SE/LTD2, minelab Etrac, whites classic id, spectrum xlt, fisher f7, fisher 1266, king of all Tesoro Cibola, Tesoro Vaquero
    2,267
    1259 times
    Relic Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Lots Of Great Talent On This Forum..."WHAT DO/DID YOU DO FOR A LIVING?????"

    Yeah Iím gonna have to go in and get my figured out. Itís getting worse but just hate the fact of getting repair surgery done.
    Last edited by civil_war22; Feb 18, 2018 at 07:27 PM.
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    Digging up relics one day at a time. Always looking for fellow detectorist to go out with and enjoy this hobby. Been swinging a coil going on 24 years now this year and loving every minute of it.

    Everyone is just one swing away from finding that one target to change your whole life

    Also I want to thank all my great friends on here for keeping me going through all these years. Couldn't do it without yall.

    Visit my YouTube Channel: Relic Recovery Specialist. Will be adding new videos every day. Thanks for the support everyone.

    CHECK OUT MY YOUTUBE SITE AT:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/relic recovery specialist

  10. #370
    Charter Member
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    Come out from under your bed today...... DO SOMETHING!

    Jun 2008
    Yarnell, AZ
    Ace 250 (2), Gold Bug 2, Tesoro Cortes, Garrett Sea Hunter, Whites TDI SL SE, Fisher Impulse 8, Minelab Monster 1000, Falcon MD20, Garrett pinpointer, Calvin Bunker digger.
    6,801
    7683 times
    Metal Detecting
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    Quote Originally Posted by civil_war22 View Post
    Yeah I’m gonna have to go in and get my figured out. It’s getting worse but just hate the fact of getting repair surgery done.
    I lived with unnecessary pain for years, not knowing the alternatives. Live with the pain or live better without it. Your choice, partner. ╦╦«

    (I need to get back on topic)
    Last edited by TerryC; Feb 18, 2018 at 07:45 PM.
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    3 out of 4 of the voices in my head are telling me to go to sleep. The other one wants to know what a chair would look like if our knees bent the other way.

  11. #371
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    Randy

    Feb 2015
    Fullerton CA
    Minelab CTX 3030 AT Pro
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    6788 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by TerryC View Post
    I am from a family of 8 kids. Also very poor. I had to put cardboard into my shoes to keep from wearing out all of my socks. Had to go to school many times without eating breakfast. Paper route at 12 to buy stuff for myself. 4:30 every morning! High school drop out. The Marine Corps was the best thing that happened to me. My last responsibility was platoon Sgt. on the 81 mortars, Guantanimo Bay, Cuba. The Police Dept. (1970) took me without a US driver's license, no diploma, and I wasn't 21 yet. They really wanted the Viet Vets bad. I got everything done before the training started so I was good to go. $8220/year starting pay. Better than most grown men those days. Because of Vietnam, I could not sleep at night. PTSD 100% disabled service connected. I did not realize how bad off I was until 2007 when my back required me to quit working. Consuming oxy like it was candy. Could not work and take pain killers at the same time (armed position). If you include five years as Fed sec. police Kennedy Space Center, 2002/2007, 35 years LEO. With the VA 100% compensation and SS, I'm comfortable.... but not well to do. As you can see, my status nearly parallels Looking harder's. ╦╦«
    That sounds like a success story to me. The money isn't everything. PTSD has to suck badly and surviving that with your faculties in tact is a Win. I remember the holes in my shoes and the no breakfast. I cut my first lawn at 5. My dad started the lawnmower for me. By the time I was in high school I had lawn routes 3 mini trucks with equipment and hired my high school buddies to cut grass for me. I made more money than my father when I was 15. It seems I was born to attract opportunity? I never turned down anything and I never said no. no matter if I knew what the hell I was doing or not. Now I am rambling You know that if you leverage your Veterans disability into a certification you can get set asides from the VA in the purchasing department. They will bend over backwards to buy things from you and you can be 15% over anyone else bid and still win the business? I can help you set that up if you are interested?

    Cheers my friend. and Yes Back on topic. Was it Big Guns?
    TerryC and Wrightdigger like this.
    Anything That Comes Out of The Dirt Is Awesome!

    Best find 1941 Patek Philippe 2 register flat pusher Chronograph Bought 1,000 Sold 62,000 !!
    First Year 911 Porsche Purchased 36K SOLD 140K!!! Whoo Hoo

  12. #372
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    Come out from under your bed today...... DO SOMETHING!

    Jun 2008
    Yarnell, AZ
    Ace 250 (2), Gold Bug 2, Tesoro Cortes, Garrett Sea Hunter, Whites TDI SL SE, Fisher Impulse 8, Minelab Monster 1000, Falcon MD20, Garrett pinpointer, Calvin Bunker digger.
    6,801
    7683 times
    Metal Detecting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Quote Originally Posted by trdking View Post
    That sounds like a success story to me. The money isn't everything. PTSD has to suck badly and surviving that with your faculties in tact is a Win. I remember the holes in my shoes and the no breakfast. I cut my first lawn at 5. My dad started the lawnmower for me. By the time I was in high school I had lawn routes 3 mini trucks with equipment and hired my high school buddies to cut grass for me. I made more money than my father when I was 15. It seems I was born to attract opportunity? I never turned down anything and I never said no. no matter if I knew what the hell I was doing or not. Now I am rambling You know that if you leverage your Veterans disability into a certification you can get set asides from the VA in the purchasing department. They will bend over backwards to buy things from you and you can be 15% over anyone else bid and still win the business? I can help you set that up if you are interested?

    Cheers my friend. and Yes Back on topic. Was it Big Guns?
    I'll pass on the business opportunities but tnx just the same. My "business" will be mining and detecting for gold again .... to sell. ╦╦«
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    3 out of 4 of the voices in my head are telling me to go to sleep. The other one wants to know what a chair would look like if our knees bent the other way.

  13. #373
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    Apr 2018
    Charleston, SC
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    65 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Ex Grateful Dead tour follower, ex-cop, currently work logistics/warehousing for Boeing.

  14. #374

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    I was a Wholesale Director for a major dealership in Houston Texas for 15 years and then I fell down my stairs at home and broke my back 4 years ago and I cannot work anymore so I watch my grandkids and great granddaughter when needed and I try to stay busy doing different things

 

 
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