can't agree more and I know history agrees with you too
The terrorist lost.
It always exits me to see a friend get a DD
This is one truly thought provoking image...damn.
My nephew spent 3 tours with the Marines in Okinawa and several years ago he met a girl from the Philippines, moved there and married her.
I also spent 18 months at Wheelus AFB Tripoli Lybia (10/66 to 4/68) and we got most of the pilots from Europa who came down for training and qualifying om weapons (we had 330 plus days flying weather) and A F4 pilot made a bet he could take off in 500 feet. When he got close to the marker he pulled back on the stick, foldeg the wheels up, bounced once off the runway and was airborne. I heard from guys in Nam who said lots of the F4's came in with tail damage that could not be explained (until they found out that the pilots had a game to see who could slam the water with the tails of their planes on returning after a bombing sortie. Besides the SR 71 the F$ and B 52 were my favorite. The overloaded the 52 so much with ordnance that they had a wheel at the tip of each wing to prevent it from dragging and when you would watch them take off the tips of the wings would lift first and go up about 10 feet above the fuselage and then they would start to lift off. Reminded me of the way a sea gull looks in flight. The only had enough fuel for 10 to 15 minutes of flight and had to re fuel right after take off ( they carried 42 750 lb and 48 500 lb bombs). I spent almost all of my time putting 750's together. We normally worked 12 hrs a day 7 days a week and when we got plane from Guam or Thailand it was 18 hrs a day. I think in the whole 6 months (TDY) that I was there we only had 3 or 4 days off.
Like you've said it's a different time - I was a freshman in school, got a draft notice for a physical mat 11th, went to the Navy and Air Force recruiters the 12 th and ws told if I'm not in a service the Army or Marines could still take me even if I signed up with some other branch, took the A F Physical on the 13th and got on a plane to go to Amarillo Texas for basic on the 18th and on the 19th the MP's showed up at my hopuse because I did not take the draft physical. My father told them I was in the service and they wanted to know when I went in - and he told them yesterday. At that time between when you got the notice and were "inducted was 2 -3 weeks.