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    The Colt M1911A1 in Vietnam.

    This Colt was given to me by a Marine Captain in 'Nam during the summer of 1967. It had saved both our lives!!!


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    Thank you for your service, and wipe down that fine piece of machine with silicone cloth once for me!!!!!

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    Wow, that is impressive - especially the history.

    If I were you, I'd get a shadowbox made for it and hang it on the wall.

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    1967. Viet Nam doesn't seem that far back.

    Good photo, good pistol. Thanks for the reminder. Thanks for sharing.

    Bob Wright

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    Seems like yesterday for me....damn.....where did all the time go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dustoff '68
    Seems like yesterday for me....damn.....where did all the time go?
    I don't know I just woke up old and fat one day.
    Hey guys were in the history books . You know. My daugthers are only ones in school who father is a Nam Vet and brother is Iraq Vet.

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    i woke up to the fact i was a young man anymore when my youngest daughter graduated boot camp at ft. sill sept.1999. and was introduced as a vet that if he stayed in would have had his 30 in 2 years before

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    That is one fine piece of workmanship, and yes, thank you for serving our country.

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    That is just gorgeous. That would be one 1911 I'd love to see. I'm not a big fan of new or tricked out 1911s but one with some history would just make my day. Same goes for a Beretta 92. Great piece. Document it. Preserve it. Keep it in the family.

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    Thank you for your service to our great country. By all means document it with writing and pictures. It is a peice of American History to be Proud of.
    Thanks again for serving and sharing..

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    Here is a photo of me on the Go Cong River in the Delta in 1967....


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    I had the great pleasure of carrying my fathers 1911 for my TOD in southeast asia. Id stash my issue and always have it on me. Even in the shower. It saved my life twice, it never failed and never missed. Its my "bed" gun now, my ccw is stashed elsewhere.
    74-76 in a place I wasent, on a base that didnt exist, getting holes in my body that I couldent have cuz I wasnt there and I still get a check for it. Imagine that.
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    Boy....what memories...used to "flat hat" the Mekong...somehow, I never managed to c&b, but I did have my skids in the water...I guess it wasn't my time...I get the willies thinking how crazy I used to be...

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    This is what my "real" job was. I was a Bombardier/Navigator in the Douglas A3 Skywarrior.

    I took this photo while coming aboard the Bon Homme Richard CVA-31 at Dixie Station.....


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    Hats off to you fellas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dustoff '68
    Boy....what memories...used to "flat hat" the Mekong...somehow, I never managed to c&b, but I did have my skids in the water...I guess it wasn't my time...I get the willies thinking how crazy I used to be...
    I go to those memories (nightmares) when I need a good bowel movement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RONNIE J
    I go to those memories (nightmares) when I need a good bowel movement.

    Ron
    LOL +1

    Long periods of extreme boredom followed by brief periods of sheer terror.

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    Remember guys, when you are coming aboard a carrier, there are only two places you can wind up!

    AND ONE OF THEM IS REAL BAD!

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    I prefer to look at life and all it's experiences as half full....not half empty. This is for you Ronnie J.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dustoff '68
    I prefer to look at life and all it's experiences as half full....not half empty. This is for you Ronnie J.
    Sorry if I offended you--won't happen again.

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