For those who served in the RVAH Community, their families, and friends!
I hear you Doug!!
The years that I spent in the Heavy's were some of the most exciting and happy years of my life. I can still remember my first day at Albany, looking out at the flight line and seeing the row of birds out there and thinking, "Holy CRAP!!"
I've mentioned this before but in my office (before I retired) I had a model of the Viggie and people would come in and ask me what it was and would be amazed that this was an aircraft that flew in the 60's...
And like you... if called back, myself at 66, (to coin the old phrase) if they gave me 30 seconds to get ready, I'd have 28 seconds to drink a beer!!
Thanks for the feedback!!
Me too but I would need a new uniform!!
HECK , AT almost 72 , I 'd re-up just for the chow , gee-dunk , NCO club , and day & night sea breezes , plus all the good , bad , & ugly stuff we had to put up with ! And boy I think the services can use a strong rebuild RIGHT NOW !!!!!!
Hell yes enjoyed it when I was there of course that was many years ago but at 74 yes if it was the old navy. Good show Doug
I have a dream, offen, that I am back working on the Vigi, but I am my present age, not younger. This time I even fly it!!! It seems so real when I wake up and have to really think about the dream!! (maybe all those meds the VA gives me.) The dream always takes place in KeyWest.
That is quite a story...and the Marines at 42 for a start over must have been interesting.
He is Marines, I went Navy, again.
Still a great story , Dan !!! Would be something if we got back in with the old NAVY ? But who would take a bunch of cranky , walking wounded , old farts anyway !
Navy subtracted 6 years active duty from my age which made me 36 and eligible for reenlistment. Had to start over except for boot camp. The old Navy was great but the Navy in the 90s and early 2000s was great in a different way. I got put into empty photo billets all over the world and met some good photographers and great Sailors, all along the way. I got to 1st Class when PH's were being phased out and nobody was making photo Chief, so my squadron had a surprise award ceremony and pinned me Honorary LT. with all the privileges. Love the Navy.