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Veterans Day 2014

Those were the days... 50 years ago... oh wow, that long ago? 


Boot Camp @ Great Lakes IL Feb 1964


Sent to Field Medical School @ Montford Point Sep 1964


FMF Corpsman assigned to the 10th Marines


10th Marines HQ Sick Bay - Camp Lejeune NC


Lived on 228 Butler Drive Midway Park - Camp Lejeune NC


Was deployed on the USS Okinawa LPH-3


Was deployed on the USS Chilton APA-38


Was deployed on the USS Wood County LST-1178


Was deployed on the Fort Mandan LSD-21


Amtrak - the steel coffin









Yes, those were the days... good and bad... but still miss those days...

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