Old Military Photos from Hunttalkers

Guy

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Dad, WWII Navy.
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His brother, USMC infantry WWII Pacific Theater. He went through some rough stuff:
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Me, Desert Storm:
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That Boeing CH-47 Sh#t-Hook can flat haul stuff! It often slung-loaded broken Hueys my recovery team rigged for extraction in Vietnam, but also .....

We once loaded up the BBQ grill, a box of steaks from the beloved USO gals, and the whole platoon to fly out to a quiet island in the South China Sea where we enjoyed a nice secure cook-out. ... and yes, there may have been some adult beverages included. ;)
 

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That Boeing CH-47 Sh#t-Hook can flat haul stuff! It often slung-loaded broken Hueys my recovery team rigged for extraction in Vietnam, but also .....

We once loaded up the BBQ grill, a box of steaks from the beloved USO gals, and the whole platoon to fly out to a quiet island in the South China Sea where we enjoyed a nice secure cook-out. ... and yes, there may have been some adult beverages included. ;)
That's awesome haha, I rock this shirt from time to time. Just to remind the other airframes how lame they are
 

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We once loaded up the BBQ grill, a box of steaks from the beloved USO gals, and the whole platoon to fly out to a quiet island in the South China Sea where we enjoyed a nice secure cook-out. ... and yes, there may have been some adult beverages included. ;)

While we're talking Chinook stories; Canada has its own version of the USO tour. I spent my first deployment on a small patrol base in Afghanistan. One day, out of the blue we had a Chinook come in with unknown VIPs.

Low and behold, out of the ass end of that Chinook comes out Hockey hall of famer, Guy Lafleur, players and cheerleaders of the Montreal Alouettes (Canadian professional football) and members of a band that I forget. They played a bunch of songs while we took pictures with the cheerleaders while the Chinook and it's escort flew around the area, they stayed for about 30 minutes and off they left for the next FOB/Patrol Base.
 

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Most incredible military experience I had in 21 years was watching what the 160th dudes could do with a 47 in the pitch black of night......especially when compared to the RA 82nd CAB guys. Like the difference between listen to a 6yo screech on a violin compared to a virtuoso.
 

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While we're talking Chinook stories; Canada has its own version of the USO tour. I spent my first deployment on a small patrol base in Afghanistan. One day, out of the blue we had a Chinook come in with unknown VIPs.

Low and behold, out of the ass end of that Chinook comes out Hockey hall of famer, Guy Lafleur, players and cheerleaders of the Montreal Alouettes (Canadian professional football) and members of a band that I forget. They played a bunch of songs while we took pictures with the cheerleaders while the Chinook and it's escort flew around the area, they stayed for about 30 minutes and off they left for the next FOB/Patrol Base.
The Alouette Cheerleaders ?!?!? :love::love::love:
 

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Most incredible military experience I had in 21 years was watching what the 160th dudes could do with a 47 in the pitch black of night......especially when compared to the RA 82nd CAB guys. Like the difference between listen to a 6yo screech on a violin compared to a virtuoso.
Just watching those guys in the Little Birds and the Kiowas gave me spine tingles. Seeing them flying below treeline and diving between buildings reasserted the fact that I, a lowly grunt at the time, was in the wrong line of work.
 

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Just watching those guys in the Little Birds and the Kiowas gave me spine tingles. Seeing them flying below treeline and diving between buildings reasserted the fact that I, a lowly grunt at the time, was in the wrong line of work.

We no longer have Kiowas in Canada but I've seen American Kiowas in action in Afghanistan, pretty f'n cool. Our Tactical Helicopter squadrons fly Bell CH-146 Griffons, it's pretty damn impressive what those TacHel pilots can do. I was flying in one on my last deployment when the chaff and flare counter measures went off due to the system detecting a possible surface to air engagement, those pilots were cool as cucumbers and just did their thing!!!

I've also witnessed the El Salvadorian Air Force and their little birds during a contact, those guys are straight up gauchos!!!
 

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My late father:
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Dad was a Heavy Machine Gunner (MOS 605) in C company, 163rd Engineer (Combat) Battalion during World War Two in Europe. The battalion were special troops who served when and where needed. They were responsible for their own security and saw a significant amount of action serving with 1st, 3rd and 7th armies at various points of the war from the time of their landing on Utah beach shortly after D-Day through to the end. The photo was snapped less a month before Dad's 20th birthday. A week after that anniversary, Dad's company were among the troops liberating Dachau Concentration Camp.

The battalion built 40 bridges, some while under fire from German forces, during the war. First Bridge Across the Seine - 635ft - photo 2.jpg
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Dad reenlisted after the war and served with the United States Constabulary (the occupation troops).

He met and fraternized with a German woman, a DP (displaced person) who had fled Beuthen in Upper Silesia--it is now Bytom, Poland--ahead of the advancing Soviet forces. That fraternization resulted in yours truly.
 
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