Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veteran's Day

I was on the radio this morning talking about my friend Nate Weiser.

This is me, back when I was in USAF Comms.
I actually looked happy.


18 comments:

  1. Love those glasses!

    Thank you for serving Ed.

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  2. Thank you for your service, sir! (Those glasses make me think we served at roughly the same time.)

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    1. 72-76. Thank you for yours also.

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    2. I was gonna guess early 70s but you clarified before I could weigh in. Those were my "good ol' days." My thanks, as well.

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  3. Those glasses seal the deal that we are related. Thank you for your service Brother Ed.

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  4. Thanks for your service Brother!

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  5. Great stuff regarding Nate, and what a story! Thanks for standing tall and for your service Ed.

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  6. Love those OD green fatigues. Used to wear 'em myself, for over 10 years active duty. At the end of my active duty days, they changed those beloved OD fatigues to the camo (forest) pattern based on expectations that our next great battles would be with the Soviets pouring through the temperate zone which included the Fulda Gap. Nope, never happened, and now fatigues are mostly desert pattern.

    As David Bowie crooned, 'ch-ch-ch-changes, look out your rock-n-rollers."

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    1. Me either, Ed. We used to call them 'pickle suits.'

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    2. I came in just as the pickle suits were going away; and I was a little jealous. Those who were still wearing them during the phase-out period, were the 'salty veterans' to myself and my newbie, greenhorn peers.

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    3. I saw the pickle suits as a thread from the war my dad was in.
      New BDU's look... non-traditional.

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  7. A very belated, yet heartfelt, thank you

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  8. Brings back memories . Back when we had bright colored Command Patches and Blue and white name tags on our Fatigues before they went subdued . Thanks for your service. I was in 74-83 . Left as a Buck Sergeant. McChord AFB 62 APS

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