Air Force 1965-1968
Load Master C141's in country every month. 1967-1968 flew C130's into every little hole that had a landing strip from grass fields to cement. Air dropped supplies at Khe Sanh for days.
Married 48 years
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456 Collins Street
El Rio, CA
"F" Co 2nd Btn 7th Marines 1st Marine Div
Camp Pendelton - Okinawa - Vietnam - Japan (Hong Kong R&R)
Simi Valley, CA
May 1968 - May 1971
MCRD, San Diego, CA
MCB, Xco, 3rd Bn, 2nd ITR, CAMPen, CA 92055
MCB, Student CO. Schools Bn. CamPen MOS:2144
HqBtry, 4th Bn, 11th Mar, 1st Mar Div (Rein), FMF
7th 155mm Gun Btry (SP, 29 Palms, CA TracVehRepMan
Dec 1968 - Dec 1969
Married, 2 sons (37 & 35), 2 stepsons (44 & 36), 1 granddaughter (3.5), 3 step granddaughters
(23, 18 & 7 months) 1 step-grandson (3.8)
Retired SoCalGasCo. 12/2006 33 1/2 years.
Bachelors of Biblical Studies, Eternity Bible College May 19, 2012
'OS' school & training in Virginia. Served onboard the USS Henderson DD-785 & USS Racine LST-1191
Enjoy my family, muscle cars, lake house and riding
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23801 Hartland Street
West Hills, CA 91307-3023
69-76 USS Alamo and North Island NAS
Computer and music guy. I play bass and want to start an AVU band.
PO Box 692
Piru, CA 93040
4th INF DIV Camp Radcliff, An Khe, Plei Jerang, Camp Eneri
I'm married. My hobbies are sports, Lakers, Dodgers and Rams
144 Shelley Circle
Ventura, CA 93003
4 Years, Gulfport, MS
I entered the Navy after receiving my draft notice. Got all my papers in three days and joined the Navy, voluntering for the Seabees. What are seabees? Sent to Viet Nam, Dong Ha, Da Nang, Quan Tri & Rock Pile. Spent 2 years, 2 months and 12 days on sea duty with 2 tours in Nam. Got married between tours and still married. Two kids.
1609 Barolo Place
Santa Maria, CA 93458
1980-1984 Active Duty
1984-1990 Reserve with large periods of Active Duty. MCRD San Diego, 1st ITB, Camp Pendleton-0311, MCLB GA-3052, MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, MCESG Quantico, VA-8156, Austria, El Salvador, Nicarague, Panama, Jamaica, Ft. Huachuca, AZ-0231, TDC Korea for 2ID, Yongsun, Korea for 8th Army, Oahu for CINCPAC.
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1023 W Orangewood Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802
February 1965 thru July 1968
NAS Alameda, CA - Kodiak, AK - Seattle, WA, Pier 91
Enlisted in the US Navy on February 1965 and served until July 1968
Boot Camp at San Diego, CA
Naval Reserve - 2 years
Born and raised in Austin, TX
Degree in Associate in Science from Compton College - Completion in June 11, 1975
Married to Esther Maria "Forever"
We have five (5) Sons
Eleven (11) Grandchildren
One (1) Great Granddaughter
Retired - Construction Project Manager
Major Dallas Cowboys Fan
Love and enjoy listening to Tex-Mex sounds and my good friend Tony Bacolot playing the oldies.
God Bless the United States of America, American Veterans United and its members.
Moorpark, Ca. 93021
Army 3 Years
Basic: Fort Lewis, WA.
AIT: Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana
Advance AIT: Fort Riley, Kansas
Vietnam: May 1968 – May 1969
90th Replacement Battalion: 7 days
Long Bien: Hqs USARV; SGS, Protocol
Fort Hood: 3rd Corps, 1.5 years until ETS
LACC: AA Business Administration, 1971
Attended Cal State University part time 1 + years
Landed a career at the US Small Business Administration shortly after the Sylmar 1971 earthquake working disaster loans.
Worked in Administration, Loan Servicing Assistant, Loan Assistant, Loan Officer, then Chief, Liquidation. In the 90’s doing more with less for so long and major functions out-sourced to other states the Los Angeles District Office downsized from 130+ employees to presently around 18-20. With all the changes it was time to go. Ended with a total of 37.6 years federal service. TBTG.
Domiciled: Seattle, Bothell, WA., Long Beach, Ca., Redondo Beach, Hollywood, Los Angeles; Et al, Highland Park, West SF Valley then Moorpark.
2nd marriage: 9-80 – to date. Finally found my sole mate: Virginia
Vietnam Pictures: very few and lost, NBD.
The Vietnam conflict/war sucked, and to my knowledge no one knows why we went other than the fact that some muckety muck, twit, said “Go”. WTF. It changed all our Lives ….. It’s a good thing our brothers are uniting and the AVU is advising and supporting veterans to obtain the benefits they have earned. They can call the the president of the AVU 24/7 and if you cannot reach him, leave a message ...you will get a return call. How extraordinary is that ? You can’t get that from the VA....
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