For The Zoomies…

well grunts will appreciate this too. An oldie that I “rediscovered”, What the captain means…

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  1. 1
    LC BOATS growls and barks:

    It just so happens that I was at Cam Ranh Bay from Oct 0f 65 until June of 66 on a Sea Plane Tender working crash boat duty for the sea planes we serviced and the Captain seems to have the right attitude of the time and place. :em01: As a side note those crash boats could hold a hundred and fifty cases of beer in the bow.

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    Orion growls and barks:

    Boats! You were too? Amazing! I was actually in Cambodia a lot, very hush-hush, but it’s seared in my memory…And I served in Viet Nam! Oh yes, and Laos, too – I was given a really cool hat by the CIA for my helping them with certain operations.

    Did I mention that I won an amazing array of decorations while single-handedly engaging VC and NVA troops, defending my team-mates? /*John I-Served-In-Viet-Nam Kerry Mode Off*/

    Also, I’m looking forward to my 49th birthday next year…Should be sweet!

    ;-P

    Reminds me of the comments from some of our pilots during our deployment in OIF…They were often unamused with some of the routes they were assigned to fly our Chinooks…

    Orion

    PS: later I’ll break out the /*Barak I-Killed-bin-Ladin-Personally-While-Rescuing-Dev-Gru-And-Then-Making-It-Home-In-Time-For-A-Campaign-Stop Obama Mode */!

    PPS: Seriously tho Boats – I wonder if you ever ran into a friend of mine who was an RTO that did a lot of work with SOG (the guy’s got awards and thank you letters all over his wall) – Larry Denneau? Would’ve been a Navy man, if I recall…He was there about the same time you were.

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    Here’s an archive of AFVN broadcasts.
    Even some of Cronauer’s shows.
    ‘Never knew Pat Sajak was a host on Dawn Busters.

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    (Now I’m hunting up the songs that got clipped,, solid gold, all of ‘em)

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    BigDogg growls and barks:

    I had the honor of spending a fair amount of time around an AF Col who was an F4 jock during Vietnam. He told many “colorful” stories of the ridiculous ROEs that they were given at the time, and how many times that they had to break those ROEs in order to make it home alive. It’s funny how, even then, limp dick politicians – with no idea of what military power or its uses were all about – were trying tell our armed forces how to do what they do best.

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    LC Stargazer growls and barks:

    That’s what politicians do. Anyone ELSE making medical decisions or engineering decisions without a clue would be arrested for practicing without a license, and anyone making economic decisions without a clue would go out of business in short order. But give a lawyer an elected post, and he thinks believes he knows it all. If there’s EVER any choice, I vote for the one who isn’t a lawyer.

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    rickn8or growls and barks:

    “Shy, unassuming Air Force fighter pilot”

    No such thing.

  8. 8
    LC Old Dog growls and barks:

    You can always tell a Fighter Pilot! You just sure as Hell can’t tell them much! :em05:
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    bruce growls and barks:

    i wish i had a dollar for every time i went out the door of a c-130 or a c-141.then it was off to viet nam with the 101st airborne in 1968 where i met a couple of f-4 pilots who had just bailed out of their plane which augered in.my platoon went and rescued them before the nva got to them how ever they were injured on the bail out.one had hurt his arm the other had a leg injury but we got them out of the trees and the man with the leg injury could not walk.he was a big guy and i am short so he was surprise when i picked him in a fire mans carry then hauled him over 300yrds back to the rest of the company. we grunts were hard as rocks.you must remember that the war was run by democrats like lbj who thought he was a general when he was only a texas bag man.the war should have been over in 1968 when we wiped the viet cong then rolled over the nva killing 50,000 of them.if we had gone north the war would have been over in a few months but not lbj who did the one thing you should never do on the asian maineland.he went back to search and destroy which is a war of attrition and you will run out of bullets before the run out of coolies.mcaurther,stillwell,gavin and taylor all said the same thing don’t get into a war of attrition on the asian main land because you will loose.democrats alway snatch defeat from the jaws of victory,they did in ww1,ww11,korea, viet nam and now the middle east. :em08:

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    An old airedale sea story from the late Maj. Gene Duncan;

    Back pre-”scandal” Tailhook had a convention in Las Vegas. LVPD was called to a disturbance at a hotel the Naval A-vee-ate-ors were staying at. The maid was complaining that the pilots were running in the halls naked.

    Officer; “Ma’am, so you’re sure that they were naval aviators?”

    Maid; “Oh yes sir, definitely.”

    Officer; “Ma’am, if they were naked, how can you tell they were Navy pilots?”

    Maid;” Well, they had those big old watches and tiny dicks.”
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    LC BOATS growls and barks:

    Orion growls and barks: PPS: Seriously tho Boats – I wonder if you ever ran into a friend of mine who was an RTO that did a lot of work with SOG (the guy’s got awards and thank you letters all over his wall) – Larry Denneau? Would’ve been a Navy man, if I recall…He was there about the same time you were. To be honest Orion I was 19 at the time and I made great efforts to consume as much of that 150 cases of beer as often as I could and if a gentleman ever crossed my path by that name it was long ago forgotten.

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    LC LOBO growls and barks:

    LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E. says:

    An old airedale sea story from the late Maj. Gene Duncan;

    Back pre-”scandal” Tailhook had a convention in Las Vegas. LVPD was called to a disturbance at a hotel the Naval A-vee-ate-ors were staying at. The maid was complaining that the pilots were running in the halls naked.

    Officer; “Ma’am, so you’re sure that they were naval aviators?”

    Maid; “Oh yes sir, definitely.”

    Officer; “Ma’am, if they were naked, how can you tell they were Navy pilots?”

    Maid;” Well, they had those big old watches and tiny dicks.”
    LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E. recently posted..For The Zoomies…

    :em05:

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    rickn8or growls and barks:

    Now Naval AIRCREWMEN on the other hand…

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    FrankOK growls and barks:

    rickn8or says:

    Now Naval AIRCREWMEN on the other hand…

    :em05:
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