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    Hey JJ (@jjgarci1 )!!

    Welcome to the Highway and thank you for stepping up for the country we all love much!!
     
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    Hi JJ, welcome to the highway. Thanks for your service.

    Larry in El Paso
     
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    Devin. PA Army National Guard 99-05. 67U CH-47 Mechanic and Crew Chief.

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    Welcome Devin!!

    Beautiful fzj80!!

    Thank you for stepping up!!
     
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    Hi Devin, welcome to the highway. Thanks for your service. With the skills you have acquired as a Crew Chief, do you do plumbing in your your sleep? Nice Land Cruiser.

    Larry in El Paso
     
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    Thanks, not quite that good, but I am pretty much completely diy. I remind myself that if I can fix a helicopter I can do this.
     
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    Welcome DevWin, nice ride and cool photo of you on the ramp. Good people here
     
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    Jason US Army 3yrs, 9mos, 20days, 10hrs and 15min. Would have been longer but I ended up in not a good place. Went back to college for engineering and am in a much better place now.
     
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    Welcome Jay.
     
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    Welcome Jason (@jay3253 )!!

    Thanks for your service and I’m glad you’re in a better place now!!
     
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    Salute to everybody! Awesome thread, appreciate you’s.

    I spent near four years, 1986-1990 on the ‘Proud Lady of the Pacific’, the USS Okinawa LPH3.
    Landing Platform Helocopters that is. Or was, it’s a reef now :frown:, but was a marine transport amphibious assault ship. I started on the flight deck, worked my way into the photo lab shortly after. Good duty! Circumnavated the globe we did. Loved it, even the mine sweeping in the gulf :eek:..but nothing like what many of you all went thru! Salute!
    Discharged honorably in ‘90 as a PH2. E5. Moved back to Montana in 92, landed in the freight industry and met my first love at a pawnshop in Butte, she’s a 1965 FJ40. She died in 95, but gave her a heart transplant of a 1970 with a pto upgrade and keep showing her the love to this day. War paint coming soon!

    :beer:

    Here’s a few from back in the day, and of the cruiser:

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    Hello Jason, welcome to the highway. Thanks for your service.

    Larry in El Paso
     
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    Hi Cruzer Bruzer, welcome to the highway. Thanks for your service.

    Larry in El Paso
     
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    Welcome Bruzer!!

    Great 40 and great pics!!

    Thanks for serving!!
     
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    Welcome Bruzer, great pics.
     
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    Thanks Big Ed, so glad to be here!
     
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    Welcome to both Jason and Cruzer Bruzer. Thanks for your service to our great country. Lots of good folks on this forum.
     
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    My name is Jim Sickles, previous owner of Downey Off Road Mfg.. I guess it's about time I got off my butt and joined other vets on this sight. I was in the Navy between 1963 and 1967. I was an Avation Ordnanceman aboard the USS Bennington (decommissioned in the 1970's, sold to India for scrap metal in the 1990's- -I believe). Our ship served two terms off Viet Nam shores during my time aboard. I became an AO2 in three years, which normally took 5 to 10 years to achieve back in those days- - -lucky me.
     
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    Welcome Jim, thanks for your service.
     
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