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azguy

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The two-star Air Force General in charge decreed "this is how it shall be done".

The last division even having a missing man was up for debate....until they just did it.

#whatretentionproblem

Got it - that's too bad. The missing man at the end was awesome regardless.
 

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OLD VS NFO.
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The two-star Air Force General in charge decreed "this is how it shall be done".

The last division even having a missing man was up for debate....until they just did it.

#whatretentionproblem
41 would have approved the 21 ship form. That is all the tight ass air farce general needed to consider.
 

Recovering LSO

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The two-star Air Force General in charge decreed "this is how it shall be done".

The last division even having a missing man was up for debate....until they just did it.

#whatretentionproblem
Any gouge on why the AF was involved in the first place?
 

Randy Daytona

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I think we would be remiss if we did not mention another WW2 veteran paying his respects, former Kansas Senator Bob Dole.

In 1942, Dole joined the United States Army's Enlisted Reserve Corps to fight in World War II, becoming a second lieutenant in the Army's 10th Mountain Division. In April 1945, while engaged in combat near Castel d'Aiano in the Apennine mountains southwest of Bologna, Italy, Dole was badly wounded by German machine gun fire, being hit in his upper back and right arm. As Lee Sandlin describes, when fellow soldiers saw the extent of his injuries, all they thought they could do was to "give him the largest dose of morphine they dared and write an 'M' for 'morphine' on his forehead in his own blood, so that nobody else who found him would give him a second, fatal dose."

https://www.chron.com/news/article/Bob-Dole-salutes-former-president-Bush-13442575.php

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Another distinguished WW2 vet passes from the stage today: Senator Bob Dole of Kansas was 98.

In 1942, Dole joined the United States Army's Enlisted Reserve Corps to fight in World War II, becoming a second lieutenant in the Army's 10th Mountain Division. In April 1945, while engaged in combat near Castel d'Aiano in the Apennine mountains southwest of Bologna, Italy, Dole was badly wounded by German machine gun fire, being hit in his upper back and right arm. As Lee Sandlin describes, when fellow soldiers saw the extent of his injuries, all they thought they could do was to "give him the largest dose of morphine they dared and write an 'M' for 'morphine' on his forehead in his own blood, so that nobody else who found him would give him a second, fatal dose."

Bob Dole - U.S. Representative - Biography
 

Randy Daytona

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Seemed like the best place to put this - a fascinating story about President Jimmy Carter who graduated from the Naval Academy in 1946

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Graduation of Jimmy Carter from U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, Rosalynn Carter and Lillian Carter Pinning on Ensign Bars​



On December 12, 1952, an accident with the experimental NRX reactor at Atomic Energy of Canada's Chalk River Laboratories caused a partial meltdown, resulting in millions of liters of radioactive water flooding the reactor building's basement. This left the reactor's core ruined.[12] Carter was ordered to Chalk River to lead a U.S. maintenance crew that joined other American and Canadian service personnel to assist in the shutdown of the reactor.[13] The painstaking process required each team member to don protective gear and be lowered individually into the reactor for a few minutes at a time, limiting their exposure to radioactivity while they disassembled the crippled reactor.


 
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