I did visit Busch Gardens about 50+ years ago...
Rivet heaters and passers. Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Bremerton, Washington, 1919.
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marksbug (Jul 12, 2021)
I had a great Uncle Rico, Italian, served during WWI in the trenches and he died back in the mid 80's. When I lived in Michigan near him I did not realize he served (I was very young). Wish I had spoken to him of his service. Listening to my other Uncles, Uncle Rico stated it was a horrible bloody mess in the trenches.
my dad was airforce. korea,nam cam boida,etc,all over the place,he trained most of the guys in the 130 that died in the desert during the hostage rescue attempt thing that ended up a big mess because nobody communicated with any body....marines,airforce,army etc add to that a dust storm that took out a helicopter early and no visibility...boom .that hit him hard. he never talked about anything over seas.till about 2 years before he died in 2016. he told me stuff mom didnt know, like he was shot while flying and some other stuff.he was put up for the meddle of honner, but got the distinguished flying cross because " we were never there". he saved a lot of guy's over there. he was probably the best expert on the HC 130 and the variants. he would get calls after he retired from all around the world on how to get this plane in the air, where ever it was, and what ever the issue was, or how to get it down safely as possiable. he was pretty much crap as a father ( he took every over seas gig that cam up, was never around,didnt want us at all.but was good for everybody else in the usa. he hated the navy aviators. so we barried him at the end of the runway at penscola naval air station, so the blue angles can fly over him weekely...( blue angles home base)as well as every other navy aviator.( #1 training base for them). he had flew that plane before the us airforce had them.... and he has signed almost every one of them if not all of them.
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