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Old 12-12-2007, 07:40 AM   #11
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Welcome aboard. Glad to have you.

Tell your son and son-in-law thank you for their service.

I have family in and near Cape Girardeau, MO. We'll be headed down that way some time over the holidays. When did you live there?
We lived in Cape for only 2 years. January 2003 - January 2005.
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:45 AM   #12
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Really? How cool is that? I guess we're the MOON BROTHERS!

I remember it was very late at night when they left the LEM. Mission control wanted them to take a "nap" first, as it had been a long day for the crew, but the flight surgeon said they were to excited to sleep and gave his blessing for the EVA. If they had napped, they would not have stepped onto the moon until 7/21 and I would have been one very disapointed little kid.

I do remember my grandmother making a pound cake and serving it up with vanilla ice cream....mmmmmmmmmmm!
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Old 12-12-2007, 03:22 PM   #13
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Welcome aboard ORR Bob. I like you have traveled all over in USAF. Seems like I remember Finegayan GU - was at Anderson AFB 74-76. Our middle son is a CT in Navy on USS Bainbridge (DDG96) in the Med Sea somewhere - he spent 4 years at Yokosuka earlier in his career. Looking forward to your input.

Seems like 69 was a good year for some of our younger members. I don't want to tell my age but I was 28 in 69 - sure hope that doesn't make me over the hill - .....................Jim
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Old 12-12-2007, 05:43 PM   #14
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Welcome aboard ORR Bob. I like you have traveled all over in USAF. Seems like I remember Finegayan GU - was at Anderson AFB 74-76. Our middle son is a CT in Navy on USS Bainbridge (DDG96) in the Med Sea somewhere - he spent 4 years at Yokosuka earlier in his career. Looking forward to your input.

Seems like 69 was a good year for some of our younger members. I don't want to tell my age but I was 28 in 69 - sure hope that doesn't make me over the hill - .....................Jim
I was a CT also. And yes, you have the right Finegayan. It was on the road to Anderson. I was there from 74-75.

Also, our daughter and son-in-law are currently living in Yokosuka.
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Old 12-12-2007, 06:56 PM   #15
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I turned 13 in '69...Neil Armstrong walked on the moon on my birthday. I don't remember what I got as a gift, my parents tradition was one really nice thing, like a bike or a guitar. But all I remember was sitting in front of the TV watching human history change forever.

And YOU are a YOUNG-UN!!


Well I turned 15 in 69 and still think I'm Young but sometimes my body think other wise. What I really found weird was when I looked at my Son's History book it had the Astronauts landing on the moon, Now how can that be History when I remember it so well.
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I was 8 in 69, but still remember it well. I guess I'm younger than some of you, but with all my health problems, I feel very old
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