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So you were a treadhead eh Alex? What kinda tanks were you guys using?
I was but a young man, 7th Cavalary, in Santarém, Poertugal.....18yo, my tank was a M-48 A5, 105mm gun, 50 cal Browning and a allways jammed M-60 up on the turret..I like the smell of Napalm in the morning, ehehehehe

I was a platoon comander, believe it or not...had 6 tanks, (including mine, number 67). The Army made me a man, gave me commaraderie sense, responsability and decison power...I believe all young men should go, for a year, just to learn....specially your kids in America...where the youth are so rude and irresponsible....

Good old American made tank.. I could play Jingle bells banging a key in the Exhaust fins!!!

Here's something I found abut our M-48's..apparentely retired in the 90's replaced by M60's

M-48 A5 (not mine)

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hahaha got love those tankers
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I was but a young man, 7th Cavalary, in Santarém, Poertugal.....18yo, my tank was a M-48 A5, 105mm gun, 50 cal Browning and a allways jammed M-60 up on the turret..I like the smell of Napalm in the morning, ehehehehe

I was a platoon comander, believe it or not...had 6 tanks, (including mine, number 67). The Army made me a man, gave me commaraderie sense, responsability and decison power...I believe all young men should go, for a year, just to learn....specially your kids in America...where the youth are so rude and irresponsible....

Good old American made tank.. I could play Jingle bells banging a key in the Exhaust fins!!!

Here's something I found abut our M-48's..apparentely retired in the 90's replaced by M60's

M-48 A5 (not mine)
So Alex was in a Septic Tank full of crap ?

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Congrats, Gunny!

My old man spent a career in the Corps as a CH-46 pilot. Now I'm in the Middle East as an Army (National Guard) CH-47 pilot (had to "1 up him" - haha). I grew up sailing his boats (a Catalina 22 when he made MAJ, a Catalina 30 when he made LtCol...). I started off with a Catalina 27, moved up to a Catalina 34, and am now blowing my year of tax-free war zone earnings on a Beneteau 40 (need to do it while I'm still single).

The only regret you'll have on this whole sailing/cruising thing is that you didn't do it sooner!
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The only regret you'll have on this whole sailing/cruising thing is that you didn't do it sooner!
That is a very true statment
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