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Username Post: AWOL FOR 45 YEARS        (Topic#343536)
TAT_2 
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03-24-17 06:58 PM - Post#2683148    

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56sedandelivery 
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03-24-17 07:15 PM - Post#2683152    
    In response to TAT_2

So this guy had already done 12 years in the USAF when he decided to get up and go. By law, any able bodied inductee/enlistee, has to do 180 days active duty, although 2 years is considered to be the enlistment/draft period for the ARMY and MARINES, and 4 years for the USAF and NAVY; reservists do things a little differently. This guy re-upped 2 more times, he did 3 enlistments. BUT, he was still hunted for 45 years after going AWOL??? And we can't do anything about illegals in this country? Something is very wrong here. JMO. I am Butch/56sedandelivery




 
2blu52 
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03-25-17 08:07 AM - Post#2683201    
    In response to 56sedandelivery

Technically he was AWOL but I Agree he had more than served his time and way more than the law requires of a draft eligible teenager. I would hope that the charge is just dropped.

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steve86gmc 
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03-26-17 02:16 PM - Post#2683459    
    In response to 2blu52

When you raise your hand and take the oath then you're obligated to serve your enlistment/re-up. I say lock him up, he did not fulfill his pledge to the US government.





 
wagonmaster 
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03-27-17 04:56 AM - Post#2683580    
    In response to steve86gmc

It's not up to you when to "quit". You must complete your most recent enlistment period. Many received a sizable cash bonus for re-enlisting!! Uncle Sam doesn't play when they pay out bonuses!!

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2blu52 
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04-01-17 07:46 AM - Post#2684476    
    In response to steve86gmc

  • steve86gmc Said:
When you raise your hand and take the oath then you're obligated to serve your enlistment/re-up. I say lock him up, he did not fulfill his pledge to the US government.




I am aware of the meaning of raising your hand and taking the step forward. Did it during the Korean War.


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steve86gmc 
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04-01-17 03:42 PM - Post#2684549    
    In response to 2blu52

  • 2blu52 Said:
  • steve86gmc Said:
When you raise your hand and take the oath then you're obligated to serve your enlistment/re-up. I say lock him up, he did not fulfill his pledge to the US government.




I am aware of the meaning of raising your hand and taking the step forward. Did it during the Korean War.



Korea,what years? Me, Nam era, 64 through 70; CAW 4 outta Cecil Field (Naval air). BTW... which branch, 2blu52?





Edited by steve86gmc on 04-01-17 04:11 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
2blu52 
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04-02-17 08:21 AM - Post#2684613    
    In response to steve86gmc

  • steve86gmc Said:
  • 2blu52 Said:
  • steve86gmc Said:
When you raise your hand and take the oath then you're obligated to serve your enlistment/re-up. I say lock him up, he did not fulfill his pledge to the US government.




I am aware of the meaning of raising your hand and taking the step forward. Did it during the Korean War.



Korea,what years? Me, Nam era, 64 through 70; CAW 4 outta Cecil Field (Naval air). BTW... which branch, 2blu52?




Army, did not servie over seas as I was a class 3 and going to mechanic school when they signed the cease fire, two more weeks and I would have been on the way over there.


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steve86gmc 
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04-02-17 06:14 PM - Post#2684691    
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2blu52, how many years did you serve? Korea would have been awful.





 
2blu52 
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04-03-17 08:03 AM - Post#2684753    
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I served two years, and just missed out on the actual shooting war as the cease fire was effective 7-27-53 and I was training as a field mechanic at the time. We were not ready for that one, 19 men in my high school graduating class joined the marine reserve unit,an engineering unit. They were shipped to Korea and sent in to stop the losses occurring at Chosin. The had no field training in combat at all. That war cost me 3 classmates one a good friend who was KIA outside of Inchon. You were in Nam at the same time as my nephew who flew Huey gunships. He had 5 emergency landings 3 from eneny ground fire.

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Edited by 2blu52 on 04-03-17 08:05 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
wagonmaster 
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04-08-17 05:48 AM - Post#2685560    
    In response to 2blu52

I was Marine Corps, 1966-1970, CH-46 helo crew chief/mechanic Viet Nam 1967-68. Several ground fire forced landings.... They just retired the CH-46 last year 50 + year career was WAY more than expected!!! The Army CH-47 might just go longer than that! They were in replaced with the MV-22 Osprey.Looks like a good bird now that the initial new plane issues are solved.... All of the helos had 'em at one time or another.

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2blu52 
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04-08-17 06:06 AM - Post#2685562    
    In response to wagonmaster

My experience with copters more or less ended with the H-23 and the H-19 Bell. When I was discharged we were just being equipped with the Sikorsky with the big round nose, radial engine as I recall.

"PEACE IS THAT GLORIOUS MOMENT IN HISTORY WHEN EVERY ONE STANDS AROUND RELOADING"

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04-21-17 05:06 PM - Post#2687658    
    In response to wagonmaster

Joe, I used to work on the 47's when I was in the Army (66-69). I just joined a website about Signal School grads who worked in Avionics (35L, 35M, 35K, etc.) during the Vietnam war.

Check it out. Run by Jack McCabe. Tons of cool pictures from the day.

http://www.avelvietnam.com/index.html

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05-17-17 11:54 AM - Post#2691676    
    In response to 427SS65

I was a U.S. Army Sgt. in 1970-71 and I hope they let him go with a slap on the butt.

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Old Chevy Soldier 
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01-22-18 09:30 PM - Post#2721820    
    In response to 2blu52

I saw a news article recently that stated he (Linley Lemburg) was released after serving 30 days confinement. There were some other stiff penalties but most were suspended because of a pretrial agreement. I am a proud Army veteran. I enlisted in 1971, prior to the end of the draft. While I don't condone the AWOL, it's been 45 freaking years. I agree with 2Blu52. I say let him live the rest of his life without looking over his shoulder. Just my humble opinion.

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Edited by Old Chevy Soldier on 01-22-18 09:33 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Maxbigblock 
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01-23-18 06:41 AM - Post#2721850    
    In response to rrausch

  • rrausch Said:
I was a U.S. Army Sgt. in 1970-71 and I hope they let him go with a slap on the butt.


I'm an Army Vietnam vet and also was in 1970-71. Normally I would say that they should throw the book at him. But looking at the amount of time he served and the fact that the Gov't gave amnesty to all the draft dodgers, I think they should definitely cut him some slack. If he did get a reup bonus, that should have to be repaid.

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03-27-18 07:10 AM - Post#2729097    
    In response to TAT_2

  • TAT_2 Said:

My mind was AWOL for about the same time until a VA counselor told me that sometimes if you remember you weren't there ... anyway he got me a 100% service connection and I started to learn to fix Ix up old Chevy's ...all is good...
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