July 13, 2019Hey VT. I got your number. I don`t know if you could get space-a billeting or not. Thanks for your service. I have mad respect for Vietnam Vets. We get treated pretty well compared to ya`ll.
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July 13, 2019Dave, thanks for the reply. not being retired from the air force, probably not, but since I am a disabled VET maybe. I might check into it.
July 13, 2019VT, I think that if you can get on base they would let you stay in billeting. It`s Space-A though.
July 14, 2019I don`t know what space A is. I am assuming it is like a barracks.
All I got in the way of identification from the government is my
VA card, and of course social security card, medicare card, and a valid drivers license.
I had a top secret clearance when I was in, I guarded nukes in California.
July 14, 2019Space-A just means that folks with orders or active duty get priority for the rooms, VT. No idea if your IDs would get you on base or not.
July 15, 2019Well Dave, like I said I have a place to stay in summerset, it is between Rapid and Sturgis. Maybe at a future date I will check that out and see if it is and option for me. My friends just bought this new house in May, so for the present I have a place to stay if I cone out that way.
July 15, 2019Its nice that you have a place to stay. We couldn`t get rooms last year. No idea if we`ll get them this year or not.
July 16, 2019
Been following u guys chatting............no need for me to comment, was never in the military.
Kinda wanted to go into the Navy and be on an aircraft carrier when I was a teen. My Dad talked me out of it and said.........Go on into College and then after that see what is next.
Did that and was listed One-A in around 1967, having just taken a job with IBM. Thought my azz was gonna get chosen and it just never happened.
July 16, 2019Always welcome to chime in, Mo. I`ve talked to lots of guys who either wanted to join or wished they had. I always figured things happen for a reason so there is no issue whether folks did or didn`t. Who knows what may have happened if we could change things. Being a good American is more important to me than if you did or didn`t serve in the military. Somebody has to do the other jobs in the civilian sector or we wouldn`t have the things we have.
Just my 2 cents.
July 17, 2019Moscooter< I agree with what Dave said. I would have liked to have been able to have an alternative and went to college. But I didn`t have that option. Both my older brothers were already in college so, I was 1A also and instead of waiting for draft to get me I opted to join the Air force. The enlistment time was 4 years instead of two years if I would have been drafted. But chances are I would not be on here talking to you guys now if I had been drafted. I may have never mad it home from Vietnam.
Anyway my sentiments are if you didn`t serve and didn`t dodge the draft and flee to another country, then you did the right thing for your own reasons.
What I did get for my time in USAF was a free college education, and now I have free medical benefits and a monthly pension.
And I have not animosity for anyone who has not served their country by being in the military, unless they dodged the draft illegally like fleeing to Canada or mexico or wherever.
July 17, 2019I agree, VT. Purposely avoiding the draft is a totally different story. That is what my point was but I didn`t actually say it.
July 17, 2019I think our illustrious president Clinton was a draft dodger. That is always what I heard about him.
And Moscooter, as far as I am concerned you can chime in anytime, no matter what the subject if you have something to say. Heaven knows we can use the traffic on here.
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