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Have you ever participated directly in a truly historic event?

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Have you ever participated directly in a truly historic event?


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    Mike H. says:

    Skylab 2,Skylab3, and the Apollo-Soyuz Space mission recoveries aboard USS New Orleans (LPH-11)…oh yeah, we also swept Haiphong Harbor for mines in 1973 at the end of the war.

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    Chuck says:

    In 1981, my wife and I watched the space shuttle, Columbia, touch down at Edwards Air Force Base. This was the first landing of a shuttle. The memorable thing about it was the fact that I had my Mom with us. Mom was born in 1897 before the first airplane and here she was watching a space shuttle land. Quite a thrill for my dear old Mom.

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    Phil says:

    I have served in or with the U.S. Army over-seas in six decades (and been shot at in four of them), so yes I have been in a few.

  4. 4
    Robert says:

    With NORAD on 9/11.

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    richard says:

    i do not know if serving on a destroyer during vietnam supporting land forces is acceptable which i have done as a sailor-i worked at the world trade center for 20 yrs and was there in the 1993 attack and the 2001 attack and bore witness to both horrific events and was lucky to escape both -as an unwilling participant

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    joe kingman says:

    I was with the 9th Engineers when we were deployed to Kosovo in JUN99

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    cmhicksusmc says:

    The battle of Marjah, Lashkar-gah, steel dawn I,II,III, Operation GodFather and almost all conflicts in the Helmand, Kandahar province Afghanistan. OORAH!!!

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    Andrew Nelson says:

    Operation Desert Shield and Storm.

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    Larry says:

    I was in Saigon in January 1973 outprocessing to leave the country when they signed the peace treaty and I was stationed in Berlin when the wall came down.

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    Joe says:

    Yes, I have!

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    Lyndon says:

    Serving during the commencement of the Korean Armistice Agreement from August 1953.
    Still going or is it?

  12. 12
    Frank says:

    I was a medic in the 69th infantry division , the first outfit to meet the Russians at Torgau, Germany .



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