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  1. Boats
    01-07-2017 05:08 PM
    Private new Email is now [] - if you have something you want to discuss.
    [ALT older Email is: [email][Old email is still active can use either!
    And for those who've served:
    U.S. Navy - Tribute video (Non sibi sed Patriae)
    For the record: We Veterans always say "We Never Forget"
    Or: “Non Sibi Sed Patriae” (Means: Not for self, but for Country)
    Re: Why We Stand: Re:

    (*) The Constitution shall never be construed... to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms. by: Samuel Adams

    (*) We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution. -
    In 1859 by: Abraham Lincoln

    * Ralph Waldo Emerson (1837) wrote this song:
    Which was sung at the Completion of the Battle Monument, July 4, 1837

    By the crude bridge that arched the flood,
    Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
    Here once the embattled farmers stood
    And fired the shot heard round the world.

    The foe long since in silence slept;
    Alike the conqueror silent sleeps;
    And Time the ruined bridge has swept
    Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.

    On this green bank, by this soft stream,
    We set today a votive stone;
    That memory may their deed redeem,
    When, like our sires, our sons are gone.

    Spirit, that made those heroes dare
    To die, and leave their children free,
    Bid Time and Nature gently spare
    The shaft we raise to them and thee.

    Member of:
    a. 12 yrs. 63-75 U.S. Navy VN Veteran - Life Member of VFW Post 6448 - Dyer, IN
    b. 65 & 67 Da Nang - VN Duty
    c. Member of: The Patriot Files @ Web site:
    d. Member of: The U.S. Navel Institute @
    IMPORTANT (go to the link below for a Learning Lesson in Freedom!)
    a great by: Speech by Ronald Reagan.
    If you watch anything - Watch this by: Ronald Reagan (you won't be disappointed)!
    The Constitution of the United States of America
    A Verbal reading of "Our History in the making":
    Excellent refresher on how "we" became: The United States of America
  2. Boats
    02-15-2016 03:00 PM
    A Seaman's Prayer

    O Heavenly Father, creator of the seas, Bless us as we assemble for this most solemn remembrance. We give you thanks for all your servants who go to sea in ships and those who have paid the supreme sacrifice by giving their lives in the service of their nation.

    The passing of over 245 years has not diminished our love and gratitude for the thousands who went to sea and never returned, and for our Brother Shipmates who have gone to meet them in your loving, eternal embrace.

    O Father, grant his/her family today, and in the days hereafter, peace and comfort in the glory of his service to his fellow man, and in the knowledge he sails with you, O Lord, our maker and protector.

    O Eternal Lord God, who alone spreads out the heavens and rules the raging of the seas, receive into your protection all those who go down to the sea in ships and occupy their business on the great waters. Preserve them both in body and soul, prosper their labors with good success, in all times of danger, be their defense, and bring them to the haven where they would be, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

    A pledge: “Non Sibi Sed Patriae” - (Means: Not for self, but for Country)

    U.S. NAVY Tribute (hell march) 03-15-21
    The United States Navy (USN) is the maritime service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the eight uniformed services of the United States. It is the largest and most powerful navy in the world, with the estimated tonnage of its active battle fleet alone exceeding the next 13 navies combined, including 11 U.S. allies or partner nations. It has the highest combined battle fleet tonnage and the world's largest aircraft carrier fleet, with eleven in service, two new carriers under construction, and five other carriers planned. With 336,978 personnel on active duty and 101,583 in the Ready Reserve, the U.S. Navy is the third largest of the U.S. military service branches in terms of personnel. It has 290 deployable combat vessels and more than 3,700 operational aircraft as of June 2019.



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  • About Boats
    Branch of Service
    Years in Service
    Years of service
    1963-1975 VN Duty 65 & 67
    Current Status
    Units served with
    FAETUPAC DET II (Survival School) & 7th Fleet; Ships: AV13, AF29 (bow gunner in Da Nang), CVA-31 -V-4, CVA-63 -V-4, CVA-66 -V4.
    MOS, Rating, AFSC
    ABF2 (E5)
    Born May 3rd, 1946 to an Italian Father married 5x and Swedish/French Mother married 4x. Was in an orphanage with the twins and foster homes -things were pretty bad. I was also shot in the back by a 20 gauge in 62 Chicago. In 63 I enlisted (passed the physcial) as most all the guys were enlisting to go to VN & get out of the area. The first 6 months were survival school, fire fighting and later flight swimming classes. After 12 years of service (and two tours to Nam) - I got out and married to swell Italian Gal who I've been with for 55+ years. We have 2-daughters and 3) grandkids. I'm a strong believer in God and Country. But I've always found making "real friends" to be difficult. But for some odd reason I still have a sense of humor. I'm a lifetime member of VFW Post 6448 - Dyer, IN. (if the area drop in).
    Non Sibi Sed Patriae - Boats
    Retired - Rotating Equipment Field Engineer - US/CN - Germany - Netherlands - Jeddia - Mexico & more
    Collect old auto manuals & US Military Ships & Aircraft
    Sauk Village, IL
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    O Almighty Lord God, who neither slumberest nor sleepest; Protect and assist, we beseech thee, all those who at home or abroad, by land, by sea, or in the air, are serving this country, that they, being armed with thy defence, may be preserved evermore in all perils; and being filled with wisdom and girded with strength, may do their duty to thy honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



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