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    I Am Now Retired!

    After 35 years of active naval service, I have retired! Here is the shadow box that my Sailors, Chiefs and Officers made for the retirement. It has my Chief's cutlass and Officer's Sword crossed, my awards and ribbons, all the ranks I held and the command I was at when I held that rank, both enlisted and officer, and my retirement flag that was flown over the NIMITZ. The ceremony was excellent. I asked one of my Lieutenants to be the coordinator and I didn't have to do anything else! It was all much better than I could have imagined.

    "Nothing ever gets so bad that government "help" can't make it worse." Pat Garrett, March 22, 2014

    "HATE IS GOOD, WHEN ITS DIRECTED AT EVIL." PROBASCO, April 20, 2012

    I tried to push the envelope, but found that it was stationery.

    Have you heard about the new corduroy pillows? They're making head lines!

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    Very cool, very cool
    Enjoy your new position
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    Wow. Lots to say.
    Thank you for your service.
    Congratulations on your retirement.
    How fortunate you must feel to be able to retire.

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    Wow, 35 years, that is amazing dedication. Congratulations on a well deserved retirement.

    Your shadow board is nicely done, it's good to be honored like that by your men

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    Quote Originally Posted by Altarboy View Post
    Wow. Lots to say.
    Thank you for your service.
    Congratulations on your retirement.
    How fortunate you must feel to be able to retire.
    Thanks! I say I have retired, but I have already started a second career!
    "Nothing ever gets so bad that government "help" can't make it worse." Pat Garrett, March 22, 2014

    "HATE IS GOOD, WHEN ITS DIRECTED AT EVIL." PROBASCO, April 20, 2012

    I tried to push the envelope, but found that it was stationery.

    Have you heard about the new corduroy pillows? They're making head lines!

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    Ah, I see you are a descendent of ol Davy. Congrats on carrying on the tradition. Best find a job or full time hobby or you'll be bored to death in no time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ltorlo64 View Post
    Thanks! I say I have retired, but I have already started a second career!
    You're going to be a clerk at the PO?



    ETA ...I see you are a quick study. You will go far young Jedi (just don't go postal).
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    No enemy of America would have ever been killed if they didn't show up to be killed. HDR

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    Quote Originally Posted by N/A View Post
    Best find a job or full time hobby or you'll be bored to death in no time.
    it may take a few weeks for it to sink in. my advice is enjoy it slowly. don't spend every day fishing, golfing, or whatever. there is plenty of time. congrats and thank you for your service.

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    Congrats Sir!!!!

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    Congratulations on your retirement from our great Navy! Thank you for all your years of dedication and service.

    That is one shadow box to be proud of!!!! Again CONGRATS!!!

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    Congratulations, Chuck. Now, you can spend your time doing some of the things you really want to do...like shoot, and shoot, and shoot....ad infinitum.
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    It looks like nestled in there is a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart, and a Combat Action Ribbon. How did you misspend your misspent youth, Cmdr.?
    No enemy of America would have ever been killed if they didn't show up to be killed. HDR

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    Awesome. I would imagine the ceremony made your eyes get a little blurry. It must have felt really good.

    Time to focus on your gun pile and shooting the barrels out.

    Most of all don't stop.
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    Congratulations on an excellent career.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N/A View Post
    It looks like nestled in there is a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart, and a Combat Action Ribbon. How did you misspend your misspent youth, Cmdr.?
    No combat awards or ribbons for me! I made my wife mad (she still hasn't forgiven me!) for volunteering to take a temporary assignment that would have had the possibility of combat. I was not accepted, though. Told that my training and where I was stationed was too valuable for me to leave. I have a bunch of Sea Service ribbons, some Expeditionary medals (some for serving in combat zone, but not in combat) and some administrative awards, but nothing for heroism or valor.
    "Nothing ever gets so bad that government "help" can't make it worse." Pat Garrett, March 22, 2014

    "HATE IS GOOD, WHEN ITS DIRECTED AT EVIL." PROBASCO, April 20, 2012

    I tried to push the envelope, but found that it was stationery.

    Have you heard about the new corduroy pillows? They're making head lines!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rci2950 View Post
    Awesome. I would imagine the ceremony made your eyes get a little blurry. It must have felt really good.

    Time to focus on your gun pile and shooting the barrels out.

    Most of all don't stop.
    It did and I won't.
    "Nothing ever gets so bad that government "help" can't make it worse." Pat Garrett, March 22, 2014

    "HATE IS GOOD, WHEN ITS DIRECTED AT EVIL." PROBASCO, April 20, 2012

    I tried to push the envelope, but found that it was stationery.

    Have you heard about the new corduroy pillows? They're making head lines!

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    1984, Dark Year indeed, I was in the Horrid, 3rd Armored Division(Spearhead) HHC 1/32nd Armor BN. 3rd. BDE. Friedberg, Hessen, then known as West Germany. I am sure you were better off that Year than was I.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ltorlo64 View Post
    No combat awards or ribbons for me! I made my wife mad (she still hasn't forgiven me!) for volunteering to take a temporary assignment that would have had the possibility of combat. I was not accepted, though. Told that my training and where I was stationed was too valuable for me to leave. I have a bunch of Sea Service ribbons, some Expeditionary medals (some for serving in combat zone, but not in combat) and some administrative awards, but nothing for heroism or valor.
    Sometimes your training makes you to valuable to be killed. Sometimes a guy's MOS required him to go to Germany rather than Viet Nam. During the war everyone would have liked to be in Germany; after the war everyone wished they had served in Nam. Funny that we are that way.
    No enemy of America would have ever been killed if they didn't show up to be killed. HDR

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    congratulations

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