Right now I’m just sitting at an In N’ Out waiting for my cheeseburger.
I just went for my monthly blood test at our local VA. On my way into the building a young woman was exiting with a leg prothesis. She had lost her leg almost at the hip.
People like her make me very humble about my own military service. Here I ended up traveling over most of Europe when I wasn’t in a radar bunker talking to missile batteries in Germany.
Some gave a lot more than others; some gave all.
By lex, on October 15th, 2007
Got this in the email inbox today:
YOUR REQUEST TO BE TRANSFERRED TO THE RETIRED LIST WAS APPROVED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY EFFECTIVE 01 AUG 2008. ON 01 AUG 2008 YOU WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO THE RETIRED LIST WITH THE GRADE OF CAPT AND WITH RETIRED PAY OF CAPT, PURSUANT TO PROVISIONS OF 10 U.S.C. SEC. 6323.
– PROCEED TO HOME OF SELECTION. REGARD RELIEVED OF ALL ACTIVE DUTY EFFECTIVE AT 2400 ON DATE OF DETACHMENT.
– EFFECTIVE UPON BEING TRANSFERRED TO RETIRED LIST YOUR DESIGNATOR IS CHANGED TO 1313.
– YOUR DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE NAVY AND YOUR COUNTRY IS DEEPLY APPRECIATED. MAY YOU ENJOY EVERY SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS IN THE FUTURE.
REAR ADMIRAL, U. S. NAVY
COMMANDER NAVY PERSONNEL COMMAND
Yay! This is what I asked for.
Why does it feel like somebody died?
I haven’t been here in awhile lately and I should not be that way. Today’s announcement is part of that journey of life. I finally had to call it being a Crew Chief in the 416 AMU.
Among The Joshua Trees
I am a Tool Room Attendant.
No more flight line or jets for me.
The foot issues enabled me to obtain a reasonable accomodation to get off the line.
For the record:
ACC on 83-1120, 80-3666, 80-0584 and 88-0445. DCC for a time on 88-0456.
It was a good run. Father Time finally let me know that it was time to do something else not as strenuous, as well did my doctor..
The main bragging point: Oldest Crew Chief on the Line at Red Flag 12-2 at the age of 57!
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