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Published monthly by the USS Razorback Base of the United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. Base Commander, James W. Barnes 501-778-6583 firstname.lastname@example.org Editor, Jim Barnes 501-778-6583 email@example.com April 2004 _________________________________________________________________________________________ Commanders Corner Razorback Update 4-6, 2004. Enclose is a picture of Hussein, they It is my sad duty to report that two of our This is a combination of information didn't have enough weight for John and base members, Robert “Bob” Wight and from John Adams and myself. John is him to dive so Hussein found some John A. Harrel Jr., have lost their wives overseeing all the activities in Tuzla, scraps metal to use for weight. in recent days. Please keep these fellows Turkey. Sometimes you just have to improvise. and their families in your prayers. We (John Adams and Greg Zonner) The USS Razorback is sitting where After all the hard work by so many here, boarded the tug on March 26th to move she's going to be for a couple weeks. The around the country and in Turkey the the USS Razorback from Gölcük to hull cutting begins tomorrow to make a USS Razorback is in the shipyard having Tuzla. Piloting the tug was Capt. hole for the batteries to be removed. the batteries pulled. From the reports Nurettin Çelik (pronounced Chelik) and We are still looking to leave Turkey on from John Adams and Greg Zonner they Captain Mehmet Yildirim. We were at May the 5th. may be pulling them as I write this. 40 degrees 45 minutes 691 seconds N I will send you another update in a few The Secretary of the Navy has given us Latitude, 29 degrees 20 minutes 574 days. the USS Hoga also, the senate has thirty seconds East. Mayor Hays joined us on Thanks days to reverse his decision but it looks the tug around 8:00 that evening. Greg Zonner like she is ours. The tug's name is Cerno 46, they call her ^^^^^ We are still waiting on the mooring Kırk Altı, which is Turkish for 46. (Note In This Issue plans to be approved by the Corps of there are 29 characters in the Turkish 28 Boat Reunion 3 Engineers. Once we have their approval alphabet and these are the 'I's' without A Second Opinion 3 we can begin construction on that site. the dot, has an oo sound as in look) Kırk April Meeting 3 It appears that we are seeing more altı is slang for crazy. There is a Arrange Military Medals 2 interest by more people now that the sanatorium in Istanbul and when Authorization for Medals 2 mayor has the title to the Razorback. I someone is committed, a form 46 is Chaplain’s Office 2 would like to say a big THANKS to all filled out. Thus, when if someone calls Commanders Corner 1 that has helped in any way over the past you Kırk Altı, they are calling you crazy. Ensure VA Benefits 2 two years. There were times when it From our 1.2 knot trip up the Marmara Good Submarine Info 4 looked as if we would not get either of Sea to Tuzla......the name fits the tug Obituaries 3 the vessels, but through persistence and well. Razorback Pictures 6 hard work it is all working out. We still Enclose is a picture of the 'little tug that Razorback Update 1 have a long way to go and will continue could' although there were times when Ribbon Checker 4 to need your help and support. Thanks to John and I were wondering if the USS Speaker Hastert 5 you one and all. Razorback was pulling the tug. Sub Building Methods 5 The next meeting will be April 23-25 in They have completed cleaning the hull Vietnam Cross of Gallantry 6 Russellville. This is our third year to underwater and they have begun the have the campout / cookout and it battery disconnection. It will take them a promises to be fun. Hope to see all of few days to disconnect the battery cells. ^^^^^ you there. The USS Razorback has been moved What would you call it when an Italian Jim from Tuzla Bay into the shipyard area. has one arm shorter than the other? ^^^^^ (See Pictures) They will pressure wash A speech impediment. the hull with a very high pressure jet, ^^^^^^ they can not sandblast over water. 4-8 Update 40th U. S. President entitled to the full amount of disability Greg, compensation you feel you deserve. The All is well here in Turkey. I thank God that I live in a country difference between having evidence or We're still on track with the schedule for where dreams can come true, where producing witnesses could mean a 5 May departure. failure sometimes is the first step to receiving less than 10% disability I've requested the crane's arrival for success and where success is only compensation and as much as 100% tomorrow to begin the battery removal another form of failure if we forget what compensation. along with help from the Gölcük Navy our priorities should be. To ensure that you will be eligible to Yard. Harry Lloyd Hopkins, receive the fullest amount of deserved The hull cut in the photo is for the Advisor to disability compensation for any military- forward battery group. As of now that Franklin D. Roosevelt related psychological or physical trauma, cut is complete. Mahir is the Naval ^^^^^ injury or illness you are advised to fully Architect on staff and a good friend. Getting Authorization For document your initial condition with a Adnan is the retired Master Chief who is Medals You Feel You Deserve medic or in a letter to a loved one or in a overseeing security and system The following website provides diary you can preserve. You must also operations. information on how to apply to The collect and maintain a roster of names As you can see from the interior shots, Awards Branch of your former Military and addresses of those you serve with. she doesn't look like she used to. Service Branch for a medal you were The men and women you serve with However she will before we're finished. never authorized but feel you deserve. today can later serve as eyewitnesses to Let me know if I can do something All applications for authorization of a events or occurrences that produced a special for the kids. medal must be made using Form DD- condition warranting disability April 7th was another productive day. 149 and mailed (not faxed and not compensation. Much of the piping was removed from emailed) to The Awards Branch of your Rosters of names and addresses should the forward battery compartment. Late at Service. be sent home to a family for safekeeping night the USS Razorback gained her own DD-149 is downloadable in .PDF format in a secure location. Copies of rosters new anchor to keep her bow from from this website: can also be preserved by mailing or moving while we manipulate the barge. http://members.aol.com/forvets/htom.ht emailing them to The American War The winds were high so all maneuvering m Library (www.amervets.com) for online operations were delayed. The crane Best, access archival. arrived for loading onto the barge once Brooke Rowe, Take a lesson from the thousands of the sub is safely anchored. ^^^^^ Vietnam War era veterans who missed We need relatively calm winds to rig the out on obtaining deserved disability How to Arrange Military benefits because they failed to preserve batteries from their hold. Cheers, Medals and Ribbons for Display documentation or witness lists of John or Wear incidents that caused psychological or ^^^^^ A Official Order of Precedence of physical injury or illness. The majority Treasurer's Report for March: military medals and ribbons is available: of these veterans can testify about the Please travel to URL: many years it has taken them to advance $1890.17 Beginning Balance http://members.aol.com/warlibrary/displ their disability claim through the VA Deposits ay only to have it either approved for far $80.00 Dues (Base and National) Webmasters are invited to link to this less the deserved compensation 5.00 Donation URL. percentage or rejected outright because 50.00 Stores (Cookbook) Brooke Rowe the veteran failed to provide convincing ^^^^^ documentation or eyewitness testimony $135.00 Total Deposit How to Ensure VA benefits for confirming their condition was military Expenses PTSD or Undocumented Injury related. $19.11 Expenses for Guest Speaker WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE or Illness: What the Military and EXPOSED TO PSYCHOLOGICAL OR at last meeting VA won't tell you. $19.11 Total Expenses PHYSICAL TRAUMA, INJURY OR 10, 20, or 30 years from now you may ILLNESS $2006.06 Closing Balance find yourself suffering from an Any questions, please give me a yell. 1. See a medic immediately. Ensure that undocumented psychological or physical your examination, diagnosis and Wendell Dedmon injury or illness that originated while you ^^^^^ treatment is documented in your military were serving in the military. To obtain file. Obtain a photocopy of your medical Chaplains Office disability compensation from the report. Mail that report home with America was founded by people who Veteran's Administration you will instructions it must be placed in a secure believed that God was their rock of required to produce evidence or location. safety. I recognize we must be cautious witnesses confirming that your condition 2. If your incident does not require in claiming that God is on our side, but I is military related. If you are unable to immediate review by a medic, fully think it’s all right to keep asking if we’re provide evidence or witnesses to the document the incident in great detail and on His side. cause of your condition you will not be Ronald Reagan 2 mail your report home with instructions He’s sleepless nights and stress. lake side of the drive and have it must be placed in a secure location. He’s wet and dirty diapers electricity, water and sewer for a total of 3. Obtain the names and addresses of And a house that is a mess. $21.93 for the two days. The other 3 those who witnessed the incident. Also campsites only have electricity and water include the names of enlisted and officer So they talk about abortion for a total of $14.79 for the two days. superiors as well as a complete (if As the alternative We have to vacate by 1500 on Sunday. If possible) roster of all the personnel in For that fetal imposition you would like to come earlier or stay your unit. Mail this/these lists home with Who would change the way they live. longer please contact the Marina at 479- instructions it must be placed in a secure 967-5516. The spaces are in Ray’s name location. You may also mail lists to The He isn’t really human. so all you have to do is show up and American War Library for permanent He doesn’t even breathe. register. Please let Ray know if you are online archival (www.amervets.com) He was just a misadventure planning to camp, if the sites are not The above is very important advice to They happened to conceive. taken he has to pay for one night, that meet the need of any future happened last year. Ray’s e-mail requirements. 10, 20, 30 years from now They sit there in the waiting room firstname.lastname@example.org phone you will be eternally grateful for With papers they must fill, 479-967-5541. If you need a hotel the following this advice. Just ask any The waivers and consent forms Holiday Inn, Hampton Inn and Fairfield veteran who is grieving the deprivation And arrangements for the bill. Inn are close by. of disability compensation because he or Our resident cook, Jim Stephens will be she failed to consider the future when They know it’s what they have to do. cooking again this year. He will cook they were younger. There is no other way. dinner on Friday night, lunch on Note: The above Advisory is also But once or twice they wonder Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. published at URL: What that little guy might say. Dinner on Friday night will be http://members.aol.com/veterans/vetben. hamburgers and hot dogs. Contact Ray htm “I wish you wouldn’t do this. Wewers at email@example.com Brooke Rowe I’ve got too much to do. or 479-967-5541 no later than April 21 Associate Librarian I have to learn to walk and talk, with what needs to be provided. The American War Library To dress and tie my shoes. Saturday morning you will be on your www.amervets.com own for breakfast. Lunch will be served ^^^^^ “I have to learn to whistle about 1300; Jim is furnishing the Bar-B- 28 Boat Reunion And I have to learn to run. Q and beans. We need to bring a side The Wisconsin Maritime Museum is I have to learn to say my prayers dish and desert. The base meeting will sending out information/registration For when the day is done. start at 1600 with more social time to packets for the 28-boat reunion to be follow. Sunday breakfast will be served held here in Manitowoc, WI Oct. 5-10, “I have to watch for Daddy at 0800. 2004. The reunion is open to shipyard With Mommy at the door, A devotional will be held after breakfast. workers, submarine veterans and the And I have to ride in carts Donations will be accepted. Any public is welcomed. Because of the When they take me to the store. questions contact Ray or Jim Barnes. graphics involved these packets will only ^^^^^ be sent by mail. If you (or anyone you “I have to blow out candles Obituaries know) are interested in receiving one, On a lot of birthday cakes, Roberta Wight, 80, of Fayetteville died please email me your name and address And pose for all the pictures Sunday, March 21, 2004 at Medi Home and we will get one out to you as soon as Mommy always takes. in Prairie Grove. She was born March 6, possible. Any questions, please feel free 1924, in Mt. Ayr, Iowa, to Harry Dale to email or call. Thanks! “If you let them do this, and Avis Rush Hetzel. Tduvall@wisconsinmaritime.org I’ll never learn to wave. She was a retired secretary and a ^^^^^ I’ll never have a birthday. member of Grace Cumberland A Second Opinion I won’t even have a grave. Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville. By Bob Scott She had served as state commander of “I’ll never play a game, Arkansas Diamond Chapter Wives of There’s a little guy somewhere And I’ll never laugh or cry. U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War Waiting to appear, I won’t even have a name, II. Curled up inside his mother’s And I’ll always wonder why.” Survivors include her husband, Robert Protective atmosphere. ^^^^^ Wight of the home; two sons, Jay Wight April Meeting of Hoffman Estates, Ill.; and Chris Wight He’s the one they didn’t plan on, The USS Razorback Base annual of Oak Park, Ill.; and six grandchildren. He’s an extra mouth to feed. cookout / campout will be April 23-25 Cremation is by Luginbuel Funeral A little inconvenience 2004, that is a Friday Saturday and until Home in Prairie Grove. Burial of the Neither of them need. 1500 Sunday. Ray Wewers has reserved ashes will be in Henderson, Iowa. 5 camping spaces at the Lake Dardanelle He’s doctor bills and formula. Marina; two of the campsites are on the 3 Memorials may be made to All Faith submarine operating off the coast of "He wanted to meet all the guys on Methodist Church in Eagle Rock, MO., Southern California. board. He must have had his picture or a charity of choice. Best known for his role as the Gunnery taken 100 times." ^^^^^ Sergeant in the 1987 war movie "Full This will mark the first time "Mail Call" Patsy Jane Harrel, age 65 of Greenbrier Metal Jacket," Ermey served 11 years in has devoted an entire episode to one died Saturday April 3, 2004. She was the Marine Corps. He rose to the rank of specific topic according to the show's born February 28, 1939 in Mineola, Staff NCO serving two years as a drill executive producer Robert Lihani. Texas the daughter of the late Dudley instructor and a tour of duty in Vietnam. "We're very excited about this show," he and Grace Baldwin Swann. She was a He was medically retired in 1971 and said. "It's our 50th episode and we think member of the Eastside Church of Christ was later awarded the honorary rank of it's going to be a special one." The of Conway. She is survived by her Gunnery Sergeant. "I've got the best job episode, tentatively scheduled to air in husband of 44 years, John “Bo” Harrel, in the world now," Ermey says of his job late April, will feature segments on Jr.; by a son, Steven Harrel of as "Mail Call's" host. "I have the navigation, propulsion and weapons Greenbrier; by a daughter, Sandra K. privilege to go out and have the best in aboard the submarine. Other topics the Tinkle, and husband Tracy, of the business demonstrate how the show will address include how the sub Naperville, Illinois; by seven military works," he said. "And, I get to makes air and water, how the submarine grandchildren, Kayla Tinkle, Ashley bring the U.S. military to the people." dives and do submarines really have the Harrel, Haley Harrel, Justin Harrel, Sami The Gunny took time to talk to best food in the Navy? Tinkle, Kelsy Tinkle and Alex “Bo” crewmembers and sign autographs "We're looking forward to seeing the Harrel; by two brothers, Dudley Swann during an embark in USS SALT LAKE episode," said CDR Tracy Howard, the of Little Rock, AR and Henry Swann of CITY (SSN 716). R. Lee Ermey and the commanding officer. "I've got the best Nashville, AR and by a sister, Betty crew of History Channel's "Mail Call" crew in the Submarine Force and this is Harris of Kansas City, KS. embarked the attack submarine off the an excellent opportunity for their friends Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, coast of Southern California to film an and family to see them at work." April 6, 2004, 10:00 AM at the Roller- episode of the 30-min. show answering "What an incredible honor it has been to McNutt Greenbrier Chapel officiated by viewer's questions on life aboard an ride SALT LAKE CITY and see you Jim Woodell and Ted Knight. Eulogist attack submarine at sea. The episode is fine men at work," Ermey told the crew will be Fred Shoemaker. Entombment tentatively scheduled to air in late April. on the 1MC at the end of the day. will be at Crestlawn Memorial Park Check your local listings for exact dates "Semper Fi!" Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 6-8 and air times. Machinist's Mate ^^^^^ PM Monday evening at Roller-McNutt Second Class Joshua B. Hildebrand Dear John Greebrier Funeral Home. To sign our on- won't forget the Gunny's visit anytime The ultimate response to a Dear John line guest register, please go to soon - Ermey presented him with his letter... You gotta love a man like this! www.rollermcnutt.com hard-earned "dolphins" during a A Marine was deployed to Afghanistan. ^^^^^ ceremony on the mess decks. "What a While there he received a letter from his GOOD SUBMARINE INFO surprise to have the Gunny give me my girlfriend explaining that she had slept From Bruce Brown fish," Hildebrand said. "After all the hard with two guys while he had been gone News items from ComSubPac work of the past year to get qualified, it and she now wanted to break up. AND, NAVAL BASE POINT LOMA -- "Drop made the day even more special." she wanted all the pictures of herself and give me 20," isn't a phrase Sailors Hildebrand is now "qualified in back. aboard the attack submarine USS SALT submarines" and has earned the right to So the fellow did what any squared away LAKE (SSN 716) typically hear on the wear the dolphin insignia. The dolphins Marine would do. He went around to his mess decks while underway. That all signify that he has acquired specific buddies and collected all the unwanted changed recently when "The Gunny" skills, knowledge and experience, has photos of women he could find. He then embarked with the History Channel's demonstrated proficiency in all aspects mailed about 25 pictures of women (with "Mail Call" to film the show's 50th of the submarine's operations and is a and without clothes) to his former episode. trusted member of the ship's crew. girlfriend with the note: "I don't One of the History Channel's top-rated "We are so pleased to have the Gunny remember which one you are. Please shows, "Mail Call" is a weekly series and "Mail Call" here on SALT LAKE keep your picture and send the rest that answers viewer's questions about CITY for the day," said the boat's Chief back." technology used throughout history by of the Boat, or COB, ETCM(SS) Brian ^^^^^ the Armed Forces. The show's host, Schell. "What a great opportunity for the Ribbon Checker Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey, brought the crew to show off SALT LAKE CITY This is an excellent website for active "Mail Call" crew out for a day of filming and what we do," he said. duty or retirees to get a printout of their to answer viewer's questions about life at Throughout the day of filming, Ermey ribbons. You probably are already aware sea on an attack submarine. "We get lots took time to talk with Sailors, sign of the site. of email asking about submarines and autographs and have his photo taken http://kepler.pratt.duke.edu/USNRibbons what it's like to be a Submariner, so with crewmembers. "I'm the only guy in .html we're here to answer the mail," he the world that gets told 'choke me' for a ^^^^^ explained as he waited to board the photograph!" he said laughing. "He was great," said ETEC(SS) Jorge L. Perez. 4 Sub Building Methods from having to surface frequently to WASHINGTON, March 25 /U.S. New London (CT) Day charge batteries and refresh their air Newswire/ -- House Speaker J. Dennis March 18, 2004 supply, Firebaugh said. Hastert today announced two Updated Sub Building Methods Have After World War II, the Navy borrowed appointments to the Veteran's Disability Aided Navy's Progress from German submarine designs for Benefits Commission. By Robert A. Hamilton, Day Staff improved diesel-electric boats, and The Veterans Disability Benefits Writer began to pursue nuclear power as the Commission was established under the Groton - An electrician building a house source they would need for long- historic "concurrent receipt" would not hesitate to join two power endurance underwater operations. The compromise, in the fall of 2003 during cables in a junction box. If the wires ever Germans also were one of the the 1st Session of the 108th Congress. Its worked free, you would just remove the proponents of modular construction for purpose is to ensure fair compensation to cover of the box and fix them. But in the submarines, realizing that smaller our country's veterans and their case of a junction box buried in a modules could be built in a shop setting survivors. submarine's bilge space, no one would to meet much stricter quality controls, Donald M. Cassiday, of Aurora, Ill., -- risk making such repairs. So Electric and the United State began to emulate which is located inside the Speaker's Boat ran unbroken power cables that practice. Modularity has reached a congressional district -- served in the throughout the entire ship - until now. peak with the Virginia, which was more United States Air Force (USAF) where EB Vice President Millard Firebaugh, than 80 percent complete by the time the he piloted the B-47 Bomber, flying over who spoke Wednesday during the pressure hull was assembled, and 91 1000 hours during the Cold War. Later GGolde Year Lecture Series at the percent finished at the time it was Cassiday worked at USAF Headquarters Submarine Force Library and Museum, launched last year, Firebaugh said. in the Pentagon, serving as Deputy Chief said EB spent a lot of time and money ^^^^^ of Staff for Logistics and Director of certifying a new electrical cable-splicing Oxymoron Aircraft and Missile Programs. Cassiday process when it began building the What is an Oxymoron? currently serves as director of Operations Virginia, which will be delivered to the Oxymoron Definition: A rhetorical at Chicago's North Park University. Navy later this year. "We had to have a figure in which incongruous or The speaker's second appointment to the simple, effective and highly reliable contradictory terms are combined. commission is Nick D. Bacon of process," said Firebaugh, EB's chief Rosebud, Ark. Bacon served in the Army engineer and a retired rear admiral, who EXAMPLE: for 21 years and was presented the has spent his adult life involved with nation's highest honor, the Congressional submarine construction. "We achieved Oxymoron - Removing the Ten Medal of Honor for his heroic action that." EB developed equipment and Commandments from the courthouse during the Vietnam War. Bacon processes that an electrician can learn in while making people swear to tell the volunteers his time to numerous civic a few hours, and has subjected them to truth and nothing but the truth, so help organizations that organize the welfare the same tests as unbroken cables with you God, while your hand is on the Bible of our country's retired service men and similar results, he said. in courtrooms. women such as, American Legion, The new process was one of several ^^^^^ Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). technnologies that have allowed for the construction of submarine modules that Women Currently, he serves as director at the are far more complete than anything in ALL women can benefit from the Arkansas Department of Veterans the past, improving the quality, cost and wisdom of the Navajo! Affairs. speed of construction, he said. A woman is driving toward "I'm proud these two men who served The museum is celebrating the 50th home in Northern Arizona when she sees their country so valiantly in the past, are anniversary of the birth of the Nautilus, a Navajo woman hitchhiking. Because again willing to serve to ensure this from its christening in January 1954 to the trip had been long and quiet, she commission doesn't leave any veteran its commissioning Sept. 30, 1954. stops the car and the Navajo woman behind," said Hastert. "Their continued Firebaugh spoke about how submarine climbs in. During their small talk, the service to our nation and our veterans is construction has changed over the years, Navajo woman glances surreptitiously at greatly appreciated. They are true and how it was largely driven by a brown bag on the front seat between patriots." German successes in the first half of the them. ^^^^^ 20th century. "If you're wondering what's in the bag," Jake He said then-Lt. Hyman G. Rickover, offers the woman, "it's a bottle of wine. I Jake was dying. His wife, Joanne, was who would later become an admiral and got it for my husband." maintaining a candlelight vigil by his head of the Navy Nuclear Reactors The Navajo woman is silent for a while, side. She held his fragile hand, tears program, wrote a paper around 1927 in nods several times and says, "Good running down her face. Her praying which he analyzed German U-boat trade." roused him from his slumber. He looked operations in World War II. Almost a ^^^^^ up and his pale lips began to move quarter-century before the Nautilus Speaker Hastert Announces slightly. would start to take shape, Rickover Appointments "My darling Joanne," he whispered. recognized that submarines needed a to the Veterans Disability Benefits "Hush, my love," she said. "Rest. Shhh... propulsion source that would free them Commission Don't talk." 5 In his tired voice, "I have something I must confess to you." obtain an SF-180 please travel to URL: "There's nothing to confess," replied the weeping Joanne http://members.aol.com/forvets/htomr.htm "Everything's all right, just go to sleep." (*) Do not request the medal to be issued to you. The United "No, no. I must die in peace, Joanne. I...I cheated on you!" States government does not issue foreign medals. "I know," Joanne whispered as she softly stroked his forehead. "Shhhh...Just let the poison work..... Official Authorization Information: ^^^^^ http://www.amervets.com/replacement/vcog.htm#isr Vaseline A man doing market research knocked on a door and Best, was greeted by a young woman with three small children Brooke Rowe, running around at her feet. He said, "I'm doing some research Associate Librarian for Vaseline. Have you ever used the product?" The American War Library She said, "Yes. My husband and I use it all the time." www.americanwarlibrary.com "And if you don't mind me asking, what do you use it ^^^^^ for?" Razorback Pictures "We use it for sex." The pictures are some Greg brought back from his recent trip The researcher was a little taken aback. He said, to Turkey and some sent by John Adams of the work as it is in "Usually people lie to progress. me and say that they use it on a child's bicycle chain or to help ^^^^^ with a gate hinge. But, in fact, I know that most people do use it for sex. I admire you for your honesty. Since you've been frank so far, can you tell me exactly how you use it for sex?" The woman said, "I don't mind telling you at all. My husband and I put it on the doorknob and it keeps the kids out." NOW WHAT WERE YOU THINKING! ^^^^^ Lawyers, can't live with 'em... A lawyer's dog, running about unleashed, beelines for a butcher shop and steals a roast. Butcher goes to lawyer's office and asks, "If a dog running unleashed steals a piece of meat from my store, do I have a right to demand payment for the meat from the dog's owner?" The lawyer answers, "Absolutely." "Then you owe me $8.50. Your dog was loose and stole a roast from me today." The lawyer, without a word, writes the butcher a check for $8.50 [attorneys don't carry cash--it's too plebeian--and the butcher hadn't brought the shop's credit card imprinter to the lawyer's office]. Several periods of time later--it could be the next day but that would be unrealistic--the butcher opens the mail and finds an envelope from the lawyer: $20 due for a consultation. ^^^^^ The Vietnam Cross of Gallantry All Vietnam Veterans Were Awarded The Vietnam Cross of Gallantry Awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States, Canada, Australia, South Korea, New Zealand, Israel, France, Germany, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Dominican Republic and other Allied nations who provided military forces in Vietnam. The Cross of Gallantry is awarded for individual valorous achievement in combat during the Vietnam conflict, March 1, 1961 through March 28, 1973. Because the Cross of Gallantry does not appear on every United States Vietnam veteran's DD-214 American Vietnam veterans may receive government acknowledgement (only *) of this medal (but not the medal itself, see below *) by requesting a DD-215 from the National Records and Personnel Center in St. Louis, MO using standard form (SF) SF-180. To 6 7 Our Creed "To perpetuate the memory of our shipmates who gave their lives in the pursuit of their duties while serving their Country. That their dedication, deeds and supreme sacrifice be a constant source of motivation toward greater accomplishments. A pledge of loyalty and patriotism to the United States Government." 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