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Topic: USS Eisenhower in the news :-( (12 msgs / 219 lines)
1) From: Edward Bourgeois
Hate to hear more and more about the USS Eisenhower being staged and armed
in the Gulf for possible attack on Iran. Let's All wish Dennis and his
shipmates a safe and peaceful holiday. Thank you Dennis and Crew!!!

2) From: raymanowen
I Like Ike!
"Too often we... enjoy the comfort of opinion [or Propaganda] without the
discomfort of thought."
 John F. Kennedy

3) From: Leo Zick
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And whatwill come of it? Nothing im sure.  Such a shame. But then again, to
quote the man himself:
"This notion that the United States is getting ready to attack Iran is
simply ridiculous. And having said that, all options are on the table."
George W. Bush
From: Edward Bourgeois [mailto:edbourgeois] 
Sent: Saturday, December 23, 2006 3:05 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: +USS Eisenhower in the news :-(
Hate to hear more and more about the USS Eisenhower being staged and armed
in the Gulf for possible attack on Iran. Let's All wish Dennis and his
shipmates a safe and peaceful holiday. Thank you Dennis and Crew!!!

4) From: Dan Bollinger
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He's Good Enough for Me!

5) From: Aaron
If I had to be anywhere, Id rather be on the Ike in that situation than 
the Frigate's I used to ride.  That ship has plenty of defenses and uses 
frigates as missile magnets.
I wish dennis the best as well but do know that the carrier is probably 
one of the safest spots to be in a time like this.
Besides he's a combat weenie he'll probably sleep through the entire 
thing.  (yep I just HAD to get that cheap shot in, it's a navy tradition)
take care dennis
aaron

6) From: george
Straight from the mouth of the "man" who said Iraq had 
WMD.    Ya Right.
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On 23 Dec 2006 at 15:37, Leo Zick wrote:
And whatwill come of it? Nothing im sure. Such a shame. 
But then again, to quote the man himself:
"This notion that the United States is getting ready to 
attack Iran is simply ridiculous. And having said that, 
all options are on the table."
George W. Bush
From: Edward Bourgeois [mailto:edbourgeois] 
Sent: Saturday, December 23, 2006 3:05 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: +USS Eisenhower in the news :-(
Hate to hear more and more about the USS Eisenhower being 
staged and armed in the Gulf for possible attack on Iran. 
Let's All wish Dennis and his shipmates a safe and 
peaceful holiday. Thank you Dennis and Crew!!!

7) From: Aaron
oh careful now george or you might be accused of hate speech.  :P

8) From: raymanowen
"you might be accused of hate speech."    ...I hate speech.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
"Too often we... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of
thought."
 John F. Kennedy

9) From: Scott Marquardt
OTOH, Iran has those insane rocket torpedos that'll do ludicrous speeds
underwater, for which there simply are no countermeasures. As a cold war
veteran sonarman, that kind of stuff freaks me out.
But OTOH again, I'd love to be over there about now. Not 'cause I'm a
warmonger itchin' for action, but because serving in the Navy is about the
greatest thing I've ever experienced. There's something about tracking a
Soviet nuclear missile sub as it passes literally underneath you that just
can't be topped by much else in life.  ;-)
Well, 'cept for being there for each of my kids bein' born, of course.   ;-)
Which reminds me . . . Merry Christmas!
- Scott
On 12/23/06, Aaron  wrote:
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10) From: raymanowen
"...tracking a Soviet nuclear missile sub as it passes literally underneath
you that just can't be topped by much else in life."
OMG- I can empathize with that, Scott.
[In full disclosure- I was USAF, as were my brothers and a nephew
currently-  I'm enjoying the First Brew after roasting some Ethiopian
Sidamo, so you can follow me, too!]
You made me remember all kinds of stories about Clark, Manila, Bangkok,
Taegu, Thuy Hoa, Saigon and others, even though I only flew a soldering
iron.
I was back in The World over ten years before I heard stories about Thuy Hoa
that make me pinch myself even now. Coffee doesn't leak when I swallow, so I
guess I'm OK.
It was starting to become quite white and unpleasant outside when I
desperately needed to roast some more so the Sidamo would not be a "green
roast" when I needed it.
A couple of degrees higher on the thermostat cranked up the furnace burners
and open flue draft. Got rid of the chaff and most of the aroma of the HG/DB
roast right in front of the furnace. Neat. Gotta finish my fume hood using
the fireplace flue-
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
-- 
"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Mighty
Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976

11) From: Robert Joslin
Ray
     Was that Tuy Hoa Air Base, Phu Yen Province, II Corp.?  I was a guest
of 31st TFW, 31st AMS there in  68 - 69.
List Lurker
Robert Joslin
On 12/25/06, raymanowen  wrote:
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12) From: raymanowen
Yes, Robert.
OMG- We must have been there simultaneously. 5th TAC, on TDY from the
Philippines. I was in 1st MOB on a previous tour.
WTFO was the bootleg AM radio station. A bunch of my coffee drinking amateur
radio friends back in The World sent a couple of sets of tubes for it. We
flew down in a C-47 and borrowed the BC-610 from Mac-V in Saigon.
"United States of America tax dollars at work" or something like that on a
sign.
"WTFO"- so are we! was the comment when we liberated the transmitter and a
generator set.
"No tubes, Sgt Owen-"
"Just grab hold- there are 4 handles on it- and let's [leave]. I'll get
tubes."
The "loadmaster" wanted to wait for first light to secure the booty- cargo.
2 days' per diem on the economy in Saigon. War is Hell.
Robert, as you know, coffee was not the drink of choice.
When I arrived at Thuy Hoa, it was Christmas Eve of 1968, and that place was
Beyond Sauced! Carling Black Label was about the only beverage available.
Our team was pretty popular- we arrived with many, many cases of San Miguel-
wasn't coffee- in the TRC-97 radio shelter. I made many friends with Walter
Kidde who were building the base. They certainly had good brewed coffee. The
main runway was being laid on a continuous pour.
First time I landed on PSP. Hell, we've been shot downt! I'm gonna die. Hope
it doesn't hurt. I felt like an idiot. But I wasn't the biggest one- "Keep
your vehicles on the marked streets- we're going to plant grass."
The place was a sandy beach on the South China Sea. Somebody was drinking
too much C-rations coffee.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
-- 
"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Mighty
Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976


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