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Post by (A/229) BBall on Fri 25 Mar 2016 - 9:22


Hey guys,

A link to my latest piece on the blog (still can't believe an old fart like me has the "gumption" to have something called a blog! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy )

This tale is about when my Dad used to take me to work with him AFTER he retired from the Army. He took a job as a civilian instructor pilot (contracted to the Army) to teach at their Primary Helicopter Center at Ft. Wolters, Texas. They were magical days for a young teenager, and I hope you enjoy the stroll down memory lane with me.

http://bubba757.com/

Have a great day all.
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Post by (HHC/229) Dabomb on Fri 25 Mar 2016 - 23:55

Great read, bball.  I would have liked to have met your old man --you're a lucky guy.

-db

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Post by (HHC/229) Strut on Sat 26 Mar 2016 - 9:57

Thanks again Mr BBall.

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Post by (A/229) BBall on Sat 26 Mar 2016 - 10:29

You're welcome guys.

Yeah, DB, he was a great guy. NOT PERFECT, he had his "moments" (don't we all), but all in all, I think I kinda won the lottery when it came to picking out parents. Where he lacked, my dear Mother picked up the slack, and vice versa...they were truly like a pair of bookends. It didn't shock me at all that they departed this world a scant 3 months apart (almost to the day). One was simply lost without the other. Even after 23 years, I miss them both terribly every day...

Have a great day all.
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(A/229) BBall
Chief Warrant Officer 4
Rated Senior Aviator
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No. of Flights: : since 1973? are you kidding me? oh, you mean FLIGHT SIM flights!
Killed In Action: : is a zillion too many times?
Slick No. of landings: : you mean the ones I walked away from?
CAS Tanks destroyed: : not many.
CAS Vehicules destroyed: : more than the tanks.
CAS Bunkers destroyed: : have no idea! were they selling beer there?
Messages : 490
Age : 61
Location : Dresser, Wisconsin

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