Any Veterans Or Heroes Here? Know/known One?

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  1. Lon Tanner

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    Welcome Falcon---I remember you from another forum from which I was banned.
     
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  2. Lon Tanner

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    I am a Korean War Vet having served in Korea 1953-54. I worked on the F 86 Sabre Jet instrument systems Kimpo AFB. A young kid just out of high school with a four year enlistment. 1955-56 served working on B-47 Bomber instrument systems in SAC with TDY's to Greenland & North Africa.
     
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    Army Vet, 1960-66.

    Part of "Watchdog" Occupation Forces in S. Korea, 1961-62.
    Signal Corps Tech in Seoul Communications Center.
    Sp/4 Harold Pollner, US56332718, sir.
     
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  4. Hal Pollner

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    I remember John Falcon from the previous Seniors Forum.

    He's in his mid-90's now.

    Hal
     
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    vnp.jpg One here
     
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    Yesterday made 9 years in a row fishing on Vet day.
     
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    Air Force
    31 Dec 62
    21 Aug 68
    E5
    Ground Meteorological Equipment Repairman
    AF13788398
     
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  8. Lon Tanner

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    Did you have your training at Rantoul, Ill.?
     
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    Yes I did at Chanute AFB which is now closed. Assigned to the 59th Training Squadron. You seem to be familiar with it.
     
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  10. Lon Tanner

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    I trained as a Aircraft Instrument Repairman at Chanute in 1952 before being sent to Korea to work mostly on the F 86 Sabre Jet instruments. The 86's were flying combat missions against Russian made Mig 15's flown by North Korean piolets, one who later defected while I was there.
     
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    So these instruments must look pretty familiar to you, Lon?
     
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  12. Terry Coywin

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    Yes, I am one and have known many, including some in my family.
     
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  13. Lon Tanner

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    Not really----that was 67 years ago.
     
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    I was there in 1963.

    I read in an earlier post you went TDY to Greenland and North Africa. I went to Sondrestrom in Greenland and Wheelus in Libyia. Same ones?
     
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  15. Lon Tanner

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    I went from Korea to Mc Dill AFB in Tampa, Fla and was re assigned to SAC and worked on B47 instruments. Went DDY to Greenland and Sidi Slamane AFB Morocco. I got a lot of travel in during my four year enlistment.
     
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