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Another 50th Anniversary

Bearcarver

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Another 50th Anniversary



Yesterday was the 50th Anniversary of one of the Best Days of My Life.
My “ETS” was May 15, 1971. For those without a Military Background, “ETS” means “Enlisted Time Served”.
That Means You’re getting Out of The Army on that Day!!!

So Mrs Bear & I left Ft Hood, Texas at about 7 AM, in our 1969 Coronet 500 Dodge, and began our 1735 mile trip to Quakertown, PA.
We stopped in Texas for Breakfast, and we stopped to buy a Revolver, while we could still get one for a good price.
Then we resumed our trip, stopping only for Gas, and to eat, and a couple of times for Coffee To Go.

The whole trip took us 23.5 hours. I left Mrs Bear drive for about an hour, and she wasn’t used to Power Steering. After banging my head on the passenger side window enough times, I told her to pull over, because I could sleep a lot better when I’m driving than when she was driving. LOL

So this day fits right in with My other “Best Days”, like:
The Day we got married——December 27, 1968.
The Day our Son was born——January 31, 1972.
The Day I left Vietnam——August 19, 1969.

I don’t rank them in order, because they were all #1 in My Book.

Glad to still be around to tell you all about it,

Bear
 
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WaterinHoleBrew

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Congrats Bear, that’s an impressive top three! Oh and as always thank you for your service buddy!
 

MJB05615

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Congratulations John! You got out of the Army on my 10th Birthday, small World, lol.
 

sandyut

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Congratulations! Definitely something to celebrate and thank you for your service!
 

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Great story bear, Would of been terrible surviving Vietnam just to die from head injuries driving home😉
 

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Great story bear, Would of been terrible surviving Vietnam just to die from head injuries driving home😉
Thank You Jim!!
LOL---It wasn't that bad, but I couldn't sleep with all the bouncing off the Window!!

Bear


Congratulations Bear! Thank you very much!
Thank You Bill !
Appreciate that !!

Bear
 

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Thanks John. I just have to get used to being in my 60's now, lol.
Hitting 60 didn't bother me, but My Son turning 40 did.
OMG---Next January He turns 50 !!!

Bear
 

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