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Posted By: eaglem, 01-22-2011, 07:38 AM

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01-22-2011, 07:58 AM   #2
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Wondered how you could be on here and making wonderful photos all the time. Guessed you were on summer vacation but thought you should be back at work by now. Just checked. You are a retired vet! Thought you were a young fellow with young children. Congrats.
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Wondered how you could be on here and making wonderful photos all the time. Guessed you were on summer vacation but thought you should be back at work by now. Just checked. You are a retired vet! Thought you were a young fellow with young children. Congrats.
Thanks for the vote of confidence, yes I was with the Royal Australian Engineers and was with the Tunnel Rats in Vietnam. And due to the ravages of Agent Orange never had kids.
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Sorry to learn that. You OK?

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Very cool image, EM. I was in the US Army in the early '70's, but spent my three years in a research lab in Boston - sounds as if you made a real sacrifice.

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Thanks for the concern from you both. Yes I'm surviving okay and get both my War Service and TPI pension which help my maintain a reasonable lifestyle plus they discount the steroid creams and tablets required to keep my skin under control from the various dermatitis problems I get.

I think most Vietnam Veterans were diagnosed as being a little crazy hence the major reason they retired us from the workforce and put us on livable pensions. That's probably another reason why my photography is a little Out There so to speak.
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"That's probably another reason why my photography is a little Out There so to speak."

That's a plus but you probably were more than a bit weird to begin with.
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Tunnel rats had to be a little "wierd" to do what they did. I was in Viet Nam 1966-1967, but I was in the US Navy. I had a good friend that was a tunnel rat, and those guys had big brass ones.

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Tunnel rats had to be a little "wierd" to do what they did. I was in Viet Nam 1966-1967, but I was in the US Navy. I had a good friend that was a tunnel rat, and those guys had big brass ones.
Yes that was the time I was up there 1966-67 at Nui'dat
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