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    Happy 247th Birthday

    Happy 247th Birthday.

    Robert Rehkopf USMC Sergeant; USNR Captain (O6)
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    Robert Rehkopf

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    Same to you Jarhead!

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    Happy birthday and thank you all for your service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6322 View Post
    Happy birthday and thank you all for your service.
    Wildland Firefighter, Retired, Riggins, ID And thanks for your service!

    Ride Safe, Think Fast!
    Robert
    Ride Safe,
    Robert Rehkopf

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    From America’s Senior Service, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

    K. L. Huddy, LTC, US Army, retired.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    From America’s Senior Service, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

    K. L. Huddy, LTC, US Army, retired.
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    Kevin,
    Thanks and Happy Birthday to you.
    Robert
    Ride Safe,
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    From a retired employee of the service that chauffeured you guys around all those years, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!





    LONG MAY YOUR BRICK FLY!

    Ride Safe, Ride Far, Ride Often

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    Lee,
    Thanks for the Birthday wishes. Did y’all move to CA?
    Robert
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    Robert Rehkopf

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptRehkopf View Post
    Lee,
    Thanks for the Birthday wishes. Did y’all move to CA?
    Robert
    Yeah, 70 years ago. There are several Lee’s on here. I’m the other one.

    Moved here from Seattle at 2 1/2. Couldn’t stand all the rain. Now, I wish for rain.






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    Prior to my first deployment with Marine infantry (2/9) my company was inspected by a Major General from HQMC. As a corpsman (HM3 at the time) I had never been through an inspection by a Marine flag officer, so asked my Marines what sort of questions to be prepared for. Based on their advice I memorized the specs of every weapon in our arsenal: muzzle velocity, range, sustained rates of fire, etc. So I felt prepared standing in ranks, and when those two stars stopped in front of me I thought I was ready for anything. Till he asked (in a booming voice) "Doc, when is the Navy's birthday?"

    I had no idea! Aside from bootcamp all my time had been with the Marines. But of course that wouldn't have been an acceptable response. Thinking fast - and motivated by desperation - I blurted out

    "SIR! The only birthday that matters to me is Ten November 1775, SIR!"

    I could hear the collective gasp in the ranks surrounding me. The First Sergeant looked like he was going to have a stroke. The Captain had a constipated air. But the General burst out laughing and slapped me on the shoulder so hard I nearly fell. "Dammit, Doc! You'll go far!"

    I went on to serve independent duty on an attack sub, a cruiser, and a minesweeper before finally returning to the Corps as a Physician Assistant (CWO2). It felt like coming home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenfiddich View Post
    Prior to my first deployment with Marine infantry (2/9) my company was inspected by a Major General from HQMC. As a corpsman (HM3 at the time) I had never been through an inspection by a Marine flag officer, so asked my Marines what sort of questions to be prepared for. Based on their advice I memorized the specs of every weapon in our arsenal: muzzle velocity, range, sustained rates of fire, etc. So I felt prepared standing in ranks, and when those two stars stopped in front of me I thought I was ready for anything. Till he asked (in a booming voice) "Doc, when is the Navy's birthday?"

    I had no idea! Aside from bootcamp all my time had been with the Marines. But of course that wouldn't have been an acceptable response. Thinking fast - and motivated by desperation - I blurted out

    "SIR! The only birthday that matters to me is Ten November 1775, SIR!"

    I could hear the collective gasp in the ranks surrounding me. The First Sergeant looked like he was going to have a stroke. The Captain had a constipated air. But the General burst out laughing and slapped me on the shoulder so hard I nearly fell. "Dammit, Doc! You'll go far!"

    I went on to serve independent duty on an attack sub, a cruiser, and a minesweeper before finally returning to the Corps as a Physician Assistant (CWO2). It felt like coming home.
    At Parris Island bootcamp the DI's created the initial terror of the final inspection by making us put away a complete set of underwear to be worn at final inspection! I couldn't believe they were somehow going to strip us and inspect us down to out underwear, BUT I dutifully set mine aside and worn them only once in 18 weeks!
    Ride Safe Think Fast,
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    Ride Safe,
    Robert Rehkopf

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