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post #1 of 7 Old 03-28-2008, 01:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hi y'all

I just found this place by searching Google. I will probably keep a low profile, as I know very little about woodworking. I have a tables saw and various power hand tools. Most of my work is sorta rough.

I worked as a machinist for 20 years or so. I wish I could make wood projects as easily as I make metal ones. This was done in two different shots. First on was before I started dusting and the latter after medical junk took me out of the airplanes

Most of my working life was spent as a cropduster pilot. I have over 16,000 hours flying most all of the duster aircraft. I have worked in 6 states and two central America countries. All this spread over 26 years.

Oh yeah, I did 5 years with the USMC. Aug46 til Aug51. I made the Frozen Chosin party. I still HATE cold weather.

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post #2 of 7 Old 03-28-2008, 07:28 AM
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Welcome aboard Slowstar. My Grandfather was in the USMC during the same time as yourself. Tell me about the Frozen Chosin party, I've never heard of it?

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Welcome to the site slowstar!

Did you say tool sale?
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Frozen Chosin in the Freezing Season,,,,,,,,,,,North Korea, December 1950. Many, many Chinese soldiers came over the Yalu river and the Chosin resevoir. The 1st Marine division took heavy casualties. So did the Chinese. Extreme cold. Some days the temp was -30 degrees. We fought our way back to the seaport of Hamnung. I left that part of Korea on Christmas eve and got aboard ship just in time for Christmas dinner.
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Ok, I have heard about that battle, My Grandfather was in several battles in North Korea and even got me a assault rifle that he took from one of the korean soldiers. He passed away several years ago and I don't remember what kind of rifle it is exactly. Maybe if I showed some pictures of it you could help me out?

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Send me a picture of the rifle and I can probably identify it. Send the photo to:
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I had a brother in the 25th. Division during the Korean war. He was captured and spent almost 28 months in a POW camp in China. He died at age 52 from atrocities suffered from starvation and cold while in that Hellhole. He weighed about 160 pounds when captured and 98 pounds when released.
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