Gary L Gaberdiel
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CHRISTMAS IN VIET NAM 1969
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My memory of christmas that year is this: I was a young Marine, drafted Junof 69 and arrived in VN December 4th from processing in Okinawa.  After arriving in Da Nang for processing to my unit that…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Boyd Dec 16, 2011.

 

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Gary L Gaberdiel replied to Claudia Bartow's discussion The Vietnam Wall- Interesting Facts and Figures
"Great article....I have been to the wall in DC and have seen the traveling wall that comes around my area during the summer time on tours.  Always impressive when I see it.  I have 3 hometown friends who are on their that I went to…"
Feb 22, 2013
Gary L Gaberdiel commented on Tom Kirkpatrick's group Navy Vets.
"Well never had to look for charlie nobel, but when first reported aboard USS FIFE DD991 as PNSN my LPO sent me all around the ship asking all the departments for a can of relative bearing grease!!!!!!...what a fool I was after running around finding…"
Aug 20, 2012
Gary L Gaberdiel commented on Claudia Bartow's blog post Were you ever sick while in the military?
"Sick...well when was young Marine in 1969..arrived in Viet Nam Nov69.  Processed in Da Nang out to my company as I recall in couple days..arrived at company on LZ BALDY...things seemed normal for combat duty etc when in following Jan70 I…"
Jun 28, 2012
Ricardo Jacques left a comment for Gary L Gaberdiel
"Welcome aboard Gary"
Jun 7, 2012
Gary L Gaberdiel commented on Ricardo Jacques's group Marine Corps
"Drafted into Marine Corps, 3 June 1969, Discharged 10 Dec 1970, served in Viet Nam with H&S company 2/7..LZ Baldy and LZ Ross..Dec 69 to Dec 70, MOS was 3371 Field cook."
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Gary L Gaberdiel commented on Claudia Bartow's blog post My Memorial Day speech
"Claudia: Very good speech, just read, thanks for sharing as well, we have a parade and service at our local cemetary here in Spencerville as well every memorial day. "
Jun 1, 2012
Claudia Bartow left a comment for Gary L Gaberdiel
"Loving all the photos, Gary! Thanks for sharing."
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Gary L Gaberdiel commented on Tom Kirkpatrick's group Navy Vets.
"Welcome aboard shipmates, glad to see some more Navy veterans and retirees joing."
Jan 6, 2012
Gary L Gaberdiel commented on Tom Kirkpatrick's group Navy Vets.
"Mercy W.D you traveled throughtout the Navy in duty stations.  I retired 1Jan95. welcome aboard shipmate, at least congress gave us a cola this year, thats nice of them!!!!"
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Gary L Gaberdiel commented on Tom Kirkpatrick's group Navy Vets.
"Well I am a Navy Retired PN1, retired 1Jan1995, last tour was Classifer at the Navy office at MEPS in Cleveland.  My first ship was the USS FIFE (DD 991) homeported out of San Diego was onboard from May81 to June 84.  Went to shore duty at…"
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Dec 27, 2011
Richard Boyd replied to Gary L Gaberdiel's discussion CHRISTMAS IN VIET NAM 1969
"I got to see Bob Hope twice while I was in the Marine Corps. Both times under unusual circumstances. The first time was in the States, in August of '68. I was in ITR (Infantry Training Regiment) at the time. They told us to put on our class…"
Dec 16, 2011
Claudia Bartow replied to Gary L Gaberdiel's discussion CHRISTMAS IN VIET NAM 1969
"Oh my. I can only imagine the razzing you took from those "old-timers" as the new guy who got to see Bob Hope.  My dad loved Bob Hope, and I remember watching him do USO specials on TV in the 80s. I wonder how many other veterans…"
Dec 8, 2011

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At 7:40am on June 7, 2012, Ricardo Jacques said…

Welcome aboard Gary

At 9:49pm on January 6, 2012, Claudia Bartow said…
Loving all the photos, Gary!
Thanks for sharing.
At 4:05pm on December 4, 2011, Claudia Bartow said…
Welcome to the site, Gary!
The Welcomen Center on the home page walks you through all you can do on this site. I look forward to seeing you participate soon!
Claudia
 
 
 

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