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Medal boxes for Viet Nam Veterans!

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Project by degoose posted 06-11-2009 05:49 AM 1430 views 1 time favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These boxes were made to house the MEDALS of Viet Nam Veterans!
One is Silky Oak with New Guinea Rosewood inlaid in the lid
The other is Beefwood with New Guinea Rosewood inlaid in the lid

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#1 posted 06-11-2009 06:20 AM

Beautiful boxes…and what a great purpose for them. Are they for friends/family or for some one in particular ?

-- Don S.E. OK

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#2 posted 06-11-2009 06:25 AM

For Friends,

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#3 posted 06-11-2009 06:58 AM

as a Vn vet, it makes me feel good that someone will recognize those that deserve it, there are many out there who did not get the recognition they should have, you have done good with what you have presented. it will be appreciated by those who receive it.
Smitty

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#4 posted 06-11-2009 07:01 AM

TKS and BZ for your comments

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#5 posted 06-11-2009 07:15 AM

I agree with woodsmithshop…I am aslo a combat vet, son of a combat vet, grandson of a combat vet and great grandson of a combat vet. I am also the father of a current combat vet….so things like this are close to my heart. Thank you for remembering your friends who have served.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#6 posted 06-11-2009 07:16 AM

ok, I’m a da,(dumb ass) but what does TKS and BZ mean? in American please. I was in the US Navy with an Aussie and he had many different terms for things than we did, one thing I learned, while in the Royal Navy Club in Hong Kong, from the Aussie sailors, was that,Tops, was a very good thing, ( lemon or lime juice, (7UP) in beer ) is very good. that was in 1967.
Smitty

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#7 posted 06-11-2009 07:25 AM

super nice boxes well done

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#8 posted 06-11-2009 07:27 AM

Smitty
TKS = thanks
BZ = Bravo Zulu = navy speak for Job well done.
I was in the China Fleet Club in 78 same same as the Royal Navy Club and yes Tops Is a Good thing.same same in your american language. ie.Top Gun, Top Sargent,

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#9 posted 06-11-2009 07:36 AM

Don, I commend you for your service, and I hope that your son is safe and well, my dad and granddad were both combat vets, i consider myself a combat vet, but there are some that do not, because I was on an aircraft carrier, they have never been on a carrier during flight ops, or in any kind of combat for that matter. only those that have been there know.
Smitty

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#10 posted 06-11-2009 07:42 AM

I was on a destroyer escort.

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#11 posted 06-11-2009 07:43 AM

I kinda thought thats what the TKS meant, but the BZ, well. l’m I am not up to snuff as a Signalman. also much of the slang has changed in the last 40 some years. I thought I could keep up with it but it changes too fast .
Smitty

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#12 posted 06-11-2009 07:46 AM

I was a Radioman .. [radio operator in the aussie navy]

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#13 posted 06-11-2009 07:49 AM

if you were on a DE you should have drawn submarine pay, those that I saw seemed to be under water more than above, the waves were always over the bridge. lol
Smitty

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#14 posted 06-11-2009 07:52 AM

We did seem to be overwhelmed by greenies LOL
I remember being on the Derwent on the way to NZ and losing the Vendetta in a trough, .. 60 Foot swells.

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#15 posted 06-11-2009 07:53 AM

I was an Aviation Fire Controlman, (avionics) but still spent a lot of time on the flight deck during ops, it was for the fire control radar, (missiles and guns)

-- Smitty!!!

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