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    This is loosely inspired by the movie poster of The Sand Pebbles, which had a Chinese junk with a gun boat in front. I was in the Navy in Vietnam and this is supposed to be my ship, USS Alamo LSD-33. The back of the ship came down and the well deck filled with water and boats came in and out. We landed Marines and then took our papa boats (LCP) up the rivers supporting them. I downloaded a photo of my ship and tried to draw it as best I could. Then used stylized sales for the background, to read as Vietnam.
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    Beautiful Tim. And great story. I managed to stay out of Vietnam and I have never regretted it.
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    Thanks Gary, and yes, nothing good came of that damn war

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    not much changes... what good came out of Afghanistan ?

    like it tim
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    I like it, Tim your description sounds familiar I was a Marine and remember those kinds of ships, although I was lucky enough not to go to Vietnam just Cuban missile blockade.
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    And I was lucky to fit between the two wars unscathed. I was too young for Viet Nam, but I served in the US Army for 4 years from 1983 to 1987. When you sign you are committing to 6 years, and having served 4 years active, 2 years inactive status means you're still on the books and could be called to war. 1 year after, to the day of the end of my 6 year commitment was the start of the Persian Gulf War. So I'm glad I served, but am also damn glad, I served between US foreign wars... There were many NCOs when I was in who were Viet Nam vets.

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    I served on active duty from 1961 to 1965
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    And I was born in the middle of your tour - 1963. My Dad was in the US Navy from 1957 - 1961.

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    The poster is an amazing thing. It portray an amazing view in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamerprinter View Post
    My Dad was in the US Navy from 1957 to 1961.
    That was a bit before my time, I was still in high school then, you must still be a young pup
    maybe 21 years younger than me.
    Larry a.k.a wizard509

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