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    Lunkhead, the NC newb

    Greetings.
    New guy from Eastern NC.
    I have been a die hard charcoal griller for my adult life. My boys got me a propane smoker for Christmas. I am so hooked it is not funny. I was greatly impressed with what I learned on this site in a short time. Joining was an easy decision.
    Retired USMC pilot, by trade. Can't wait until football season returns to see what banter that brings.

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    Thanks for your service. Had a buddy and a cousin in the Marines.

    Thanks for the support!!

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      #3
      Welcome Lunkhead. We're glad you're here! You have the best user name I've run into in quite a while.

      Let's see how small a world we live in. I went through Undergraduate Flight Training at Navy Pensacola back in 1996... VT-4 Squadron... Ever fly with them? I was a USAF C-130 Nav, separated in 2005.

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        #4
        I got Winged in P'Cola in 1991. Spent the next two decades in CH-46s (with a few years flying a couple different shiny green and white helos). As you know, a call sign is earned...

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          #5
          Originally posted by Lunkhead View Post
          a call sign is earned...
          NICE. Mine is Darwin. It's been ten years since someone got me to tell the story behind THAT one... lol

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            #6
            Welcome, and Semper Fi. I was SRT which is kinda like SWAT and earned the nickname Captain America, but it was quickly decided that it was tool cool a name for how it was earned. We were practicing entrances on a house that was about to be demolished; I was covering the side and was supposed to come in last once they were all in, I didn't see that the glass storm door closed and I ran right into, and luckily through it.
            Captain America sounds pretty good, ketchup does not, but that is what they called me the rest of my time in.

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              #7
              Darwin, ketchup, and Lunkhead. We need some cooler call signs, for sure. I foresee a "How did you get your nickname?" thread coming

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                #8
                I think we got that already... I ain't telling my story though

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                  #9
                  It's almost like a challenge. A BBQ gathering, some medicinal rum, a few war stories... We'll see.

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                    #10
                    I'm in! Can't tell tall tales as well as you jarheads but I'll do my best!

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                      #11
                      Welcome to The Pit Lunkhead ! I cannot contribute any war stories or fancy heli or jet-flying stories. But one time I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express....so...that's pretty much equally as cool...right?

                      Since this is your first post, please check out our homework assignment post for new members, it contains a few how-tos and please-dos.

                      Hope to hear & see more from you!

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