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Comment from flatlander
Time: February 4, 2007, 8:07 am
Trying to get the necessary permissions for a post.
Comment from PeterGunn
Time: February 12, 2007, 3:42 pm
Am spending 2-3 weeks grounded by back surgery these days. Sometimes I don’t know if I’m taking oxycodone and reading oxymorons or the other way around. My running gear was affected by a short in the sciatic nerve and my doc said he did a rotorooter job around the foramen (opening) of the vetebrate, L-4 & 5.
Pain is now absent “with” leave and we hope it doesn’t return. I am witness to the fact that one doesn’t want to go through spinal column surgery unless it’s the last resort. After bed rest, spinal injections, accupuncture and physical therapy, it was the last hope in pain relief… and is working out well so far.
Will report status later.
Comment from PeterGunn
Time: April 5, 2007, 1:58 am
I said I would report, so here goes:
The burning has returned and it’s not any kind of an urge, sorry to say. First doc said surgery can create a “weak spot” and allow disc to re-herniate. It did and it’s much worse.
New doc, same partnership, says he can fix it, but the risks go up with each try. Surgery is set for April 10 with the usual mandatory rest period afterwards. This will be second try since February to stop the pain; I’ve decided to put a fusion of disc on hold as doc says that’s more involved, more painful and requires screws and rods.
Don’t think I want to set off airport alarms yet, so we’re going with another laminectomy for now. I’ll wait awhile before bragging about no pain this time.
Comment from Steeljaw Scribe
Time: April 5, 2007, 6:12 am
FWIW, titanium won’t set off airport alarms – as I can personally attest to given the sizeable quantity now resident at both ends of my spine…
Comment from Ed Atkins
Time: October 16, 2007, 8:37 am
For a unique insight to flight deck activities and an oral history you should go to my web site.
Comment from Tuna
Time: November 30, 2007, 1:08 pm
You asked about what ship that is? LHD-7 is the USS Iwo Jima.
Comment from pete
Time: October 14, 2008, 8:09 pm
I was curious as to when the practice of Navy pilot personal call signs originated. I have watched a lot of WW 2 military shows on TV cable Military, History, etc. channels, and I do not
recall hearing this in earlier wars I have also talked to a lot of WW2 military pilots and they did not have personal call signs during WW2, or Korea. Their plane was assigned a mission call sign, but not themselves.
I am thinking that personal call signs may have started about the time of the Viet Nam War. pete
Comment from Geo
Time: October 29, 2008, 9:51 pm
If callsigns started in Viet Nam then “Pappy Boyington” wouldn’t have been pappy would he, just USMC Medal of Honor corsair pilot and UW grad (and they won’t make a statue of him in red square there either). Geo HC5 wings 85 AOCS 05-84 march into chow, T34B puke rider for NRD Seattle 89-90, Brother Slammy of FnA 18 fame. I still can’t believe all the bragatory aviator stuff. TAO of vinson was me OBTW.
Comment from craig mclaughlin
Time: October 30, 2008, 2:20 am
Geo, I think you’re confusing a tactical callsign used on the radio with a nickname. I think Pete is right. I can certainly be persuaded otherwise if I’m wrong, but my sense is that tactical callsigns are Vietnam era or later.
Comment from Jarvis Baillargeon, DE 224
Time: December 5, 2009, 9:44 am
What was the name of the admiral who insisted on wood decks for WW 2 battleships and flight carriers?
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