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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PinkhamR, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    Hello, I'm Randy. I arrived at Altus, OK in July, 1980. I am a 61 Year Old Retired Master Sergeant who left the Air Force in 1990 with 23 years active duty. My wife, Linda, is also a Retired Master Sergeant, who left the Air Force in 1996, with 24 years of active duty. I am also a Life Member of the NRA, and the VFW.

    I have been restoring cars and motorcycles (of one type or another) for the past 30+ years. My favorites come from England (i.e. Triumph, Jaguar, etc.). I have also been a Competitive Pistol Shooter since 1972 and "specialize" in the Colt 45 1911 Style Pistol and Hammerli .22 Target Pistols. Pistol shooting is only a hobby, and paper is all I ever aim at any more.

    I am a regular poster on the CCF and a regular buyer on eBay, Auction Arms and Gun Broker.

    "A veteran - whether active duty, retired, national guard or reserve - is someone who, at one point in their life, signed a blank check made payable to "The United States of America", for an amount of "up to and including my life." That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it." -- Author Unknown
     
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  2. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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  3. Bello425

    Bello425 Vancouver Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Welcome Randy.
     
  4. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Welcome, and thanks for your service Master Sergeant!!!
     
  5. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard! I like your quote.

    What made you sign up for a forum out here in the PNW?

    SF-
     
  6. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    I found the forum through a Google Search for Calico .... :)

    Thanx for the welcome all.
     
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    usmc0311 Portland Member

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    Welcome, and thank you for your service!
     
  8. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member

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    I am originally from OK, but live in WA. Go Pokes!!
     
  9. numbnutz

    numbnutz molalla Active Member

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    Welcom. Your service is greatly appreciated!
     
  10. chiefchip

    chiefchip Rainier, Oregon Member

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    Welcome Aboard and thank you for your service!
     
  11. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    I appreciate the comments .... :) While I did 23 years my wife beat me with 24 years ... But I had 'time in grade' on her .... LOL

    I have looked and can't seem to find where I can add a signature to my posts .... HELP?
     
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  12. SonicBlue03

    SonicBlue03 Snohomish Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard - would love to see a couple of pics of your restored bikes if you have some handy.
     
  13. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    Sorry, I sold my last 'Bike' about 5 years ago. At (now) age 61 I need to stay on 4 wheels ... ;-)

    I will post a few pix later on today. Thanx ...
     
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