It kind of amazes me of the things that I have done in my life as I look back upon it. I never really gave much thought about my surroundings as I did things until now. When I was in the Navy I had the most amazing time of my life. I worked on the flight deck which I loved because I love aircraft. I was surrounded by jets, props and choppers. People climbing into aircraft, weapons being loaded, fueling being done, elevators going up or down and people towing, unchaining, unchalking and directing all this going on at the same time in all kinds of weather day and night. When I walked on to the flight deck I put myself, just like everyone else up there, in harms way never thinking about the possibility of not making it back down to my bunk. I got hazardous duty pay as did everyone else up there but I never considered the reason why I got it, I just had fun doing what I was doing______now I look back and thank God I am still here! This revelation I just wrote about is not for a pat on the back but a salute to those that did it before me, with me and are still doing it!
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