Gordon Read, W4YIH; WW2 Pearl Harbor Veteran

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by N4RJR, Nov 15, 2021.

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  1. W4AUT

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    Hello Larry. I knew and "OLE BUBBLHEAD" like you would comment on this forum. What a life this "SPARKS" has lived!! A true legend for all Generations!!
    73's Steve
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  2. W4KJG

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    What a wonderful story. I'm off the air right now until I can get the PA of my old rig repaired.

    I wasn't a boat sailor during my 6 years in the Navy during Viet Nam, but I worked out of a submarine group. They made a lot of friendly fun of my "skimmer" and "target" group.

    I hope I can work him.

    Thank you for posting.

    USN 1969-1975
  3. W5VQ

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    God Bless Gordon Read, and all of the Greatest Generation! My Dad was in the Army Air Corp in WWII, China, India, Burma P-38 Lightning's.
    If I even thought I was half the man my Dad was I'd be a giant among men today.
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  4. K1LKP

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  5. W4AUT

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    I suggest that we (Navy Radioman), active or retired, appoint Gordon as R.M.I.C. of QRZ Navy Radio Gang!
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  6. W8AAZ

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    I may have to rush and get an antenna up here at this QTH soon just so I can work him.
  7. K1LKP

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    YES.........YES......... SOUNDS LIKE A SUPER IDEA.......


    73 - K1LKP
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  8. W4AUT

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    I hope Radioman Gordon has a chance to Read all the POST on this forum. I bet he has a lot of Davy Jones Sea Stories stuffed in his Seabag!! In the Navy, Sailor's
    would brag about being "Salty" to other "Sand Peeps" (A bird that lands on the
    shore and runs from the waves when surf hits) Gordon has earned the cherished
    title of "OLE SALT" coveted by all Navy Sailors!!

    Last edited: Nov 16, 2021
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  9. W1BMG

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    Fantastic gentleman, one of the greatest generation. It was men like Gordon that saved our country for us to enjoy today. God Bless him and all the others like him who rolled up their sleeves and did what had to be done. It's an honor to be able to talk with him on the Submariner Veterans Net almost daily. SVARA Net 14.343 mhz.

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  10. AD3C

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    God Bless Gordon and all of our Veterans.
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