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  • Member since September, 2017
  • From Roanoke Virginia
  • 18 contributed posts
About Strongeagle

Good grief.  I've been building plastic models since I was a kid, starting around 1958 when I was ten years old.

I think my first model kit was a Revell USS Franklin D Roosevelt, CV-42.  Testors tube glue and a 4-pak of Pactra 'ship model' paint and I was off to the races.  

I build nearly everything that interests me.

Airplanes: are my favorites, esp 1/72nd scale

Armor: but i sometimes I lose patience with all the parts

Ships: always satisfying

Automobiles:  are the most challenging of all

I was a soldier in the Viet Nam war. A crew chief and gunner.  UH-1D slicks with the 25th Infantry and UH-1C, rockets and guns, with the 101st Airmobile. I spent 18 months in country and accumulated 1250 combat and combat support flight hours.

I joined the Navy at the age of 33 and retired after 17 years.  Aircraft Maintenance Officer with Fighter Squadron Eleven, Fighter Squadron Fourteen, Patrol Squadron Thirty-One, and IM-2 Division officer, airframes and powerplants, on the USS Enterprise CVN-65.

I've sailed under the Golden Gate bridge 27 times, I became a Shellback on my first of four extended deployemnts and I've been to every continent except Antartica.

Profile Details
Birthday: July 10, 1948
Location: Roanoke Virginia
Occupation: Enrolled Agent


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