My oldest Marine son makes historic flight in japan

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  1. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    AS most know I have 2 sons in the marine corps my oldest LCPL Mitch Hoover served as the crew chief on this historic flight. The very first time a Tiltrotor v22 osprey has beenallowed to transport Japanese troops. I was widely covered by the Japanes Brass and dignitaries and News Crews Mitch said news copters was flying all around them.They flew it through the typhoon to prove its airworthy. Hope you dont mind a little goating proud of that young man

    http://newsonjapan.com/html/newsdesk/article/104912.php
     
  2. Lburou

    Lburou Member

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    Awesome feat for such a small craft! Congratulations on the news :)
     

  3. efmesch

    efmesch Active Member

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    I've been waiting a long time to hear some of the buttons on your shirt popping off because of your fully deserved pride. How's about a little update on your "little" boy? Seeing as they are both marines, do they ever get to see each other?
     
  4. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    The Youngest is In an Amphibious Assault Unit attached to the 1st marines 2nd division. He just got back from deployment where he spent 6 months on the USS German Town assault ship patroling the pacific. He is at Camp Pendleton Delmar. His brother up until going to japan was At pendleton Mermar air station. Mermar is where the movie Top Gun was filmed. Both boys had about a year to spend weekends with each other. Both posts was located about 20 min from each other.
     
  5. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm Active Member

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    RR,and proud you should be.:thumbsup: Jack
     
  6. Walt B

    Walt B Active Member

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    What Jack said. :thumbsup:

    Walt
     
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    Congratulations! It is MCAS Miramar, formerly NAS Miramar in San Diego. My wife really misses that life. We lived in Japan for three years.
     
  8. riverbee

    riverbee Active Member

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    riverrat....what jack said;

    "and proud you should be"

    absolutely......and then some......:grin:
     
  9. blueblood

    blueblood New Member

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    Proud dad I am sure! Wish I could understand Japanese though...:lol:
     
  10. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    here is a UK report in english that Mitch sent. They are focusing more on the osprey than it being the first time it transported Japenese troops. Crazy how countries report things differently. Te UK a little behind te aspreys are not in aghganistan at this time and Iraq for that matter

    http://english.cntv.cn/program/newsupdate/20131016/104518.shtml
     
  11. Jim 134

    Jim 134 New Member

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    I wonder what happened in late October I see no more posts by riverrat ??




    BEE HAPPY Jim 134 :)
     
  12. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    I think Elvis has left the building.