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This hasn't been on one of my vehicles for around two years. Just way too much back pain getting down and trying to put it on, then getting back up, so had my son put it on last weekend. I bought the plate from the DMV years ago, and hand painted the stripes and retired on the plate, and Vietnam Veteran on the frame. Could use a bit of touchup now; but so do I, so will likely leave it as is. Never could find a plate I liked, so made my own. Be easy enough to make similar out of wood, but don't think I'll be doing that, so you guys are welcome to use the idea if you want.
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I was at the VA in Houston Texas the other day and bought a new hat.
It says " US ARMY. has a 1ST Sgt patch on it and says "Retired" under that.
Been wanting one for many years.
I'll add a Vietnam Veterans sticker to it.
Going to pick up my new Hearing aides today. Wife says I don't listen to her.
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@Bushwhacker Hearing loss is the only "handicap" for which the person with a loss gets blamed. Hope you got them from Cosco. They have a really good house brand made by the same company that you usually pay $ 6-7 K for, and the Cosco testing is state of the art. The aids cost less than half the branded aids price, and are state of the art. I lost my expensive one down the john, and the new ones are much better and with a $150 accessory let me listen to the TV without blasting my wife's ears.

I understand that a high Cosco exec. has a severe hearing loss and got pissed off about the high prices that keep many older folks from being able to get them. They also have a very good price on batteries. I prefer replacing betteries to rechargeable. Hearing aids can last many years and built in rechargeables will eventually weaken and go dead. I also bought a small UV cleaner that also dries out moisture. I think it cost $30.

Many people wait too long to get their first pair, and they not only get "punished" for the constant "huhs?", but the brain gradually loses its ability to comprehend the speech sounds. It takes awhile to get that loss back. There is a course of hearing therapy I've heard about that trains the brain to interpret sounds again, but I haven't found anyone who delivers that program.

I got my first pair of digital hearing aids with the transducer (mini-speaker) in the ear about 3 years ago. The separation of speaker and microphone and the double dome that fits in the ear canal, really allows higher volumes without the screeches in older aids where the mic and speaker are within a couple mm of each other. I got curious about the technology and hearing at the brain level, which is what I'm sharing.

The hookup to the TV is via BlueTooth, and it has brought peace and lower volume levels. And I don't have to wear earphones, which are really hot and sweaty out here in the Mojave. My wife and I get along much better these days, thanks to the aids.

Hope this info encourages a few other members to go for aids. Life will be better with them.
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Welcome back....a bit late. I missed Vietnam which many classify as a fiasco. Since you lived east of Raleigh, NC, I thought you might be a retired dogface. Thanks for your service.
I have hearing loss on the lower range. Audiologist at the VA said it is hereditary. My mother had hearing loss so I got it from here. Dad's hearing loss was from being too close to C-47s for too many months.

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Welcome back....a bit late. I missed Vietnam which many classify as a fiasco. Since you lived east of Raleigh, NC, I thought you might be a retired dogface. Thanks for your service.
Hehehe I came back thru Ft Lewis, both on leave, and when I came back for good, so no hassles. Great place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there. Funny, I was never assigned to Bragg. My last assignment was actually in Raleigh - long story that, and won't tell it. Me, and about everyone I knew considered it a job, one that had to be done. I volunteered, don't regret it, but happy I never had to again. Emergency Actions NCO, 11Bush40, 18 months.

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That would have been my MOS. Except it was called 11Bravo.

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I know exactly when my hearing loss occurred. While in Viet Nam, my 155mm howitzer battery was firing a Danger Close mission, meaning the rounds would be landing very close to the infantry we were supporting. Danger Close missions required an officer to verify the gun setting with a device that checked the elevation of the barrel. I made my check and nodded at the cannoneer. He pulled the lanyard quicker than I could get my fingers in my ears. BOOM! I noticed a few days later that I could not longer hear my watch ticking when I placed it against my left ear. However, I'm still getting by without a hearing aid, and since I no longer wear a watch, I haven't checked it lately.
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I know exactly when my hearing loss occurred.
While I was at Ft Hood, I used to go out and watch the various artillery guns fire. The range was close to the road, so I could just pull over, and watch them. Dunno what they were, but one gun would fire a round that looked like a watermelon, and you could watch the round flying thru the air.

I wasn't there when it happened, but a new 2LT decided he would strike a heroic pose, and stand below the barrel, while one of the guns fired. Apparently several people tried to talk him out of it, but by God HE was an 'officer', and knew better than any mere enlisted man. Wish I'd seen it. When the gun went off, he was standing directly below the muzzle brake. He was out cold for around 15 minutes. Never did hear what his commander said to him, but I bet it was interesting.

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That would have been my MOS. Except it was called 11Bravo.
Yeah, officially it was, and still is as far as I know, Bravo. Unofficially Bush.

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