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Buck
11-16-2007, 09:43 PM
I randomly looked up my grandpas name on Wikipedia, and he actually has a pretty decent page.

So I thought it would be cool to share yours or a family members here.

Anyways, heres my grandpas.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_L._Day

JohninGpt
11-16-2007, 09:47 PM
Wow, a Major General with a MoH earned at Okinawa, VERY VERY impressive. :clap: :clap: :clap:

HolmeZz
11-16-2007, 09:57 PM
He looks like DeNiro.

Buck
11-16-2007, 09:57 PM
He looks like DeNiro.

You mean DeNiro looks like him?

Phobia
11-16-2007, 09:57 PM
I'm familiar with him, having served in Okinawa, Quantico, and MCRD San Diego. I did not know he'd been awarded the MoH though. Very cool.

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-16-2007, 09:59 PM
Here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamas)

JohninGpt
11-16-2007, 10:01 PM
Wow, a Major General with a MoH earned at Okinawa, VERY VERY impressive. :clap: :clap: :clap:
After reading further, a MoH earned at Okinawa as a CORPORAL, even more impressive.

HMc
11-16-2007, 10:08 PM
says on there he has a homosexual grandkid

Ultra Peanut
11-16-2007, 10:12 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honor%C3%A9_de_Balzac

Buck
11-16-2007, 10:12 PM
says on there he has a homosexual grandkid

Interesting...

RJ
11-16-2007, 10:39 PM
To answer your answer question, no.

As to your your grandfather, very nice. Were you able to get to know him well before he passed away?

SNR
11-16-2007, 10:39 PM
Close. John Glossinger needs a biography, but is cited as a link in this article. He's my great-uncle.

My family should get on that.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oh_Henry%21

Buck
11-16-2007, 10:41 PM
To answer your answer question, no.

As to your your grandfather, very nice. Were you able to get to know him well before he passed away?

Yeah, I was 12 when he passed away.

I loved that man.

RJ
11-16-2007, 10:49 PM
Yeah, I was 12 when he passed away.

I loved that man.




Good, that's nice for both of you. And nice that he lived long enough for you to know what sort of man he was. You'll be very proud someday to show that page to your own children, I'm sure.

SLAG
11-16-2007, 10:56 PM
my cousin has an IMDB page to go with his movie

thats about it

Buck
11-16-2007, 10:57 PM
my cousin has an IMDB page to go with his movie

thats about it

What movie?

SLAG
11-16-2007, 11:00 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0814391/

TRAILER in QT (http://www.waitingfortheson.com/Trailer.html)

JohninGpt
11-16-2007, 11:03 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0814391/

TRAILER in QT (http://www.waitingfortheson.com/Trailer.html)
Didn't see anyone who's name resembled SLAG. Who are we looking for?

SLAG
11-16-2007, 11:07 PM
Didn't see anyone who's name resembled SLAG. Who are we looking for?

My cousin and his wife (last names are different on IMDB) she is the Directory and he is the Co-Writer

Other various members of my family including my sister are listed as staff there as well


my wife and I have a Cameo as well

JohninGpt
11-16-2007, 11:11 PM
My cousin and his wife (last names are different on IMDB) she is the Directory and he is the Co-Writer

Other various members of my family including my sister are listed as staff there as well


my wife and I have a Cameo as well
Cool, best of luck to all the SLAG's.

Count Zarth
11-16-2007, 11:11 PM
My wife's page. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrie_underwood)

My page. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boba_fett)

Ultra Peanut
11-16-2007, 11:11 PM
Cool, best of luck to all the SLAG's.And God knows there are going to be a ton of them.

Buck
11-17-2007, 12:06 PM
My wife's page. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrie_underwood)

My page. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boba_fett)
I know that this goes without saying, but you are soooooooo lame.

stlchiefs
11-17-2007, 02:19 PM
Anyways, heres my grandpas.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_L._Day

Damn. Did anyone else take the time to read the MoH Citation? Your grandpa was an all around bad ass on Okinawa: more than 100 enemy dead around his position.

pr_capone
11-17-2007, 02:35 PM
.

Buck
11-17-2007, 03:07 PM
Damn. Did anyone else take the time to read the MoH Citation? Your grandpa was an all around bad ass on Okinawa: more than 100 enemy dead around his position.

He got his MOH in 1998, because the officer who was recommending him was KIA. Anyways, that officers son found the papers nearly 50 years later. So the whole family got to go to the White House and witness him recieve the MOH from Clinton.

http://www.militarymuseum.org/Resources/day.jpg
http://www.medalofhonor.com/JamesDay_MedalofHonor.jpg

This ceremony took place in the East Room of the White House.

Phobia
11-17-2007, 03:13 PM
It's pretty awesome that they made it right but the dude probably would have advanced that much further with a MOH on his chest - maybe even Commandant. Plus MOH recipients are tax free for life. I wonder if they gave a bunch of money back to him.

Buck
11-17-2007, 03:18 PM
It's pretty awesome that they made it right but the dude probably would have advanced that much further with a MOH on his chest - maybe even Commandant. Plus MOH recipients are tax free for life. I wonder if they gave a bunch of money back to him.

Well I'm all about bragging on my grandfather, so...

He was forced to retire in 1986 because he declined the offer to become the next Commandant. Also, regarding the money, his pension was so large that that really didn't matter. He started his own company and bought a bunch of work vehicles with cash.

I dont know exactly, but I'm pretty sure his pension was about $100,000-$150,000 a year.

HolmeZz
11-17-2007, 03:22 PM
And God knows there are going to be a ton of them.

A ton of them too many.

Phobia
11-17-2007, 03:22 PM
He'd have probably been Commandant when I was in then. Instead we had General Gray. Then Krulak finished out. That dude was about 5'5". He was my CG during GWI. Then they put 3 more stars on his collar in about 18 months.

Buck
11-17-2007, 03:28 PM
He'd have probably been Commandant when I was in then. Instead we had General Gray. Then Krulak finished out. That dude was about 5'5". He was my CG during GWI. Then they put 3 more stars on his collar in about 18 months.

Yeah thats what it was going to be with him.

He was a Maj.Gen. and he was offered to be the next Commandant whenever it opened, but he decided that he wanted to live on the west coast with his family, and then suddenly the Marine Corps had no more use for him.

Anyways, it was so cool riding with him in his car through MCRD in San Diego and no matter who we passed, they always saluted.

a1na2
11-17-2007, 11:42 PM
Well I'm all about bragging on my grandfather, so...

He was forced to retire in 1986 because he declined the offer to become the next Commandant. Also, regarding the money, his pension was so large that that really didn't matter. He started his own company and bought a bunch of work vehicles with cash.

I dont know exactly, but I'm pretty sure his pension was about $100,000-$150,000 a year.

In 1986 the base pay for an O-10 was $6,040 per month. If your grandfather was retired with 40 years of service he would have got 100% of his base pay. Are you sure of the pension figure? Are you including his civilian pension with the military? My Current base pay is $4977 as a senior enlisted and the O-10 rate is maxed out at $14,508.60, that is the base pay for an O-10 on the 2007 Pay Schedule.

Just questioning the figure as it is by far higher than he could have drawn if he retired in 1986.

Buck
11-17-2007, 11:44 PM
In 1986 the base pay for an O-10 was $6,040 per month. If your grandfather was retired with 40 years of service he would have got 100% of his base pay. Are you sure of the pension figure? Are you including his civilian pension with the military? My Current base pay is $4977 as a senior enlisted and the O-10 rate is maxed out at $14,508.60, that is the base pay for an O-10 on the 2007 Pay Schedule.

Just questioning the figure as it is by far higher than he could have drawn if he retired in 1986.

I guess I'm trippin.

Bill Parcells
11-18-2007, 05:26 AM
http://www.jetnation.com/JetsWiki/index.php/Welcome_to_the_Jets_History_Wiki

Bill Parcells
11-18-2007, 05:29 AM
http://www.jetnation.com/JetsWiki/index.php/Kotite%2C_Rich



http://www.jetnation.com/JetsWiki/index.php/Belichick%2C_Bill

http://www.jetnation.com/JetsWiki/index.php/Curl%2C_Dick

http://www.jetnation.com/JetsWiki/index.php/Edwards%2C_Herman


ROFL

Bill Parcells
11-18-2007, 05:30 AM
http://www.jetnation.com/JetsWiki/images/e/ea/Herm2.png

If the big hand is at the 12, and the little hand is, uh, wait, my hands are, uh, Hey Dick Curl, what do I do now?

http://www.jetnation.com/JetsWiki/images/b/b3/Herm3.jpg

You will play to win the game with your arm ripped off because it's the way to play with your arm ripped off, ok? Now get out there and, um, play to win a ripped off, um, arm

ROFL

Fairplay
11-18-2007, 05:32 AM
Here's one about me.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Dalton

OUCH! :#
:PPL:

On October 2, 2007, Fairplay was in an altercation with celebrity Danny Bonaduce during the Fox Reality Really Awards. Fairplay was on stage after the end of the Awards show and being loudly booed by the audience. Bonaduce walked on stage and told Fairplay the audience reaction was "'cause they hate you," and then started to walk back off stage. Fairplay then yelled "Whoa, whoa, Danny, Danny," causing Bonaduce to turn back around and face Fairplay. Fairplay ran and leaped onto Bonaduce's chest and stomach, holding onto Bonaduce around his neck, and started "monkey-humping" Bonaduce's chest. Fairplay stated that this action is part of his act, but Bonaduce said that he felt it was an assault and was especially uncomfortable with Fairplay's hands near his throat. Bonaduce lifted Fairplay by his legs, heaving Fairplay headfirst up and over Bonaduce's head.

Fairplay hit the stage face first behind Bonaduce, unable to break the fall with his hands since he held on to the microphone. He lay on the floor a few seconds before standing up and staggering off stage holding his face. He has since claimed that the fall knocked out a tooth (which shattered into eight pieces), moved three more within his mouth, damaged the supporting bone, and broke a toe.

Spott
11-18-2007, 06:05 AM
My Grandpa on my Dad's side has one.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Sanders

Braincase
11-18-2007, 06:05 AM
I found out my last name is also the name given to a test used to detect the presence of heavy metals. :rockon:

Fairplay
11-18-2007, 06:25 AM
My Grandpa on my Dad's side has one.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Sanders



Cool. Did you get to know him? And any stories to share?

a1na2
11-18-2007, 07:34 AM
I guess I'm trippin.

No problem with holding a family member in the highest esteem for what they have done. His military pension might not have been what you thought, but I'd presume that anyone that could achieve that rank in the Marines would be an astute businessman in his own right.

I would guess that his pension (all sources considered) just might be at the level you thought.

I did not mean to lower your level of respect for him, I don't think that could be done anyway. People that have devoted that many years to their country have my undying gratitude.

Bob Dole
11-18-2007, 08:12 AM
Kyle Hudson needs a wikipedia page.

NUMBER7
11-18-2007, 09:00 AM
I randomly looked up my grandpas name on Wikipedia, and he actually has a pretty decent page.

So I thought it would be cool to share yours or a family members here.

Anyways, heres my grandpas.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_L._Day

Semper Fi!