Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/30/17
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2 Bombers sent stuff: 
Mike CLOWES ('54)
David RIVERS ('65)
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BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen COLE ('55)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty PYLE ('56)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray STEIN ('64)

BOMBER LUNCH: '40s/early '50s, 1pm, Country Buffet, Columbia Ctr 
(last Mon) 

BOMBER CALENDAR: http://BrownBearsw.com/cal/All_Bombers
  Click the event you want to know more about.
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>>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54)

One of the younger Bomber Babes I know sorta is having a
birthday to day. Don't recall if it is her "Sweet Sixteen" or
21st. Gotta be in there somewhere.

A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to
Karen COLE ('55).

-Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR 
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>>From: David RIVERS ('65)

Re: Big Sis and Number 10!

As is true for many of my b-day friends, I think I can say
that I have never met this Bomber-babe face-to-face. Ah but
that doesn't mean I don't think she's just the greatest... I
mean I know 3 of her siblings ('63, '63, '66) pretty well and
can say they are all just fabulous... I see the '66er most
often and have watched him and his Squid buddy ('66) present
many Quilts of Valor and have been greatly honored to
nominate many more... with VERY few exceptions, this babe
never forgets famblie b-days... 

As for the Bomber guy, I had to start chuckling when I was
planning this post... I started to say "all I need say is
number 10 and pretty much all Bombers will guess the b-day
guy" I recalled, however being with a buncha Republic of
Korea (ROK) Marines in Vietnam one night... now American
Marines were last on everybody's list... we were last to get
anything and everything. I am told that things are quite
different these days (no not because Jim MATTIS ('68) is
SecDef... things have just changed... or so I've heard)... My
story about sending our scrounger out to find me new boots is
way too long for this post... now when we got beer it was
generally something other that we had at home... we got
Balentine's in cast iron rusted out cans, some Korean beets
and maybe a Pabst Blue Ribbon (with my red neck, white socks
and blue ribbon beer)... BUT, those ROKs got every beer you
could think of... so it was always a treat to spend a night
drinking with them... plus... they ALWAYS paid! Now (I know
this is getting too long for a few of you) in Vietnam there
was a numbering system... #1 was tops and #10 was rock
bottom... one night one of the ROKs got a bit drunk and was
arguing with another ROK... he jumped on the table, bit a
huge chunk out of his own arm, spit it out and yelled "You
numbuh F-ing 10!"... bottom line... sometimes being Number 10
isn't the best thing to be... but in Bomberdom, Number 10
will always be remembered (along with his good Pal #32) as
the best of the best... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Karen COLE ('55)
and Ray STEIN ('64) on your special day, October 30, 2017!!!
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-David RIVERS ('65)
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That's it for today. Please send more.
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