Brad Burdin (Civilian)

Gender: Male
Hometown: Muskegon, Michigan
Military Status: Veteran
About Me:
Married to #4 for four years, we met through a newspaper ad. 12 grandchildren. We have traveled up and down the country and across it several times since we left on a three month road trip in November of 1999 and simply never went home. Some cruises and out of the country snorkeling trips. I got sober in 1974 and stayed that way, my fun is a helluva lot cheaper than it used to be! I still play poker fairly often in local and distant casinos, it's still pretty good income as it was in the USN. Played poker tournaments for a while, did pretty well but found it a grind going to many of them so have slacked off on the big tournaments. I'd like to hear from some of the VAH-l, VF 51, AQA School, NAMTD 1008 and NAS Miramar Chief's club folks I knew.

Retired USN 1979, AQCS. GI Bill for BA, MA, all coursework for Doctorate in Psychology (yes, I got out of electronics and airplanes) but decided I didn't want to be non-hireable except as a manager, so declined the actual degree by not putting my dissertation into the library after being advanced to candidacy. Worked many areas of public sector mental health, declined further work in 1995. Professional poker player one year, dealt poker four years after that. Drove off cliff and broke back 1995, December, put back together at Balboa Naval Hospital, San Diego. Now am fully retired, traveling in a 36 foot 5th wheel trailer and am rebuilding a 1988 F-350 Diesel pickup as we go. Itinerary by breakdown has been ever exciting and eventful.

Brad's Assignment History

NAS Lemoore, California
Unit: VA-147, CAAC on USS Constellation
1976 1979
NAS Miramar
Unit: NAMTD 1008
1973 1976
Unit: VF-51
1968 1972
NATTC, Memphis
Unit: AQ(A) School Instructor
1964 1968
NAS Sanford
Unit: VAH-1, VAH-5, VAH-9, VAH -13,NAMTD 1014 for traini
1961 1964
NATTC, Memphis
Unit: AQ(I)B School as a student
1964 1964
NAS Kingsville, Texas
Unit: VT-7
1960 1961
NATTC, Memphis
Unit: AFU and AQA schools
1961 1961
Naval Training Center, San Diego
Unit: Company 398
1960 1960

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Tamie Towers
Tamie Towers said on 02/18/2012 at 04:05 am
I'll Go (A Soldiers Oath) - I would like to share with you, a music video dedicated to all soldiers called - I'll Go (A Soldiers Oath) - by Kelly's Lot - It is a tribute to all veterans, and is well worth watching - Here's the link: (this is not a download, simply a link to a YouTube video) - - Or you can copy & paste (or type) the following link into your address bar: - To each and every veteran - Thank You - I salute you - Tamie L. Towers - Patriot - - P.S. My dear friend Kelly Zirbes of Kelly's Lot wrote and performed this song and has given permission for the video to be shared and/or embedded anywhere.

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