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Welcome to my home page
My name is Paul Andreasen, and obviously, my callsign is K1JAN
This site contains links to to the local area clubs, and Lompoc/Santa Maria/Vandenberg AFB CA related data.
There are several links that are repeated on other pages I link to, simply for the convenience of those that come here. If you have any links you think should be added, please email them to me.
Thank you for stopping by. God Bless, and "73", from me, to you and yours.
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Content Copyright © 2000 - 2019 by Paul Andreasen, K1JAN. All rights reserved.
Lets make 2019 a safer time for everyone! Here is one way to help!
EVERYONE that legally can, buy a gun and get properly trained in its safe use! Contrary to the sNooze Media, the real facts on firearms, from such Official recording agencies of the Federal Government as: (ones you can search yourself, instead of believing a talking head!) The Centers for Disease Control, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, the Federal Burea of Investigation's Annual Crime Report (the media likes to use the "crimes involving guns" part that INCLUDES when ONLY the police involved had a gun! We use the one two paragraphs later that tells of 2.5-2.8 TIMES as many uses of a firearms to STOP or prevent a crime, 90% of the time without the weapon being discharged! And these are only the "reported" ones! Plus, those are "official" figures for which they have "official" reports. Law Enforcement and others agree that the number is probably closer to 60 TIMES as much! Seen either of those referred to on the TV lately?), and The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Northwestern University School of Law. Really "iffy" sources, huh?
To all my Brothers and Sisters who have Served:
Some may understand, others may not. To those that do, I salute you.
> This was written in a bad time for me, but here I dedicate it to all of you, my brothers and sisters in arms.
(It is also posted on the American Legion website.)
I have seen a thousand battles, and fought in a hundred wars
I have been to untold places where we have never been
I have seen missions that were overt, covert, and some that made movies pale
I have seen places where the sun melts sand, or water freezes before it falls
I have seen mountains, valleys, creeks and oceans, all that I had to cross
I have gone where duty ordered, and done all my missions well
I bear the holes, the missing limbs, and oh so many scars
I don't deny the loneliness, nor the hurt or frustrations pain
I don't mind that folks don't care to understand, or call us horrid names
I don't mind taking their place in line, and going where they dared not
I don't even mind that orders are sometimes wrong, though I must pay the price
I am a soldier, a sailor, an airman, or a civilian gone into harm's awful way
I went there on purpose, so others might not have to, and the need might go away
I may die in America 's service, but will always proudly serve right up until that day
I hope then, my life, my service and sacrifice, allow me to help guard Heaven's streets
I thank you Lord, for allowing me, in this way, to serve my country's needs
I think that to bullets, politics don't matter none, and the pay sure isn't great
I know that among the ones who changed the world, just about how I will rate
I have given most, or all I had, to preserve our wondrous nation's fate
I served the Flag, and followed it, from oceans to muddy streams
I just ask to lie under it, when comes the time for my eternal dreams
Content Copyright © 2000 - 2010 by Paul Andreasen, K1JAN
This is an original poem by myself, and may be used with attribution. I am proud to say a number of Patriot Guard Riders units and a few military units are using it to read at Veterans memorial services and graveside services. God Bless our troops wherever and however they serve!!
Paul E. Andreasen, TSgt, USAF (Ret)
ROMAD, 601st DASC (Another Unit that now, never was)
There's no such thing as an Ex-ROMAD
Copyright © 2011 thru 2019 by Paul Andrease, K1JAN Lompoc, CA
Born in MAINE, living in Exile!
"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. "
~ Dr. Seuss
Be careful of the words you say
I am also proud to have served VERY briefly as a Combat Control Team Member, when they had a Radio Maintenance Man slot. I got hurt bad on first (enroute to HALO school) assignment and wound up back to just Ground Radio.