Young MIKE THORNTON


  • Born Ft. Bragg, NC - September 1950 Airborne Trooper father & Southern Belle, mom.
  • Cub Scouting & Boy Scouting taught me a hard life's lesson,  always - BE PREPARED!
  • Order of the Arrow as Adult Boy  Scout Leader.
  • Life: Army bases in North Carolina,  Japan, & Germany.
  • Back to the USA in 5th grade:  how to be an ‘American kid?’
  • Soldiers & military officers:  my examples, ideals to which I aspired, then, & today.  Duty to 'our beloved America' is expected & always a  ‘given‘  in every action I tak

philmont Scouting's National High Adventure Base cimarron nm

Got the thrill of a lifetime when another Scoutmaster's plans suddenly changed. The Scouts could not be disappointed;  therefore,  anot qualified Scoutmaster must  be found!  Fortunately for the Scouts, I was fully trained, qualified, conditioned, and available.  The Air Force allowed me time off to support the Scouting Program, provided a van, fuel, food for the Scouts, and the long planned high adventure trek was saved!  My happy grin still hasn't faded since 1988, Philmont's 50th anniversary.

some Favorite quotations

 

"The ultimate  measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort  and  convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."


Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

"An armed society is

              a polite society"  


Robert A. Heinlein

Values

 

"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer."


John F. Kennedy

Values

Values

Values

  • Integrity matters.
  • Family is always first.
  • Justice should prevail. 
  • Service above self. 
  • Honesty is a given, essential, always.


  • Humility is an earned gift. 


  • Bipartisanship is possible  without sacrificing values.
  • Abortion is NOT an acceptable birth control measure.  It should not used, there are far better options available.

Values

 

Please vote [X]  MIKE  Thornton  MILFORD    -    SELECTMAN  


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The united states marine corps welcomes you to Boot Camp

  • The first challenge of becoming a Marine was forming up at the San Diego Airport.
  • Drill Instructors met us at assembly points and ‘gently‘  guided us into Cattle Cars, semi-truck trailers, to Boot Camp.
  • The shock grew every moment, out of the trailers & onto the "Yellow Footprints" eyes locked!
  • Thus begins the uncomfortable process of earning the title of  "U. S. MARINE."

united states marine corps ‘boot camp‘ san diego

Boot Camp June 1969 Drill Instructors:  SSgt Parker, SSgt Donnellan, & Sgt O'Reilly.  Platoon 2105, meanest bunch of recruits to hit the "Yellow Footprints"  at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California. We were nothing but teeth & toenails.

united states marine corps, 1st duty Camp Lejeune, nc.


  • Camp Lejeune. Supply Company, 2nd Service Battalion, 2nd Mar Div.
  • Every Marine a Rifleman! We each had M-14  ‘battle rifles.‘
  • Many routine duties. "Requested  Mast" for Vietnam assignment.  (6) no  responses  -  (1) yes!   from  theLANT orders: "transfer this Marine RVN, forthwith.“  My seabag was ready!
  • June 1970 depart Norton AFB, CA 
  • Landeon Okinawa to refuel,  met by a  "press gang"  and spent 6  months aboar Okinawa,  Japan
  • Force Logistics Support Section
  • NCO School. Camp Smedley D. Butler

the united states marine corps - visit to okinawa, japan

Finally getting orders to Vietnam, I'd expected a direct flight.  Life as a Marine is full of surprises.  Mine was when a squad of Marines boarded my '707 when we landed to refuel.  I became the victim of a "press gang," Yanked off my jet & put to work at "Force Logistics Support Section, Camp Foster."  "Request Mast:" asking your commander for a favor, orders to Vietnam  again!  Success, right after NCO School, Camp Smedley D. Butler. (one VERY decorated MARINE!)

united states marine corps Da nang vietnam I corps the dmz


  • Arrival - Da Nang Air Force Base Vietnam 1970 Red Beach & points North...
  • Days, Air Conditioned Computer Center
  • Nights, North of Base, Listening Posts (sitting LP), Rifles, no ammunition, Rockets incoming...
  • Freedom Bird   27 March 1971
  • Civilian:  - 10:32 Hours, 31 March 1971
  • Franklin University, Columbus, Ohio
  • Reserve Officer's Training Corps 
  • !5 Oct 1978 Active Duty Air Force!