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AIRBORNE
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PostSubject: Re: Prior service Military sound off   Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:30 pm

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US Army 87 to 89, Ft. Jackson SC (Basic), Ft. Gordon Ga. (AIT) then a year and a half at Ft. Hood Tx. Never left the states.

You still signed on the dotted line with free-will....... thatsright
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PostSubject: Re: Prior service Military sound off   Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:45 am

LT did you get that railroad track yet?
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PostSubject: Re: Prior service Military sound off   Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:00 am

Thumper Vince wrote:
LT did you get that railroad track yet?

I am confused. Railroad tracks? scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Prior service Military sound off   Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:23 am

Capt Bars pard! I'm an old Navy has been and I knew that one! I think! Grinnnnn
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PostSubject: Re: Prior service Military sound off   Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:45 pm

Right on Woodtick
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PostSubject: Re: Prior service Military sound off   Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:47 pm

Shit boys........I am behind the times! I never heard it called that before. Yes Thumper......pinned 1 June.
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PostSubject: Re: Prior service Military sound off   Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:10 pm

well at least you aint shake and bake
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PostSubject: Re: Prior service Military sound off   Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:28 pm

Congats, I think its the best rank in the service. I never went any further so I guess I shouldn't be too critical but from major on up you get to far removed from the troops. Never forget its God, Country and your men.
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PostSubject: Re: Prior service Military sound off   Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:04 pm

Six years in the USN here, volunteered, had my 18th birthday in Boot Camp and served from '75-'81. Spent time on what was then "The Most Powerful Guided Missile Cruiser in the World", USS Chicago (CG-11), flagship for the Seventh Fleet in the West Pacific and test bed for the new Naval Tactical Data Systems that evolved into and are now known as the Aegis system. Was a Data Systems Technician responsible for support and maintenance of the system.
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PostSubject: Re: Prior service Military sound off   Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:47 pm

My brother served in the Marines right out of high school for about 5 years. He was due to get out in 4 years at the time, but was called into war, & spent a year overseas fighting the war. He got out for about a year, joined the Army....went to war again....came back & talked about how he almost was killed...the desert winds where really bad out there...his face was all burnt, peeling, e.t.c. he looked terrible....he came out after his term of 2 years, then went into the national guard for a few months, then switched out & is now back in the Army...he is stationed at FT. Stewart in GA...he is currently in CA taking training in the desert to get ready to ship back out to war for the 3rd time....which my mother & I are not very happy about....bunch of BS.....my mom has tried to get him out of it, but you know how that is. I am already worried, & tear up thinking about it & he hasn't left yet....please keep him in your prayers, & that he stays safe while over there. He gets to come home next month for a few weeks before he ships....I am really devastated....this stupid war should be over with.
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PostSubject: Re: Prior service Military sound off   Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:03 pm

Gods speed to your brother Dirt Chic.
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PostSubject: Re: Prior service Military sound off   Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:20 pm

God bless your brother for his service and you and your family for your sacrifices Dirt Chic. Going through the stresses of 3 tours has got to be overwhelming for the family.

I am going to Ft Benning, Ga on May 6th to watch my youngest son graduate from Basic training. You never want to see a loved one have to be in harms way. But when it's necessary for our country to have to send them, i'm grateful for people like your brother, my son, and all the other members of the military that say, "Send Me."
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PostSubject: Re: Prior service Military sound off   Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:13 am

US Army 80-83, basic and AIT @ Ft Knox, 63C (Track Veh Mech), 80-81 Korea 2/72nd Armor "Hell on Wheels"; 4/81-9/81 Walter Reed (broken leg from CP Casey); 81-82 Ft Irwin Ca, reclassed 63N (Tank Tech) opened the NTC converted Shermans to Russian mock-ups for battle training, 82-83 Ft Bragg, reclassed 63B (Wheeled/Truck Tech) 151 Maint Bat, gravey job, should have stayed; 82-83 NC Guard 63B again.
And now the real story, eldest son "Jon" USAF 7yrs w/5 Middle East combat tours, Daughter in-law "Kat" 6yrs USAF, 2 tours; Youngest son "Jesse James" NC Guard 5yrs INF, 1yr tour Bagdad. All were deployed at same time last year; no CNN in my house without Janet (Mom) breaking down. Thank God every day they all returned safe. I am now a life member of the GOP and a firm beliver that swift, deadly and overwhelming action be taken on anyone, nation or group that threatens the USA, internal or foreign. OK I'll step down now---let's ride.
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PostSubject: Re: Prior service Military sound off   Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:20 pm

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US Army 80-83, basic and AIT @ Ft Knox, 63C (Track Veh Mech), 80-81 Korea 2/72nd Armor "Hell on Wheels"; 4/81-9/81 Walter Reed (broken leg from CP Casey); 81-82 Ft Irwin Ca, reclassed 63N (Tank Tech) opened the NTC converted Shermans to Russian mock-ups for battle training, 82-83 Ft Bragg, reclassed 63B (Wheeled/Truck Tech) 151 Maint Bat, gravey job, should have stayed; 82-83 NC Guard 63B again.
And now the real story, eldest son "Jon" USAF 7yrs w/5 Middle East combat tours, Daughter in-law "Kat" 6yrs USAF, 2 tours; Youngest son "Jesse James" NC Guard 5yrs INF, 1yr tour Bagdad. All were deployed at same time last year; no CNN in my house without Janet (Mom) breaking down. Thank God every day they all returned safe. I am now a life member of the GOP and a firm beliver that swift, deadly and overwhelming action be taken on anyone, nation or group that threatens the USA, internal or foreign. OK I'll step down now---let's ride.

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PostSubject: Re: Prior service Military sound off   Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:50 pm

I have a son that is a senior in high school and is comtemplating military service. So far we have met with the Marine recruiter and scheduled to meet with the Army and Air Force. I am proud that he is going to serve his country but fearful in this troubled world that for some reason we are supposed to police. Any advice or help will be greatly appreciated. Just like it has been stated so many times in this post, I enjoy the feedom that I have because of each one of you that has sacraficed so much. THANK YOU.
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PostSubject: Re: Prior service Military sound off   Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:38 pm

Best advice I can give is guide your son with the same Fatherly advice you would give if he chose any other career; what does he want; separate the call of duty (that is a given) from the future he expects, then chose a MOS that meets this. If he wants to be a Tech of some kind then go into this after service chose wisely considering the education they offer, if he feels he wants to be a "lifer" then the door is wide open to anything he wants to be Military wise. Make this decision up front, now. Also do not trust Recruiters completely some are "used car salesmen" (personal experience) you owe it to your son to do your own research. Remember don't be shy, ask questions, seek advice; all servicemen/women earn the benefits they receive and more. Service is a great thing, the feeling of Honor, discipline and the education is priceless. Good Luck and Thank You and your Son!
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PostSubject: Re: Prior service Military sound off   Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:13 am

Never served But to all you men an women who are an have in the past. I want to personaly thank each an every one of yall. If it wasnt for you guys I probably wouldnt be on this PC thanking you. Thank God an all who has served. Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Prior service Military sound off   Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:40 pm

Served in the Army from 1969-1973....MOS,(Job) was ground radar, but went on to jump school..so not many radars were dropped from planes. lol!
Attened Ranger School in the States, and the Belgium Commando school in Belgium.
Never set foot in Nam...but was next door for 6-8 months in Cambodia when we were not supposed to be there, with a team of Green Berets, and some folks from Langly, VA...seemed like the same jungle and hills as all of South East Asia to me.
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Was going to re-enlist for Physician Assistant School for 6 more years...but never could get them to put it on paper.
To all that have served..serve this day..and will serve.
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PostSubject: Re: Prior service Military sound off   Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:11 pm

No service, Like others above I went to enlist in the corps '72. Physical deferment (broken knee). Don't go to the enlistment office on crutches! Though, I am very proud of my personal military heritage- Father/ Army E5 served in pacific theatre WWII. 3 Brz stars. Fathers Father/ Army served in WWI in France & Belgium. Suffered gas damage. I am an honorary member of our local marine corps league for some voluntary art work I did for them.

I thank God for every person who has ever helped protect my freedom and privleges. I hope I never embarass or disrespect/abuse those high priced priveleges as some seem to do repeatedly...

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PostSubject: Re: Prior service Military sound off   Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:30 am

KY. Colonel wrote:
No service, Like others above I went to enlist in the corps '72. Physical deferment (broken knee). Don't go to the enlistment office on crutches! Though, I am very proud of my personal military heritage- Father/ Army E5 served in pacific theatre WWII. 3 Brz stars. Fathers Father/ Army served in WWI in France & Belgium. Suffered gas damage. I am an honorary member of our local marine corps league for some voluntary art work I did for them.

I thank God for every person who has ever helped protect my freedom and privleges. I hope I never embarass or disrespect/abuse those high priced priveleges as some seem to do repeatedly...


At least you tried....many would not have even done that...thanks to your family for their service for sure.
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PostSubject: Re: Prior service Military sound off   Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:46 pm

1987 basic Fort Sill OK (13f foward observer for artillery) then of to Baumhoulder Germany for two years. Back to states in 89 to Big Red 1(Fort Riley KS ) then operation shield/storm. Out in 91 a vet! Army strong........
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PostSubject: Re: Prior service Military sound off   Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:47 pm

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1987 basic Fort Sill OK (13f foward observer for artillery) then of to Baumhoulder Germany for two years. Back to states in 89 to Big Red 1(Fort Riley KS ) then operation shield/storm. Out in 91 a vet! Army strong........

spent some cold days & nites in Baumholder...thanks for your service.
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PostSubject: Re: Prior service Military sound off   Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:53 pm

USMC 97-01.
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PostSubject: Re: Prior service Military sound off   Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:31 pm

Just an update on my son. He is currently in basic at Fort Lenoard Wood. Spoken to him several times and he is doing good. Scheduled to graduate Dec. 14, 2011 Army MP. Proud of him and all that are serving or have served. Don't believe we can say Thank You enough.
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PostSubject: Re: Prior service Military sound off   Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:51 pm

Congratz to you and your son, i was a navy seabee from 1993 to 1997
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