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neo
05-27-2005, 20:58
was wondering how many served,what time,what branch.:cool:

Crazy Larry #1
05-27-2005, 21:17
how about other similar govt positions?

wanderer


was wondering how many served,what time,what branch.:cool:

TakeABreak
05-27-2005, 21:45
You did nor give me enough options, it would only let me check one, I was in two branches, active duty, national guard and reserves.

Pencil Pusher
05-27-2005, 21:56
And he left out which country. So in a way it's ubiased. We can celebrate with other countries for killing each other.

Happypappy
05-27-2005, 21:59
U.S. Army, 1973 to 1976.

attroll
05-27-2005, 22:03
US Navy 1978 to 1998.

neo
05-27-2005, 22:17
You did nor give me enough options, it would only let me check one, I was in two branches, active duty, national guard and reserves.
i understand,but reserves can be navy,army,air force,all branches have reserves
sorry i did not explain this well enough,i did not mean to leave anyone out:cool: neo

neo
05-27-2005, 22:19
neo us navy 78-82 served on board uss tarawa lha-1 from 79-82
neo:cool:

icemanat95
05-27-2005, 22:36
US Army 1990-1992

hawkeye
05-27-2005, 22:48
Active duty 77-84 National Guard full time 85-2001 Army Aviation the whole time. 501st CAB,101st Airborne and Rocks favorite the 2nd ACR.

Footslogger
05-27-2005, 22:59
US Army 1968 - 1971

digger51
05-27-2005, 23:37
Army off and on 1972-1999.

Pencil Pusher
05-28-2005, 00:06
US Army 1990-1992
Geez, what are the odds? Same here.

Lugnut
05-28-2005, 00:49
US Army 1964-1969.

squirrel bait
05-28-2005, 00:54
US Navy 1979-1983 USS Carl Vinson Plankowner.

Pole Climber
05-28-2005, 06:29
US Army 1965-1967.

Garlic
05-28-2005, 06:49
U.S. Navy Seabees 1996-present

bogey
05-28-2005, 07:27
Air Force active and reserve '69-present still wondering what I'm gonna do when I grow up!

superman
05-28-2005, 08:00
Army 65-68 1st ID 66-68 RTO
USMC 71-74

NICKTHEGREEK
05-28-2005, 08:01
Navy 1967-1976

superman
05-28-2005, 08:06
Army 65-68 1st ID 66-68
USMC 71-74

peter_pan
05-28-2005, 08:49
U.S. Army 1966 _1994....Viet Nam & Gulf War I.

Pan

ShakeyLeggs
05-28-2005, 09:08
U.S. Army 1979-1988
Korea, Grenada (Operation Urgent Fury)

generoll
05-28-2005, 09:11
US Army, 1966-68. Medic

lbbrown
05-28-2005, 09:19
U.S. Air Force 72-76
Germany-Hahn Air Base
Texas - Webb Air Force Base






God Bless Our Troops!

Nean
05-28-2005, 09:27
USN 80-84 San Diego, Memphis, Pensacola, Hawaii

Mala
05-28-2005, 10:36
U S Army 68-70

101st Airborne 3rd of the 187th Inf. March 69 - Sept 69 kinda remember a place we called Hamburger Hill

JojoSmiley
05-28-2005, 11:33
US Navy 78-98, Nomad98-US Navy 59-01-some as active and reserves for some for a total of 30 year retirement.

oruoja
05-28-2005, 11:52
USAR 1979 to 1983
USAF (active) 1983 to 1992
USAFR 1992 to 1995
ARNG 2004 to ????

stickman
05-28-2005, 15:32
Army, 1970-72 (one tour in Nam)

Stickman

Bloodroot
05-28-2005, 15:36
US Army 1994-present (tour in Iraq)

Dances with Mice
05-28-2005, 18:00
'79 - '85
http://www.cid.army.mil/

RU98A
05-28-2005, 18:35
U.S. Army 1964-1966


36 Evac Hospital. Ft. George G Meade MD

Toolshed
05-28-2005, 18:36
US Army - 1977-1981
HHT Aug 11th Armored Cav and 24th Aviation Battalion
Inactive Reserves 1981-1983

foodbag
05-28-2005, 18:42
USCG 1978-1982, Electronics Engineering Center, Wildwood, NJ

Sandy B
05-28-2005, 19:34
US NAVY!!! 1983-still in(till they kick me out) :) I don't know what I am going to do when I have to grow up.

Cbravo212
05-28-2005, 22:09
USCG E-6 here. 1995 to present. Still kicking toward retirement.:datz

neo
05-28-2005, 23:33
US NAVY!!! 1983-still in(till they kick me out) :) I don't know what I am going to do when I have to grow up.


GO NAVY:) :) :) :) :)

flyfisher
05-29-2005, 09:09
was wondering how many served,what time,what branch.:cool:
USAF, 1985-2005
Retired in rank of Colonel as a Chief Flight Surgeon.

uscgretired
05-29-2005, 09:47
U. S. Navy 1959-1962 - U. S. Coast Guard 1962-18=981 - Retired

TickPicker
05-29-2005, 13:23
U. S. Air Force 74-79

Whiz Kid
05-29-2005, 15:56
U.S. Army 04-Present

capehiker
05-29-2005, 20:43
US Coast Guard 1991- Present

Ridge
05-29-2005, 22:22
Earl Shaffer (crazy-one) was the first soulder to march the entire AT.

Moxie00
05-30-2005, 10:33
Joined Air National Guard, Volunteered for active duty, served about 6 years flying fighters during Viet Nam era, left active duty and finished with National Guard. Left Guard when they switched from fighter planes to tankers--no more fun--nation at peace by then. What do I check/ Guard--Air Force--or Guard?

Lone Wolf
05-30-2005, 19:39
USMC 77-80 Semper Fidelis

weary
05-30-2005, 21:03
Weary

USA. 1950, 1951. I think. These things get a bit vague after a half century or so. Anyway. It was a week or so less than two years.

It was a fun and interesting two years as a draftee. But I did not go out of my way to get killed in the Korean War. I would have felt silly to be seriously injured in a war that struck me as somewhat less than important -- somewhat about what I feel about Iraq.

For what it's worth. I trained as a Military Policeman at Fort Dix and served at Fort Devens, MA for nearly 18 months until someone decided to send me overseas.

I arrived at Fort Lawton, Washington, with two days less than six months to serve -- too late, according to Army regulations, to qualify for actually going overseas.

Being a thinker I figured out how to bounce arround Seattle and Rainier National PaRK for a couple of months before someone caught up with me and sent me to a desert testing station 30 miles north of Yuma, AZ.

There I drank beer, drove around a crew of civilian electricians, and hiked through the desert for three months, until finally the Army sent me to the Texas Panhandle for discharge.

My final six months in the army almost convinced me to reenlist. But I resisted.

Weary

Newb
05-30-2005, 21:04
Air Force, 1994-2004. Iraq and back 2003. God bless our brothers and sisters overseas.

Stumblefoot
05-31-2005, 09:53
US Coast Guard 1966-1970

slabfoot
05-31-2005, 10:08
Uscg 1969 - 1989

SGT Rock
05-31-2005, 17:07
US Army 1985 - present - 2009?

chowhound
05-31-2005, 17:12
US Army 1967 - 1970. 82nd Airborne in the States, 4th Infantry in the Nam.

hawkeye
05-31-2005, 21:14
Why do they station Marines on ships?

neo
05-31-2005, 21:30
Why do they station Marines on ships?
i spent most of my time in the navy with the marine,s,they are a fine bunch of guys,they are a part of the us navy:cool: neo

coyote
05-31-2005, 21:46
Marine Corps 78-82, OhhRaa.
There sure are alot of Military here. Some with over 20 years, congradulations brothers and sisters.

Scribe
05-31-2005, 22:21
US Army 1964-66. Spec 4, Co C, 459th Signal Battalion, Ft. Huachuca, AZ.

I was on orders to go to Vietnam ("that little conflict overseas", as John Prine phrased it), but orders were cancelled because I didn't have enough time left. They asked me to re-up. Yeah. Right. I left and didn't look back.

FTA

Mountain Hippie
05-31-2005, 22:50
Why do they station Marines on ships?
The answer in short is so they can kick butt. I have three friends on the "Gator Freighter" USS Saipan(Amphibious assault ship). You can visit the link provided and learn a little about why the marines and navy have this joint effort.

http://www.cnsl.spear.navy.mil/ships/saipan/html/mission.html

VAMTNHIKER
06-01-2005, 07:05
USAF Inactive Reserve 1973 - 1974

U.S. Navy 1977 - 2000 Active Duty Surface (ATF/CGN) and Submarine Service (Trident)

hawkeye
06-01-2005, 21:57
Why do they station Marines on ships?....So the Navy has someone to dance with!

greymane
06-06-2005, 11:02
U.S. Navy 1986-2002

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)
USS George Washington (CVN-73)

AbeHikes
06-06-2005, 11:46
USMC 1988-1993
2675 and 8531
Lejeune
NSA
Persian Gulf
Parris Island (PMI)

Semper Fidelis, Marines!

(mutters: part of the navy, someone to dance with... sheesh)

fitz
06-06-2005, 11:58
USAF SEPT 1980 - OCT 2000 All as a 902x0 (medic)

Stationed at the following over 20 yrs

Lackland AFB, TX. Sheppard AFB, TX. RAF LAkenheath, UK. Keesler AFB, MS. F.E. Warren AFB, WY. Lajes Field, Azores, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.



fitz

wacocelt
06-06-2005, 12:22
U.S. Army 1/508th Airborne Infantry Ft.Kobbe Panama 91-94

Fury from the sky and Death from above!

attroll
06-06-2005, 12:28
U.S. Navy 1986-2002

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)
USS George Washington (CVN-73)
Hey I was on the USS George Washington (CVN-73) and retired off it in 1998.

Footslogger
06-06-2005, 12:39
U.S. Army 1/508th Airborne Infantry========================================
1/509th here ...but it was a very long time ago.

'Slogger

Teatime
06-17-2005, 01:45
USAF 1985-1997

2nd Combat Comm Gp. (Patrick AFB, FL)
1st Comabt Comm Gp ("1st in, last out" Lindsey AS, Wiesbaden GE)
2111th Comm Sq. (Kelly AFB,TX)
619th Air Control Sq (Camp Humphreys, ROK)
51st Combat Comm Sq. (Robins AFB, GA)

As for Weary's comments about the Korean War....I doubt my Korean wife feels the same way.

Ramble~On
06-17-2005, 03:26
USMC 90-98 1st Mar Div 5th Marines

Semper Fi

justusryans
06-17-2005, 06:23
navy 1981-1985

bosun, USS Austin LPD-4
Norfolk, Va

digger51
06-17-2005, 07:42
Slogger, I was in the nickle oh nasty from 73-75 in Mianz and then in Vicenza.

Footslogger
06-17-2005, 08:59
Slogger, I was in the nickle oh nasty from 73-75 in Mianz and then in Vicenza.===================================
Man ...now there's a phrase I haven't heard for a while -- "nickle o'nasty"
I can still see the main gate at Lee Barracks.

I rotated out in March 71, just about the time the rumors about Vicenza were starting to surface. When you were there in Mainz was the jump school still running out in Erbenheim at Wiesbaden Air Base ?? While in the 1/509 I was assigned to the jump school as an instructor - Those were the good old days !!

'Slogger

Grampie
06-17-2005, 10:40
US Army 6/6/54 - 8/12/56

HikerHobo
06-17-2005, 13:47
U.S Navy 1967-1971
San Diego & Key West, schools - 1year
Ramey AFB, Puerto Rico - 2 years
Midway Island, Pacific - 1 year
never set foot on a ship.

:jump

then, back to school.
lived on GI bill @ $75 month
for 4 years. Great times.

Reverie
06-19-2005, 18:22
I caught the very last early retirement option and retired at 15 years active service. I was in the Air Force and worked on the electronics on fighter aircraft. I served in Korea, Panama (Just Cause), The Philipines, Saudi Arabia (Desert Storm) and the UAE.

Reverie

JP
06-23-2005, 14:41
Navy, 73 to 02

Bolivershagnasty
06-23-2005, 18:29
US MARINES 86-88 (retired- service connected injurys) Infintry M-60 gunner team, K-3-1, Simper Fi !! Marines arn't "stationed" on ships, ships are moble to take Marines to the fight. "Taxxxie !!" OOORahhh!

bailcor
06-23-2005, 20:43
USMC - 1955-59
2 Years 8th & I, Marine Barracks, Wash. D.C.
1 1/2 Years 2nd Force Recon
6 Months 8th Marines

Semper Fi

thecaptain
06-23-2005, 20:59
The "Suck" 1965-1969 Viet Nam 67-68

Trail Dog
06-24-2005, 02:03
Army National guard 1998 till when ever i get out of Iraq. I think i am done with the military after this one.

Something about the military makes people want to take a long walk.....

papa john
06-24-2005, 15:18
USAF 1973 - 1979

SAC trained killer. 341st SMW Malmstrom AFB. Maintained Minuteman III ICBM.

SkipMeister
06-24-2005, 22:09
U.S. Army, 91'-99' (SGT)

68B-Aircraft Powerplant Repairer (helicopter turbine engines)

7-159th Avn. Rgt., Illeshiem Germany (previously Nelligan barracks near Stuttguart)

7-159th 101st, Ft. Campbell, KY, AIR ASSAULT! (Largest Chinook unit worldwide)

Nightwalker
06-25-2005, 00:50
US Navy 1979-1983 USS Carl Vinson Plankowner.
It'll be awhile before you collect that one, I'll bet. It's a very successful line, and will probably be upgraded for as long as the B-52s and C-130s are/were.

Nightwalker
06-25-2005, 00:57
US MARINES 86-88 (retired- service connected injurys) Infintry M-60 gunner team, K-3-1, Simper Fi !! Marines arn't "stationed" on ships, ships are moble to take Marines to the fight. "Taxxxie !!" OOORahhh!
They make quite enthusiastic brig guards as well. :D

minnesotasmith
07-01-2005, 00:39
“War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.”John Stuart Mill

sleepwalker
01-29-2006, 20:03
I'm chiming in late here but: Army 1994-1997 Airborne Infantry Ft. Richardson and Ft. Wainwright, Alaska. Got into hiking then too when I discovered Denali. I still use much of what I learned marching in the Alaskan wilderness.

Lone Wolf
01-29-2006, 20:10
was wondering how many served,what time,what branch.:cool:
77-80 United States Marine Corps.OOH RAH!!
Semper Fi

Furlough
01-29-2006, 20:12
USA 1985 to present, hope to retire in 2007.

mweinstone
01-29-2006, 22:07
marines,o3,grunt, 3rd batt., 18th birthday paris island,headquaters eastern div.philadelphia,bldg 75 ,carpool admin,mail clerk,etc...was sent to el salvadore but found out nightblind and sent to mail room!got to play risk with 4 star gen.allways lost.my specialty?,.....wrapping boots and sending them all over the world.

AbeHikes
01-29-2006, 22:11
77-80 United States Marine Corps.OOH RAH!!
Semper Fi

I knew there was a reason I liked your posts, Devil Dog.

Dobber
01-29-2006, 22:26
US Army 1979-85
Army Reserves 1986-2002

Went in out of high school. 19 Echo M60A1 armor crewman
2nd Bn 8th Cavalry, 1st Cav Division Ft Hood Texas

Most of my battles were fought back and forth over the Cowhouse Creek and Blackwell Tank Complex at Ft Hood. Hot, dusty, and stinky old diesel. And the coldest beer in Texas!

Got out as an E5, buck Sergeant. Went to college, stayed in the Reserves, made E7, Sergeant First Class. Went to OCS and was made an Officer and a "gentleman" (mo money, too!:cool: ) Desert Storm for 3 months in 91- rear echelon weenie.

Retired as a Captain in 2002. 23 years duty. Miss the guys and the testosterone! Retirement check will be "mad money"...:banana

Hobart
01-29-2006, 22:51
Army reserve 99 - present
I've been on active duty for the 365 and counting.....

Pedaling Fool
01-29-2006, 23:54
Retired Chief Gunner's Mate.

greentick
01-30-2006, 00:04
Active Army: 1987-90 Infantry at Ft Benning. 90-95 7th Special Forces
Army National Guard (AlaBAMA): 1995-2004 20th Special Forces

Loved (most of) it. Miss the camaraderie not the BS.

The Desperado
01-30-2006, 00:46
U S Army...1963--1970 Fed. Gov. 70--76 State & County Gov. 76--98
nam/panama/germany/nam/africa/near east/usa

Spartan Hiker
01-30-2006, 10:34
1976 - 2001.

Trail Yeti
01-30-2006, 11:17
Usmc 98-02 Semper Fi!!!

chino
01-30-2006, 12:01
Air Force -- 1982 to 2002.

FiveWay
01-30-2006, 12:07
US Marines, 70 - 72

neo
01-30-2006, 12:14
us navy 78 to 82:cool: neo

Seeker
01-30-2006, 18:22
NY ARNG 1984-86
Active Duty Army 1986-1995.

Navigator
01-30-2006, 18:27
Navy (subs) 1978-2001

K0OPG
01-30-2006, 18:59
USMC 1983-2003 retired:)

LostInSpace
01-30-2006, 19:06
GO NAVY:) :) :) :) :)

Blah blah blah! I hear that all the time where I live. :D:D:D:D:D

U.S. Army - Viet Nam vet.

waterboy99
01-30-2006, 20:44
I tried to post before, so hope this is not a double post.

USMC. 63-67. 0311 Rifleman. VN
US Army. 72-75. 11B P Airborne, 55D Explosive Ord Disposal

Frolicking Dinosaurs
01-30-2006, 21:04
Male Dino - Air Force 1956 to 1980

johnny quest
01-30-2006, 21:14
UNITED STATES MARINES CORPS, SIR!
82-93
OOOOOOORAH
E.O.D. what a blast!!!
SEMPER FI, DEVILDOGS

Left Hand
01-30-2006, 21:24
United States Army
Infantry
'95-'99
All over the world...

Ramblin' Rose
01-30-2006, 21:27
Navy Seal Team One, Coronado, California - Rach Hoi, Vietnam - 1968 -1972

SteveJ
01-30-2006, 22:52
Thank you all for serving. I didn't, and in retrospect, wish that I had.....

neo
01-30-2006, 22:56
Navy Seal Team One, Coronado, California - Rach Hoi, Vietnam - 1968 -1972


awesome man GO NAVY:cool: neo
us navy 78-82 uss tarawa lha-1
i was just a lowly boiler tech :cool: neo

neo
01-31-2006, 10:24
i just want to honor this man,a highly decorated veitnam veit,i never met this man,but i want to pay respect to him and all my brothers and sisters that severed our country :cool: neo
us navy 78-82 uss tarawa lha-1


http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/jrhooper.htm

lonehiker
01-31-2006, 12:55
I am currently serving in Afghanistan. I was a Wyoming Army National Guard member that was deployed last July. Will return late 2006 and plan a thru-hike in 2008. When I get an opportunity to access the internet, the first place I look is here to keep up with my passion. HIKING.

neo
01-31-2006, 12:58
I am currently serving in Afghanistan. I was a Wyoming Army National Guard member that was deployed last July. Will return late 2006 and plan a thru-hike in 2008. When I get an opportunity to access the internet, the first place I look is here to keep up with my passion. HIKING.

God bless ya and stay safe,good luck on your future thru hike:cool: neo

Footslogger
01-31-2006, 13:36
[quote=lonehiker]I am currently serving in Afghanistan. I was a Wyoming Army National Guard member that was deployed last July. Will return late 2006 and plan a thru-hike in 2008.
================================
Lonehiker ..we live in Laramie and have both hiked the AT. Give us a shout when you rotate back to the states.

In the meantime keep your eyes/ears open and your head down.

All the best ...

'Slogger

carolinahiker
02-05-2006, 00:13
1972-1992 airborne infantry US Army my oldest is in Irag as an airborne infantryman {that nut didnt fall far from the tree}. His little brother is in advanced training in the USMC, now i get to listen to the Army versus the USMC stuff forever lol.

little bear
02-05-2006, 00:23
Marine Corps
0311
B-Billit Fast Company
Semper FI

Frosty
02-05-2006, 01:18
Army 1966 - 1969
1 1/2 tours Vietnam
Cu Chi, Tayh Ninh

The Desperado
02-05-2006, 02:01
NEO,
Thank you so much for your post about joe Hooper !

Big Daddy D
02-05-2006, 03:29
Usaf 1977 - 2005

Anumber1
02-05-2006, 08:49
Just recently joined to be a US Navy Seabee
Shipping out to boot this May

Zzzzdyd
02-05-2006, 09:28
Medic

1964-67. Honorable Discharge. RE-1

1-65 to 11-65 with 82nd.

82nd Airborne Div., Santa Domingo 4-65 to 7-65.

Battery B 2/320 Arty.
1st Bde., 101st Airborne Div., , RVN 12-65 to 11-66,
Central highlands, including Dak-To in June of 66.


1-67 to 7-67
HHQ Co. 2/504th Infantry, 82nd Airborne Div. Ft Bragg. Aggressor unit
training S.F. & others for tours in rice paddy land. It was fun until one
dwelled to much on where they were going !!


Welcome Home All Viet-Nam Vets !!
Doc Bland

Chef2000
02-05-2006, 09:38
US ARMY(Europe) 1983-1986, 2AD(FWD)

Vi+
02-05-2006, 12:07
1962 - 1965. U.S. Army

skeeterfeeder
02-07-2006, 21:30
US Air Force 1967-1971
AT GA>ME 2005

Sirrahd
02-07-2006, 22:33
Although I'm not in the service myself, my better half is. She joined the Reserves in '03 and went Active July '05 She is currently stationed in Korea and I'll meet up with her in June. Hopefully, I can find a few good trails to hike while I'm there.

Cookerhiker
02-08-2006, 10:06
Army, October 5, 1970 - April 30, 1972. Drafted out of college (low lottery number). Spent 6 months at fort Hood followed by rest of time in Germany - by sheer luck, I escaped Viet Nam.

Footslogger
02-08-2006, 12:43
[quote=Cookerhiker]Army, October 5, 1970 - April 30, 1972. Drafted out of college (low lottery number). Spent 6 months at fort Hood followed by rest of time in Germany
=================================
Where in Germany. Based on our ages we might have crossed paths and never knew it. I was in from '68 to '71 (Army) and also did a tour in Germany (Wiesbaden)

'Slogger

Cookerhiker
02-08-2006, 19:18
[quote=Cookerhiker]Army, October 5, 1970 - April 30, 1972. Drafted out of college (low lottery number). Spent 6 months at fort Hood followed by rest of time in Germany
=================================
Where in Germany. Based on our ages we might have crossed paths and never knew it. I was in from '68 to '71 (Army) and also did a tour in Germany (Wiesbaden)

'Slogger

In Mannheim, July '71 to April '72. I was a finance clerk in the 5th finance company.

Footslogger
02-08-2006, 19:28
[quote=Footslogger]

In Mannheim, July '71 to April '72. I was a finance clerk in the 5th finance company.
====================================
I was gone by the time got there. I was 1/509th PIR headquartered in Mainz. Toward the end of my tour I got SD at the jump school on the airbase in Wiesbaden. I rotated back to the states in March 1971.

'Sloggerf

The Biss
02-08-2006, 19:55
1989-92 US Army Armor Corps as an Abrams tank driver, 2nd Armored Division "Hell on Wheels" in Germany and 1st Infantry Div "Big Red 1" during the ground invasion of Iraq.

The Biss
02-08-2006, 19:56
Chef2000... what was your unit? I was in A Co. 2/66 Armor at Lucious D Clay Kaserne.

RestStep
02-08-2006, 21:35
Talk about luck, I was drafted out of college and into the Army before they had a lottery, in Aug. 69 to Aug. 71. After basic training I was sent to Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga. for 22 months as a Personnel Specialist and didn't go to Vietnam either. How I got out of A.I.T. after basic i'll never know.....someone up there was watching over my Butt :)
RestStep....Class of 2003

Fofer
06-22-2006, 15:19
I must say this, I respect and support every one of you that have or are serving our great country but you forgot one group of people with out whom you would not be able to fulfill your mission, The US Merchant Marines. I personally have served in this capacity since 1998 and proudly support everyone of you.

Ewker
06-22-2006, 16:28
I was drafted when the govt started the lottery in 1969. Out of the 10 guys that I got drafted with only me and another person are alive. The other 8 got killed in Nam. I ended up serving a total of 40 days in the Army. I got out on a medical discharge while going through basic training. I had my discharge papers signed even before I got to medical hold.

Butch Cassidy
06-22-2006, 16:36
Army 1985-1990 , 152/G (Cobra Pilot) Rucker,1St AD, Polk : Snake 55:cool:

jazilla
06-22-2006, 17:26
Army 98-01. You guys are making me feel like a kid

Ewker
06-22-2006, 17:30
at 26 yrs old :eek: you are a kid :cool:

landcruzr
06-22-2006, 18:55
Natl guard from 84 to 93, activated for Desert Storm

Scott3
06-22-2006, 19:30
Marine Reserve 98-04

woodsy
06-22-2006, 19:40
Army, 1975-1977, 3/11 Armored Cav, patrolling and manning watchtowers on the East-West German border in the Fulda Gap region.

trekmak
06-22-2006, 19:52
USMC 84-91. USA SF 91- still going strong. 0311, scout sniper, 18E, 18Z.
Cheers,
Sean

mister pooh
06-22-2006, 20:37
Navy, 1997-present (out in two weeks). QM1 (SW). USS Anchorage (LSD-36), JHQ Lisbon, Portugal (NATO billet), NAVSTA Everett WA (Dockmaster).

1Pint
06-22-2006, 21:42
Natl guard from 84 to 93, activated for Desert Storm

Hey landcruzr - Where were you in the Gulf and what'd you do? We were supported by some NG troops. I think from Alabama or Kentucky maybe? It'd be funny if we'd crossed paths.

1Pint
06-22-2006, 21:48
Army 89-92 (Germany & Saudi)
TX NG 92-94
CA NG 94-97

Much prefer my Zoid1 to that huge canvas monstrosity I spent so many months with.

K0OPG
06-22-2006, 22:35
20 Years in USMC. started in Parris Island, then Camp Johnson for admin school, Japan for a tour, back to Johnson, then to Memphis, MAG-42 Det B, back to Jacksonville NC with Mag-29, then to recruting duty in WV, back to Johnson for duty as admin Instructor, then to MAWTS-1 in Yuma for final duty station. In for both desert storms, lost some good friends. Semper Fi, Do or Die! OOHRAH.

skeeterfeeder
06-23-2006, 12:14
U. S. Air Force 1967-1971.

Pedaling Fool
12-11-2007, 20:26
navy 1981-1985

bosun, USS Austin LPD-4
Norfolk, Va
We were in the same battle group off the coast of Lebanon in '83. I was on the USS Elpaso LKA-117.

Jim Adams
12-11-2007, 20:35
drafted for 'nam...took physical...got 6 month deferment for compound fractured tibia to heal...ended the draft and the war 2 days before my deferment was up.
still wondering whether it was a good thing or not!

geek

Montego
12-11-2007, 20:40
U.S. Army 1969 - 1976 Combat Engineers: U.S. Army 1976 - 1982 Field Artillery (repaired it first, then blew it up - Yaaaeeeee)

DAKS
12-11-2007, 20:41
thanks to each and every one of you for your service!!!
DAKS
(i'm a navy dependent)

Hooch
12-11-2007, 20:47
U.S. Marine Corps
Field Radio Operator/Reconnaissance Marine (2531/0321/8654)
1987-1993
Semper Fidelis!

Doughnut
12-11-2007, 20:53
Army 1985-1990 , 152/G (Cobra Pilot) Rucker,1St AD, Polk : Snake 55:cool:

1981-2001 Cobra Pilot, E/1st CAV, Ft Wainwright AK,
AH-64 Apache Pilot/Test Pilot, Desert Storm, couple tours to Korea, Hunter AAF.

Hooch
12-11-2007, 20:54
us navy 78-82 uss tarawa lha-1
Hey Neo, I served on the USS Saipan (LHA-2) in 1990 on a Med Cruise before heading off to Deser Shield/Storm.

mountain squid
12-11-2007, 20:57
US Navy
1984-2004

MSC (SW/SCW) Stewart
USN-ret

RiverWarriorPJ
12-11-2007, 20:58
<~~ 72 - 93

Whiskyjo
12-11-2007, 21:08
U.S Army 101st. 1972 to 1977

moondoggy
12-11-2007, 21:12
USMC 70-73
Sgt E-5
2141 Amtrak Mechanic (although I never saw one once I finished schooling)
2 1/2 Yrs at Quantico
Wished a million times I'd stayed in......

buckowens
12-11-2007, 21:14
U.S. Army 1982 to Present

Active 1982-88 (AH-1F Cobra Pilot), 2004-Present (UH-60 Blackhawk, C-12 Huron)
National Guard 1989-2004 (UH-1 Huey, OH-58 Kiowa)

Montego
12-11-2007, 21:16
1972-1992 airborne infantry US Army my oldest is in Irag as an airborne infantryman {that nut didnt fall far from the tree}. His little brother is in advanced training in the USMC, now i get to listen to the Army versus the USMC stuff forever lol.

I hear 'ya. I was Army, my daughter of Marine Corps, and my son was Air Force. All out now but the debates go on 'n on 'n on n' on...................(sigh)

camojack
12-11-2007, 21:23
I enlisted in the 70s...and my ETS was in the 80s. Why? :confused:

Montego
12-11-2007, 21:30
Just more gvmt BS. My Nam orders had my ETS as "Indefinite". Now, THAT sucked!

Brushy Sage
12-11-2007, 21:39
US Army Signal Corps -- 1952-54, and just missed being sent to the Korean war zone;

Army chaplaincy -- 1967-85, with two tours in Vietnam.

Retired as LTC (with twenty years) in 1985, so I have now been retired longer than I served on active duty.

CoyoteWhips
12-11-2007, 21:45
JO2 Navy '84-'89

Great Lakes RTC
DINFOS '85
UNITAS '86
USS John F. Kennedy '86-'89
Couple of pretty good weeks in Philadelphia on the way out...

Tony
12-11-2007, 21:53
Active Marines 83-91
Navy Reserves 91-95
Army Natl Guard 95-98
Active Marines 98-Present

Will be retiring in 2009

adamkrz
12-11-2007, 22:06
Usmc 1977-1981

Lone Wolf
12-11-2007, 22:10
Usmc 1977-1981

when and what battalion at PI?

Froggy
12-11-2007, 22:11
My hat's off to y'all.

Good on you!

Froggy
USAF '68 - '72
Got sent to Florida (in the summer), Alaska (in the winter) and a good school - all around me, guys were getting sent to Nam.

Micky
12-11-2007, 22:13
I wish to thank each and every one of you for serving.
My son should be landing in Kuwait as we speak. US Army. I pray for a safe return for all our service men and women.

boomerchop
12-11-2007, 22:13
Navy Supply Corps, submarine qualified, 1978-1994. Early retirement during the drawdown from 600 ships to under 300. USS Sam Rayburn, USS Proteus, USS Orion, overseas duty on Guam and on LaMaddalena, Italy.

JJB
12-11-2007, 22:23
Navy 81- 85. AX with VS28 on CV62 with AIMD. Now for you non squids.
Anti Submarine Electronics Technician with Anti Sub S3A squadron 28 on the aircraft carrier Independance with the aircraft intermediate maintenance department. Peace. J.J.B.

excuses
12-11-2007, 22:33
US Army 71 - 74
AK Air Natl Guard 74 -75
US Army 76 - 82

tazie
12-11-2007, 23:35
Air Force, 1981-1985.
Husband, Air Force, 1979-1999
Son, (senior in HS) currently applying to military academies

take-a-knee
12-11-2007, 23:40
77-81 US Army ( AK and Ft Benning)
81-83 Army Reserve ( 11th SF GA)
83-85 Nat Guard (20th SF MD)
85-94 Army Reserve (11th SF GA)
94-03 Nat Guard (20th SF AL)

hacksaw
12-12-2007, 02:20
when and what battalion at PI?

USMC 1966-1970
RVN '68-'69 (just couldn't get enough-two tours)
HMM-142
Gunner on CH 46

And, in response to LW's query, Nov.66 to Feb '67
1st Batallion (In the old WWII wooden barracks)

SDI GySgt G. G. Cleveland

JAK
12-12-2007, 02:28
Canadian Navy 1983-1987. Also some time with Canadian Reserves.
Very peaceful times though. Hats off to all; before, since, and to the south.

Lone Wolf
12-12-2007, 07:10
And, in response to LW's query, Nov.66 to Feb '67
1st Batallion (In the old WWII wooden barracks)


i was actually asking adamkrz that question. we served the same years

Biloxi
12-12-2007, 07:11
U.S Army 87-90/Ft.benning/fort Ord
92-93 Ft benning

wudhipy
12-12-2007, 08:19
Army National Guard 82-96......Took a little trip with the Regular Army down the Euphraties In 90-91 1st Btn 623rd Fa C Battery.....Desert Storm:)

doggiebag
12-12-2007, 08:56
US Army
1984 - 1988 (Active)
1988 - 1992 (Reserves)

superman
12-12-2007, 09:06
Army 98-01. You guys are making me feel like a kid

I was 18,19 and 20 when I was an RTO in the infantry in Vietnam. Most of the guys I was with were in that same age range. I re-enlisted to go back to Vietnam but my request for transfer was denied. I was rip **** that I couldn't go back. Vietnam was a lot better, to me, than being back in the land of the big PX. I was more welcome in Vietnam than I was in the states.

doggiebag
12-12-2007, 09:14
Wow I should have added some details.
1984 -1988 (Fort Dix, Fort Gordon and Fort Benning, Boblingen, Germany)
1988 - 1992 (5th Psyops and 11th SFG at Fort Mead, MD)
Airborne - All the way.

gold bond
12-12-2007, 09:48
Marine Corp 1981-1985

Bearpaw
12-12-2007, 09:52
U. S. Naval Academy 89-93
USMC Artilleryman 93-99

Being an artilleryman gives new meaing to the old saying "It's better to give than receive." :-?

johnny quest
12-12-2007, 09:54
oohrah arty the king of battle. i was a gungrape for a few years before going e.o.d. oh-fives to niner eights and then 109's. what guns were you on?

Hooch
12-12-2007, 09:57
You always want to be friend with, or at least on the good side of the artillery boys. They can be your best backup and way out of a very hot, nasty situation. :D My hat's off and I salute every one of us who has served our nation in time of war or peace. To my fellow Marines: Semper Fidelis, my friends.

MaineSurveyor
12-12-2007, 09:58
US Army (1981-present)

Bearpaw
12-12-2007, 09:58
oohrah arty the king of battle. i was a gungrape for a few years before going e.o.d. oh-fives to niner eights and then 109's. what guns were you on?

M198's mostly, though we still used the WWII era M101's (105mm) in Okinawa because the 198's were too heavy to airlift with frogs. There just weren't enough CH-53's to haul around a 16,000-lb M198.

Hooch
12-12-2007, 10:00
There just weren't enough CH-53's to haul around a 16,000-lb M198.I'm afraid we had quite a few of them tied up at NTA and around Torii Station. :D

Old Hillwalker
12-12-2007, 10:00
United States Army - Explosive Ordnance Disposal - (MOS 55D50) Sargeant Major Retired (1958 to 1978) HooRah!

Participant in the South East Asian War Games 1968 & 1969. Danang, Anh Khe, Long Binh.

Was not welcomed home until 1985 $#DFH

SOBO due to my PTSD (socialization difficulties)

Vent over...... :o

Hooch
12-12-2007, 10:03
I've seen quite a few resonses from guys here who were in EOD. Did any of you who were EOD continue doing similar work in law enforcement after getting out?

johnny quest
12-12-2007, 10:05
United States Army - Explosive Ordnance Disposal - (MOS 55D50) Sargeant Major Retired (1958 to 1978) HooRah!

Participant in the South East Asian War Games 1968 & 1969. Danang, Anh Khe, Long Binh.

Was not welcomed home until 1985 $#DFH

SOBO due to my PTSD (socialization difficulties)

Vent over...... :o

army e.o.d.....how cool! did you train at indianhead or did they have that back then?

Greg59
12-12-2007, 10:18
Navy 1977 - 1983 USS Nathan Hale SSBN 623(B)
ET1(SS) Nose Coner

Charleston, SC / Holy Loch, Scotland

johnny quest
12-12-2007, 10:21
army e.o.d.....how cool! did you train at indianhead or did they have that back then?

i would have loved to...e.o.d. was the greatest. but i was wounded in a little "mishap" and put out disabled. i think most police forces want their e.o.d. to be capable as line officers as well. i have responded to 3 e.o.d. calls for my towns police, just because they knew what i used to do. that was fun.

dessertrat
12-12-2007, 10:28
You did nor give me enough options, it would only let me check one, I was in two branches, active duty, national guard and reserves.

Likewise. Started out Air Force, and ended up in the Air National Guard.

gumby
12-12-2007, 10:38
US Air Force 1997 - 1998 Retired as a Master Sergeant (E7)
AFSC 20570, 20150, 1N371
ELINT

Fiddleback
12-12-2007, 10:55
I'm afraid we had quite a few of them tied up at NTA and around Torii Station. :D


Torii Station...now that has a familiar ring... Brings back memories of the Casino Royal restaurant and spring rolls...

Gumby -- Greetings from a former 202 and 8030...

FB

Just a Hiker
12-12-2007, 11:11
United States Marine Corps

1982-1992

RFD
12-12-2007, 11:24
US Army 1970-71, draftee, vietnam

Ghosthiker
12-12-2007, 11:47
Army 73 - 76
Hawk Missile Systems, Germany

southpaw95
12-12-2007, 11:57
US Air Force, MP, 1981-1987

chief
12-12-2007, 12:18
I must say this, I respect and support every one of you that have or are serving our great country but you forgot one group of people with out whom you would not be able to fulfill your mission, The US Merchant Marines. I personally have served in this capacity since 1998 and proudly support everyone of you.
Save your breath Fofer, no one cares.

chief - '69 to '95 on merchant ships - Supporting and supplying troops S. Viet Nam, Panama, Libya, Granada, Saudi Arabia, Somalia

gold bond
12-12-2007, 12:28
M198's mostly, though we still used the WWII era M101's (105mm) in Okinawa because the 198's were too heavy to airlift with frogs. There just weren't enough CH-53's to haul around a 16,000-lb M198.

I was with the 3rd Marines arty (198's) in '82 in Okinawa before being TAD'd to Naval Gunfire (ANGLICO unit). Called in fire for the 05's and big 16's!Then left in '83 to Camp Lejune where I was back with the 198's. Before going to 2nd RECON.Wish I'd have stayed in...life was more simple!

johnny quest
12-12-2007, 12:31
I was with the 3rd Marines arty (198's) in '82 in Okinawa before being TAD'd to Naval Gunfire (ANGLICO unit). Called in fire for the 05's and big 16's!Then left in '83 to Camp Lejune where I was back with the 198's. Before going to 2nd RECON.Wish I'd have stayed in...life was more simple!

you and i probably remember some of the same people. it would be great to compare notes sometime.

Hooch
12-12-2007, 12:35
Before going to 2nd RECON.Wish I'd have stayed in...life was more simple!I was with 3rd Recon in Okinawa at Camp Schwab then went to Camp Lejeune and 2d Force Reconnaissance Co (Now 2d Special Operations Battalion under MARSOC).

Lone Wolf
12-12-2007, 12:37
I was with 3rd Recon in Okinawa at Camp Schwab then went to Camp Lejeune and 2d Force Reconnaissance Co (Now 2d Special Operations Battalion under MARSOC).

i was at Camp Hansen, Oki and French Creek at Lejeune. Recon was out there too, no?

Hooch
12-12-2007, 12:43
i was at Camp Hansen, Oki and French Creek at Lejeune. Recon was out there too, no?@d Force Reconnaissance Co was inded headquartered at French Creek until it was disbanded and the Colors were cased. When the Company was reformed in mid 2001, it was headquartered at Courthouse Bay, where it remains today as the 2d Special Operations Battalion.

Just a Hiker
12-12-2007, 12:50
I was on Hansen for 6 months in '84. we (BLT 1/1) stayed over by 7th Comm chow hall. Did any of you guys train at NTA while on Oki?

Hooch
12-12-2007, 12:53
We practically lived at NTA. :( I grew to hate it.

johnny quest
12-12-2007, 12:57
let this be a lesson to you all...
the Marines will take over and dominate any ground they occupy. including this thread.

Hooch
12-12-2007, 13:00
let this be a lesson to you all...
the Marines will take over and dominate any ground they occupy. including this thread.Some folks have had to learn that the hard way. Just ask any Japanese who had relatives that fought at Iwo Jima and survived. You'll have a hard time locating and of them, trust me. :D

jhick
12-12-2007, 13:04
Right outta high school in '87 into the Army. 11B1P, Airborne Infantry. Basic, Infantry and Jump schools all at Ft.Benning, GA. Sent to 3/327th Infantry, 101st Airborne @ Ft.Camble, KY.

Light infantry?!?!? I weighed about 140 at the time and carried almost half that many times. This is why I usually laugh at counting ounces.

Just a Hiker
12-12-2007, 13:08
We practically lived at NTA. :( I grew to hate it.

We did to.....

gold bond
12-12-2007, 14:25
I was with 3rd Recon in Okinawa at Camp Schwab then went to Camp Lejeune and 2d Force Reconnaissance Co (Now 2d Special Operations Battalion under MARSOC).

My clothes were at Camp Foster but was attached to the 2nd MAU and traveled the whole year. I was only in camp about a week every 3 months...loved it! Went to Naval Gunfire School in Subic Bay in the Phillipines..thought I met the love of my life there..turned out to be the lust of my life, thats definatly for another thread!! Went to Mnt Warfare school in Korea and went to cold weather training in Norway with the British Marines.Somehow or another wound up in Sctland for awhile and had a cup of coffee in England. Overall I had a great tour in the Corps...like I said..wished I had stayed in.

johnny quest
12-12-2007, 14:30
i got to ask this question, gold bond, then i will stop hijacking the thread. do you remember warrant officer park, head of the rok mnt warfare school? that guy pulled a good one on me. im leaning over, about to do a bounding rappel and he doubles up about 3 foot of line. he says "are you christian?" i said yessir. he laughs and lets the rope go. i go ass over teakettle. then there was drinking orange fanta and crapping our pants every time we bound...........

gold bond
12-12-2007, 15:24
i got to ask this question, gold bond, then i will stop hijacking the thread. do you remember warrant officer park, head of the rok mnt warfare school? that guy pulled a good one on me. im leaning over, about to do a bounding rappel and he doubles up about 3 foot of line. he says "are you christian?" i said yessir. he laughs and lets the rope go. i go ass over teakettle. then there was drinking orange fanta and crapping our pants every time we bound...........

No sir I do not recall that name.I did however enjoy MWS in Korea. Spent alot of time in Pohung and Pusan. Got to even go to Soel for a brief time.Any other details we might have to PM, if you know what I mean!!:banana
I got to Camp Lejune in '83-'84 and got sidetracked and wound up off shore Beruit on the USS Blue Ridge calling fire in support of the on shore Marines.

Old Hillwalker
12-12-2007, 15:25
I've seen quite a few resonses from guys here who were in EOD. Did any of you who were EOD continue doing similar work in law enforcement after getting out?

After 20 years in EOD I retired, went to UMd on GI Willy then taught Middle School for 23 years. Retired again in 2003. Now I'm a network engineer for a NH school district. Plan on retiring again in June 08 to go MEGA SOBO. Life has become good :sun

Many of my friends went to work "de-mining" and doing UXO cleanups around the world. Good money I guess:-?

Went to Indianhead 1958 first time, then back for many refresher courses. Retired out of "Stump Neck" in 78.

EOD is catching hell nowadays. All you ex EOD guys and girls, think about joining National EOD Association. Great newsletter with incident writeups from all over the globe. Some scary reading there.

Pedaling Fool
12-12-2007, 16:04
I got to Camp Lejune in '83-'84 and got sidetracked and wound up off shore Beruit on the USS Blue Ridge calling fire in support of the on shore Marines.
I was also there, onboard the USS Elpaso LKA 117. Left no long after the truck-bomb.

Just a Hiker
12-12-2007, 16:16
I was also there, onboard the USS Elpaso LKA 117. Left no long after the truck-bomb.


I'll never forget those crazy few days in October of '83. We (BLT 1/1) were an ACB unit, so after the bombing we mounted out and spent 4 days sitting on the Tarmac in San Diego, CA waiting to head to the Middle East. Things in our unit got real serious real quick.


Just Jim

Pedaling Fool
12-12-2007, 16:28
Yeah, seeing the barracks and the aftermath was a real eye-opener for me as a 19 y/o naive punk-ass kid. It's where I "woke-up" and saw the real world.

NICKTHEGREEK
12-12-2007, 16:29
Some folks have had to learn that the hard way. Just ask any Japanese who had relatives that fought at Iwo Jima and survived. You'll have a hard time locating and of them, trust me. :D
There were still WW-2 Japanese soldiers coming out of the sticks and finally surrendering on Okinawa and Guam through the mid-70's. Enough was enough I guess.

Montego
12-12-2007, 16:43
Save your breath Fofer, no one cares.

chief - '69 to '95 on merchant ships - Supporting and supplying troops S. Viet Nam, Panama, Libya, Granada, Saudi Arabia, Somalia

Oh how wrong you are. Many of us do appreciate the time and work you guys did in ensuring that we had the stuff we needed to do our jobs. I, for one will say thank you.

Just a Hiker
12-12-2007, 16:45
I am going to try and lighten things up......What is the dumbest thing you did in the military.......but you didn't get caught? I'll go first.....

We were off-loading vehicles at Kadena Airforce Base, and some guys in my platoon dared me to drive a Mule off the back of a flatbed truck. Being the dumbazz that I am, I did an Evel Knevel right off the back of that truck. To everyone's surprise the Mule didn't breakup into 100 pieces. It never drove straight again, but it still ran and I never got in trouble. :D

Just Jim

Montego
12-12-2007, 16:47
United States Army - Explosive Ordnance Disposal - (MOS 55D50) Sargeant Major Retired (1958 to 1978) HooRah!

Participant in the South East Asian War Games 1968 & 1969. Danang, Anh Khe, Long Binh.

Was not welcomed home until 1985 $#DFH

SOBO due to my PTSD (socialization difficulties)

Vent over...... :o

Hey Hilwalker, ever get over to 548th EOD? I was stationed with then from 1975-1976.

Montego
12-12-2007, 16:58
Living in the old wooden World II barracks at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN, I was just about asleep in my rack (three sheets to the wind) when fire warden (remember them?) shouted fire. Without thinking, I staggered through the second floor door onto the fire escape then proceeded to jump off the little wooden landing. I landed butt first in a hedge, scratched and cut up pretty good but I didn't burn (BTW there never was any real fire) :D

chief
12-12-2007, 17:04
Cool, Montego and thank you for your service.

Bearpaw
12-12-2007, 17:06
I was with the 3rd Marines arty (198's) in '82 in Okinawa before being TAD'd to Naval Gunfire (ANGLICO unit). Called in fire for the 05's and big 16's!

I was with 2d A/NGLICO my last 2 1/2 years in. It was the recruiting poster job. Jump out of planes, travel EVERYWHERE for 3 weeks at a time, blow stuff up, work with TONS of foreign militaries, sample their chow, drink their booze. Life was SO good as long as no planes were pickling 500-pounders too short.

gold bond
12-12-2007, 17:06
I don't think by no means this was the dumbest but I was young and learned a very valuable lesson from it...

When I was in California at 29 Palms for FROC school I stayed out in town with a girl one night and woke up late and arrived late to work. On the way there I stopped and bought "two" large coffee's. When I got to work the SGT asked why I was late and I said that I had stopped off to get CPL Ashley a cup of coffee! Well being as though CPL Ashley was standing right there he confirmed it as to be true. When he asked me to step outside I thought I was a gonner! Let's just say it took me awhile to repay that dept!!

gold bond
12-12-2007, 17:10
I was with 2d A/NGLICO my last 2 1/2 years in. It was the recruiting poster job. Jump out of planes, travel EVERYWHERE for 3 weeks at a time, blow stuff up, work with TONS of foreign militaries, sample their chow, drink their booze. Life was SO good as long as no planes were pickling 500-pounders too short.

Thats the unit I was attached to! I was a radio operator (2531) / FO for them. That was in '82-'83.Called in fire for everything from battleships to cobra's. I sent so many rounds going the wrong way I don't think they really knew who's side I was on!!

Old Hillwalker
12-12-2007, 17:11
Hey Hilwalker, ever get over to 548th EOD? I was stationed with then from 1975-1976.

Was that the Control Unit at Long Binh? If so, yes. I was stationed there for four months before rotating back to the world.

gold bond
12-12-2007, 17:14
I was with 2d A/NGLICO my last 2 1/2 years in. It was the recruiting poster job. Jump out of planes, travel EVERYWHERE for 3 weeks at a time, blow stuff up, work with TONS of foreign militaries, sample their chow, drink their booze. Life was SO good as long as no planes were pickling 500-pounders too short.

All I know is when we were firing in Tmarez in the Phillipines we shorted so many rounds and damaged so many bonka boats the islanders wanted us to leave!!

Bearpaw
12-12-2007, 17:14
What is the dumbest thing you did in the military.......but you didn't get caught?

In Norway (February 98), my buddy and I hooked up with a couple of Scandanavian Princesses and were socializing and so on. We had a 0700 curfew to be back on base Sunday morning. There was a unit bus that left at 0600, but we were too busy keeping up foreign relations to catch it, and we decided to just pay for a cab.

We got to the town square at 0630 to grab a cab to the base 3 miles away. There was a crowd of about 20 others there, and only 3 cabs for the whole area. Realizing we weren't going to make it in time, we began running the 3 miles slightly uphill on the icy sidewalk. We made it with a couple of minutes to spare, but my left ear swelled up to twice its normal size due to frostnip from the icy arctic wind that blew on it throughout the run.

I'm glad the nickname Lt. Bearpaw had already stuck, or I would have been Lt. Lobster Ear after that.

Still, looking back, it was worth it. :o

Bearpaw
12-12-2007, 17:21
"Originally Posted by Fofer http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/wb_style/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?p=212483#post212483)
I must say this, I respect and support every one of you that have or are serving our great country but you forgot one group of people with out whom you would not be able to fulfill your mission, The US Merchant Marines. I personally have served in this capacity since 1998 and proudly support everyone of you."


Save your breath Fofer, no one cares.

chief - '69 to '95 on merchant ships - Supporting and supplying troops S. Viet Nam, Panama, Libya, Granada, Saudi Arabia, Somalia

I cared Fofer. Granted, I never thought about it too much until we needed supplies on a short notice but MPPS supplies helped us out tremendously on a couple of short-notice trips.

Painted Turtle
12-12-2007, 17:21
USN 1964 - 1968 Assualt Craft operations (brown Water Navy) E-3 Boatswain's Mate

USA - NG 1978 - 1994 Infantry 11-C MSG

Could not vote more then once so Voted for the first "Navy"

Just a Hiker
12-12-2007, 17:22
In Norway (February 98), my buddy and I hooked up with a couple of Scandanavian Princesses and were socializing and so on. We had a 0700 curfew to be back on base Sunday morning. There was a unit bus that left at 0600, but we were too busy keeping up foreign relations to catch it, and we decided to just pay for a cab.

We got to the town square at 0630 to grab a cab to the base 3 miles away. There was a crowd of about 20 others there, and only 3 cabs for the whole area. Realizing we weren't going to make it in time, we began running the 3 miles slightly uphill on the icy sidewalk. We made it with a couple of minutes to spare, but my left ear swelled up to twice its normal size due to frostnip from the icy arctic wind that blew on it throughout the run.

I'm glad the nickname Lt. Bearpaw had already stuck, or I would have been Lt. Lobster Ear after that.

Still, looking back, it was worth it. :o


I don't know how many times I woke up in Alongapo City and had about 30 minutes till morning formation. Those were the days!!!:banana

NICKTHEGREEK
12-12-2007, 17:45
I don't know how many times I woke up in Alongapo City and had about 30 minutes till morning formation. Those were the days!!!:banana

Jim, I never knew you could sleep over in the Christian Science Reading Room in Olongapo. You musta been a regular.
Do you remember the name of the bar with the crock/alligator in the pen out front? I bought a duckling from a kid for a peso to throw to the beast, and didn't have the heart to do it. Carried it around all night and it filled my shirt pocket with duckie-doo.

NICKTHEGREEK
12-12-2007, 17:50
I am going to try and lighten things up......What is the dumbest thing you did in the military.......but you didn't get caught? I'll go first.....

We were off-loading vehicles at Kadena Airforce Base, and some guys in my platoon dared me to drive a Mule off the back of a flatbed truck. Being the dumbazz that I am, I did an Evel Knevel right off the back of that truck. To everyone's surprise the Mule didn't breakup into 100 pieces. It never drove straight again, but it still ran and I never got in trouble. :D

Just Jim

1. Shipped over for 5 more.
2. Got out with 9.

Just a Hiker
12-12-2007, 17:54
Jim, I never knew you could sleep over in the Christian Science Reading Room in Olongapo. You musta been a regular.
Do you remember the name of the bar with the crock/alligator in the pen out front? I bought a duckling from a kid for a peso to throw to the beast, and didn't have the heart to do it. Carried it around all night and it filled my shirt pocket with duckie-doo.


I was always at the Florida Club or the club with the mechanical bull, but after a snoot full of San Magoo's, they all look the same.:D

gold bond
12-12-2007, 19:12
I don't know how many times I woke up in Alongapo City and had about 30 minutes till morning formation. Those were the days!!!:banana

Let's see how many times did I fall in lust in Olongapo....maybe a thousand!!With the exchange rates in the '80's a bar tab was mere pennies my friend!!
Got to Clark AFB and decided I needed one more time...took the "chicken train" all the way back to Olongapo for one....more...time...!!!! Talk about a adventure!! Barely made it back before the plane left. Can you say barracks restriction!!

Programbo
12-12-2007, 19:20
I was in the US Infantry at Ft Lewis Washington in 1978-79 and then went to Germany..I did "Arctic Trainning" at Fort Wainwright Alaska for 2 months in Jan-Feb of 1980.

johnny quest
12-12-2007, 19:25
"freaks stagger inn" off masaysay in olongapo.

Just a Hiker
12-12-2007, 19:28
"freaks stagger inn" off masaysay in olongapo.


I would post some great photos of Masaysay Drive, but I don't know how!:(

sparky2000
12-12-2007, 19:54
65-69 US MARINES
71-89 USCG Retired

CoyoteWhips
12-12-2007, 20:24
Living in the old wooden World II barracks at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN, I was just about asleep in my rack (three sheets to the wind) when fire warden (remember them?) shouted fire. Without thinking, I staggered through the second floor door onto the fire escape then proceeded to jump off the little wooden landing. I landed butt first in a hedge, scratched and cut up pretty good but I didn't burn (BTW there never was any real fire) :D

Wow, I may very well have slept in that same barracks! That was were I learned my preference for the upper rack, in case the other guy comes in liquored up enough to barf over the edge.

To be fair, the fire watch was one of the most tedious watches I've ever had to stay awake through.

I was a little too gleeful when I was getting to my last few months of enlistment -- found myself transferred to the fire fighting crew. I kind of enjoyed the school, though. Workin' a hose team can be fun.

Montego
12-12-2007, 20:29
CoyoteWhips:

So, wondered who it was below me in the rack. Sorry about "annointing" 'ya - I promise to use a bucket from now on :D

chezrad
12-12-2007, 20:33
USN 1980-1987 ARS-8 USS Preserver and CGN-39 USS Texas

chezrad
12-12-2007, 20:36
:-? What about the Merchant Marine? :cool: They do have one of the service Academies you know!

http://www.usmma.edu/

NICKTHEGREEK
12-12-2007, 20:54
I would post some great photos of Masaysay Drive, but I don't know how!:(
A good friend who spent years stationed and deployed at both NAS Sangley Point and NAS Cubi Point had a video shot from the fantail of the last US Ship to leave the PI. The "ladys" were all standing at the pier waving goodbye. Now this guy was a man's man, a retired Master Chief, and he said he cried like a baby, saddest sight he ever saw. So ends all good things. ;)

WalkingStick75
12-12-2007, 21:20
Air Force 1975-1979

Just a Hiker
12-12-2007, 21:27
A good friend who spent years stationed and deployed at both NAS Sangley Point and NAS Cubi Point had a video shot from the fantail of the last US Ship to leave the PI. The "ladys" were all standing at the pier waving goodbye. Now this guy was a man's man, a retired Master Chief, and he said he cried like a baby, saddest sight he ever saw. So ends all good things. ;)

I can hear those girls now...."You take me Stateside.......you buy me airconditioned Honda"

I think everyone should experience the PI.

NICKTHEGREEK
12-12-2007, 21:35
I can hear those girls now...."You take me Stateside.......you buy me airconditioned Honda"

I think everyone should experience the PI.
Truth:D

mobileman
12-12-2007, 21:53
US Navy 1955 - 1959 USS