Thread: Veterans, where and when?
11-15-2011, 03:23 AM
Idaho Army Nation Guard
2002 - 2014
OIF III - Intel Analyst
OND - TUAS S/OWM/PM - PHP/OHP - TIM - GEN - CK - 32° - OES
Traveling Templar Blog - 11-11-11
01-09-2012, 10:12 AM
- Join Date
- Jan 2012
- Mount Pleasant, Iowa
Iowa Army National Guard August 2007-April 2009
US Army Active Duty April 2009-January 2012
OEF Veteran, May 2010-May 2011
101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell Kentucky
02-28-2012, 01:57 PM
Enlisted Jan. 75 as an ASA Cook, Ft. Devens, MA. (Yeah, I slopped shingles.)
Reenlisted summer 1977 in the Army band program (euphonium instrumentalist).
Returned to Ft. Devens Apr 78 after the Basic Music Course, Naval Amphib Base, Little Creek, VA.
Ordered to Germany March 79, 1st Armored Division Band, Ansbach, Germany.
Ordered to Ft. Hood, TX March 82, 2nd Armored Division Band, Ft. Hood, TX.
Ordered to West Berlin, Germany, Jan. 83, 298th Army Band.
Ordered to Bad Kreuznach, Germany, Sept. 91, 8th Infantry Division Band, reflagged to 1st Armored Division Band after Desert Storm (Jan. 92).
Retired from active duty Feb. 95.
Highlight of my career was watching the Berlin Wall come down. Not necessarily a fun experience, but to be involved in some of that history was inspiring.
You ain't lived until you've seen communism, up close and personal.U.S. Army, Retired
02-28-2012, 02:59 PMIn most sports, cold-cocking an opposing player repeatedly in the face with a series of gigantic Slovakian uppercuts would get you a multi-game suspension without pay.
In hockey, it means you have to sit in the penalty box for five minutes.
02-28-2012, 03:21 PM
US Army '79 - '87
Stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood,Mo. Ft. Gordon Ga. , Ft. Hauchuca , Az,
Kaiserslautern , Darmstadt, Stuttgart & heidlburg Germany
HondurasThe 21st century. The age of Smart phones and Stupid people.
It is said that branches draw their life from the vine. Each is separate yet all are one as they share one life giving stem . The Bible tells us we are called to a similar union in life, our lives with the life of God. We are incorporated into him; made sharers in his life. Apart from this union we can do nothing.
06-11-2012, 06:42 PM
April 2008 - Present
Fort Bragg, NC
OND - Baghdad, Al Asad
Fort Lewis, WA
35/96 Type“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” – Ayn Rand
Power Point Ranger
11-19-2012, 11:42 AM
Went thru ROTC. Was an E5/SMP (Simultaneous Membership Program) assigned to the SCARNG in 1980-82.
Went active duty in 1982.
Spent time at Ft. Gordon, GA before being assigned to the 128th Signal Company in Brunnsum, The Netherlands.
We moved the 128th company headquarters the next year to Chievres, Belgium.
Got off active duty in 1984, spent the next 6 years inactive reserve.
LizThey that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
05-11-2014, 06:35 PM
US Coast Guard, enlisted in Buffalo, NY on 1/8/1964, discharged from Group Charlevoix, MI, on 1/5/1968.
Boot Camp Cape May, NJ.
YN/SK School, Groton, CT.
Base Terminal Island, CA.
Group Santa Barbara.
CGAS/STA/Group San Diego.
Group Charlevoix, MI.
Qualified as a coxswain on 40' utility boats at San Diego.
No heroics, only things the Coast Guard does on a daily basis.
05-11-2014, 08:28 PM
Marine Corps '64 to '67
Marine Detachment USS Wright CC-2
The USS Wright was a sister ship to the USS Northampton both outfitted as emergency relocation for the President and/or the Pentagon chiefs of staff during times of war.
A more memorable time was when we were stationed off the coast of Uruguay South America.
President Johnson was to meet with Latin American leaders at a summit hosted by Uruguay, in Punta del Este, April 1967.
We as Marines were in full battle gear 24 hours/day for three days while Johnson was in Uruguay in case an extraction was needed.
An amusing story occured on our way home when the Lieutenant instructed the squad leader responsible for the flame thrower, which was loaded with tear gas, to empty the flame thrower off the Fantail. The Lieutenant obviously did not realize that one of the "fresh air in-takes" was located at the Fantail. Countless sailors were lined up at sick bay with coughing and wattery eyes.
We visited such hot spots as Rio de Janeiro, Fort Lauderdale, San Juan Puerto Rico (biggest hangover), Bar Harbor Maine, New York City, Newport, RI (I think that was the port), and of course Norfolk VA.
Last edited by J P Sousa; 05-12-2014 at 10:22 AM.".............Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
05-12-2014, 08:14 AM
Entered USAF DEP in Jun 1979
USAF Active duty Jun 1980
Avionics Tech school, Chanute AFB, IL
Hurlburt Fld, FL 1980-1983
Spangdahlem AB, Germany 1983-1986
Travis AFB, CA 1986-1990
Frankfurt AB, Germany 1990-1993
Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ 1993-1995
Robins AFB, GA 1995-2000 (retirement)
And we liked it here, so we stayed!
Yankee by birth, Southern by choice!Social Order at the expense of Liberty is hardly a bargain - Marquis de Sade
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