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echambers

Starting to Get Obsessed
Nov 21, 2017
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Apologies if this had been done and done again. I did search and didn't find anything though.
So, how many of you are military veterans? I served three years in Charlie Co, 2/325 82nd Airborne from 86 to 89. Who else served? Where? When?

 

beezer

Part of the Furniture Now
Jul 12, 2013
604
692
U.S. Marine Corps, 1996-2004.
Camp Pendleton, CA

Okinawa, Japan

Iwakuni, Japan

 

jaytex1969

Lifer
Jun 6, 2017
8,393
40,317
Here
US Army, 1986-93, Desert Storm 8/90-3/91
2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry, "Cock Inhalers", er, Cottonbalers, by God!




 

mso489

Lifer
Feb 21, 2013
38,052
47,270
U.S. Navy, 1968-1972 (enlisted)

San Diego

USS Gallant MSO 489 (I use the hull number for my user name on Forums) an MSO is "minesweeper ocean-going"

MIdway Island Naval Station

Milwaukee Navy Recruiting
I served as a Radioman (now a defunct rating) aboard ship, and after a rare change of rating through the Chief of Naval Operations (this was solicited, not initiated by me) I served as a Journalist as a newspaper editor and occasional TV news reader on Midway Island
After graduate school on GI Billl, I served for three-plus years with the then Veterans Administration as a veterans counselor helping Vietnam vets with their educational, medical, home loan and other benefits.
I was aboard USS Gallant for operations and patrols off the coast of South Vietnam, at the mouth of the Cue Viet River, in and out of ports at Saigon, Da Nang, and Cameron Bay. For long patrols, we were resupplied from an oiler by underway replenishment, for which my station was on the in-haul line with about twenty other guys, pulling supplies across on pulleys. A power winch was to likely to take off someone's arm or leg. We made rest and recreation ports at Taiwan and Hong Kong, and had a long repair stay at Subic Bay, P.I. and Guam.

 

mso489

Lifer
Feb 21, 2013
38,052
47,270
...tried to edit this into my post but it wouldn't accept the edit ... just to say, I was aboard USS Gallant for operations and patrols off the coast of South Vietnam, at the mouth of the Cue Viet River, in and out of ports at Saigon, Da Nang, and Cameron Bay. For long patrols, we were resupplied from an oiler by underway replenishment, for which my station was on the in-haul line with about twenty other guys, pulling supplies across on pulleys. A power winch was to likely to take off someone's arm or leg. We made rest and recreation ports at Taiwan and Hong Kong, and had a long repair stay at Subic Bay, P.I. and Guam.

 

nevadablue

Lifer
Jun 5, 2017
1,191
4
MOS 15B, (Sergeant Missile Crewman) ARMY, 1970-1972. Ended up in Korea instead of Viet Nam.
Playing with nukes is fun.

 

wyfbane

Lifer
Apr 26, 2013
4,905
2,822
Tennessee
US Army/ National Guard (AGR) : 1993-2016.
Afghanistan 2006-7.
97e (became 35m) interrogator

98c (became 35n) SIGINT analyst

 

kanaia

Part of the Furniture Now
Feb 3, 2013
566
252
USN 73-77

San Diego

Meridian MS

NAVSTA Midway Island

Lemoore, CA VA-94 The Mighty Shrikes

USS Coral Sea WestPac 77

 

tschiraldi

Lifer
Dec 14, 2015
1,807
3,504
53
Ohio
3rd US Infantry ( The Old Guard). Presidential Escort, Airborne, Air Assault, JOTC, NTC, 2 combat deployments. 1988 - 1992. 1/148 Infantry, Ohio Army National Guard, Operation Noble Eagle, 1998- 2002.

 

wyfbane

Lifer
Apr 26, 2013
4,905
2,822
Tennessee
Re-up, November 2006. One of the coolest re-enlistment pictures ever. lol

My son in the uniform I'd wear on mission sometimes. We were the last to get ACU's of anyone I know.


 

tuold

Lifer
Oct 15, 2013
2,133
152
Beaverton,Oregon
USAF 1976 - 1982

90570 - Pharmacy Technician

Andrews AFB

Yokota AB, Japan

Twice TDY to Korea
"It was the best of times. It was the worst of times."


 
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