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Old 04-10-2007, 07:23 PM
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I proudly enlisted in the Marine Corp in 1965, had my orders for Vietnam, but was injured before shipping out. I was subequently discharged as a result of the injury.

Are there any others here who served in the military?
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Old 04-12-2007, 08:40 AM
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I joined the Army in 1969 (I had a low number in the draft lottery) and promptly went to Vietnam for a year. When I got back I went to Ft. Sill and taught at the Gunnery School. I got out and joined the National Guard. I left for a while and rejoined just around the time of the first excursion into Iraq. I went to Iraq in 2004 and served a year there. It was very funny to watch the "kids" look at my right shoulder and ask, "What patch is that?" When I told them it was the patch I earned in Vietnam I got these looks like "wow, how old are you???" The patch was distinctive - Americal (the 4 stars of the Southern Cross). Also a CSN song.

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Old 04-12-2007, 09:07 PM
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I spent 20 years in the Navy, and have been here for 2 months. Read the Village news and other pubs available you will find VFW, MARCORPS, ARMY, AF AND NAVY organisations looking for members and volunteers.
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Old 04-13-2007, 07:29 AM
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Four years active duty in the Air Force from 72-76. Stationed at Wright-Patterson AFB. Finished college on GI bill....participated in ROTC and after graduating...the did a few more years in the Army reserve. Both tours were very rewarding. I highly recommend service to young folks who are short on discipline and who have a wild hair growing on parts unseen. In fact, I think military service or other service for our great nation and its people should be mandatory.
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Old 04-13-2007, 01:48 PM
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As a 30-year (more or less) Army Reservist with that time now partially paying my retirement, I agree with JohnZ's thoughts that some service ought to be mandatory. I remain astounded when I read how few members of Congress have any military background these days. That lack of service can only hamper their performance (not that it is necessarily all that good to begin with!).
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Old 10-04-2007, 09:48 AM
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DRAFTED IN 65 had basic at FORT DIX NJ THEN FORT BENJAMIN HARRISON IN INDIANA
NEXT TO FORT HOOD TEXAS THEN FORT LEE VIRGIANA AND THEN TO BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN
QUI NHON VIETNAM
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Old 10-04-2007, 10:18 AM
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Old 10-04-2007, 10:19 AM
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After AFROTC at Penn State I went on Active Duty in December of 67. Stationed at Webb AFB Texas, Mather AFB in Sacramento, Bergstrom AFB in Austin Texas, Udorn Royal Thai AFB for my SEA tour, RAF Alconbury in England and Shaw AFB in South Carolina. Got out in 78 when RIFs were happening.
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Army 7/64 to 5/67 (89 day early out due to reassignment to CONUS with less than 90 days remaining on enlistment)

Ft Knox Basic, Ft Dix AIT Infantry, 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 3rd Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany, assigned to air mobile infantry platoon in air recon troop - no pilots (were diverted to Vietnam) so reassigned to Squadron HQ as the SMAJ's clerk; volunteered for Vietnam, assigned as an Infantry Adviser in MACV, on arrival in-country was reassigned as a clerk in MACV HQ J-1 section in Saigon due to having a Secret Clearance and clerical skills.
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Served as a Submarine Sonarman during cold war '75-'95 on attack boats and missile boats! :bigthumbsup:

GO NAVY!
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Old 10-04-2007, 11:41 AM
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US Army from 1960-1963. Basic Ft. Leonard Wood, MO; AIT trained as a scout Ft. Hood TX; 3rd Recon Sqdn 14th Armored Cavalry Bad Hersfeld Germany 1/1/1961 to 7/18-1963. We patrolled the East German border.
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US Navy 1968-1972 ; USS Jonas Ingram DD938 from leaving boot camp at Great Lakes til 1969 when she was decommissioned;transferred to USS Power DD839 FROM 1969-1972 when discharged. Two Middle East 6 month cruises(good will) ; two Mediterranean Cruises; several Gitmo (shakedown cruises)Very little time on dry land but saw many unique places.
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Old 10-04-2007, 11:57 AM
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21 Years Army 1966 - 1988. Viet Nam 1967 - 1968
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It is good to see so many Vets here. The Guard Unit I went to Iraq with is scheduled to go back in 18 months. The way this seem to be working out, they will most likely be activated for 18 months and if we are still there in 6 years they will go again. Let me tell you.... you ain't seen hot till you have spent the summer in Iraq.... the nights are a "cool" 85-90 and the days above 120 with no clouds.

Hey motorcycle rider where in Nam? I was with the Americal up in I Corp at a place called Duc Pho, also spent some time up near Khe Sahn.
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Medical Service Corps officer USNR 1965-1968. Spent 1966-1968 at Great Lakes Naval Hospital. Anyone there during that time?
My husband was a US Army officer 1962-1965. Flew helicopters in Nam with the something or other Knights.
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