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Old 01-25-2008, 02:33 PM
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ARMY:
1965/66, 1974/78 - Fort Devens, MA (USASATC&S)
1967/69 - Vietnam (313thRRBn w/ HQ IFFV; 374thRRC w/ 4th ID): Nha Trang, Dong Ba Thin, Chu Lai, Duc Pho, Bong Son, Kontum, Pleiku, Ban Me Thuit, Dak To, Ben Het, An Khe, Hoi An, and a lot of hilltops overlooking strange sights.
1969, 1970/72 - Fort Hood, TX (311th ASABn w/ III Corps)
1972-1974 - Okinawa (USASA Scty Det) with TDYs to Camp Zama, Japan; Thailand; Taiwan and a couple other curious spots.

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QUI NHON VIETNAM 66-67
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You know just reading some of these military bio's gives me the chills and makes me so proud to be an American. Anyone, and their were many, who served in combat are just extra special for this post. Although I was in during Viet Nam and overseas I was only giving support, never was in actual combat. I think we lost the last fighting man of WWI a little while back (not completely sure) but WWII, Korea and 'Nam soldiers should always and will always be quietly proud of their contribution to our great country allowing their families and friends the right to feel secure at home. I think TV might be a little too old for Desert Storm and the Iraq war but God bless those troops as well. Thank you all for your great service to our country and Red you do have a great deal to be proud of. I hope we can keep this post alive and hear from so many others who are just too modest to report in. Glad to see so many flyboys!!! (I am not partial?)
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I Was in Vietnam in 66-67 i wasn't in combat I was in supply At times i was reluctant
to mention i was in NAM Because most people i've mentioned it to think you were in combat Then one day i was talking to a guy who was in the 1st Cavalry in NAM
I told him i was there but not in combat and he said to me thanks for the bullits made me feel alot better about it
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My DAD..1st Marine Division...World War II


The 1st Marine Division was activated aboard the battleship Texas on 1 February 1941. It is the oldest, largest, and most decorated division in the United States Marine Corps, with nine Presidential Unit Citations (PUCs).

The Guadalcanal campaign in 1942 was the first major American Pacific campaign in World War II and the first time the 1st Marine Division conducted combat operations as a division. The Division's actions during this operation won it the first of three World War II PUCs. 1st Marine Division also won PUCs for the battles of Peleliu and Okinawa. Three weeks after Japan surrendered, the Division was dispatched to North China for occupation duty. While in China, the Division had numerous encounters with the Chinese Communists.


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You know just reading some of these military bio's gives me the chills and makes me so proud to be an American. Anyone, and their were many, who served in combat are just extra special for this post. Thank you all for your great service to our country and Red you do have a great deal to be proud of.

with JohnnyM

these posts have brought me to tears!

Thank you all, you brave Americans!

Sincerely, Kathie :redface:
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Just a quick note -- as I said, my brother did 3 tours in 'Nam, one before we were officially there. We talked a lot when he came home between tours. He wasn't sure we should be there but he knew he was needed. After the second tour in which he saw a lot of combat, he made a comment that will stick with me forever. He told me that not everyone in a war has to carry a gun and shoot people but everyone who serves helps save those who are on the front lines and he thanks those guys on a daily basis -- they saved his life more than once.

So, just wanted to let you guys who were the clerks, the supply sergeants, the mechanics, all the ones behind the scenes (and not making a profit on the supplies, etc.), you truly were appreciated and those doing the hard fighting knew how necessary you were. Thank you for helping my brother come home three times!
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Vietnam 1970-1971 Chu Lai, Duc Pho, LZ Liz, LZ San Juan, DMZ, The Rockpile (was also called Vandergrift near Khe Sanh)
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Just a quick note -- as I said, my brother did 3 tours in 'Nam, one before we were officially there. We talked a lot when he came home between tours. He wasn't sure we should be there but he knew he was needed. After the second tour in which he saw a lot of combat, he made a comment that will stick with me forever. He told me that not everyone in a war has to carry a gun and shoot people but everyone who serves helps save those who are on the front lines and he thanks those guys on a daily basis -- they saved his life more than once.

So, just wanted to let you guys who were the clerks, the supply sergeants, the mechanics, all the ones behind the scenes (and not making a profit on the supplies, etc.), you truly were appreciated and those doing the hard fighting knew how necessary you were. Thank you for helping my brother come home three times!

In the US Army there are about 10 people in direct support within the Division for each guy shooting the guns. And that doesn't count the various support units directly under Corps, Area Command, and numbered Army who are mainly support troops.
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Hardly an exotic history, but I was drafted and reported for basic training at Fort Leonard Wood (ghastly place ;D ) just under 49 years ago! Two years as a clerk at Fort Bliss, Texas, with the then-starting-up 6th Artillery Group.

At the insistence and urging of my crusty Master Sergeant boss there (he retired with something like 36 years of service!), I took a direct commission, then returned to St. Louis, where I spent the next 26 years or so in the Army Reserve.

Having retired as a Lieutenant Colonel, and with an eventual 11 years of active duty, I am proud of my personal service, even though it doesn't hold a candle to the guys and gals who actually served in WWII, Korea, Viet Nam or anywhere else.

Red, I am impressed at your father's rank at such an early age. Must have been a hard-charging GI!

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U.S. Army---1967-1969--Ft. Sam Houston, SanAntonio, Ft Bliss El Paso , Beaumont General Hospital, White Sands Missile Range. I'm proud of all of you who have served ,and proud to be an American. God bless all of you--Steve :bigthumbsup: :bigthumbsup: :bigthumbsup: :bigthumbsup:
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A BIG thank you to all our men and women that served then and now..The Villages Florida

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