MS Army National Guard
OIF 3 vet
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US Army, US Army Reserves & Kentucky Army National Guard.
Retired (or better yet, they retired me) after 24 total years service ... and I would do it all again if given the chance!
"Combat Medic ...next to God, a grunt's best friend"
MS Army National Guard
OIF 3 vet
My biggest military accomplishment was to reach the rank of Cpl without getting NJP'ed.
United States Marine Corps. (1998 - 2002)
US army 1967 to 1990. Helicopter mechanic.
USN '75-'79. Machinist Mate 3rd, USS Chicago CG11
I'm a child of the 60's, but I got over it.
I'm a U.S. Army (91A10) medic from 1965-1967 having proudly
served at the following locations:
Ft. Benning, GA (Army basic training)
Ft. Sam Houston, TX (Army AIT school)
Ft. Gordon, GA (18th Surgical Hospital)
All stateside duty, even at the height of the Viet-Nam war~!
82nd Airborne Division
ADA (Stinger Missile)
1984-1987.....wish I was still in.
United States Navy, Petty Officer 1st Class, 1960-1965
Great Lakes Boot Camp
"A" School, Imperial Beach, California
US Army Language School, Monterey, California
Home based at Kami Seya, Japan, from there on various missions at varied locations on various vessels and aircraft
Navy ROTC > NSA/DIA > Many vacation spots several where people dressed funny & ate weird food... > Medical School, to make ammends (just kidding) & promote life & healing... > USAFRes > Retired USAFRes > Civilian Doc 20 yrs now... loved my previous adventures & serving my country but I don't regret leaving it behind to pursue medicine...
Last edited by Kankujoe; November 23rd, 2006 at 04:42 AM.
Member: NRA, GOA
"The more you sweat in training, the less you will bleed in battle" - Navy Seals
I spent 25 years in the Marine Corps retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry. My last four years were spent in Latin America supporting counter drug work. I returned to South America several years later as a contrator supporting the counter drugy operations of several Narcotics Affairs Sections.
After four years out of the country, I returned in 2004 and began working for the Department of Homeland Security as a Protective Security Advisor in 2005.
LtCol USMC (Ret)
Enlisted in the USAF 1981, got out at the end of my enlistment and went to AFROTC in 1985 (plus joined the USAFR), graduated and was commissioned back on AD in 1989, retired this past April. Nearly 25 years total, with just over 20 of that on active duty...
Sgt., USMC 2000-2004 active duty
Combat Correspondent (I was "Joker" from Full Metal Jacket, glasses and all), picked up to go to broadcast school as well
01-02: AFN Okinawa (formerly FEN), Camp S.D. Butler, Okinawa, Japan (Deployed for Balikatan 2002 and Cobra Gold 2002)
02-04: Marine Barracks Washington PAO ("8th and I")
MBW was a non-deployable unit for most of us there, otherwise I might very well have done my tour in the sandbox as well, being that there were only a hundred of us or so in the Corps.
I'd still be in uniform, but I got out for love. Ask me in 14 years if I thought it was worth it.
USMC 2003-2006, LCpl at Discharge.
5811 Military Police
Miss it every day....got forced out because of medical condition.
"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth."
"You can say 'stop' or 'alto' or use any other word you think will work but I've found that a
large bore muzzle pointed at someone's head is pretty much the universal language."
308th Security Police Squadron
Little Rock AFB
Joined up Jan 1975 from Pittsburgh, Pa. The army took me all over the planet 2 times. Trips to Korea (3), Germany (2), 3 different posts in the states, and of course, Desert Storm. Retired Feb. 1995 at Ft. Riley, Kansas where I plan on them putting me into the ground here. Was a mechanic on anything that has track or tires on it. Now, my 2 sons are 5 years into what i did. Now I know what my parents went thru when I told them I was going into a combat zone.