U.S. Army..1969-1972 ...MOS 26L20 (Tactical Microwave) and never worked one..Assigned to Europe as M.A.G. (Military Advisory Group) civilian status (to much of a good thing)..Volunteered for Republic of VietNam 1970-1972..Communications Specialist. A little accident in country,10 days in Japan to recuperate, another incident then an operation in LongBinh then 4 months in the hospital and I had enough..it was fun but not real fun..Welcome HOME to all my BROTHERS in arms...
Welcome Home! to all the troops. Thanks for your service!
U.S. Army Active Duty 1968 - '74 Reserves 1975 - '76 I was an E-14 (an E-3 twice and an E-4 twice)
HHC 3rd/33rd Armor 3rd AD Kirch Goens, West Germany 1969 - '70 11E20R6 - Redeye gunner
Ft. Hood, TX HHC 2nd/66th Armor 1971 Redeye gunner
Camp Faulkner RVN C Troop 1st/1st Armored Cavalry attached first to the 23rd ID then to the 196th LIB (I drove point in a Sheridan tank on the last ground combat mission in Vietnam.) 8/4/1971 - 4/1/72 11D, 11B
Ft. Carson, CO HHC 4th/70th Armor Training Officer, Race Relations Officer
U.S. Army Reserve NCO Academy Instructor @ Ft. Indiantown Gap, Recon
U.S Air Force 1964 - 1969. I served as a gun plumber in the 8th Tac Fighter Wing at Ubon, Thailand under Colonels Robin Olds & Daniel (Chappie) James.
I worked on the M61A1 Gattling Gun. 7,000 rounds per minute of pure hell raining down on the enemy from a pod under the belly of an F4C Phantom.
I don't believe it took me this long to even NOTICE this thread!
U.S. Army, Nov 83 - Feb 92
BCT Fort Bliss, TX 83
AIT (72E) Fort Gordon, GA 84
Fort Lewis, WA 84-85
Mannheim, FRG 85-88
AIT (95B) Fort McClellan, AL 88
Fort Carson, CO 88-92
Jordan (Bright Star) 89
Panama (Promote Liberty) 90
Saudi/Iraq (Desert Storm) 90-91
Germany (REFORGER) 91
Honorable Discharge 92
Sergeant E-5 (It's not NICE to piss off butter bars)
Lackland AFB Oct 31 1956 Halloween thought I had been tricked.
Smokey Hill AFB Ks 57-59
Lincoln AFB Neb 59-62
Kirtland AFB NM 62-66 Gone alot TDY all over the world
Wiesbaden Gr 66-69 More TDY
Little Rock AFB AR 69-72 Stay home there fished and hunted alot.
Mather AFB Ca. 72 -76 More fishing, lots of shooting
Retired 1 Nov 1976 MSgt to many changes to stay in.
U.S. Army 2003-2005 Specialist E-4. 63W Wheeled vehicle repair. 10 month tour in Iraq, supporting the 82nd Airborne, 10th Mountain, and combat patrols with a Marine battalion in Ramadi. I wear my "GI Joe" badge(CAB) proudly! It's really good to see so many of you here! Sorry I was so late to formation...but in my defense, i brought enough gum for the whole company this time!
U.S. Air Force, 1998 to 2002 (young buck here), AFSC - 3C2X1 (Tech Controller), left as an E-4. Was stationed at Pentagon from '99 to '02. Was there night of attack (yeah it sucked - smoke all around, 5' view distance with no mask).
That's about it. Never really planned on being career. Guess I just wanted to get back to civilian life :).
US ARMY Retired
May68-jun88, E-7, and Track maintenance sgt, DI, Ft lost in the woods, missouri 79-81, Vietnam Dalat mechanic and truck driver, jul69-jul70. retired in sikeston, missouri
USAF 1993-1997. Was a 3C651 (Satellite Controller - Space Operations). DoD employee now.
12 years US Army 92-01 active duty 01-04 reserves. 11b ,63b and 92a. Ft.Sill, Korea,Ft.Irwin and Germany in that order. Oh and a field trip to Kosovo in 1999 june-december.
USMC 1985-1989 veery tough duty at El toro California and Kaneohe Bay HI.
USAF 1977 - 1983 Law Enforcement Supervisor, SSGT.
RAF Alconbury 10th SPS,
Minot AFB 91SPG/91SPS,
Chanute AFB 3345th SPS.
Germany 1967 then Viet-Nam 68,69,70. Home and on my own mid 70 Dazed and Confused.
US Army 1968-1996
Field Artillery in Vietnam
Transfered to Chemical Corps in late 70's
Retired as Colonel 1996.