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Old 03-31-2015, 03:25 PM
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I was in the very first deployment of the Pershing Missile to Schwaebisch-Gmuend Germany in 1964, with the 4th Battalion, 41st Artillery. I went home in Nov. 1965 on the first troop ship reassigned to the Atlantic from the Pacific (Vietnam).
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Old 08-20-2015, 08:10 PM
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To Visvaldis;

I was an RA, basic Ft. Polk, Lousyana, March 1964-May 1964. AIT, Ft. Bliss, TX, Hawk Radar and Fire Control Tech. If I was a US I'd be manning an M60 machine gun in Viet Nam. My twin brother had 3 tours in Viet Nam with the Navy. He was on USS Okinawa, a Marine Amphibious aircraft carrier. The Marines took him in to fly in Helicopters on search and destroys. He was issued a Thompson which he used to mow down elephant grass so the gooks couldn't hide in it. I served in Korea, about 6 miles from the DMZ on a Hawk Missile Site. And I always wanted to go to Germany!

Spec 5 George James Delgado of El Paso, TX
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Old 08-20-2015, 08:27 PM
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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Hello George, you were 6 miles from the DMZ. Did you ever hear of the term "Iron Triangle" referred to three small towns that are now the DMZ.

I was in Kumwha during the 1952 period on the front lines (105mm Howitzers) Our #3 gun was the most forward piece on the entire central front then. Have some photos I took when there that are in a frame on my TV room wall along with a map of the time period.
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Old 09-23-2015, 10:18 PM
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I served my entire enlistment onboard the USS Midway, ships company Weapons Department, from August '86 to July '91. Became a shellback on the way to Australia in 87'. Many of the old timers who had been in a decade or two already had great influence on wog day among other things. The Midway was perhaps one of the very last vessels to carry on the older Navy style traditions. I miss it now more than I enjoyed it then. And every so often I sort of wished that I would have made it a career. But when I learn the many ways it's changed, it's perhaps better that I had got out, as I do not agree with the changes.
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Old 09-25-2015, 06:47 PM
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I'll bite, in a nutshell I was Army 80-00. Three tours for a total of 9.5 years in Germany. Never spent more than two years at Ft. Polk, Leonard Wood, Dix or Carson. The only regret is no 13 month tours in Korea or a sniff of a chance to bask in the sunlight of Hawaii. Life as a Combat Engineer was never boring, always busy and full of the usual ups and downs.
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Old 09-25-2015, 09:07 PM
Location: Wyoming
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USAF USAFSS -- 1966-1970
Public relations/historian/pinochle player extraordinaire

Lackland AFB, TX (basic)
Goodfellow AFB, TX (1967-68)
Elmendorf AFB, AK (1968-70)
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Old 09-30-2015, 03:22 AM
Location: Metro Seattle Area - Born and Raised
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Good topic!!

U.S. Army Active Duty: 1980 to 1992
* Basic Training/AIT: Ft Knox, KY (Tank Crewmember)
* First Duty Station: 8th Infantry Div., Manheim Germany
* Second Duty Station: 1st Infantry Div., Ft. Riley, KS
* Third Duty Station: 2nd Infantry Div., Camp Casey, Korea
* Fourth Duty Station: 1st Infantry Div., Ft. Riley, KS
* Fifth Duty Station: 6th Infantry Div., Ft. Richardson, AK
* Sixth Duty Station: 82nd Airborne Div., Ft. Bragg, NC

Left Active Duty and went into the Army Reserve... The smartest thing I've ever did!! I ended up in a federal government law enforcement job right after leaving the Army and after a 21 year career with them, I retired as a GS-13... A by far better retirement plan verse my best case situation as an E-9 or a W-3 if I stayed on Active duty. Plus, being Combat Arms in the Army, life was pretty hard on everybody in my family, which made making the choice to leave A/D very easy for me. I'm very proud of my military service to the country and was still able to retired from the Army Reserve (IRR) with a senior NCO rank.
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Old 09-30-2015, 05:02 AM
Location: Monnem Germany/ from San Diego
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Active duty Army 1984-87
11B then 11M Basic at Ft Benning then Hood and Irwin.
Reserves 87-90, got out just before the first Gulf war.
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