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Old 03-04-2010, 11:54 PM
 
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On a different but related note your CMB and Bronze Star are guarateed to get you awarded a service connected claim ($$$) by the V.A. if you have ANY type of PTSD, anxiety or other mental issue that could be traced to your service in Vietnam. For that matter any medical issue you had while serving is possibly service connected and can be claimed.

If you have any question PM me.

Thank you for your service to our country.
I certainly wasn't any Rambo.

I spent a year in Vietnam and I spent half that time burning poo-poo at the base camp where we were never attacked (DiAn), received three hot meals every day and watched movies in the evening.

Burning poo-poo you say? Best duty ever. My day would begin at 8:00 with a trip to the gate where I would pick up three old women hired to do the actual deed. From here I would pick up a barrel of diesel and gasoline before taking the ladies to one of two huge latrines I had responsibility for.

Being a medic sanitation was my duty.

At 9:00 I would be back lounging until noon when I returned the ladies to the front gate and my day was done.

It was perfect, I was known as the battalion crap burner and with a title like that who is gong to mess with you?
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Old 03-05-2010, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Hawaii
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I certainly wasn't any Rambo.

I spent a year in Vietnam and I spent half that time burning poo-poo at the base camp where we were never attacked (DiAn), received three hot meals every day and watched movies in the evening.

Burning poo-poo you say? Best duty ever. My day would begin at 8:00 with a trip to the gate where I would pick up three old women hired to do the actual deed. From here I would pick up a barrel of diesel and gasoline before taking the ladies to one of two huge latrines I had responsibility for.

Being a medic sanitation was my duty.

At 9:00 I would be back lounging until noon when I returned the ladies to the front gate and my day was done.

It was perfect, I was known as the battalion crap burner and with a title like that who is gong to mess with you?
How does your B.S. citation read, service above and beyond the call of doody?

Sorry I just had to say that; who knows all that duty might have scarred you.
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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Nicet1, if you haven't attended a BRO reunion I heartily encourage you to do so. This year's is August 25 - 29 in San Antonio and there's a good chance you'll run into someone you knew. Even if you don't, by the time you leave you'll have plenty of new friends.

Mr. Dokie was in the 2nd/16th January 1967 to January 1968 and we've been going to the reunions for about 5 years. It has been a wonderful experience. DM me if you have any questions.

Society of the First Infantry Division - The Big Red One - Events - Annual Reunion: Tours and Special Events (http://www.1stid.org/events/2010reunion.cfm - broken link)
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Absolutely, update your 214. If it were a "secret mission" it would be in there coded. The military messed up my records and it took 10 years after retirement to get it straight. In the meantime, I lost all of my education benefits guaranteed in the GI Bill.
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Old 03-12-2010, 10:17 PM
 
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The folks at the CBPO when I retired didn't add the Meritorious Service Medal I'd been awarded at my last duty station. Yeah, I probably should get my records corrected. But then, that medal and $5.00 will get me a cuppa coffee at Starbucks...
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Old 03-13-2010, 01:26 AM
 
Location: Hawaii
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The folks at the CBPO when I retired didn't add the Meritorious Service Medal I'd been awarded at my last duty station. Yeah, I probably should get my records corrected. But then, that medal and $5.00 will get me a cuppa coffee at Starbucks...
It's a matter of pride, you earned it.
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:11 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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I probably should get my records corrected.
Your great great grandkids be proud.
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