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    Airborne!!

    82nd Airborne, 11B, 1/17th Air Cav 82-86. Paramedic for three years, and LEO for 20yrs and counting.

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    USAF - Combat Security Police (The Air Forces' grunts)

    '73-'74 Clark AB, Philippines
    '74-'75 Tan Son Nhut AB, Vietnam

    Retired LEO, currently a Volunteer Fire Fighter and fixin to start EMT School.
    (Glutton for punishment and feeding my risk addiction.)

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    Bill the Cat geisterfahrer's Avatar
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    Yes and no. I enlisted in the USAF in '83. I went to BMTS at Lackland, and my knee started swelling up like a balloon during PT. The base orthopedic surgeon gave me two options: surgery, rehab, and recycling, or separation from the service. Since I would have been sent home for 6 to 8 months during recovery, with no pay, and I had a young family to support, I chose the latter.

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    USN MM2 (SS) Saigon 1968 johnnywishbone's Avatar
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    seven years under the flag

    this was my home for almost six years. then the rivers south of saigon.
    made me what i am today. hahaha!


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    USAF Weapons Instructor

    Currently stationed in Germany. Have been kicking around since 1990, been stationed in Idaho, Texas, Georgia, Florida, and Germany twice.

    I absolutely love the riding here. Just finished up a trip through Austria and Switzerland.


    Thank all of you for your service

    Scott
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    Usnr 64-71

    Joined up at 17 with parents signature. 2 Years in the Phillipine Islands (CT)
    I also hated it then but very grateful for the experience now.

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    Army '68-'70 (drafted)
    101st Div. 2/319th artillery
    Vietnam--I corp--Ashaw Valley (Ho Chi Ming Trail) most of time.
    Hamburger hill was nearby.
    Camp Evans was home base.

    Now I buy stuff in the stores made in Vietnam.
    Tell me again why we were there.
    Nardowell
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    I am totally amazed there are't more Vietnam veterans in this organization.[/QUOTE]

    Of the 2,700,000 of us that were sent to Vietnam, only 700,000 of us are left.
    Agent Orage is taking us faster than the average.
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    USN 02/61 - 12/64. Signalman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GDWallace View Post
    My Grandfather (a weatherman on a DD) and great Uncle (Combat Engineer) were in the Navy & Army in WW2. My dad (Communications) was in the Army during Korea (but served in Germany, while his brother (infantry) went to Korea) and I (SP) was in the USAF in the late 70's. My son (4th generation to serve) joined the Army (Infantry) and was sworn in yesterday, going to Ft. Benning, GA.

    An update, Happy to say my son has completed his year long tour in Iraq (3rd ID, 4th Brigade 3/15 Infantry Regt.) and is safely home. Just finished a short home leave and heading back to Ft. Stewart tomorrow.

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    thank you!

    Hey say thanks to your boy's, glad to here yof your son safe return home

    Eric
    Mass NG 88-94

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    USN - 1983 to 1987

    Served aboard the USS Midway CV-41 in Yokosuka, Japan, then aboard the USS Stein FF-1065 in San Diego.
    Tom - MOA #156706, Hayward, CA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spidereyes View Post
    Please permit a dissenting voice. I enlisted into he Army in 1968 to avoid the possibility of being inducted into the Marines.

    From the time I started at Ft Dix, NJ until I was realeased, the operative code was "FTA." Almost ALL of us hated the Army. The higher our educational level, the more we despised the Military. The only "pro-military" people we ran up against were (mostly) REMFS, Lifers and losers who couldn't make it outside in the "real World."

    Now, it appears that all of the guys of that age were eager to join up, that we wanted to preserve your way of life and protect your right to vote. Nothing could be farther from the truth. We hated the War, we hated the Draft and we hated the Old Men who sent us to die for their fantasies. When I see a young person in the Military now, I just feel a sense of sorrow and loss. I respect them but I hope for so much MORE for them after the military.
    A survey of returning Vietnam vets showed that we were split evenly on our opinon of the war. Half supported it and half did not.
    It has helped me deal with it by reading about it. I have read accounts from US soldiers (we all have a story), South Vietnam soldiers, Viet Cong, NVA soldiers and civilians. There are also books on the history of Vietnam, the politics of both the US and the two Vietnams, how religion played a part, accounts from journalists covering the war and many many other things that shaped this tubulent time in our history.
    I made it through the war, but had to deal with cancer that is linked to agent orange.
    Nardowell
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    1972-75 5th Special Forces Group Airborne. A-Team Medic Drafted led to my current career as Nurse Anesthetist. Oldest son US Navy Orthopedic Surgeon in Guam. Other son with Navy Special Warfare Dam Neck Va. Several tours in sand box. Proud of both of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kewlmoose View Post
    US Air Force, 1979-1983 stationed at Aviano AB Italy & Luke AFB in AZ.
    Worked on air-air & air-ground missiles.
    You and I were at Luke at the same time. I STILL live out by Luke

    US Air Force March 1978-1982

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