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    Ok, I don't know if this counts, but, here goes. 28 years currently with the US Dept. of Justice. Brief stint in USAF ROTC Detachment in College 1978, about 9 years running as a Firefighter/ EMT / Arson Investigator part time with local Fire department ( Retired from that now). 6 years from KMA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffMunn View Post
    Born in a military hospital in the U.S Occupied Zone of Germany. Father was a career Corps of Engineer officer who had two
    combat tours in Viet Nam. Crosssed the Atlantic on a troop ship when I was 5 years old. At 10, decided I wanted to go to West Point.
    Left home at 17 when I found out my mother was a civilian, and entered the United States Military Academy 7 July 1976.

    I didn't love every minute of it, but it was still the best job in the world. Where else could you get paid to live around the world, have them ship your motorcycle for you, and give you 30 days off every year? Oh, and pay you to operate the most awesome piece of machinery on the face of this planet?

    God bless America and especially the families of those who serve. It is they who pay the highest price of all.
    Now that's funny...

    I know, getting to blow stuff up and all. I can't do that in my civilian job. If I did they would fire me. Of cause I do work with LNG so who knows.
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    No disrespect

    Quote Originally Posted by mpgolightly View Post
    Ok, I don't know if this counts, but, here goes. 28 years currently with the US Dept. of Justice. Brief stint in USAF ROTC Detachment in College 1978, about 9 years running as a Firefighter/ EMT / Arson Investigator part time with local Fire department ( Retired from that now). 6 years from KMA.
    No disrespect intended, but no, I don't think that counts. ROTC doesn't count as military service in my book, not unless you report for active duty.
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    Does it count? Yes

    Quote Originally Posted by mpgolightly View Post
    Ok, I don't know if this counts, but, here goes. 28 years currently with the US Dept. of Justice. Brief stint in USAF ROTC Detachment in College 1978, about 9 years running as a Firefighter/ EMT / Arson Investigator part time with local Fire department ( Retired from that now). 6 years from KMA.
    Funny, I just went back and reread AKBeemer's original post and he did ask for peace officers and fire fighters to join in too. You more than qualify on that count. Thanks for your service to your community mpgolightly. Welcome to the forum.

    jeff

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    USMC here. 1972-76.

    Found an old thread on this topic that we did in 2004 that has a poll.

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2773

    Semper Fi to all my brothers who wear the EGA.

    And all the best to all the rest of you,

    Rick

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    Being based in Japan and Virginia gave me the opportunity to travel around the world. I would not trade it for anything!

    Links to websites showing both of the ships I served on:

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    My Marine buddies tell me I was "almost in the military". 7 years, 7 months in the USAF. Those 7 years, 7 months brought me good friends, a wife, a son, and a trade that has supported my family through the years. Pretty good use of my time, IMHO.

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    U.S. Air Force - 1977-1981, Dover, Delaware. I was an Air Cargo Specialist. Loaded and unloaded cargo off of C-5A's, 141, 747, etc. Moved cargo around the warehouse.

    I kick myself in the butt for not staying in but my state of mind wasn't too good at the time. Lots of personal issues etc. But in the end it did help with the GI bill which put me through school.

    All the bodies from the Jim Jones fiasco came through Dover. Over 900 of them. I didn't get involved in the detail but they burned the cloths 50 feet from my office. What a stink!

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    10 locations first 4 years, had so much fun just kept going all over the world, last assignment was Heidelberg, Germany. Bought my first BMW, K100RT. Met a girl from the Canadian Air Force and married her. She had never been on a motorcycle. We traveled all over Europe on the RT and she's the only one I know that can sleep on the back for an hour while doing 90mph on the autobahn. I retired in Germany and followed her to Moose Jaw, Sashatchewan and 6 years later, she retired. Now we enjoy the mountains of Montana..
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    Cool VIETNAM 68, 69, and 70

    All together two years two months and two days in Qui Nhon South Vietnam. I was a Power Man 52b20. No big deal, only got shot at once in two years. Came home, got a drunk driveing ticket, lost my job. Went to College on my VA benifits, got a BS in television Production, Couldn't even get an interview. Vietnam vets were treated like they had the PLAGUE! Worked minimum wage jobs for ten years. Then I got a job with my local City and that saved my life. I had been working for the city for about fifteen years when we learned my wife needed a liver transplant. It took about four years befor she got the transplant, she had a fiew complications but she is getting better every day now. Also two years ago I was offerd an early retirement which i took so I could take care of my wife. It couldn't have been better timeing. I get medical benifits and a meager pension we can get by on. I can't wait to get my Social Secyrity, My city pension does not change when I get the soc. Yippee Maby a new bike
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    pneudraulic Tech. C-5a and b. C141 C-17
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    (Hey, Jimmy Carter was President, not much going on. )

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