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U.S. Army 1986-2006
FT Campbell,KY
Berlin Germany
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Grafenwoehr Germany
Bosnia
FT Leonardwood,Misery
FT Rucker,AL
I was a ground pounder in the Engineers..I did a lot of stuff with the Navy sea-bees, built a dirt air strip with the Airforce guys, some of them flyboys do actually get dirty haha..
 

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US Army 1972-1980 (Tanker)
Fort Knox, KY., Ft. Riley, KS., Panzerkasern (Stuttgart), Germany (1st Infantry Division), Camp Casey, Korea (2nd Infantry Division), Fort Carson, CO (4th Battalion, 40th Armor).
I was a tanker (Armor Branch) and left the service in 1980 with the rank of Captain.
Worked in Transportation for a major retailer for 23 years and now tired and retired.
 

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U.S. Navy; MR2(machinery repairman second class). 1972-1976.
Boot Camp in Orlando; 'A' school in Sandiego; first ship was a Destroyer Escort. Then a gunboat repair ship; T.A. D. orders to a patrol gunboat. Trained on twin 50' s until my turn to go to Nam. Third place was N.
A.S. in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. My last duty station was a Nuclear Fast Attack Submarine Tender ship. All in four years!!!
 

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U.S. Navy 1981 failed the physical
 

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U.S. Army, Jan69-Jan72

Ammo Section
Headquarters & Headquarters Platoon
"Alpha" Battery, 7th Bn 67th ADA
Third Infantry Division

Ft. Jackson, South Carolina
Ft. Bliss, Texas
Giebelstadt Flugplatz, W. Germany
 

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U.S. MARINE CORPS - 1965 thru 1987 active duty
Civil Service, U.S. MARINE CORPS - 1988 thru 2003

MCRD San Diego, Boot Camp
Camp Johnson for Formal School (in 66 is was called Montford Pt.)
MCRD San Diego, first Duty Station
Camp Pendleton
Viet Nam
Camp Pendleton (again)
Okinawa
Marine Corps Finance Center, KC
Okinawa (again)
Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Pt. NC
Cherry Pt. shooting Team
Recruiting Duty, Long Island NY
Camp Lejeune, NC
Camp Geiger, NC
Camp Johnson, NC, Formal School Instructor
Retired Active Duty

Camp Johnson, Civil Service
Camp Lejeune, Civil Service
Retired Civil Service

39 years, same employer ..... OH RAAAH ...... Semper Fi
 

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July 1966, US Army. Basic at Fort Benning, Ga.
Failed PCPTs with pre-existing medical conditions. Discharged.
Although Basic in those days was tough, it wasn't any harder than being raised by a WW-II USAF Flying Staff Sergeant. He was an Areal Engineer, Crew Chief, Top Gunner and tough as nails. Maybe that is why (being accustom to taking orders) I became a Squad Leader after the first week.
Regret not having served. Had I gotten the first problem fixed and worked past the asthma issue, I would have liked to have served in the USAF as did my father and my eldest son.

As God is my pilot, it wasn't meant to be.
Thank you all, for your service.
May we keep the freedoms that were so valiantly preserved.
 

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Army, 1969-71
First Inf. Div. Vietnam. Sept '69-May '70
720th Bn, 18th MP Bde. Vietnam. May-Sept. '70
225th MP Detachment First Army, CONUS. Sept.'70-March '71.
 

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July 1966, US Army. Basic at Fort Benning, Ga.
Failed PCPTs with pre-existing medical conditions. Discharged.

As God is my pilot, it wasn't meant to be.
Thank you all, for your service.
May we keep the freedoms that were so valiantly preserved.
Some of us did more time than others. Be it taking the physical, latter medical problems it dosnt matter, all who reported for duty are to be commended. All have my respect "THANK YOU". We all answered the call of our Country and fore fathers before us. SEMPER FI
 

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SW01, thanks for your service as well. Couldn't have said it better myself. Showing up is 70% of the game.
 

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U.S. Naval Aviator
1967-1976
ComFAirJax Combat Targets Officer
VAW 125 E2B Plane Commander
NAS Norfolk
NAS Chase Field, Beeville, TX Security Officer
Civilian Pharmacy School
35 Years (Still Sellin'Drugs)
 

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R.Ph. 380, thank you for your service! The older I get the more I seem to need people in your profession!
 

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R.Ph. 380, thank you for your service! The older I get the more I seem to need people in your profession!
I hear ya MH! My pharmacy knows me by my nickname. That's sad, lol.
 

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Yep, as a young Lad I marked the calendar by holidays, birthdays, school over, and school starting. Later on, it was the before mentioned, plus anniversary dates. Now days, it is when I need to refill prescriptions.
 
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