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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Torren61, Jun 6, 2019.
USAF....1972-1978...Voice Interpreter Specialist.
DHart, my condolences.
PRP certified, I'm assuming.
U.S. Army (Active and Reserve) 20 years. 1984 to 2004.
My first three years was on Active Duty. Vulcan Air Defense, stationed at Ft. Riley KS.
1987 to 2004, Reserve Military Police. I served in Desert Shield/Storm '90-'91, Bosnia '97-'98, El Salvador '99 and Iraqi Freedom '93-'94.
I retired after returning from Iraq. I became a single primary custody parent and couldn't risk my daughter going back to her mother full time.
Military service has been in my family. My stepfather of 35+ years did 28 years Army, serving in Korea and Vietnam. My oldest brother did six years in ROTC and did 27 more years and retired as a Colonel. My other brother did six years in the Navy and got out on disability.
Prior to training at Redstone.
Same here. Was in a USMC unit tasked with "special" security aboard certain naval bases and ships.
Actually it was Oldsmobile that had the Rocket 88. My dad had one when I was young.
173rd Airborne Brigade, VN 1967-68.
Drafted before there was such a thing as a lottery. Not a full time student, physically able, not married with kids, then you were drafted, period.
4 yrs USAF
4 yrs NC National Guard
253 in the 1971 draft lottery. I gave the military no more thought after that. Sometimes I'm sorry about that.
I was an Aerographer's Mate in the U.S. Navy. My job was to brief pilots on weather conditions.
US Air Force B-52 and KC-135 mechanic/maintenance crew member.
Nope. According to my ancestry searches, my brothers and I were the anomaly...1730s to date. Only war my ancestors didn't appear in were the Mexican War and Span Am War.
Of my three other brothers, I was the only one capable of passing the physical. However, when I went to sign up for selective service, it had been cancelled (1975). My Dad (WWII and Korea) was very happy about that.
OTOH, I have been supporting the US Military in some form or fashion my entire life. I built Hellfire and Tomahawk missiles for 10 yrs. For the past 20 yrs, I have been an engineering support contractor for the US Army's helicopter fleet (AMCOM/AMRDEC). Miz Diane has been supporting the AH-64 Apache program for almost 30 yrs now and is employed by the US Army (Gov't Civ)...for another 207 days.
nope but cousin been a career marine. hes director of security at the south texas nuclear plant. 90% of everyone I speak with has no idea we have a nuclear plant 80 miles from town. hes doing a fine job.
U.S. Army from 1984-1991:
Military Police; 1 year L.E. ops. Ft. Benning GA. (S.T.R.A.F.), PRP certified with 2 years senior custodial agent for nuclear missiles in Northern Italy, Interrogator; 3 years in P.S.Y.O.Ps. (direct tactical support). Then, with 2 months left of my on my reserve re-enlistment contract, I was ordered back on to active duty as an M.P. for Desert Shield/Storm.
Sorry for your loss
With all the D Day stuff on tv it’s hard to think of all the people who lost their lives because of man’s inhumanity.
Glad I avoided all that and my thanks to those who went
Boonie rat/grunt, 1st Cav Vietnam 1967-68, Purple Heart ... finished out my time in 82nd Airborne.
Just out of curiosity how many pounds of paint did you put on a B-52? I've heard some pretty large figures in regards to the weight that is added when paint is applied to an aircraft. I read once that the B-29 Superfortress was silver because the weight of the paint would have changed the aircraft range.