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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Torren61, Jun 6, 2019.
I was in the 1956 class where no one was drafted. I thank everyone for your service.
I was a Coast Guard cook (stew burner). Death From Within.
I started out in Radioman School, and could not pass 12 words a minute Morse code. Try as I might (and I did try very hard) I never got past 12 words per minute. So the Master Chief called me into the office said I was doing a fine job, I was going to all the after-hours classes and trying to improve my speed but there was a 25% washout rate for Radiomen not being able to copy code to the prescribed 18 words per minute. So being budget-conscious they sent me literally up the hill on this base to the Cook school where I graduated.
I got paid the same, and the duty was better because radio operators worked swing shifts and Cooks didn't work swing shifts and we got better in Port liberty too... So it all worked out.
US Navy, 1975 to 1987.
A Slavic Conscript here, fighting stealing gypsies with sticks and babushka molotov cocktails.
On a real side, nah, not been there. Im just 28
My most sincere sympathies for your lose DHart. My son was also in the U.S. Army deployed to Afghanistan (attached to 173rd Abn.) at that time and was wounded by an EID. His Sgt. in the front of the vehicle was killed and my son suffered shrapnel wounds and a TBI.
22 years US Army retired, infantry and aviation. Still working aviation with a defense contractor.
I was dragging my class through William Saroyan's treacly, wonderful book, The Human Comedy in 2001 (I think), when the news came that the son of one of the teachers down the hall had been killed, becoming one of the first casualties of the action in Afghanistan. Right then we were reading in THC about Homer delivering a sad official telegram to Mrs. Sanchez. It brought a reality to the scene that was hard to miss.
Sgt., USAF 1966-1970. Supply/logistics, computer - UNIVAC 1050-II, disaster response team.
My father and eight of my uncles and my godfather served in WWII, all came back physically unscathed.
DHart please accept my condolences on the loss of your son. My heart goes out to you and your family.
Navy nuc on submarines
Air Force electronic warfare for a CSAR unit, five deployments for OIF/OEF
Army intel for a very brief time
That’s a stretch...
Enlisted...almost all law enforcement.
My deepest condolences, words cannot express...
I was in the Army Reserve from 2000- 2009. I was activated to Walter Reed in DC for Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Provided anesthesia to our soldiers who were wounded but had been stabilized in combat support hospitals for follow up surgeries.
USAF, Intel during the cold war era. Primarily assigned to missions related to East Germany.
Anesthesiologist or CRNA? Always had one of those at the head of the bed when I was Afghan. Even let me intubate once!
Since posting about my own service I thought I’d speak about my dads too. Here’s a pic with the crew of PT45 in the South Pacific during WW2. He served on 3 different PT boats during his service. He was actually in the USCG, not the Navy. It’s not well known that the CG plays a significant role in wartime operations overseas.
I can’t imagine a race boat full of 20 year old kids flying around with 50 cals and torpedoes.
I got out of the army 2 years ago
CRNA. Can never get too much practice at airway management, that's great they trusted you to do that!
Medic and Occupational Therapy Assistant in the Army for 8 years.
I’m sorry for the loss of your son. Please know that his noble sacrifice, and that of the entire family is held in the highest honorable regard.
I read this and I’ve tried to think of something to say, but I just can’t, everything sounds so weak, I still have nothing.
My heart aches for you and your family, I wish I had something more than how I feel.