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By Janik
#3829
Did this on the old forum and figure we'll get it going here again.

Me, Army and National Guard, almost 15 years. Served most my time as a 12Bravo (Combat Engineer) and served a couple years as a 13Bravo (Field Artillery). I'd probably still be serving today if I didn't suffer an injury in 2003 and get medically discharged. My combat days are long since over, but I'll always be a soldier at heart.

Who else has served and what did you do?
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By DWARREN123
#3846
U.S. Army, 1970-1992, 11 every thing but mostly Infantry.
Did do 2 years as a Drill Sergeant, worst job I ever had.
Retired as a E-7/SFC.
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By Bchasse99
#3848
U.S. Air Force SMSgt (Senior Master Sergeant) Retired. 1984-2008, 24 years active duty service. Served in a variety of roles from Security Forces, First Sergeant, Facility Manager, to Human Resources Manager. Deployed during Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom. Served around the world from Germany, Turkey, Portugal, Saudi Arabia over my 24 years. I am now a Civil Service employee just going over 10 years service a few months ago.. what can I say.. it's the only job I've ever known since graduating high school..
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By LT USN (Ret.)
#3857
LT - CWO3 - ETC(SW) US Navy '75-'99

I was an electronics technician working on radar, comm gear, IFF systems and all kinds of systems with blinkin' lights.

Served on five different ships. Everything from an large amphib to a small destroyer escort. Loved it all and had a blast doing it. I seen the far flung corners & crapholes of the world. Been thru the Suez & Panama Canals. Been around the Horn of Africa and South America. I served in Desert Storm.

Go Navy! Beat Army!
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By higgybaby
#3868
Army National Guard 72-75, Ft Jackson, Ft Gordon- MP
Got an early medical discharge for an injury.

Before that- 1968 for the Military Sea Transport Service-
was a Cadet on the SS Velma Lykes- was in Siagon when Tet 68 began.
back again to NhaTrang in 69 as Engineer on the SS Copper State.
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By Nod
#3870
US Army 1960-66 Basic- Fort Leonardwood, MO (June-Aug 60)
Hvy Equip School: Fort Belvior, (Aug-Dec 60)
3rd Engineers, 24th Inf. div , Munich, Germany Attchd: 724th Maint.Bat. Augsburg/Munich (Dec 60-May 63)
with a LOT of time living in the woods in a tent near the Czech border when the 'Wall' went up in 61.
And 2 months in Berlin (62) as part of a support group.
May 63-Jun 66 inactive reserves.
By SSGNDoc
#3935
HMC(SS), USN, (Ret.)

Hospital Corpsman, Chief Petty Officer, Submarines, (Retired).

24 years. Last 17 were as an Independent Duty Corpsman, submarines.
By jonholl
#3991
higgybaby wrote: Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:35 am Army National Guard 72-75, Ft Jackson, Ft Gordon- MP
Got an early medical discharge for an injury.

Before that- 1968 for the Military Sea Transport Service-
was a Cadet on the SS Velma Lykes- was in Siagon when Tet 68 began.
back again to NhaTrang in 69 as Engineer on the SS Copper State.
USCG 63-67
US Merchant Marine after I got out.
higgybaby, I was on the US Tourist (civilian Victory ship) for the 68 Tet, went into Vung Tau & then up the river to the ammo dump at Cat Li (down the river from Saigon). Went back to Nam a couple more times, but no more ammo :smile: .
Did the USMM for about 10 years then went back to school & a "regular life", probably why I'm still alive, but it sure wasn't as much fun.
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By higgybaby
#3997
Yeah....I enjoyed the Merchant Marines...at least most of it. Unfortunately when the Vietnam war began to be scaled back.... near 50% of the US fleet was taken out of service, and I came ashore looking for work. I landed in Mobile in Jan 72.... been here ever since. I guess this is home now?

"Victory Ship"?...... wasn't that the first ship to get a steam turbine? I believe it was the Liberty Ships that had the 3 piston up & down reciprocating steam engines.
That was long ago......
By jonholl
#4009
"Victory Ship"?...... wasn't that the first ship to get a steam turbine? I believe it was the Liberty Ships that had the 3 piston up & down reciprocating steam engines.
That was long ago......
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Not sure, I was on deck, but the Victory ships were the end of WWII (44/45), replaced the Liberty. Their speed was ~17/18 knots compared to 10/11 for the Liberty. They took a lot of them from the James River boneyard for the Vietnam war, refurbished them, crewed from the unions, probably a lot of doctor/dentist/lawyer limited partnerships :smile: . I never took a trip out that we didn't break down at least once.
That indeed was long ago.
By wogdog2
#4577
I was in the Army National Guard from 84-88. Started out as a 72E Telecommunication Center Operator. Due to personal issues and moving ended up in a Military Police unit, think it was 95B. After moving spent a lot of weekend drills and a 2 week stint at Fort McClellan to retrain, then my hitch was up soon after. At the time I didn't feel like reenlisting, looking back kind of wish I would of.
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By higgybaby
#4582
If my memory serves me?......I believe 95B is MP, and my designation was 95B-10 which was Field MP. We not only trained for police work, but also traffic control out on the trail, and of course crowd control.
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