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This came up in another thread and not to steal anyone's thunder TheDucks told me to go for it.

Since this is Military appreciation month let me start by saying Thank you to all that have served and those that are still serving. Less than 2% of our population have served.

Please keep it unclass and to the point. As for lights I do both a Military and First Responder display for the 4th of July.

Me

USMC 1982-94 -  Semper~Fi

US Army 1994-2008 , retired

 

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First of all, I big thank you for all of you who have served.  For me, I was attempting to get an appointment to Annapolis in the mid 70's, but my eyes got bad enough that I would have failed the physical when I was in 10th grade.  Then talked seriously with a Navy recruiter in 12th grade, but ultimately did not go that route.  I have often wondered how my life would have been different if I had joined the Navy.

It is in my blood a bit.  My dad made 26 trips across the Atlantic as crew of a troop transport ship (read that as un-escorted, high value target) in the Coast Guard during the latter portion of WW2, and then the Navy reserve after the war.  Got called up for two tours on a destroyer during Korea.

 

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US Army. Was invited to try out for ranger school in 91', dislocated my shoulder before heading to Airborne school, Army said no more active duty for me.

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On 5/21/2017 at 10:56 PM, BMurray said:

US Army. 4 years. MOS: 24T10 - Patriot Missile Operator / Mechanic. 

First to Fire...Was in 1/7 ADA under 32nd AADCOM (94th BDE) in the early 90's.

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1 hour ago, Vinchief said:

First to Fire...Was in 1/7 ADA under 32nd AADCOM (94th BDE) in the early 90's.

2/7 ADA..... stationed out of McGregor Range New Mexico. Me too early 90's. Desert Sheild and Desert Storm action. Those missles did some crazy A$$ stuff 

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On 5/21/2017 at 10:56 PM, BMurray said:

US Army. 4 years. MOS: 24T10 - Patriot Missile Operator / Mechanic. 

Pershing for me but got to play around with Patriot for a year.

Army 88-94. MOS: 15E

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On 5/21/2017 at 8:56 PM, BMurray said:

US Army. 4 years. MOS: 24T10 - Patriot Missile Operator / Mechanic. 

My ex brother in law was Patriot, he was the first unit to touch down in Saudi Arabia in 90'. I was 16S.

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11 hours ago, BMurray said:

2/7 ADA..... stationed out of McGregor Range New Mexico. Me too early 90's. Desert Sheild and Desert Storm action. Those missles did some crazy A$$ stuff 

I was 2/5 ADA out of Hood. 2nd Armored. My brother in law as out of McGregor same time to were. Bobby Davis.

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19 minutes ago, jerry72 said:

My ex brother in law was Patriot, he was the first unit to touch down in Saudi Arabia in 90'. I was 16S.

Deployed to Bahrain, Saudi Arabia. Literally 2 weeks out of AIT. November of '90 to March '91. I've got some pretty CRAZY memories of things that went down while stationed there. 

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39 minutes ago, jerry72 said:

I was 2/5 ADA out of Hood. 2nd Armored. My brother in law as out of McGregor same time to were. Bobby Davis.

Almost my entire enlistment, AIT through ETS, was at Ft. Sam Houston.  I spent three days TDY up there in '73 chasing tanks around while making noise-level measurements.  The food there was good, but everything else pretty much sucked.  Although it was fun riding in a tank.  Once anyway.

My hat's off to all you 'real' soldiers who actually had people shooting more than their mouth off at you.   

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