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« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2006, 08:21:07 PM »

USN '68-'74.
Mar - Nov '68 : Basic training and Gunnery school / Great lakes NTC.
Nov '68 - Dec '71 : U.S.S. Hermitage - LSD-34.
Dec '71 - Mar '74 : Active and inative reserves.

I can't beat the oldest date served here, but I think I served with the oldest small arms in the latest year. (Basic - 1903/a3 Springfields. On board ship thru '71- M1 Garands, Thompson M1928 and M1, BAR 1918/a2, Browning 1919/a4, Both early and late versions of the M1 Carbine, Winchester M12 and Savage riot guns) We also ate WWII C-Rations from 1943 and used WWII web gear for landing party purposes. There were also special "line-throwing" guns that used .45-70 black powder blanks to hurl a line from ship-to-ship while at sea.

Only the best for the Amphibious Navy.
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« Reply #26 on: December 4, 2006, 08:41:10 PM »

4yrs 1 mo    101abn    hhc and c co  3/502   , closed  down  fort sherman  panama ,  wore  an  ugly blue kevlar  in  kosovo , contract convoy security in iraq ,  now  i  can  think  for  myself and  sleep  in my  own bed  for  a  while as  i am  a lowly civillian  mechanic
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« Reply #27 on: December 5, 2006, 07:10:04 PM »

Not military but played it on TV Grin
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« Reply #28 on: December 14, 2006, 11:15:38 AM »

USMC Active - 1992-1996 WFTBN San Diego, CA and WTB Quantico, VA as a PMI and Team member.

USA Reserve - 1997-2001 Camp Ripley, MN and Fort Devens, MA as a 14M
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« Reply #29 on: December 14, 2006, 11:27:28 AM »

Good to see you made it over, D.
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“Shooting is a deteriorating skill, if you don’t practice it often enough it will go away from you….and there is no way to get it back” Gunnery Sergeant Carlos N. Hathcock II, USMC

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« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2007, 09:31:06 AM »

I joined the Navy in January 1960 and retired after 20 years. Spent time on Destroyers (DD446), Helocopter Carriers (LPH-7), and Aircraft Carriers (CVN 69). I was a plank owner on the Eisenhower and have been retired for more than 25 years.

I Distinguished with both the Garand rifle and the 1911A1 pistol while serving.

I had a lot of fun...sometimes.

Doug in Virginia
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« Reply #31 on: January 17, 2007, 09:45:58 AM »

Damn Doug,

I don't know of one person who is distinguished with a Garand.   Grin   And I know a lot of distinguished and Double D.

Congrats on the double D.  I know it's rare, I'm half way there with the 1911.  I still need one hard leg with it.   Embarrassed

Derek
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« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2007, 08:12:57 AM »

Derek,

That Distinguished Rifle Badge looks like a combination of a Navy lower badge and a USMC upper bar. Good luck on your last leg.

I actually did pistol twice. I retired before they issued my pistol badge and they told me that since I was retired that DCM would issue my badge. DCM was being replaced by CMP and CMP refused to issue the badge because the Navy did not pay the registration fee to DCM for the Navy leg matches. I started over participating in civilian matches and Distinguished in a year. CMP issued my Distinguished Pistol Shot Badge and then I sent the documentation to the Navy of my 30 Navy points and the Navy issued my Navy Distinguished Pistol Shot badge.

Doug in Virginia
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« Reply #33 on: January 22, 2007, 06:03:18 AM »

US Army 1969-72 – Artilleryman, 101st Airborne, Republic of South Vietnam

Army National Guard 1972-1995
Utah – Searchlight Battery  (yeah- that’s before all the techy gee-whiz stuff, kids)
Minnesota – Mortar Section Sergeant – 4.2 inch variety
Vermont – Armor
Retired SGM
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« Reply #34 on: February 8, 2007, 12:05:18 PM »

Semper Fi  Nov.57 to Nov. 65
One shot one kill.  Still fire TO of all 0300s an M-1 Garand.
Not much call for most of the weapons of that day such
as BARs that were the center of a fire team.   Still maintain
and shoot a 30-06 Winchester pre 64 with scope.   Also
spend much time in my area as OIC of an Honor Guard in
the Marine Corps League where our six Ceremonial Rifles are
Garands.   Unfortunately we spend an awful amount of time
doing this.   We have two requests this week for Fiday and
Sunday.
ONCE A MARINE, ALWAYS A MARINE
OOHRAH

PS   Own four or five Garands; however, due to failing eye
sight, battle sights are 25 yds.   The scoped M 70 is a whole
different mater! Grin
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« Reply #35 on: February 9, 2007, 03:21:11 PM »

USAF Aircraft Wps Sys
1969 - 1993

F-100's, AC-130's, F-4's, F-15's, B-52's & a few odd jobs! Grin
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« Reply #36 on: February 9, 2007, 03:53:57 PM »

AC-130, as in "Puff, the Magic Dragon"?

Cool.
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« Reply #37 on: February 9, 2007, 08:05:10 PM »

USAF Aircraft Wps Sys
1969 - 1993

F-100's, AC-130's, F-4's, F-15's, B-52's & a few odd jobs! Grin
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« Reply #38 on: March 5, 2007, 09:48:50 AM »

US Navy, 77-81  USS Henry B. Wilson, DDG-7 and USS O'Callahan FF-1051.
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« Reply #39 on: March 5, 2007, 05:15:15 PM »

2MOX1 ICBM maintenance (formerly 411XO) March 1991 to present. 

Ellsworth AFB 91-94 MMII EMT team chief

F.E. Warren AFB 1994 - present.

PK EMT team chief, Job Controller, 4 year stint as a 2MOX3 (buttcrack), 3 years ICBM Code Controller, now staff weenie at 20th AF.
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« Reply #40 on: March 5, 2007, 05:44:30 PM »

US Navy Seabees, 66-68 DaNang RVN
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« Reply #41 on: March 5, 2007, 11:28:09 PM »

USN '68-'77, '82-'02
CVA-43, CV-64
4 Naval Air Stations's, 2 of which closed out from underneath me.
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« Reply #42 on: March 22, 2007, 12:51:40 PM »

Joined Jul 70 - May 93 USAR (205th) 3-14th FA
31Z MSG (Ret)
All service in same unit
AT places McCoy, Ripley, Carson, Sill, Richardson, Greeley, Knox, Gordon, Dodge, Reilly
Also saw Camp Perry, some firing ranges in Little Rock
Mostly in Commo with a minor in Small Arms Instruction
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« Reply #43 on: March 23, 2007, 08:27:52 PM »

3 1/2 years in the USAF as an Electronics Tech and 4 1/2 years in the NC Air National Guard's Badin Combat Comm Unit.

Son in Law is a US Army Captain in Germany.
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« Reply #44 on: March 24, 2007, 05:42:33 PM »

To all on this thread who have served, welcome home.
USMC 1978-1988
2nd MarDiv, Camp Lejuene
3rd FSSG Okinawa
MSG Niger, W. Africa & Geneva, Switzerland
Quantico, VA
6 Months on USS Spartanberg County, Med. Cruise
Oh, what a grand time I had!
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« Reply #45 on: April 3, 2007, 12:45:03 PM »

US Army, Infantry, 1982-1990
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« Reply #46 on: April 3, 2007, 01:59:27 PM »

Where? Willard.
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« Reply #47 on: April 3, 2007, 03:39:03 PM »

USAF early 80's- still work for DoD at Ft Stewart Ga. Home of the 3rd ID.  Rock of the Marne!
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« Reply #48 on: April 3, 2007, 03:52:20 PM »

        Aug '75, enlisted US Army
        Basic and AIT at Fort Puke Louseyanna
        Jump school and Ranger school at Fort Benning Georgia
        RIP and most active duty at Fort Lewis, 2/75
        Glad I did it but real happy to get out. B
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« Reply #49 on: April 3, 2007, 09:16:31 PM »

1984-1988: 1 yr. USAR 322nd Maint. Co. (63W) out of New Brighton, MN then 3 years active:  8th ID (mech) (19E) in Mannheim FRG. Served with a great bunch of guys. You know you are getting up there in years when your division gets deactivated and no 20 year olds ever heard of the equipment you rode  Grin
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