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Old 09-05-2016, 05:45 PM   #701
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Also a Data System Tech on USS Ranger. 69-72 or so. Small world.

Never spent much time in Pearl, mostly GoT.
Have you checked in on the Datasystemstech.com website?


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Old 09-05-2016, 06:08 PM   #702
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I didn't know about that site but I'll check it out. Thanks
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Old 09-05-2016, 06:26 PM   #703
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May not have the url just right. It will pop on google search.


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Old 09-05-2016, 06:42 PM   #704
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Old 09-05-2016, 08:54 PM   #705
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Hm. There are days like that here too, but then I consider that what I survived once might not be so easy next try.

I try to look forward, not back. It's easier to deal with certain things that way. Plus discussing the past with an attentive doggie or two helps a lot. Funny how they like to crowd around me when I'm feeling a bit down.... Got to love 'em.


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Old 09-11-2016, 03:05 PM   #706
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From 1984-2014, I served as a US Army Signal Officer.

From1977 to 1980, my wife served as a Signal soldier, graduated USMA in 1984, then from 1984-1993 she served as a Signal Officer.

Enjoyed our time in the Army but looking forward to future opportunities including travel and making new friends!


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Old 09-17-2016, 07:47 AM   #707
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Did a variety of things but my main job was a Electronics Tech. Ive been a gunslinger world wide in defense of our glorious country.

Served in Operation Enduring Freedom many times, Operation Iraqi Freedom. I was on the invasion force for Afghanistan. Best days of my life. I miss it still dearly.

I've continued my service as a private contractor since the enemy still requires slaying.

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Old 09-17-2016, 09:02 PM   #708
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As a genuine fleet sailor, I respect the Marines greatly. Never went anywhere without a few along.

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Had fun, found wife, started family, got tired of adventures, moved on. Lots of good sea stories if someone else is buying the beer!


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Old 09-25-2016, 11:19 AM   #709
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Nice to see some other DS's in the forums!!

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Old 09-25-2016, 11:43 AM   #710
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Chris,

Are you aware of the DataSystemsTech.com website? Bunches of us hang out there.

Lots of stories and stuff.

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Old 10-10-2016, 06:08 PM   #712
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Old 10-10-2016, 07:52 PM   #713
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Thank you all for exemplifying the best of America! I for one am humbled by your courage and dedication!!
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Old 10-10-2016, 08:09 PM   #714
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Old 10-10-2016, 09:36 PM   #715
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My entire military career was 19 months and 4 days

I was drafted / inducted in the Army at Milwaukee in Jan 1969, sent to Fort Campbell KY for basic training. Then onto Fort Sill OK, for AIT, Artillery Surveyor. I was sent to Vietnam on July 4th '69. Assigned to Headquarters, 1st BN 30th field Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmoble). We were real busy providing location and direction for the constantly moving gun batteries. A survey party of 5, would get own own Huey to brand new LZs, .We would establish the center of the battery and determine accurate North by making measurements to the sun. Those new LZ were a real busy place, everything coming in on constant helicopter traffic. We were allowed 3 days to get back to our base camp at Phuc Vinh. Well, after doing our thing at the new LZ we would hitch hike the out going helicopters, to any place but back to Phuc Vinh. My helmet cover was covered with the names of all the LZs I was on.

Our unit went into Cambodia, the amount of materials our forces captured or destroyed was truly impressive.

When we were at our base camp, we built buildings, bunkers, whatever the company needed. In addition we did what was called Shell Rap. Whenever incoming hit our base, we located the carter, identified the type of round, point of impact on a grid overlayed on the base map, determined the angle of fall, and the back Azimuth. We then radioed that info to the guys in the Fire Direction Control unit. The entire focus of the outgoing artillery fire, gunship attacks would be directed to the spot that the incoming had come from. Received a Purple Heart and couple of Bronze Stars one with V, Army Commendation with V, doing that Shell Rap work.

I extended my tour over there so that I would have less than 5 months left on my service term. If you hit the states with less than 5 months, they discharged you right then. Left as a Spec 5

I really have a strong feeling of thanks and respect for the guys that were Infantry there, or anywhere else for that matter. Its hard to describe how tough they had it. Humping that jungle, the enemy, the heat, the wet, the bugs, leeches, ringworm, and always the enemy.
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Old 10-20-2016, 08:10 PM   #716
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Like the username suggests, I flew KC-130s for the Marine Corps all over Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, etc. between 2008 and 2016.

Lots of great memories, great people, and the occasional bout of food poisoning.

I started dreaming of an airstream while living in a UN refugee tent in Islamabad. Now I've got a 27' International Signature! Looking forward to more adventures with better prepared meals.
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Old 10-25-2016, 10:04 PM   #717
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My entire military career was 19 months and 4 days

I was drafted / inducted in the Army at Milwaukee in Jan 1969, sent to Fort Campbell KY for basic training. Then onto Fort Sill OK, for AIT, Artillery Surveyor. I was sent to Vietnam on July 4th '69. Assigned to Headquarters, 1st BN 30th field Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmoble). We were real busy providing location and direction for the constantly moving gun batteries. A survey party of 5, would get own own Huey to brand new LZs, .We would establish the center of the battery and determine accurate North by making measurements to the sun. Those new LZ were a real busy place, everything coming in on constant helicopter traffic. We were allowed 3 days to get back to our base camp at Phuc Vinh. Well, after doing our thing at the new LZ we would hitch hike the out going helicopters, to any place but back to Phuc Vinh. My helmet cover was covered with the names of all the LZs I was on.

Our unit went into Cambodia, the amount of materials our forces captured or destroyed was truly impressive.

When we were at our base camp, we built buildings, bunkers, whatever the company needed. In addition we did what was called Shell Rap. Whenever incoming hit our base, we located the carter, identified the type of round, point of impact on a grid overlayed on the base map, determined the angle of fall, and the back Azimuth. We then radioed that info to the guys in the Fire Direction Control unit. The entire focus of the outgoing artillery fire, gunship attacks would be directed to the spot that the incoming had come from. Received a Purple Heart and couple of Bronze Stars one with V, Army Commendation with V, doing that Shell Rap work.

I extended my tour over there so that I would have less than 5 months left on my service term. If you hit the states with less than 5 months, they discharged you right then. Left as a Spec 5

I really have a strong feeling of thanks and respect for the guys that were Infantry there, or anywhere else for that matter. Its hard to describe how tough they had it. Humping that jungle, the enemy, the heat, the wet, the bugs, leeches, ringworm, and always the enemy.

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