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Old 02-23-2015, 07:10 AM   #575
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Hi McDave, when you became 2/9, was your company commander's name Jerry McDourty, by any chance? (I'm not sure about the spelling of his last name.)

We did an operation down around Chu Lai once. Can't remember the name of it, but remember the operation well because it was our first one after they took away our M-14s and replaced them with M-16s. We lost a buncha guys at Chu Lai because of that stupid decision. Mine jammed after firing the first round. Threw it down in disgust. Had to steal the one off my fireteam leader's body after he went down. Carried it the rest of the time I was there. The armory tried to make me pay for my lost M-16 when i rotated home.
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We picked a new company commander just before we left the US. He was an older guy (which in those days could have meant he was in his 30's). Don't remember his name. Later we got one named Lawrence, who we called, of course, Lawrence of the Nam.


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I took basic at Ft Knox in '66, our DI was Sgt Dew and the DI for the next barracks was Sgt Daw; Dew-Daw, Dew-Daw

Both were old guys, in their late 20s or early 30s, but very nice. They always insisted we called them by their first name; Sargent

For 8 weeks they took care of us, especially Sgt Dew. He let us know when there was going to be a surprise formation at 2 AM so we'd fall in formation fully dressed while the others were shivering in their BVDs in the Kentucky February cold.
CO> Looks like some soldiers got advance notice of this formation!
DEW> An informed soldier is a good soldier, sir!

I think of him quite often as I grow older. He was a good DI and friend.

Hats off and bottoms up to you Sgt Dew.
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I started basic training at Fort Knox the first week of March in 1966.
One of the DI's for my platoon had broken his hand in a bar fight. He couldn't show us the manual of arms because he couldn't hold the rifle in his right hand.

Did you have to sleep with the windows open top and bottom because of the ( I believe hepatitis) scare? Damp and drafty is what I remember.
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6, where were you Thailand? If you can say, that is.

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Did you have to sleep with the windows open top and bottom because of the ( I believe hepatitis) scare? Damp and drafty is what I remember.
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Hi, in 1966 at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas, [basic training] we had to leave all of our windows open at night because of Spinal Meningitis. At least that is what we were told. It was 28 degrees at night and over 100 degrees during the day.
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Hi Jim. Up north near Udorn. A little base at Ramasun (sp).
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I started basic training at Fort Knox the first week of March in 1966.
One of the DI's for my platoon had broken his hand in a bar fight. He couldn't show us the manual of arms because he couldn't hold the rifle in his right hand.

Did you have to sleep with the windows open top and bottom because of the ( I believe hepatitis) scare? Damp and drafty is what I remember.
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I had to go to the induction center in Louisville on Valentine's Day, 1966. I later found out that the army was going to be my sweetheart for the next few years.

They kept telling us about "URI", upper respiratory infection. They wouldn't allow us a pass or to have any visitors for, I think, 3 weeks. Our barracks were arranged with 2 wall lockers between each set of bunk beds. We had to put our steel pots on top of them (no easy feat for me at 5'7") and stretch a wool blanket between the lockers, secured by the steel pots. I learned (very quickly) not to look up if you see the sheet moving but to cover your head ASAP. That steel pot was on the move. The first one got me in the face, the rest of the time it hit my hands.

They called them 'sneeze sheets' and the hypothesis was to prevent germs from moving through the barracks. Heck, we weren't even supposed to go to the other floor for those first few weeks. Didn't help, I ended up in Ireland Army Hospital for 4 days with 102 fever. I had to stand in the freezing cold to catch the bus to get there. I got back just in time to stop them from packing up my stuff and recycling me.

Ah, memories of long ago. Whenever I smell burning coal or certain diesel fumes, it brings back thoughts of Fort Knox and Sargent Dew
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Hi Jim. Up north near Udorn. A little base at Ramasun (sp).
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I was never in Thailand but I sure knew a bunch of guys who visited Udorn at various times. I was also MI, came in in '75. I suspect we may have been in the same chow line at one time or another over the next couple decades. Can't tell you how much respect and admiration I have for you SF guys. Worked with you guys some (in a really minor way, that is). Fabulous folks, everyone I met. Thanks for your service.

If you're ever over our way let me know. I'll buy you several tall ones and we can swap lies, I mean stories.

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Jim. I bet we have crossed paths along the way. 96 field????? I still get back to Bragg for reunions to see all the other old farts. Were you in Oki or Missawa?? I have money on the suspicion that we know some of the same MI folks. Let's see to name a couple. Muff Mullins, Jorgeson, Lewis, Zaun, or maybe Clark. If we "Stream" down your way we will give you a holler. Have a good buddy in Ga. Thank you for your service and I'll match you on those tall ones. A few lies, I mean stories is always good times.
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