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Not many Air Defense Artillery here.

U.S. Army Air Defense
Name: Jody (but call me Scott for obvious reasons :)
Enlisted two weeks shy of eighteen. 1977 to 1988. And I regret not going for twenty or more everyday. If I could wear the uniform and serve again I would in a moments notice. Too old to correct the mistake now though.
16C Nike Hercules Fire Control Crewman. (Scope Dope)
Followed by 16H and then 16J.
Basic and AIT at Ft. Bliss (the basic training quads and billets no longer exist dammit!)
  • D-2/52 on Krome Avenue in Florida
  • NHWSD-K at Camp Humphreys Korea
  • CG's conference room, bldg 2 Ft. Bliss Tx
  • A-3/71 Dallau FRG
  • Herc radar pad McGregor Range
  • CG's conference room, bldg 2 Ft. Bliss Tx
ETS'd as a Staff Sergeant
 

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USAF 1966-1986
Viet Nam 1968,
Air Police, Air Transportation Air Freight, Photo processing, Inventory Manage (base supply) Served in SAC 13 years of my twenty, Retired Honorably, TSGT.
 

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USN 1965-1968
Fire Control Technician (Guns) FTG3
Repaired and maintained gun fire control systems and gun mount drives. Pretty good gig.
 

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I know we've got a bunch of guys that are either current or vets in our great armed forces. I'm just curious as to who we all are, so if it's okay, put your info in this thread. I'll even volunteer to go first. :) If you want to add more info, go for it.

Name: Chris
Branch: USAF Reserve
Status: discharged 28 Feb 2008
Specialty: 3PO51 Security Forces
Rank: E-4
USN
1965-71
 

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David ("Feo, Fuerte y Formal")
CW3, US Army (Ret)
09/26/1968-05/31/1990
Vietnam Veteran - 2 Tours
كافر. المسلحة. جاهزة
Vulnerata, Fortis, Dignus Veterani
Only two defining forces have ever died for you:
1. Jesus Christ.
2. The American Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine, & Coast Guardsman.
One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.
1Cross+3Nails=4Given
 

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If I had it to do over I would stay in as long as they would let me. It's a brotherhood no civilian can really understand.
 

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Retired Chief Petty Officer (E-7)
Missile Technician Submarine Qualified
Operation and maintenance of Polaris and Poseidon ballistic missiles and launch and support equipment onboard nuclear fleet ballistic missile submarines; missile and nuclear weapon Quality Assurance Inspector.
 

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US Army
Sp5/E5
Oct 251968 - Jul 4 1970
71H30 (Personal Management Specialist)
HHD 160th Sig Grp Long Binh, RVN
Enlisted on Delayed Entry, awaiting my 18th Birthday.

Father - CSM Marshall C. Lynch, US Army Special Forces (Ret) 1926-1980
Older Brother - was PFC Justin M. Lynch, C/8th/1st Cav Air Mobile (KIA 11-6-65 - Ia Drang) 1946-1965
Son - Kristian M Lynch, Sp4/E4, 1st Cav, Iraq, (2002-2006) 1984-Pres
Step Dad - Edmond C. Doggett, CW3 (Ret) Special Forces/Military Intelligence, (24 years) Capitol Police (US Senate) 16 years.

My family has served in the US Army since the WWII. My dad retired as the CSM of US Army Special Forces, in 1974. My older brother died in Viet Nam in 1965. I enlisted in 1968, as a Warrant Officer Flight Candidate, to fly helicopters. My vision ended that dream, so I picked a "desk job," for my reduced enlistment. My son, Kristian, turned 18 years old in Basic Training.

As others have said, I often reminisce about "what might have been." Had I reenlisted in 1970, I was "guaranteed" promotion to SSG E6, in 8 months. But...being "short" when approached by the reenlistment NCO, I just wanted to go home and go to college, so I declined the opportunity. Had I reenlisted, in all likelihood, I would have become one of the youngest E9s in the US Army. Imagine...retired at 38...or 48!

"For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, It might have been." John Greenleaf Whittier

"Welcome Home" my Viet Nam Brothers.
 

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Branch: U. S. Marine Corps
Enlisted: 9 Aug 1962
Discharged: 9 Aug 1968
Rank: E5 (Sergeant)
MOS: 0811 (Artillery)
Vietnam: 6 Jun 1967 to 30 Jun 1968
105 Howitzer Battalion at Khe Sahn
 
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Not many Air Defense Artillery here.

U.S. Army Air Defense
Name: Jody (but call me Scott for obvious reasons :)
Enlisted two weeks shy of eighteen. 1977 to 1988. And I regret not going for twenty or more everyday. If I could wear the uniform and serve again I would in a moments notice. Too old to correct the mistake now though.
16C Nike Hercules Fire Control Crewman. (Scope Dope)
Followed by 16H and then 16J.
Basic and AIT at Ft. Bliss (the basic training quads and billets no longer exist dammit!)
  • D-2/52 on Krome Avenue in Florida
  • NHWSD-K at Camp Humphreys Korea
  • CG's conference room, bldg 2 Ft. Bliss Tx
  • A-3/71 Dallau FRG
  • Herc radar pad McGregor Range
  • CG's conference room, bldg 2 Ft. Bliss Tx
ETS'd as a Staff Sergeant
1/43d ADA December 1974 to June 1976. I was an MP doing security at Site Summit Alaska. Nike Hercules missiles. I joined the National Guard and did 24 years total.
kwg
 

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OKARNG
1345th Transportation Company
HHC 120th S&S Bn
20 August 1969 - 19 August 1975
Honorable Discharge

Reenlisted for two years
HHC 120th S&S Bn
30 March 1977- 29 March 1979

SFC E-7
 
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