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Old 12-03-2012, 11:24 AM   #29
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:39 AM   #30
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After about 8 months of being out, I went back in for Tank Mechanic training at Ft. Knox and then I went to the 3rd of the 33rd Armor Bn. in Kirch Goens, Germany. That place was a hellhole. I later finagled a transfer to Augsburg, which was a much better duty station. The Artillery wasn't any fun, though.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:48 AM   #31
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:18 PM   #32
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i just got out of fort lost in the woods in the state of misery,,,,,any body been in that camp?? my MOS is wheeled tractor operator.....i know somebody had to be there...jeff
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:35 PM   #33
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As someone who has just returned from an overseas trip to the 3rd world, I take exception to your reference "once great nation". We are currently a great nation and are getting greater every day.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:26 PM   #35
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:48 PM   #36
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1977.......Was just starting my career at Volkswagen of America in Englewood Cliffs N.J. Had benn home from Vietnam for ten years. GO ARMY. PROUDLY SERVED, and would do it all over again if given the chance...........
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My basic training in the United States Army,,,, And Still Proud of it...
Even then it was tough,, these are WW2 barracks,, but that's what our
fathers went through... and much more... Thankyou to everybody who is or has served this Once Great Nation....
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Working in the oilfields of Kansas and Oklahoma, which I still do today, and loved it then and now. We had our first baby girl that year and I was 22 years. She is now a doctor in Wichita. Time flys so enjoy the journey, as that's what really counts. And this is still the greatest country on earth!
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Climbing 10 ft snow drifts with my sled delivering newspapers during the blizzard of 77.


Shoveling snow, I got $10.00 to make a path (or tunnel) so people could get in or out of their houses. If I really worked I could get 2 houses a day done. Big bucks for a young kid off from school in 1977...... Did you sleigh down off your roof? Wish we would have taken pictures! Thank you for reminding me!
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Oh yeah, taking my kids to every scout and sport activity imaginable.
Oh yeah, also taking them camping all the time!
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