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HundsSolo
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PostThu Nov 11, 2010 10:25 pm 
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A long time ago

An Old Chapter
An Old Chapter

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The Mountains are Calling - I must go and PLAY!
If you don't Respect Mother Nature, Mother Nature won't respect you.
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PostFri Nov 12, 2010 12:19 am 
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I will never know your level of dedication or sacrifice, but because of it, I get to call myself free. Thank you.

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Tomorrow's not promised to anyone, so be bold, scare yourself, attempt something with no guarantee of success. You'll be amazed at what you can achieve. -Olive McGloin
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PostFri Nov 12, 2010 8:40 am 
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HundsSolo wrote:
A long time ago

An Old Chapter
An Old Chapter

HundsSolo - Notice the unit patch. Looks like we served in the same place.

1967
1967
1966
1966

Yesterday I put on the top half of my old uniform and got free breakfast at the American Legion, free lunch at a fire station BBQ, and free dinner at Applebees. Thank you America for thanking vets!!
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HundsSolo
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PostFri Nov 12, 2010 9:02 am 
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Youngsters we were and so innocent about life

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PostFri Nov 12, 2010 9:38 am 
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That was a good place to shed your innocence.
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PostSat Nov 13, 2010 8:44 pm 
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HitTheTrail wrote:
That was a good place to shed your innocence.

I think I went in corrupted  hockeygrin.gif
army pics
army pics

and came out a little more innocent...
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PostSat Nov 13, 2010 11:45 pm 
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Camping after parachuting into Iraq


Im still in. 10 more years till retirement
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PostMon Nov 11, 2019 3:27 pm 
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You're welcome.  I served in the 3rd Infantry, the ceremonial unit in Washington, D.C. from 1972-75.  Here's a much younger me attaining Sergeant, E-5.  Shout-out to all you other vets!  up.gif
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"These are the places you will find me hiding'...These are the places I will always go."
(Down in the Valley by The Head and The Heart)

"Sometimes you're happy.  Sometimes you cry.
Half of me is ocean.  Half of me is sky."
(Thanks, Tom Petty)
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PostMon Nov 11, 2019 5:04 pm 
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Hoo Raw.

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"If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen we must live through all time or die by suicide."

— Abraham Lincoln
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PostMon Nov 11, 2019 5:04 pm 
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You are welcome and thank you for sending me on such a lovely vacation. You paid for my trips to japan, tawain, phillipines, Vietnam. I served in the Navy from 1966 until 1976 on board various ships and shore stations including a trip up the mekong delta in the brown water navy. I ended the tour on a sub tender with the ballistic missile fleet at Guam.
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PostMon Nov 11, 2019 5:24 pm 
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Get Out and Go wrote:
You're welcome.  I served in the 3rd Infantry, the ceremonial unit in Washington, D.C. from 1972-75.  Here's a much younger me attaining Sergeant, E-5.  Shout-out to all you other vets!  up.gif
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Lucky break during vietnam?
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PostMon Nov 11, 2019 9:43 pm 
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“War is young men dying and old men talking”

― Franklin D. Roosevelt

I always heard it as War is young men dying for old men's politics. That said, I began my Air Force career in December 1969 as a pilot. I retired 20 years later. I'm grateful for every man and woman who served in the military in whatever capacity whether that was as a Cobra gunship pilot in the skies of Vietnam or a young PFC slinging hash in a chow hall at Lackland AFB TX. With that thought in mind I was rather offended by this comment: 
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Lucky break during vietnam?

regarding a young man's honorable service at a time when the Vietnam conflict was essentially over.
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PostMon Nov 11, 2019 9:50 pm 
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catsp wrote:
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Ceremonial unit?  I somehow missed out on serving in such a unit during my time as a draftee from 1966 to 1968

This is probably unintentionally disrespectful and dismissive. Maybe a quick edit is in order?

This one didn't strike me as unintentional and I found it rather offensive not only to the person at which it was directed but also to me, a veteran. 
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Lucky break during vietnam?
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PostTue Nov 12, 2019 5:35 pm 
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Pahoehoe, if there was any "luck" involved, it was dumb luck.  In 1972, U.S. troops were being withdrawn from Vietnam, yet the draft was still in effect.  In fact, I was lottery #69 of the last group called up which extended to lottery #95.  Having just finished my first year of college and about to be drafted, and dealing with youthful uncertainty, I enlisted.  Within 6 months, the draft ceased to exist.  doh.gif

Nordique, thanks for your service and sacrifice.   I met all the requirements and served honorably, attaining the rank of Sergeant, E-5. Though trained as an Infantryman, I ended up working for the Commanding Officer and staff . (clerk typist/ secretary)

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The Requirements of the Army Honor Guard
The United States Army's 3rd Infantry Regiment, nicknamed "The Old Guard," offers soldiers one of the service's most special assignments. The regiment, founded in 1784, serves as the Army Honor Guard, and is tasked with escorting the president, standing watch over the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, providing military funeral escorts and even protecting Washington, D.C. in times of emergency. Soldiers must meet a number of criteria in order to join the Army's Honor Guard.

Fitness/Appearance
Due to the fact that the 3rd Infantry Regiment has such a visible and high profile position as the Army's Honor Guard, it requires all soldiers to meet appearance and fitness standards. Males must be between 5 feet, 10 inches and 6 feet, 4 inches tall in order to be in the Honor Guard, while females must be between 5 feet, 8 inches and 6 feet, 2 inches tall. All soldiers must also be within the Army's height and weight regulations and must be score at least 230 out of 300 on the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT). Finally, all soldiers must have free range of motion in all of their limbs and must not have a body profile that would restrict the execution of sharp, crisp movements.

Education
All soldiers in the Army Honor Guard must meet the basic educational requirements to join the Army. Enlisted members must have a high school diploma or its equivalent, while officers are required to have a bachelor's degree. All soldiers must also score above a 31 on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery's (ASVAB) Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) portion, which uses the test's arithmetic reasoning, math knowledge and verbal composite scores. Finally, all soldiers must also score at least a 110 on the general technical (GT) section of the ASVAB, although this requirement is waiverable for well-qualified soldiers.


Character
The 3rd Infantry Regiment has the critical security task of escorting the president of the United States. As such, all soldiers that join the Army Honor Guard must have clean criminal records. Soldiers should have no civil convictions or convictions under the Uniform Military Code of Justice (UMCJ) and should have a record free of any drug- or alcohol-related incidents.

Army Requirements
All members of the Army's Honor Guard and the 3rd Infantry Regiment must be on active duty and cannot be members of a reserve component such as the Army Reserve or Army National Guard. Soldiers must be U.S. citizens, hold one of 35 military occupational specialties (MOS) and have an exceptional service record in order to be selected as a member.


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"These are the places you will find me hiding'...These are the places I will always go."
(Down in the Valley by The Head and The Heart)

"Sometimes you're happy.  Sometimes you cry.
Half of me is ocean.  Half of me is sky."
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PostTue Nov 12, 2019 5:46 pm 
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Get Out and Go wrote:
Nordique, thanks for your service and sacrifice.  I met all the requirements and served honorably, attaining the rank of Sergeant, E-5.

Seems like somewhere along the way you attained the rank of Sergeant, "First Class." wink.gif
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