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gwbarnes 11 September 2019 14:47

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Originally Posted by 1RiserSlip (Post 1058814477)
You're wearing it. :smile:

Great comment!
Actually, as I sit here waiting for 5 o'clock (for some reason) I am wearing a t shirt I just bought from Amazon, with a 101st patch and a Ranger tab.

Sharky 11 September 2019 14:56

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Originally Posted by gwbarnes (Post 1058814410)
Is there a prize?? Will there be refreshments??

Just for the sake of conversation, what size boots do you wear?

Guy 11 September 2019 19:22

Christmas Day.
 
Unless you had a patrol on Christmas Day with a “long” tab. :tongue:

3-91

B 2/75 11 September 2019 20:09

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Originally Posted by The Fat Guy (Post 1058814418)
Didn't know Schuko. Was he in C company?

Yeah, John Schuko was in C Co, arrived after we completed George Conrad's 1st North Fort RIP class in Feb 79, and he was in whichever line platoon was on the 3rd floor. He was a Golden Gloves boxer from Boston, IIRC... he was the only guy in BN, probably all of Ft. Lewis, who could spar with Dynamite Fagaata (RIP) without getting himself killed.

The Fat Guy 11 September 2019 22:27

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Originally Posted by 1RiserSlip (Post 1058814477)
You're wearing it. :smile:

Top, you made me laugh out loud.

leopardprey 12 September 2019 01:33

Wow, potential 3 generations of Tab Earners - that is awesome!

RangerJurena 12 September 2019 07:48

No pictures of Robert Rogers, he never graduated.

We had a kid, went to OJC with us, his literal name was Robert Rogers.

Never any issues on anything we did,damn fine SAW gunner. We sent him twice, never did pass.

Told him we would have to send him down the road as he'd never be in a leadership position. He said.. "Sergeant, I'm not re-enlisting and I love being a SAW gunner". So, I kept him till he ETS'ed.

Stay in contact with him to this day, fly's helicopters as a civilian now. Which is mind boggling.. Damn fine Ranger, tab or no tab.

Polypro 19 September 2019 11:29

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Originally Posted by B 2/75 (Post 1058814520)
...Dynamite Fagaata (RIP)

Fagaata died? Damn, RIP. He was C Co, 2nd Plt (I think, maybe 1st) at 3rd when I was there.

Stopp700 19 September 2019 13:20

No, Dynamite was in BCo, 1st Plt 75-78. I do not think he ever left B Company.

B 2/75 19 September 2019 14:53

Last time I saw him was walking down the road at Ft. Benning in 1985. He didn't say he was assigned to the 3rd, as I recall, but guess he was.

He died about 5 years ago, Poly. Stroke, IIRC. His FB page is still up.

Polypro 21 September 2019 14:14

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Originally Posted by B 2/75 (Post 1058815591)
Last time I saw him was walking down the road at Ft. Benning in 1985. He didn't say he was assigned to the 3rd, as I recall, but guess he was.

He died about 5 years ago, Poly. Stroke, IIRC. His FB page is still up.


Yea, he was 3/75 for sure in 87/88. Found the main page - I don't do FB though. Thanks.

RGR.Montcalm 1 October 2019 12:17

Not the oldest by far but got to 1/75 B C0 Wpns Plt 7 Nov 1977 and RGR class 7-79- straight through

RGR.Montcalm 1 October 2019 12:20

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Originally Posted by gwbarnes (Post 1058814188)
Old tab, class 7-68. No scroll

I was gbarnes' son's PSG in the 101st...

1RiserSlip 2 October 2019 13:11

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Originally Posted by RGR.Montcalm (Post 1058817729)
Not the oldest by far but got to 1/75 B C0 Wpns Plt 7 Nov 1977 and RGR class 7-79- straight through

You were one of my RIP Instructors which totally qualifies you as an old fuck. I somehow managed not catching any scunion from you but Okumura made up for it.

RGR.Montcalm 6 October 2019 21:08

Just a thought- does the Ranger Tab I pinned on my son qualify as an 'old tab' since I bought it in 1983 when I reentered service and kept it in my wallet until DC 2007?

Never told him I bought it until the night before graduation and asked him if he wanted me to pin 'my' tab on him or 'his'? He chose his...

AZ5326 8 October 2019 18:39

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Originally Posted by RGR.Montcalm (Post 1058818742)
Just a thought- does the Ranger Tab I pinned on my son qualify as an 'old tab' since I bought it in 1983 when I reentered service and kept it in my wallet until DC 2007?

Never told him I bought it until the night before graduation and asked him if he wanted me to pin 'my' tab on him or 'his'? He chose his...

Cool story. My Dad did the same.

leopardprey 9 October 2019 16:04

Too cool!

8654maine 10 October 2019 01:07

Those are some great tab stories!

leopardprey 10 October 2019 02:03

So did you Sailors and Marines who earned the tab sew your tab underneath your shirt ‘s front pocket flap? So is there, but concealed. I have heard this was the tradition to do so, since could not wear on your shoulder..

8654maine 10 October 2019 02:10

Nope.

But I've heard of this happening.


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