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1RiserSlip 8 September 2019 20:20

The Oldest Tab Here?
 
I was just wondering...the Ranger class photo thread RFI got me to the thinking.

Who has the oldest tab on the site? The Offical Ft Benning Ranger School Tab w/orders.

LRRP's who served in Ranger Companies who may have had schooling OCONUS stand and be recognized.

Im an 80's guy, so not even close.

Who has the class photo with Robert Rogers?

WGH0922 8 September 2019 21:52

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Right here brother, I'm in the prone on security errrrrr, sleeping. Blacked out my face because we were chasing Injun's and didn't want them to "Dox" me. :biggrin: Kidding aside, I was 33 y/o when I graduated, maybe not the oldest class but maybe one of the oldest here to graduate.

Astronomy 9 September 2019 00:46

Not even close to the oldest, but Class 7-78. 41 years ago.

Old Scroll B/2/75 '77-'80. PFC Astronomy.

Time flies...

agonyea 9 September 2019 07:11

My scroll 72 -74 A Co 75th Ranger, Fort Hood. No tab OJT Ranger.

Stopp700 9 September 2019 07:56

No Tab But Old Scroll B\2\75th Dec 1975.

Mingo Kane 9 September 2019 08:33

I'm with Top...old scroll 80's, then transition to new scroll and the Regiment. Best years of my life, period. Greatest men I've ever met and the proudest accomplishment of my life...I had the honor of walking in their shadow.

Polypro 9 September 2019 09:23

Just from memory: oldrgr?

The Fat Guy 9 September 2019 10:08

Old Scroll wpn/C/2/75. Ranger School as a 2LT 14-80.

Sharky 9 September 2019 11:57

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Originally Posted by WGH0922 (Post 1058814097)
maybe not the oldest class but maybe one of the oldest here to graduate.



To my knowledge, SGM Marvis Moore was the oldest to graduate at 51 years old. Pretty sure that was in 1991. He recycled every phase. Spent like 9 months bouncing back and forth between the Gulag where I worked at the time and in the class. Hard man. His son popped up on here several years ago when a search turned up one of my posts about his Dad.

gwbarnes 9 September 2019 13:02

Old tab, class 7-68. No scroll

AZ5326 9 September 2019 14:21

RS Class 1-94

schibbs 9 September 2019 15:05

B2/75, 78-80, 5-79

TennesseeDave 9 September 2019 17:00

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Originally Posted by Sharky (Post 1058814177)
To my knowledge, SGM Marvis Moore was the oldest to graduate at 51 years old. Pretty sure that was in 1991. He recycled every phase. Spent like 9 months bouncing back and forth between the Gulag where I worked at the time and in the class. Hard man. His son popped up on here several years ago when a search turned up one of my posts about his Dad.

I went through in ‘91 but didn’t come across him. I had the privilege of doing Mountains twice. I was a 20 year old Reservist who didn’t know much but had a no quit attitude.

leopardprey 9 September 2019 17:14

19 years old.....Class 2-88. (Started with class 1-88, but got recycled in Mountains).

Back when still had a Desert phase. ; )

I remember we had an older ‘Nam Vet in his mid 40s in my class.

Terry Welshan 9 September 2019 17:27

4-80 not the oldest, possibly the coldest.

8654maine 9 September 2019 17:37

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Originally Posted by leopardprey (Post 1058814219)
19 years old.....Class 2-88. (Started with class 1-88, but got recycled in Mountains).

Back when still had a Desert phase. ; )

I remember we had an older ‘Nam Vet in his mid 40s in my class.

Was a year after you. Dugway!

B 2/75 10 September 2019 07:50

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Originally Posted by Terry Welshan (Post 1058814223)
4-80 not the oldest, possibly the coldest.

Terry, as one of the victims of the 4-80 ice storm, I can attest to and support your statement, that NOBODY has a white stitch in their tab whiter than yours.

It was a friggin MIRACLE that nobody died that night :eek:


I was 4-80 until that patrol in the mountains, then started over again from day 1 with 9-80.


TFG, I didn't know you were one of Matoon's Goons. Did you know John Schuko? We went through BCT, AIT, BAT, and RIP together.

1RiserSlip 10 September 2019 12:30

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Originally Posted by 8654maine (Post 1058814225)
Was a year after you. Dugway!

Hell on Earth to me. By far my toughest time. Tennessee Dave...I might have recycled your ass. It was nothing personal. :smile:

leopardprey 10 September 2019 13:14

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Originally Posted by 1RiserSlip (Post 1058814303)
Hell on Earth to me. By far my toughest time. Tennessee Dave...I might have recycled your ass. It was nothing personal. :smile:

Ironically they get rid of Desert Phase right before Afghan and Iraq kick off. ;)

High winds, landscape like on the moon. The week is still a blur. But still froze my ass off in mountains. Never been so cold. And the rock climbing scared the hell out of me. So did it twice.

Good times.

Florida sucked more than Desert though. But I got my patrol go on the first day (airborne insertion/raid), so just humped the 60 the rest of the time and just tried not to fall asleep, break contact, or mess up and knew had my tab.

Only time in life I have had a well defined 6 pack. ;)

I was one bad ass Admin Clerk back then.:cool:

1RiserSlip 10 September 2019 13:19

I punched out of the mountains just as the desert phase was going away. A lot of our military a/c at the time were being lost to real world missions. Bosnia. The chartered a/c ran the budget up, so it was the most likely phase to kill off. And ironically, like LP said...the same type terrain we would be fighting wars in for the last 19 years.

CB 10 September 2019 13:22

8-74
Not that old, but at least in early 1970's.

leopardprey 10 September 2019 13:37

In my best Jeff Foxworthy voice:

“You just might be an old man.......if you went to Ranger school before the Fall of Saigon”. :biggrin:

KW Driver 10 September 2019 19:21

first easy class, 10-94, so easy I did Desert at McGregor

Lefty 10 September 2019 23:45

Class 13-70. Mountain phase rained all day every day all nite every nite. The class wore all the bluing off the M60s trying to stop the rust.

schibbs 11 September 2019 05:49

I knew some more Nam Vets would be along to make us all look like cherries!

Polypro 11 September 2019 07:14

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Ok, I looked up oldrgr's bio:

Quote:

1968: IOBC and Ranger School
So '68 is the number to beat :biggrin:

Photo below, caption first:

Quote:

Second from right in below photo is Captain oldrgr, as Team Leader of Mat I-27
Republic of Vietnam 1970

RN47 11 September 2019 07:25

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Originally Posted by Polypro (Post 1058814400)
Ok, I looked up oldrgr's bio:



So '68 is the number to beat :biggrin:

Photo below, caption first:


It may come down to class number; gwbarnes posted he graduated class 7-68 on the first page.

gwbarnes 11 September 2019 08:44

Is there a prize?? Will there be refreshments??

The Fat Guy 11 September 2019 09:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by B 2/75 (Post 1058814270)
Terry, as one of the victims of the 4-80 ice storm, I can attest to and support your statement, that NOBODY has a white stitch in their tab whiter than yours.

It was a friggin MIRACLE that nobody died that night :eek:


I was 4-80 until that patrol in the mountains, then started over again from day 1 with 9-80.


TFG, I didn't know you were one of Matoon's Goons. Did you know John Schuko? We went through BCT, AIT, BAT, and RIP together.

Didn't know Schuko. Was he in C company?

schibbs 11 September 2019 09:35

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

Yep, at your place, most of us won't stay longer than a few months, promise!

gwbarnes 11 September 2019 11:10

How much beer should I buy?

Class 7-68 was a winter Ranger class. It spanned Christmas, so we got a 2 week break. Would rather have stayed in class and finished. Had to drive to Maine, then fly back to finish. Does RTB still stand down for Christmas with a class in session?

KW Driver 11 September 2019 11:36

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Originally Posted by gwbarnes (Post 1058814439)
How much beer should I buy?

Class 7-68 was a winter Ranger class. It spanned Christmas, so we got a 2 week break. Would rather have stayed in class and finished. Had to drive to Maine, then fly back to finish. Does RTB still stand down for Christmas with a class in session?

everything on Benning does, yes. that would have sucked. RTB shuts down for almost a month I think during/around Best Ranger.

and I couldn't have been happier to have been a summer Ranger

schibbs 11 September 2019 12:16

gwbarnes, a case of everything should do it! That way everybody is covered!:biggrin:

gwbarnes 11 September 2019 12:59

and I couldn't have been happier to have been a summer Ranger[/QUOTE]

My son was a summer Ranger (4-94), and with any luck, his son will get a class this winter.

CPTAUSRET 11 September 2019 13:10

Nice that it runs in the family.

gwbarnes 11 September 2019 13:17

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Originally Posted by CPTAUSRET (Post 1058814464)
Nice that it runs in the family.

Yes it is. Very proud. Grandson in OBC now. His sister is a Junior, full ROTC scholarship, who should go, but for some reason wants to go to medical school.

Don't want to (further) hijack this thread, so I am out of here

KW Driver 11 September 2019 13:19

that's something to be proud of gwbarnes

8654maine 11 September 2019 14:21

That is a great tradition!

1RiserSlip 11 September 2019 14:38

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

You're wearing it. :smile:

Headoutdaplane 11 September 2019 14:41

Old scroll to new scroll (I still think the scrunch scroll looks lot better) RGR class 2-85. Fuck desert phase, the sand would suck the heat right out of your body.


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