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Old 16 December 2008, 00:00
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The Recondo School at Nha Trang.....And my ass still hurts from the McGuire rigs.
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Old 17 December 2008, 14:05
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I don't suppose Airborne Ranger Companies fit your current definition. I believe the word "prehistoric" fit this category!
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Old 17 December 2008, 21:24
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Ok, after further review.....Anyone remember "breaking starch" two or more times a day? Used PRC 25 because the 77 was new in country. How about killing your RTO on patrol cause he had to carry that damn scrambler mounted below a 25 or 77? Wearing TW's? Pogie Bait runs at Benning or Belvoir OCS? Change over to the M-16 from M-14? When you finally got one, how freakin LOUD the XM-177 was. Again for you Nam types, those damn millipedes and termites?
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Old 18 December 2008, 07:12
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I used an M-79, an XM-203, a CAR-15 (chopped automatic rifle 15 inches) , a CAR-17 (chopped automatic rifle 17 inches), an M-16, an M-14 (favorite), M-60, PRC-25, PRC-77, & misc. other equipment. The ALICE pack with a STABO Rig was the latest fashion. We had a Navy 20mm auto canon that could reach the horizon from our 75 foot observation tower.
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Old 18 December 2008, 21:14
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Keon and Dave, Great to see your posts! You were the guys I admired when I went in back in the mid 80s! Love to hear more of your stories.

46th SF Company! Damn!
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Old 19 December 2008, 01:56
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Hey.... How about Privates who were born after you joined the Army coming into your Company......???
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Old 19 December 2008, 02:15
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Hey.... How about Privates who were born after you joined the Army coming into your Company......???
Hey, that doesn't mean your old school... that just means you're old.
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Old 19 December 2008, 02:19
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Hey, that doesn't mean your old school... that just means you're old.

Aint that the truth...... Ahmen Brother
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Old 21 December 2008, 15:56
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DAVELRRP-you ever know billy walkabout?101st
my M-16-#678143,Colt.i assume?
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Old 21 December 2008, 16:05
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DAVELRRP-you ever know billy walkabout?101st
my M-16-#678143,Colt.i assume?
Name doesn't ring a bell, but that does mean anything. Ask him if he remembers 1st Sgt. Bob Gilbert or 1st Sgt. Gentry. Maybe Capt. Ohle or Capt Robinson. Definitely 1st Lt. Grange.
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Old 21 December 2008, 20:28
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Hey.... How about Privates who were born after you joined the Army coming into your Company......???
How about Captains and Majors who were born after you entered the Army?
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Old 21 December 2008, 22:19
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Sorry, didn't know him Cap. I was in the Central Highlands around Pleiku, Ahn Khe, and Kon Tum.

Same for the others Keon. I left 1 April '70. However, I do know about LTC Ohle and BG Grange.
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Old 22 December 2008, 07:11
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How about Captains and Majors who were born after you entered the Army?
After I left my war, I didn't really have much contact with anyone, until I ran across Bob Gilbert. He was once the SGM or CSM of the Ranger School who started the 75th R.R.A.
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Old 22 December 2008, 07:14
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Sorry, didn't know him Cap. I was in the Central Highlands around Pleiku, Ahn Khe, and Kon Tum.

Same for the others Keon. I left 1 April '70. However, I do know about LTC Ohle and BG Grange.
I think that many people strongly believe, that everyone knew each other, during our war. Most people didn't know that Fred Zabitosky was in L Company, 75th Infantry (Airborne Rangers), 101st Airborne Division and always believed that he served exclusively with SF.

I believe that both of them were 2 star Generals at one time.

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Old 29 December 2008, 13:37
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I know this string is old....

...as are most of the participants. I have only found one guy in-theater so far with an earlier Ranger class date than mine (7-79). It was LTG Vines when he was Corps commander. He was my company commander in Co, B, 1st Bn. I know there are a couple of guys out there in-theater that have earlier class dates, just haven't run into them. I only saw three items on the original list that I don't remember.
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Old 8 January 2009, 23:53
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Decided to look again.....found a few more.


7. Qualified with the 45. M16A1 & M60 MG
Never touched an M16 until I landed in country.

16. The seats were removed from Blackhawks so you could cram 20 Joes in it for air assault ops.

What's a Blackhawk?

22. Used a PRC-77 radio

PRC-77 replaced our PRC-25.

23. Your entire chain of command from Squad Leader on up had tours in Vietnam

WWII and Korea were jerking my chain.

45. When women ran separate formation in Jump School.

Women IN jump school?

48. When the 82nd had kevlars and the Rangers had steel pots.

Kev...what? Had to have something to heat water in, or to sit on.

49. You had P-38 on your dogtags

Never lost it or forgot it after opening c-rat cans with a bayonet at O dark 30.
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Old 12 January 2009, 16:49
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Name doesn't ring a bell, but that does mean anything. Ask him if he remembers 1st Sgt. Bob Gilbert or 1st Sgt. Gentry. Maybe Capt. Ohle or Capt Robinson. Definitely 1st Lt. Grange.
I knew BG Grange as a CPT in 1/75- i worked for him for a while.

Knew Billy Hardbody (LTC OHLE) before he started banging his secretary.

CSM Gentry was a legend when i got to 1/75 in '77....

Morrell was the CSM then Easy Ed Yaugo was the BC followed shortly by Smokin Joe Strngham...
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....followed shortly by Smokin Joe Strngham...
Not as old as most of the posters on this thread, but I was on the 1st all-75th RGT jump when Smokin Joe was the RCO. His daughter jumped with us as a SP4 and she was pretty hot.

It was 87, IIRC. Poly would have been on that jump, too, along with a few others here.
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Old 13 January 2009, 15:17
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Not as old as most of the posters on this thread, but I was on the 1st all-75th RGT jump when Smokin Joe was the RCO. His daughter jumped with us as a SP4 and she was pretty hot.

It was 87, IIRC. Poly would have been on that jump, too, along with a few others here.
I was one of the RIP instructors that were the OPFOR for the jump- with PRE-RGR students IIRC as the OPFOR guys.

I especially loved holding up the Regiment at the bridge crossing the Chattahoochee for about 5 hours...

That's also when Regimental Recon got compromised by RIP students out near McKenna sunbathing in Ranger panties...

Smokin Joe's daughter got that hotness from her momma- who was banging his driver...
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Old 13 January 2009, 15:48
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It was 87, IIRC. Poly would have been on that jump, too, along with a few others here.
The thing I remember about that jump was trying to get off the DZ with rucksacks and k-pots raining down! And the rehearsals for Regimenal Change of Command, done with bugle commands IIRC. And hot!

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