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Old 21 March 2007, 19:45
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Wow, I didnt realize you were THAT old! :D
I have to agree, R.

Talk about aging gracefully!

I was ten years old in 1970.

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Old 21 March 2007, 22:08
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Fookin A.... I'm almost as old as dirt.... I'd count how many hits I have, but am afraid I'd get close to all of them... I'm with Magician in that sadly i predate quite a few of them...

Steel pot is an air item...

C123 jumps in jump school

PT in boots with DX fatigues cut off with a name tag below the left front pocket

RIP at North Fort Lewis

M3s and Thompsons in the arms room

Being issued an M21 with AN/PVS-2 night vision

AN/PVS-5 goggles

Prick 74 AM radios and Prick 77 FM radios

Nobody had any radios smaller than a 77

Entire BN ops being conducted with only a few breaks of squelch

Tillicum that still had trailer parks in it

Ranger Joes that actually sold Army surplus

Poncho liner 2 sets of jungles and 4 sets of slant pocket cammies from CIF
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Old 21 March 2007, 23:07
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Thought I recognized the "helmet"! :D
Hey - wait a minute....you were 1/31 in 86? I was JSA in 86, right before 1/75! If so, we were few miles away from each other at the same time! Wasn't 1/31 the mech unit on the hill just off the MSR....maybe Camp Howze where 3rd BDE was HQ'd? Do I have that right? Getting old....

I was at Camp Kitty Hawk, later that year re-named Camp Bonifas...right up the road.
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Old 22 March 2007, 01:19
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Damn this tread just got me in trouble. My wife just found the old black dolphin 3/75 PT shorts in the trunk and wants me to put them on. This is bad realy bad!
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Old 22 March 2007, 07:25
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Ranger Joes that actually sold Army surplus.
Ranger Joe's when it was downtown.

Squad radios that snapped on to the side of the steel pot.

PRC-25.

Jumping out of a C-119.

WWII vets in the unit.

NCOs bitching about missing the "good ol' days in the brown boot Army."

Corcorans for $18.75. (New!)
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Old 22 March 2007, 07:48
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Hey - wait a minute....you were 1/31 in 86? I was JSA in 86, right before 1/75! If so, we were few miles away from each other at the same time! Wasn't 1/31 the mech unit on the hill just off the MSR....maybe Camp Howze where 3rd BDE was HQ'd? Do I have that right? Getting old....

I was at Camp Kitty Hawk, later that year re-named Camp Bonifas...right up the road.
Coooool, yup Camp Howze, Bongilchon was the ville. Did our 3 months on the Z, A company, through the main gate up the hill on the left. Nice view of what is now highway 1. Small world! Still have my JSA tour bus nato blue seatcover and matching DMZ MP armband with the Z pass... Always cool meeting a fellow "turtle" :D
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Old 22 March 2007, 13:20
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Qualifying with the M14 and the M16 in basic

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Ranger Joe's when it was downtown.

Squad radios that snapped on to the side of the steel pot.

PRC-25.

Jumping out of a C-119.

WWII vets in the unit.

NCOs bitching about missing the "good ol' days in the brown boot Army."

Corcorans for $18.75. (New!)
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Qualifying with the M14 and the M16 in basic.
Going to CIF and receiving no ruck, but getting a cotton pistol belt and "shagetti Straps" with which you attached your "bed roll" (e.g. sleeping bag rolled up in your shelter half) to your H configured cotton suspenders.
Now those were the days.
Nothing too good for the boys.
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Old 23 March 2007, 05:29
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C-3-2 1985, Wonderful Fort Knox running up and down the 3 hills (misery, agony, and heartbreak, I think) that "killed at least 2 guys last cycle" LOL, at least that was the rumors.

The good old days when there was no such thing as a
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Old 23 March 2007, 07:19
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Papillon squad in First Bat anyone?

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Old 23 March 2007, 09:48
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52. You have M-151 1/4t Trk on your 348
53. You played "Rat Patrol" in the back of a 151 at NTC. (we don't need no stinking turrets)
54. You drank (unit provided) beer at NCODP
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Old 23 March 2007, 11:11
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Old 23 March 2007, 18:49
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Col Remo outlawed dipping in class. Guess thats why he made General.
I remember when Remo went over to SWC from 7th. I wasn't aware he was the one who made that call on dipping or smoking. He made his star based on his golf handicap You can tell him I said so.

On the guy with the Hooch by the MM and the Thai wife, talked to a friend about it and we both recall what you are talking about but don't know who the guy was. Another friend has a Thai wife and we asked her thinking she might know who it was based on the wife. No Va. We've decided that the guy was SF but not 7th.
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Old 23 March 2007, 21:33
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We've decided that the guy was SF but not 7th.
I didn't really decide I talked to some people who remember. He worked in the Building next to the old A-1-7 building. Its where they stored all of the early warning/detection equipment. It was support. Pretty cool stuff in that shop. Stuff was very old then but still effective. Probably worth a fortune today.

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He made his star based on his golf handicap You can tell him I said so
As for the General. I was very Conservative in my post. For reasons to be respect full to SF only. Last I will comment in SOCNET concerning that subject.
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Old 23 March 2007, 22:18
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I didn't really decide...
Well Duh, That's because there wasn't a commo guy to keep you involved in what the rest were deciding. There were two weapons guys and a team sgt and he said it would be ok.

Cuda, you are cracking me up. OMG!! ROFLMAO!!!!
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Old 24 March 2007, 00:24
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I remember when there were strippers in NCO clubs!

On Smoke Bomb Hill, on yeah! I remember.
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Old 24 March 2007, 12:08
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Ole age makes some of these not so clear anymore,
so some qualifiers.

1- Only Ranger Companies from the 75th and 57th (?)

2- Remember Hay Street where the foot patrols were
a Fayetteville K-9 and a MP K-9, one dog wouldn't do. :D

5- Long sleeve kakhies with tie on off post and in hip
pocket on post

7- M1911A1, M-1, M-2 and M-14. Issued M-16s in
country and familiarized. M-14 when back in the
world and then only pistols after that.

22- Used AN/PRC-10, AN/PRC-25 and AN/PRC-77

23 - Whole unit RVN vets. CIBs with a star weren't
uncommon and there were some with 2 stars

35 - Men were men and girls were WACs, except ANC

43 - Yes

48 - What's Kevlar? :D

49 -- Yes
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Old 24 March 2007, 12:09
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On Smoke Bomb Hill, on yeah! I remember.

Willie's at FBOOM at noon, too
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Old 25 March 2007, 02:41
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That list can't be old school. I can say yes to half the list and I'm 40 years young. :D

I've got an old High School JROTC instructor that's still around. According to him you're old school if:

-You served in the 11th Airborne Division.
-You served in a separate Regimental Combat Team.
-You went to jump school at Ft. Campbell and half the class quit.
-You wore brown Corcorans.
-You've jumped a T-7.....from a C-119.
-You had a battlegroup commander.
-You've had M-1 thumb.
-You reported for pay once a month.
-You were on alert to invade Cuba.
-You had a Peace silver dollar sewn under the glider patch on your garrison cap.
-You've actually used a silver dollar loaded garrison cap as a sap in a fight.
-You actually remember saying "Where's Vietnam."

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Old 25 March 2007, 12:14
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Yup, done all that stuff. Hadn't heard the term "candy striper" in a long time.
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Old 25 March 2007, 13:58
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LOL, my old JR ROTC instructor would say he's old skool...

187th RCT and made all the jumps in Korea

Guest of the Chinese in Manchuria

Stood at attention before COL Bank being interviewed for some new unit

CIB x 2

Never wore a SF patch as a SSIFWTS although he earned it during two tours

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