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Old 26 March 2007, 00:25
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6 sets Slant Pocket Cammies in the Jungle pattern from CIF
Wearing a Red and White Scroll on them Cammies
Yeti nets( You fucking throw the damn thing on a Yeti if you want to Sarn't)
Fred the Rock(and where he actually came from)
Pickle suits and Baseball caps
1 copy of the Op Order run off a mimegraph machine rendering it unreadable
Shooting both doors of a C130 with a -1
Doc Donavan and the Purd as Buck Sgts
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Old 26 March 2007, 02:17
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Old 26 March 2007, 06:16
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Beer machines in the barracks at DLI
2 drinks authorized at the NCO club during lunch
That awful lime green polyester dress-thing that passed for a women's class B alternative. I wish I'd saved it just as a relic of bad fashion.
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Old 26 March 2007, 07:11
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TW's, Grey flight suites, and I qualified with the M-14.
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Old 26 March 2007, 08:28
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Infantry Basic and AIT at Fort Polk.

The KY crypto box weighing more than the PRC-77.

CTA-50 spaghetti straps for the bed roll.

Wool field jacket liner.

Jumping a C-119 from the Air Guard onto Sicily DZ

WIEC bags.

Jungle rucks.

Payday paylines.

Town Pump on Hay Street; and the 22:00 fights every night.

Beer and cigarette machines in the barracks. Three-deuce beer.
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Old 26 March 2007, 08:57
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Beer machines in the barracks at DLI
2 drinks authorized at the NCO club during lunch
That awful lime green polyester dress-thing that passed for a women's class B alternative. I wish I'd saved it just as a relic of bad fashion.
Oh god those uniforms were horrible. Never wore them either. We had the beer machine in the barracks in Berlin also.
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Old 26 March 2007, 18:45
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1. Qualifying jumps at BAC from C-119
2. KD range qualification on M-1 rifle.
3. M-2 Carbine issued in Germany.
4. HALO jumps with MC-1 canopy (Tojo cut and slip risers)
5. Carrying parts of the ANGRC-109 Radio.
6. Cranking the generator set for the 109.
7."Buzz" Miley running the School House.
8. Charley Beckwith running "Suck School"
9. WO-1 Dick Fortenberry flying Helo support for Center Parachute Club.
10. "Sorry Badler" getting busted down to E-4 for 2 DUI's in two weeks.
11. White Name Tags, Black and Yellow US ARMY, non-subdued rank insignia, qualification badges and full color unit patches on fatigues.
12. Q-course FTX called "Gobblers Woods".
13. SF Training Group, 3d SFG, 6th SFG and 7th SFG at Bragg. 1st SFG on Okinawa, 8th SFG in Panama and 10th at Bad Tolz.
14. Gabriel Demonstration Area where All American Highway is now.
15. 82d Airborne "O" Club next to WAC Detachment.
16. M-38 and M-38A-1 Jeeps.
17. Dodge 3/4 Ton Trucks.
18. GMC 2 1/2 ton Trucks.
19. C-Rats with a 20 pack of cigarettes in them. (Main meal made by Cadillac Pet Foods, Inc.)
20. Khaki uniforms to include Bermuda Shorts with Knee Socks.
21. Ration Cards (USAREUR) for cigarettes, alcohol and gasoline.
22. Army Unassigned Brass (Eagle) for SF enlisted, Branch Insignia for O's.
23. Brown Belt for EM fatigues, Black Belt for O's.
24. 2 OD Uniforms, Ike Jacket and wool pants as part of initial issue with 1 set of Greens. Brown Shoes and Brown Boots. (later dyed black)
25. WWII barracks and consolitated messes on Smoke Bomb Hill.
26. KP Duty and cleaning grease traps. "Pearl Diving" with pots and pans.
Peeling Potatoes before they got the automatic peelers.
27. Last but not least......The smell of Coal Fired boilers coming from every
barracks building on post. Coal bunkers next to every building.
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Old 26 March 2007, 21:03
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I think we have a winner....
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Old 27 March 2007, 00:35
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I think we have a winner....
Roger that. That would have been an "Old School" list 15 yrs ago too.

Much respect Sir, and everyone who paved the way, and wrote the SOPs.

Especially those of you who put up with my cherry ass long enough for me to tie my own shoes.
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Old 27 March 2007, 01:09
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I came in in '86,just before a lot of things started changing....just before apparently. We were issued the yellow shorts too.Could not believe wehad to wear those! Lucky we were in the military,or I'd have told them to f off!!I was in the 25th at that time.No,it wasnt all beaches n bbq.Spent most of the time in the bush and mountains.So much for weekends off and beer delivered to the field.Damn, I was dumb then.
I went to Bragg for the MFO mission,and think I remember Rick's.Or at least a stripper bar of some sort lol....too much beer.
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Old 27 March 2007, 06:20
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1. Qualifying jumps at BAC from C-119
2. KD range qualification on M-1 rifle.
3. M-2 Carbine issued in Germany.
4. HALO jumps with MC-1 canopy (Tojo cut and slip risers)
5. Carrying parts of the ANGRC-109 Radio.
6. Cranking the generator set for the 109.
7."Buzz" Miley running the School House.
8. Charley Beckwith running "Suck School"
9. WO-1 Dick Fortenberry flying Helo support for Center Parachute Club.
10. "Sorry Badler" getting busted down to E-4 for 2 DUI's in two weeks.
11. White Name Tags, Black and Yellow US ARMY, non-subdued rank insignia, qualification badges and full color unit patches on fatigues.
12. Q-course FTX called "Gobblers Woods".
13. SF Training Group, 3d SFG, 6th SFG and 7th SFG at Bragg. 1st SFG on Okinawa, 8th SFG in Panama and 10th at Bad Tolz.
14. Gabriel Demonstration Area where All American Highway is now.
15. 82d Airborne "O" Club next to WAC Detachment.
16. M-38 and M-38A-1 Jeeps.
17. Dodge 3/4 Ton Trucks.
18. GMC 2 1/2 ton Trucks.
19. C-Rats with a 20 pack of cigarettes in them. (Main meal made by Cadillac Pet Foods, Inc.)
20. Khaki uniforms to include Bermuda Shorts with Knee Socks.
21. Ration Cards (USAREUR) for cigarettes, alcohol and gasoline.
22. Army Unassigned Brass (Eagle) for SF enlisted, Branch Insignia for O's.
23. Brown Belt for EM fatigues, Black Belt for O's.
24. 2 OD Uniforms, Ike Jacket and wool pants as part of initial issue with 1 set of Greens. Brown Shoes and Brown Boots. (later dyed black)
25. WWII barracks and consolitated messes on Smoke Bomb Hill.
26. KP Duty and cleaning grease traps. "Pearl Diving" with pots and pans.
Peeling Potatoes before they got the automatic peelers.
27. Last but not least......The smell of Coal Fired boilers coming from every
barracks building on post. Coal bunkers next to every building.

Gasp! You're a day older than dirt and a day younger than darkness! :D
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Old 27 March 2007, 07:35
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I think we have a winner....
Sounds like the Col, helped BUILD the old school... :D
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Old 27 March 2007, 07:57
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I'm in no way close to being "old school", only been in 4 years.

But its amazing to look back and see how many things have changed in just the last 4 years.

New parachutes coming out to replace the T-10D. New radios coming out (MBITR, ASIP, etc.). FBCB2, MCS-L, and all that other crap. Uniform changes, the list goes on and on.

And now back to our regularly scheduled thread :D
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Old 27 March 2007, 10:38
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1. Breaking starch.
2. Asking to have your fatigues 'double starched'.
3. Permanent press fatigues coming out and feeling like a "rag bag" because they didn't have starch.
4. Memorizing the location of C-rations in the case so you could pick out your favorites when it was opened upside down.
5. Saving your pound cake until you lucked into a can of peaches.
6. Standing in the door of the barracks with your baseball hat in hand on the first day that the maroon beret ban took effect and really, really not wanting to put it on to walk out to formation.
7. Having Major Howard sitting in the back row of your SFOC class because (supposedly) the CG said he wasn't SF qualified as an officer and needed to be prior to taking command at Camp Mackall.
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Old 27 March 2007, 10:54
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I think we have a winner....
Clearly.

So tell us, sir, what were snakes like back when they walked? :D
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Old 27 March 2007, 17:27
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Whats the story behind Rangers having steel pots and 82nd with kelvar?
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Old 27 March 2007, 20:46
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You know you are old school:

1. You remember when there was only 2 Ranger Bn.
Yes.
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2. You have passed out at Rick’s on Hay St.
3. You dated a dancer from Rick’s
No.
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4. Still refer to the NATO countries Hungry, Poland, etc as Warsaw Pact
5. Have at least one pair of jungles and khakis in the closet
6. Have been issued “chocolate chip DCUs at Green Ramp
Yes. Though the chocolate chips weren't issued at Green Ramp (I wasn't in the 82nd)
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7. Qualified with the 45. M16A1 & M60 MG
8. Fast Roping was classified means of insertion
Yes. Though we never actually thought of fast-roping as "classified"; it just seemed James Bondish enough that no-one believed us when we discussed the concept.
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9. Cringed when someone referred to the 82nd as the “Jumping Junkies”
Never cringed, but....
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10. Had a Jungle Expert or Recondo School patch
The former was one that a number of us were lining up to get orders for, but said orders never happened.
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11. Remember replacing your baseball cap for the maroon beret
G-143 had a black one back then.
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12. Airborne School was still kind of hard
13. There was no SF tab or HALO wings.
14. Not everybody had to be” Special Operations”
15. You have STABOed (before everybody went to SPIES)
Yes.
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16. The seats were removed from Blackhawks so you could cram 20 Joes in it for air assault ops.
Blackhawks? Blackhawks? HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! Did you actually mean Hueys? :D
(snipped 17-19)
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20. Ranger School had a Desert Phase with live fires
Perhaps edit to read "You remember when Desert Phase was first introduced?"
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21. There were SF babies, never mind they brought that back
22. Used a PRC-77 radio
23. Your entire chain of command from Squad Leader on up had tours in Vietnam
24. You could have a beer at lunch
Yes. Also used a PRC-74 with "Airborne Thigh Key".
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25. Bronze Bruce was the 5 mile turn around point
The Gay Beret? :D
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26. You believe a “Single Point Release” is a piece of crap and still have your H-Harness.
I kind of liked that dial-a-death! Yes.
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27. Still look good in your UDT swim trunks
Yes.
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28. The “Purd” was in your chain of command
29. Have done a jump exchange with the PDF or Canadian Airborne Regiment
30. Maj Howard smoked you bags on a ruck run out at Mackall
31. The reception for your Wedding was at the Flaming Mug. Then your wife was back at work at Rick’s the following night.
No. Did do an exchange with the "Artists" though.
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32. Didn’t have Gortex, Refused to ever wear a field jacket. Just wore the “smoking jacket underneath your top.
33. You have laid awake at night dreaming of doing parachute assault on Havana, Managua, Tripoli or Tehran
34. Your Plt. Daddy ensured that you wore”highly shined” jump boots on a weekly basis when in garrison. Cause “that’s the way his Plt. Sgt. did it back in the day.”
Yes. And your PSG and 1SG always pointed out that there was "no such thing as a pair of 'field' boots!"
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35. You have seen an ugly, pregnant, chick in her tennis shoes and maternity BDU’s wearing a Green Beret
NO! MY EYES!!!! :D
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36. You have done many airmobile ops in a “Huey”
Yes.

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39. Have seen a “candy striper” from Group
Yes. Had a couple of classmates at Ft. Gordon fitting that description from 12th Group.
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40. Have wore BDU’s with your foreign jump wings sewn on.
Yes.

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49. You had P-38 on your dogtags
Still do! And it's not for sale.
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Old 27 March 2007, 20:51
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21. Ration Cards (USAREUR) for cigarettes, alcohol and gasoline.
Actually got one of those for REFORGER in '85! Some things really do die slowly.

Now I'll add mine:

Learning to drive on a Gama Goat.
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Old 27 March 2007, 20:58
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....4 sets of slant pocket cammies....
That was my very first uniform issue, from the company S-4 shop!
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Old 27 March 2007, 21:04
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43rd Company, 4th Airborne Training Battalion, April 1982
Thanks for the reminder. The companies at jump school had numbers!

43rd Co, September 1982.
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