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Old 24 August 2016, 08:16
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RIP in 83...1st Batt with no regrets. I walked side by side with some of the most solid mutherfuckers on the face of this earth--fact. Proudest accomplishment of my life...and it will never be equaled.
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Old 24 August 2016, 08:20
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Now get your ass down to supply and
tell Jordy that if he doesn't give you all that I asked for ASAP I will go down there myself and kick his ass!
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Old 24 August 2016, 11:27
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A good friend in RIP wanted 1st Batt. Got orders for 2nd. His dad was a retired SF Col. (had been guest speaker at our Airborne school graduation). The Col was friends with the Regt. CSM. My friend had to wait around for a few days while orders were being cut, and he got to 1st Batt.
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Old 24 August 2016, 12:53
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tell Jordy that if he doesn't give you all that I asked for ASAP I will go down there myself and kick his ass!


Ah yes, Jordy....AKA Mean Gene the dancing machine. At least that is what 1SG Mattison called him.

His best stunt was when he was a simulated casualty, fell asleep on the Medevac 141 in Florida when we were doing JC rehearsals and woke up enroute to San Antonio while in flight.

Mattison was livid.... Screaming at him on the phone that he had 10 minutes get his ass in formation and Jordy was in San Antonio. Hilarious.
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Old 24 August 2016, 13:01
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I have more time in a T-10 than you have in a T-shirt!

I was jumping out of C-130's when you were still jumping off the school bus!

I was eatin nails and shittin concertina wire when you were still eatin on mommas titty and shittin green!

Now get your ass down to supply and get me some chemlight batteries, a box of grid squares, a 90mm blank adapter and the keys to the drop zone! And on your way down there go by and tell the 1SG he is a pussy!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

I miss the good old days.
Don't get me started- but I will say I knew Don Purdy and Sam Spears as SSGs and David Grange and Dell Dailey as CPTs...
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Old 24 August 2016, 13:30
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Don't get me started- but I will say I knew Don Purdy and Sam Spears as SSGs and David Grange and Dell Dailey as CPTs...



Yeah, well, I knew Ranger Montcalm as a SSG, so there!
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Old 24 August 2016, 14:04
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Don't get me started- but I will say I knew Don Purdy and Sam Spears as SSGs and David Grange and Dell Dailey as CPTs...
How was John Mosby when you rode with him?
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Old 25 August 2016, 01:02
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Went through RIP in '86, requested 3rd Batt. Got assigned to 2nd Batt. Talk about dodging a bullet and somebody up above looking out for me.
HAHAHAHAH, I was fucking 9! Man, you're old
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Old 26 August 2016, 16:04
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How was John Mosby when you rode with him?
Funny, I was just reading about him in your book...
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Old 26 August 2016, 16:05
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Yeah, well, I knew Ranger Montcalm as a SSG, so there!
That was soooooooo last century......
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Old 26 August 2016, 16:08
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Funny, I was just reading about him in your book...
From my research, Mosby was pretty much a straight forward, stand up kinda guy.
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Old 26 August 2016, 16:31
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That was soooooooo last century......

"On the dark side"
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Old 27 August 2016, 07:09
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God speed to your boy, Murph! I enlisted for 2/75 also. RIP in July, 1978, and out of the eight of us who were in AIT and jump school, only two would last. That first day of RIP smoked the others!
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Old 29 August 2016, 20:43
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There I was no shit...

It was late spring of 1987 and I had just watched Platoon at the theater.

Lots of things had happened since I graduated High School in 1983, none of which I would say had provided me any guidance as to what I was to do with my life.

It was at this moment, I decided I wanted to join the Army. There is lineage, with my grandfather fighting in both WWII and Korea.

My uncle who I'm named after was shot down over the U Minh Forest while flying his Cobra in 1970, his call sign was "Viper".

So yeah, lets do this.

After taking the ASVAB I was informed that I would be perfect for an Army Meterologist...

Next Choice an Army NBC Specialist.

I watched the "laser disc" ( who remembers those?) on both of these. I looked at my recruiter and said... "not exactly what I had envisioned the Army to be".

He's trying to convince me that these are skills that I can use later and I look through this book on his desk. There in the center of the book are guys, in lots of Camo, rolled PC's, paddling a Zodiac. I said "Hey, who are these dudes?"

He said "Rangers, you don't want to do that, they are crazy".

I said.. "Slap in the laser disc".

Music started blaring.. "bump bump bump bump.. The history of the Army Ranger is a long and colorful one.." Meanwhile on the screen dudes are rapelling, shits blowing up and I yelled "THAT'S IT, THAT'S THE ARMY I'M TALKING ABOUT".

He said, you want an Option 40? I said I want whatever gets me there, to be with those kind of guys.

Now, my plan was to use the DEP and try and get back in shape, figure I'd need a few weeks to get my shit together.

Suddenly he looks at me and says.. " I have one slot, guaranteed Ranger, you'll be 11X," I said, I'll take it.

He said are you sure, I said "yes!"

Last thing I remember him saying was " you ship in 3 days".

Got to 2 Charlie in 1987, stayed there until I left for RTB in late 93. Best E ticket ride ever.....
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Old 29 August 2016, 22:48
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Music started blaring.. "bump bump bump bump.. The history of the Army Ranger is a long and colorful one.." Meanwhile on the screen dudes are rapelling, shits blowing up and I yelled "THAT'S IT, THAT'S THE ARMY I'M TALKING ABOUT".


Kind of like this?
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Old 22 May 2018, 11:09
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Long time lurker here. Joined when my younger son was maybe 2. He notified me we are meeting with a recruiter this afternoon. He wants to be a Ranger - has for a while. I got him on here to read all he could find on Regiment, RIP/RASP, etc. That just made him want it more.

One possible hiccup that I'm not sure about is that he has some color vision deficiency. Had him examined by an optometrist a few months back - she used the Ishihara (sp?) plates? Her opinion was moderate red/green color deficiency. He missed the easy ones and got all the hard ones. I test him occasionally and he usually can differentiate the two. Last I looked, it was waiverable provided he could pass one of three tests. Does anyone know if that is still the case? He previously met with this recruiter and the recruiter expressed doubt that Ranger would be an option for him.

Also, is it still Option 40 for Regiment (provided he passed RASP)? Any other advice he/I should be aware of prior to this meeting? Any advice is appreciated.
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Old 22 May 2018, 11:56
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Lol, only 16 yrs in the making. Color blindness is not necessarily a Ranger requirement but an Airborne requirement. I have zero issues with color blindness but I’ll be damned if there are some numbers I can’t see on the MFF physical test. I’m sure Gavin or someone else with more experience can guide you, but good luck to you both.

Yes, it is still an Option40 contract for Regiment. Can’t offer any advice except don’t take no for an answer. Everything is waiverable provided you find the right person. For some reason I think this may have been covered here before, try a search.
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Old 22 May 2018, 12:01
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The key for your son is not to accept bad news from the recruiter. If the recruiter says "no," go up the chain of command. The lowest person in the chain of command he should accept a "nope, can't do it" from is the Recruiting Battalion Commander. There are damn near waivers for everything, and a way around everything. It's a PITA for the recruiter, and they don't get extra points for spending the time to push through all the waivers, etc.
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Old 22 May 2018, 12:23
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Long time lurker here. Joined when my younger son was maybe 2. He notified me we are meeting with a recruiter this afternoon. He wants to be a Ranger - has for a while. I got him on here to read all he could find on Regiment, RIP/RASP, etc. That just made him want it more.

One possible hiccup that I'm not sure about is that he has some color vision deficiency. Had him examined by an optometrist a few months back - she used the Ishihara (sp?) plates? Her opinion was moderate red/green color deficiency. He missed the easy ones and got all the hard ones. I test him occasionally and he usually can differentiate the two. Last I looked, it was waiverable provided he could pass one of three tests. Does anyone know if that is still the case? He previously met with this recruiter and the recruiter expressed doubt that Ranger would be an option for him.

Also, is it still Option 40 for Regiment (provided he passed RASP)? Any other advice he/I should be aware of prior to this meeting? Any advice is appreciated.

As far as I know, it is still called Option 40. It is not the ONLY way to get a RASP slot, but it is the only GUARANTEED way. I can't help you with the colorblindness issue. No clue. Sorry.
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Old 22 May 2018, 16:31
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Color blindness is not necessarily a Ranger requirement but an Airborne requirement.
A flight requirement for sure, but not an airborne requirement. I served (and commanded) in the 82d Airborne Division and 18th Airborne Corps... six years on jump status, and they never had an issue with me being red-green color deficient. It had been in my medical records since I contracted as a cadet. As long as he can pass the fallback of identifying a strip of red tape, a strip of yellow tape, and a strip of green tape, he should be fine.
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