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Old 10 September 2019, 13:22
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Not that old, but at least in early 1970's.
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Old 10 September 2019, 13:37
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In my best Jeff Foxworthy voice:

“You just might be an old man.......if you went to Ranger school before the Fall of Saigon”.
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Old 10 September 2019, 19:21
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first easy class, 10-94, so easy I did Desert at McGregor
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Old 10 September 2019, 23:45
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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.
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Old 11 September 2019, 05:49
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I knew some more Nam Vets would be along to make us all look like cherries!
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Old 11 September 2019, 07:14
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Ok, I looked up oldrgr's bio:

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

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Old 11 September 2019, 07:25
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Ok, I looked up oldrgr's bio:



So '68 is the number to beat

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It may come down to class number; gwbarnes posted he graduated class 7-68 on the first page.
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Old 11 September 2019, 08:44
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Is there a prize?? Will there be refreshments??
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Old 11 September 2019, 09:15
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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


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.
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Old 11 September 2019, 09:35
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Is there a prize?? Will there be refreshments??
Yep, at your place, most of us won't stay longer than a few months, promise!
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Old 11 September 2019, 11:10
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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?
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Old 11 September 2019, 11:36
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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
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Old 11 September 2019, 12:16
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gwbarnes, a case of everything should do it! That way everybody is covered!
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Old 11 September 2019, 12:59
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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.
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Old 11 September 2019, 13:10
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Nice that it runs in the family.
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Old 11 September 2019, 13:17
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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
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Old 11 September 2019, 13:19
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that's something to be proud of gwbarnes
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Old 11 September 2019, 14:21
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That is a great tradition!
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Old 11 September 2019, 14:38
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Old 11 September 2019, 14:41
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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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