Who in here is ex-military or currently in? - Page 3
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > General Discussion Forums > The Club House > Who in here is ex-military or currently in?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-15-2007, 02:13 AM   #21
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 25
Default

Thank you all for your service, 6 years in the navy.-60-66

__________________
300wsman is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2007, 11:12 AM   #22
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 4,900
Liked 2058 Times on 827 Posts
Likes Given: 2706

Default

21 years U.S. Army scout, 19 feb 1970-may 1992, small break in there. Was a staff sgt. (E-6) x2, Buck sgt. (E-5) x2, Spc4 (E-4) x3, PFC (E-3) x2. Officers and I just did not see eye to eye.

__________________
opaww is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2007, 02:21 PM   #23
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 53
Default

U.S. Navy 1959-1978 (Retired on 20) Petty Officer 1st Class (E-6). Served three cruises of sea duty USS Yorktown, USS Coral Sea (WESTPAC) and USS John F Kennedy (MED), 3 yrs on shore in Japan, rest of stations were stateside- Seattle, Corpus Christi, Virginia Beach and Seattle again.

Dean

__________________
deadin is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2007, 02:38 AM   #24
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Chuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 286
Default

USAF Security Police 1982 - 1990 and a Life Member and Commander of VFW Post 6602.

__________________
WARNING: CZs MAY BE HABIT-FORMING.
Consult your doctor if nursing or pregnant.

Member GCO

Last edited by Chuck; 01-11-2008 at 12:59 PM.
Chuck is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2007, 02:27 AM   #25
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 13
Default Ex Military

USAF Retired LTC, fighter pilot - F4s (9yrs), F111s (5yrs), F16s (5yrs)
Based at Reese AFB, Sheppard AFB, Mt. Home AFB, RAF Lakenheath UK, Retired at WPAFB, OH.

Hillary is an Evil Witch.

__________________
JoeBob is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2007, 03:16 AM   #26
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 35
Default

US Navy - '69-'73. Petty Office 3rd Class (E-4) at time of discharge. Sonar Technician . Spent most of time at sea pinging for Russian, Chinese, or other nations's submarines aboard the USS BIDDLE - DLG 34. Spent inport watches as security for the ship's missile and fire-control area. Carried an empty .45 of various makes on one hip, and the magazines on the other. I'm sure I could have gotten it into action in 15 or 20 seconds or so if I'd really needed it .

We spent the largest part of 1972 steaming along the coast of North Vietnam. We had mined the harbors (Haiphong and others) trying to prevent supplies from being brought in by Chinese or Russian merchant ships. We couldn't touch the ships, but when they offloaded the supplies onto barges and tried to slip them throught the mine-fields, we could call in Phantoms to interdict them.

Also, due to the excellent air radar the ship posessed, our radarmen detected many MIGs flying out of North Vietnam, and steered Phantoms to intercept. They got credit for about 24.

Lastly, the ships helicopter was very useful in pulling several pilots out of the Tonkin Gulf, who had been hit during raids over North Vietnam, and were lucky enough to make it "feet wet" before bailing out.

Me, my battle station was the ship's fathometer, watching the depth beneath the hull as we maneuvered, and relaying this info to the bridge. All by myself in a small steel-walled room, while the ship was rocking and rolling.

The one real action we had was when our radarmen detected 5 MIGs coming at the ship. We fired several Terrier missiles, and a bunch of 3" gunfire at the MIGs, while our surface radar had detected what they thought were gunboats also approaching at high speed. Our 5"-54 was engaging the gunboats.

Me, I was in my litte steel room. Sounded like hell with all that noise going off outside. I had no idea what was actually going on until later. We shot down 1 MIG-17. The deck was littered with 5" and 3" casings. I got a couple of them home and made nice lamp bases out of them. Also got about 30 .50caliber casings and links, which I still have hanging in the garage 35 years later.

__________________
HadEmAll is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2007, 04:18 AM   #27
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
matt g's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 3,885
Liked 7 Times on 5 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeBob View Post
USAF Retired LTC, fighter pilot - F4s (9yrs), F111s (5yrs), F16s (5yrs)
Based at Reese AFB, Sheppard AFB, Mt. Home AFB, RAF Lakenheath UK, Retired at WPAFB, OH.

Hillary is an Evil Witch.
Know any EOD guys from Mt. Home or Lakenheath? Know any of the Civilian personnel ladies from Lakenheath?
__________________
matt g is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2007, 12:00 PM   #28
Jay
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Jay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Near Marion, IN
Posts: 729
Liked 16 Times on 10 Posts

Default

USMC '65-'69... 1 yr, 11 months, 8 days in RVN (DaNang, Quang Tri, Dong Ha, Cam Lo, Khe Sanh). Radio operator/jump qualified.

Quote:
How do you feel about it, and what would you say is the best way that someone can show their gratitude for the sacrifice that you're making?
Wife and I were leaving a movie theater on evening, and a kid with his pants almost at his ankles, chains hanging on every pocket, piercings everywhere, came in the doors, looked up at me and said "thanks for serving" My wife said I just stopped, and stood there, not knowing what to say, and I'm rarely at a loss for words. I'm 60 yrs old. Many guys my age were raised with the attitude that you served then got on with your life... No real need or expectation of recognition. But since you asked........

1. Respect our flag, and expect others to do so....... like take off your hat, and tell the nit two rows down to take his off and be quiet for the National Anthem.

2. Don't lose sight of the values that built this country

3. Say thanks to a Vet, just don't make a big production out of it. We appreciate it, we just don't want to be embarrassed by it.
__________________

NRA Life Member
Freedom has a flavor the protected can never taste...
USMC 8652, 2531, RVN Jun '67, - May 69

Some of my toys

Jay is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2007, 03:09 AM   #29
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
mtnscout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 10
Default U.S. Army

78-82 Military intelligence, 79-81 Field Station Berlin when the wall was still up and the other side meant business then 109th M.I. 9th ID Rapid Deployment Force. And proud to have served and lucky to get the assignments I did.

__________________
mtnscout is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2007, 08:09 PM   #30
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Stafford, Virginia,The state of insanity.
Posts: 14,043
Liked 34 Times on 29 Posts

Default

Army from July 29, 1995 till Aug 3, 2003.

I started out in the CANG 132nd Combat Engineers. Then in 1997 went active duty and went to 62nd Eng Combat Bn Heavy. Was at Fort hood from 1997 untill 1999 when I changed my MOS from 62E (Heavy Equipment) to 91T (Animal Care SPC). Then it was off to Fort Dix and in to the North East District Veterinary Command (NEDVC) at the end of 1999 untill 2003.

I did two different JTF-6 rotations (Border Fence in CA). 3 trpis to NTC but never anywhere fun.

Requested Fort Lewis army sent me to Fort Dix. after there I requested Fort Lewis again army said noppers Korea for you. I said no thanks and got out.

First 6 months of active duty was free of charge for the government. Turns out that I was AWOL from my GUARD unit in CA. After calling and yelling at a few people I got that taken care of. I got tired of being screwed over so I got out. I had 7 years in and was an e-4 but they kept promoting people with less time in service and less time in grade. I enjoyed it for the most part.

__________________
cpttango30 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Obama cutting military and the Russian military is parading! Bigcountry02 Politics, Religion and Controversy 4 05-10-2009 03:58 AM
Laws concerning military McNabb11b Politics, Religion and Controversy 5 01-31-2009 12:33 AM
Military Humor Righteous The Club House 3 08-16-2008 12:37 AM
New Military Dominance Dillinger The Club House 19 07-03-2008 06:44 AM
military .22? jo_nathan1980 .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 4 10-03-2007 01:56 AM