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How the heck did I end up in Texas when the fishing is so much better in Idaho?
And why, oh why did I ever leave Wyoming.

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Active Duty 2006 Jan 3rd - July 31 2010
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I was an Infantryman part time, and a bad mf’r the rest.

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7 years 11 months 27 days MANG, 63Z Battalion Recovery Sargent M88A1. 1-181 Mech Infantry.

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JUNE 7 1964 TO December 15 1967, US Navy, enlisted at 17 while still in high school. 5 days after graduation I was on a plane to GHreat Laked Naval Training Center. Graduated from boot camp and after leave returned to Great Lakes for Machinist Mate A school. Graduated fromm A school and was assigned to the USS Rushmore LSD 14 which I caught in Gulf Juan France. The ship was stationed in Little Creek VA. Made two Med Cruises and a North Atlantic Cruise and made Blue nose. Also a Cruise to Cuba to pick up a capsul with an astronaut from space shot, where we got into a pizzing contest with a couple of Russial trawlers that were there to watch the capsul p/u. The Captain ordered GQ and the guns were locked and loaded and the trawlers arned to get out of our way which they did. Spent a couple of days in Guantanamo Bay for a shake down cruise after we left the ship yards in Newport News VA. Due to Viet Nam draft numbers the navy was getting a lot of recruits so I was give a Christmas cut on my hitch aand was seporaated on Dec 15 1967. I made 2nd class but I did not have enough time on my hitch to be promoted so I got out a 3rd cladss petty officer. Had I extended for 6 months I would have gotten another stripe on my crow. I now regret that I didn't extend.


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USAF 1982-1993 Aircraft Armament Systems . F4 C/D, F16, and F15.


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Every major horror in the world was perpetrated in the name of altruism.

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I was assigned to the Rushmore in 1966 after MM A school, 66 -68. Left as MM2,
I was port pump room, and #2 engine room
Was on the capsule cruise, remember the GQ well.
Served on 4 other ships, and 1 shore duty.
MMC at the end

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Janitor! Grew up! Transitioned from a liberal [bleep] to full on republican. Gained confidence, pride, and love for country.

Oh, and I guess full time diesel mechanic, MRK19 gunner, gunner in convoy gun truck made of plywood and sand bags ratchet strapped together in the back of a duce, enjoyed time in Germany, woke up with a 2" layer of dust blanketing me some mornings, burnt my hands on hot tools to fix trucks all day, drank river water in 3rd world countries, jerked off in portajohns, unpacked tents just to unfold them then refold them then repack them, stacked sand bags, bitched and complained too much about my marriage, did PT in mopp5, listened to the Brits playing bagpipe while wandering through a sand storm, smoked horrible raghead cigarettes for $5 a carton, thought back about how I missed basic, worked from 6am to 8pm Monday-Sunday, drank every one of those little tobasco bottles in the MREs. Oh and the guilt thing is real. I feel guilty about never getting in any firefights, but also realize we all were willing to give our life if that was what was needed.

Then throughout life, always having an instant connection with new Vets you meet. When attending college after military, our vets club had to install sound proofing because we were too offensive to the fragile normal students, fun times.

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USAF : I started out as an aircraft welder because I wanted to serve my country as a non-combatant. Eventually, I joined a PRIME BEEF Team as a general metal worker but retired as a Construction Project Manager. Assignments took me to Michigan, northern California, Illinois, Hawaii. South Korea, Japan, South Dakota, and Saudi Arabia. - Sherwood


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Still in. Going through a MEB. 2015 until current. 11B 1/504 Parachute Infantry Regiment. Thrice deployed. Got the t-shirt.

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