• Military service

    From Jazzy J@VERT/JAYSCAFE to George Burdell on Sun Mar 13 05:16:00 2022
    Seven years in the US Army, 97G20, E-5(P) -- was waiting for the points to
    drop when I got out.

    Two enlistments. Loved the service. Wife didn't.

    Was in Germany for the fall of the wall, DS/DS and Silent Echo.

    I'm still in contact with several of my former co-workers.

    It was a great experience and I wish I would have kicked out the wife and stayed in.

    It truly was an honor to serve. It gave me experiences and knowledge that I used for the rest of my career in the civilian world.

    Jazzy J


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  • From Andre@VERT/RDOMENTR to Dumas Walker on Sun Mar 13 13:22:54 2022
    In Kentucky, being in the Guard doesn't mean you don't get called up.
    Some of the small towns here have memorials to their Guard and Reserve
    units that got wiped out during WWII. I don't knock them.

    Seriously. A sailor knocking the National Guard. What is the world coming to?

    Also, Coast Guard and Space Force are part of the armed services.


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  • From cybergod@VERT/METALLIC to sys.64738 on Tue Mar 15 03:16:00 2022
    Re: Military service
    By: Dumas Walker to GEORGE BURDELL on Tue Jan 18 2022 17:27:00

    > In Kentucky, being in the Guard doesn't mean you don't get called up.
    > There were several units that got called up during the wars and did a lot
    > of fighting. There is one artillery unit that has pretty much been
    > deployed in every war from WWII to Desert Storm, minus Vietnam. I think
    > they got out of that one because of the nature of how we fougt it.
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    > Some of the small towns here have memorials to their Guard and Reserve
    > units that got wiped out during WWII. I don't knock them.

    Same here. My brother-in-law was in the U.S. Army National Guard. He was every bit as much of the Soldier that I was when i served in the U.S. Army Active Duty. He served two tours in Iraq during Iraqi Freedom. I have nothing but respect for any of my fellow combat vets.

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    as do i, i served in the NAVY and even so every one i ever served with
    earned my full respect especially marines who can back screwed up after
    every tour and still managed to put themselves in harms way by the time
    the next tour came around... THAT! is dedication.... *hats off*

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