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I find myself wondering were some of my old Army buddies are sometimes, and hate I lost contact with them. So this thread is somewhat of a call to see if one of you out there may have served with me. This is also a chance to see if one of you can run into one of your old pals. I will go first.

 

 

 

U.S. Army

 

Enlisted (E-4)

 

Armor Specialist aka Tanker (M60A3)

 

Sept. 11, 1986 to Sept. 12, 1989

 

Basic Training: Fort Knox, KY 9/86 - 12/86

 

1st Duty: Korea 1/87 - 1/88 ( 2nd Tank - 2/72 Armor/Bravo Company) 2nd Infantry Division

 

2nd Duty: Fort Lewis, WA 2/88 - 9/89 ( 1-33 Armor /Charlie Company) I Corp

 

No War Duty

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I find myself wondering were some of my old Army buddies are sometimes, and hate I lost contact with them. So this thread is somewhat of a call to see if one of you out there may have served with me. This is also a chance to see if one of you can run into one of your old pals. I will go first.

U.S. Army

 

Enlisted (E-4)

 

Armor Specialist aka Tanker (1911A1)

 

Sept. 11, 1986 to Sept. 12, 1989

 

Basic Training: Fort Knox, KY 9/86 - 12/86

 

1st Duty: Korea 1/87 - 1/88 ( 2nd Tank - 2/72 Armor/Bravo Company) 2nd Infantry Division

 

2nd Duty: Fort Lewis, WA 2/88 - 9/89 ( 1-33 Armor /Charlie Company) I Corp

 

No Wars

 

 

Enlisted (E-5)

 

Reactor Operator (Electronics Technician)

 

Oct 85 - June 90

 

Basic Training: Great Mistakes (Lakes) IL

 

1 yr - ET school Great Lakes - IL

1 yr - Nuc Pwr School - Orlando (class 87-02)

1 yr - Prototype (Idaho Falls - ID)

2.5 yrs - Uss Michigan (Bangor Washington) - three months in... three months out.

 

LSR - you and I were very close in Washington State.

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Enlisted (E-5)

 

Reactor Operator (Electronics Technician)

 

Oct 85 - June 90

 

Basic Training: Great Mistakes (Lakes) IL

 

1 yr - ET school Great Lakes - IL

1 yr - Nuc Pwr School - Orlando (class 87-02)

1 yr - Prototype (Idaho Falls - ID)

2.5 yrs - Uss Michigan (Bangor Washington) - three months in... three months out.

 

LSR - you and I were very close in Washington State.

 

 

 

LT J Welch USN

2000-Present

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Enlisted (E-5)

 

Reactor Operator (Electronics Technician)

 

Oct 85 - June 90

 

Basic Training: Great Mistakes (Lakes) IL

 

1 yr - ET school Great Lakes - IL

1 yr - Nuc Pwr School - Orlando (class 87-02)

1 yr - Prototype (Idaho Falls - ID)

2.5 yrs - Uss Michigan (Bangor Washington) - three months in... three months out.

 

LSR - you and I were very close in Washington State.

 

 

Yo bro!

 

Orlando: 87-89 (Nuc class 8808)

Idaho Falls (S5G): summer 89

Norfolk, USS Oklahoma City SSN-723, Reactor Operator (ET1 SS): Oct 89 - Dec 95 (yes, six years and three months on the same boat).

 

I look back and realize that that was the best group of people I'll ever have had the priveledge to work/serve with.

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Ok maybe a little unorthodox, but I'm doing it anyway...

 

tsteff, widow of...

SSG Eric Steffeney KIA 23Feb05

ARMY EOD 1997-2005

EOD SCHOOL RedstoneArsenal, Eglin AFB, IndianHead Naval Base...Graduated 1997

AIRBORNE 504th PIR 93-96

 

 

 

Thanks to all who have served and to all for remembering the fallen...

 

you are a great bunch of guys..

T

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Military Brat of the USAF and USN. Lived in San Diego, Sacromento, Phx AZ, Chicago, Groton Conn., Dallas TX, Maine and Sub Base Bangor in Silverdale WA. where I graduated in 87'. Now a Civilian in Baghdad since Jan 03' and DAMN PROUD to serve those that That Keep Our Great Nation Free.

 

God Bless each and everyone of you past, present and future. Your all Hero's in my book.

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April 69-June 69 - Great Lakes Basic Training E-3

June 69-Aug 69 - AC "A" School, Gyynco GA [Air Traffic Control] E-4

Sept 69 - June 71 USS RAnger CVA-61 [2 tours in Gulf of Tonkin]

June 71 - Aug 71 GCA School Glynco GA [Radar Approach] E-5

Sept 71 - Apr 74 NAS Quonset Point RI [re-enlisted for 3 more]

May 74 - Apr 76 NATC Patuxent River, MD E-6

 

Thanks to all who have served. Here are a couple pic of a very young Isell in 1971; one at work and one on R&R in DaNang.

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Yo bro!

 

Orlando: 87-89 (Nuc class 8808)

Idaho Falls (S5G): summer 89

Norfolk, USS Oklahoma City SSN-723, Reactor Operator (ET1 SS): Oct 89 - Dec 95 (yes, six years and three months on the same boat).

 

I look back and realize that that was the best group of people I'll ever have had the priveledge to work/serve with.

 

 

Are those boats fast-attack or boomers? I am really glad that their are people like you in this world. If everybody was like me, there wouldn't be any subs. I couldn't hack not seeing the sun for months at a time.

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Are those boats fast-attack or boomers? I am really glad that their are people like you in this world. If everybody was like me, there wouldn't be any subs. I couldn't hack not seeing the sun for months at a time.

 

 

Uss Michigan - SSBN 727 (Gold Crew) boomer.

 

Yo bro!

 

Orlando: 87-89 (Nuc class 8808)

Idaho Falls (S5G): summer 89

Norfolk, USS Oklahoma City SSN-723, Reactor Operator (ET1 SS): Oct 89 - Dec 95 (yes, six years and three months on the same boat).

 

I look back and realize that that was the best group of people I'll ever have had the priveledge to work/serve with.

 

 

Hey Rat!

 

I saw your dolphins earlier! Glad to see another RO. Even though we didn't serve together directly I bet we know some of the same people. It's a small world when you serve in the military. Six years is a long time to be on the same boat. I am in Memphis. Shoot me a PM and let me know where you are and what you are doing now.

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1982-1989 US Army - Medic for 3 years and Computer Repair for 4 years

2nd Armored Div (fwd)

1st Cavalry Division

101st Airborne Division

 

US Navy

 

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class

 

'71-'75

 

San Diego

Oakland

Guam

 

Had almost just completed 3 years of active duty at Naval Hospitals in California when I flew home and picked up my brand new 1973 Mustang Mach I(Q code). Great car, great memories driving the car back to my duty station Oakland Naval Hospital but, my orders came two months later. You guessed it Naval Hospital Guam. Drove the car back to Kansas City where my 16 year old brother got to blow the cob webs out for me.

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Ok maybe a little unorthodox, but I'm doing it anyway...

 

tsteff, widow of...

SSG Eric Steffeney KIA 23Feb05

ARMY EOD 1997-2005

EOD SCHOOL RedstoneArsenal, Eglin AFB, IndianHead Naval Base...Graduated 1997

AIRBORNE 504th PIR 93-96

Thanks to all who have served and to all for remembering the fallen...

 

you are a great bunch of guys..

T

 

 

 

Nothing unorthodox about your post at all. My condolence to you, and anyone else who have lost love ones that where KIA.

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Ok maybe a little unorthodox, but I'm doing it anyway...

 

tsteff, widow of...

SSG Eric Steffeney KIA 23Feb05

ARMY EOD 1997-2005

EOD SCHOOL RedstoneArsenal, Eglin AFB, IndianHead Naval Base...Graduated 1997

AIRBORNE 504th PIR 93-96

Thanks to all who have served and to all for remembering the fallen...

 

you are a great bunch of guys..

T

 

 

`tsteff`--- Sorry to hear-- My condolence

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Nothing unorthodox about your post at all. My condolence to you, and anyone else who have lost love ones that where KIA.

 

 

That goes for me too! Thank you so much for the sacrifice. Words can not express my sincere appreciation.

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That goes for me too! Thank you so much for the sacrifice. Words can not express my sincere appreciation.

 

Gee, I feel like an old fart, time for the Old Soldiers Home

 

1969 -72 United States Army (E-5)

Basic at Fort Lewis Washington (still wet)

Advanced Training at Fort (Mother) Rucker, Alabama

Huey Crew Chief, 3/17 Air Cav 1st Aviation Brigade, Republic of South Vietnam

Huey Crew Chief for Pilot Training Company at Hunter AAF, Savannah, Georgia.

 

My salute and prayers to all those who have gone before us.

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Ok maybe a little unorthodox, but I'm doing it anyway...

 

tsteff, widow of...

SSG Eric Steffeney KIA 23Feb05

ARMY EOD 1997-2005

EOD SCHOOL RedstoneArsenal, Eglin AFB, IndianHead Naval Base...Graduated 1997

AIRBORNE 504th PIR 93-96

Thanks to all who have served and to all for remembering the fallen...

 

you are a great bunch of guys..

T

 

Sorry to hear tsteff. My sincere appreciation for his fight for our freedoms.

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tsteff

 

I know everyone on this board wishes that they had the magic words that would bring you and your family comfort for your loss, but it is never that easy. Know that we are all very proud of his efforts on our behalf, and that we are so grateful to him and every other soldier who has served this country. You and your family will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

 

If there is ever any kind of a need, all of us on the board would be more than willing to help out in any possible way; even if all that ends up being is cracking a bad joke or two to keep life loosened up. Never hesitate to ask.

 

take care

John

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US Navy

 

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class

 

'71-'75

 

San Diego

Oakland

Guam

 

Had almost just completed 3 years of active duty at Naval Hospitals in California when I flew home and picked up my brand new 1973 Mustang Mach I(Q code). Great car, great memories driving the car back to my duty station Oakland Naval Hospital but, my orders came two months later. You guessed it Naval Hospital Guam. Drove the car back to Kansas City where my 16 year old brother got to blow the cob webs out for me.

 

 

Guam in the early 70's. WOW, like being locked up in solitary. It was still pretty light on people and construction then right?

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Guam in the early 70's. WOW, like being locked up in solitary. It was still pretty light on people and construction then right?

 

Thats for sure. Being a corpsman and having some technical training got you all the responsibility in providing a majority of specialized watches every other night. Sometimes the navy would work us 32 hours and then 16 hours off. You couldn't leave the hospital during your watch since if their was a cardiac arrest or respiratory arrest you were the guy that showed up with all the life saving equipment,but when you got some time off their was a lot of great restaurants,bars, hotels etc. mostly japanese built since it was cheaper for the japanese to vacation in Guam than their own island. Great memories, met my wife there and were still married going on 32 years. Thank you everyone that has served our country.

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Are those boats fast-attack or boomers? I am really glad that their are people like you in this world. If everybody was like me, there wouldn't be any subs. I couldn't hack not seeing the sun for months at a time.

 

 

SSBN = Boomer "Queen" (sorry farmdog, :poke: just couldn't resist! :hysterical: )

 

SSN = Fast Attack

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April 69-June 69 - Great Lakes Basic Training E-3

June 69-Aug 69 - AC "A" School, Gyynco GA [Air Traffic Control] E-4

Sept 69 - June 71 USS RAnger CVA-61 [2 tours in Gulf of Tonkin]

June 71 - Aug 71 GCA School Glynco GA [Radar Approach] E-5

Sept 71 - Apr 74 NAS Quonset Point RI [re-enlisted for 3 more]

May 74 - Apr 76 NATC Patuxent River, MD E-6

 

Thanks to all who have served. Here are a couple pic of a very young Isell in 1971; one at work and one on R&R in DaNang.

 

isell & ratnacage:

Thanks for serving and protecting, especially from those of us that didn't but had the benefit of it!

We love you guys, even if you do work for dealerships!

 

Mike.

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Thats for sure. Being a corpsman and having some technical training got you all the responsibility in providing a majority of specialized watches every other night. Sometimes the navy would work us 32 hours and then 16 hours off. You couldn't leave the hospital during your watch since if their was a cardiac arrest or respiratory arrest you were the guy that showed up with all the life saving equipment,but when you got some time off their was a lot of great restaurants,bars, hotels etc. mostly japanese built since it was cheaper for the japanese to vacation in Guam than their own island. Great memories, met my wife there and were still married going on 32 years. Thank you everyone that has served our country.

 

 

Sounds like my time in lovely Gitmo, Cuba. About 30,000 Cuban and Haitian refugees and guess who provided the medical care. My 2nd day on base, we processed over 500 Haitians thru the hospital for chest x-rays for TB. Clinton was about to send the healthy ones to the US until Castro decided to open the gates for the home made boat makers. Navy and Coast Guard picked up about 12000 of them so plans changed. All u.s. civilians were sent stateside, which left about a 5 to 1 male/female ratio. Great if your a chick I guess. Needless to say, we had a big alcohol problem after that.

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SSBN = Boomer "Queen" (sorry farmdog, :poke: just couldn't resist! :hysterical: )

 

SSN = Fast Attack

 

 

 

No problem. I am sure those aren't the words you would have used if you weren't on a public board :hysterical:

 

Regardless It was a memorable time in my life. Met lots of friends and had lots of fun. :party:

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