Basic, AIT, (Harmony Church), & Airborne School ALL at Ft. Benning, GA. November '83 thru March 84, I believe, can't really remember when I left there....I thought I was happy to leave, until I arrived at HAAF & the 1st/75th....Ranger Indoctrination Program was, let's say "Really Exciting"....
OSUT Ft. Knox January 82 - April 82. To Honduras for 18 months then to Ft. Irwin/NTC on the OPFOR for a year then to Ft. Riley with 1st ID, 1st/4th Cav until ETS in January 86. Then Reserves then IRR until Saddam started that whole mess back in 90-91 so there was another 6 months of dust eating in Saudi, that was fun. Finally out for good after that and did I ever see the garden spots?
Ft Lost in the Woods ,Misery July, 1973 B-5-2 1st Platoon Drill Sargent Ozee
AIT Fort Swill, Ok MOS 13B10 Assignment: Hanau, FGR
A Battery 1st Bn 40th FA Regiment 3Armored Division
MOS 13B30M5 Field Artillery Crew Chief, Nuclear; Special Weapons ELement Leader
Fort Dix, NJ July, 1977 Honorable Discharge
3 years, 11 months, 29 days........ I did my time.
Was at Fort Jackson, SC July 1968... Left Vietnam in 1971 after being there 2 1/2 years... Last unit I was in, used these and M-42 Dusters. I was D-71 attached to B battery 5/2 ADA AWSP in III Corp with IIFFV.
Basic Training at Ft Polk in May-Jun '68, then Artillery AIT at Ft Sill in Jul-Aug 68. Trained with the M14 up until the last two weeks of basic when we got "familiarized" with the M16.
A short leave then Vietnam in Sep. Went all the way through Basic & AIT as an E1, then caught up fast in SEA: E2 in Oct, PFC/E3 in Nov, SP4/E4 in Dec, then had to wait another 9 months to make SP5/E5 in Oct 69.
Fast Forward: Got out in Dec '69, finished college, joined the National Guard, went Active Guard in '85, retired in '07 with 26 years active, 39 yrs membership, lots of deployments and a year in Iraq right at the end.
Basic at FT Dix NJ Sept 1964. Then off to Ordinance School at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, eventually going to the 556th ordinance Battalion at Pinder Barracks in Zirndorf Germany. I was discharged at Miller Field, Staten Island NY. Sept 22nd 1967