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Thread: So You Served!!

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    Registered User MOTOR31's Avatar
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    Full timr RV'er, where we park is home. No fixed address or location.
    Army Reserves 1975 to 2000 for 24 years. When I started I thought I'd do my minimum time and get out. I had a variety of jobs from Plt Ldr, Company Commander and lots of staff puke assignments. Tried to get back in after 9/11 and was politely told no.

    LEO from 76 through March 94. Almost 18 full years but a college kid in his daddy's Mustang ended that career. Most of me works fine but I had to retire as I wasn't capable of street duty any more.

    Now I am part of the Patriot Guard to support when and where I can.
    DEFINITION OF A VETERAN A Veteran - whether active duty, retired, national guard or reserve - is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a check made payable to "The United States of America", for an amount of "up to and including my life."
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    Registered User gec343's Avatar
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    USMC/1960 to 1964, 0351 Infantry
    USMCR 1973/1994, 5811, Military Police, ret'd, not by choice, but age limits

    My USMC years were the highlight of my life. I have never worked with a better bunch of patriots.

    Michigan State Police, 1966/retired 1990.
    2003 Honda ST1300A
    1977 BMW R100/7 (purchased new)
    2006 Ural Tourist sidecar rig
    2000 Kawasaki W650 (Triumph clone)

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    U.S.Navy Seabees '72 to "76. My lottery number was #2 in 1969. Spent a little time in school before enlisting. N.S. Guantanamo Public Works Engrg Dept "72 to '73. NMCB-74 'till '76, S-3 Engrg Dept. Made deployments to Guam and Rota, Spain. We had a Marine Gunnery Sgt. attached to battalion to try and teach us things military. Usually futile effort if you know anything about Seabees.

    Thanks to all who have served and are serving including my future son-in-law Marine Corps Sgt, veteran three Iraq tours.

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    Thumbs up army

    served 2 years active duty.13/dec/61--12/dec/63.engineers and signal corp.many lasting many young faces.

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    A wandering Bird Vagabird's Avatar
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    Portland OR
    US Army 68-70 (tank battalion, Germany)
    US Coast Guard 73-95 (electronics, crypto)
    (CGC Gallatin 74-76, CGC Munro 76-79, and a bunch of other stations)

    '16 R1200RS

    You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. -- Mae West

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    Well I still am serving proudly for our country. I was at 17 years as of yesterday. I have done all kinds of stuff over the last 17 years. My time has all been National Guard but I have been deployed 3 times so far. Bosnia, Iraq and of course beautiful Iraq again ( leaving in 13 days). I have been in several Intel and SF positions. The most fun I ever had was working with The Macedonian Special Forces in 2004, those guys are great!


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    You stupid, fix it! r11rs94's Avatar
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    US Navy 78-84 OT (Argentia NFLD, Keflavik Iceland, Centerville Beach, CA)
    US Army 86-00 Signal (Ft Hood TX, Darmstadt GE, Ft Gordon, GA)
    DOD Contractor since 2000

    USN 73 - 76 USS Columbus CG-12 / USS Independence CV-62

    USNR 77 - 00 HCU-2 / MDSU-2 Deep Sea Diving units

    Retired as a BMC(DV) Navy Deepsea Diver 1st class

    Un-Retired and joined

    Rhode Island Army National Guard 02-04 115th Military Police / 1 year Iraq

    Re-Retired as a SFC.
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    The thing about traveling is, you never want it to end and you can't wait to get home.
    I answer to Roy, Chief, or Sarg.
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    USN 73 to 77.

    USS Mars out of Sasebo for 2 years. USS Point Defiance out of San Diego for a year with an additional Westpac.

    My new Marine graduates Boot Camp tomorrow.

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    Registered User awagnon's Avatar
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    Ogden, Utah
    Air Force. 14 years active duty followed by 8 years in reserves. Retired with 22 years. Last duty was call-up for Desert Storm. When I was called back to active duty for Desert Storm, I was notified on a Sunday to report by the following weekend. I had less than a week to close out my solo private practice before reporting. I joined during Viet Nam when my draft board called and warned me that I would be drafted within a week if I wasn't already in something. I was in my second year of medical school. The Air Force allowed me to finish school and my residency before I had to report. Was in the medical corps and retired as a Lt. Col. I don't regret a minute of it.
    Al - Ogden, Utah
    Boxer bikes, boxer dogs, and letterboxing.
    2004 1150RT and 2018 Triumph Tiger 800xrx

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    Bill Burke
    U.S. Coast Guard. 13 years, one month and 24 days. Not that I was counting....
    Highlights: Cutter Jarvis, boarding Russian ships in the Bering Sea. Exxon Valdez.
    "Sir, the FAA has closed that airspace. I can't legally enter unless you order me to."
    "OK. I order you to enter."

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    Chambersburg Pa.
    USAF May 12 1970-15 Mar 1974
    SAC. Bombing and Navigational Sys Mech on B-52. Missile Electronic EQUIPMENT Repairman. On AGM-69A {SRAM}Missile
    I have met the enemy, and he is us
    2011 R 1200 RT

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    Eastern KY
    Feb/1964 -1990(off & on)-US Army active and NG-Helo. mech, Signal Officer , Maintenance NCO. Dad,5 uncles in WWII(one lost @ Pearl Harbor), grandfather & others in WWI, one son an active duty Marine pilot now-Pensacola/10 years & 4 tours Iraq,another son Navy nuclear officer and 2 tours Iraq.I am proud to learn of all from BMWMOA that have served! Shows the kind of group we are a part of...

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    What a rich life you folks have. Thanks.

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    Registered User gfspencer's Avatar
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    North Carolina
    Retired Army Chaplain. 30+ years.
    2015 R nineT

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    Rally Rat gstom's Avatar
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    Joplin, Missouri
    USAF 1972-1976. I was a medical laboratory technician (90470).
    Served at Sheppard AFB for training, Scott AFB (Belleville, Il) for 9 months during the return of the POWs from Vietnam, then 3 years at RAF Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire, England (Home of the F-111 aardvark fighter/bombers) which is now closed.

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