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http://heroesmemorial.blogspot.com/2...l_archive.html

This is a blogspace dedicated to my friend Bart. If anyone is interested in his story, feel free to take a look. If you decide to leave a comment, please keep it brief and tasteful, keep in mind that his family looks at this page, it is not a forum.

A very deep and respectful thanks to Gizmo for uncovering this site, as it had been lost to me since September of last year. I actually finally emailed Jenn (the girl that posted a reply to me on there) tonight because of that.

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post #32 of 263 (permalink) Old 10-30-2005, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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Great post, jerzkid. I had already bookmarked that site and I was going to read each and every one of the entries. That will keep me away from The Forum for awhile (did I hear cheers in the background? )

Still looking for more stories from our military members, past AND present. MSG McKee, are you listening? geoff58, please return. And the rest of you, NOW HEAR THIS. TURN TO. TURN TO.

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Thank you, Thank you, thank you Gizmo! Because of your sleuthiness (is that a word, I guess it is now) I have made contact with a very close friend of Bart's. Without you I would have never found that site again and this would have never happened. Thanks buddy, I owe you a ton!

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Conceived October 27th, 2005
Born ???
My two Quotes with the help of Gizmo:

In the Solstice there is only one direction, straight ahead.

You're never lost in a Solstice, you're simply taking the long way


Ah Nessa, mi corozone es perdido en ti.
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WOW, that really makes my day! Thanks, Jerz.

Pardon me, but your Italian is showing in your signature!

I'm going to delete this post later, because it doesn't fit this thread.

But your post belongs, because it is SO related to this subject. War is hell, but it does make special friends of people.

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I am a little "superstitious" so I hate to tell my "military story," while still in Iraq. However, here is the very short version ... once I go home I will give more detail.

1990 Joined Active Army as an Infantry TOW Gunner Fort Benning, GA
1991 Changed MOS to Bradley Fighting Vehicle Gunner Ft Carson, CO
1991-1992 Served in South Korea (Patrolled the DMZ 3 months)
1992-1994 Served at 24th ID (now 3rd ID) Fort Stewart, GA
ETSd from Active Army Jan 1994
1994-1995 Joined the AL National Guard and changed MOS to Avionics, which taught me to repair the electrical systems on Black Hawks and Apaches
1995-1996 Joined the US Army Reserve and changed MOS to Paralegal
1996-2000 Picked up for USAR Recruiting duty as an AGR (Active Guard Reserve) soldier and changed MOS again!
2000-2004 Chosen to be an AGR Career Counselor (new MOS for USAR)
2004-Present Gained a new skill 4R, which means I now am in charge of counseling Active Component soldiers whom are leaving the Army

Tidbits:Luckily, I have not been seriously injured to this point. My worse wreck (NOTHING compared to Jerzkid!) was during a "show of force" exercise in Egypt. I was gunning (Bradley Vehicle), so my barrel was pointed over the side and my NEW driver drove into a tank fighting position. We totaled the vehicle, which is a pretty tough vehicle, and were airlifted out. My neck was injured, due to my face being in the scope at time of impact; however, I did not break any bones (just stiff to this day).

I am currently in Iraq and my current job is not that "high speed" so I mainly sit at my desk 12 hours a day 6-7 days a week ... which allows me to chat with you guys. I am now visiting Soldiers throughout my Brigade and briefing them, so I have done a lot of flying (Black Hawks) and riding (up armored) and knock on wood ... no major problems.

As you can see, I cannot seem to keep a job! I have been on Active duty now for almost 14 years plus about 18 months in the Reserves and have 6 MOSs and made E-8 (MSG) pretty fast. Overall, the Army has been good to me and I am working on my Master's Degree in Professional Counseling. They will pay for my PHD as well, so I cannot complain.

Side note: Married 16 1/2 years to my High School sweetheart. (Yep, married at 18 and joined the military) We have one daughter who is 14 and in High School (at an Academic Magnet High School). I can retire at 41 and will get my benefits then, because AGR pay is the same as Active Army pay.

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post #36 of 263 (permalink) Old 11-02-2005, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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That was great, MSG McKee, thanks. You've done your duty, then you did your duty, and now you're doing your duty! SOI (Sergeant of Indecision)

Glad you have time for us, that's a lot of hours you're putting in. No time and a half, I'm sure. When are you coming home?

My brother had a similar story. Regular army, Florida National Guard, back to regular again. But he just turned 62 in October, and GUESS WHAT?

Yes, he's been getting a nice check for the previous two years. He'll soon start his SS check, and get to enjoy the rest of his life working part-time and perhaps getting married in the coming months. You didn't say anything about your marital status.

I'll be deleting this post later on too, because I don't want to detract from these great stories. Come on out, Vets and active. Even family members may have something to say about what relatives did. I'll make a post about my parents pretty soon too.

Thanks again, MSG McKee!

PS: If you want to add something minor to your post, I would suggest just to edit it. But if it's more than minor, another post would be appropriate.

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Enlisted in 1981
AF Basic in San Antonio
Air Traffic Control Radar Maintenance School at Keesler AFB, Biloxi
Stayed at Keesler for first permanent station doing maintenance on tech school equipment, 1981 - 1987
Lots and lots of night school
Picked up for commissioning program in 1986
Univ of Maryland, College Park for 3 years, Physics, 1987 - 1990
Back to San Antonio for Officer Training
Stayed in San Antonio at the AF Electronic Warfare Center doing modeling and sim for communications, 1990 - 1994
Off to Dayton OH, AF Institute of Technology for a Masters, Physics again, 1994 - 1995
Out to ABQ New Mex to the AF Research Lab managing development of very groovy directed energy weapons, 1995 - 1999
BACK to San Antonio to the Cryptologic Systems Group managing development of space crypto, 1999 - 2003
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Jerz,
Thanks for sharing and more important, thanks for your service! My son is A LT. in the Air Force and is getting ready for deployment to Pakistan in January. Not nearly as dangerous as what you've been through but still worrysome to my wife and I. Coming from a very small town where he graduated with 76 other kids, it's hard to believe that 7 of his classmates are in the srevices and all have seen duty in Iraq,Afganistan or the surrounding area, with some doing two tours. As a former Army Sgt. during Vietnam, I know how you feel! Thanks again.

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Thanks, Giz for inviting me to this thread. It was 1965 and I had the misfortune of putting my high school sweetheart in a "family way." I was 18 years old and newly wedded (you did the "right thing" back then). I also got laid off and the due date was quickly approaching. We didn't have Medicaid back then, (you were actually accountable for your actions) so I figured the only way to care for my family and get decent health insurance was to join the Army. So in June 1965 I enlisted. My son was born in August the same year while I was in Basic in Fort Polk, LA.

Things worked out well, I got stationed at Fort Ord, CA for a year or so and passed the test for OCS. In May 1967, they made me an Officer and a Gentelman by an act of congress and sent me to Germany to monitor the agressisve actions of the Warsaw Pact. After three years, they sent me home and to this day I connot understand why I didn't get sent to 'Nam. Sure, I got shot at a couple of times by the East German and Russian Border Guards, but that was s**t compared to what my brothers went through in 'Nam. I lost a lot of good buddies over there and never have really forgiven the jerks in Washington for how they handled that mess. I see a lot of the same mismanagement going on today and only hope our Boy's won't be greeted with spit and "baby killer" that I put up with when I came home.

GI's, I love you guys, and I always hope I can be there for you.

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On this Veteran's Day, I just want to say thanks for serving to all my brothers (and sisters) in arms. I did 20 years in the Air Force, the last 10 in the SpecOps world and retired as a 1st Sgt in 1997.

I wasn't any kind of hero. But I sure got to hang around with a bunch of them.

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On this Veteran's Day, I just want to say thanks for serving to all my brothers (and sisters) in arms. I did 20 years in the Air Force, the last 10 in the SpecOps world and retired as a 1st Sgt in 1997.

I wasn't any kind of hero. But I sure got to hang around with a bunch of them.
Heroes are not just the ones who get shot at or shoot back. You put in 20 years, you served your country well and honorably, that's more than MOST people can say, so you're on the top side there! Thanks.

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..............RIP, you wonderful car !!!!


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Off to Dayton OH, AF Institute of Technology for a Masters, Physics again, 1994 - 1995
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Airborne school completed Aug 1990
Graduated 1991, BS Engineering Physics
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Separated as a Captain to live close to family and began working in manufacturing (magazine company first, and now Glass).
Interesting fact: I worked for R.R. Donnelly and Sons printing in Danville, KY and they produce every AUTOMOBILE magazine in the country.

My utmost respect goes to every service member who has endured long term separation from family and the horrors of armed confrontation. We have such a special society because people are willing to volunteer to put themselves in harms way for the service of their country. God Bless you all.

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I enlisted in the US Marine Corps in November 1964 and arrived at Parris Island SC one week after my 17th birthday. I was assigned as a Combat Engineer, spent 9 months on Viegues Island PR doing airfield maintenance then returned to Camp Lejeune NC wher I was given Orders to Staging Battalion at Camp Pendleton, CA. After completing Survival Training I arrived in Viet Nam in June 1966. I was assigned th 3rd Engineer Battalion, 3rd MarDiv.My unit moved from Da Nang to Dong Ha, Phu Bai, and finally to Quang Tri . During the Tet Offensive of 1968 we were escorting a convoy from Phu Bai toQuang Tri and the NVA were blowing the bridges behind us so that we caoul not return to Hue City. I rotated back to the States in Feb 1968 & got married to my High School Sweetheart in March and was stationed at Camp Lejeune NC where I was a Demolitions Instructor and was given a secondary MOS of Atomic Demolitions Tech. In March 1970 I was given orders back to Viet Nam and was assigned to 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st MarDiv where I was assigned to teach improvised explosive devices, demolitions and land mines to newly arrived Marine Corps and Army personnel and to accompany platoon and company sized infantry units on operations to destroy these devices and to detect newly designed devices.The Battalion rotated back to Camp Pendleton CA in July 1971 After being promoted to Staff Sgt I was assigned to Division School as NCOIC of the Division Land Mine Warfare/Demolitions School where I had to pleasure of serving under Major John Livingston who had been awardwd the Congressional Medal of Honor in Viet Nam. In Nov 1973 I was given orders to Nuclear Ordnance Platoon School and in 1974 I was selected for promotion to the Warrant Officer Program. I completed Officer Candidate School (Another Parris Island without the Sand Fleas) in May 1975 and was reassigned to Camp Lejeune where I was given oeders back to Nuclear Ordnance Platoon as the Team OIC. In 1977 I was selected for the Limited Duty Officer Program and was promoted to First Lieutenant. Upon completion of my tour with NOP I was assigned as Operations Officer G-3 Camp Butler Okinawa Japan where I was in charge of all the ranges and training areas on Okinawa at the time when many of the facilities were being turned over to the Government of Japan. I returned to Camp Pendleton where I servrd as a Company Commander, Engineer Maintenance Co and Plans and Operations Officer 1st Force Service Support Group until I retired in October 1985.

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I enlisted in the US Marine Corps in November 1964 and arrived at Parris Island SC one week after my 17th birthday. I was assigned as a Combat Engineer, spent 9 months on Viegues Island PR doing airfield maintenance then returned to Camp Lejuenc NC wher I was given Orders to Staging Battalion at Camp Pendleton, CA. After completing Survival Training I arrived in Viet Nam in June 1966. I was assigned th 3rd Engineer Battalion, 3rd MarDiv.My unit moved from Da Nang to Dong Ha, Phu Bai, and finally to Quang Tri . During the Tet Offensive of 1968 we were escorting a convoy from Phu Bai toQuang Tri and the NVA were blowing the bridges behind us so that we caoul not return to Hue City. I rotated back to the States in Feb 1968 & got married to my High School Sweetheart in March and was stationed at Camp Lejeune NC where I was a Demolitions Instructor and was given a secondary MOS of Atomic Demolitions Tech. In March 1970 I was given orders back to Viet Nam and was assigned to 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st MarDiv where I was assigned to teach improvised explosive devices, demolitions and land mines to newly arrived Marine Corps and Army personnel and to accompany platoon and company sized infantry units on operations to destroy these devices and to detect newly designed devices.The Battalion rotated back to Camp Pendleton CA in July 1971 After being promoted to Staff Sgt I was assigned to Division School as NCOIC of the Division Land Mine Warfare/Demolitions School where I had to pleasure of serving under Major John Livingston who had been awardwd the Congressional Medal of Honor in Viet Nam. In Nov 1973 I was given orders to Nuclear Ordnance Platoon School and in 1974 I was selected for promotion to the Warrant Officer Program. I completed Officer Candidate School (Another Parris Island without the Sand Fleas) in May 1975 and was reassigned to Camp Lejeune where I was given oeders back to Nuclear Ordnance Platoon as the Team OIC. In 1977 I was selected for the Limited Duty Officer Program and was promoted to First Lieutenant. Upon completion of my tour with NOP I was assigned as Operations Officer G-3 Camp Butler Okinawa Japan where I was in charge of all the ranges and training areas on Okinawa at the time when many of the facilities were being turned over to the Government of Japan. I returned to Camp Pendleton where I servrd as a Company Commander, Engineer Maintenance Co and Plans and Operations Officer 1st Force Service Support Group until I retired in October 1985.
Two things:

1.You fought in Hue City? They tought us about that in Boot Camp.

2. Ooorah to my fellow Combat Engineer, 1371 runs through my blood

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