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Old 06-17-2007, 02:08 AM
gunrmac gunrmac is offline
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Greetings Mustangs and Other members

Whats this stuff about horses? We had Dinosaurs back then. As a private I swear Alley Oop was our platoon sergeant. I picked up SSgt in 77' and WO1 in 78'. Got a new date of rank for Sgt in 75 when I reenlisted - originally promoted to that rank in April, 1966. Active and Reserve time was 33 & 7 and I'd do them all again. Retired 1998.

Nice to see new "O' members.
"The [state] which separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards, and its fighting by fools." Thucydides, 'The Peloponnesian Wars'
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Old 06-17-2007, 06:21 AM
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Welcome aboard Sir

We hope you find this site worthy of your presents.
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Old 09-01-2007, 06:02 PM
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USMC to US Army

Several enlisted Marines went on to be commissioned in the US Army, and retire as evidence by the various post on this forum.
I was invited to visit the Officers Club, and find it interesting that quite a few made inter-service transfers to the Army to accept a commission. Cpl Miller invited me to visit here and to post.

I retired as a Major of Armor, and was recalled to active duty during Operation Desert Shield/Operation Desert Storm/Operation Provide Comfort.
130 Majors and Lt Colonels were recalled to form Battalions of Armor, Infantry, Artillery, Military Police, and Engineer from IRR soldier who had been discharged less than a year, and then the next cut was less than two years.
The actuarial tables used to predict casualties for our forces going up against the fourth largest army in the world, with 8 years of combat experience in the war with Iran, were the tables from the North African Campaign in World War II, when Armor forces were engaged. Estimated 430,000 casualties were predicted and the surge call up of IRR soldiers was underway to prepare replacement battalions.
Overwhelming force, high tech weapons systems, and the latest in night vision goggles and the ability to strike first round hits on the enemy armor out of their range brought a quick defeat of the Iraqi Army.
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Army Strong,
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Old 09-15-2007, 06:05 PM
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Mustang Alley

I was a LCpl with HMM 264 in N.C. in Feb. 68 when Tet hit the fan in RVN. I was called into the CO's office and requested to apply for OCS. After the 1stSgt got finished explaining that a request from the CO is the same as an order only more polite, I found myself at Quantico. 30 of the 75 members of our platoon were enlisted. Next stop was k/3/7/ 1st MarDiv RVN as a 2ndLt. Thank God for my enlisted experience and good SNCO's.

Stayed in the Reserves when I was released from Active duty. Loved every minute of my service and would do it again in a New York minute.
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