I want to thank everyone for the kind welcome. I came into the Army in August 1969 thru the SSS in Chicago. Basic at Ft. Lost in the Woods,Misery,
AIT at Ft. Gordon, GA and Jump school at Ft. Bening. After a 15 day leave, reported to Ft. Lewis for outprocessing. Arrived in RVN March 13 1970. At the replacement center in Cha Rang Valley SSG Pat Tadina and SSG Gentry were recruiting for N Co. Rangers and I was selected. When I got to the Company I was assigned to Charlie Team and was with the same team until December 1970, when I went into the hospital. I was then assigned to the Orderly room as clerk until I derosed in March 1971. and yes, I probally drank a few beers and maybe shared a bomber or two with some of you older Troopers.
Lo, there do I see my father. Lo, there do I see my mother, my sisters, and my brothers. Lo, there do I see the line of my people, Back to the beginning! Lo, they do call to me. They bid me take my place among them, in the halls of
Valhalla! Where the brave may live forever!
WELCOME to the AO! You really need to do a proper intro. AIRBORNE! GERONIMO!!
Some people are meant to be COPS and others are meant to call us.
Welcome. Thank you for serving. Sorry about the skepticism earlier.
Welcome to our AO. Thanks for all you have done.
"Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading".
Cal I still go by N75 ranger on the other side of the street. to everyone else thanks for the welcomes and I understand your skepticism. The new guy always has to prove himself before he is accepted into the Teams. but I have to admit it has been a long time since I was a FNG Cherry!!!!!!