New to Guns and this Forum

Discussion in 'Introduction' started by Dario A., Jun 22, 2020.

  1. Ranger4

    Ranger4 G&G Evangelist

    So, welcome and I ask again, what was your MOS or AFSC in Viet Nam, what was your unit and what time frame were you there?
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  2. Viet Vet

    Viet Vet G&G Enthusiast

    I was with the 25th Inf Division (Tropic Lightning) '66-'67, MOS 31M20.
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  3. Ranger4

    Ranger4 G&G Evangelist

    Cool, so you went to school at Gordon?
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  4. Viet Vet

    Viet Vet G&G Enthusiast

    Roger that...the Southeastern Signal Corps School, Co. V
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  5. mdj696

    mdj696 G&G Evangelist

    1st Inf Div., 701st Maint Battalion Co D. ETSed out of Fort Gordon June 69. In country June 67 to June 68.
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  6. Viet Vet

    Viet Vet G&G Enthusiast

    I ETSed out of the Oakland Army Terminal about the 7th of April '67. Steak dinner and all the milk you could drink. Disembarked from the troop ship the USNS General Walker (also know as the 'puke sloop') at Vung Tau 1 May '66, flown to Tan Son Nhut, and Convoy'ed to Cu Chi, the base camp of the 25th Div.
  7. mdj696

    mdj696 G&G Evangelist

    I had 3 day in country R&R in Vung Tau right in the middle of TET 68.
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  8. Viet Vet

    Viet Vet G&G Enthusiast

    I turned down my 3 day to Vung Tau. I was in the field at the time and didn't want to come back to Cu Chi. Besides I remembered when we were still on the ship in Vung Tau harbor, we noticed human feces floating in the water, apparently the Vietnamese just hang their *** over the gunnel of the sampan and crap.
  9. ACfixer

    ACfixer Global Warming Enthusiast Forum Contributor

    Good to read this stuff guys, your service is truly appreciated.
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  10. chesterwin

    chesterwin G&G Evangelist

    Thank you for the reply and your service to our Country. Your explanation is well understood because I can see from your experience then, your question of if it's the same site. The answer to that question is yes and no. The name of the site is the same. The membership is not. I remember those days that reminded me of the "Wild West" with the horrible bickering between liberals and conservatives. You'll find the site these days to be much more stable and for the most part, well mannered.

    Again, thank you for the explanation and your service. A warm welcome back!
  11. Junction15

    Junction15 G&G Evangelist

    Welcome Viet Vet. Glad to have you back. I don't know what this forum was like back in those days but I think it's a good forum now.
    There's some good nature ribbing every once in a while. Especially when the "animals" get a little restless before feed time" (You'll know what i mean when it comes up again - usually it's a donkey and a raccoon - and it's a good laugh.)
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  12. TXplt

    TXplt Gun Toting Boeing Driver Forum Contributor

    Hi Jack !

    (always love saying that)

    There's a great bunch of folks here. We get the occasional trolls or folks who aren't what they seem from time to time but they're quickly outed. Just your standard freedom loving constitutionalists here.
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  13. LittleRascle

    LittleRascle G&G Enthusiast

    Welcome @Viet Vet , I know some folks who served in 'Nam, that said it was as close to H*** as a living man could get.

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  14. chesterwin

    chesterwin G&G Evangelist

    Heck of a pun for a pilot to like! :usa2:
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  15. Viet Vet

    Viet Vet G&G Enthusiast

    The Constitution and American liberty is what it's all about! And ignorance is the greatest danger to American liberty.
  16. Viet Vet

    Viet Vet G&G Enthusiast

    Thanks chesterwin, I appreciate that.
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  17. mdj696

    mdj696 G&G Evangelist

    That's sounds right. I remember over there we said if the world ever needed an enema we knew where to stick it.
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  18. Huey Rider

    Huey Rider G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    We said the same thing about Olongapo in the Philippines!!LOL!!
  19. Jhon Cook

    Jhon Cook G&G Newbie

    I am also new here
  20. grizcty

    grizcty God, Guns, Glory Forum Contributor

    Welcome to G&G from Alaska.
    Stop by the Introduction thread and say hello.

    A suggestion.
    How about locking this thread down. Little liberal Dario who started it, is no longer a member. Now almost every new member sees this old thread. And automatically click on it to introduce themselves. It is now 11 pages long.
    It gets annoying.
    Just my two cents. :(