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Title: The Veterans of WaT
Post by: FACman on 24 January 2009, 18:34:44
Joe 'Jody' Caldarulo

USMC: 1968-70
1969 RVN with D Co. 1st Bn, 4th Marine Rgt, 3rd Mar Div.

ANG: 1984-92
D Co. 1st Bn, 184th Inf Rgt, 40th Inf Div (M)

MOS's  0311(inf), 0312(cbt eng), 2531 (rto) 31V (Commo Chief)


Title: Re: The Veterans of WaT
Post by: stoffel on 24 January 2009, 18:47:41
Henk (Stoffel) Stoffers

Dutch army 41 Armored infantry batallion A company  Stoottroepen 1986-1988
FN MAG (7.62mm)machinegunner.

Dutch army National Reserve 50 batallion B company 2000-2004.
FN MINIMI (5.56mm) machinegunner
Dutch army National Reserve 20 batallion A company 2004-2007
Rifleman
Dutch army National Reserve 50 batallion A company 2007-2013.
FN MINIMI (5.56mm) machinegunner
Dutch army National reserve 20 Batallion E company 2013.....
Squad leader.


Title: Re: The Veterans of WaT
Post by: Koen on 24 January 2009, 19:07:59
Me:

1998-2000: Airforce technicians school
2000-2005: F-16 crewchief

wrong choices made this the wrong career

I wanted to enlist as a real soldier with weapons, drill etc...

But my brother told me to choose the Airforce so it was a short career filled with beer...


Title: Re: The Veterans of WaT
Post by: Mad Russian on 24 January 2009, 21:43:12
US Army 1974-1978

23rd Armored Engineer Bn (Combat) 11-74 thru 12-77
Stationed in: Hanau, West Germany
Duties: M-60 machine gunner, M-113 driver, demolition specialist, Battalion Commanders Driver, Battalion Mail Clerk

299th Engineer Bn (Combat) 12-77 thru 6-78
Stationed In: Fort Sill Oklahoma
Duties: Squad Leader


Good Hunting.

MR



Title: Re: The Veterans of WaT
Post by: BlueSixGolf on 26 January 2009, 01:06:36
US Army 1984-93

1st Armored Training Brigade, Ft. Knox, KY  1984
19D Cavalry Scout OSUT

HHT & A Troop 2/9 Cav, 24th ID, Ft. Stewart, GA 1984-85
Support Platoon Clerk, Scout

Scout Platoon, HHC 1/36 In, 3AD, Friedberg, FRG 1985-88
Scout

1058 Ordnance Co., Arizona NG, Prescott, AZ 1988-89
Ammunition Handler, NBC NCO

HHT & L Troop 3/11 ACR, Bad Hersfeld, FRG 1990-93
Scout, Bradley Gunner, Section Sergeant


Title: Re: The Veterans of WaT
Post by: Rattler on 26 January 2009, 01:56:45
Germany, 8 years til late 70´s:

Signed up with Luftwaffe (AirForce), aviator first (in an LTG) until a Med issue (unwelcome Hypoglucaemic attack) grounded me after a short service time, just made RHS on the "Trall".

Lt., got transferred to a nominal signals coy (1st of four overall in FRG) within Air Force regiment, starting out from a Radio Group through Comms Platoon to a Staff Communications Center where I made instructor. Really enjoyed this tour.

Got chucked out (literally) in the late ´70s  over an *issue* that lead via a court martial and later via civil case to a final Cpt. promotion on my last day (some on this board know details, in short it involved refusing an order which I deemed illegal), completely clean legally in the end, but w/o a mil future of course.

Rattler


Title: Re: The Veterans of WaT
Post by: Mad Russian on 26 January 2009, 02:08:02
Germany, around late 60´s/early 70´s, cannot disclose too much:

Signed up with Luftwaffe (AirForce), aviator first (an LTG) until a Med issue grounded me after a short service time.

Lt., got transferred to a nominal signals coy (1st of four overall in FRG) within Air Force regiment, make your choice. Really enjoyed this tour.

Got chucked out (literally) ´76 over an *issue* that lead via a court martial and later via civil case to a final Cpt. promotion on my last day (some on this board know details), completely clean legally but w/o a mil future.

Rattler



I'm a bit confused here, are you Spanish or German?

LTG in US terminology would be a Lieutenant General. Is that the rank you are trying to convey here?

Good Hunting.

MR


Title: Re: The Veterans of WaT
Post by: Rattler on 26 January 2009, 02:16:07
Germany, around late 60´s/early 70´s, cannot disclose too much:

Signed up with Luftwaffe (AirForce), aviator first (an LTG) until a Med issue grounded me after a short service time.

Lt., got transferred to a nominal signals coy (1st of four overall in FRG) within Air Force regiment, make your choice. Really enjoyed this tour.

Got chucked out (literally) ´76 over an *issue* that lead via a court martial and later via civil case to a final Cpt. promotion on my last day (some on this board know details), completely clean legally but w/o a mil future.

Rattler



I'm a bit confused here, are you Spanish or German?

LTG in US terminology would be a Lieutenant General. Is that the rank you are trying to convey here?

Good Hunting.

MR


I am of German origin (and definitely by culture), living in Spain (Spaniard by passport by now, recently)

LTG = LuftTransportGeschwader, C-160 Transalls (never made it past right seat).

As stated, came out Cpt. on my last day of service. Not even close to anything brass-like.

Hope that helps,

Rattler


Title: Re: The Veterans of WaT
Post by: Mad Russian on 31 January 2009, 03:46:10
Where are you from in Germany? I was stationed near Frankfurt A.M. at Hanau.

Good Hunting.

MR


Title: Re: The Veterans of WaT
Post by: Rattler on 1 February 2009, 20:24:57
Hey!

Actually, I *am* a true "Frankfurter Bub", born (and raised) in FFM, and even lived for some time on a farm close to Hanau (Bruchköbel, "Rosenhof" in Ober-Issigheim to be exact, see attached - click to enlarge; if you were into horses, you might know the place, as we had a lot of GIs from Hanau on the weekend taking tours on our animals).

As you were in FFM at about the time I left army (my tour was from 67 to 75), we might still have co-incided some time in Sachsenhausen (Bobbies? Irish Pub? Klappergass?), as this was my favorite strip for weekends at that time...  ;)

More details in PM if you care.

Kind regards,

Rattler


Title: Re: The Veterans of WaT
Post by: BlueSixGolf on 1 February 2009, 21:45:48
Having spent a couple years in Friedberg, last stop on the S6 (IRC) FFM city train line, DM 6,30 would get me down to Sachsenhausen.  I've spent an evening or two crawling back to the bahnhof from the Irish Pub.


Title: Re: The Veterans of WaT
Post by: Mad Russian on 2 February 2009, 00:50:19
FFM?

Good Hunting.

MR


Title: Re: The Veterans of WaT
Post by: BlueSixGolf on 2 February 2009, 02:21:55
Frankfurt am Main


Title: Re: The Veterans of WaT
Post by: Mad Russian on 2 February 2009, 03:33:24
We just called it Frankfurt when I was there. Only later did I even know of Frankfurt am Oder.

I stayed pretty much out of the bars and disco's. I had a philipino girlfriend that I went and visited every chance I got and we did pretty much what she wanted. That meant going to shows etc...on post...lol...

The rest of the time we spent in a quite little bar in Steinheim. Just outside of Hanau. A very small quiet place on the river. Or we would take off into the countryside since two of us had POV's.

Good Hunting.

MR


Title: Re: The Veterans of WaT
Post by: Solideo on 14 March 2014, 17:22:31
Solideo. 45, male.

Spanish Foreign Legion, destinated in Ceuta, Spanish town in North Africa.

V Bandera mecanizada, 6ª cia 1994
IV Bandera motorizada 1994-1997.