Greetings from Ironside...




 
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May 3rd, 2004  
Ironside
 

Topic: Greetings from Ironside...


Greetings to all,

A little about me.

I am married and have an 11 year old son.

I enlisted in the United States Army way back in early 1974. I enlisted when many Americans were burning flags at the airports, as our troops were returning home from Vietnam, in protest of the war.

I took basic training in Fort Knox, Kentucky. My AIT was in Fort Dix, New Jersey.

My MOS was 05E20 voice radio operator. Shortly after Vietnam, they phased that MOS out. It no longer exists today. The home of the Signal Corps is in Ft Gordon, GA not Ft Dix. I just went where my orders sent me.

After training, I was stationed in Germany.

I served with the 1st Armored Division, 1st Brigade HHC 1st Battalion 37th Armor. 1/37th Arm was then in Katterbach just outside of Ansbach, Germany.

I got out of the Army in early 1976.

My father retired from the military after a courageous career. He served in, Germany at the end of WWII during the Berlin airlift, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was awarded two Bronze Stars during his two tours in Nam, his second tour in Da Nang, in 68/69. My favorite uncle was a survivor of the Bataan Death March.
May 3rd, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
Welcome to the forum.
May 3rd, 2004  
RnderSafe
 
 
Thanks for the intro, Ironside. Look forward to more discussions with you.
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May 3rd, 2004  
Razor
 
Welcome.
September 4th, 2004  
Ironside
 
Oh cool!
I've been away and forgot about this post.

Thanks.
September 4th, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
Welcome, did you guys use the M-60 back In your days?
September 4th, 2004  
Jason Bourne
 
well although you hath forgotteneth about this posteth we will never forget your sacrifice.

Welcome to the forums.
September 4th, 2004  
Ironside
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by GuyontheRight
Welcome, did you guys use the M-60 back In your days?
Yup. They did.

I was HHC. In all fairness, I don't want to come across as claiming to be a tanker. I wasn't.
September 4th, 2004  
AFSteliga
 
 
Welcome to the Forums, Ironside. Hope you have a good time here.
September 9th, 2004  
thebrahmagr81
 
 
Right now I am a 63B I have been in the ARNG for 6 years and I want to join active duty, currently I am deplyed on active duty and the mission is going to end in February, I want to join the signal corps as a 74B Information System Operator Analysist. A fancy name for a computer check I think it is 25B now. I have lots of computer experience in the civilan word and I am working on a degree towards information technology, so I think that I would be much more of a benifit to the Army as a 74B than a mechanic, I thought what you had to say wasvery interesting just wanted to tell you some about me.