Hi from Dovster




 
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March 2nd, 2008  
Dovster
 

Topic: Hi from Dovster


Hi. I haven't yet read through many of the profiles but I would imagine that I have a somewhat different background than that of most of the members here. I served in two armies: The US and the Israeli.

I was born in the States and enlisted in 1964. After one term, which included a year in Vietnam, I was discharged as an E-5.

I moved to Israel in 1979, was drafted four years later, and wound up doing basic training here 20 years after I did it at Fort Dix. Because of both my age and my service in the States, I was excused from active duty after finishing basic. However, like all Israelis I remained in the active reserve, doing 30 days a year.

My initial assignment was as a Liaison Officer to the United Nations forces in the region and this carried with it an automatic promotion to First Lieutenant. Later, based on my U.S. experience, I was transferred to a sniper unit.

I served for 15 years in the reserve before getting my final discharge. I still live along the Israeli-Lebanese border so, as I saw for 34 days in the summer of 2006, I can suddenly find myself in the middle of a war zone at any moment.
March 2nd, 2008  
A Can of Man
 
 
We have members from Israel. So you're not alone.
March 2nd, 2008  
DTop
 
 
One of our moderators, Sherman is from Israel. I believe he is serving in the IDF at the moment.
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March 2nd, 2008  
Dovster
 
When I said I have a "somewhat different background" I wasn't referring to having been in the Israeli Army, but rather having served in two different armies.
March 2nd, 2008  
A Can of Man
 
 
In a few years, you might not be alone in that category.
March 2nd, 2008  
Dovster
 
How so, 13th Redneck?
March 2nd, 2008  
Redleg
 
 
Hi and welcome to the forums Dovster.
I moved your intro and the replies out of the members map thread and created a new one for you..
March 2nd, 2008  
Sevens
 
 
Welcome aboard.
March 3rd, 2008  
Team Infidel
 
 
welcome.......
March 3rd, 2008  
The Other Guy
 
 
Welcome...