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Hi all. a bit of an oddity i guess, but here is my service record from HMRM (UK Royal Marines)

1979 to 91, 12 years service, medically retired due to busted ankle (shattered actually, now pinned) and 2 reconstructive surgeries over the past 28 years :nurse:

Feb, 1979, PRMC and then on to CTCRM training, Lympstone UK.
Joined 42 CmDo J Coy...nicknamed the *Jokers* for some strange reason :p, in late September posted to Bickleigh UK specialising in Maritime assault :D
Several deployments later found myself on a cruise ship (HMS Canberra) bound for a little bust up in the South Atlantic. Landed in S Carlos water, then on to Ajax....brew up an push on, the rest is history
Specialist training in 1985, redeployed to 40 CmDo on completion. Took part in Operation Banner, then a few more *interesting deployments*
Medically retired in 91

Happy days :)

Per Mare, Per Terram.
 

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Retired MSgt, USAF. May 1971/Dec 1991 (47275). Spent most of my career in tactical units, 609 TCS, 602 TAIRCW, 6926 SSM, 6914 Electronic Security Squadron, etc. Could never be in better company than our military, regardless of how/when they served.
 

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United States Coast Guard (or Uncle Sam's Confused Group)

Nearly 18 years active duty so far, and still trying to figure out what I want to do when I grow up.

Served on 5 ships, commanded 2, and was XO of 1.
 
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USN, ICCS-SW (Interior Communications Electrician)
1968-1991 I tried it for 22+ years and decided it wasn't for me.
USS Independence CVA/CV-62- six years
USS Kalamazoo AOR-6-3 years
Recruiting Boston, Ma (Worst duty ever)
USS Shenandoah AD-44- 4 years
NAS Brunswick, Me.-3 years Base Security (Best duty)
 

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Oak Knoll -- I was patient on Ward 76B -- amputee ward July 67 - Feb. 68 before being retired on disability. Back in those days, the new high rise hospital was still under construction. Stayed in the Bay Area went to college and lived in Castro Valley 1970 - 2001, when retired and moved out of state.
 

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Lieutenant Commander (Active Duty)
United States Coast Guard (or Uncle Sam's Confused Group)

Nearly 18 years active duty so far, and still trying to figure out what I want to do when I grow up.

Served on 5 ships, commanded 2, and was XO of 1.
I just retired from the finest cottage industry military service in the country. 25 years. I started as an MK, switched to BM because I wanted to drive surf boats and ended up a fast-roping Coastie Commando.
10 to 1 we have crossed paths.

Best,
buck
 

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US Army 1970-73 ,Helicopter Crew Chief RVN 1971-72. Hello to all those that were in Atrp 3/17 AC (the silver spurs) and 201st AV ( Red Barrons) i miss you all!
 

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US Army 1980-1984
TXANG 1984-1986 (my military service came to a screeching halt after breaking my back in an M60 MBT accident at Ft. Hood.)
 

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Got married 10 Jan 1969, got drafted 7 May 1969. Sent to Leonard Wood to do basic.
After I was drafted the Army decided that because of my very bad eyesight and defective hearing I would be classified "NON COMBATANT"
After basic I was sent across post to the 5th Engineer Battalion. I was put in Headquarter's Company and given a Top Secret clearance only because I was assigned to Headquarter's Co.
Made rank all the way to CPL (hard 4) Was kind of proud to be a Corporal, there were only a handful on post. I was in an E-6 slot and they didn't want the IG asking questions on inspection.
Was given a hardship discharge because of life threatening injuries to my dad (he never recovered) and sent home 27 October 1969.
Maybe one of the shortest military careers in history, but the learning experience completely changed my life for the better.
If I had it to do again I would do it in a heartbeat! Probably OCS the next time.
 

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USAF E-7 retired. May '71 to Dec '91. AFSC was transportation, but served a coupl'a times in USAFSS (6926 SSM, 6914 SSM), or what is now known as Electronic Security Command (I believe). Philippines, England, Germany, Texas twice, New Mexico, Mississippi. Thank you to all my brothers and sisters in arms...
 

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USAF 1975-1981
1550 ATTW Kirtland AFB Albuquerque NM
343 AGS Elmendorf AFB Anchorage AK
Maintenance, heavy-helicopter, HH-3E and HH-53 B & C

Our H-3s in Alaska saved lives, military and civilian. That made those years in the magnificent Last Frontier even more special.
 

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Retired, prior-Enlisted Lt Col, USAF, '74-'05, air traffic control/non-rated ops. Also a Navy spouse, '00-current, wife's a recently-retired Navy Nurse, '89-'19.
 
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