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General WWII era German military discussion that doesn't fit someplace more specific.
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Post by Jason Long » Thu Apr 24, 2003 6:41 pm

Did 4 years active duty 84-88 as an armored cavalryman in 3rd ID in Germany and 2nd AD at Ft. Hood, Texas. Then joined the Illinois National Guard as a forward observer in the 2-122 FA. Currently serving as Brigade Fire Support NCO in the same unit.


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Post by Kern » Thu Sep 25, 2003 5:36 am

Hello to All
i'm currently seving in the Irish army as an N.C.O in the army H.Q signals company. ten years in :D

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Post by croat » Thu Sep 25, 2003 6:56 am

Military Police service under the (compulsory) old federal armed service of the now defunct Jugoslavija (served in Macedonia in Strumica, Stip and Kumanovo). It sucked being a Croat in the Jugoslav military. I was cross-trained as an artilleryman as well.
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Post by Coldmeter » Mon Sep 29, 2003 2:33 pm

Thought I'd stick my oar in, I was in the irish Naval Service for a spell. I came in from the merchant navy and returned to the there after completing my time in the defence forces.


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6 months in anti-aircraft artillery

Post by 4444 » Tue Sep 30, 2003 11:39 pm

6 months of mandatory post-graduate service. In anti-aircraft artillery.

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Post by Shadow » Wed Oct 01, 2003 4:22 am

US Army - 18th MP Brigade - 1967 to 1969.
Canadian Army - Provost Corps - 1969 to 1975.
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Post by tjk » Wed Oct 01, 2003 5:20 am

US Navy 1973-1975 as an aviation structural mechanic in a patrol squadron and Army National Guard 1980 to 1983. The navy was OK it gave me a chance to grow up. The National Guard was a waste of time, nobody was interested in training and it was a good old boys club. Thank goodness there wasn't a war, our unit would have been slaughtered.

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Post by ha0 » Wed Oct 01, 2003 10:41 am

2 years with Singapore 8th Armored Brigade during active service. Now in reserve with 543rd Infantry Regiment.
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General German Militaty Discussion

Post by Rudi Welz » Thu Oct 02, 2003 11:28 am

Well,I started with 14 as aLuftwaffenhelfer (antiaircraft 8,8),then I had the pleasure to join the Reichsarbeitsdienst in March 1944 and was later a volunteer to the 6. Waffen-SS-Gebirgsdivision "NORD".,where I was at the end SS-Junker and Führerbewerber (officer to be).
In the first days of May 1945 I was captured by the US-Army near Kufstein in Tirol and after some really bad and hard times in Heilbronn, Voves and Bolbec/France(it was the hell) I had the luck to become a interpreter in the US-Firestation in Camp Phil. Morris near Le Havre.
I came home in Dezember 1964

Please excuse my bad English, i had to use it long time ago.
Best regards

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Post by Richard Hargreaves » Wed Oct 08, 2003 9:22 am

No time in the ranks, but I've spent the past 3 1/2 years as a defence journalist, covered the war in Iraq in the front line and spent two months at sea with the Royal Navy.

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Post by Pirx » Wed Oct 08, 2003 9:40 am

18 month conscript service april 1992 - october 1993
11th Panzer Division in Poland (but i was in logistic unit)

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military experience

Post by Fox 2/23 » Thu Oct 09, 2003 2:53 pm

U.S. Marine Corps, 1983-1987. I was an intelligence specialist on active duty(1st, 3rd Marine Divisions) and a machine gunner in the Reserve, Wpns Plt., Co. F, 2nd Bn, 23rd Marines, from which my moniker is derived. My father was in the USMC in WWII and was wounded on Iwo Jima. I hope that one of my sons will also serve in the Corps, but that would be up to them. Semper Fi friends!

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