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SSG Selwyn Bodley
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I'm hearing/reading people saying "I'm old school, therefore..." So out of curiosity's sake, where is that ever-moving line?
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MAJ Robert (Bob) Petrarca
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If you ever:
wore yellow, nylon PT shorts
rode in a REAL deuce and a half
know what a gamma goat used to be
were transported in a cattle car
wore and washed in a steel pot
realized your M16 was built by the lowest bidding contactor
lived in WWII era barracks
thought the only definition of, "offensive" was "taking it to the commies"
actually put 2 shelter halves together to make and sleep in a tent
pressed your duty uniform
spit shined your boots
ate MREs...
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PO1 Richard Nyberg
PO1 Richard Nyberg
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Well I did everything but wore nylon put shorts and ate MRE's, the Gammagost came in after I got out of the Army in 1975. I'd say I was Old School
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Capt Seid Waddell
Capt Seid Waddell
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Before MREs we had C-Rats.
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SSG Scott Warthan
SSG Scott Warthan
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Flat Green Fatigues soaked in starch and pressed.
Also Khaki's along with Dress Green uniform.
C-Rats a lot heavier to carry than the MRE's were that for sure.
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SGT Kenneth Duncan
SGT Kenneth Duncan
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My first couple of years we ate the C-Rats. Towards the end a lot of it was missing, we were told that some had been non eatable so it had been taken out. Koreans loved when the MREs came out. We could trade those for 2 moon pies and a pepsi. I spoke Japanese. Anyone over 60 spoke Japanese. They told me that one MRE could feed a Korean family for a week.
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If you know what wall to wall counseling is...
Shine your boots with spit and kiwi with a brown tshirt
curse
drink at a NCO club on post
have weekly inspections of room in barracks by 1SG
all pictures on barracks wall framed
wear a banana suit for PT
starched your BDUs and Class B
sing cadence without repercussion
drive a 1/4 ton
drive a deuce and a half
smoke indoors
cattle car rides singing AC/DC songs
met the PT standard when you graduated basic training!!!!!!!!
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SFC Clifford Brewer
SFC Clifford Brewer
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Do anyone remember what the term 1 by 2 and make sure you go up wind.
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SSG Robert "Rob" Wentworth
SSG Robert "Rob" Wentworth
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All that an a bag a chips!
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MSgt It Specialist
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Hooah, SSG Wentworth! :)
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LOL and people complain about reflective belts. At least they're not head to toe reflective banana lol!
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Old school if you wore the LBE that needed to be touched up with MNU before Change of Command ceremonies. Also using Brasso to polish the brass door handles at BN or BDE.
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CSM Charles Hayden
CSM Charles Hayden
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SFC Robert Walton I was taught to use the pointed end of a pup tent pole to spin brass.
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SFC Robert Walton
SFC Robert Walton
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CSM Charles Hayden - Me to but I got tired of having to pay for new tent poles ever time we had a TA 50 inspection.
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SGT Martha Cain
SGT Martha Cain
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To remain in my ABN-D, my CO &1SG made me a PLL clerk in the MP to keep me in their Co. (when slots were cut), without words, I knew they cherished me~their "granny WAC".
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SSgt David OGrady Barksdale by chance?
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