Posted on Jul 24, 2018
COL Mikel Burroughs
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RP Members, Connections, and Friends I believe there are some really outrageous nicknames that have been handed out to some of you when you served in the Military. Lets' get them out there and don't be embarrased. Please share! This is one of those Posts that just keep giving over time. RP Members keep adding your nicknames.

Don't leave us hanging - share the story behind the nickname too!!

One of my many was: "Burly" and when I was a PFC/E-3 it was "Horse Collar!" Others I can't repeat from Basic Training - use your imagination!
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SSG(P) James J. Palmer IV aka "JP4"
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JP4. Since my name is James J. Palmer IV. My initials. Also, cuz my initials are JET FUEL!!!! The nickname JET FUEL was given to me by my 1SG years ago.
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SSG(P) James J. Palmer IV aka "JP4"
SSG(P) James J. Palmer IV aka "JP4"
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1SG Carl McAndrews

Muchos gracias senor!
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PO1 Donald Hammond
PO1 Donald Hammond
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Interesting enough, my dad for his PhD thesis pretty much invented the jet fuel as we know it now. Apparently jets would spontaneously explode and he found the cause and that was his PhD. Since it was a thesis he couldn't get a patent/copyright etc.
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1LT Vernon Bagley
1LT Vernon Bagley
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My call sign was given by my Platoon, Stubby. Vietnam 1968. As a freshly minted 2nd LT. and my first day in the field, my platoon Sgt. mentioned I needed a call sign. I then asked the platoon to give me a call sign, after several days of consideration, they decided to call me Stubby, for two reasons, I was the shortest man (5'6") in the Platoon, and the FOB was cut out of a hill top and there were many tree roots exposed, and always at a run when the CO called, I would catch my toe on a tree root and stub my toe, therefore, Stubby. Made sense to me :-)
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SGT Justin Singleton
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Lol, I’m rewatching Major Dad on Hulu. I’m trying to visualize Major Mom.
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SCPO Paul Ewing
SCPO Paul Ewing
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AWCS Paul t. Ewing crewmenber on P5M, P2V ans P3A always chief cook on all these aircraft. I loved every minute of my over 600 flight hours. I started as an AT, AX, then AW, left after 20 years, stations were VP-56 Norfolk, VP-16 Jacksonville, then VP-22
Barbers Point, Hawaii Always called Chief Cook P.T. and you can see why.
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SP5 Jeffery Hasbrouck
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SP5 Jeffery Hasbrouck
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Hojo. Weird seems like forever ago. Not even sure who gave it to me or when it started.

I worked in NDI and we did a lot of x-raying on F-15s. We had a cart that held all of our x-ray equipment. We made magnet signs to stick on it when we went out that had Coors Light X-Ray Team on them.

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SFC Joseph Tidwell
SFC Joseph Tidwell
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Way to go CPT Hogan! Sign me up!
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SP5 Mark Kuzinski
SP5 Mark Kuzinski
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Mine was simple - Kaz!
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SP5 Mark Kuzinski - You're lucky you weren't called Unabomber or Ted like me.
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SP5 Mark Kuzinski
SP5 Mark Kuzinski
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CPT (Join to see) - At one time I ordered a pizza in Dearborn MI and when I got there the said is this a pizza for Ted!
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