Posted on Aug 15, 2014
SFC Mark Merino
61.4K
1.51K
699
26
26
0
Award
Including civilian accolades
Posted in these groups: Us-medals AwardsArmedforces Military servicePride_logo Pride
Edited >1 y ago
Avatar_feed
Responses: 179
SFC Mark Merino
52
52
0
18904_636757176351174_1314431927_n_1_
529286_636757863017772_897775259_n_1_
6797_636758136351078_243299642_n_1_
Time for my own response.......
Apparently, I made SSG when we were out in the field at Fort Campbell doing helicopter gunnery. Instead of just surprising me with a set of orders, the commander and the gang presented me this. It was made using .032 lockwire, 4 sticks, camo netting.....and an MRE box. It is priceless to me.
(52)
Comment
(0)
SSG Maurice P.
SSG Maurice P.
>1 y
Sfc merino your kiddin right -50 doing bn runs damn my hat goes off for 10th mtn
(1)
Reply
(0)
SPC Automation
SPC (Join to see)
>1 y
SFC Beau Deacon, Fort Drum was bittersweet for me. Watertown isn't the greatest city in the U.S.A., but I did enjoy the discipline and camandries while I was there. I meet my best friend there and he was the best man at my wedding. I don't think I will go back since living Hawaii has me spoiled.
(1)
Reply
(0)
SFC Mark Merino
SFC Mark Merino
>1 y
...and then some SPC (Join to see)
(1)
Reply
(0)
SFC Operations Nco
SFC (Join to see)
>1 y
I'm super jealous. You must have had a caring and thoughtful commander. A creative one at that.
(1)
Reply
(0)
Avatar_small
SSG Pete Fleming
48
48
0
The birth certificate of my little girl! Outweighs all my other accomplishments and achievements (real or imagined).
(48)
Comment
(0)
SFC Mark Merino
SFC Mark Merino
5 y
MAJ (Join to see) CONGRATS BIG DADDY!!!!!!
(2)
Reply
(0)
PO1 Master-at-Arms
PO1 (Join to see)
5 y
SFC Mark Merino, lol, I know you FEEL the need to do so, but hang on. They'll grow up and thank you for not duct taping them!
(4)
Reply
(0)
SFC Mark Merino
SFC Mark Merino
5 y
PO1 (Join to see) Totally kidding broseph. Almost 7 billion people on the planet, but I only have 3 babies. They are my little treasures. My very own little clone fire team :)
(3)
Reply
(0)
SFC Mark Merino
SFC Mark Merino
>1 y
Fellow cat lover!
(0)
Reply
(0)
Avatar_small
SFC Mark Merino
34
34
0
6265b32f9be4fdb81bd3473b26c7143d_1_
Just a little humor to keep you motivated on the subject.....
(34)
Comment
(0)
SFC Mark Merino
SFC Mark Merino
>1 y
Always been deployed 638 submitted for CSM (Join to see) !
(0)
Reply
(0)
1SG Training Coordinator
1SG (Join to see)
4 y
Fortunately, I only qualify for 2 and they're both on the second row lol.
(0)
Reply
(0)
SSgt Boyd Herrst
SSgt Boyd Herrst
1 mo
I think all the services had ribbons similar to these.
My duty section awarded appreciation letters for going above and beyond(this was before the achievement medal). and 3day pass to go with. We were allowed to break up the 3 days.. I tacked mine on some regular scheduled days off
(One at time). We still had mileage limits back then.. don’t really recall though .. maybe 300 for E-1 through E-3... 500 E-4 Sgt thru E-6 TSGT. and so on.. was a long time ago in the 70s... Maybe different commands in the AF had their own. I remember I used a set of days off with an extra tacked on and went to Villanova to visit my cousin. Took the train.. his roomy was gone he got permission for me to sack out in the room. I returned back to McGuire the next day.. got back late and had a day to regroup.
I went to the base library and looked in the atlas again to make sure and it was kinda close.. I said it was on the backside of Philly.. subject dropped..
When I was TDY at Fort Lee in ‘71, I was A1C(E-3). They told us we were Army Responsibility .. what they had then, I don’t recall.. it didn’t matter because i stayed in local area.. Some of the Army guys went up to D.C. I knew they were E-4s... didn’t know they weren’t NCOs...SPCs.. The only hard stripe
Army were the instructors and the Mess Stewards, and some others..
One day some of us were returning to barracks and we had a good group of us.. So we fell in and returned at a rout step . I didn’t pay attention to some SGT going the other way.. He seen me later at the canteen by the mini px in our area.. “youse guys some kinda smart asses ?... you’re supposed to march them !” “There were other Army there too.. Some Senior NCOs too.. “Ok Sgt, show me in your regulations that says I have to march them... when you can...
Come back and see me at my 1SGTs office !” I grabbed my empty pop cup and filled it with his beer and guzzled and left it upside
Down and got out of there and back to our barracks.. and being TDY I had a room and not the bay ..
I heard the Ol’ canteen gal saying s’thing about my I.D. Only heard a little.. too much babble..
I stayed outta there the next few days.. that beer I had was cool. Not cold..
(0)
Reply
(0)
SSgt Boyd Herrst
SSgt Boyd Herrst
1 mo
We had a few SP5s in our advanced bakers group at Fort Lee in ‘71.. Our baker group had AF and Army we were split pretty even.. 24 of us .. They asked why wasn’t I with the pipeline students.. I’m TDY, not from AF-BMT..I informed them. I took a page of orders but some SSGT from our AF group straightened him out.. I thought we’d have a brou ha-ha.. geez guys don’t get your knickers in a bunch! Them guys were cliquish..
couldn’t handle someone low as an
E-3 In The baker class .. and one that didn’t burn his product.. they were kinda butthurt.. 1LT Nick Kidwell
(0)
Reply
(0)
Avatar_small

Join over 1.6 million former and current members of the US military, just like you.

close
Seg?add=7750261&t=2