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SPC Jeff Payne
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I speak Farsi, Spanish and of course English
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If I could have a do over, I would have learned Vietnamese. If for no other reason, I would be able to tell if they were making fun of me when I get my cut. Lol
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SPC Jeff Payne
SPC Jeff Payne
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Lol so true
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Lol... So true
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CPT Jack Durish
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I was a guinea pig for the Army in the mid 1950's. I attended a weeklong session at the Army Spy School at Fort Holabird, MD, where they were experimenting with methods of teaching foreign languages. We studied Russian, Chinese, Japanese, and Persian. I've been told that DLI, founded in 1963, grew out of these studies. My son (from whom I am estranged) recently retired from the Marines as a language expert (more than 10). He both studied and taught at DLI. I doubt if he knows of my early association with it. All together, I've studied about 11 languages in my life, using various methods. Sadly, I speak only a little of a few of them, however I believe that their study has helped me better understand my own. (BTW - That's me in my Sea Scout uniform at the Ft Holabird language lab, far left, third from front)
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