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Topic: Wondering about veterans
Message: Posted by: greerj (May 25, 2015 10:33AM)
Just wondering,

How many veterans are out there in the Magic Café community?

I'm former Army, 8th Infantry Division.
Message: Posted by: Dougini (May 25, 2015 10:35AM)
US Army Europe. 8th Infantry, Bad Kreuznach Germany.

Doug
Message: Posted by: mastermindreader (May 25, 2015 10:38AM)
US Navy 1968-1972, Naval Security Group.
Message: Posted by: rockwall (May 25, 2015 10:41AM)
US Army - 1974-1976. Officially still considered a Vietnam war era veteran despite the Vietnam war having basically ended by then.
Message: Posted by: greerj (May 25, 2015 10:44AM)
[quote]On May 25, 2015, Dougini wrote:
US Army Europe. 8th Infantry, Bad Kreuznach Germany.

Doug,
I spent some time in BK. I was stationed in Wildflecken, Germany in the 80's.
Message: Posted by: Dougini (May 25, 2015 11:07AM)
[quote]On May 25, 2015, greerj wrote:
[quote]On May 25, 2015, Dougini wrote:
US Army Europe. 8th Infantry, Bad Kreuznach Germany.
[/quote]

Doug,
I spent some time in BK. I was stationed in Wildflecken, Germany in the 80's. [/quote]

Loved it! There is no place like Germany! Ever been to Bad Muenster?

Doug
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (May 25, 2015 11:38AM)
South African Army, Signal Corps.
Message: Posted by: Kabbalah (May 25, 2015 11:57AM)
United States Army.

Last duty station, 25th Infantry Division (LIGHT), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
Message: Posted by: w_s_anderson (May 25, 2015 12:04PM)
U.S. Army going on 19 years and 9 months. Joined up at 17.
Message: Posted by: Bob1Dog (May 25, 2015 12:45PM)
US Air Force, 1967-1971
Message: Posted by: Tom Jorgenson (May 25, 2015 02:05PM)
566th APU: Pleiku and Kontum
Message: Posted by: imgic (May 25, 2015 03:11PM)
US Air Force: Active Duty 7.5 years. Army National Guard 2.5 years. Army Reserves, 3 Years. Air National Guard, 10 years. Air Force Reserves, 5 Years. Total of 28 years. Retired from service last year.
Message: Posted by: ClintonMagus (May 25, 2015 06:33PM)
My greatest appreciation goes out to all of you who served.

My dad was in the Air Force in WWII and Korea. Although he wasn't near the "front", he still had the stories about losing best friends.
Message: Posted by: w_s_anderson (May 25, 2015 09:52PM)
[quote]On May 25, 2015, ClintonMagus wrote:
My greatest appreciation goes out to all of you who served.

My dad was in the Air Force in WWII and Korea. Although he wasn't near the "front", he still had the stories about losing best friends. [/quote]

My roommate in flight school was shot down and killed a few months after arriving in Afghanistan. He was only 22 years old. :(
Message: Posted by: Theodore Lawton (May 25, 2015 10:34PM)
Sorry to hear about your roommate.

Myself- U.S. Army 1/1 Cav '95-'99. Stationed at Ft. Hood, Tx and Budingen, Germany.

MOS- 68 Juliet, now defunct and supposedly absorbed into other MOSes. We repaired and maintained all the weapons systems for the OH58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter as well as working on the Apache and training on the Cobra. The 4 main systems we dealt with were the Hellfire Missile, the Hydra 70 rocket, the air-mounted .50 Cal and the ATAS, or Air to Air Stinger. We also know how to maintain the 20 and 30 mm cannons. We were the Armament Dawgs that would load up the birds and send them downrange.
Message: Posted by: tommy (May 25, 2015 10:40PM)
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Message: Posted by: gypsyfish (May 26, 2015 03:17AM)
US army 1978 - 1987
Military Police stationed at Ft Leavenworth,KS, Defense Language Institute, Monterey, CA (learning German), 42d MP Group Bremerhaven, Germany, Ft Knox, KY, Multinational Force and Observers Sinai, Egypt, and a recruiter in Chicago for my last nine months

Except for the nine months as a recruiter, I loved every minute of it (well, mostly).
Message: Posted by: Joe McIntyre (May 26, 2015 06:21AM)
Air Force.1952, 1956
Message: Posted by: greerj (May 26, 2015 07:25AM)
[quote]On May 26, 2015, gypsyfish wrote:
US army 1978 - 1987
Military Police stationed at Ft Leavenworth,KS, Defense Language Institute, Monterey, CA (learning German), 42d MP Group Bremerhaven, Germany, Ft Knox, KY, Multinational Force and Observers Sinai, Egypt, and a recruiter in Chicago for my last nine months

Except for the nine months as a recruiter, I loved every minute of it (well, mostly). [/quote]

My brother (he stayed in 27 years, I left earlier than that) spent time as a recruiter. He later said he would rather go back to Iraq (3 tours, total) than recruit again.
Message: Posted by: slowkneenuh (May 26, 2015 08:41AM)
U.S. Army, 101st Airborne Division, 1st Airborne Battle Group - 327th Infantry, 3 years.
Message: Posted by: Devious (May 26, 2015 06:52PM)
United States Marine Corps
[i]"Cold Weather Service Operations"[/i]
~Golden Shellback and Emerald Bluenose~

Thank you all for your service folks!

[img]http://static2.businessinsider.com/image/52a8d0636bb3f72e2ea6b86d/here-are-some-winter-survival-tips-from-the-us-marine-corps.jpg[/img]
Message: Posted by: Bob1Dog (May 26, 2015 10:15PM)
[quote]On May 26, 2015, Devious wrote:
United States Marine Corps
[i]"Cold Weather Service Operations"[/i]
~Golden Shellback and Emerald Bluenose~

Thank you all for your service folks!

[/quote]
Back at ya brother. So mote it be.
Message: Posted by: Skip Way (May 27, 2015 01:47PM)
U.S. Air Force, Law Enforcement/Investigations, 1971-1992
Message: Posted by: RNK (May 28, 2015 12:08PM)
Thanks to ALL you who have put your life on the line for us. You are the TRUE Hero's!

God Bless You All!!

RNK
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (May 28, 2015 01:43PM)
USAF, Intelligence. 1982-1994 became medically disqualified

Served at Offutt AFB (Nebraska), Osan AFB (South Korea), Dyess AFB (Texas), Misawa AB (Japan), and Griffiss AFB (New York), and several TDY locations.
Message: Posted by: Indistinguishable (Dec 30, 2017 07:33AM)
Hi there all magicians who've served in the forces! I've been in magic for 40+ years and was a pilot-scholar - which meant I had airforce training in my schooldays in UK. In the end though the RAF and I parted ways before college, but I continued the flying, but branched into journalism and writing. I'm currently researching a book about the interaction between magic and warfare --- elements include Kalanag in Nazi Germany, the roles of Mulholland and Scarne in the USA, and the British ENSA entertainment battalions during WWII. I would be interested to correspond with those of you who have served - to get some of your particular viewpoints about magic in conflict zones. (In my journalism days I was in a fair few conflict zones, so I have my own perspectives too to compare). Please PM me if you'd be willing to chat a bit on this topic. Thanks/Patrick
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Dec 30, 2017 11:28AM)
Ha! I've been "around" in the Café since December, 2012, and, just "found" this thread!!!

I was in the Navy, January 1951 -- January 1955. Served at NAS, Norfolk, VA. and at the Armed Forces Staff College, in Norfolk. I grew up a lot, learned a lot, and, the K-VET bill put me through college.
Message: Posted by: Colonel Clark (Dec 30, 2017 11:59AM)
I flew helicopters in the USMC. My last assignment was as CO of a Cobra gunship squadron. Retired in 1976 as Lt. Col.

Wishing a Happy New Year to all, especially to those deployed.
Message: Posted by: funsway (Dec 30, 2017 03:51PM)
I just found this too.

Served 1967-71, Army Security Agency (means my orders came from NSA), disabled.