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Memory Lane

Started by Rick Bradley Feb 26, 2010.

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Comment by Tom E. Williams on November 24, 2012 at 11:22pm

the time i spent at Polk was infantry AIT  go 11 Bravos  D-4-2  loved the training but hated the area  was there from March to May

Comment by Bernie Collins on April 16, 2012 at 9:23am

i was there i hated that place served with csc 1/61 infantry would have rather stayed at the rock in germany.

Comment by Kevin Benson on August 1, 2011 at 4:56pm
That certainly isn't the entrance to Fort Polk I recall. 
Comment by Vearl Hughes on December 27, 2009 at 8:18am
I left the regular Army upon my discharge in Feb. 1965.
I returned home and my brother still had 2 yrs left in his reserve unit. He talked me into joining up, So I joined and spent 2 yrs in the 95 th division reserves.
Spent to 2 times at Ft Polk, La. Hot, humid and miserable. Glad to get those over with. ( Summer training camps) Had me as a cadre. Hell I was a tanker, not a Drill Instructor. Anyhow that was when the reserves was really a place to avoid the draft and Vietnam. The regular Army instructors left for 2 weeks and we were left in charge of the trainees who were leaving for Nam and other areas in 2 weeks.

Not that way now. They really have to know there stuff before going to the Middle East.
Comment by Robert Burns Wadley on October 31, 2009 at 2:13pm
On my last enlistment in 1964 I ran into my brother at Ft. Polk, LA. It was the last time I ever saw him alive as he gave up his life in Vietnam four years later. He was in B Trp 3rd Sqd 5th Cav of the 9th Infantry Division at the end.
Comment by Stephen (STEVE-O) Bowen on October 19, 2009 at 9:42pm
After leavin the CAV, I got sent to Polk where the SGM of 3/21FA cared more for area Beautification than combat training!
Comment by Johnny Allison on October 19, 2009 at 9:01pm
Found Brad Beckley from 1/40th armor...
Comment by Johnny Allison on October 19, 2009 at 8:59pm
what about having all the privates picking up pinecones....I hated it for them...lol.....swept pine needles at J&L Marina....goes on and on....
Comment by Bo Baker on March 14, 2009 at 8:23pm
I learned the duck walk there, been with me ever since
Comment by Bo Baker on March 14, 2009 at 8:21pm
I remember the Reception Station at Tigerland, after all the haircuts/shots/dogtags/pushups/ I made a friend and we decided on the ride to our boot camp AO we would be the last off the cattle wagon so as not to do anything wrong Until....... The senior drill stepped on the truck and told us that "the last off the truck should give his soul to God because his ass belonged to him" We knocked folks down getting off that cattle truck!

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8th Colonel of the Regiment Nelson B. Sweitzer 9 Jun 1886 – 29 Oct 1888



This was the third design of the 2d Cavalry DUI, worn from 1924-1931. The sharp points on the ends of the bottom scroll again called for a redesign.


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