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Comment by harold goldstein on May 22, 2020 at 4:48pm

When I returned from overseas, I joined a reserve company out of  FT. Hamilton Brooklyn NY.  About 3 yrs later I quit and went into an inactive reserve status because I had a new baby boy.

My mother remarried and all my military gear and uniforms was in her attic.  

this new guy took the liberty of confiscating all of my military uniforms and gear for his personal use.  I went a little bizerk and he returned whatever was left intact, and I am still upset when I think about it.

Comment by harold goldstein on May 22, 2020 at 4:40pm

Chief, That canteen was my best friend and I never noticed the cork, but thank yo so much.  I am giving that cork to my grandson (15 yrs old) and I will also give him your definition of what it is and what it was used for.  He will get a kick out of it.

Comment by George Crump (Chief) on May 22, 2020 at 4:23pm

Harold Just for you. Attached pictures show you what the Cork was used for.,  Before the Army switched to plastic canteens,we had the metal canteen with a plastic cap which had the Cork inside the cap to help seal.- Dragoon for life - Chief   

Comment by Harry Warner on May 22, 2020 at 12:11pm

I did a 3 year hitch, leaving Germany in 1964.  In the early part of 1964, they were not sending short-timers to Nam.  I just made the curve. 

Comment by Harry Warner on May 22, 2020 at 12:07pm

Harold, I enlisted in 1961.  They probably figured I could take over for you.  They traded a Harold for a Harry.  If I remember correctly, I served 4 more years in the inactive reserves.  

Comment by harold goldstein on May 22, 2020 at 11:50am

Chief, so what is the cork?

I hope nothing crude.

Dave the 11th Cav was north of un in Germany.  What year did they go to Viet Nam?

Why was the 11th chosen and not the 2nd?

I left March 59 and did active reserve till '62  then inactive till Feb 63.

How come they didn't call me back, that was the explosive years?

Comment by Harry Warner on May 21, 2020 at 11:56am

Ernie, we are well down south.  How is your daughter doing? 
It will be interesting to see how they conduct any sports with the limits currently in effect.  I don't think we will see full stadiums anytime soon.  

Comment by ErnieKeel on May 20, 2020 at 2:06pm

Impressive pics of stuck Tanks Chief. its amazing how deep they can sink in soft earth like quik sand. Hope everyone is well and has a reflective Memorial Day. Dave glad to see you up and about some advice about watching the grandkids, have plenty of candy stashed. Harold we used to have P-38 races back in the day , winner got his pick of rations. Harry hope you are well keeping our fingers crossed for NFL  season.  wonder what it would sound like to hear 70k fans with masks chanting GOOoooh Giannnts!

Comment by harold goldstein on May 20, 2020 at 10:19am

Chief, Thank you, I received it today and NO I do not know what that cork is.  If I do, I don't remember.

And picture this; I mus t have been in the field close to 8 months.

I used that can opener many more times than I changed my underwear.

Looking at the opener now I am saying, "how did I use this, how do I use this."  I remember using it constantly in the field.

Comment by George Crump (Chief) on May 18, 2020 at 2:11pm

 attached photos from M-60A1 tank in the mud - Chiefhief.


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