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THIS IS YOUR ONE AND ONLY MAIL CLERK WHO WORKED WITH SSG PONDER AND SSG DAVIS. IF YOU WHERE THERE, I WAS IN THE HOLE MAKING SURE EVERY PERSONNEL GOT THEIR GOODS, MOMS LETTERS, AND JODI GOT YOUR GIRL AND GONE LETTER. LOL

KEEPING ON THE REAL AND HUMOROUS.

NOW IN SEATTLE, WA WHERE THE WEATHER IS NICE AND THE WIFE IS FINE. JUST GIVING BACK TO THE MOST PRECIOUS THINGS IN LIFE AND LIVING LIFE FOR WHAT IT IS WORTH.



BLESSING TO ALL

P.S. MY BOSS IS NOW LTC DELOROSA....SEEN HIM AT THE KY DERBY WITH WIFE.


ALWAYS READY SIR!!!!!! HOOOOAH








MA

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Comment by John G Boyd on February 23, 2011 at 11:49am

Under K trp? Is that where the barber shop was?

Man, I ve been trying to remember - I thought it was over there by the commissary,

but I couldn'r t remember where - now I know.

I remember first sergeant franks yellin out the orderly room window across the parade field:

"BOYD - HEY BOYD - GO GIT YURSELF A HAIRCUT!"

I got one. 

Comment by Tom Stroud on February 21, 2011 at 7:04pm

What years were these ? I got like two letters the whole time !!!!!

No really...Two but my mom and pops learned to write by the time they hit there 60's.

I was in L trp in 80 till 82

Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on February 21, 2011 at 1:29pm
All the clerks did a great job.The main mail clerks had to sort mail for hundreds of guys.Then the troop mail clerk had to go and get the mail and  carry that big sack of mail to his troop and sort it out so every guy got his.If I remember the main mail room was in the basement of K-Troop.With the barber shop,cleaners,photo developing and the liquor stores.
Comment by John G Boyd on February 21, 2011 at 12:55pm

I was in I troop, but I salute alla you mail clerks who made sure our "care packages" and Jody and your girl are having twins letters. You guys were all special, some, if not most, wired sorta differently but very, very hard working. Just as cooks, the mail clerks, orderly room clerks HAD TO GET THE JOB DONE!

Or get fired!

As I was one of the few who could type in I troop, I was often volunteered to assist the clerks whenever they really needed it. 1Sg. would never allow me in the orderly room as a clerk unless it was situation critical.

Me, the one who asked him to get the other platoon, first and Sargeants Major together to write a lette to the Secretary of the Army requesting an end  to the war in Viet Nam [got a little "lecture" after that one, but am suprised, to this day, he actually heard me thru.]

Lets hear it for the Mail Room Clerks, Supply, and Orderly-Room Clerks, whose job was more difficult than it looked.

Tojours Pret!

Comment by R Stanbery "Stan". on September 4, 2009 at 9:25pm
You did a good job, Derrick. Hey, I remember Sgt Ponder. He was my TC for a while in K-troop before he went to the mailroom. He used to tell me about going to see a Jimi Hendrix concert back in the 60s. I could sit and listen to Sgt Ponder for hours...and I did. He was a great guy.
Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on September 3, 2009 at 9:24pm
So you took my care package with all of my goodies from back home.I hope everything tasted good!!

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9th Colonel of the Regiment David R. Clendenin 29 Oct 1888 – 2 Apr 1891

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