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For those who served at Fort Polk

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Latest Activity: Jun 9, 2019

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Memory Lane

Started by Rick Bradley Feb 26, 2010.

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Comment by Charles McDaniel on March 10, 2019 at 8:10pm

I was at Ft. Polk 85-88 when it was the 5th ID. Then I went to Nuremburg, Maint. TRP RSS 2ACR 88-Nov 91.

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

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