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Started by Jeff Jarriel. Last reply by Jeff Jarriel Aug 18, 2019.

That time the NAZI's invaded Camp Gates...in 1987

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Comment by Dave Gettman on July 5, 2009 at 11:03pm
No M26 veterans? See, we're still pretty young.

Dad graduated from the M46 maint course at the Ordnance School, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, 12 April 1950, and was the battalion motor sergeant for the 72nd Tank Bn when the 2nd Inf Div left Ft Lewis for Korea three months later. I believe the majority of the tanks used by the unit in Korea were different versions of the M4 though, including the 'Easy 8'.

Of the three wars he was in, this was by far the hardest on him.
Comment by Bruce Lantz on July 5, 2009 at 7:36pm
Ya know what Wayne, I forgot that one. I've been on them a few times but never assigned as a crewman.
Comment by Wayne Dixon on July 5, 2009 at 5:55pm
Bruce, you missed one on the way thru the tanks. I was in the 81st recon at Hood we had the M-41s, They were a fine tank, that was back in 54. when I returned from Korea. Only time I was assigned to a tank.
Comment by Bruce Lantz on July 5, 2009 at 3:11pm
Harry, sorry I missed the goodies. I just sat on the back deck of my boat and had bourbon and coke instead.
As far as scaling a 6' wall, those days are long gone. But that was one of the reasons I was a Tanker. Just push 'em over and go.
By the way, I started out on the M-4, thenM-47, M-48 series and finshed with the M-60 A1. Can anybody beat that?????
Comment by Tommy E. Nester on July 4, 2009 at 2:55pm
Getting older every day but still kickin with the youngsters out ran my 30 year old partner on the pt test this week and beat him in sit ups push ups and scaling a 6 foot vertical wall. Wanted a beer or a jack and coke at the end but thats been 10 years since I had one.
Comment by Harry Warner on July 4, 2009 at 10:46am
Steve, That was code. The evening supervisor at the old folks home thinks everyone is asleep by ten but we all sneak out to the local dive.
Comment by Stephen (STEVE-O) Bowen on July 4, 2009 at 9:53am
Cookies and Milk??!! How about Bier and Broads?? I'm OLD- but Still KICKIN'!!
Comment by Harry Warner on July 3, 2009 at 9:17pm
Bruce,
Welcome to the old folks home. Cookies and milk at 9.
Harry
Comment by Bruce Lantz on July 3, 2009 at 7:36pm
I'm so old that the only beret I was authorized was when I was senior advisor the a RVN Armored Cav Troop in the Delta
I didn't use the photo lab---no time
Comment by Greg Rad Radosin on July 3, 2009 at 6:35pm
All you Old Timers, Have a Safe and Happy 4th
Toujours Pret
 

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