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Good Morning Vietnam!!!!! #742459 07/19/18 3:33 pm
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RIP Adrian Cronauer The Nam DJ and large pain in the arse to the brass!!!

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Re: Good Morning Vietnam!!!!! [Re: bodine031] #742511 07/20/18 12:08 am
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Originally Posted by bodine031
RIP Adrian Cronauer The Nam DJ and large pain in the arse to the brass!!!



I second that. I was just a Private E-2 when the movie Good Morning Vietnam came out and I saw it in the theater in Fayetteville, NC. That was in early 1988 !


Bodine031, were you in Vietnam ?


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Re: Good Morning Vietnam!!!!! [Re: Jon W. Whitley] #742886 07/23/18 7:30 pm
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My era but no. Nixon's lottery draft my # 318, my senior class of 1971 1-100 senior class trip was to Asia!!

Re: Good Morning Vietnam!!!!! [Re: bodine031] #742894 07/23/18 8:24 pm
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Went into the Army in 1969 and exited in 1971. Artillery reconnaissance sergeant.

Re: Good Morning Vietnam!!!!! [Re: wildbill] #742958 07/24/18 1:24 pm
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Glad you made it home safe!! Have you ever made it over here in April for the Nam reunion and Wall?? The Bunker in Cocoa has a mini replica of The Wall. Wife and I have seen the Traveling Wall here a few times, very impressive.

Re: Good Morning Vietnam!!!!! [Re: bodine031] #743124 07/25/18 5:15 pm
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In 1967 I was a 19yr old with 1-A status and a draft number that all but assured that I would soon be a lottery winner.
I managed to sign up for the Navy one week before my draft notice showed up in the mail.
That decision began a long association with NAVAIR both in and out of the Service.
It turned out to be one of the best moves I ever made.

Re: Good Morning Vietnam!!!!! [Re: Phil R] #743173 07/25/18 11:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Phil R
In 1967 I was a 19yr old with 1-A status and a draft number that all but assured that I would soon be a lottery winner.
I managed to sign up for the Navy one week before my draft notice showed up in the mail.
That decision began a long association with NAVAIR both in and out of the Service.
It turned out to be one of the best moves I ever made.



I couldn't imagine how my life would have turned out if I hadn't joined the Army...or the military in general...second choice was the Marines. Still serving at age 49 !!


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Re: Good Morning Vietnam!!!!! [Re: bodine031] #743379 07/27/18 6:25 pm
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I was drafted in 1966 and served my two years...I had what some would call excellent duty but the military was not for me..


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Re: Good Morning Vietnam!!!!! [Re: Hillbilly bike] #743408 07/27/18 10:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Hillbilly bike
I was drafted in 1966 and served my two years...I had what some would call excellent duty but the military was not for me..



What was this "excellent" duty ....inquiring minds want to know !


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Re: Good Morning Vietnam!!!!! [Re: Jon W. Whitley] #743421 07/27/18 11:54 pm
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I was drafted in 1966 and served my two years...I had what some would call excellent duty but the military was not for me..



What was this "excellent" duty ....inquiring minds want to know !

I reported for induction at Newark NJ...and after training as a truck driver i would up at Ft Carson Colorado in a transportation company. I drove huge tractor trailers hauling tanks to depots in Denver and New Mexico.Hauled live cannon ammo in flatbed trucks at insane speeds on dirt roads. I worked at an Army vehicle issue yard and drove every military vehicle there was... And got to drive officers in green sedans...And drive a bus here and there...But I never cared for the fact I couln't just leave if I wanted to...


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Re: Good Morning Vietnam!!!!! [Re: bodine031] #743427 07/28/18 12:36 am
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I've spent time at Fort Carson....what a lovely post. Although, I can only speak for 2011 !


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Re: Good Morning Vietnam!!!!! [Re: bodine031] #744228 08/03/18 6:52 pm
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I just let it happen, and was drafted, parents said they wouldn't mind if I went to Canada. Went over in '68, extended for an early out. All in all, the Army set me straight, and pointed me to a lifetime career. I was Lucky. Still haven't been able to view the wall...........
Adrian Cronauer, that was a great movie. I wonder if there is a book on him, there WAS alot of deviation from policy if you were into that sort of thing.

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Re: Good Morning Vietnam!!!!! [Re: bodine031] #744236 08/03/18 7:40 pm
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Air Force from 65-69, Texas, Oklahoma then Korea (remember the Pueblo). Grew up a lot and paid for college when I got home. I've been to the Wall in Washington....it's really hard.....you just knew to many of the people engraved on the stone.....choke up just writing this. I couldn't do it again. I've seen the movie at least 5 times.


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Re: Good Morning Vietnam!!!!! [Re: KC in S.B.] #744274 08/04/18 1:49 am
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Originally Posted by KC in S.B.
I just let it happen, and was drafted, parents said they wouldn't mind if I went to Canada. Went over in '68, extended for an early out. All in all, the Army set me straight, and pointed me to a lifetime career. I was Lucky. Still haven't been able to view the wall...........
Adrian Cronauer, that was a great movie. I wonder if there is a book on him, there WAS alot of deviation from policy if you were into that sort of thing.



KC,

I am an Infantryman 11B, what was your job skill, MOS...and which unit were you in ...over there ?


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