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Headhunter2 06-11-2018 12:10 AM

Old Paratrooper Reporting ...
 
Good evening, ladies and gentlemen!

I should have made this my first post on this board, but I saw a couple of items that interested me.

I'm an old paratrooper (as it says in the title). I joined the Army on my 18th birthday, in 1967. After Basic and AIT, I went to Fort Campbell and earned my jump wings in the 101. I also got noticed on the firing range - too many perfect scores.

After Fort Campbell, I trained at a public rifle range, under military supervision, on the 1000-2000 yard ranges. After that, I went to Vietnam, where I spent my entire time in the Ashau Valley. "Headhunter" was my nick, there.

I was badly injured in 'Nam, and my best friend and spotter was killed, by artillery fire. After recovery, I went to college, and eventually earned my PhD, and taught Philosophy & Religion for many years.

I'm retired, now, but I never forgot the lessons that I learned in the Army. I just found this board, today, and decided that it would be much safer to be a "survivalist" (or "prepper"), than to join any nebulous and highly-suspicious "militia".

I hope to get to know most of you, over the years ... hopefully, we have years! Perhaps I can learn from you, as some of my knowledge is imparted to you.

Geronimo ...

Alaskajohn 06-11-2018 12:19 AM

Hello and welcome to the forum. Lots of good people on this site.

Geronimo from a fellow paratrooper (retired)!

Headhunter2 06-11-2018 12:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alaskajohn (Post 18773866)
Hello and welcome to the forum. Lots of good people on this site.

Geronimo from a fellow paratrooper (retired)!

Thanks, John!

Goblin X 06-11-2018 12:35 AM

welcome Headhunter2 from a disabled flipper foot in the swamps of South Carolina

SgtBooker44 06-11-2018 01:17 PM

Welcome to the forum.

"Be never first, never last and never noticed. Stay safe."

The Grey Man

TENNGRIZZ 06-11-2018 06:50 PM

Welcome aboard doggy and S/FI brother!

PSYOP Soldier 06-11-2018 07:00 PM

Welcome aboard "Chicken Man."

Fellow Para here too....

Al Diehl 06-11-2018 07:16 PM

Welcome from Leesville/Ft Polk.

I tried the Army once.

Al

leadcounsel 06-11-2018 07:38 PM

From one paratrooper and Screaming Eagle to another, welcome.

Hagalaz 06-11-2018 09:57 PM

Welcome. :)

Astronomy 06-11-2018 10:12 PM

Hey Airborne... welcome to the forum.

Retired Army paratrooper as well. '77-'12.

john1969 06-12-2018 06:10 AM

Welcome! Thank you for your service 🇱🇷

SSGNasty 06-16-2018 04:26 PM

Howdy and welcome from AZ

roseman 06-16-2018 05:54 PM

Welcome...

lb0190 06-16-2018 07:58 PM

Welcome aboard....

bumpedmyhead 06-16-2018 08:06 PM

All The Way! 1/504th here. Welcome!


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Outpost75 06-16-2018 10:43 PM

Never a paratrooper, but an a member of the Irving Parachute Co. Catapillar Club, if that counts?

Thanks to whoever packed my ejection sear chute!

DisasterNP 06-17-2018 03:36 PM

Welcome from Central Florida and THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!

Headhunter2 06-18-2018 01:32 AM

Thanks to everyone for the welcome. I would have made a career out of the Army, had I not been injured (my spotter was killed in the same action ... May 8, 1969). With only half of my hearing left, I guess I wasn't Army material, anymore. Being close to a 152mm shell in its killzone will do that to a guy!

To everyone who served our country, you have my thanks!

goliath4407 06-18-2018 02:17 AM

Welcome from central pa


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