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Bill Harsey
05-28-2006, 09:04
"First In Asia" has it's 50 year anniversary coming up in 2007.

Anyone from 1st Group around here?

Bill

Team Sergeant
05-28-2006, 09:10
There's a couple of us on here......;)

Where's the anniversary going to be held?

Ft Lewis?

Bill Harsey
05-28-2006, 09:20
There's a couple of us on here......;)

Where's the anniversary going to be held?

Ft Lewis?
I will confirm what I've been told and post in the correct place.

longrange1947
05-28-2006, 12:09
First Group in early 70s when it was 1st SFAsia. :)

Team Sergeant
05-28-2006, 12:11
First Group in early 70s when it was 1st SFAsia. :)

I was not yet a teenager......:rolleyes:

I was there in the early 90's:D

longrange1947
05-28-2006, 12:14
I was not yet a teenager......:rolleyes:

I was there in the early 90's:D

Young Pup!! :munchin :D

Team Sergeant
05-28-2006, 12:19
Young Pup!! :munchin :D

I didn't turn 18 until I was in Jump School......:D
That was in the "late" 70's.

I retired after 20 years while still in my 30's!!!!!

I spent about six years in 1st Group (not counting a year at DLI for Thai) Three were in Oki!

BMT (RIP)
05-28-2006, 18:34
OK you young studs step aside and let an OLD FART speak!!! 1st SFG '66-'68.

BMT

Go For Broke
05-30-2006, 23:14
I was there in the early 90's:D


I was there in the early 00's :D :D :D

V/R,

Russel shepherd
06-12-2006, 18:02
OK guys make way for a FOG , I was there 58-64 and 69-72

plato
06-14-2006, 13:35
"First In Asia" has it's 50 year anniversary coming up in 2007.

Anyone from 1st Group around here?

Bill


Another one here from the early 70's, hangin out with all you youngsters :)

wally
07-11-2006, 17:01
Wow, I thought I was old. 1st Gp 89-92. The guys from the 60's really had it rough, no parachutes just tuck and roll. Had to feed your horses and maintain your slings and arrows. I am impressed.

Pete
07-11-2006, 18:23
Another one here from the early 70's, hangin out with all you youngsters :)

Youngster, you better check out Russel. I think he has you by a couple of decades.:D

Pete

The Reaper
07-11-2006, 21:39
Wow, I thought I was old. 1st Gp 89-92. The guys from the 60's really had it rough, no parachutes just tuck and roll. Had to feed your horses and maintain your slings and arrows. I am impressed.

Wally!!

Where you been?

Welcome back, hermano!

TR

plato
08-01-2006, 12:04
Youngster, you better check out Russel. I think he has you by a couple of decades.:D

Pete

Shucks, and I thought I was hittin the top 5% agewise at least :eek:

Looks like he may have almost a decade on me, but I still may have him beat if we measure "decrepit" instead of purely age. I was a dirty old man before I was 19 :)

I gotta get a .sig line.......................

Plato

bkleonards
04-03-2007, 15:49
72-74 timeframe for me. Site "Hanza" (Sig. Co.) couple miles up the the road from Torii Sta.

CoLawman
04-03-2007, 21:36
OK guys make way for a FOG , I was there 58-64 and 69-72

Welcome aboard MSG!!!

deanwells
04-09-2007, 17:43
05' to present.....Gate 2 st. misses some of you older, I mean vintage guys.

bost1751
04-09-2007, 19:28
My last 4 years were in the 1st. 1/1st 90-93 and Lewis 93-94. The last year made me retire after being busy in Okie.

adal
04-09-2007, 20:46
95-98 oda 196 and 190. great times were had....

MFFI115
04-10-2007, 14:07
Okay. Let me walk into the kill zone - Was in 46th SF CO, Thailand in '71 when we became 4th BN, 1st SFGA (classified, then) and renamed USASF - Thailand. Then Oki in 1/1 '88-'93.

But, if we count time on Oki, I was a dependent chile' there '55 - '58.

When I got to Oki in '88, I met ole SGM, aw sxxt!, what's his name at the American Legion on Oki. He arrived on island (torii beach, I think) EARLY on 1 April '45 as a US Navy Frogman (that was the invasion for those who may not know their history), joined the AF, then the Army and SF in the 1st where he retired and stayed on island. I think he's got us all beat.

longrange1947, do you know who I'm talking about? He must have still been in Group when you were there.

Oops! Gettin' old. The conversion time was April '72 to Companies and BN's and concurrently for the 46th CO assignment to 1st Grp.

longrange1947
04-11-2007, 22:16
MFFI115 - Know who you are talking about but old timers is killing me on names now days.

I remember when you guys at 46th would get mad at us intruders from Okie getting TDY for being in the same place you guys were. :D

MFFI115
05-10-2007, 15:10
Back to the original purpose of this thread, I need to confirm, but I think the reunion is in Sep 07 at Ft. Lewis????

Team Sergeant
05-10-2007, 18:23
Back to the original purpose of this thread, I need to confirm, but I think the reunion is in Sep 07 at Ft. Lewis????

That's a Roger!

1st Special Forces Group Airborne
Reunion "2007"
6-11 SEPTEMBER 2007
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

http://www.1stsfgp.org/ReunionSeTac/reunion07setac.htm

BamBam
05-18-2007, 20:01
MFFI115, Longrange1947, are you guys talking about SGM Perkins. As far as I can remember he was the oldest SGM in 1st Group when we were there Longrange.

magician
05-19-2007, 06:55
Damn.

ODA 151, 1984-1986.

I am going to shut up now.

;)

SOKOOLJ
06-13-2007, 11:22
ODA 142 '95-'99

Looks like I'll have to miss the GTG this year, sure it will be some good times. Of course my keeping up these days, is reading the chapter XVI monthly news letter. BTW, Bart has done a tremendous job with the chapter site.
Cheers,

chiefrick194
06-18-2007, 12:50
I was in Oki 84-88 and Lewis 88-95.
"COCKTAILS"

MFFI115
06-18-2007, 17:19
MFFI115, Longrange1947, are you guys talking about SGM Perkins. As far as I can remember he was the oldest SGM in 1st Group when we were there Longrange.


Billy,

No. Dick Perkins retired in FAY and the last time I saw him was about ten years ago still teaching karate-do. The SGM I'm thinking of last name started with Mc something, I think.

Carl

chiefrick194
06-18-2007, 22:31
SGM Joe McCluskey was the 1st BN SGM during Cabin Beach.

MFFI115
06-19-2007, 14:20
SGM Joe McCluskey was the 1st BN SGM during Cabin Beach.


chiefrick194,

We were talking about an ooold SGM from the old 1st I referred to in an earlier post.


Carl

Coach
02-09-2008, 17:15
I was with 1st Gp on Oki '71-'74. Bolo Point/Yomitan. Is Yomitan still an active DZ?

When I arrived SAFAsia=Special Action Force Asia. When I rotated back to the world SAFAsia= Security Assistance Force Asia.

Pete
02-09-2008, 17:47
Coach;

The site requests that you make your first post on the Intro Thread up at the top of the board.

Pete

optactical
02-09-2008, 23:49
Yomitan is no longer an active DZ, only Ie Shima and certain surveyed water DZs are used.

donny_b
02-12-2008, 00:16
Sawadee guys, I was at 1-1 from 92-95 (ODA 122) and 98-01 (ODA 116). Any of you guys remember Donny B?

chilly68
02-12-2008, 19:29
Sawadee guys, I was at 1-1 from 92-95 (ODA 122) and 98-01 (ODA 116). Any of you guys remember Donny B?

Donny, How you been?
I was with 122 when you were our OC in Australia. I moved over to 116 when J.G. took over as team daddy. You were in Yuma when I went to the MFF basic course.
I've got a little over a month left at SWCS and will be going back to 1/1...can't wait!

Blitzzz (RIP)
03-21-2008, 15:16
You don't think that SGM was Walter McBroom do ya? I was there June 69 - Nov 71, 223 and 224 . Blitz

JFW
08-05-2008, 23:07
I left 7th GP in Oct 86....Went to Oki and was on ODA-112 from 86-88, ODA-116 from 88-90, ODA-112 from 93-97, ODB-110 in 98, ODB-110 in 00, ODA-116 from 01-03, Current Ops WO (S-3) in Oki 2004......now heading back to 1st GP to be the Grp Ops WO (CW5) from 15 Sep 08 thru ?.....when I decide to finish....

JFW
08-05-2008, 23:10
Chilly and Donny.....Its me....JW....hows life? Yes I am still in and I seen chilly prior to him going back to Oki a few months ago..if thats him......

mspike
01-13-2009, 20:05
Was in 10th for 6 years as a spt guy. Went to Q in 93-94, went to Lewis 95-99 2/1 (Cold weather Bn, no fun trips to the Kingdom, plenty of trips to the land of expensive juicy girls), went to Oki 99-04 , went to SWC 04-08, and finally am a "Desert Eagle"over in 1/3 (definately no more trips to the Kingdom at Gvt expense).

mspike
01-13-2009, 20:11
JW I missed u when u came back here for Christmas, Chilly your house is still standing tall, Donny...damn Bro we need to take another trip to the Gold Coast