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Team Sergeant
01-23-2004, 08:54
I'm a 1st SFG(A) former member. 92-98

DDD
01-23-2004, 16:25
1st Grp, 85-00

wally
01-24-2004, 13:15
ODA 146 89-93

Doc
01-24-2004, 14:22
Originally posted by wally
ODA 146 89-93

Glad to see you finally made it in. PM out to you bro.

longrange1947
01-26-2004, 20:00
1st group from 70 - 73.

Old 1st SAFAsia time frame. When we could really have fun! :)

RAT
01-28-2004, 18:15
Originally posted by AProfSoldier
I'm a 1st SFG(A) former member. 92-98

I want to say thank you for the help from 92 to 95 with the support from your dive locker to ours (3rd Recon Bn, Det Force, 4th Mar Recon, 9th Mar Recon and 3rd Div Recon). Plus some wet jump support too.

J

colmurph
01-29-2004, 14:14
Any SOC-K members from the 86-88 time frame?

Spartan
02-01-2004, 14:14
Graduated the Q Course as an 18C and worked in the S-4 shop in 2nd Bn, 1st SFG during 88-89 time frame.

Bulged Discs. :(

NousDefionsDoc
02-01-2004, 23:25
Welcome Spartan

longrange1947
02-02-2004, 15:27
Welcome Spartan!

Hope disks are better or atleast getting better.

Spartan
02-02-2004, 15:37
Thanks for the welcome - mainly just have to deal with limitations - modify activity levels, etc... I should go back on a rehab process.

I should have reupped in SF and stayed to contribute to the mission, but I was in the selfish "I joined to be a shooter not work in an S-Shop" mode at the time.

BJS
02-10-2004, 17:32
1st Gp - 84-01 (and going back :) )

BMT (RIP)
02-10-2004, 17:47
1st SFG '66-'68

BMT
Sr. FOG

bikewrench8541
02-14-2004, 02:13
Does anyone remember doing a demo class for jarheads?
I got a great one in 85.
The fun stuff, steel cutting.
That D-9 will never be the same, transmission cover 10 meters beyond the wreck with it's body cut in half.
Also, first that I ever saw a radio transmitted demo.
In 1985 pure James Bond. Or in this case Science Fiction.
Great class, thanks.

Radar Rider
03-18-2004, 04:50
I was in the SOT-B, MID, 2nd Bn (1994 - 1996). I'm trying to get back there, because I want to retire in Tacoma. :)

P36
04-12-2004, 00:53
Just finished a visit to Torii. A lot has changed in 20 years, but it's still a great little place. There are now cabins for rent down on the beach.

magician
04-18-2004, 21:58
ODA 151, 1984-1986.

TerribleTobyt
01-16-2005, 21:51
Just finished a visit to Torii. A lot has changed in 20 years, but it's still a great little place. There are now cabins for rent down on the beach.

What beach???

Took the 1st Gp colors back to Bragg Jul 74!!

Ronin
01-17-2005, 06:10
1st SFG (A) 1988 - 1995 (ODAs-183, 131, 152, ODB-180)

BamBam
01-18-2005, 12:59
I was there 70-73.

Archer
09-02-2005, 01:17
I guess this should serve as my first post to introduce myself (it looked as good as any other). I was with 1/1 SFGA 84-89 an 91-97. I 'm certain to have crossed paths with many of you.

FROST18E
09-15-2005, 15:37
I was C/3/1 from 2000-2004. I'm glad I found a place I can hang out with my brothers again.

tracer
09-21-2005, 02:26
74D (support MOS) 112 CRD in GSC Aug 03- Nov 04

Pattaya
10-04-2005, 13:27
C/1/1 - 86-87
A/3/1, C/3/1 - 89-00

ODA 174/194/176

Edw
10-27-2005, 20:46
3rd Bn (ODB 180, ODA183, ODA 181) 1984-86, 2nd BN (ODA 142) 1990-93, Grp HQ Current Ops 1993-96. Take Care

MILDOT
11-18-2005, 22:38
Welcome Spartan!

Hope disks are better or atleast getting better.

longrange 1947,

I was looking at your picture and it appears you are in Hawthorne, Nevada. I can tell by the disruption of the sand in front of your feet (Combat Tracker) that you are working with a group of about 7 to 8 men. It appears that one is from WV and that the rest are seasoned sniper instructors. I can also tell by the angle of the camera shot that this picture was taken by a very good looking man with a big nose. Has anyone ever told you "You look like Sam Elliot"?

Take Care
MILDOT

NousDefionsDoc
11-19-2005, 09:22
longrange 1947,

I was looking at your picture and it appears you are in Hawthorne, Nevada. I can tell by the disruption of the sand in front of your feet (Combat Tracker) that you are working with a group of about 7 to 8 men. It appears that one is from WV and that the rest are seasoned sniper instructors. I can also tell by the angle of the camera shot that this picture was taken by a very good looking man with a big nose. Has anyone ever told you "You look like Sam Elliot"?

Take Care
MILDOT
Welcome aboard MILDOT (http://www.professionalsoldiers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5955&page=110)

Need to click the link above Brother.

longrange1947
11-19-2005, 09:44
longrange 1947,

I was looking at your picture and it appears you are in Hawthorne, Nevada. I can tell by the disruption of the sand in front of your feet (Combat Tracker) that you are working with a group of about 7 to 8 men. It appears that one is from WV and that the rest are seasoned sniper instructors. I can also tell by the angle of the camera shot that this picture was taken by a very good looking man with a big nose. Has anyone ever told you "You look like Sam Elliot"?

Take Care
MILDOT

Hmmmm, from my deduction of your typing techniques, you have a "Roman Nose" profile. :D

Glad to see you here.

Besure yourself at the link provided above. It lets everyone know your background and you get to say a bit about yourself. With your glib wit it should be easy. :p

Sam Elliot, Janice still thinks that is a crack up!

optactical
12-05-2005, 13:16
Hey MILDOT, what's going on brother? PM sent

1st Group, 2000-present, B 1-1, C 1-1

bluebb
12-17-2006, 00:25
88-92 ODA-122/ODA-132
95-99 ODA-162/ODB-160
99-01 ODA-131

deanwells
01-11-2007, 00:39
05-present A-1-1

Brainburn
05-03-2007, 20:12
94-00
C/E
C co 196

single parent= C/E again..yay

Mike "No Hair"

mswilliams
05-04-2007, 23:16
ODB-130 - 1991 - 1993, Asst Bn S-3 - 1993 - 1994

1st Bn S-3 - 1996 - 1997, ODB-120 - 1997 - 1998

SOKOOLJ
06-13-2007, 10:36
3rd Bn (ODB 180, ODA183, ODA 181) 1984-86, 2nd BN (ODA 142) 1990-93, Grp HQ Current Ops 1993-96. Take Care

ODA 142 from '95-99.
EDW, missed ya but a couple names that I am sure are familiar during your stint on 142 are, Top Morgan, Angelo A., Chief K., maybe Doc Jim F. , it has been a while so you may not have been team mates.

Blitzzz (RIP)
05-27-2008, 16:07
Maybe because I was also young at the time. 69 through 72. About the time longrange1947. I was in B co, first at Sukikran and then moved to Bolo point. Loved every minute of it Blitz

tom kelly
05-28-2008, 13:34
Assigned to C Company 1st SFG (Abn) Nov. 1963. Arrived on Okinawa Jan. 1964. TDY to Vietnam Det. A-333 June to Dec 1964. Left Okinawa Feb. 1965. Is the VFW Post #9723 still in Naha,Okinawa?....Regard's, tom kelly

Richard
05-28-2008, 19:50
For those who don't know it, the 46th SF Company became the 46th SF Battalion and then USASFT (US Army Special Forces-Thailand) but was officially carried on the 'books' as 3-1st SFGA until we closed in '74.

SFT36/JCRC '73-'74

Richard :munchin

jdl141
06-01-2008, 22:00
ODA-141
93-97

Rottndog98
07-01-2008, 23:06
:D

1st Group 84-88, 92-98, 2002-2008

DSP

mcrgb1999
07-02-2008, 22:55
89 to 93

sleepyhead4
07-04-2008, 00:20
ODA 141/1211: Nov 2007 to Present

mark46th
07-05-2008, 21:29
46th Company- Feb 72 to Jan 74...

docholiday161
07-07-2008, 13:18
ODA 161 and 160 for a while. end of '01-'04

optactical
07-22-2008, 23:12
Jan 2000- Jan 2003: ODA 121
May 2004- May 2008: ODA 135
Current: SWCS NCOA

Soft Target
07-23-2008, 07:36
In Memory of MSG CW Clark. You 1st Group guys will know.

John A. Larsen
08-04-2008, 00:21
On the "Rock" Mar 64 - Oct 65, Aug 68 - Jan 71, Jul 85 - Mar 88, Ft Lewis Mar 88-Feb 91.

JFW
08-04-2008, 20:42
JFW here.......left 7th in Oct 86 for 1-1 in Oki........86-90, 93-98, 00-04, now heading to 1st GP to be one of the two CW5s.....if you were there...you will know of me and by the way, how is Changiz doing? Anymore info on his status?

MFFJM2
10-09-2008, 14:22
ODB 190 - 1994-96

mcarey
10-09-2008, 20:32
Fort Lewis - 72, 73 and 3rd Bn Med 1988-1997 Oki - 22 and 35 1997 - 2000 = Some very found memories and many a Mehkong bubble.

CLIMBNRG
11-11-2008, 08:34
Bco 3rd Bn 18 C 182 /183 1994-1998

Blitzzz (RIP)
12-08-2008, 23:20
1st group from 70 - 73.

Old 1st SAFAsia time frame. When we could really have fun! :)

Just thinking back on Longrange's post. Yes we did have fun. The best time of my young life. I thoroughly, totally did.
I was on several teams '69 through'72 mostly 224. I was on a S__M team and SGM "Boxi" B___N would not allow me to go on Snake Bite 2 with the guys I wsas assisged to. He said because I was in the Nuclear Surety program. who knows, Blitz

mspike
01-14-2009, 16:47
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).

Habu-MFFI 175
01-31-2010, 12:42
I was on ODA 184 Halo from Aug 84 to Aug 85....short lived trip. Made to go back to Bragg..SWC duty.

My last formation was when CSM..D.T. shot the mans dog at Bn PT formation with a 9mm. I'm sure a few of you have heard of this one.

Buckles
02-23-2010, 22:46
1st SFG arrived 2005 and still there

wet dog
02-23-2010, 23:48
My last formation was when CSM..D.T. shot the mans dog at Bn PT formation with a 9mm. I'm sure a few of you have heard of this one.

What???

The Reaper
02-24-2010, 06:31
What???

You heard the man.

No more dogs in my battalion area, especially at PT.

Boom.

TR

greenberetTFS
02-24-2010, 12:58
Hey.I got an honorable acceptance into the 2nd BN for donating my Green Beret book by Robin Moore for their display case........ Does that count? :):):)

Big Teddy :munchin

Habu-MFFI 175
03-04-2010, 19:06
When 1st Group at Lewis first activated we didn't even have weapons for about 8 months. Several would bring there dog to work and hang out during the day. Nice labs and such.

Some way the CSM got bit while out running in the housing area. He brought his ill content back to the unit area and had that man bring in his dog. Chained it to a pole. CSM called the Bn to Attention for Pt..he then wheeled around ...pulled his 9mm and shot the dog..right in front of everybody. This whole time ranting about people bringing in there dogs in the unit area. Most that brought there dog was a Major and a Captain...

He was knocked back from a CSM to a SGM...oh boy..:confused:

That made me clear Lewis faster and get to Bragg....:D

longrange1947
03-04-2010, 20:14
He wound up at 1st SWTG(A) until Gen Barrato arrived as SWC CO and found out the CSM did not retire as stipulated.

That CSM attempted to send me to, then, Northern Yemen on a 11H E7 slotted position to teach TOW and Dragons. It was awkward as I was an 18Z MSG at the time and hardly knew how to spell TOW let alone Dragon. But I had the nerve to tell the truth to Gen Guest when asked a question. The answer rather pissed of the General and embarrassed the good SGM. :munchin :D

TomColt
03-05-2010, 11:29
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glebo
03-05-2010, 11:51
Wow TC....good post, and I agree.

ghost1326
03-10-2010, 18:43
ODA 1326, '07-Present

Randyg
07-27-2010, 05:18
In Memory of MSG CW Clark. You 1st Group guys will know.

I knew CW from way back in 3/5th SFG. What a tragic loss of a really great guy.

Randyg
07-27-2010, 05:29
Arrived in 84
2nd Bn/1st SFG ODA 145/162
went to play in SWC
back to 1st on "The Rock" ODA 124
returned home to 2nd Bn, C Co/Bn S3/B Co,
retired out of 1st in '98.

Good times, great friends, lasting brothers.

SO-1
09-15-2010, 21:20
I got to Group and asinged to ODA 186 (Nov 99-Nov-02), 184 (Dec 02- Mar 04), 126(Jul 04- Oct 05), HSC/ Pergatory for a year, 136(Oct 06- Jul 08). Currently at MFFS in YPG. Heading back to Lewis next fall. I have noticed a couple of guys on here that I've been around the same place & times.

Divemaster
09-18-2010, 01:13
SO-1, it's good to see the SO logo/patch is still in use.

SO-1
09-18-2010, 09:49
SO-1, it's good to see the SO logo/patch is still in use.

Dive master it is not the original. One of the guy’s on the team when I was there thought that the sword needed to be changed, so he swapped the broad sword out for a more traditional samurai sword to represent being in OKI.

dacsus65
10-28-2010, 20:16
3/1 at Lewis 85-86 ... was running with CSM Taylor when he got bit and in formation for that execution too.

A/1/1 ... ODA-112 87-88 on the rock.

MVP
12-03-2010, 15:21
Last I heard (circa 1990) he was trying to get a job at SWC. He was the school SGM when I got there in January 1988 from Toelz and then Barrato showed up...

MVP

Alacrity
01-22-2011, 20:43
Just shy of three years at 1SFG, currently

Viking0815
05-06-2011, 13:50
3/1 from 89-late 98.

P.E.

spottedmedic111
06-09-2011, 05:16
A/1/1 from 94-98
B/3/1 from 98-06

I think I've figured a few of you out but will hang around to be sure!

tom kelly
06-13-2011, 15:21
The 1st Gp. reunion is coming up fast, June 17,2011 to June 22,2011 The reunion is in Tampa,FL at the Doubletree Hotel, 3050 North Rocky Point Drive West, Tampa, FL. 33607-5801. Should be a great time with events being hosted by SOCOM at MacDill AFB. Hope to see some of you there...Regard's, tom kelly

keeper36
06-17-2011, 16:34
Reading these posts really makes me feel like a Senior Citizen.
1st Gp, Oki '72-'74.
Camp Chinen SAFAsia -- 539th Engr Det, and 1st Civil Affairs Bn.

Anyone remember the Red Rooster in Manila, or the Butterfly in Taipei???
Or the American Legion Club outside the gate at Clark AFB? Angeles City?
"I love you so big. No touchy me mustache."

keeper36
06-17-2011, 16:51
Can anyone verify whether the Opera Hotel is still in Bangkok?

Used to be the DZ of choice for SF R&R.
Only place I ever saw with a barber chair in the room.
I remember first time I ever heard Gordon Lightfoot's "Sundown" I was sitting by the pool having a San Miquel. Visionary that I was, I thought, "Wow, that song just might make it big."
DUH

Next day, flew to NKP. I don't remember much after that.

TCD126
10-02-2013, 11:04
ODA 146, 126, 174, 144, 166, 164/1234. From 93-2009 and retired in 2010 in Yuma. They should start up an "Old Man Group" that we retires can join so I can deploy again.

Hammer11
10-05-2013, 21:03
For all the "Old Farts" of 1 ST SF 5th Gp RVN;


26493

John051
10-27-2013, 16:23
B Company, 1st SFG August 62 to September 65. A221, A233' B210

psherlin
03-03-2014, 10:22
I was on A=231. Was a survivor of the "Raider" course and went to SCUBA School there.

mojorod
08-31-2014, 01:29
SFQC 04-84, ODA 172 84 88, DLI Thai 99, ODA 116, 112, 111 90 - 94, ODB 150, 154 94 - 96

Retired Aug 1, 96

kalanis
07-14-2015, 08:51
ODA 162 - 97-99