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Team Sergeant
01-23-2004, 08:56
I was also in 5th SFG(A) during the 80's.

Ambush Master
01-23-2004, 09:36
5th here. RVN though 70-71.

Guy
01-23-2004, 10:28
Signal Co Support then went thru the Q. 3/5 then became 1/3.

BMT (RIP)
01-23-2004, 13:19
'69-'70

BMT
Never Could Keep a Job!!

ODA 564
02-03-2004, 15:07
ODA 533 (DET XO / acting CDR - no CPT!) C/1/5 1979-80 as a 1LT

ODB 540 (XO); ODA 564 (DET CDR); and ODC 52 (S3) 1984-1987 as a CPT

Farmer40
02-11-2004, 23:18
5SFGA - RVN - 1968

5SFGA - Ft Bragg - 1972-4

CIHuntR1
11-26-2007, 13:51
Anyone around MACV Recondo School May '68?

SF_BHT
11-26-2007, 15:27
ODA 574 for several years in the 80's

LongWire
11-26-2007, 15:39
2/5 Sigdet, 564, 560, 514.......going back to 5112 (512) when done with SFWOTTC

Matta mile
11-26-2007, 18:15
3/5th 80's

incommin
11-26-2007, 18:53
5th, 1968-1969..... can you realy claim 5th SFG if you were with SOG??????

Jim

SP5IC
11-27-2007, 15:51
"D" Co. 5th SFG(A) 1967 My Phuoc Tay A-424/411

f50lrrp
11-27-2007, 17:37
Anyone around MACV Recondo School May '68?

I graduated RECONDO in March, 1968 and then was a 1-0 with the Recon Company of B-36.

Team Sergeant
11-27-2007, 18:11
"D" Co. 5th SFG(A) 1967 My Phuoc Tay A-424/411

I was a little busy dealing with First Grade......:D

mark46th
02-08-2008, 22:23
C Co of the 5th, 6-71 to 12-71..SGM was Arnie B.

Huff9337
02-09-2008, 06:24
C-1-5 late 80's

ODA572
02-11-2008, 13:47
Came back from DLI to 573 (MSG Pruitt as TM SGT) in 1980. Then over to 572 in 1981 with MSG John A. Anderson as TM SGT. CPT Csronko as CO. CMDR.

Kurt

Mosby Raider
02-11-2008, 19:00
Sig Co AUG 75-MAY 76
C/3/5 ODA-592 MAY 76-AUG 79 Being an 05B, then 31V, I was one of the dirty thirty and spent a lot of time in the field supporting other ODA's in the company.

Gstonz
02-12-2008, 15:19
Huff9337 said: C-1-5 late 80's

Hello Huff, I was with C-1-5 from 1984 to 1987-- on 532

Team Sergeant
02-12-2008, 17:03
Hello Huff, I was with C-1-5 from 1984 to 1987-- on 532


Gstonz,

Someone told me you once invaded Mexico looking for beer?:munchin

Team Sergeant

Pete
02-12-2008, 17:26
OK

3/5th from Nov 74 to Dec 87 mostly on 571/575 the SCUBA Team.

Then came back as the SGM for A/3/5th from Dec 92 - Dec 94.

And in that time A/3/5th moved from the north side of Gruber Road to the south side, then over to the Old Division Area and then to Ft Campbell.

Who remembers when the GB Club was up in the old hospital area next to the now Old Womack?

Gstonz
02-12-2008, 19:13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gstonz
Hello Huff, I was with C-1-5 from 1984 to 1987-- on 532


Gstonz,

Someone told me you once invaded Mexico looking for beer?

Team Sergeant
__________________



LIES!!!!!! I was looking for some tequila and was kidnapped.........:boohoo

Mosby Raider
02-12-2008, 19:24
Pete I remember when the GB club was over there. I also remember going to the Rucksack Inn for lunch to watch the dancers and have a burger and beer.

Team Sergeant
02-12-2008, 19:48
LIES!!!!!! I was looking for some tequila and was kidnapped.........:boohoo


That's not how "I" remember it......:rolleyes:

Mike
02-12-2008, 23:20
A 341 5th SFG Aug 68-March 70.
Couple TDYs to other teams to get RR time for guys.

glebo
02-13-2008, 12:32
oooh, oooh, i was, i was.

Sig Co 5th, Remember 'ol Freddie Sample??? (1SG) from nov 82 then went up on the hill to A/3/5 from 83-88. I left when we were the "Mott Lake" crew early in 88.

Was on the "Killer B's" With Bill Davis, then over to 572. SGM Cartwright (R.I.P) was the Co SGM, then the Grape, Gary Gilmore.

I went back to 5th (at Campbell) in Jun 96 after tours in SWC and 3d Gp.

Gstonz
03-02-2008, 13:16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gstonz
LIES!!!!!! I was looking for some tequila and was kidnapped.........


That's not how "I" remember it......


I think I have a pic of a certain "Team Sergeant" running around Oro Grande and White Sands:munchin LOL!!!!!

Team Sergeant
03-02-2008, 16:27
I think I have a pic of a certain "Team Sergeant" running around Oro Grande and White Sands:munchin LOL!!!!!

Really???

Send it to me.....

jd@professionalsoldiers.com

Blitzzz (RIP)
03-17-2008, 22:02
Two things, 1. I was Tm Sgt of 585 from 89 to Feb 92 when I retired. but I didn't ROAD. 2. A question to ODA 572 was the TM SGT Johnny A. Axxxxxx nick named 'half face" If it's the one I know and served with, he had Bell's Palsey on OKI and picked up the nick name. Blitz

admin edited for PERSECThanks for the edit. Blitz

ODA572
03-25-2008, 06:47
John A. did have Bell's Palsey. I always said he looked like a pirate with one bulging eye and a drooping grin. But it never slowed him down. He was TS of the HALO team of A/3/5 when I became his light weapons sgt.

He's now with Archangel out in Colorado. Opinions very on that. Out of past respect I read his book, "The Green Beret in You". A little thick on the virtues of being SF but the world would be a better place if more people behaved that way.

Still a great guy in my book.

Kurt

Rottndog98
07-01-2008, 23:09
ODA-534 from 83-84. SGM Jakevenko was the Co SGM.

DSP

Gstonz
08-21-2008, 22:22
Anyone in C- Co. 1st. Bn. 5th in the early 80's?? I was on ODA 532 - Not you Team Sergeant!!!! spreading rumors lol

Gstonz
08-21-2008, 22:28
ODA-534 from 83-84. SGM Jackaveno was the Co SGM.



Heck ya I was in C Co. w/ Jake.....:lifter

LongTabSigO
08-21-2008, 22:40
Signal Co Support then went thru the Q. 3/5 then became 1/3.

When were you in Signal Company?

I was there 1983-1984.

LongTabSigO
08-21-2008, 22:46
oooh, oooh, i was, i was.

Sig Co 5th, Remember 'ol Freddie Sample??? (1SG) from nov 82 then went up on the hill to A/3/5 from 83-88. I left when we were the "Mott Lake" crew early in 88.
...

1SG Sample...the bane of my existence. :mad: (I was the Company Clerk for Sig Co in 1983 and 1984.)

LongTabSigO
08-21-2008, 22:51
Candy Stripin' in Sig Co 83-84
Group S-2 shop 84-85
1/5 SFG S-1 Shop 85-86 (made the move to Campbell with that crew)
Went to the Q in 86 (18B) and served on 521 and 513.

Left to go to ROTC in 1989.

Got to come back to 1/5 as a 1LT for about a year in 1995.

Jack Moroney (RIP)
08-22-2008, 06:29
A-246 Mang Buk & A-244 Ben Het 1968.

Tony G
09-07-2008, 06:03
ODA 561 for OIF III then 596 when C/3/5 became the OPE Co

combatdivesup
09-07-2008, 10:01
Was on 535 from 99-05, have served my time in purgatory and am back. Living the dream on 5225, trying to think of something to call ourselves now that Triple Nickle doesn't fit....how about Nickle Sandwich?:D

Moho
09-30-2008, 14:07
B / 2 / 5 late 70's to about 82 - 83 Couldnt stand Ltc D. So I went to 7th

bubba
09-30-2008, 16:10
C-1-5 '05 to Present

JoeyB
10-12-2008, 14:04
564 1999-2001

urduman14
11-27-2008, 05:34
ODA 594, 89-91

Urdu Language School, DC, 91-92 (3+ / 3+ / 3)

ODA 572, 92-94 (Best team I ever served on - we fought like vipers; nevertheless, I would have given my life for anybody on that ODA)

A/3/5 Company Medic, 94-ETS (Hated every minute of it)

UAE, 95

SWC, 96-00

ODA 571, 00-01

SPECAT, 01-02

BN MED NCO, 3/5, 02-04 (Retired)

Currently screwing off in eastern Europe...

Jethro
01-16-2009, 21:00
Jethro

alelks
01-16-2009, 22:55
5th GP 1979-1986 (B/3/5, ODA 584)

Any Old timers know a CSM Martin (JW or Marty). He started in 5th and moved to 10th. He's my half brother (13 years older than me).

EDIT: Not Bear Martin.

AL

albeham
01-17-2009, 15:24
From 90 to 04 when I retired.

Aco 1/5
Bco 1/5
CE 1/5
SigDET 3/5
CE HQ 5th
ODA 582, etc,etc,etc...

:o

mojaveman
02-10-2009, 19:49
3/5TH SFG 9/84 to 2/87

Hope to see some of my old friends from 3/5 on this website.

Gstonz
02-10-2009, 19:54
Hey Mojaveman- I had to be around during that time- Q-course grad in 4/84 and assigned to c/1/5, made move to Canpbell and ETS in 87.

glebo
02-11-2009, 06:54
18E/18B C&E 3/5TH SFG 9/84 to 1/87

Hope to see more of my old friends from 3/5TH on this website.

Hey mojaveman, I left sig co in may 83 and went to A/3/5, I'm sure we've done business together. I was a 05BS at that time, then 18E

mojaveman
02-11-2009, 10:10
Hey glebo,

Were you the one who got shot in the head by the sniper trainee at Mott Lake around '86?

Team Sergeant
02-11-2009, 10:24
18E/18B C&E 3/5TH SFG 9/84 to 1/87

Hope to see more of my old friends from 3/5TH on this website.


A-1-5, ODA-514 ;)

mojaveman
02-11-2009, 10:30
Hey Team Daddy,

Did you know SGM Jakovenko? He was one of my favorites. A Son Tay Raider and true barbarian.

Team Sergeant
02-11-2009, 10:34
Hey Team Daddy,

Did you know SGM Jakovenko? He was one of my favorites. A true barbarian. Also a Son Tay Raider.

I seriously doubt you'll find anyone that served in 5th Gp during that time that doesn't know SGM Jake.;) Or CSM Foreman....

mojaveman
02-11-2009, 10:38
Knew him too. Met him by way of having a mustache that was a little bit too large. My ears were smoking after that encounter...

glebo
02-11-2009, 12:15
Hey glebo,

Were you the one who got shot in the head by the sniper trainee at Mott Lake around '86?

Damn, how many people know about that crap?? :eek:

Yeah, that would be me.

Team Sergeant
02-11-2009, 12:18
Damn, how many people know about that crap?? :eek:

Yeah, that would be me.

LOLOLOL, I didn't, until now.;) I was out there attending SOT back in 85. (I think)

He was either a very bad shot or you have a very hard head.

glebo
02-11-2009, 12:29
LOLOLOL, I didn't, until now.;) I was out there attending SOT back in 85. (I think)

He was either a very bad shot or you have a very hard head.

Haaaaa, was alittle of both. He decided to warm up his barrel by shooting at a tree between me and him (not at the warm-up target)....guess what?? bullets don't exactly exit straight out of the tree:rolleyes: It was at the stairwell apparatus.

John jordan was standing slightly to the right rear of me. We kept hearing that "zip/pop" sound and wondered what it was. He (the sniper stud) had by the time he got me cracked off about three/four rounds.

Shoulda known to "hit the dirt" after the first one, after hearing that in the wharehouse apparatus more than once:D

mojaveman
02-11-2009, 12:47
Hey Glebo,

Was that the white Jordan or the black Jordan? I heard that the latter died during a HALO jump at Dugway Proving Grounds, UT in '87. I liked him.

glebo
02-11-2009, 12:55
That was the vanilla version Jordan. At the time he was 572 TSGT. I hear he's running a tourguide gig out of ....crap there goes my memory again, I think California.

Yeah, poor Sherm, was a great guy. I'm reminded of him often, I work near Mike Pevlar and Bill Gregory, they were on that jump.

mojaveman
02-11-2009, 13:05
Do you remember the infamous Orogrande 'beer bash' of '83?

It was a few months before my time but it's legendary stuff.

glebo
02-11-2009, 13:17
I remember "Pev" (red head HALO SCUBA) and "Greg"

Do you remember the infamous Oro Grande "beer bash" of '83?

It was a few months before my time but it's legendary stuff.

What is this "beer bash" you speak of:rolleyes:, certainly professional soldiers as ourselves would certainly not indulge in that kind of activity:lifter

Gstonz
02-12-2009, 20:52
LMAO- Team Sergeant has been to a few beer bashes in Oro Grande- he blames it all on me and uses plausible, or should i say convenient denial.....:munchin

Hey Glebo- I was there too....do you remember a certain "Norris" over there in 3rd battalion? Would have been around in 84. I was also at SOT in 85, or was that 86-

Pete
02-12-2009, 21:03
What is this "beer bash" you speak of:rolleyes:, certainly professional soldiers as ourselves would certainly not indulge in that kind of activity:lifter

We didn't - all the A Teams were out on the 17 day survival FTX.

But you have to blaim somebody so blaim it on the A Teams.

mojaveman
02-12-2009, 21:11
Hey Pete,

I was told the story when I reported to 3rd Bn in '84. Were there really people throwing artillery simulators and firing weapons in the compound? At least that's how it was related to me.

Pete
02-12-2009, 21:27
Hey Pete,

I was told the story when I reported to 3BN in '84. Were there really people throwing ARTY SIMS and firing weapons in the compound? At least that's how it was related to me.

The A Teams were on a 17 day survival FTX.

The whole story involves the A Teams in the field, the remainder of the Bn at Orro Grande, one of the 5Th Gp forward's survival PIs, the Fish & Game folks and the Commander at Ft Bliss.

A few know most of the moving parts, most only know a piece or two. And as far as I know the individual that started everything is dead.

Matta mile
02-25-2009, 13:12
Pete,
I remember being out side the compound along the base of some mountains only to be greeted by green tracers being fired from what appeared to be the compound area. I believe the attached medivac vehicle at the compound area was flipped over, a rental car fired upon and most everyone well hammered. As I recall there was quite a bit of 'splainen to do once Group got the word.

glebo
02-25-2009, 13:26
I didn't have the gracious opportunity to be on that trip. I just renlisted and had that semester of college option...thank you!

That would have been yet "another trip" that we had our rights read to upon landing;)

But, yeah, the stories were flowing. I didn't hear anything of that magnitude though, sounds like the cartels were at Ore Grande, ohhh the memories.

Matta mile
02-25-2009, 14:04
I think the word hit group when the Ugly Duckling rental car guy called looking for his car...I believe Colonel Guest took the phone call.

Pete
02-26-2009, 06:05
...That would have been yet "another trip" that we had our rights read to upon landing;)........

Ah, yes, Black Rock. Was that not some fun. Step off the 141, get stuffed in a Duece 'n 1/2, driven to Group HQ plopped down by yourself in a room with 2 butt wipes in civilian cloths and read your rights.

Forgot about that one.

Another clear case of nobody in charge taking the time to read any after action reports of previous trips.

"What? We've have been there before?"

Some would call those the good 'ol days.

glebo
02-26-2009, 07:07
yeah, that was a total goat rope. Do you remember when all the indig troops came running out of one of their tents?? Supposedly there was a black momba under one of the bunks. I took their word for it, I wasn't gonna go check:D

I do miss the Tuskers, mega grits, beans and critters, etc, etc.

Matta mile
02-26-2009, 07:43
Warm Tusker lagers....now that was a treat! I always liked the reusable bottles with little to no label on them, glass chips inside.
The pitter patter of rodents running across your sleeping bag while they chow down on your tobacco.
Sweet memories
MM

Pete
02-26-2009, 08:27
[QUOTE=Matta mile;251906]Warm Tusker lagers....now that was a treat!.../QUOTE]

Tuskers or White Cap - liked both.

Nothing like sitting in your tent with the sides rolled up as the sun went down. Drinking a few warm ones, playing hearts and looking out to see herds of assorted African animals wandering by.

Glebo - everybody said it was a Mamba but I say it was some kind of puff adder - thick ugly looking brute. Every trip seemed to turn up at least one of them under a cot or team box. Give you a good start went you saw it.

mojaveman
02-28-2009, 14:54
Nothing like sitting in your tent with the sides rolled up as the sun went down. Drinking a few warm ones, playing hearts and looking out to see herds of assorted African animals wandering by. [quote]


Now that brang back some memories from some long ago and distant travels.

The small herd of goats that were living on the roof of a six story apartment complex in downtown Alexandria, Egypt. The cattle and sheep that were on the dropzone in Morocco when we jumped in. We weren't smelling too rosey after that one. The crocodiles in the river that the Somali soldiers were throwing our garbage to. And finally, the drunk Irish sailors that were at the bar in the Port of Aqaba, Jordan.

What I'd pay to relive some of the adventures of my youth...

mswilliams
02-28-2009, 16:30
3rd Bn CE 84 - 86
ODA-591 87-88
ODA-594 88-90

I reported into LTC Jacobelly in early October of 1984 as he was packing up his stuff in his office, I was told by MAJ McGarrah that he expected to be releived by the group commander for the "Beer Bash" in Oro Grande. And the story continues to grow!

alright4u
03-01-2009, 03:44
In June of 68, the volunteers for C&C DET from those assigned to the 5th Group were very slim. I saw one Hispanic E-5 and my sad ass volunteer. Then a sharp CPT who had extended his tour and came from the Viet Airborne Advisor program pumped my brain for info, and; I do not BS senior more experienced men. He took my place /slot for FOB2. The E-5 medic went to CCN, the CPT to FOB2 via CCN, and; I went to C-5. I was pulled aside by the Group S-1 and told I would be in on the ground floor of a new C&C DET. That LTC did me a favor as I was on the staff for 56 days, had a company for almost 6 months , was sent to the northern launch site, then was asst S-3 before being hit several times 14 days later. I met many lifetime friends at Omega and CCS. I was lucky to meet the Sigma officers and senior NCO's in mid 68, and; they helped us a lot when CCS was formed later. I was truly blessed to have so many great NCO's and sharp officers to learn from. TY

Gstonz
03-02-2009, 20:22
Mojaveman wrote:

Now that brang back some memories from some long ago and distant travels.

The small herd of goats that were living on the roof of a six story apartment complex in downtown Alexandria, Egypt. The cattle and sheep that were on the dropzone in Morocco when we jumped in. We weren't smelling too rosey after that one. The crocodiles in the river that the Somali soldiers were throwing our garbage to.

Hmmm....I recall eating the goats somewhere in Somalia & wishing I was back in Cairo:eek: Never did find a mamba thank god. I was told the Somali garter snake in compound was venomous. What wasn't?

alelks
03-02-2009, 20:31
I remember "Pev" (red head HALO SCUBA) and "Greg"

Do you remember the infamous Oro Grande "beer bash" of '83?

It was a few months before my time but it's legendary stuff.

Haha!

I was there for that one.

Let's see.

Beer
Strippers/Hookers
Automatic Weapons
Officers getting urinated on.
Etc
Etc
Etc


AL

PS That's also the same trip that Jake in the daily BN meeting looked over to the XO and asked "do you want to hit this MF or do you want me to". He was speaking about CPT Realini (S4 OIC) at the time.

That's when I decided to step outside.

I liked Jake. He always told it like it was. I met up with him again years later when he showed up at Battery Pratt in Panama just before that ordeal kicked off. I was glad to see he survived that fiasco as there were definitely some head hunters after the Oro Grande incident.

Pete
03-02-2009, 20:55
....He was speaking about CPT Realini at the time.....


Ah, yes, the Bn S-4.

Our team was packing up to go to the Carrib as the rest of 3rd Bn was going off for a winter warfare FTX.

We took out pallet up to Green Ramp and I went over to ADAG with my -2s. SCUBA Team loaded out to the Max. After a bit of chit chat with the Air Force guys we handed over the -2s and asked for help to make sure everything was straight. In less than 5 minutes we were good to go.

As we were finishing Cpt Realini rolled up with a small detail and all of the Bn's pallets. He walked in, handed the -2s to the ADAG and said something to the effect of "Sign 'um, they're good to go."

The Air Force guys slowly looked through the stack, asked the Cpt if he had proper -2s for everything and the Cpt said he did. I was headed for the door as the AF guy said "I don't see any -2s for the propane bottles". Got to be a right good pissin' contest but I guess the Cpt lost because the AF said "break 'um down we want to check the pallets & team boxes for items that require -2s ".

Not a good day to be a small pallet detail member. Us? We beat a hasty retreat after a wink and a wave to the AF guys.

2nd story on the same S-4

For some reason the good Cpt hated to order in flight meals from the Air Force. He liked to pass out MREs for long flights. Our 180A hated MREs and kept telling the S4 how to order in flight meals. Talk about a downer for the rest of the troops, another trip, another MRE, land for fuel, an AF truck drives up "Is Chief C. here? Here are the 10 meals you ordered." Next stop "Here are the 10 meals you ordered." The rest of the guys looked on as we chowed down.

One time we landed in the middle of nowhere in the middle of the night with a 141 full of Bn guys. The Chief, who carried many copies of our travel orders, simply called up the in flight kitchen, said he had orders for something like 60 guys and asked if they could come up with some food. By the time the plane was ready the food truck rolled up. The AF guys kept saying how sorry they were for the quality of the meals and that we could have gotten better if they had had more time. Heck, we were happy for what we got.

alelks
03-02-2009, 21:03
Ah, yes, the Bn S-4.

Our team was packing up to go to the Carrib as the rest of 3rd Bn was going off for a winter warfare FTX.

We took out pallet up to Green Ramp and I went over to ADAG with my -2s. SCUBA Team loaded out to the Max. After a bit of chit chat with the Air Force guys we handed over the -2s and asked for help to make sure everything was straight. In less than 5 minutes we were good to go.

As we were finishing Cpt Realini rolled up with a small detail and all of the Bn's pallets. He walked in, handed the -2s to the ADAG and said something to the effect of "Sign 'um, they're good to go."

The Air Force guys slowly looked through the stack, asked the Cpt if he had proper -2s for everything and the Cpt said he did. I was headed for the door as the AF guy said "I don't see any -2s for the propane bottles". Got to be a right good pissin' contest but I guess the Cpt lost because the AF said "break 'um down we want to check the pallets & team boxes for items that require -2s ".

Not a good day to be a small pallet detail member. Us? We beat a hasty retreat after a wink and a wave to the AF guys.

Yep,

Someday I'll have to tell you the story of the good Cpt's previous assignment. It just so happens my brother was in the same unit in Italy as him pulling a 1SG duty prior to coming back to 10th GP. That's one for the books for sure.


By chance to you remember when Smitty Daisey chained two generators together to get enough power to start the C140 so we could fly home out of (Tunisia or Morocco). I can't remember which one it was now.

mojaveman
03-02-2009, 21:57
Hi Al,

What are we having here a 3rd Bn reunion?

I remember the Battalion S-4 well.

We're beating the Orogrande incident into the ground so how about some other stories? I had a lot of fun during Winter training at Ft. Harrison, MT in February of '85. I seem to remember a lot of beer drinking, snow skiing, snowshoeing, yet more beer drinking, some cross country skiing and a little more beer drinking. I got to know SGM Strahan well on that trip. One night in a tavern way up in the mountains he told everyone at the table the story of Son Tay. It was interesting being in SF the time that I was because many of the legends were still around.

alelks
03-02-2009, 22:15
Hi Al!

What are we having here a god dam 3BN reunion?

Realini was a real gem wasn't he? I remember while we were on Flintlock in Morocco during April-May of '85 he bought some interesting gifts at the bazaar in downtown Rabat. Well, somewhere between landing at Pope and unloading at BN S-4 his belongings somehow disappeared. He was ranting and raving and blaming all of the junior enlisted guys of stealing his stuff. One team sergeant who was in the vicinity looked at me and said "he fucked up when he put his name on it." I was pretty much neutral with him. I think I still have a picture of him somewhere in my archives.

We're beating the Oro Grande incident into the ground so how about some other stories? I had a lot fun during Winter training at Ft. Harrison, MT in February of '85. I seem to remember a lot of beer drinking, snow skiing, snow shoeing, yet more beer drinking, some cross country skiing and a little more beer drinking. I got to know SGM Strahan well on that trip. One night in a tavern way up in the mountains he told everyone at the table the story of Son Tay. It was interesting being in SF the time that I was because many of the legends were still around.

I missed that particular trip. I think I may have been in O&I. By chance did you make the trip to Puerto Rico? I can't remember the year but I believe it was around 81 or 81. We had a pretty good survival phase. We were the last ones to go through so the lanes had been picked pretty clean of oranges. Heart of palm was pretty good though.

I remember one incident the last day (it was pretty much over). We ran across two teens (females) and I walked up to them asking (In Spanish) if they knew where we could buy some beer. Well come to find out they were from Boston of all places (figure the odds). Well we found a place and bought a bunch of beer and beans.

On my team every individual carried a bag of dry beans. It was pretty much SOP. Well that evening it stormed so we had a nice pot of beans going and put up our poncho hooches. For the life of me I can't remember the team leaders name right now but I remember him being drunk as a skunk, going over to get some beans off the fire. Well the next thing we know you hear this tumbling. The captain had slipped and rolled down this rather long, steep hill. He got up with a proud grin on is face saying "Didn't spill a bean.

On the mountain phase we had a 3 tiered decent. We put Paris Woodhams (Woody) in the stretcher and started down. Now Woody was longer than the darn stretcher so that was fun. The last tier we had to construct a suspension traverse to get to the bottom.

On my team at the time we had Woody, Max Recod, Dude Wicker, Buck Buchannon, Steve Mehl, Roy Rodgers, Bernie Mims, Joe Cannon, and a few others I can't remember right now.


Ahhhhhhh,

The good old days.

Not too long after that was when LT Vavra had his double malfunction. I ran across him a few years ago at the Special Operations Museum when I was working for Lockheed Martin.


AL

mojaveman
03-02-2009, 23:29
By chance to you remember when Smitty Daisey chained two generators together to get enough power to start the C140 so we could fly home out of (Tunisia or Morocco). I can't remember which one it was now.[/QUOTE]

I'm certian it was Tunisia because SFC Bob T. told me the story one time. He said that the Air Force even tried using the downwash from a helicopter to try and get one of the props to turn so that the engine would start. I guess once they got one engine started then they could start the rest. That failed but the generators worked. Strange what I remember sometimes.

alelks
03-03-2009, 20:36
By chance to you remember when Smitty Daisey chained two generators together to get enough power to start the C140 so we could fly home out of (Tunisia or Morocco). I can't remember which one it was now.

I'm certian it was Tunisia because Thornton told me the story one time. He said that the Air Force even tried using the downwash from a helicopter to try and get one of the props to turn so that the engine would start. I guess once they got one engine started then they could start the rest. That failed but the generators worked. Strange what I remember sometimes.[/QUOTE]

I know what you mean. The Morocco tip was the sickest I have ever been in my life. One of the drivers invited me and John McCrae over to his house for dinner. We ate like kings but the next day I had it coming out of both ends at the same time. They had to stick a few IV's in me to get me hydrated. I just felt like I wanted to die.

I often wonder what happened to Bob. He was a great guy and devoted to his family.

I can still see Smitty like it was yesterday jumping up saying "I'm not staying another D&^* night in this country" and going to work splicing those generators together.

Smitty is still around Bragg too. I ran into him last year in Fayetteville.

AL

voord05
03-26-2009, 08:24
18B
572 ruck '93-'95 ('94 First trip to Paki with SGM Pete, I still have the rosewood furniture from that trip!)

570 a little bit of the B Tm hell '95-'96

573 mountain '96-'01

MDH
04-20-2009, 14:43
Oro Grande !!!

Havn't thought about that in years, LTC Jacobelly saved my butt after I got into it over the radio with the BN XO.



Mike

mojaveman
04-20-2009, 19:31
Oro Grande !!!

Havn't thought about that in years, LTC Jacobelly saved my butt after I got into it over the radio with the BN XO.



Mike

Hey MDH,

How about a few more clues as to what you were doing then. There are a handful of guys here you might know. LTC Jacobelly was a good officer. He wasn't above having a beer with the guys.

MDH
04-20-2009, 20:43
Think I was working in the BN C&E shop at the time, came back and went over to ODA 581

spiceygoggles28
11-11-2009, 09:40
5th SFGA 1/68 to 1/69

I had the honor of serving in Det A-113 / Det-B16
1st Mobile Strike Force Command
I Corp RVN

Jack

Combat Diver
05-15-2010, 09:14
C/1/5 ODB 530 84-85 S-4
C/1/5 ODA 535 85-88 (Bragg and Campbell) Eng SGT
A/1/5 ODA 515 Dec 90-98, Eng SGT, Sr Eng, Intel, & TS
HHC/5th Gp S-3 98-99 Current Ops
C/1/5 ODA 533, TS
HHC/5th Gp S-2 NCOIC 03-06'

CD

Bait
05-15-2010, 12:58
1st Bn: 78-81
3d Bn: 86-91 & did the roll over to the 3d.

PRB
05-16-2010, 15:21
Got to know a lot of you guys;
81-86 3/5th ODA 595/594 ( same team when they changed the team designations so all MFF teams ended in 4) started as the team Intel ended up TmSgt.
90-91 SS TmSgt ODA553
later 1/5 S3 SGM and B1/5 SGM
2/5 CSM
experienced the Oro Grande whatever and knew Jake o belly very well.
Still love that Group.
Home.

fasteddie565
02-04-2011, 18:33
84-85 ODA 525 The Sharkmen
88 - 89 566 (FNG's from the Q Course during the move to Campbell)
89-90 565
90-91 ODC 52 (S4)
91 - 92 ODB 550 and some time with the Triple Nickel

Rudy18D
02-16-2011, 01:21
ODA 582 early and mid 80's

B36reconman
02-16-2011, 11:08
5th in SVN 1968..RT "Quickkill" B-36 3rd Mobile Strike Force..remembering my Tm Daddy..SFC GW Coone, JR... RIP George..

Shadar
03-25-2011, 09:27
Haha!

I was there for that one.

Let's see.

Beer
Strippers/Hookers
Automatic Weapons
Officers getting urinated on.
Etc
Etc
Etc

PS That's also the same trip that Jake in the daily BN meeting looked over to the XO and asked "do you want to hit this MF or do you want me to". He was speaking about CPT Realini (S4 OIC) at the time.


If I remember correctly, a certain Team Sergeant needed to piss and used the COL's pocket for a urinal. LOL

CPT Realini......Now there's somebody I haven't thought about in years.

Dusty
03-25-2011, 10:05
If I remember correctly, a certain Team Sergeant needed to piss and used COL Jacobelly's pocket for a urinal. LOL

CPT Realini......Now there's an idiot I haven't thought about in years.

Wrong forum, dude.

glebo
03-25-2011, 11:25
If I remember correctly, a certain Team Sergeant needed to piss and used COL Jacobelly's pocket for a urinal. LOL

CPT Realini......Now there's an idiot I haven't thought about in years.

Yeah, and I think his initials are F.K.....

Those where the days:D

Shadar
03-25-2011, 11:36
How many people here were in the infamous Gen. SuddenDeath ...er Suddeth's inspection where more of group was standing behind the formation than in the formation when he was done?

mojaveman
03-25-2011, 11:38
Those were some of the best years of my life.

Sometimes wish that I could do it all over again.

MG Suddath made a suprise visit to Morocco onetime but we got a warning and were prepared. :D

glebo
03-25-2011, 11:43
How many people here were in the infamous Gen. SuddenDeath ...er Suddeth's inspection where more of group was standing behind the formation than in the formation when he was done?

I was in A/3/5 at the time, luckily (I guess) I was in O&I so the SWCies didn't have to attend any of those FINE formations...

"Damnit....I'm here to clean you up"...(meaning the riff raff group guys)....Sez Sudden Death himself!!!

At least that's what I was told...I didn't have the pleasure

mojaveman
03-25-2011, 11:47
Glebo,

Do you remember the mustache inspections? God be with anyone who got approached by CSM Foreman because of their facial hair. :p

Shadar
03-25-2011, 12:00
I was in A/3/5 at the time, luckily (I guess) I was in O&I so the SWCies didn't have to attend any of those FINE formations...

"Damnit....I'm here to clean you up"...(meaning the riff raff group guys)....Sez Sudden Death himself!!!

At least that's what I was told...I didn't have the pleasure

I was there. I heard it. I remember that day because it was cold, clear and the inspection lasted like 2 1/2 hours. I remember because when he finally got to me he had a small icicle hanging down from his nose and it was hard not to laugh.

glebo
03-25-2011, 12:07
That may be ONE of the memories I'm supressing...:D

I do remember the fine rake line SOP we had when we moved from SBH to the old div area..everyday at 1630, them lines better be right!!:eek:

Oh...It just popped in me head....good 'ol SGM Dave...... damn...gimme a minute.

A co would still be on the st and he'd be yelling at us about we better have that good 'ol "hog lip" mustache and a fresh haircut.

Meanwhile, all the other Companies would be looking out their windows laughing at us....

Sims....Dave Sims....there, i remembered....

Shadar
03-25-2011, 12:22
Here's one for you....

I think it was Spring of 1984. We (2nd Bn) were on post support. We got word that the Post commander's wife (Can't remember Gen name) didn't like all of the pine cones all over Fort Bragg. So for 2 weeks we walked/drove around picking up pine cones. Two weeks later, apparently the Gen's wife decided it didn't look natural without the pine cones so we drove around for another week throwing pine cones out of jeeps and duece and halves.

It sucked at the time but I still laugh about it now when I think about it.

glebo
03-25-2011, 12:43
Yeah, I heard about that one to. Tell some of those stories to the newere guys and they look at you like ya got a ....unicorn horn growin' out of your head...

I guess it really did take "Special" guys to put up with all that nonsense...

I can "one up" that one..well, sort of.

When we were out at Mott Lake we used to do all the demonstrations for who was in town at the time....Rotary Club, Wives Club, some VIP or what not.

Dave Sims had us cutting the grass under the bleachers......get this...with scissors. The bleachers were to heavy to move to mow with a mower....so we went under them...with scissors...I shit you not..

Dozer523
03-25-2011, 12:48
Dave Sims had us cutting the grass under the bleachers....
...get this...with scissors. scissors...I shit you not.. They just don't make SGM's like that anymore.:(:eek::D:D

Richard
03-25-2011, 12:53
Dave Sims had us cutting the grass under the bleachers......get this...with scissors. The bleachers were to heavy to move to mow with a mower....so we went under them...with scissors...I shit you not...

We olde Medics don't have cool stories like that because we were out pulling DZ or Range coverage or going to the field with this team or that team because of a general Medic shortage! :rolleyes: :D

Richard :munchin

glebo
03-25-2011, 13:18
Thats' true, but ya got to do more than the good ol priority of support:lifter

Hell, Ft Bragg looked like "Better Homes and Gardens" when we got done with it.

We used to get a kick out of some private or Sr NCO from Div when they saw Sr SFC's and MSG's out there doing post support....they're like...WTF....over..

We'd tell them ya get bennies when your a Sr NCO in Gp....ya get to use the power tools....the manually operated ones are for the lower EM's..:D

Dusty
03-25-2011, 13:20
We olde Medics don't have cool stories like that because we were out pulling DZ or Range coverage or going to the field with this team or that team because of a general Medic shortage! :rolleyes: :D

Richard :munchin

Studies proclaim a goat shortage as opposed to a medic shortage during your period of service...

mojaveman
03-25-2011, 13:42
I can "one up" that one..well, sort of.

When we were out at Mott Lake we used to do all the demonstrations for who was in town at the time....Rotary Club, Wives Club, some VIP or what not.

I got a funny one. I was doing commo support onetime out at Mott Lake and was watching porno movies with some of the instructors at lunch time when LTC Tangney walked in and was mortified. There were no more pornos watched out there. A few weeks later he walked in again and we were watching the best of the Three Stooges. I can't remember exactly what he said but he didn't like that either.

The man had no sense of humor.

Richard
03-25-2011, 13:55
Studies proclaim a goat shortage as opposed to a medic shortage during your period of service...

We 7th Group guys had developed a taste for cabrito chili with our Balboa. :D

Richard :munchin

S1X
04-13-2011, 09:36
3/5 SIGDET SFC Steve L. my Detachment Sergeant, forget the SIGO's name.

ODA 593 C/3/5 MSG Rick W. Team Sergeant

When I arrived to GRP the first thing I saw was a bunch of older gentlemen on riding lawn mowers, pushing mowers, and whacking weeds. I walked up to one of them, didn't know rank cause their BDU tops were off, and asked for directions to Bn S1. He pointed the way, shook my hand saying, "Welcome to 5th Mech" and smiled. I said, "thanks sergeant". He corrected me, "It's SGM".

I miss that about Group and the Teams, you all did your share and you had fun doing whatever with your brothers.

Also, if anyone knows Tony P. "Bucket-head" from 594 back in the day. I am wondering if he is doing ok. He patiently taught me how to shoot a pistol to a higher degree as well as advanced my knowledge on commo.

LongWire
04-13-2011, 09:52
Also, if anyone knows Tony P. "Bucket-head" from 594 back in the day. I am wondering if he is doing ok. He patiently taught me how to shoot a pistol to a higher degree as well as advanced my knowledge on commo.

I hear that Bucket is doing well.........He received a Silver Star for actions during the early days of Afghan.