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Sarge..Just looking at some pictures
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Ollie    Posted 05-28-2002 at 10:31:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
my dad took in Leige, France on Christmas Day 1944. Really puts you in the Christmas Spirit! Bombed out buildings, tanks, etc. He was also in the Battle of the Bulge among others.

He was in the engineers. His group was made up of guys in their mid to late twenties. They didn't take being told what to do well. What was worse was that part of their time was spent fixing up new headquarters for the staff including Eisenhower. Kept gaining and loosing his sergeant stripes.

One of the guys were being given grief by some captain or colonel for not saluting properly or something. A general (I can't remember who it was)came and told him to knock it off and leave them alone and then gave the guys a lift in his staff car. He wanted to keep them happy and working.

He met my mom in London. She was on the balloon barrage (spelling?) in the English army. Boy, I miss him.

Old Sarge    Posted 05-28-2002 at 21:30:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Now I may be old but I'm not that OLD. C'mon, I'm only 69, well till Nov anyhow.

And you are correct about young Captains and Lt's. They were and some still are a royal PITA. Put your own selection of words there. One of my old (?) Battalion Commanders , now a syndicated columnist said it best, " Now Sgt Roland you're supposed to teach these young recruits how we do it in the Army, NOT scare them to death." Course that poor young Lt. (butter bar) was scared to come near my office for months afterward.

Joe Smith    Posted 05-02-2005 at 12:26:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
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Ollie    Posted 05-29-2002 at 09:13:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Didn't think you were quite that old. I enjoy your posts.

Goes to show things don't really change.

Old Sarge    Posted 05-29-2002 at 09:37:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yeah it was funny. I enlisted in the Army Nov 10, 1949. My brother, older'n me and I both lied about my age. He was a Lt. in tyhe Nat'l Guard and both opf us swore I was 18. Yeah sure. I didn't even turn 18 till 10 days later. BNyu then I was already in Basic training. Then on to my Service, made Cpl. just before we shipped out to Korea before I was 18. At 19 I was already a Sgt.

They forced me to retire in 72 becuz I couldn't pass my physical. Too many wounds and stress, cauised High Blood pressure and hypertension, resulting later in heart attacks (4), and strokes (3). Quadruple bypass 1995 in Jewish Hospital in Louisville, seemed to cure the heart attacks, but another strake in 97 crippled me good. I now have to depend on wheels to get around.

Incidentally, the vendor delivered my new one at 8 AM. It's a Pride Celebrity XL, with big wheels,4 wheel for outside use. Thanks all you taxpayers, I really aoppreciate it.

Oh yeah, I will complete 53 years of Service (Active and Retired) on 10 Nov.. Durn some of these folks wern't even born wehen I went into the Army.

Ollie    Posted 05-29-2002 at 10:00:30       [Reply]  [No Email]

10th of November is my birthday. I was born a few years after you went in the Army. It is also Marine Corps birthday if I remember right. OOPS!!!

As a taxpayer, I would rather see my tax money go to helping someone like you than many other places it goes. Enjoy your new ride!! Hope you wear that one and many others out. I think it's a good use of tax dollars. It's a small thing that doesn't even start to repay you for what you did for our country.

A couple of guys around here have electric chairs. You see them running all over the place. They use the bike lanes on the busier streets. Lets them get to the stores and be more independent.

Doug    Posted 06-02-2002 at 14:20:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
thanks for serving sarge.Vietnam 61-62 >plus.

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