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Willy-N... Know what is strange?
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LesWV    Posted 01-24-2004 at 20:58:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It has been over 20 years since I were a gunner on an M60A1 Tank. But I can still have that Ammonia smell that the rounds gave off when fired in my nose..

I got take a look at an M1 Abrams tank last year and those guys have it easy compared to living and working out of an M48 or 60 that we had to endure.


Willy-N    Posted 01-25-2004 at 00:47:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have been searching the Net and found the Artilery Unit I was with and there site showing all the big guns we had on Blackhawk. I found a bunch of pictures they took and even could see where I slept in one next to a 175mm about 20 ft away. I have been tring for years to find this unit because they don't seem to say much about the Combat Engineers so you have to find the units you were assigned with to get information. I stumbled upon this searching FSB Blackhawk. I can smell the gun power now looking at the photos again! Great site. Mark H.


steve19438    Posted 01-25-2004 at 04:38:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
did you get your "PIONEER" training at ft. leonard wood, mo.?


Willy-N    Posted 01-25-2004 at 09:35:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep and most of it was in what they called the Million Dollar Hole. I was a Heavy Equipment Opperator. Mark H.


steve19438    Posted 01-25-2004 at 09:46:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i was there in late summer of 69. got my pioneer training training, was shipped to germany in oct. and was pulled to work in army post office (APO) in frankfurt, 3rd. amoured div. 503rd admin co.(was supposed to be tempoary)spent the next four yrs. working in various APO's.


Sid    Posted 01-24-2004 at 22:46:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
I served in the Army but did not go overseas now, I had it easy compared to what you went through. I do not mean to belittle you but this is a different situation and I dare say they do not have it easy,they are still away from home in a very harsh climate. War is not easy on anyone.


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