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wazzle wrote:Thought I would update my son's progress through OSUT. He is in week 9 at this time. He was selected as squad leader early on a few weeks ago. Until yesterday, he was the only one who held on to the squad leader position out of the original 4. We just got a phone call last night. He was sitting in the Drill Sgt's office. He was just promoted to Platoon Sgt. He had 15 guys under him as squad leader but now has 57 guys. We are traveling south on Easter weekend for our first visit and are looking forward to seeing both soldiers if possible.
That's awesome. Tell your son he's doing great things, and tell him to never stop pushing himself. The leadership experience will definitely make him a better soldier.
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GOOD TO SEE YOU BAK AROUND THESE PARTS, WAZZLE!!

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Me and my brother are in the same platoon. He's actually my medic.

Who better to have taken care of you if something goes down, cuz if he doesn't hes gotta answer to mom.
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Good on ya, Wazzle! Oustanding job to have one Ranger for a son, but two!? That's outstanding! I had two guys in my unit (twin brothers, Colliers) that served in mortar platoon together at 3rd Batt and deployed once or twice together to A-Stan. They enjoyed the hell out of it; however, they did admit that it scared the hell out of their mom.
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We had the Knesek twins in our platoon when I arrived. Fell for this trick twice.

"allright shit head, your going to race Specialist Knesek in opposite directions down the hall, down the stairs, through 1st platoon and back up the stairs, he will of course pass you on the way and be sitting on the bunk when you get there".

WHEN as a cherry you could actually make it through 1st platoon and thought you had to be in the lead because you pass the 1st Knesek who appears to be walking, get to the room throw open the door and there he sits, your in shock. :D :D :D
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Wazzle wrote-
One quick question for the Rangers. Are there any regulations concerning brothers assigned to the same Battalion? Is it forbidden? Is it recommended?
My brother got to my company just after i got medically re-assigned, but after him there was a set of three brothers (balcowski) and the fassbenders, plus charlie51's brother was in our company too. i know my brother caught alot of shit from my e-4 and e-5 friends, like stover and boyer, but he was a better Ranger because of it.
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Thats awsome Dan :!:

I remember two sets of brothers when I was in battalion.

There were the twins, the "V" brothers, and J and J Hovey.

I love it when a family sticks together.
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RangerJurena wrote:We had the Knesek twins in our platoon when I arrived. Fell for this trick twice.

"allright shit head, your going to race Specialist Knesek in opposite directions down the hall, down the stairs, through 1st platoon and back up the stairs, he will of course pass you on the way and be sitting on the bunk when you get there".

WHEN as a cherry you could actually make it through 1st platoon and thought you had to be in the lead because you pass the 1st Knesek who appears to be walking, get to the room throw open the door and there he sits, your in shock. :D :D :D
Wes I have told that story a 100 times (usuaully in a bar and half drunk) but damn that was some funny shit! I heard those guys went to SF and did well there as well.
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Good Luck to your Sons Dad. My brother was suppose to come with me, to this day I wish he would have, he would probably alive.
We had a two brothers together in our FIST platoon. A couple of "jems" remember them Spanky??
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RangerJurena wrote:We had the Knesek twins in our platoon when I arrived. Fell for this trick twice.
I feel for the same trick with the "V" twins from B Co. PLT.
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Just returned from Benning from Turning Blue and OSUT graduation. He got sent right to Airborne being told he would start Airborne this past Monday only to find out on Monday that he is in hold until Monday the 21st. I am sure he is looking forward to being a "5 jump chump." I won't make it down for the Airborne graduation but I am sure his brother will be glad to pin the wings on him.
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You have reason to be proud sir!
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5 jump chump in the house. He just graduated Airborne School this morning and is really looking forward to RIP hold. ha ha- NOT- He can't wait to get started in RIP.
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wazzle wrote:5 jump chump in the house. He just graduated Airborne School this morning and is really looking forward to RIP hold. ha ha- NOT- He can't wait to get started in RIP.
I take it that means he is "home" waiting for RIP? If so, tell him to get his 4th point of contact out and do some PT. I recommend ABs and LLlllooonnngggg RUNS. (LOL). Awesome, congrats to both of you!! 8)
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FUCKING "A" SIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!


You must be very proud!!!! I know I am just reading about the two fine young men you have raised!

Good luck to JR. in R.I.P.
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