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Rakka187
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Intro as follows

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I am posting this intro from the front lines of the GWOT. I have been lurking on this forum since I signed the dotted line and made a commitment to serve. I enlisted in 04 and after I completed OSUT I was assigned to 1/187 IN Ft. Campbell Ky. I wanted to go OPT 40 or even just Airborne but I had to get a MED waiver and was told I would not get any such contract. Probably should of held my grounds (yes I am a dumb ass for not finding this place before I signed my life to uncle sam.) I served in a AT company and deployed to OIF 4. Once I made it back home I came down on orders for 5th RTB in Dahlonega. This was a awesome assignment that made me appreciate all the history behind the Rangers. I worked in the OPFOR/Merrills PLT. After several attempts a divorce a recycle and a little luck I earned my Tab with class 09-08. I stayed up at Camp until the spring of 09. I was looking into Ft. Lewis when my father had a stroke and I chose to go back to Campbell it's close to his home in Knoxville Tn. I returned back to the Rakkasans and am here in Afghanistan rotating between a company FOB and a COP. I plan on attending the RASP 2 course upon return and if I can meet the standards I would be honored to serve in the 75th Ranger Regiment. I own a 09 Dyna Super Glide and watch Nascar when I am able. Thank You everyone on this board who has served there country and the family members who support them for your sacrifice
187IN 04-07 OIF 4
HHC 5th RTB 07-09
187IN 09-PCS OEF 10
Cco 4th RTB
RC 09-08

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Welcome, and how is your father doing.
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Well darn, you're just all kind of "GTG!" Good on you Brother! My family lives in Knoxville as well. Be safe over there and good luck yo you on your endeavours, we DAMN sure appreciate your fine service! 8)
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Buzz my dad is doing better thank you
187IN 04-07 OIF 4
HHC 5th RTB 07-09
187IN 09-PCS OEF 10
Cco 4th RTB
RC 09-08

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Rakka187 wrote:Buzz my dad is doing better thank you
Good deal. Good luck with your endeavors.
2nd squad-1st plt-C 2/75 77-78
RS 4-78

The way I became a Ranger and have earned the small amount of success I have had in life has been mostly due to one quality - determination. Lefty.

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Welcome to ArmyRanger.com and thank for your service to our great country! Godspeed!
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Welcome and thank you for your service.
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See above........... 8)
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It's "Baby Rangers" like you that make me so proud. Thank you for your Warrior service to our country.
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Welcome Warrior. Looks like you'll be bringing some good experience to the Regiment.
Make sure you're in shape, your boyos will challenge you.

Thanks for staying the course while America shops.
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colt1rgr wrote:Well darn, you're just all kind of "GTG!"
What he said. Welcome to the site and thank you for your service as a warrior.
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Welcome, bro. My son is there with you in 2/502. Be safe.
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cmon aboard Rakkasan/Ranger!
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Welcome Ranger, thanks for your service, kudos for your perseverence and determination.
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Thank you for your service brother. Best of luck to you, and welcome.
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