Introduction - Sean

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Introduction - Sean

Post by noots05 » October 9th, 2016, 6:57 pm

Rangers,

I'm glad I was given the opportunity to join this forum and garner knowledge about the Regiment. I am currently active duty and felt the call to go to seminary school after 10 plus years service to the Army.
Before my calling I graduated from Ranger School class 07-07 and after all my infantry officer training I served as an infantry officer at JBLM from 2007-2010. I then had staff time with the Panther Brigade in the 82nd Airborne Division from 2011-2013, and had company command with 2 Panther. I am currently out of company command am planning to transition out of the Army for attendance to seminary in the fall of 2017.
I am interested to learn about the unique mission chaplains have ministering to members of the Regiment as well as the rest of the Army.
I'm hoping to possibly talk with some former Chaplains who served in the Regiment on this site should any of them be so kind enough to reach out to me. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from all of you interested in helping me discern my calling to God. Take care
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Re: Introduction - Sean

Post by Jim » October 10th, 2016, 10:17 am

Welcome, Sean. Where will you be attending seminary?
Ranger Class 13-71
Advisor, VN 66-68 69-70
42d Vn Ranger Battalion 1969-1970
Trainer, El Salvador 86-87
Advisor, Saudi Arabian National Guard 91, 93-94
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Re: Introduction - Sean

Post by noots05 » October 10th, 2016, 1:09 pm

Sir,

Duke Divinity School in Durham, NC. Just up the road from Bragg. Since I'm part of the UMC this worked out with where I was stationed.
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Re: Introduction - Sean

Post by CharlieRanger1FFV » October 11th, 2016, 4:12 pm

Welcome to the site, Sean.


RLTW!!!
Silencium Mortium

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Re: Introduction - Sean

Post by rangerjd » October 12th, 2016, 3:04 pm

Welcome to the site. Have your read the book, "The Road To Unafraid" by Chaplain Jeff Struecker? I read it a couple of years ago. It is a great read. RLTW
Ranger Class 8-82
C Co 2/75 80-83-HCMTC 83-85
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A Co 2/75 89-90-G3 I Corps 90-91
I Corps LRSC 91-93-7th RTB RI 94-95
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Re: Introduction - Sean

Post by noots05 » October 14th, 2016, 2:52 pm

Rangerjd,

I'm afraid I haven't but will look into it. Funny you mention Strueker as I remember hearing the man speak to us at 4th RTB when I was a Ranger student. He was the battalion chaplain at that time in 2007. I really don't remember what he said due to lack of sleep but I do remember he said it with conviction!!! Thank you.
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2-505th PIR 2011-2014
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Re: Introduction - Sean

Post by Jim » October 21st, 2016, 1:46 pm

Have you already been awarded the CIB?
Ranger Class 13-71
Advisor, VN 66-68 69-70
42d Vn Ranger Battalion 1969-1970
Trainer, El Salvador 86-87
Advisor, Saudi Arabian National Guard 91, 93-94
75th RRA Life Member #867

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Re: Introduction - Sean

Post by noots05 » October 22nd, 2016, 3:34 am

Jim,

That's one award I never did get. I guess it's a testament to how lucky I was on deployment.
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1-23rd IN 2007-2010
2-505th PIR 2011-2014
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Re: Introduction - Sean

Post by Jim » October 22nd, 2016, 9:28 am

41-year-old Army chaplain completes Army Ranger School

http://www.stripes.com/news/us/41-year- ... l-1.431285

Sean,Thought you may find this interesting.
Ranger Class 13-71
Advisor, VN 66-68 69-70
42d Vn Ranger Battalion 1969-1970
Trainer, El Salvador 86-87
Advisor, Saudi Arabian National Guard 91, 93-94
75th RRA Life Member #867

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Re: Introduction - Sean

Post by rangerjd » October 26th, 2016, 2:48 pm

One of the last patrols I graded, as an RI in desert phase, was lead by an Army Chaplain. Being a Christian, I asked him quite a few questions about why he would put himself through all the torture just for a Tab that he really didn't need to progress in the Military. He said that Jesus had become a man so that he could relate to us on an equal level and understand what we were going through here on earth. In the same way he wanted to be able to relate to troops from their level and understand what is was like when things got hard. Made me respect him more for what he was doing. He did a good job that night as PL and I gave him a go. Don't know what happened to him after that.
Ranger Class 8-82
C Co 2/75 80-83-HCMTC 83-85
Drill Sgt 85-87-Sapper Instructor 87-89
A Co 2/75 89-90-G3 I Corps 90-91
I Corps LRSC 91-93-7th RTB RI 94-95
Retired 95
"I'd rather spend 10 seconds in the saddle, than a life time of watching from the stands." Chris Ledoux

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