I believe that I was one of the lucky ones to be brought in when the reactivated the 1st Ranger Battalion in 1974.
On my first day I was introduced to CSM Gentry, while "the cow killer" was serving up BBQ. My platoon sergeant was SFC Art Cobb (yes, he went on to be the Ranger Regiment CSM) and he made me his RTO and he taught me how make "mo-co"
I was a winter Ranger (class 3-76), and we thought we were lucky that in Florida they let us eat our fill on Thanksgiving... as many of you will remember, by Florida, food is all you think about (above sleep, sex, clean, dry, warm, everything!), but none of us really considered that after chow we were being to the airfield for a jump... I've never seen so many men throwing up, for so long and not stopping, even after the jump was complete!
I'm proud to be an Airborne Ranger. I always have and I always will. I'm glad I found this group and look forward to the association.
US Army Sergeants Major Academy - 1992
1SG Course - 1988
Drill Sergeant School 1980
B 1/509th BCT - 1977
Ranger class 3-76
C 1/75 1974 - 1977
1/503d, 3d Bde, 101st Airborne Div. 1972-1974
Airborne - 46th Company 1972
US Army Sergeants Major Academy, 1992
USAR: Drill Sgt & MP Bn. CSM, 1980-1996
USAEUR, Heidelberg FRG (REMF), 1977-1979
B 1/509 Abn BCT, Vicenza, 1977
C 1/75 (RANGER), Ft Stewart, 1974-1977
Ranger Class 3-76
C 1/503d, 3d Bde, 101st AIRBORNE, 1972-1974
46th Company Airborne, 1972