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1st Bat Ranger from 1974

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1st Bat Ranger from 1974

PostAuthor: RangerCSM » November 23rd, 2005, 6:06 pm

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

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C 1/75 (RANGER), Ft Stewart, 1974-1977
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C 1/503d, 3d Bde, 101st AIRBORNE, 1972-1974
46th Company Airborne, 1972
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PostAuthor: Earthpig » November 23rd, 2005, 6:08 pm

Welcome to the site, CSM. Thanks for your service.
Always remember: BROS BEFORE HOES.
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PostAuthor: Hoover » November 23rd, 2005, 6:12 pm

Welcome to the site. I think you'll enjoy it here.
Thank you for your service.
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PostAuthor: AbnRgr289 » November 23rd, 2005, 6:15 pm

"It's not for us to reason why, it's just for us to Do or Die!"


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PostAuthor: Invictus » November 23rd, 2005, 6:36 pm

Welcome to the site CSM, and thank you for your service.
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PostAuthor: Silverback » November 23rd, 2005, 7:43 pm

Welcome CSM...Abell9 will be happy there is another person almost as old as him!
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PostAuthor: msg_dman » November 23rd, 2005, 7:51 pm

Welcome, glad you are here.
Ranger Class # 12-89
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PostAuthor: Anouar » November 23rd, 2005, 8:39 pm

Welcome Ranger CSM. Thank you for your service.
"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty."-John F. Kennedy
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PostAuthor: Everett Ruess » November 23rd, 2005, 8:42 pm

HHC 1/75 '92
OIF 07-09
197th STC (SO)(A)-present

Sua Sponte!

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Friedrich Nietzsche
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PostAuthor: Steadfast » November 23rd, 2005, 8:49 pm

Woooohoooo, an old man has come. I feeeeeel sooooooo young :lol:

Welcome Ranger CSM


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K Co (Rgr), 75th Inf (Abn), 4 ID
I cooked with C- 4
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PostAuthor: RTO » November 23rd, 2005, 10:16 pm

Welcome Ranger CSM!

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PostAuthor: Bugsy » November 23rd, 2005, 10:17 pm

I served with CSM Cobb the redhead assassin after he took over as Regimental CSM moving over from 3rd Bn. and relieving CSM Carpenter & "then Col. Downing. serving with Col. Smokin Joe Stringham. Welcome Ranger..........or should I say COMMAND SGT MAJOR!!!

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1985 - 1986 75th Inf Ranger Regt
1986 - 1988 3/12 SFG (ABN)

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PostAuthor: Nomad » November 23rd, 2005, 10:40 pm

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PostAuthor: Bell » November 23rd, 2005, 10:59 pm

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PostAuthor: LRP1 » November 23rd, 2005, 11:14 pm

Welcome CSM!!! Glad you are here.
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