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Harmony Church, Ft. Benning

Discussion in 'US Army Forum' started by frank23185, Dec 19, 2007.


  1. frank23185

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    Yarrr!

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    Anyone else do basic/ait there?
    Jan to May 1983, then the Frying Pan.
     

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  2. AKJD

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    Basic and AIT May-Aug 81. E-5-2. Then off to Airborne School. When I went back to Benning some years later for a school, I drove through the area and the barracks I stayed in for BT was still standing but most of the others had been torn down. Loved waxing those wood floors every night.
     

  3. treeserv

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    MedNut

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    AIT 1976: E-5-3
    Jump school 1978: Class 11, black hat heaven

    ---been there, done that.
     
  4. Big Time

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    D-2-1, but this was back in 1980.That site now is all leveled and nothing but pine trees growing up everywhere.
     
  5. fourdeuce2

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    Went to Airborne School in 1984, then returned to Benning for two more years to work at Infantry Officer Basic Course(1989-1991). Had my Basic and AIT at good old Fort Polk, though(1976).:wavey:
     
  6. GreenBeret1631

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    Yes, after attending BAC we opened WWII barracks in Harmony Church, Ft. Benning. to start our training as Airborne Rangers. This was in March 1951, during the Korean War. We were the first Airborne Ranger Companies, 1 — 15 numbered Companies, Two letter Companies. :supergrin:

    http://www.ricarangers.org/
     
  7. Allen Raiford

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    Graduated Infantry School 5/83.
    Jump School after that, then Pathfinder School