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19D was my secondary MOS, although I never had any kind of training in it. Lol. I was Airborne, Ranger, Infantry and one day while checking my 201 file I realized the Army had given me 19D as a secondary MOS. Sounded like a cool job!

How did you end up instructing Sapper School? Not enough Engineers at Lost in the Woods? :supergrin:
 
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19D was my secondary MOS, although I never had any kind of training in it. Lol. I was Airborne, Ranger, Infantry and one day while checking my 201 file I realized the Army had given me 19D as a secondary MOS. Sounded like a cool job!
It was. We could be light armored reconnaissance or air mobile reconnaissance.
Basically, the guys ahead of the armored columns in a big fight with the Soviets in my era.
 
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Fort Lost in The Woods Misery. Delta-Delta 4/3, Best Damn Company in the BCT. All the way Drill Sargent, All the way.1974. AIT there also. Never forgot that cadence.


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Lost in the Woods in 1989, plus 2 AIT's there. They decided that I needed to be MOS qualified as a combat engineer 12B and a carpentry and masonry specialist 51B
 

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March 1966 Fort Ord CA
My dad was there at same time for his basic, did his AIT at Fort Polk. Have to ask him tomorrow, but pretty sure he showed up at Fort Ord in March and has shared some funny stories, most memorable was a rabbit that survived running across the rifle range.
 

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1969 - Fort Polk, LA


then Fort Rucker, AL for AIT.

there was a little town just outside of Fort Polk, Leesville, I think, affectionately known as “Diseaseville, AL”.
 

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How did you end up instructing Sapper School? Not enough Engineers at Lost in the Woods? :supergrin:
Haha when I got off Drill Sergeant duty at Ft Leonard Wood in 1987, they were going to put me on a grenade range teaching new trainees how to throw grenades. I went to the full bird Colonel in charge of the Sapper Leader Course and told him he needed me at the SLC. I was Ranger qualified, Jump Master, Air assault, certified winter and summer Mountaineering instructor, survival instructor, basically everything they taught I was trained in, but because I was an 11B, not a 12B, the Army, in their infinite wisdom, was putting me in charge of nothing but throwing grenades. lol The Colonel made a phone call and they next I know I'm signing into the Sapper Leader Course. That was a very fun place to work. We blew up a lot of stuff. hahaha I gained a huge respect for Combat Engineers.
 

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Fort Jackson for Basic, over to Fort Gordon for MOS, thought I was in for a change but oh no, not for Doc...more heat, humidity, pine trees, red clay and mosquitoes...
 

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1987 Ft. Leonard Wood Mo. Basic and AIT. 12B. C-Co 35th Engr Bn.


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I was a Drill Sergeant at B-5-10 in 1987 and then in September of that same year, went over to instruct the Sapper Leader Course, on Ft Leonard Wood.
 
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I was a Drill Sergeant at B-5-10 in 1987 and then in September of that same year, went over to instruct the Sapper Leader Course, on Ft Leonard Wood.
We may have crossed paths. I am from Missouri and live bout 1.5 hours south of Ft. Wood, Willow Springs Mo, in Howell County. After Ft. Wood I got stationed at Ft. Campbell Ky, the second closest Army Fort to my house. Loved it at Campbell!! We sent lots of guys to sapper school at Ft.Wood. I got out in 1991 after Desert Storm. Thank you for your service.


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We may have crossed paths. I am from Missouri and live bout 1.5 hours south of Ft. Wood, Willow Springs Mo, in Howell County. After Ft. Wood I got stationed at Ft. Campbell Ky, the second closest Army Fort to my house. Loved it at Campbell!! We sent lots of guys to sapper school at Ft.Wood. I got out in 1991 after Desert Storm. Thank you for your service.


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And thank you for your service. I loved Leonard Wood because of the hunting and fishing. I didn't get much free time as a Drill Sergeant but for the 2 years I spent as a Sapper Instructor, I spent a lot of time hunting deer, rabbits, turkeys etc, and the fishing is out of this world.
 
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