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Old 03-08-2006, 10:07   #1
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Your Best Duty Station?

Your Best Duty Station?

Please for give me if this has already been covered but I could not find it if it was.

Mine was clearly South Korea-Land of the Morning Calm.

Cigarettes ten cents per pack, drinks fifteen cents each and a very exotic land to wander around in. I turned 21 years old sitting in the NCO club sipping a beverage.

I was stationed in a compound near North Korea in 1961-1962. People were seldom killed except by old ordnance left from combat.
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Old 03-08-2006, 11:33   #2
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Re: Your Best Duty Station?

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Your Best Duty Station?

Please for give me if this has already been covered but I could not find it if it was.

Mine was clearly South Korea-Land of the Morning Calm.

Cigarettes ten cents per pack, drinks fifteen cents each and a very exotic land to wander around in. I turned 21 years old sitting in the NCO club sipping a beverage.

I was stationed in a compound near North Korea in 1961-1962. People were seldom killed except by old ordnance left from combat.
Hmmm. Well it wasn't the Land of the Morning Calm! I was in Korea 1951 - 1952 in the 27th Inf. Regiment 25th ID. (Wolfhound!) They were still shooting at us in those days!

My favorite duty station was in Osaka, Japan 1948 - '49 while serving with the 25th Division Signal Company. I Served in the Occupation of Japan from JUN '47 to OCT '49 I learned to love Japan and its people.
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Old 03-08-2006, 15:01   #3
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I was a chaser for the MArines and Navy.Bring in the men UA, or commited other crimes.I was at the Brooklyn Navy Yard brig, and they would pay us extra to drive them to Virgina, we weree armed with 45's.Never had a problem. That was my last 4 months in the Corps.
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Old 03-08-2006, 17:21   #4
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Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. It ain't exotic but I sure had a lot of fun there.
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Old 03-09-2006, 10:33   #5
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Ft. Bragg - well, it was my ONLY duty station so what else could I pick? ;f
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Old 03-09-2006, 13:01   #6
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Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. It ain't exotic but I sure had a lot of fun there.
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Old 03-09-2006, 14:08   #7
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Schofield Barracks Hawaii and Aschaffenburg Germany were by far my 2 favorite places to play Army at.....
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Old 03-10-2006, 01:47   #8
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Schofield Barracks Hawaii and Aschaffenburg Germany were by far my 2 favorite places to play Army at.....
ditto to schofield, so far away from the world, no polits ever came over for photos, or for paperwork in triplicate. most ops were squad sized , then platoon.
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Old 03-10-2006, 01:50   #9
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+1, the only good sources of women were in Charlotte but I have the fondest memories from there. Hence why my avatar is my old D.U.I
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Old 03-10-2006, 03:38   #10
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Wiesbaden Germany! Excellant location,great beer,girls waiting to meet you,great shopping,cool bars,nice weather. I was stationed at the air base.
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Old 03-13-2006, 13:48   #11
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+1, the only good sources of women were in Charlotte but I have the fondest memories from there. Hence why my avatar is my old D.U.I
I must disagree - surely you forget Chapel Hill! BTW, you were with 112th, eh? PM inbound.
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Old 03-14-2006, 16:20   #12
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Greece, north of Thessaloniki, before it got nasty in Yugoslavia.
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Old 03-14-2006, 18:38   #13
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Merrill Barracks, Nurnburg, West Germany. 10 miniutes to downtown, and all that has to offer.
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Old 03-15-2006, 07:30   #14
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I must disagree - surely you forget Chapel Hill! BTW, you were with 112th, eh? PM inbound.
NOPE! I didnt forget Chapel Hill. I said Charlotte for three reasons,

1. 85% of the joes go to Raleigh. (Only town outside of Fayetteville that the women know the Army pay scale better than DFAS)

2. 10% of the joes are "smarter" and go to Chapel Hill

3. I have family in Hickory NC, so I have an inside line on the good bars, and no need to pay for a hotel or risk a DUI. (Not trying to say I am smarter than the rest of the good hearted joes of Bragg)
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Old 03-15-2006, 09:43   #15
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Ft. Lewis WA ..... Loved it!
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Old 03-16-2006, 16:03   #16
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Mine was at Osan, Korea 1974-75. Best kept secret in the Air Force.
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Old 03-16-2006, 16:10   #17
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Best Duty station...

How about Fort Livingroom, Anytown, USA
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Old 03-16-2006, 17:30   #18
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Torrejon, Spain! 12 miles from Madrid and party, party, party all the time!
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Old 03-22-2006, 09:45   #19
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Camp Casey South Korea, 1966
I was a lucky man. I "volunteered" and ended up working on the rifle range. HHC7XTF which was Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 7th Inf. Div. Train Fire Committee.
Had it made. I was 19 and I was on R&R for 13 months.
I went to Nam after that with A troop, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 25th Inf. Div. I was a replacement FNG. NOT a GOOD EXPERIENCE!!
Funniest part is I enlisted for "Armored Europe" as I wanted to chase all those German Fraulines around (with my last name being Schneider!!) Never got there...so much for those "army guarantees"

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Old 03-24-2006, 13:13   #20
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Vilseck, Germany

Rose Barracks...I had a blast!
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Old 03-24-2006, 21:12   #21
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I enjoyed Camp Bonifas South Korea the most(great job) but would not want to go back.
I would easily return time and time again to Fort Polk,LA. I was there 2 times and loved the small post atmosphere and the boonies. Louisiana can take a leap but Polk rocked.
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Old 03-28-2006, 22:53   #22
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Little place called Diego Garcia.

My own were a hand selected bunch of cut throats.

We were surrounded with sheep.

No Civillian trash to behold to.

The Sharks in the Lagoon were honest, and pretty much only bothered the reef fish and the TCN's.

The rain was warm, and the sunburn wasn't bad.

Would go back in a heart beat.

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Old 03-29-2006, 12:47   #23
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Best Duty Station

Harvey Barracks, Kitzingen, Germany....Beautiful country,
Pretty women, fantastic scenery.......The gasthauses were
pretty interesting, too.......
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Old 03-30-2006, 17:58   #24
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Can I choose two ?

1. Hof Salle, West-(but just barely)-Germany. Within the 5k Zone (almost the same as a "forbidden Zone" to other Military.) Bike distance to Bayreuth, Oberkatzau, and ten or more small Dorfs filled with appreciative natives and their daughters (only found ONE veteran who served at the "Ost Front" (read: all the rest were shooting at Russians, not Amerikaners). Literally TONS of crystal, china, gold- and silver-ware, clocks, guns, arts and crafty souvenirs, etc. Combining the best of Bier, Beethoven and Broads. Town full of heritage. Opera Haus, many parks, Bier Gartens unfrequented by most American Indians (if you catch my drift.)Exchange-rate was 500-to-one, because the greenbacks were flowing across the minefields to the Ost Zone. Otherwise, one Mark equals one Quarter (four to one). Too much German passion to describe on this site. But "The Twist" was all the rage (clothes optional.) Could get anything you wanted for a sealed 33 1/3 record of Bob Dylan or Joan Baez, and an English recording of the Beatles (Most of their songs were only available in German, in the town, was worth food, rent and "comforts" for a month.) Erica Bar, EisCafe, Die Traube, Die Wein Stube, Mom's, Jake's, the surrounding Bavarian forests (for going on "Maneuvers"), and most nearby towns available for 3-day break "occupations." Really had to behave there to keep it nice for the next flights. Would retire there in a minute.

2. Da Nang, Viet Nam. Yeah, you read it right. 24/7 duty, before that phrase was the buzz-word it is now. Attache to Ambassador Burgess in the U.S. Consulate, just across the street from the French Consulate, (France was friendly then.....VERY friendly) and 6 blocks from Canadian Consulate (also cuddly and loved Marlboros), which was 3 streets from Black Beach, and one mile from China Beach. Safe-hand Courier between the Navy, USMC, Army, Air Force, CIA, and ARVN HQs, electronic observer, interrogator and translator for the Air Force and Marine Corps, also with CORDS Chieu Hoi relocation Ops, black-bag courier (Robert McNamara was hidden in the bag) for Air America to the north up to Hue, and the same for Air Viet Nam to the south as far as Hoi An. Several black-bag missions into A Shau, Picadilly, Ho's Trail, where I was nothing but lucky. Also taught English for USAID in the evenings when I "wasn't busy" (!), and volunteered my week-ends to go into Da Nang City and teach English to the kids whose parents had no money to pay for school. Every kid has a momma, y' know. "Inhale, inject, inseminate, interrogate, investigate, infiltrate, de-animate" all in the job description. Learned how to swim in rice paddies, stay perfectly still for 10 hours, and kill anyone, man or woman, up to four or five times. OJT. Yup, I'd go back in an instant, but that would just ruin several years of extensive therapy and very expensive, addicting drugs. Neither of which gave me warm fuzzies, and besides, "my Viet Nam" isn't there anymore. I hear. In my dreams.
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Old 03-31-2006, 11:12   #25
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West Berlin, late 60's, when it was still occupied.
Over 4DM to the $ and my duties also let me run around the East at will to see contrast between their system & ours, and where currency exchange was 10 East marks to 1 West Mark - made for some cheap Christmas shopping. I think today with fondness on several of the people I met over there, representing a variety of nationalities and political persuasions. Polished my German there and when I got back into college was chided for my "accent" and not speaking proper German.

By the time my partners & I got done we had the whole Soviet Order of Battle mapped out, confirming what we already knew. We were a tiny speed bump in the path of several mechanized divisions. What a tour; I should get back now that the wall's down...

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